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08 January 2013 @ 11:35 am
Five places to find good fics set in the world of BtVS.  
I'm going to limit this to LJ or DW communities, and it will probably be pretty Spuffy-centric (because that's how I roll), but these communities and the mods who give up their time to keep them active, deserve attention.

sb_fag_ends = Don't know what I can say about this amazing place that I haven't said before, but if you don't read there, you are really missing out. For whatever reason, almost everything posted there is original, smart, gripping in some way (you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cringe), and well written. They are all short ficlets (although some can be strung together as stand-alone chapters that form a "verse"), so a great place to go for a quick read to fill some time. You may also discover some authors you didn't know about.

sb_ashtray - for fics that got too long for sb_fag_ends, or were finished too late for that week's prompts, or that otherwise weren't suited for that community. The same sort of quality, because it's mostly the same authors or others just as good.

http://seasonal-spuffy.dreamwidth.org/ - This wonderful community just keeps going. There's always someone willing to step up and be that round's mod. So far, so good. The main community is now on DW, but is easily accessed by LJ users. Round Fifteen just finished before the holidays.

fantas_magoria - A wonderful archive of fics written for every season of BtVS. They are on season 7 now, so I don't know where it will go from there, but the listing of fics already posted or linked to should keep anyone busy reading for years! Each round is a different episode and any fics that take place in the episode, or take off from that episode are eligible.

Lastly, seeking_spike - a community to help you locate fics, art work, etc you may have lost track of and want to reread.***Despite the Spike-centric name for this community, it's actually for any and all of the characters and/or ships in the Buffyverse. :) It is not a rec community, but one to help readers locate things they've already seen somewhere.
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on January 8th, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
Excellent choices! I'd also include the su_herald in that list.

Edited at 2013-01-08 05:01 pm (UTC)
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on January 8th, 2013 05:07 pm (UTC)
True - as well as your daily entries!
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 8th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
Wonderful to see some communities recced, thanks!
spuffy_luvr: poniesbaphrosia on January 8th, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I'd heard of the last two, but didn't know what they were. I would also include spuffy_recs, which is spuffy-centric as well, but will quickly guide you through the huge amount of fanfic out there to some of the best/favorite authors in the spuffy ship. I'm hoping the community becomes more active again.

And the ashtray and fagends have become my favorite places to hang out!

Edited at 2013-01-08 07:40 pm (UTC)
slaymesoftly: snowmanslaymesoftly on January 8th, 2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
*nods* there are actually a lot of spuffy-specific communities. I probably could have done another whole "5 recs" for the rest of them, but I'm too lazy. :)
velvetwhip: Angel/Willow Love by emeraldswanvelvetwhip on January 8th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
fantas_magoria is fantabulous!

brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on January 8th, 2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
We thank you!
Shapinglightshapinglight on January 8th, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
Hey there. Thanks so much for all the kind things you said about Fag Ends and the Ashtray.

Much appreciated.
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on January 9th, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
You're welcome. You know how much I love it - in spite of being almost total fail when it comes to doing the prompts in a timely fashion</i>
brutti_ma_buoni: FantasmaBuffybrutti_ma_buoni on January 8th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
We thank you!

We dunno yet *exactly* what happens post-BtVS, though I've no intention of leaving season 5 Angel with nowhere to go. I have all that Illyria fic, after all! But we're definitely getting on for The End, aren't we?

(I wrote my first ever drabble for ep 1, season 1 at fantas_magoria. My whole fannish life passing before my eyes.)

And those are other comms that definitely warrant a bit of public recognition!

Edited at 2013-01-08 10:03 pm (UTC)
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on January 9th, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
'm thinking, Angel 5, for sure. And then the future? Could be divided up into Comics (There's a lot to choose from if you include the IDW Angel and Spike storylines), shanshued Spike, various types of reunion fics? (oops, that's the Spike/Spuffy in me) shanshued Angel? There's got to be something!
Quinara: Buffy sparklesquinara on January 8th, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
Fag Ends loves you! (And one of their number has had quite a lot of wine!)
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on January 9th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
And I love Fag Ends! (have a glass for me)
zanthinegirl: eyebrowzanthinegirl on January 10th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
All good choices. Great idea for a list!
Soul of the Rose: AtS - Andrew - best day eversouloftherose on January 12th, 2013 09:35 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the recs! <3