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25th-Nov-2007 09:45 pm
shy saint
A long, long time ago I somehow stumbled upon this fic (The One in the Cave). Needless to say, I love it. This is actually the only BTVS-fic I've ever read. So, please, introduce me to this new world, rec me the good stuff!

My taste: I'm character-focused, not so found of spanking and threesomes (well, if the threesome is particularly well-written, I wouldn't mind too much), any rating (as long as it's adult... :P tho anything goes if it's a brilliant story) and slash, of course.
I realize this is a Spike/Xander community, but if you do know about a brilliant fic with some other paring I wouldn't mind (I hope the rest of the community won't either). Especially if it's Spike/Angel. I've pondered Sp/Ang and found it seriously hot (it's the temptation of pushing Angel down from his pedestal of purish, goody-goody superiority).

I hope this post isn't too improper.
With anticipation,
vickevire

EDIT:Wow, you're brilliant! Thank you, all and everyone, for tips, recs, tidbits and, not to forgo, the effort. =)
Comments 
25th-Nov-2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
Yanno, this would probably get more responses over at spangel_. Just a suggestion...
26th-Nov-2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip! From the sheer amount of recs I've got I think I'll be busy for a while, but I'll keep it in mind for later. :)
25th-Nov-2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
26th-Nov-2007 06:22 am (UTC)
Man, that was a good list. I'd forgotten how much I liked some of those!
26th-Nov-2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Rec-lists are great, but sometimes I think person-to-person recs are more fun. :)
25th-Nov-2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
I guess the obvious choice would be the rest of Anna S's wonderful, fantastic work, here http://www.drizzle.com/~eliade/btvs_slash.html
26th-Nov-2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Aha! Thanks!!! :D
25th-Nov-2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
These are Spike/Angel fics. Go to this link, http://home.att.net/~lubakmetyk/crypt.htm, and select 'Sandy' - the work is just so...brilliant, like nothing I've ever read before. I've read nearly all of her work, kinda - making Spike go back to Fledge, but the relationship between the two vampires is so emotional and really in there, if you get what I mean.
Actually, most fics in The Crypt are Spangel fics, but you get a multiple of pairings. Enjoy!
26th-Nov-2007 12:03 am (UTC)
Start at The Spander Files. Pick a category you like (for non-Spander, find the link and pick those), and then pick and choose from the many wonderful stories and authors on the offer. (If you get tired of picking, go to The Spander Files Automated Mirror Archive, click on 'Random Story', and enjoy the results.) The ultimate newbie guide for Spander, right there. ^.^
26th-Nov-2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Newbie guides rock! Will bookmark :)
26th-Nov-2007 12:13 am (UTC) - sorry
er...I gave you The Crypt link earlier, but I made a little mistake. It's not Sandy, but Little Mouse. It's that author's story you want to be reading :)
sorry again, if you've been to the link and looked for them there, Here's the link again though, i don't know if the other works, though it might just be my connection to the internet through this. http://home.att.net/~lubakmetyk/crypt.htm
26th-Nov-2007 02:47 am (UTC) - Re: sorry
which story is the actual one you are rec-ing ???? Is it the uncompleted family?
Anonymous
26th-Nov-2007 05:58 pm (UTC) - Re: sorry
Thanks. I just got on the net. Man, so many replays!!! *manic grin*. Also, no confusion on my part. You're not reccing one story, but the author Little Mouse. Got it. =)
26th-Nov-2007 12:36 am (UTC)
I'll go ahead and rec people I read and reread who are still writing regularly or semi-regularly in the fandom to keep it fresh - and short.

If you liked The One In The Cave, you'll probably like savoytruffle too - start with There's Your Trouble or Or Forever Hold Your Peace and then read all the rest because she's that good. You can find them in her memories. Her WIP So Crazy It Just Might Work is a Spander rewrite of Angel season one - where gay!Xander went to LA instead of Cordy.

You might like And Let The Gods Do The Rest which I wrote with her.

Or Oxnard To Glory which I wrote with tabaqui who is another kickass character-driven Spander writer. I recommend starting with Under The Mountain or Letters, both of which are in her memories.

