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31 October 2011 @ 03:42 am
5 Classic Body Swap Fics  
There are so many great body swap stories from our talented Buffyverse fic authors that it's hard to winnow a list down to just five! The following stories are not only classic, they are packed with Ideas and Concepts and stand up to (many) repeated readings. First, a couple of quickies:

Because It’s Wrong by [info]mahaliem (R for language) Also available here / here / here / here.
Spike & Buffy. S4. Spike runs into Buffy after Who Are You? and gives her a surprisingly stern talking to. One shot.

The Twelfth Sister and The Twelfth Sister Revisited by rowan (littlerhymes) (PG13 for themes) Also available here.
Gen. S4-S6. A dark AU tale of what might've happened if the Council was successful in its rendition of Faith to England. One shot.

Impossibly Delightful Flesh by sadbhyl (Some NC-17 parts) Also available here / here / here.
Xander/Anya, Willow/Tara, Spike/Buffy. S5. A demon encounter switches Buffy, Spike, Tara, Xander, and Anya into their opposite genders. Wackiness ensues, along with some eye-opening consciousness-raising all around. 28+ chapters.

The Sweet Spot by rabid1st (NC-17) Also available on Elysian Fields to members.
Spike/Buffy. S6. Spike plans a romantic getaway with a skittish Buffy that includes getting away from everything, even their own bodies. F/M, F/F. 2 chapters.

Poetic Justice by lusciousxander (NC-17)
Xander/Spike. S6-S7. After Seeing Red, a careless wish leads to Xander becoming a girl. Spike is needed to break the curse, but he's nowhere to be found. 2 chapters.

BONUS: If you'd like to find more body swap stories, cordykitten has a list of links at her journal! ETA: coalitiongirl has a list, too!

petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on October 31st, 2011 11:51 am (UTC)
Oooh, now there's a neat category. Thanks for posting.
Rebcake: btvs_spi_trickortreatrebcake on October 31st, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's Halloween-y!
lusciousxander: LOL by quietdiscerninglusciousxander on October 31st, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you for the rec! And OMG you found Impossibly Delightful Flesh!!! Now that's a classic!!! Off to read it!
Rebcake: btvs_xanderrebcake on October 31st, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
"Impossibly Delightful Flesh" is like comfort food for me. Mmmmmm, good!

Your story is the most recent on this list, at 2-3 years old, but it's one I go back to frequently!

Edited at 2011-10-31 06:03 pm (UTC)
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on October 31st, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
*blush* Thank you! Your comment made my day!
Shapinglightshapinglight on October 31st, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
These all look great. Thanks for the recs.
Rebcake: btvs_spi_trickortreatrebcake on October 31st, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
I hope you like 'em!
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on October 31st, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I love body swap stories and I've only read two of these!

Just one note, an LJ-cut after the first or second item keeps things a little more manageable on people's flists ;)
Rebcake: btvs_spi_trickortreatrebcake on October 31st, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
I suppose the first one is more accurately a "fallout from body swap" fic, but it's one I pimp whenever I can.

Oh, all right, I'll put in a cut. I'm getting more and more resistant to clicking. It's probably because of the cool DW expando arrow, which lets me stay on my reading/friends page and still see the good stuff.
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on October 31st, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
Do I ever hear you on the expansion arrow! It's addictive isn't it? Once you can expand and collapse so simply it is indeed a pain to have to go back to clicking in and out, especially if you aren't planning to open the comment box. So very useful for things like potential spoiler discussion, for example.