lusciousxander: (PutYourselfinMyShoes by Moscow_Watcher)
Title: Put Yourself in My Shoes
Author: [ profile] lusciousxander
Character: Buffy and Xander
Rating: PG 13, Gen
Written for: [ profile] angearia's "Who Are You" ficathon.
Setting: Season Seven. Post-Get It Done.
Summary: Buffy suddenly finds herself in Xander's body.
Read the earlier chapters here

Thanks to [ profile] diebirchen and [ profile] mistress_tien for the awesome beta! Thanks to [ profile] moscow_watcher for the awesome banner!

Read here... )
lusciousxander: (Strength of his hero by mysteryof)
Title: Buffy and Xander as Role Models (written for [ profile] spring_with_xan)
Author: [ profile] lusciousxander
Characters: Xander and Buffy
Summary: Joss wrote Buffy and Xander as role models and they've been my role models before I knew about this fact.

A) This is jumbled words of defense and not an essay.

B) Don't bash Joss, Marti or any other writer.

C) Try as hard as you can NOT to:
1) Take this post or anyone's comment personally,
2) Use inappropriate language,
3) Pick fights with other posters,
4) And please don't ridicule posters' lousy use of English or intelligence. Most of us are not native speakers, so be respectful please. Cordelia's tactless honesty is fun on screen, but it's really NOT when talking to real people.

Go and read....
lusciousxander: (Parents made by adis723)
Title: Adapting to Change
Author: [ profile] lusciousxander
Character: Buffy, Dawn, Xander and Giles.
Rating: PG 13, Gen
Written for: [ profile] missparker
Setting: A few weeks after Grave
Summary: Buffy is dealing with the changes around her. This is told completely from Buffy's POV.
Notes: This is written for the "Buffy Is the Hero, Damnit" ficathon.
Thanks to [ profile] altyronsmaker and [ profile] aadler_ for the awesome beta!


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lusciousxander: (Strength of his hero by mysteryof)
Here's a Buffy/Xander friendship pic-spam over the seven seasons. Very adorable, you gotta check it out:

a Buffy/Xander pic!spam by [ profile] p_sawyer91
lusciousxander: (Scoobies by beneathgulmissy)
Reading the last issue of S8, I realized how much I missed the Buffy, Xander and Willow friendship, so I youtubed it for some vids, and here they are. My eyes teared watching these clips, that's my favorite relationship in the show.

Watched lots of friendship vids and this one is what I liked best:

Friends For Good

Oh, on the opposite side, here's a vid where Buffy kills her friends for those in my flist who hate the Scoobies :)

And here's a cute Xander vid
lusciousxander: (I Feel so close to You by Ehlwyen)
There was a discussion in FanForum about the characters who betrayed Buffy, and I couldn't find a moment where Angel betrays her. Unless we count Angelus' deeds, but if we don't then should we also not count the times un-souled Spike betrayed her because souled Spike never did? Or does joining W&H mean that Angel and Spike betrayed Buffy regardless of their intentions?
lusciousxander: (Get Out of My Sight by wenj)
I have written three drabbles, two about Buffy and one about Giles:

The Buffy Drabbles:

Homecoming Queen of Year 1997

Heartbreaking Gaze

The Giles Drabble:

Life As A Watcher
lusciousxander: (Strength of his hero)
This is my first ever Xander/Buffy fic written for [profile] flybywrite at [community profile] btvs_santa

If you're intrested, go here to read it.

I'm not a Buffy/Xander shipper but I had so much fun writing this one, especially Buffy, she's so adorable. It's Post-Chosen.
lusciousxander: (Spander by Claudia)
It's been awhile since I've read a Spander story, and as I was enjoying myself, suddenly started the Scoobies bashing... WTF? I couldn't enjoy the story. Lovely plot it had (well, a very guilt pleasure plot for me. *g*) but I couldn't keep on with all the Scoobies-bashing, then came Riley and of course he's gonna get it. I'm so tired of character bashing. It won't let me enjoy the story, because I'll just keep rolling my eyes all the way to the end, and won't take it seriously.

