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06 January 2013 @ 05:51 pm
Long, plotty Spuffy fics from 2012!  
Time's Fool by Lady Jane at the Bloodshedverse, or at Elysian fields (may need to register to read at EF) Spike/ Buffy "eventually NC17" though it hasn't gotten there yet.

Future fic. Decades down the road Spike and Buffy meet up again for the first time since Sunnydale. Plotty goodness. A really interesting and believable future for Our Heroes. Great characterizations, and believable motivations. Also, the author gets the medical details right. I appreciate that! Warning: still a WIP

Proud Trophies Won in Foreign Fight by baphrosia at AO3, at Elysian Fields  Spike/ Buffy, eventually NC17.

Instead of sending Buffy on to her well-deserved reward, Glory's portal spits Buffy out into Spike's evil past. Spike really is unredeemed here, and it's fairly graphic. Fascinating story idea and really unique take on the Time Travel trope. A WIP, but updated regularly.

Hey There, Blondie Bear by gryfndor_godess  Chapters One, Two, Three, Four, &  Five  Spike/Buffy PG13

Season 9 comics fic, set after Spike leaves for his own series. Buffy has second thoughts. Harmony helps. Really funny! Complete!

Turn and Face the Strain, by quinara  at AO3, or on her LJ.  Spike/ Buffy unrated, maybe PG13?

Sequel to The More Things Stay the Same, and As Good as a Rest here season 6 Buffy goes to Wesley instead of Tara when she realizes Spike can hurt her.  Also, she ends up working with Kate Locksley from AtS.  A funny, angsty,  and really well written season six re-do!

Dust, by knifeedgefic  at Eysian Fields, at the Bloodshedverse   Spike/ Buffy NC17 WIP

Spike & Buffy in season 4, stranded in a world where everyone else has been trapped in a sleeping spell.  Angsty.
Alexandra: Spuffy gryfndor_godess on January 7th, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
Thank you for the rec! :)
zanthinegirl: why zanthinegirl on January 7th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
It was one of the fics I loved best this year! Thank You for writing it!
spuffy_luvr: Oh! baphrosia on January 7th, 2013 06:33 am (UTC)
Oh! Thank you! And a definite agreement on Hey There, Blondie Bear. I haven't read the others yet. :(
zanthinegirl: Good Point zanthinegirl on January 7th, 2013 06:41 am (UTC)
Know what you write I think you'll like the other stories! They're mostly long and plotty, though a couple of them are WIP.

And I've really been enjoying Buffy in WWI, so thanks!
akrext on January 7th, 2013 06:51 am (UTC)
Nice to meet you
Rebcake: btvs_spuf_afterglow rebcake on January 7th, 2013 08:20 am (UTC)
Oooh! ALL of these are on my list, too! I guess I'd just add that anything by any of these fine writers is worth a look. Thanks for making this post, so I don't have to. ;-)
zanthinegirl: 5 years zanthinegirl on January 7th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it was you who turned me onto Lady Jane/ Time's Fool in the first place! And otherwise you clearly just have great taste, LOL!
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslay petzipellepingo on January 7th, 2013 08:22 am (UTC)
Excellent choices!
zanthinegirl: eyebrow zanthinegirl on January 7th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
Shapinglight: galaxy shapinglight on January 7th, 2013 10:06 am (UTC)
Great recs. I've only read one of these and look forward to reading the others.
zanthinegirl: coffee zanthinegirl on January 7th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
I know, right? I love this com. New Fic! I've been reading some great stuff out of my usual spuffy niche this morning!
Kiki May: Purple Buff kikimay on January 7th, 2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
I'm curious about these fics. Thanks for the link. I see some people who are also in Fag_Ends.
Me curious.
zanthinegirl: Good Point zanthinegirl on January 7th, 2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, several of these authors write at fag_ends too. I just ended up picking longer fics because I needed some kind of theme, you know? But I do think that these will probably be stories you enjoy!
Quinara: Buffy sparkles quinara on January 7th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much for this - what a great list!! I seem to be suffering from an embarrassment of recs today, but I think I'm extra glad you liked this one. (IIRC I rated the whole thing a strongish R - but maybe that got a bit lost in the garble of info on my first entry? I probably shouldn't named the series after the fic either. :/ )
zanthinegirl: notaquitter zanthinegirl on January 7th, 2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't see the R on the story from this year, didn't occur to me to look for a rating on the first story. /lame

I love this series though! So different and believable at the same time, and your Buffy gets me in the feels every time. I love her relationship with Kate too. I'm hoping you have more of this series in you somewhere!
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslay yourlibrarian on January 7th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
Woohoo, story downloads! :D
zanthinegirl: eyebrow zanthinegirl on January 8th, 2013 01:52 am (UTC)
I know, right? My kindle loves AO3!