( 10 Classic Buffyverse Time Travel Stories... )
( 10 Classic Buffyverse Time Travel Stories... )
1. herself_nyc is writing Buffy fic again! She is continuing her Bittersweets opus in the scary story Mr. Grieves and the Vengeance Girl. Give it a look and let her know what you think! (Hint to reader: catch up with previously posted part of this story here (LJ) or here (AO3), and when Spike reveals his identity to servant girl Kate switch to the new post here.
2. The Headline Awards have been announced! There are several old favorites among the winners in the Giles categories, but also, even better, some I haven't read before! I know what I'll be doing this weekend!
3. The Buffy Rewatch at fantas_magoria is loads of fun! Check it out!
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It's very cool and warm and fuzzy, but the main thing is to keep on ficcing, amirite? There is no better proof of this than an excellent new story, posted just today by one of the winners, beer_good_foamy . Go, read The Queen, The Soldier as soon as you possibly can. No need to thank me.
Also, sb_fag_ends is inspiring an outpouring of seasonal Poe-themed Spuffy, and if you are inclined to enjoy such things you won't be disappointed. Because there are so many stories going up, comments are few, so if you find something you like, let the author know! I've put up a few things, and have a few more in the pipeline, although this week is really far too busy in real life for me to do as much as I'd like. All are on the lighter side, but that is apparently how I'm rolling nowadays. Here they are:
The Other Half (prompt: The Masque of the Red Death)
Sing It Out (prompt: Spiritual Song)
Spare Me (prompt: The Spectacles)
Have a great Halloween Week, my darlings! I'll be thinking of you!
Title: Construct of Paradise
Word count: 1130
Characters: Adelle, Roger, OFC
Summary: Adelle didn’t regret the good old days. Even well-educated, well-ordered women like herself should have their period of experimentation.
Click here to go to the story on AO3
I requested some Harmony fic, and lo! A most excellent AtS S5 Harmony fic appeared!
L.A. Confidential by selena
Harmony decides on a new career. After all, if Angel can be a detective, anyone can.
It's a hoot, with great Harmony voice and even a little bit of plot. Check it out!
It looks like I'm still firmly in the Jossverse, folks. Wish me fic!
Here are links to my "Top 5" lists, because I have this weird thing about lists:
5 Excellent Short Gen Fics
5 Funny Odd Couple Fics (Slash Edition)
5 Terrific Vampire Tales (Some Historical)
5 Short Spuffy Charmers
5 Spuffy Shorts With Varying Degrees of Sad
5 Mostly Unromantic Short Fics
5 WIPs I'd Like to See More of in 2013
You can also find lots of interesting recs on two communities that I moderate:
fantas_magoria and spuffy_recs.
Don't say I never gave you anything! \o/
A lovely writer, Teaotter, wrote me the most gorgeous and thought-provoking S5 Joyce fic, which I can't pimp enough:
losing farther, losing faster
Go! Read! Comment if you love it! Bring a hankie! Then check out the other goodies. Yum!
I contributed something, which I suspect is of limited appeal due to super small fandom, although it is a crossover with BtVS, so who knows? You can read it at AO3, but for consistency's sake, I'm also including it in my journals. I've written another crossover with these fandoms, Two Faces Have I, which I think might be more successful, since it uses the POV of the Buffyverse character we know, while this one uses the POV of the character that is outside the 'verse.
Title: From the Mouth of Hell to Hoppers 13
Word count: 2400
Fandom/Characters: Love & Rockets "Locas" crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Maggie, Hopey, Penny, Izzy, Giles, Xander, Faith
A/N: All credit to Jaime Hernandez for his characters. ♥ Oh, and Joss, too.
Summary: Maggie and her friends are going to spend the afternoon by the pool, unless the "earthquake" from up north puts the kibosh on things.
Basically I got as far as Oxnard and the engine fell out of my car. And that was literally, so I ended up washing dishes at the fabulous "Ladies Night" club for about a month and a half while I tried to pay for the repairs. Nobody really bothered me or spoke to me there until one night one of the male strippers called in sick and no power on this Earth will make me tell you the rest of that story.
—Xander, talking about his post-graduation summer in The Freshman, BtVS Season 4( Maggie Chascarrillo was fixing the pump for the motel swimming pool when the quake hit )
[Fill] Another to Forget
Follow the link. It'll be fun.
It's nearly time to sign up for noel_of_spike, but you can weigh in with your preferences now. I also just discovered another seasonal gem, btvs_santa, which is a Secret Santa fan work exchange community. Go! Make a wish!
But the fun doesn't stop at year's end! winter_of_faith is accepting sign-ups right now for dates through January, and a Wishverse ficathon is being planned for late winter/early spring over at wishverse_fic.
After a fallow summer, it looks like I might actually finish off this year and start the next awash in fic! What could be more jolly?
I did a fic for the sb_fag_ends "Something Wicked" challenge. I'm hoping to get another one in tonight, but it's a holiday, so who knows?
Title: Flesh and Bone
Word Count: 725
Prompt: Skeleton Army
A/N: A slightly more mundane take on the threat of Mortiflex. Season 6.
Mortiflex was taking over Sunnydale...
I did a very silly (but not classy) Spike/Sally fumetti for littlespikes, 'cos we absolutely need more BtVS/Nightmare Before Christmas crossover material, even if it's no good. Right?