1- No, the Scoobies don't try to baby Xander all the time, actually they tend to neglect him instead, and ever since S5, Xander stopped caring about his friends not paying him the attention he wants because he has other stuff to focus on: Anya, an apartment and a job he likes.

2- No, Willow doesn't treat Spike like dirt, remember S4? Or you just like to skip it because you dislike Riley and the Initiative.

3- No, Buffy isn't a controlling bitch. She'd never treat Spike OR Xander the way I read in that fic.

4- No, the Scoobies don't throw the "You're useless" card at Xander. If they think he's useless, they'll just keep it inside. I don't even think they think it. Sure, they'd never think he's their winning card, but I don't think they consider him completely useless. I think the only time they thought that of him, or at least Buffy and Willow thought that of him, was in The Zeppo. And they didn't want him there because they loved him, not because they looked down on him.

Of course, it's expected for Buffy and Willow (and even Giles) to dislike Xander's relationship with Spike, but they won't act like jerks about it. Though I can see Buffy giving Spike the shovel speech and even questioning his intentions with some physical abuse (only if he acted like the annoying sweetheart we know and love) but she'd never want to kill him.

Some stuff that bug me about Xander and Spike's characterization:

1- No, Xander isn't a pathetic crybaby. I don't think he ever cried on the show.

2- No, Spike doesn't give a damn about Xander, unless you give me a convincing plot where Spike's feelings change towards Xander. Other than that, the only reason Spike would want to save him (post-chip and pre-Buffy-love) will be because he wants the Scoobies' money. The only reason he'd want to save him (pre-soul and post-Buffy-love) will be because of Buffy. The only reason he'd want to save him (post-soul) will be Buffy and the soul's influence.
lusciousxander: (Default)
Title: Into the Woods PARODY
Authors: [ profile] lusciousspike and [ profile] lusciousxander
Rating: R it's a little violent… in a fun way, promise!
Spoilers: S5 BtVS Into the Woods… duh!
Summery: It's crazy, it's scary, it's better than Into the Woods, if you really hate that episode!
Disclaimer: They belong to Joss though we borrowed Spike, Xander and Riley and others and dammit we’ll take our time!! *worried Joss will sue when he sees what they did here*
Distribution: You want it? No way!!!!!! YES PLEASE! Just tell us first.

Go to read Parody
lusciousxander: (Strength of his hero by mysteryof)
For the [ profile] buffyversetop5

Top Five Angsty Vids:

I feel so sad because most of my favorite vids are gone, I'd have recced Sleep Walker by Windy, amazing character study vid, also some of Xandra's character study vids but all of them had disappeared. *pouts*

1- Crucify by [ profile] charmax

This video is centered around the end of season 2 and the beginning of season 3. It looks at Buffy’s disillusionment with slaying and her running away from home and her responsibilities. I can never describe how the song choice fits perfectly with Buffy's feelings at this moment.

2- Don't Wanna Know by girlpire

A look at season six's depressed!Xander. After Hell's Bells, things just get worse. Very, very well done! I can just feel Xander's depression here and this vid is really helping me write my Dark!Xander fic.

3- Strange And Beautiful by [ profile] charmax

This video is a look at Xander’s unrequited love for Buffy during their school years. This vid reminds me of Shakespeare's A Mid Summer Night's Dream, of Helena's unrequited love for Demetrius, we have a spell put on him while he was asleep, then when he sees her first after he wakes up, he falls in love with her. Xander puts a spell on Buffy and when she wakes up she'll realize that she loves him. Of course, that's all in Xander's head. Very emotional, very dreamlike, very sad.

4- In The Shadows by grey council

This video is about Giles. This vid shows off his potential a bit. So many things we saw of him in the show was promising. The dark, dangerous and brilliant side... that was a bit left 'in the shadows'.

5- Welcome to My Life by Morgan

Buffy teaches Jonathan that no body lives without pain in the Hellmouth. Very sweet and moving.
lusciousxander: (Similar by mys)
For the [ profile] buffyversetop5

Fics with Outstanding Characterization: (IMHO)

1- Cuckoo in the Nest by [ profile] liz_marcs

Wow, this fic takes us inside the head of Xander's father: Tony Harris. We get to see Xander's life and the events of canon through the eyes of his father. New idea of a fic, amazing characterization, amazing plotting. I especially liked how she made Tony look like a person and not like how many portray him as Mr. Evil Rapist.

