snickfic: (Buffy close)
2016-08-22 11:25 am

FIC: as the gentle rain from heaven

I've been wanting to write Buffy/Faith a/b/o for ages. This is... not exactly what I planned to write? But I enjoyed writing it, and here it is.

as the gentle rain from heaven (1757 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Faith Lehane/Buffy Summers
Characters: Buffy Summers, Faith Lehane
Additional Tags: Watersports, Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Nonnies Made Me Do It
Summary:

Every O watered the flowers at least once; it was part of the teen experience. All the movies said so. It was fine.

snickfic: Meg Cas kiss closeup (Meg Cas)
2014-11-07 09:27 am

FIC: lots of fics!

[community profile] trickortreatex authors are revealed! I wrote five things, which I'm lumping here all in one post for convenience. I had a lot of fun playing in basically all my fandoms, especially since the Buffy characters I want to write usually aren't eligible for exchanges.

However, out of the bunch I definitely had a couple of favorites: the hockey fic (which at 4k feels absurdly long for a treat in a 300 word exchange, but oh well) and the steampunk Meg/Castiel. Because, you know, steampunk Meg/Castiel. Even if the fic doesn't really have a plot, as such.

When In Doubt, Set It On Fire - hockey RPF, Crosby/Ovechkin, 4000 words
First Sidney tells Alex Consol's ice is cursed. Then he says he has a plan to fix it. Then he stops talking to Alex very much at all, and that's when Alex starts to get worried. -- More monster-y than actual horror, it turned out. Oh well.

bright wings - SPN, Meg/Castiel, 1200 words
Castiel has metal wings. Meg has an oil can. -- AKA the steampunk fic. :DDD

The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship - SPN, Meg + Bela friendship, 700 words
Meg goes to hell in search of loyal subjects. She thinks she may have found one. -- A treat for [livejournal.com profile] gryfndor_godess, with bonus Meg kvetching of Crowley's redecorating scheme. :D

Enough to Make a Girl Feel All Gooey - BtVS, Buffy/Faith, 500 words
Buffy told Faith to stay in Cleveland. Yeah, right. -- A treat for [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni, theoretically an AU of the Wishverse. Yes, an AU of the AU. Hush.

wherever you go, there you are - MCU, Natasha + Bucky, 500 words
Natasha thought about the places she’d like to hide, given a choice. She ordered them by practicality, and she started at the bottom. -- My first MCU fic! Behold!
snickfic: (Default)
2014-04-07 04:49 pm

Buffy/Drusilla: a mini manifesto

Someone asked me about my Buffy/Drusilla feelings recently, and I went on long enough that I thought I'd paste it here.

it's a very short manifesto, mind )
snickfic: Spuffy Smashed kissing (Spuffy)
2012-10-30 10:34 am

FIC: Biding Time

Title: Biding Time
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Buffy/Spike
Rating / Words: PG / 1800 words
Warnings: mpreg
Summary: In which the world is still ended, Spike is still pregnant, and he and Buffy are still feeling their way through the idea. Set in my post-apocalyptic shanshu!Spike/Buffy mpreg 'verse.

A/N: And lo! an errant Spuffy fic appears! Apparently I had one more fic from this 'verse in me - or on my hard drive, rather. I never posted any of it because I thought I was going to write a lot more, but I don't expect that to happen now, and shuffling the vignettes around has yielded something that approximates a fic. So here it is.

Then there was the big announcement. There was some discussion on how to handle that part. )
snickfic: Spuffy Smashed kissing (Spuffy)
2012-08-06 06:25 pm

Fanpoem: you make it with your hands

Title: you make it with your hands
S6 Spike/Buffy fanpoetry (free verse), suicide ideation, rated PG-13 for thematic elements

A/N: For [livejournal.com profile] upupa_epops' Multi-Fandom Adult Theme Comment Ficathon for [livejournal.com profile] plural_entity's prompt of Buffy Summers and an excerpt from Sylvia Plath's "Lady Lazarus." Because obviously the thing to do in response is to invite comparisons between my poetry vs. Sylvia Plath's.