And if you want to give me a try and want to start with something complete and character driven, try out Wilderness, Last Days Of Rome, Incident On The Bay Of The Descending Dragon or Forty Eight Hours In The Lives Of Xander The Bear And The Vamp Who Came Back. All in my memories.

cordelianne and electricalgwen likewise write awesome character-driven Spander and though they have fewer works completed it's all good. Cordelianne's memories, electricalgwen's memories.

And if I didn't rec witling, I'd have to hand in my Spander card. Try starting with her My Funny Valentine and Ship Of The Desert in the contribution fics directory of her memories. You might need to ask her to friend you to see all of her stories.
26th-Nov-2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I love to get these kind of "in-the-know" recs =D Also, thanks for the effort and thoughts you put into replaying.
26th-Nov-2007 01:49 am (UTC)
I've posted short reviews of my favorite fics here.

For S/A I like:
"Wicked Games" by Titti (http://www.tittisrealm.com/fantasy/archive/0/wickedgames.html). It's S/A and basically porn with very little plot.
"House of Angelus" by Mouse (www.bound-by-blood.com). The story deals with William's introduction into the family and though now AU, it makes me wish that this was how it really happened.
"Dark Abandon" by Adsum (www.squashduck.com/abandon/mainFrame_SA.html). A chipped Spike goes to his sire and they try to reconnect, both literally and figuratively.
"Counting the Days" by Dira Sudis (http://dira.ficlaundering.com/bv/index.html). A post-"The Gift" story. After Buffy's death Spike and Dawn head to LA to visit Angel. Angel and Spike must deal with old memories and try to build a new relationship for Dawn's sake
"Root" by Inkstain (http://lubakmetyk.infinology.net/others/inkstain/root.htm) Angel's POV when a newly-souled Spike visits him
"Happy Birthday, Wesley" by Jessica Walker (S/A/W)(http://www.tdsos.com/~nightcap/fic/happybirthdaywesley.html) Spike and Angel give Wesley a birthday to remember involving birthday suits

Here are some Angel (mostly S/A) sites:

http://www.squashduck.com/ltd/newfic.htm
http://ficbitch.com/current.html (a site collective with Slashing the
Angel and others)
http://www.thinveil.org/angelslash
http://www.fangedfour.com/deadboy (official site of the S/A part of
the Buffy Writer's Guild with good links) + Timeline
http://www.obsessedmuch.net/clockwork home to "A Clockwork Vampire"

Hope you find something you like (and let me know if any of the links don't work - I try to stay up-to-date but occasionally websites vanish or change URLs).

Shakatany

26th-Nov-2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
Wow! Thanks!!! I can't believe how many recs I've got. Amazing. Thank you so much.
26th-Nov-2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
We aim to please *g*
We're a friendly bunch here in the Spander corner of the Buffyverse-on-the-Web.

Shakatany
26th-Nov-2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
We aim to please

And you don't do it by halves either! LOL
26th-Nov-2007 03:12 am (UTC)
I love Eliade's fic and definitely agree with the commenter who suggested reading her other fic (if you haven't already) cause they're fantastic especially Subtleties and Sidelines.

When I was first discovering Spander I read a lot of fantastic fic and discovered some great authors at WesleysGirl's Slash Recs.

crazydiamondsue has a fantastic and comprehensive rec list (lots of S/X, S/A and lots more pairings) here. Also be sure to check out crazydiamondsue's fic too!


shadowscast (an awesome Spander author!) also has a fabulous rec list here.

And I've done a couple of rec posts (all of currently writing and posting, very talented authors like electricalgwen, entrenous88, reremouse, savoytruffle and tabaqui:
- My picks for top 5 S/X fics of 2006
- Recent rec post of fics being currently produced.

Looks like you have lots of recs, enjoy all the good fic! And of course, authors do love comments (oh do we ever!), so be sure to share how much you enjoyed the fic! :D
26th-Nov-2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, lots of recs...! I'm kinda amazed. Thanks so, so much for the tidbits. =D
26th-Nov-2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
Nice. =) Thanks a lot!
27th-Nov-2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
I could think of loads but I would imagine that you have a lot of them through these recs, but I absolutely adore this story.
Sweet Revenge by Jackson. It's Spander.

http://mysticmuse.net/authors/jackson/sweetrevenge.html
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