Fic Rec!!!

Aug. 15th, 2015 07:15 pm
lusciousxander: (grabby hands by Moscow_Watcher)
Yay! I've requested a S7 Spander friendship fic set during Spike's stay at Xander's apartment on Tumblr and here it is, written for me! It's not exactly friendship, but both of them discovered that they have more in common than they realize.

The Unforgiven Boys by soulfulspikethekiller

And here you can find it on Ao3 if Tumblr isn't your thing
lusciousxander: (NickJames by Moscow Watcher)

You’ve got one high school graduate who keeps getting fired from an endless list of crummy jobs and a vampire who lost his bite, earning his keep by shrinking his clothes ‘cause he can’t use the washing machine. Both stuck in a dark, dank basement owned by loud drunken sods.

The only glimpse of happiness in our first rate losers’ miserable life is…

To shag each other senseless ‘til dawn, ‘cause the younger loser has to get out and make a living.

Spander has always been about the things Xander and Spike have in common. Unrequited love for Buffy, jealous of Angel, bullied, a long life of humiliation and butt-monkey-ness, protective of Dawn who had a crush on both, and last but not least their devotion and loyalty to Buffy.

Spander meta for your enjoyment:

Xander and Spike Save the World by spuzz

Heroes, Villains and Invisible Men by Kimberly_a

For some silly fun, this is a S4 comic I did a while back, hope it makes you laugh. It’s five episodes, using S4 screen caps and funny dialogue.

How Season Four Should Have Gone

Episode One, Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four and Episode Five

My Favorite Spander Fics:

1) Fragments by Shadowscast

The Shanshu Prophecy was a little ambiguous, to say the least. What if Spike became human after Not Fade Away? This series is my exploration of what life might be like for ex-vampire Spike.

2) If You Are Squeamish by Justwolf

When you’ve been in the world for as long as Spike, your head beings to fill up.

3) Sidelines by Anna S

Xander is on the sidelines once more. Buffy & Willow are in college, and his parents have kicked him out of the basement. How that happened, well, it’s a funny story, involving a shirtless Spike, but Xander really doesn’t want to tell it.

This story veers off canon shortly after the events of Hush, and follows Xander as he struggles to find his place, discover himself, and keep up the good fight against evil while living next-door to the undead.

4) Not Ready and sequel The Best of Friends by Slaymesoftly

An AU twist on the events after “The Gift” in which Xander and Spike end up being Dawn’s primary caretakers. Closeness ensues, but this is just UST and friendship more than anything else.

The sequel is about Xander’s unrequited love for Spike, especially after Buffy comes back from the dead.

5) Seeing is His Superpower by Shadowscast

This is a post-Chosen AU in which Xander finds Spike’s amulet in the wreckage of Sunnydale. When he picks it up, something interesting happens…

6) Sweet Revenge by Jackson

A rewrite of S5 Spander style. Spike has a plan to hurt Buffy by using Xander, but Xander has an unexpected effect.

7) London Calling by Shadowscast

After Buffy receives a mysterious telephone call from Spike, she sends Xander to London to find out what’s going on. This story’s set in an alternate universe where at the start of S7, Spike didn’t return to Sunnydale and the First Evil didn’t start devouring from beneath.

8) Divided and it’s sequel Two’s Company and its sequel Male Bondingby Jackson

Spike gets hit by Toth’s mojo instead of Xander. Sequel:  Spike has been rejoined with his demon side but those pesky feelings just won’t go away. Sequel: Spike’s secret is out, but how will Xander react?

9) Mockingbird by Sparrow2000

Xander is still coming to terms with the events in Magpie , but forces outside his control seem disinclined to leave him alone.
Note to the unwary: If you haven’t read Magpie , which is an Xander, Spike non-slash story, Mockingbird probably won’t make much sense.

10) The Boy and the Beast by Snowpuppies

Spike has a surprise for Xander, but it’s not what he expected. At all. Set in S4 BtVS. This one is dark, in a good way, you’ve got cunning Spike even with a chip in his head and I don’t wanna spoil it.

