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    Quote Originally Posted by flow View Post
    I`d like to rec

    Ipseity by Baphrosia

    https://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewstory.php?sid=4232
    Seconded. It's a stunning story.

    Here's another older one: Impossibly Delightful Flesh by Sadbhyl. https://archiveofourown.org/works/322346/

    Buffy, Spike, Xander, Anya, and Tara have a run in with a genderswap-inducing demon. SO interesting! It's Spuffy, but also Tillow and Xanya. It's a real ensemble piece, and even deals with Riley in an even-handed way. There's no real villain — it's just our beloved characters dealing with the unexpected and their own feelings.

    Definitely not for those who are squicked by genderswapping.
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    Here's another older one: Impossibly Delightful Flesh by Sadbhyl. https://archiveofourown.org/works/322346/
    I think that was discussed once in one of the older fanfiction discussion threads. I don`t remember the discussion too well, because I skipped that fic and did definitely not read it - yet. It`s still on my to-read-list though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flow View Post
    I think that was discussed once in one of the older fanfiction discussion threads. I don`t remember the discussion too well, because I skipped that fic and did definitely not read it - yet. It`s still on my to-read-list though.

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    Yes we did read this one, I remember the title, though not sure what I thought of it.

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    I liked it a lot actually. I adore gender swap fics. They're my guilty pleasure.
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    Closure Is A Silly Word by Herself_nyc

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/5324162

    I don't usually like VampBuffy fics, but this is beautiful and made me cry. I love Herself, she's such a good writer. This is Dawn and Buffy centred, but there is Spuffy, though it's quite sad.

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    Ketchup and the Crocodile by yellowb [R]
    http://dark-solace.org/elysian/viewstory.php?sid=5578

    Post-Bargaining Buffy leaves for N.Y, where Spike finds her. This one is very low-key, bittersweet and melancholy. But it is Spike in love with Buffy and winning her over - really slowly though. It has a happy ending but not a fireworks and pink cotton candy ending.
    Thanks for this rec flow, read it yesterday and it was great. I loved Ketchup and the Buffy Dawn relationship was lovely.

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    I am reading Lizerrrbeathan's Boxing Day. There are dream sequences that aren't included in the body of the work, but are linked to. Unfortunately the links no longer work. It's a bit disappointing, but I'm hoping it won't affect the story too much, but I thought I'd warn anyone else reading this fic.

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    Priceless:
    Closure Is A Silly Word by Herself_nyc

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/5324162

    I don't usually like VampBuffy fics, but this is beautiful and made me cry. I love Herself, she's such a good writer. This is Dawn and Buffy centred, but there is Spuffy, though it's quite sad.
    If you are willing to give Vamp/Buffy a try, I`d recommend to read the pre-quel to this fic first. It`s called Not Dead and you can find it here (and yes, I love Herself :-)):

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/1993800

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    Quote Originally Posted by flow View Post
    Priceless:

    If you are willing to give Vamp/Buffy a try, I`d recommend to read the pre-quel to this fic first. It`s called Not Dead and you can find it here (and yes, I love Herself :-)):

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/1993800

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    Thanks flow, I'll give it a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    I am reading Lizerrrbeathan's Boxing Day. There are dream sequences that aren't included in the body of the work, but are linked to. Unfortunately the links no longer work. It's a bit disappointing, but I'm hoping it won't affect the story too much, but I thought I'd warn anyone else reading this fic.
    Ugh that is disappointing. I'll double check with the person at SpuffyRealm that I got a copy from and see if they have it. I searched the doc and could only see the one link on p.46 (it just says Click here: (to dream)), I assume that is the one you found?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoney View Post
    Ugh that is disappointing. I'll double check with the person at SpuffyRealm that I got a copy from and see if they have it. I searched the doc and could only see the one link on p.46 (it just says Click here: (to dream)), I assume that is the one you found?
    I haven't read the whole fic, but from perhaps the half I have read, there are three links that haven't worked. I'm thinking they are dreams, but . . .
    Spoiler:
    in this fic Buffy is dead and comes to visit Spike as a sort of guardian angel, and I think some of the links discuss those visits
    . So without them, the fic doesn't really work.

