16 January 2014 @ 05:12 pm
Five More Fics by Clockwork_hart1 - PART 2  

Because I couldn't leave well enough alone and Lucy wrote way too many good things to leave off for just one post. The superlatives remain the same. More shippiness here than the last post. In no particular order.

"Lover, I Think We're Falling" (NC-17, Buffy/Angel(us), AU of Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered, warnings for non-con) For the IWRY Marathon 2013 Very good, very, very dark, it reminds me if anything of snowpuppies's "Innocence (the if you love me remix)" .

"Shadows and Light" (Gen; Tara, Glory, episodic of "Tough Love") A look inside what Tara's thoughts, including her fears and the temptation to make it all "go away", during one of the most horrifying scenes in the entire series. Has a special place in my heart because Tara's heroism and sacrifice while she was tortured to protect Dawn is almost entirely taken for granted by fandom because she's a "good person".

"Wearing the Pants" (PG-13, Jenny/Giles, S2) Inspired by a prompt on <lj user=dragonyphonix>'s journal: "Jenny & Giles + pants". So much fun. Reminds me why I adored that pairing with a scene I wish we had seen, and could well have; once again, it reads like a scene that landed on the cutting room floor, thanks to crackling humor and spot-on character voices.

"Cut up Angels" (PG, Buffy, Faith, implied B/F, AtS S2 post-Sanctuary) - Another entry for kwritten's lady-love fest, this time in response to a prompt from ever_neutral: "Buffy/Faith: I don't like you human. You remind me of things I hate in me." Can be read as gen or shippy. Buffy visits Faith in prison. The thick glass that separates them is nothing to the barriers they've throw up between one another even as they crack and break.

"Just Another Small Fracture" (R, Willow/Spike, S3, AU of Lovers' Walk) In response to a request from snogged; Spike kidnaps Willow and things go...a bit differently. Simultaneously compassionate and disturbing, as it should be.

 
 
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lucy: Hugs!clockwork_hart1 on January 16th, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC)
Are you kidding me woman?

holy hell, thank you so much. i don't deserve this love. This is too much.

I can't put into words how happy and touched and grateful I am. You have me tearing up. Thank you so very much.
red_satin_doll: Fuffyred_satin_doll on January 16th, 2014 10:32 pm (UTC)
Of course you deserve it, hon! And I think it's "not enough". Really.

If we can't pimp and praise one another, how else can we "repay" each other's efforts, labor and love?
lucy: Hugs!clockwork_hart1 on January 16th, 2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
And WAIT A SECOND. hold up.

did you just compare me to snowpuppies???

You must be joking. This is too wonderful, too much of a compliment. Thank you so much. You don't know what that means to me (okay, maybe you do, you've heard me gush about how much I love her writing), but this is so... I can't even put into words how lovely and unprecedented all of this is.

You know I properly love you, right? Right?
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 16th, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
did you just compare me to snowpuppies???

Damn straight I did.

You must be joking.

Would I joke about a thing like that? Would I lie? Hell no, woman!

You know I properly love you, right? Right?

Yes I do, very much.

lucy: Hugs!clockwork_hart1 on January 16th, 2014 10:41 pm (UTC)
Well, I've said thank you. I've said I adore you. What else can I do to express these emotions?

Janice, you are one of my favourite people. You know that already, and I don't just mean online, I mean in real life too. Our conversations bring joy to me when things are rough and I can be so honest with you about my issues in a way I never expected to.

I don't have a gif to express my feelings.

so this will have to do

<3
red_satin_doll: Familyred_satin_doll on January 17th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh...

Now I'm absolutely speechless. Your words are absolutely beautiful, and I'm so blessed to receive them from you. This is more than I could ask for.

(FYI - I have tons of gifs I've snagged into my photobucket if you ever need one!)
velvetwhip: applausevelvetwhip on January 17th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
You really are quite a terrific writer. None of this should shock you.

Gabrielle
lucy: Hugs!clockwork_hart1 on January 17th, 2014 12:39 pm (UTC)
But it does because I'm not this good. I... I love you all, thank you so much.

BTW I've been so busy and I never got to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a wonderful day and got all the love and presents and wonderfulness you deserve. Here's to another year of your being awesome!
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 17th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
But it does because I'm not this good.


lucy: Hugs!clockwork_hart1 on January 17th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
Remember when I said I didn't know how to deal with compliments?

This is the thing.

velvetwhip: Retro WTF by cosmosmarinervelvetwhip on January 17th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
But it does because I'm not this good.



You are joking, right?

Thank you for the birthday wishes. I did have a lovely day!


Gabrielle
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 18th, 2014 01:32 am (UTC)
OMG you used a Buffy gif? You ARE awesome.



You are joking, right?

THANK YOU for backing me up here!
lucy: Hugs!clockwork_hart1 on January 18th, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
You guys need to stop being so nice to me, I don't know how to deal with it. THANK YOU FOR BEING WONDERFUL.

