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19th-Dec-2006 12:33 am
KeepCalm|TotallyAwesome by debris_k
Hi y'all,

I'm looking for two stories. The 1st one is an Initiative-related fic, which I only remember the end of: it had Riley (or possibly Graham? one of the soldier boys, anyway) ending up turned into a demon, and Walsh or some other head doc looking forward to "working" on him... I'm fairly sure it's Spander, as 99% of vamp fics I read are. :-) (what little I remember from the actual plot probably comes from a different fic altogether, so I won't go into it)

The other one is an old(er) probably long Spander story, possibly series, which ends with the boys living together but Spike gets house-fever and goes on a walkabout a few times before Xander breaks down/gets a clue and moves to a house with vamp-friendly access points and a game room built special for Spike and his demon buddies. This fic is the one I've taken to refering as "the fic that made me dread Established Relationship Issues in fanfiction", and I'd really like to find it (again) so I could reference my phobia properly.

Lastly, I've started writing a new story. So far it's:
- untitled
- has 1 part out of planned 2
- pairing of all kinds and combinations between Xander, Anya and Spike
- rated R, so far
- warnings for het, angst, Xander introspection and no beta or real proof-reading (yet; may change as soon as tomorrow)
- planned to be a Christmas gift, so time *is* of the essense, which is why I'm posting a notice here this fast, instead of letting it sit for months on my drive while I pick away at it and polish it to something not so blatantly... blatant.
Anyone interested to nudge/kick/push me in the right direction will be rewarded, or get the dubious privilage to make demands concerning the story/plot.

Many thanks, on all counts.
19th-Dec-2006 12:44 am (UTC)
Yep. I knew it would be the one fic I think it *isn't*. Thanks!
19th-Dec-2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Should I be insulted or complimented?
19th-Dec-2006 07:01 am (UTC)
Oh, don't get me wrong, the series is very well written, and I like the lot, *except* the bit where they don't live happily ever after. I'm a spoilt baby, I know...
21st-Dec-2006 10:11 am (UTC)
Now normally I don't like unhappily ever afters but I got curious since you said the series is very well written. I thought I read the last piece of both stories in the saga but didn't see that. I'm sure I missed it somewhere. Coule you tell me where please? Much thanks if you would.
21st-Dec-2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
Well, I read back from the last part of "Coercion", and if you read part 36 "The Bivouac of the Dead", you'll see what I mean. The relationship goes south a bit before that, though, with Xander angst as the thing that really got to me, but if you read the whole story you'll notice this anyway. There's lots (and lots) of sex after this, but I think a relationship needs more than sex to make it work, and this story proves that nicely.

Like I said, I never meant to imply the story wasn't *good*; it just raised issues that I have... well, *issues* with. *g*
22nd-Dec-2006 06:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for getting back to me, and so quickly, about my question. :) It was very kind of you to answer.

I got it in your comment that I initially responded to that you *did* think it was well written, so no worries about that. ;-)

I had just looked through what I thought were the last parts of the two stories in the series trying to find the "and I like the lot, *except* the bit where they don't live happily ever after" part. I erroneously assumed the unhappily ever after bit was in the ending of the stories. My bad.

The reason I went and looked through only the last section of each story was because as I mentioned I normally don't like unhappy endings. Once in a great while though, I do come across a story that's worth it. Even then, I like to read the sad bit first so I can brace myself and appreciate all the happy parts more.
21st-Dec-2006 02:21 pm (UTC) - P.S.
I guess this *isn't* exactly un-happily ever after, since the guys do come up with a compromise of sorts, but when they did break apart for that time? It was enough to give me fannish emotional scars. But again, I just might be a big baby when it comes to that...

If you want to read other great un-happily ever afters that I actually -and to my own great surprise- had no problems with, I can help with a couple.
22nd-Dec-2006 07:18 am (UTC) - Re: P.S.
I appreciate the offer to help me find some more fic, but I'm going to decline at this time. You're a sweetie for offering though. :)
20th-Dec-2006 12:45 am (UTC)
The first fic would be 'Something..... Borrowed' by Beetle. It's an excellect re-write of 'Something Blue' - Spander style of course. ;) It's in the Spander Files here:

20th-Dec-2006 01:07 am (UTC)
*facepalm* Of course it's on the 'Files. Where else could a story I can't find be? Thanks!
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