It's Classic Recs weekend over at buffyversetop5 and I managed to get in a couple of rec lists: Body Swap Fics & Funny/Sweet Entries from Seasonal Spuffy
I also am thrilled to report that some kind person nominated a few of my stories for Round 25 of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards! Specifically, the Mr. Gordo/Miss Edith story No Regrets has been nominated in the Comedy and Unconventional Pairings categories, and Tales of the Cold 'n' Tall Creamery — short stories about Jhiera, princess of Oden Tal, her "girls" and their AU move to Sunnydale — has been nominated in the Series category, which I think is pretty funny. I guess I ought to add a few chapters...
Looks like I've been semi-busy. Have a great holiday, everybody!
If you want to jump right in, the premise of Yours, William is that post-series Buffy asks to go back in time to pre-vampire William, and ends up in the body of one of his household staff, without slayer powers, but with all her memories intact. Wackiness ensues, romance blooms, someone finds his inner badass a little earlier than anticipated, obstacles are faced and overcome, and when the time comes, Buffy decides to do the honorable thing. My Elizabeth begins with the happy couple boarding a boat for their new life in America, but something nasty awaits them in the cargo hold. In just three chapters (so far) there are old enemies, new enemies, new friends, the challenges of Victorian-era ocean travel and etiquette, and it looks like things are going to take a major turn soon. *anticipates* The prose is lean, the vision clear, and it's a heckuva lot of fun.
You can read My Elizabeth on LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, TheSpuffyRealm, or Elysian Fields (if you're a member).
The elephant in the room is unbridled_b's Forward to Time Past, against which all Buffy/William stories must inevitably be compared — and for good reason. Repeat after me: gold standard! Rest assured, puddinhead 's series is entirely different in scope and tone, largely because the Buffy we meet is in a much better place emotionally, and has chosen this journey for specific reasons, mindful that Spike was capable of selfless and noble action. For me, it's really interesting to see how much of a difference that makes.
You should also all be reading msjane's award-winning Time's Fool, a 40-years-in-the-future fic that just keeps getting better.
Happy almost-Autumn, everybody!
I've been home with a sick kid for a few days, but there's been plenty of joy, and some of it from fandom! Can I get a woo and a hoo? 'Cos you guys are great!
First thing to celebrate is the announcement of the winners in Round Nine of the Running with Scissors Awards! There's some great stuff on the list, including a few things by some friends who happen to be excellent writers. So congratulations to brutti_ma_buoni, duh_i_read, rahirah, and moscow_watcher among others! Well done, all. My silly Giles piece won something, too! Whee! The mods haven't released the pretties yet, only the list of winners, but those are always intensely gorgeous and it just gives us something to look forward to, right?
Also, the buffyversetop5 recommendation site has been going full steam, and I've been viewing and reading tons of stuff that I missed. Which admittedly slows down the writing a bit, but I'm getting a lot out of it. Also, I just happened to luck out and make the 1,000th rec post to the site, which led to fabulous prizes! Virtual confetti, champagne, as well as a couple of months of paid LJ time, and a couple of years worth of extra icons! It brought a joyful tear to my eye, let me tell you! Thank you to the very generous mods, and thanks to all the people who are giving us such great recs! Especially those that are reccing my stories, of course. ;-} I've got a few lists still to post over there, though the more I delay, the more of my favorites get
Have a wonderful (long) weekend, my lovelies! Think not of the inevitable betrayals of (some of) our fellow men, but the promised land we make of our existence here on earth through kindness, thoughtfulness, and the act of creation.
The first FIVE people to comment in this post get to request a drabble of any pairing/characters (from Buffy). If you'd rather have a limerick than a drabble, that'll work. It would be swell if, in return, those five people post this in their journals, and offer drabbles or icons or something. Haiku? You get the drift. You don't have to, though. Anyway, requests of rare-ish characters would be especially fun for me to do, but it's not required.
In other news, I got a pretty pretty for my little awards show fic:
They've gone to monthly voting over at still_grrr, so it's a slightly larger pool these days. I was really surprised to get this, especially as I was pretty sure that deird1 was going to sweep the field in February! Her absolutely brilliant fic, Bureaucracy, finished out of the money, through some weird fluke, but that's no reason not to immediately run over to her journal and read it now. Linkety link to "Bureaucracy"!
Things have been hopping for me on LJ. My seasonal_spuffy day went by, and not without comment, thank you all very much! ETA: I just found out that With This Ring is nominated in Round 9 of the Rogue Poet Awards!
It's in both the Short and Lighthearted categories. Lighthearted? I inserted actual angst, I'm sure I did. Once or twice, anyway. Once again, thank you to whichever of you did this! I'm so excited.
This weekend, I've got a seasonal_sd (Spike/Dru) post to do, but have I started? No, I have not. I guess it'll be another historical, because they're fun to do. Does anybody know of anything really cool that happened in the late 19th century or the 20th century? Anyone?
Word Count: 923
Pairing: Spike/Illyria (sort of)
Summary: While on a mission, Spike introduces Illyria to a new taste sensation.
Set during Angel Season 5.
Also posted at nekid_spike for the nekid_colour (chocolate) prompt and at still_grrr for Prompt 103: Down With Love.
( “Have at, Highness.” )