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17 January 2014 @ 11:00 am
Five Final Fannish Things I Really Enjoyed in 2013  
My last list, which I'm doing now because I may be away this weekend.

Five fannish things I really enjoyed in 2013, in no particular order.

First, some wonderful meta from lostboy_lj, The Monomythology of Buffy. Buffy on Campbell's 'classic' hero's journey, all explained in pretty pictures. Brilliant!

I have to do a shout-out to the sb_fag_ends community for shorty Spuffy fics. It's been quiet the last couple of months, but it's still, IMO, one of the best fanfic communities left on LJ.

Now back to the fic, and a couple more stories by hello_spikey.

Popsicle Night, Spike/Angel, R/NC-17 (ish), with some dodgy consent issues. This fic was written for rekindlespangel last year. Newly souled Spike doesn't return to Sunnydale. Instead, Angel finds him working in an LA strip club. H/C, written with hello_spikey's usual great characterisation and dialogue.

Manila Envelope by hello_spikey, Spike/Buffy, with a dash of Spike/Angel, PG/R(ish). Angel receives an anonymous tip-off in the mail that sends him racing back to Sunnydale. French farce-style wackiness ensues.

Finally, one more fic from beer_good_foamy, Spike: Mall Santa, Spike/Buffy, PG. A delightful Christmas fic, in which Spike tries (not very hard) to be helpful when the local mall Santa goes AWOL.
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on January 17th, 2014 11:30 am (UTC)
All good things and I'm glad to see a shout out to sb_fag_ends.

Edited at 2014-01-17 11:30 am (UTC)
Shapinglightshapinglight on January 17th, 2014 12:11 pm (UTC)
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on January 17th, 2014 01:13 pm (UTC)
hello_spikey is a super fun writer!

Thanks for the recs.
Kiki May: Spike is prettykikimay on January 17th, 2014 02:11 pm (UTC)
So little time so much Buffyverse goodness to read! I hope to read everything! Interesting list.
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on January 17th, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC)
More good recs. And yay! for including sb_fag_ends . So much wonderful fic there.
red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on January 17th, 2014 07:14 pm (UTC)
I love the "looseness" of this list: Five random things you enjoyed. What more reason do we need than that?

I was going to rec Lostboy's meta myself, but I have so many others to do this might be a blessing in disguise! He hasn't done as many meta 2013 as 2012 but that one is really helpful; I've been told to look at Joseph Campbell in relation to the series and Buffy's Hero arc, but honestly I've been too busy/lazy to do so and as much as I love (wordy) meta, Lostboy's is like a Cliff Notes version but much prettier.

And I just read bgf's "Mall Santa" the other day - too funny.
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on January 17th, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
I love sb_fag_ends! Well-deserved shout out there. Also? Manila Envelope is a super story.

yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on January 17th, 2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
That meta rec is nifty, thanks!