lusciousxander: (I Feel so close to You by Ehlwyen)
Some characters get the flashy, in-your-face character development (Willow, Wesley, Spike, Cordelia) and there are those characters whose character development is so subtle that you barely notice it, but it’s there.

Xander Harris and Bangel

Xander was a jerk to Buffy and her feelings for Angel on many occasions, like this:
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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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyu7YlK1fSk






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Aug. 5th, 2015 06:16 pm
lusciousxander: (Oh Pooh! by mirasol)
I just did a Tumblr rant on Xander-hate. Yep. I'm back to the BtVS Fandom all right. 
lusciousxander: (Strength of his hero by mysteryof)
After the spread of the infamous Buffy/Xander discussion on Tumblr and the difficulty of actually reading it, people on sweet, discussion-friendly LJ started to give their two cents on the subject. The Question is:

"Why isn't the Buffy/Xander pairing more popular?"

Now I've read a beautiful essay written by [livejournal.com profile] shadowkat67 on why this pairing doesn't work and those two are far more beautiful and interesting as friends.

B/X parallels - Dealing with the Monster

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
lusciousxander: (Connection by Moscow_watcher)
Title: Pieces of A Puzzle ( written for [livejournal.com profile] fall_for_sx )
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander
Pairing: Xander/Spike
Setting: S7 Post-Selfless
Summary: Spike's stay at Xander's apartment proves to be more interesting than he ever thought.
Notes: This fic is a sequel to my fic "A Kick From the Inside," but you don't have to read it to understand this one.
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] akasakasan for being my lovely beta.


Previous Chapters





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Chapter Three )
lusciousxander: (Connection by Moscow_watcher)
The worst curse! I desperately want to finish my WiPs but can't manage to write a thing. So, I decided to read some fanfiction at Archive of Our Own.

Anyway, out of curiosity, I clicked on the Top 10 Tags for characters and was really shocked to find Xander Harris leading with 3644 fics! I knew that Xander was becoming a very popular character in fics, but never thought he'd be the number one tagged character in any archive. Willow, who's in second place, has 1561 fics archived in there. Wow!

Xander? My Xander? I'm so happy yet shocked yet really happy. I'm aware that some of those fics aren't Xander centric but he features in them, but still, WOW!

I was also happy, but not surprised, to find Spander leading in the Top 10 Tags for relationships! My fave character and fave pairing are Number One! Yay!

I hope to finish my newest Spander fic to add it to the archive. I just wish there's a cure for writer's block.
lusciousxander: (Similar by mys)
Title: Pieces of A Puzzle ( written for [livejournal.com profile] fall_for_sx )
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander
Pairing: Xander/Spike
Setting: S7 Post-Selfless
Summary: Spike's stay at Xander's apartment proves to be more interesting than he ever thought.
Notes: This fic is a sequel to my fic "A Kick From the Inside," but you don't have to read it to understand this one.
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] akasakasan for being my lovely beta.

Previous Chapters:

Chapter One








~*~*~*~*~




Chapter Two )
lusciousxander: (Similar by mys)
Title: Pieces of A Puzzle ( written for [livejournal.com profile] fall_for_sx )
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander
Pairing: Xander/Spike
Setting: S7 Post-Selfless
Summary: Spike's stay at Xander's apartment proves to be more interesting than he ever thought.
Notes: This fic is a sequel to my fic "A Kick From the Inside," but you don't have to read it to understand this one.
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] akasakasan for being my lovely beta.





~*~*~*~*~



Chapter One )

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