Last but not least, the famous and popular Spander kiss!

lusciousxander: (Unable to Fit In made by thiscanbegin)
I’ve recently read this wonderful Xander fic:

Momento Mori by [ profile] sparrow2000

14 chapters, very dark and angsty. An alternative ending to S6 and what might have happened afterwards.

That was the saddest, most interesting, most beautiful story I read in a long long time! God the tears I shed for Xander, I love reading a story that makes me cry for Xander!

The writing is wonderful, so much attention was paid to detail that the story feels so real and alive. I can just picture myself in Xander’s place and that’s another great thing about the story: Xander’s thoughts and sadness and fear were so vivid. They way she captured his emotions from start to finish was just spectacular. I also loved reading the other characters’ expressions and reactions through Xander’s eyes.

The plot was very tight and well constructed. It’s a mystery story that makes you think. And my favorite part of the story was the friendship between Xander and Giles. The Xander voice was just perfect.

I strongly recommend this fic. Even if you’re not a Xander fan, you’ll enjoy it for the mystery and the beautiful prose.
lusciousxander: (Similar by mys)
If you're a Spike fan, I totally recommend this fic for you!! I felt like I was in Spike's head, thinking his thoughts, feeling his confusion, getting a sense of his age and depth of his emotions.

If You Are Squeamish by [ profile] justwolf

A must!
lusciousxander: (Reading is sexy by Moscow Watcher)
I was in a bitter mood about Xander and his lack of arc in canon and THEN [ profile] drsquidlove releases a new chapter of her perfect fic New York!! This new chapter just made the fic awesomer than it already is which I've never thought it could happen because it was already perfect!!!

[ profile] drsquidlove, I'm just so happy you're a huge Xander fan and write awesome Xander fics for poor, unsatisfied Xander fans. Even though you dislike Xander/Spike. But that doesn't matter. Xander/Giles is my second best slash pairing for Xander and it's so delicious because while I love Spike, I just don't consider him good-looking *hides from the majority of her flist* Now Xander and Giles! Yummy, yummy! The best looking men in BtVS!
lusciousxander: (Reading is sexy by Moscow Watcher)
I'm addicted! This fic is just so awesome. It's so freaking awesome. It's so awesome in a way Barney himself doesn't know what it means.

[ profile] drsquidlove is the awesomest writer out there! She manages to hook so many fans up on her fics and she writes Xander/Giles! It's a hard pairing to sell, but she does it so well. I've always been a fan of Xander/Giles, but I've never been a huge fan of it until I read [ profile] drsquidlove's fics. She knows how to make an impossible pairing believable.

Another thing, I don't usually read a 37 year old Xander fic. I don't like Future Fics or older Scoobies fics. I especially don't read fics where Xander has abandoned Buffy and Willow and the fight. But this one is just perfect! And Xander has kids!! And lives in New York.

If you wanna have the time of your life reading one of the best fics out there, go and read New York by [ profile] drsquidlove. The fic is done but [ profile] drsquidlove posts two chapters a week. Gradual friendship development between Xander and Giles that will turn into something more with time. And Xander is into women. And has a good relationship with his ex-wife. Really mature and fun writing.

Summary: Xander is thirty-seven. Divorced. Two kids. 4000 miles from Sunnydale and his Hellmouth childhood. Also, straight. Only someone forgot to tell Giles. In fact... where the hell is Giles?
lusciousxander: (Scoobies by maharet83)
Note: Sigh! I'm so freaking tired. I know I missed a lot of fics, you can help me out by dropping links to fics I missed. (Crackfics aren't allowed. This list is for fics that take S8 seriously.)

BtVS Season Eight Fic Masterlist )

Fic Rec!

Jan. 17th, 2011 08:05 pm
lusciousxander: (Default)
Remember when I was gonna write that Buffy, Spike and Xander triangle fic? I'm not talking about Strangers.

