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03 November 2013 @ 10:47 pm
5 Fic Lists for 5 Great Rare Characters  
So who here doesn't like rec lists? That's what I thought. I try to keep track of good fic for characters that aren't part of the core group, both here and at fantas_magoria. Here are a few of my favorites, in order of appearance:

Lydia Chalmers, Watcher — Lydia first appeared in Checkpoint, and made Watcherdom adorable. Presumed dead in the bombing of the Council by the First.

Buffybot — Introduced in Intervention, this charming creation can do comedy and tragedy with equal panache. Destroyed by Hellions.

Holden Webster, Vampire — A one-episode vampire who gets to Buffy in entirely new ways. Risen and dusted in the course of Conversations with Dead People, but not forgotten

Harmony, Vampire Personal Assistant — AtS Season 5 Harmony is the poster girl for "Evil, Soulless Things Try Harder". Still ticking, but without, you know, a heartbeat.

Dana, Slayer — Our first hint that the Slayer Empowerment Spell wasn't going to cure all ills. Dana only appeared in Damage, but we know her existence is creating ripples throughout the Slayer organization.

Be sure to check the comments of each post for additional links!
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on November 4th, 2013 08:26 am (UTC)
Oooh, what a great idea. Thanks so much for posting.
Rebcake: btvs_coolrebcake on November 4th, 2013 08:31 am (UTC)
Oh, good! I figured it was either a good idea or else it was cheating. Could've gone either way. ;-)
baudown: pic#111143280baudown on November 4th, 2013 12:44 pm (UTC)
I'd never read Lydia Chalmers' Thesis of William the Bloody, and it's absolutely fantastic. Just a really amazing piece of work, so thank you for steering me to it. And if you care to, take a look at The Valorous Vampire, by Gwyneth Rhys. It's written in a similar vein -- as a journal article by Lydia about Buffy's relationships with Angel and Spike, with an emphasis on Spike.
Rebcake: btvs_lydiarebcake on November 4th, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
I was able to de-spam your comment, so the link should work! I do remember that one, and it was a hoot. Great addition, m'dear!

I'm so glad I could get the word out about the classic that is the Thesis. What a gem it is.
baudown: pic#111143280baudown on November 4th, 2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
Lydia Chalmers' Thesis is so, so good! I'd never read it, so thank you for pointing me in its direction.

I wanted to include a link to another Lydia story, but for some reason, when I include the link, I get a message that my comment is spam. But the story is easy to find, so here goes: it's The Valorous Vampire, by Gwyneth Rhys, and it can be found at All About Spike. It's written as a journal article by Lydia about Buffy's relationships with Angel and Spike, and it's very enjoyable.
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on November 4th, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
Rebcake: btvs_lydiarebcake on November 4th, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
Shapinglight: Buffyversetop5shapinglight on November 4th, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC)
Wonderful idea. I've read all those Harmony fics, and love them.
Rebcake: btvs_buf_skirtgirlrebcake on November 4th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
I just can't get enough of the rare characters. Willy the Snitch? Bring it, I say! Oh, hey, you just did last week. Keep up the good word, darling!
yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on November 4th, 2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
It's always great to see these minor and one-shot characters, especially since the two shows were so good about giving the characters in small appearances some continuity.
Rebcake: ats_ciao_ilonarebcake on November 4th, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
They are sometimes my absolute favorite stories!