01 November 2013 @ 02:40 pm
Five Favourite Shadowscast Fics  
Back today with five of my favourite stories by shadowscast. I love her stories so much. She writes the best Spander (not a pairing I otherwise read) and can, when she wants, deliver a killer punch to the emotional gut.

Sunshine, Spike/Xander, NC17 for one short, but explicit sex scene. Thirteen years have passed since Spike mysteriously disappeared in Africa. What's he been doing all that time? On a visit to London for a happy occasion, Xander gets to find out.



It Never Happened, Spike/Giles, R. Set in the seasons 5/6 hiatus, with Buffy dead. Something strange happens to Spike that changes his relationship with Giles and the Scoobies irrevocably. Or does it? I think this one made me cry.

Sock Puppet, Spike/Xander, Mature. Set post-NFA, a figure from the past (and behaving very strangely) turns Xander's new life upside down.
This one definitely made me cry.

Longest Day Ever, Spike/Xander, mature. The Spander version of Groundhog Day. At least partly. You'll see what I mean when you read.

Seeing Is His Super Power, Spike/Xander, PG-13. On a return visit to the Sunnydale crater, Xander chances across a certain amulet. Comedy and angst ensue in equal measures.
Well, maybe there's a little more angst.
 
 
 
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Dannachasingdemons on November 1st, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
Ooooo, the first one looks very intriguing! I don't read much Spander either, but when a story is that good, it really doesn't matter what ship (as long as Spike is in it!)
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 03:24 pm (UTC)
I do love her work. She's still around but not writing at the moment, which is sad. She has this wonderful WIP...
sueworld2003: Spikes seal of approvalsueworld2003 on November 1st, 2013 03:44 pm (UTC)
Superb stories every one. I still remember bawling my eyes out at the end of Sockpuppet.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
Don't. You'll set me off too. Waah!
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on November 1st, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
Another good author that doesn't get a lot of notice, thanks for posting.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
My pleasure. The more people that read her the better.
yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on November 1st, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
I'll point out that there are also some podfics to these works.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
Great!
baudown: pic#111143280baudown on November 1st, 2013 06:38 pm (UTC)
So good. I also really like Fragments and London Calling. I haven't read the Spike/Giles -- that's a tough pairing for me -- but I'll give it a try.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
I haven't read the Spike/Giles -- that's a tough pairing for me -- but I'll give it a try.

Really? :( I love Spike/Giles. It's one of my favourite pairings.

But anyway, even if you don't care for it, it's a great fic and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Hey, I don't like Spander much, but I love her Spander fics.
Ruuger: Mentalist - Tea!ruuger on November 1st, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
Funny, I was just thinking about Shadowscast just last night. I think it's a testament to how good these stories are that I don't usually care about Spike/Xander at all, but I love her take on the pairing. And I think that Sock Puppet made everyone cry... saddest. fic. ever.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 1st, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
Same here. That fic is just devastating.
JaniceO.: red3comlodge on November 1st, 2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
I hadn't read that first one but I have read and reread It Never happened - love that story - love her charachterisations. Really spot on, for me. And Sock Puppet - brilliant and angsty and sad and uplifting. Brilliant writer and yes I think she made me like the pairing quite a bit and see that it could be so. Thanks for the reminder and I must check out the other two.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 4th, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you'll love them.
sparrow2000sparrow2000 on November 2nd, 2013 12:21 am (UTC)
All great fics, and see you rec them here Deb, just makes me want to read them again. Nods importantly and adds to my already far to long 'to read' list.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 4th, 2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
I want to re-read them myself. Why isn't the day twice as long?
sparrow2000sparrow2000 on November 4th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
Important philosophical questions on a Monday - ouch, my head hurts! *g*
slaymesoftly: defaultslaymesoftly on November 2nd, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
I gave Sock Puppet one of my Slay Me awards years ago. Best Spander, and probably one of the best fics period, I've ever seen. Shadowscast is amazing.
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 4th, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
She is. I still hope she'll finish her WIP one day.
Rebcake: btvs_spi_tearebcake on November 4th, 2013 10:38 pm (UTC)
Both "It Never Happened" and "Sock Puppet" are amazing and unforgettable. I'm not sure I've ever read "Sunshine", so I'm very excited to check it out. I also have a soft spot for her "A Buffyverse Alphabet". \o/

Nice list, sweetie!
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 5th, 2013 10:53 am (UTC)
I love all her stories, so I could have recced any of them really. :)
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