I'm talking about the Xander loves Spike but Spike loves Buffy fic. Well, [ profile] slaymesoftly beat me to it. She's writing an incredible complicated fic set in S6, the fic starts with Not Ready which is about Xander and Spike taking care of Dawn after Buffy's death and their relationship develops gradually. Things get complicated when Buffy comes back in The Best of Friends. I just love the complex situation between Buffy and Spike and Xander, the jealousy, the anger, the desire. Really, folks, I promise you a fun read. Spander and Spuffy fans, you'll have a blast reading this story.
lusciousxander: (Spander by Claudia)
Friends in my flist, check out [ profile] buffyversetop5 for awesome lists of fics, art works and essays written in 2010. And if you haven't made a list yet, then what are you waiting for? Go rec your top five favorite Xander, Xander/Spike, Spike/Buffy, Xander/Giles and whatever fics/manips/essays and let us all share the awesome with you.

This year's top five reccers (based on the number of lists they made) are:

[ profile] moscow_watcher,[ profile] snickfic,[ profile] staringiscaring,[ profile] petzipellepingo and [ profile] shapinglight
lusciousxander: (Scoobies by maharet83)
Okay, guys, I'm gonna rec you [ profile] 2maggie2's BtVS Episode Reviews co-written with her brother and [ profile] local_max. (I've collected all the reviews they'd written so far and I'll add the new ones to the list.)

They write the most insightful and interesting reviews, and right now they're in episode two of S2. I enjoy their analysis on the Scoobies dynamic the most, especially the friendship between Buffy, Xander and Willow. Very complex and not all flowers. I recommend reading them, especially fanfic writers, you guys will benefit a lot from the discussions. :)
lusciousxander: (LOL by quietdiscerning)
[personal profile] rebake suggested doing a post with fics about Xander in Oxnard. Thanks to [personal profile] devo79 I was able to find all the fics I've read and a bunch I haven't read before, so yay. (If I missed a fic, tell me to add it.)

Check them out!! )
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I've made a post like this one at The Bloodshedverse a couple of years ago, seeking well written fics, and I was lucky to receive a wonderful collection of interesting fics.

Basically the idea is to rec me a fic or fics you've written and are so proud of. Also, mention why you love it so much and the reason why it makes you proud of yourself.

I'll start:

Points of View: I loved writing from different points of view, these are scenes from Xander's life told by the people around him (and himself), I think the sections I enjoyed writing were Tony's and Buffy's. And I had a hard time writing Jessica's section, but I'm quite satisfied with it now. Cordelia's, Jesse's and Anya's were the easiest and fasted written, and I remember being in such a sad/dark mood when writing Willow's and Xander's.

Adapting to Change: This was my first attempt to write a Buffy (the character) centric fic, and it's so dear to me. It's the summer between S6 and S7, Buffy is dealing with the changes around her.

The Ruin of Good Men: This is me writing Abusive Xander, and I've enjoyed every single second of it. Set in S6, after Normal Again, the darkest Xander ever got. Xander is abusing alcohol, Spike and on top of that himself.

Strangers: Aw, my first ever Spuffy fic. I felt lost when I posted the final chapter. I think what makes it so special is that it's written during S8. I wrote it in two years and posted it after it finished. It was a fun (yet hard) experience and I learned a lot from it.
lusciousxander: (Unable to Fit In made by thiscanbegin)

Say it one more time; "WOW!!!"

It's been a long time since I just lay down and devoured a fic, I couldn't stop reading, what a gripping, fantastic story! Thank you so much, [ profile] nwhepcat!

What if it was Xander who got to read others' thoughts instead of Buffy? One of the best coming out stories for Xander, what if Xander was the gay one instead of Willow? Not to mention Xander still wanting to help Faith after she tried to strangle him, wanting to use his new power to read her mind. There's so much to love here, and I was especially blown away by [ profile] moscow_watcher perfect banner!

Read this fic NOW!!!

I've noticed a few chapters missing from the memories list, and since I'm a nice woman, I have them here for easier reading:

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 16

Chapter 45

Chapter 47

Chapter 55

Spoilers to the fic... )

Fic Rec!

