Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:59 am
A What I Have Been Reading post. Huh, turns out I'm not reccing any WIPs this time.
Seconding Rebcake's rec of glorious Chosen crack. Rarely have I laughed so hard... at Spike's final words...? It's amazing.
In which Drusilla gets the character arc she DESERVES! There's also a very nice Fred, who gets to live and have tea with Dru and chat about gender roles. I'm so glad restfield recced this on tumblr.
Profit and Lace - ljs. Giles/Anya, 14,162w, T, complete.
I think rahirah recced the series on tumblr. Anyway, delightful lovely s7 oneshot with Characterization and feelings but also lines like "He gleamed like money". :)
The conversations that Spike and the Scoobies should have had in season 4. Cathartic.
"Joyce smiled indulgently, “Yes, Spike, and we’ve discussed this sort of thing before. Your manliness and power are more than your ability to hunt and kill, you know that! You are more than some mindless eating machine. We’ve talked about lifestyle choices.”"
Headache - Sunalso. Spuffy, 592w, NC-17, complete. Period fic! \o/ It's season 2, but not squicky in the obvious (age) way.
The Edge - Sigyn. 41,319w, E with rape warnings, complete. Cameos of past Buffy and Spike ships. A beautiful, very close post-series Spuffy with cuddles and communication, which makes it possible for them to face and analyze some dark, twisted parts of themselves. They really dive into the discussion; there are almost constant, in-depth and graphic references to rape, so, you know, your mileage may vary.
A Touch of Her Style - myrabeth. Spuffy with past Spike/Nikki, 49,339w, R, complete.
Great premise, great execution, squee, and the premise is this:
"Season 2, but with a different pre-series history. Robin Wood moves to Sunnydale to back up Buffy in her on-going battles with Drusilla. But when Buffy's romance with Angel takes a dark and dangerous turn, Robin determines his assistance won't be enough, and calls in some back up of his own: the old family friend who wears his mother's coat."