There's a part here that I like, and I have zero perspective on the rest of it. Am posting before I lose the nerve. Dedicated a little bit to [livejournal.com profile] quinara, for whom I keep wanting to write fanpoetry.

poem )
snickfic: (Buffy Faith)
2012-03-12 08:28 pm

FIC: A Little Less Alone

Title: A Little Less Alone
Fandom: BtVS
Characters: Faith, Buffy
Words / Rating: 3600 words / PG-13 for language
Spoilers: Through "Chosen"
Summary: For reasons entirely opaque to Faith, Buffy shows up one day on the doorstep of Faith's Cleveland rathole, looking broken.

A/N: Hey, look! I still write Buffy fic!

I'm so embarrassed that it's taken me so long to finish this fic. I started it for the 2010-2011 round of [livejournal.com profile] winter_of_faith, which means the first thousand words of it have been hanging around for more than a year. I sat down and finished it today because [livejournal.com profile] dulcedeusex was kind enough to rec it - which made me feel guilty all over again - and also because I was tired of writing things I couldn't post yet.

So here, have a posted thing.

Part One (previously posted at Winter of Faith) )

Part Two (new material) )
snickfic: (Scoobies naptime)
2011-12-13 10:07 am

FIC: All Things Are Subject

Title: All Things Are Subject
Characters: Buffy, Scoobs, Spike, Angel
Words / Rating: 2300 / PG-13 for imagery
Warning: Major character death. YES, REALLY. My first time ever to use this warning. Also, gross bodily injury stuff.
Spoilers / setting: sometime between 4.15 Who Are You? and 4.19 New Moon Rising
Summary: The vamps of Sunnydale are having trouble holding themselves together.

A/N: Written for this prompt at the Sharp Teeth Horror Ficathon (the October 2010 one, to be precise). Title from a quote by John Dryden.

Buffy didn’t notice the weird at first. )
snickfic: (Buffy Faith)
2011-12-04 10:47 pm

More of the Buffy&Faith fic

'Tis my [livejournal.com profile] winter_of_faith day! I have committed the second (fairly short) chapter of the Buffy&Faith fic I started for the last session. Fortunately, I think I'm unblocked now, and I even have plot. I might even sign up for another day so I can post more of it before the end of the session. (Which, PSA: sign-ups still open until Wed 7!)

Anyway, new chapter of A Little Less Alone here; previous chapter here.

For those who find things difficult to read over at the comm, I also plan to post the whole whole thing to my own journal once I've finished it.
snickfic: Spuffy Smashed kissing (Spuffy angst)
2011-10-08 12:25 pm

Fic post!

Over at [community profile] seasonal_spuffy, I have just posted And Take My Waking Slow, the latest installment in the post-apocalyptic Spuffy 'verse. This is the prequelest of the prequels, so no prior knowledge of the 'verse required. Also, it means no mpreg, which I know will please some of you. *g*

I have posted on my day and everything. Yay me. I'm very glad my posting day was not last week like I thought it was.

Also, this makes four fic-like things posted in the last month. And all very different things! This is the most productive I've been in ages.
snickfic: (Darla)
2011-08-30 10:18 am

Buffyverse Recs Post #16

This is apparently the recs post of ficlets about people not Spuffy. I don't think Spike appears once in these fics. I ask you, what's the world coming to?

Much Buffyverse fic goodness this way! )
snickfic: (S5)
2011-07-18 05:08 pm

In which I have an epiphany about Buffy in S5

From "The Replacement"

RILEY: I still don't get the original plan. I mean, why do it? The slayer half would be like slayer concentrate, pretty unkillable.

GILES: But the two halves can't exist without each other. Kill the weaker Buffy half, and the slayer half dies. [emphasis mine]


Dude. That’s the entire season in a line. We spend the entire season emotionally killing the Buffy half, until all that’s left is the Slayer. And then she dies.
snickfic: (Spuffy fluff)
2011-06-07 08:20 pm

Recs #15

Much Spuffy and one Wes-and-Faith thing. In particular, much Spuffy by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni or from [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends or both, which between them are the sources for something like 75% of all the Buffyverse fic I've read recently.