Mar. 15th, 2010 10:50 pm
lusciousxander: (Unable to Fit In made by thiscanbegin)

Fic 2: Deals with Faith's attempted rape/murder in Consequences. Xander's feelings after that humiliating experience. His first interaction/conversation with Faith after it. The whole idea of a girl forcing a boy into bed -gender reversal with Xander has always been interesting, so sad it wasn't explored properly on the show.

Dirty Boy by [ profile] dipenates

Rec Day!

Mar. 15th, 2010 05:49 pm
lusciousxander: (LOL by quietdiscerning)
Yay, I've read wonderful fanfic today and thought it's time to share!


These Precious Things, Let Them Wash Away by [ profile] dipenates: Xander and Spike have an honest talk during S7. This fic touches two issues I had with S7. Spike connecting and talking with someone other than Buffy and Xander expressing his feelings over Faith's attempted rape on him in Consequences

Point B by [ profile] delilah_joy: Who can resist the allure of teen boy love? Xander/Jesse, I'm a sucker for their cuteness!

Snail Tale by [ profile] drsquidlove: Xander/Riley. I have to admit I don't like this pairing. And no, not for the reasons you're thinking, I'm actually very fond of Riley. But not with Xander. Too... similar. Anyway, I enjoyed this fic so much, the talking in the beginning was heart-twistingly good.


Buffy/Giles/Willow/Xander wallpaper by [ profile] laucus: As a huge fan of the core four, I really love this poster. The contrast between colors and the state of these characters is very well done.

Vid Rec!

Feb. 17th, 2010 10:54 am
lusciousxander: (Sad by Xanphibian)
[ profile] angearia posted a video made by [ profile] nvrbnkisst in her LJ! The video has the most touching moments of BtVS, all your favorite characters struggling, picking themselves up again, being heroes, being there for each other. It'll make you cry. I cried.

Lyrics )
lusciousxander: (Scoobies by maharet83)
Pointing you to the direction of [ profile] crazydiamondsue's Meta Fantastic!

She'd collected so many of the wonderful BtVS/AtS essays/meta out there! It's a post that shouldn't be missed, especially for fanfic writers. :)
lusciousxander: (Scoobies by maharet83)
Hee, I was checking [ profile] lwbush's LJ, in a mood for a good Xander/Buffy fic, but then I found in her memories 70 Questions fic!!

BtVS characters answering 70 questions about themselves. So far I've just read Xander, Willow and Dawn, and I had a good giggle! :) Check them out, I think I'm gonna read Angel next, hee.
lusciousxander: (I Feel so close to You by Ehlwyen)
You've all probably read my missing opportunities with Xander rant. I've already gotten two responses on two of the fics I wanted to read:

1) Peace Treaty by [ profile] bellatemple

2) Because I Said So by [ profile] slaymesoftly

And thanks to [ profile] hpchick, I've got two fics dealing with:

Fic 2: Deals with Faith's attempted rape/murder in Consequences. Xander's feelings after that humiliating experience. His first interaction/conversation with Faith after it. The whole idea of a girl forcing a boy into bed -gender reversal with Xander has always been interesting, so sad it wasn't explored properly on the show.

1) Consequences by [ profile] sparrow2000: Angel finds Xander in the cemetery after the events of the episode Consequences. Xander's conflicted feeling over what had happened to him are beautifully written, and the writer goes to show Xander's role in the show as Buffy's damsel in distress. He's representing the stereotype girl role, getting captured, almost getting raped, being saved by Batman (Angel). Not to mention that the evil guy (Faith) is a woman. I'm a sucker for gender reversal, I'm lamenting the great opportunities for fresh and interesting new topics the show could have done with that Xander/Faith incident in Consequences.

2) Xander's Eyes by [ profile] sam_arkand: I've read this fic before. But I don't mind rereading great fics. Xander and Faith talking during S7 - a talk they SHOULD have had- clearing the air and going through some of the issues between them. Amazing writing, very beautiful and powerful use of language.


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