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21 January 2013 @ 11:56 pm
5 Terrific Vampire Tales (Some Historical)  
Buffyverse vampires are interesting in any era, don't you think? They've been all over the world, and had loads of adventures. Below are just a few of the things written about them in 2012:

The Third Defenestration of Prague (Spike/Dru) by Kairos perpetual PG13 — One shot
Spike and Dru are in the fight of their (un)lives.

A-Hunting We Will Go (Spike/Dru, Angelus/Darla) by brutti_ma_buoni R — One shot
The Scourge of Europe knock over a single domino in a secluded hunting lodge and empires fall.

Twists and Turns by wolffan200 (Spike/Dru, Angelus/Darla, The Master, OCs) NC-17— WIP, 24 chapters so far
On LJ / On SR / On EF for members
An AU story of the turning of William, Demon Hunter into Spike, Slayer of Slayers, with stops in St. Petersburg and aboard a German U-boat. Eventually will end up Spike/Buffy, but up 'til now it’s been all Fanged Four. \o/

Vampyre! by il_mio_capitano (Giles, Spike, Buffy) PG13 — 4 chapters, complete
The Watcher’s Council turns Giles into a vampire in a misguided effort to get Buffy to do its bidding. Spike reluctantly ends up with the fledge-sitting duties, and the surprises just keep coming.

Static by The Foxinator foxstarreh (Spike and Darla) PG13 — One shot
Darla is looking for family, now that she’s in a family way, but all she can find is Spike.

petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on January 22nd, 2013 08:21 am (UTC)
Oooh, nice list. Thanks for posting.
Rebcake: ats_darla_saffrebcake on January 22nd, 2013 03:51 pm (UTC)
There are never enough of these kinds of stories, IMHO. I feel guilty for not writing a single historical Spike/Dru last year, but at least I can spread the word about how amazing these stories are, in hopes others will be inspired to add their own!
Danna: Fool for Lovechasingdemons on January 22nd, 2013 11:21 am (UTC)
It looks like a great list! Thanks!
Rebcake: btvs_drudarla_1888rebcake on January 22nd, 2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
I hope you like 'em! At least try the first two — they are one-shots and simply transporting!
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 22nd, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I always like the historical fics!
Rebcake: ats_darla_saffrebcake on January 22nd, 2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
You and me both! More, please.
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on January 22nd, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
Some I missed here (vamp!Giles! How did I overlook?); and we can always rely on you to bring Fanged Four love.

Thank you for the rec, too, of course!
Rebcake: btvs_spru_1880rebcake on January 22nd, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
There wasn't enough Fanged Four fic last year. *cries* You did your part and very well too! I, alas, did not. But I can spread the word, at least! I hope you enjoy.
Flippancy provided by: Vampyil_mio_capitano on January 22nd, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the rec. It's a very good summary.

I can see I need to read more fanged four. I hadn't realised they could be such fun. Thank you for the links.
Rebcake: ats_darla_saffrebcake on January 22nd, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! Thank you for the wonderful gen adventure with great characterizations! And yes, I am often complimented on my summaries. *preens*

Fanged Four fic is one of my very favorite things! I love to watch the sweep of history through their eyes. Click on the "char: fanged four" tag on this comm for more suggestions.
Fox: Darlafoxstarreh on January 22nd, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the rec! I like your summary here.

And now I'll go catch up on what I'm missing by rarely looking for fic on LJ.
Rebcake: ats_darla_saffrebcake on January 22nd, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the fic! Darla and Spike interacting is all too rare in fic as well as on the show.

I am biased, but I think the most amazing Buffyverse fic is here on LJ/DW. Finding it can be tricky, but subscribing to su_herald, petzipellepingo, and this comm are great places to start. Have fun!
Avox in Arcadia: Spike/Drusillaperpetual on January 24th, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks, that was a nice surprise!
Rebcake: btvs_spru_goodgamesrebcake on January 24th, 2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
Your fic was even nicer! Or more terrifying. Whichever. But seriously, your story was at the top of my list in 2012. It's a really unique and well-done look at a pivotal event...one for which we don't have flashbacks to guide us. It's my head canon now.
Avox in Arcadia: Fanged Fourperpetual on January 25th, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
Really? Huh. I went back and reread it after getting the new comments and felt kind of frustrated by the POV and such. Well, I guess that's why we experiment with different styles. :-)
Rebcake: btvs_spru_passionrebcake on January 25th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
Honestly, when I read a short story I am always hoping for something unusual, either in story or style. It's fun for me as a reader to stretch a little, to be an active participant. Hooray for experiments, say I!
Shapinglight: jupitershapinglight on January 25th, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
Yay! Great choices.
Rebcake: btvs_spru_goodgamesrebcake on January 25th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
I wish I could have included your Spike/Darla story, but it was from late-2011, alas. Hmmm, it wouldn't be cheating to put a link here in the comments, would it?

Paternity Suit by shapinglight
Darla is pregnant and Buffy is dead. Darla and Spike are having trouble dealing with these things on their own.
Shapinglight: Spike & Darlashapinglight on January 25th, 2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
That's very kind of you. I don't think anyone recced it last year.

ETA: In fact, I don't think anything of mine got recced last year.

Edited at 2013-01-25 08:04 pm (UTC)
Rebcake: btvs_buf_not fairrebcake on January 25th, 2013 08:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, great! Now I have guilt. But seriously, I am so glad that the time window is longer this year, because I had a bunch of lists almost ready to post last year when I ran out of time. You were all over those, believe me. I still have a few more for this year, so I'd better get crackin'.
Shapinglight: jupitershapinglight on January 25th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
If it helps (p-robably not) - I only didn't rec The Vamp Around the Corner this year because you posted the last part in 2013. It's on my list for this time next year.

Rebcake: btvs_buffy_whateverrebcake on January 28th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
Suuuuure. If it makes you feel better. ;-)