Also, a note: it occurred to me that it's weird for me as a mod over at [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy to single out particular fics from the comm, but I urge all you Spuffy-inclined folk to check out the masterlist of our last session, if you haven't already. There's some excellent stuff there, as usual.

Let's put this out there first, so it doesn't get lost in with the Spuffy:
A Witness to See the Mess I've Made, by [livejournal.com profile] ever_neutral
Faith, Wes; mid-Ats S4
This is a lovely fill-in-the-blanks fic of Faith's time with Wes as they try to stop the LA apocalypse. The voices are excellent all the way through, and it adds up to quite a satisfying character study.

Take Five, Everybody, by [personal profile] stultiloquentia
Spike/Buffy; post-NFA; NC-17
So much fic about this ship assumes that they enjoy a transcendent, glorious sex life, for which, if they (and by 'they' we mean 'Buffy') have any brains at all, they shuck friendships, responsibilities, and innermost convictions. Bleah. This, on the other hand, is about a relationship that may finally be coming together into something workable and also about the awkward sex that comes with. Wonderful for the voices and the awkwardness, emotional and physical, that feels real instead of fantastic.

This Wanton World-verse, by Eurydice
Spike/Buffy; AU; NC-17
The single most imaginative thing Eurydice has done, IMO, this is a joyous remixing of Buffyverse elements. Buffy's the Slayer, Ethan Rayne is her keeper and de facto watcher, the Slayer line's gone wonky, and Spike is a vamp hired by the Council to fix it. One dead Slayer, coming up. This gets pretty dark in places, but watching all the different elements come together is worth it.

Green Card 'verse, by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni
Spike/Buffy; AU S4
In which the Initiative is much scarier, Spike's chip is much more useful to our heroes, and Buffy marries him to protect him from the folks who want him back. The premise is pure crack, but B_m_B is doing wonders with it so far. I love the quiet, awkward fledgling friendship that's developing between Spike and Buffy and how it's trying hard to be something more besides both their efforts. Also, it has them being civil to one another, which it turns out is a favorite thing of mine. (I know you are all shocked.)

Everything Would Be What It Wasn't, by [livejournal.com profile] smells_corrupt
Spike/Buffy; early-season AU
The world is falling to pieces, and our heroes need allies, even if the ally is Spike, who's only around to keep an eye on his newly-ensoulled girlfriend. These are the bare sketchings of a truly fascinating premise, and chock-full of our favorite secondary characters as well. I only wish there was more of it.

For a Certain Value of Real, by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni
Spike/Buffy; post-NFA
When Buffy finally finds Spike after the big battle, he can tell she isn't alive. But, it turns out, neither is she dead. This is one of the weirder Spuffy premises I've ever seen and beautifully executed.
snickfic: (Spuffy fluff)
2011-04-02 11:18 pm

FIC: And Don't Let Go

I just posted my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy contribution, the latest installment in my series of post-apocalyptic Spuffy mpreg vignettes. This one's the earliest in the chronology that I've posted so far.

I meant to write the pre-mpreg fic for this round of SS, but that fic didn't come together in time. However, there may be a follow-up vignette to this one ready in time for Free-For-All Day in May.

And Don't Let Go
snickfic: (Seraphverse)
2011-03-09 06:46 pm

FIC: Balm

Title: Balm
Characters: Spike, Buffy, Spike-baby
Words: 850

A/N: That's right, a bit of Seraphverse fic! [livejournal.com profile] ruuger made me this lovely icon, which seemed excuse enough to polish up this snippet set late S5 in the Seraphverse.