2- Confluents by [ profile] enigmaticblues

This is one of my favorite season 7 Spuffy fics. All the characters sound in character, the plotline was interesting, the Scoobies' relationships were interesting! We have Buffy dealing with her flaws, I love that it didn't take an "over the top" style to have her discover her weaknesses and flaws. Amazing portrayal of Xander, flawed but still the good man we see on the show. A nice Willow trying hard not to screw up. The grown up Dawn we saw in S7. Anya didn't appear much but she's sarcastic and still blaming Xander for her own choices. As for Spike... well, why don't you read and find out. *winks*

3- Sweet Revenge by [ profile] jackson_rayne

A rewrite of season 5 but Spander style. Spike is the character that attracts me the most in this fanfic, usually fanficcers try their hardest to show us how Spike is worthy and deserves to be treated better, sometimes exaggerating to the point of showing him as a saint, even with his apparent flaws. Here though Jackson gives us the real Spike, the Spike who goes through major developments to improve with time for the person he loves without losing what makes him a vampire. I guess the fact that she's using S5 to write her fic helped her to keep Spike in check. Her Spike will always be my favorite Spike.

4- London Calling by [ profile] shadowscast

If Saint!Spike annoys me in fanfic, then Marty Stu!Xander annoys me even more. Shadowscast writes a wonderful, believable Xander and you can just see it in the first scene of the fic where Xander and Buffy argue over Spike's AR. Some writers go very mellow with Xander sometimes while others make him go over the top with his Spike hate, but her Xander has a mix of each, he hates Spike but will do whatever he can to make Buffy happy. Of course, other than her Xander characterization, her plot is very intriguing and pulls you in. One of the best Spander fanfic.

5- Starting from Nowhere by [ profile] st_salieri

I'd die for a fic that lacks Riley bashing, so thank you [ profile] st_salieri! I'm not into Xander/Riley but you can really believe that Xander has it for Riley, plus this is the only fic to convince me that Riley can, well, be gay with a guy. :)
lusciousxander: (Default)
These sets were made for me by amazing fanartists. And since I'm so sweet and cute, I thought I'll share them with you guys. Snag but credit!!


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lusciousxander: (Spander by Claudia)
The Exchange. Co-written with [ profile] lusciousspike Xander/Willow/Buffy friendship, Spanderness, chapter eight part four. It's un-beta-ed.

The Exchange Chapter 8 part four )
lusciousxander: (Strength of his hero by mysteryof)
The Exchange. Co-written with [ profile] lusciousspike Xander/Willow/Buffy friendship, Spanderness, chapter eight part three. It's un-beta-ed.

The Exchange Chapter 8 Part 3 )
lusciousxander: (Sad by Xanphibian)
The Exchange. Co-written with [ profile] lusciousspike Xander/Willow/Buffy friendship, Spanderness, chapter Eight Part Two. It's un-beta-ed.

The Exchange Chapter 8 Part Two )
lusciousxander: (Sad by Xanphibian)
The Exchange. Co-written with [ profile] lusciousspike Xander/Willow/Buffy friendship, Spanderness, chapter eight part one. Un-beta-ed. The final chapter. Yes, folks, The Exchange has ended.

The Exchange Chapter 8 Part One )
lusciousxander: (Spander by Claudia)
The Exchange. Co-written with [ profile] lusciousspike Xander/Willow/Buffy friendship, Spanderness, chapter seven. It's un-beta-ed.

The Exchange Chapter 7 )
lusciousxander: (Parents made by adis723)
The Exchange, chapter 6, co-written with [ profile] lusciousspike. Xander/Buffy/Willow friendship and will end with Spander.

The Exchange Chapter 6 )
lusciousxander: (Scoobies by beneathgulmissy)
The Exchange. Co-written with [ profile] lusciousspike Xander/Willow/Buffy friendship, Spanderness, chapter five.

The Exchange Chapter 5 )


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