    Of course, I am not at all technical and they might work, but my clicking and Ctrl-ing aren't the right way to get to get to them. If they work for you, please let me know what you did

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    The Heart In Reverse by Lirazel - not really a fic, more a look inside Buffy's head

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/313233

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    A New Dawn, A New Day by gwennie

    https://dark-solace.org/elysian/view...t=ok&warning=5

    It`s a five-chaptered story and it is based somewhat on a sort of f*** or die trope, although the reason for the sex is not to avoid death in this fic. But is has two characters, who have sex for other than purely sexual motives. So to say. I guess I am explaining it really bad - lol. But this story is heartbreaking and beautiful. I love it. I highly recommend it.

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    Thanks for the rec, flow. Sounds good.

    I am currently reading the Turn and Face the Strain series by Quinara, and it's terrific. It's a fic in which S6 goes a little differently (better) than in the show.

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    I`d like to recommend :

    Unexpected by Passion4Spike.

    https://dark-solace.org/elysian/view...hp?seriesid=90

    Unexpected is a Spuffy fanfic series with seventeen separate stories. The word count of the whole series is more than one million words. To give you an idea - this series is about as long as the whole Harry Potter series.

    I kind of stumbled into the series at story No. 16 (Miles To Go). I haven`t read the rest of it - just glimpsed here and there - but this is a paradise for every fantasy fiction fan. The writer creates not one universe but multiple universes in addition to flashbacks and dream sequences. The characters that we know are spot on, the voicing is impressive, the writing is fantastic. There are also many original characters. We get lots of plot with battles and our heroes constantly fighting for their lives. We get pregnancies, babies, kids and even a dog. We get death and angst and villains. If you are looking for somethin that will keep you reading for weeks, I can highly recommend this:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Dutchess View Post
    Thanks for the rec, flow. Sounds good.

    I am currently reading the Turn and Face the Strain series by Quinara, and it's terrific. It's a fic in which S6 goes a little differently (better) than in the show.
    That's a great series DD.

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    I just started it (Turn and Face the Strain) and really like it so far! - thanks for sharing DD
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    Rebcake recommended this fic in another thread but it should be here as well, because it is not only a Spuffy fic, it is also a Spuffy fic pre-Something Blue and pre-Fool For Love, which makes it very interesting an a gem as well:

    Rebcake
    The oldest Spike/Buffy fic I know of is from Nov. 1998 — Mortal Enemies by Laure Alexander (aka ladyoneill) — http://offline.buffy.de/www.sinister...s/l/mortal.htm
    I`ve read this and I really loved it.

    I`d be very interested in reading more "old" Spuffy fics, but it is often difficult to know, when they were written.

    Does anyone know about more Spuffy fics that have been written pre-Something Blue or at least pre-season6 ?

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    I don`t remember, how it got on my to-read-list in the first place, but today I had a day off from work and I was going through my to read-list and stopped at this. It is

    Super Food World by Valerie X. http://www.allaboutspike.com/fic.html?id=69

    It is set in season 6 and has about 12k words. Buffy and Spike go grocery shopping together. It is really sweet and hilariously funny and very sad and also full of anger and violence and - of course - full of Spike`s love for Buffy. After i finished it, I decided to binge-read another very short story of the same writer, called Attack of the Gay Mimes. The next half an hour had me rolling on the floor laughing. Then I looked for more stuff by this author and went on her site only to discover that she died about five years ago in her mid-thirties. That was really sad and shocking as well. Now I am reading Redeeming Spike`s Ass by her, which is a permanent WIP. I usually never read WIP`s but this author writes so entertaining and funny but at the same time bittersweet that I could not resist.

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    I've read Super Food World, but I don't think I've read others by valerie x. Sad to hear she has passed.

    I've read masses of early season fics (including Mortal Enemies) as I generally prefer going AU earlier, but it's really tough to know when they were written. I'll see if I can check against some of the authors that I think are 'older' if stories were pre Nov 99 (when I think SBlue aired) or pre Oct 01 (before S6). But I'm not definite which are the authors that were writing when the show aired. Some sites like AllAboutSpike I think tend to hold older fics, but I might be making that up and I don't think they show posting dates there anyway to check against.

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    Night Call, Collect by TreacleA Short and bittersweet fic, post Chosen, which I really enjoyed.

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/12359853

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    https://iamoffyourbird.tumblr.com/po...a-starter-pack

    This link was shared on the EF FB group page. I've read some of them already and they are all good recommendations so I've added the others to my bookshelf.


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