January 6th, 2009


Challenge Seven

In addition to any recs you wish to post at any time, the comm has bi-weekly rec challenges issued by the mods.

Challenge seven:

Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Deadline: January 20
Challenge: Rec your favorite het fics from this fandom. Any and all pairings welcome! Just c/p the text below:

You do not need to ask for posting rights. Just become a member and rec your favorites!

Feel free to pimp this comm to your friends so that we get more Buffy fans!

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chinese whispers by noelia_g (r)

Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Faith/Rupert Giles
Fic Title: Chinese Whispers
Author: noelia_g
Link: http://noelia-g.livejournal.com/178696.html
Rating/Warning(s): R / character death
Genre: AU, Character Study
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because this fic just hits you in the gut. The symmetry of the prose, the implications of the relationship between the Council and the Slayer, and just the author's characterization of Giles makes this story a must-read.
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vessel by kcstories (r)

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Ginny Weasley/Tom Riddle, Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter
Fic Title: Vessel
Author: kcstories
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/hp_darkfest/3270.html
Rating/Warning(s): R / character death, semi-graphic dub-con, implied future incest
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Written for last year's hp_darkfest this fic will just leave you speechless. The author manages to do so much with her minimal approach to diction creating an atmosphere that just hooks the reader right in. This story is Tom/Ginny at its finest; in all its dark glory.
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The Longest Night by alwaysjbj (r)

Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Buffy / Spike
Fic Title: The Longest Night
Author: alwaysjbj
Link: http://www.axisoflove.org/Spike/longestnight.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This story is heart-wrenching and beautiful at the same time. I couldn't stop reading it once I started and then had to go back and re-read it all over again. This story is going to be in my all-time favs category. I hope that other people will enjoy it as much as I do.
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One-Way Ticket by snowpuppies (r)

Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel
Pairing: Faith / Connor
Fic Title: One-Way Ticket
Author: snowpuppies
Link: http://snowpuppies.livejournal.com/176491.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Drama/Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Do not let this pairing scare you away. This story takes place after NFA (on AtS). Faith joins the Fang Gang in LA. The characterizations in this story ring so true. This story just is all kinds of awesome.
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Illusion's Secret by spikeskat (r)

Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Faith / Xander
Fic Title: Illusion's Secret
Author: spikeskat
Link: http://spikeskat.rogue-poet.com/illusionssecret.htm
Rating/Warning(s): R - SPOILERS FOR BUFFY Season 8 #9 - "No Future for You"
Genre: Drama/Romance/Angst
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: This story picks up from the Season 8 Buffy comic #9 - "No Future for You". I loved how this story expanded on what we saw in that issue. You don't have to be caught up on the comic to understand what is going on in this story but be aware that it contains some SPOILERS for the comics. (I had to put spoilers in just in case. Though this comic has been out for a while now. *g*)
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touched by m_mcgregor (nc-17)

Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Cordelia / Xander
Fic Title: Touched
Author: m_mcgregor
Link: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=m_mcgregor&keyword=Fanfiction+-+Touched+%28R/NC17%29&filter=all
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: PWithP, Romance, Angst

Why This Must Be Read: This story makes me want more of this pairing. It explores the emotional roller coaster that these characters are going through in the most crack-tacular set-up ever. The author has commented that there will be an update and that this story isn't abandoned. Give it a try and don't forget to review. :D
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Turning a Corner in Istanbul by eowyn_315

Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Willow / Oz
Fic Title: Turning a Corner in Istanbul
Author: eowyn_315
Link: http://eowyn-315.livejournal.com/26249.html#cutid1
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Oz is a really hard character to get across in fic. This story does such an excellent job of portraying him (and Willow as well). Just wonderful work.
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Road Trip by wesfan1234 (r)

Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Faith / Wesley
Fic Title: Road Trip
Author: crayonbreakygal or wesfan1234
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2115650/1/Road_Trip
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Angst / Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This was the very first Wes/ Faith story that I ever read and it raised the bar for all of the stories that I have read for this pairing. Great stuff.