Some of the Buffyverse fics I enjoyed in July

Sunday, 13 August 2017 03:58 pm
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 An I Have Been Reading Some More post. :)


1. NOT SPUFFY

The Letters (the 84, Charing Cross Road remix) by DragonsPhoenix. Anya/Snape, G, 8415w, complete.
Restfield was right, this is ingenious and fun! Severus Snape is a customer of the Magic Box. "A relationship in letters, e-mails, and wedding invitations."

The Problem with Kindly Interventions by Quinara. Dawn&Andrew, G, 1094w, complete.
Post-series friendship ficlet with an awesome and deeply satisfying twist on the Sharing a Bed trope.

mermaid magic by The_Eclectic_Bookworm. Jenny/Giles with considerable background queerness, G, 13,140w, complete.
AU in which most everyone is very, very cute. Also, they're pirates and mermaids.
 
Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast by beer_good_foamy. Fuffy, PG13, ~900w, complete.
Lovely, quieter Fuffy moment after Homecoming. How do you slay a vampire with a bottle of wine? :)



2. SPUFFY
 
River Mist by the_moonmoth. G, 159w, complete.
Gorgeous Post-Chosen grief poem.
 
Somewhere to Be Flying zabjade. PG, 540w, complete.
It's not just an ice-skating ficlet, it's a season 6 ice-skating ficlet!
 
Hills of Iowa by the_moonmoth. G, 2910w, complete.
Post-NFA. Buffy has a new job, a kind of a meditative one. There's insight and forgiveness. <3

The Page of Wands by Quinara. T, 11,319w, complete.
TAROT. Advanced tarot. And Buffy gets to hang out in Spike's head.
 
Here We Go by halincandenza. NC-17, 8,654w, WIP!
Trans!Buffy! He goes by Ezra now! His friends are wonderfully supportive, and so's his mortal enemy. ^^ It's all adorable and educational... until the Initiative, then it's horrifying and educational.
 
A Most Exquisite Corpse by yellowb, sandy_s, relurker, acekoomboom, bewildered, Rezol87, Sunalso, Cohava, OffYourBird. NC-17, 27,420w, complete.
It's an exquisite corpse! Each author only saw the last paragraph of the previous chapter. And then they got inventive... they kind of had to. *g*
 
Crossing into unchipped territory by dutchbuffy. M, 74,619w, complete.
(Thanks for the tip, double_dutchess!) Buffy lands in an alternate dimension and meets an unchipped Spike, and it's all plot twists and trope subversion from there. *sighs happily*
The sequel also subverts tropes, mostly the trope that pregnant people can't have horrible, grotesque adventures.
 
A Different Kind of Hell by OffYourBird. NC-17, 90,153w, complete.
Spuffy accidentally travel from season 5 to Victorian England, and it's *so good*. Womanaction recced it on tumblr, but I'll rec it again. There are wonderful historical details and poetry, and at least one huge, fun plot twist, and... time is weird. :)
 
Crave a.k.a. FILF by NautiBitz. Explicit and tabu, 42 chapters, complete ostensibly a WIP, but the plot is resolved
I'd been avoiding this fic because I thought it would upset me, based on the summary. But then Sigyn recced it on EF. :D It DID upset me, but it's such a masterfully crafted AU! I don't think I've seen any all-human story preserve the darker, more twisted aspects of canon Spuffy so thoroughly. The obvious upsetting parts were handled as delicately as is probably possible without ruining the plot (well, except when the characters happened to like things that squicked me, and then they wallowed in them... mileages seriously vary with this fic, judging from what I saw of the other comments). And there WAS plot! With amazing twists and backstory. Also, there was so much kink. So much. :)

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