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05 January 2013 @ 04:15 pm
Five Great Fics You Might Have Missed in 2012  
These are five stories which don't feature popular ships and so might have flown under your radar. Give them a chance, because they're really worth reading!

1) Le Petit Mort (First Slayer/OFC; NC-17) by snogged - I realize that the First Slayer isn't the most well known of Buffyverse denizens, but this ficlet features her in the most intriguing way. An angsty-sexy take on the beginnings of a primal battle that will surely satisfy.

2) Frankenstein (the Without Pity Remix) (Adam/Oz; NC-17) by snowpuppies: I have to warn you that this is incredibly dark, but if dark is your thing... it doesn't get darker than this. Snowy takes Oz to a Hell beyond imagining and gives us an Adam who, if he'd been shown like this in canon, would have easily taken his place at the top of the Big Bad food chain. This is a symphony of exquisite brutality.

3) And Your Enemies Closer (the Ten Things Connor Learned About Fred Remix) (Connor, Fred; G) by aadler: I am not a fan of Connor, but this story really made him intriguing to me. This take on Connor's relationship with Fred and on the way he sees the world brings him to (detached) life and offers a compelling portrait of someone who almost sees... almost.

4) And It's All Over But The Shouting (Cordelia, Oz; PG-13) by tiny_white_hats: This is a very poignant tale of Oz and Cordelia forging a fragile friendship in the aftermath of the 'fluke'. Truly excellent.

5) Memory } Recall (Tara/Buffy; R) by snowpuppies: A tale intriguing in both form and content. Tara and Buffy in the wake of Tabula Rasa. 500 words of wonder.
Shapinglight: galaxyshapinglight on January 5th, 2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
You're right. I did miss them. Thank you for the links.
velvetwhip: Angel/Willow Joy by emeraldswanvelvetwhip on January 5th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
Glad my list has made you aware of these super stories!

yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 6th, 2013 12:25 am (UTC)
Just checked out the first -- what a great story idea it was. Will be looking at the others shortly!
velvetwhip: Angel/Willow Joy by emeraldswanvelvetwhip on January 6th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
Glad to have given you new stories to read! I wanted to make a worthy contribution this round.

yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 6th, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)
Definitely! I loved the Cordy and Oz one -- it almost astonishes me that I haven't seen anyone else tackle that idea before (though I'm sure someone has and I just missed it).
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on January 6th, 2013 01:14 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing my story!
I'm tickled plaid. :)
velvetwhip: Sparkly Willow/Angel by snoggedvelvetwhip on January 6th, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
You're more than welcome! It's a superb story and needs to be shared!

sparrow2000: sparrowsparrow2000 on January 6th, 2013 01:20 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm definitely curious and will be putting these on my to read list. I'm especially intrigued by the idea of Oz, Cordy post fluke friendship, that's a wonderful thought.

velvetwhip: Spander kissage by Claudia6913velvetwhip on January 6th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
These are all great stories, and I think you'll really enjoy the Oz and Cordy friendship. It's beautifully written.

Aadler: Skylineaadler on January 6th, 2013 04:56 am (UTC)
Wow! I didn’t even know my story had been recced until I got a comment on it from someone who came here from this post. Thanks!
velvetwhip: Fanfiction by purplefeenvelvetwhip on January 6th, 2013 05:06 am (UTC)
You're very welcome. I was so impressed with your story and I had to spread the word.

zanthinegirl: Drusillazanthinegirl on January 7th, 2013 03:12 am (UTC)
A couple of these are new to me. Some interesting choices!
velvetwhip: Fanfiction by purplefeenvelvetwhip on January 7th, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
I'm delighted to be able to bring some different fics to your attention. They're all a bit off the beaten track, but I hope you enjoy them.

Emma: buffytiny_white_hats on January 7th, 2013 06:37 am (UTC)
Thanks for reccing my story! I hadn't realized that you had until I got a comment from someone who found my story through this rec, and now I'm excited to check out your other choices! They all look fantastic!
velvetwhip: Fanfiction by purplefeenvelvetwhip on January 7th, 2013 06:48 am (UTC)
Your story is truly terrific and I'm glad that someone else has discovered it through this list. I'm sure you'll enjoy the other four.