These are happy tears



I had totally hoped I'd have the W/A thing all polished up by now so it'd be a birthday present, but alas... I hope you got plenty of other awesome presents!

Edited at 2014-01-18 09:54 pm (UTC)
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 18th, 2014 11:09 pm (UTC)
This gif is giving me SOOO many FEELS! (Do people say that anymore here or is that passé? *shrugs* I'm glad you specified "happy tears" because this gift makes me want to hug my girls!

I had totally hoped I'd have the W/A thing all polished up by now so it'd be a birthday present, but alas

*cringes* And that's totally my fault, and I'm sorry about that! I was thinking of that the other day - not such a good friend after all...ugh.
lucy: Buffyclockwork_hart1 on January 19th, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)
I say feels, so whatever. I'm with you. It was the only gif I had that could explain how I was feeling, but I'm always happy to inspire hugs.

And it's not totally your fault! Not at all, I asked for your help, and you've been kind enough to say yes. Don't you dare worry about it!
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 19th, 2014 03:14 am (UTC)
You asked me to help and I haven't come through. That's on me, hon, that's me owning up to my shit. Which I WILL rectify, no excuses.

And telling me not to worry is like... telling me not to worry. (I'm pretty sure I had a nifty analogy but it got lost between my brain and my fingertips.)
Butterfly: [ATS] Frangelussnogged on January 16th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
These are all excellent stories!!
red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on January 17th, 2014 12:02 am (UTC)
Oh indeed! And thank you for inspiring the last one there! I think you asked for her other Willow/Spike fic but I had to choose one or the other - alas. It was so hard to leave things out!
Butterfly: [ATS] Lindsey_Snogged.  Not Snaggablesnogged on January 17th, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
I'm always happy to inspire Spillow. :)
red_satin_doll: Buffy the Tequila Slayerred_satin_doll on January 17th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
The thing about Willow is that someone can ship her with just about ANYONE and I'm good with it. Probably the only character I can say that of.
velvetwhip: He's So Strangevelvetwhip on January 17th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
She's awesome enough for several lists and that's a fact!


Gabrielle
red_satin_doll: Laughing Dead Thingsred_satin_doll on January 17th, 2014 02:43 am (UTC)
True, dat!
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 17th, 2014 02:35 am (UTC)
Great to see that one of Buffy visiting Faith -- it's something I always wondered about.
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 17th, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
Great to see that one of Buffy visiting Faith -- it's something I always wondered about.

*Nods* I know there were contract issues and all that; I really do wish Eliza (Faith) could have been on btvs more, but I guess she had to go to AtS to "separate" herself from Buffy on an in-story level? Whatever. (I would have traded Andrew in S7 for more of Faith that season, really and truly.)

Have you ever seen the older, "non-canon" comics arc "Haunted"? It was written by Jane Espenson and bridges S3 - S4; Buffy visits Faith while she's in the hospital, still comatose, and is literally haunted by dreams of Faith while the spirit of the Mayor seeks revenge for Faith. It touches on the last battle in Graduation Day and one student who is still haunted by it (that theme again) briefly talking to Buffy; and introduces the Initiative (Maggie and Adam while he is still a human soldier). I really liked how it brought in aspects that felt left out of the tv show itself, and as Espenson wrote it, I assume that there were a lot of areas the writers would have liked to have included in the show but there wasn't time to cover everything. Basically, some of the same stuff we would have liked to have seen!
yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on January 17th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
No, I haven't. It reminds me how it's such a shame we never got that animated series.
red_satin_doll: Tara Does Not Approvered_satin_doll on January 17th, 2014 03:11 am (UTC)
And it' a shame that the "canon comics" were, well, what they were. *SHAKES HEAD*
Danna: Fool for Lovechasingdemons on January 17th, 2014 03:28 am (UTC)
This is what buffyversetop5 is for - an opportunity to pay homage to those authors and artists who have most impacted your fandom experience. These were great posts!
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 17th, 2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
I really love this site and this idea because it's NOT competitive. Awards are very very nice to give and receive, yes - they serve two different purposes on one level; but how can you compare two totally different things that might be just as good?

I actually feel that way about things like the Oscars, etc. Unless two people are doing the SAME EXACT monologue or scene, it's really apples and bananas. (Or maybe I'm just not a competitive person IRL *lol*)

Glad you enjoyed the recs, it's been fun to do!
LiveJournal: pingback_botlivejournal on January 17th, 2014 04:36 am (UTC)
Thursday, January 16
User rahirah referenced to your post from Thursday, January 16 saying: [...] Five More Fics by Clockwork_hart1 - PART 2 [...]
Shapinglightshapinglight on January 17th, 2014 11:05 am (UTC)
Thank you for more recs for this author.
red_satin_doll: Familyred_satin_doll on January 17th, 2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! And thank you for all of your wonderful lists!
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