31 October 2013 @ 03:03 pm
Five great stories by Indri  
indri is one of the best writers in the fandom. Here are five of her wonderful stories from the last ten years (her most recent stories can be found on LJ, but I've linked to her website)

Foreign Devils. PG-13. Written in 2002, before the character was given a name, this is the story of the Chinese Slayer.



Descent. R. A newly souled Spike spirals down the path of madness with a little help from the First Evil.

Return. PG. Fred goes home, post-NFA.

The incredible, wonderful Halfway There. PG. What happened to Giles in season 7.

Ethan Rayne vs America. PG. Ethan's time with the Initiative.

And once you've read all those (and everything else on indri's website), make sure you read her Giles/Ethan Novel, In the Morning of the Magicians. Rated mature for sexual situations and drug use.
 
 
 
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petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on October 31st, 2013 03:14 pm (UTC)
Another excellent author, thanks for posting.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 02:42 pm (UTC)
The more people that read her the better, as far as I'm concerned.
Dragon's Phoenix: dracdragonyphoenix on October 31st, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
Wow. I just read Foreign Devils and, wow, that was brilliant! Thanks for the recs.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, and so glad you liked the story.
baudown: pic#111143280baudown on October 31st, 2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
Agreed. She's a wonderful writer. And I've only read two of these, so I'm looking forward to more.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
They're all pretty amazing.
yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on October 31st, 2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
Having recently rewatched the early seasons, seeing Ethan made me sad. I haven't yet rewatched S4 but I don't think that pairing's been written better than Indri's version.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
I agree. Well, maybe estepheia is as good.
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on October 31st, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
I think I'm familiar with a couple of those. Good choices!
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
They are, and all well worth reading.
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on November 1st, 2013 12:07 am (UTC)
I haven't read her stories. Thanks for the links.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
My pleasure. They are all brilliant.
Dragon's Phoenix: frida and goddragonyphoenix on November 1st, 2013 07:11 am (UTC)
I just finished reading In the Morning of the Magicians. Wow. That was brilliant.

I adore that it's Rupert's fascination with the ritual at Stonehenge that leads them to actually doing the Eyghon ritual. Not completely Rupert's fault but he's much more of a link in the causal chain than he thinks he is. Amazing! I really, really loved that story. ;-)
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
You read it all already? That was quick.

I'm so thrilled that you liked it. Not nearly enough people have read that story.
Dragon's Phoenix: i have no mouth and i must squeedragonyphoenix on November 1st, 2013 03:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I couldn't sleep last night so I stayed up and finished it. Totally brilliant.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
:)
Rebcake: btvs_chaosrebcake on November 4th, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
I absolutely agree that this author can never be read too much. Of course, my personal favorite is Hotel Lavear, her Chaos Demon perspective story. Partially because it's possibly the only Chaos Demon story of any depth out there. ;-) "Shagging Harmony Kendall" is another fabulous one, but I already linked it this round. As you say, just everything of hers is worth a go! Thanks for spotlighting this excellent work.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 5th, 2013 10:54 am (UTC)
Of course, my personal favorite is Hotel Lavear, her Chaos Demon perspective story. Partially because it's possibly the only Chaos Demon story of any depth out there. ;-)

You're probably right. :)
baudown: pic#111143280baudown on November 12th, 2013 12:17 pm (UTC)
I just had to come back to thank you for reccing In the Morning of the Magicians. This is the best piece of fanfic I've read in a long time -- one of those stories that reminds me of what fanfic can be, and why I love it. Truly extraordinary.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 12th, 2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
That's so good to know. I love that people are enjoying her stories, especially that one, because it took her so long to write it, and by the time she posted it the fandom had shrunk so much.

Back in the day, she would have got so much f/b for that story. Now, not so much.
baudown: pic#111143280baudown on November 13th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
Hope I'm not bugging you by coming back again and harping on this, but the story is just so brilliant and emotional that I can't stop thinking about it. In a way, I really never will, because it became head canon for me as I read it. It really does feel like an iconic BtVS fic -- something that everyone in the fandom should know..
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 13th, 2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
You're not bugging me at all. I agree. It is that sort of story. I think Halfway There from her my list above is another. I hope more people have read them than commented on them when she posted them to LJ.
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