A week or so after the funeral, Spike sat in his scrounged armchair cradling Cora when Buffy came creeping down the stairs. )
snickfic: (Spuffy deep)
2011-02-28 07:05 pm

Spike the Woobie Thug

It always mystifies me in S7 when the decision to keep Spike around is justified by pointing out what a strong fighter he is. As if we've ever cared tuppence for brute force on this show. As if he is somehow a better fighter now than he was, say, in late S5 through early S6, when he'd already proven his loyalty but hadn't committed the AR yet and wasn't a brainwashed murderer.

Also, for some reason the word 'fighter' bothers me. Spike... is good with his fists? Enjoys a rumble now and again? Gets antsy for a spot of violence? Can handle himself in a fight? Yes to all those things. But somehow 'fighter' seems so generic and nondescript.

I realize that it's largely (entirely?) Buffy using this justification, and that it's a good, safe, pragmatic reason she can give to mask other, more personal reasons. It always fell really flat to me, though. I mean, really, no one ever called her on this?

Then again, If they challenged that logistical decision, then they might also question why this apocalypse requires tactics no other apocalypse has required and various other plot peculiarities of S7...
snickfic: (Buffy close)
2011-02-10 07:44 pm

Buffy the Werewolf Vampire Slayer. Er.

Buffy-gets-vamped fics are a dime a dozen. I don't have the taste for them, personally; I'm not all that interested in what Buffy would be like without a soul. That sounds too much like straight horror for me.

But: Buffy-gets-wolfed? Are there are there any of those fics? What if Oz had gotten a nip in before he was tranqued? What if she'd run into Veruca some night? It doesn't seem that unreasonable.

Seems to me a Buffy-and-Oz fic in which her dealing with being wolfy prompted him to finally deal with being wolfy could be very good indeed.
snickfic: (Default)
2011-02-03 07:13 pm

Recs Post #14

This recs post is half things-from-last-year-I-can't-believe-I-haven't-recced-yet (rediscovered when I was putting together my [livejournal.com profile] buffyversetop5 posts), half older finds, and one brand-spanking-new fic that hasn't gotten nearly enough love yet. Also a pretty even split between the Spuffy stuff and the other stuff.

Teh Spuffy

Fin Amour, by [livejournal.com profile] angearia
AU S5; Spike/Buffy
Not the first Buffy-is-pregnant-with-the-Key fic I've read but almost certainly my favorite, this has occasionally humorous, eventually gorgeous Spuffy stuff going on in it, plus a three-hankie angst warning. Really lovely and on my list of Favoritest Babyfics Ever.

Let Nothing You Dismay, by [livejournal.com profile] constance_b
S5; Spike/Buffy
In this old-school fic, Buffy gets nabbed by Initiative-type bad guys, and it's up to Spike and Dawn to save her. Too bad Spike has to get his chip out to do it, and too bad he doesn't have snowball's chance of getting her to trust him. Weird to say, but my favorite bit here is the epilogue, which I think I've read at least twice as many times as I've read the rest of the fic.

I, Robot, by [livejournal.com profile] calove
S5; Spike/Buffy
Another classic that I somehow missed. Giles and the Scoobies order a Spikebot for Buffy for training purposes. Surprisingly, this results in much less porn than one would expect and many more sweet character moments of Buffy and Spike, together and separate. (Also: Spikebot/Buffybot, the match made in Warren's basement. The hijinks they could get up to, if only Spikebot were anatomically correct!)

Apologies: A Dialogue, by [livejournal.com profile] willowgreen
post-series; Spike/Buffy
By magical means unspecified, Spike and Buffy are made to actually talk out all the things they're sorry for. The author apologizes for the meta nature of the fic, but honestly, I love seeing these two get all their issues out in the open. Basically a sweet, lovely fic despite the subject matter.

Obstacles, by [livejournal.com profile] shapinglight
post-series; Spike/Buffy
An oldie-but-goodie that I read long ago and have been cogitating on all this time. In a happy Spuffy future, Buffy's sudden loss of her powers throws huge tension into her life and her relationship with Spike. Despite the Spuffy nature, what's stuck with me most strongly about this fic is how Buffy comes to terms and deals with her, ah, handicap. It's one of the first fics that started me on the path to understanding the hero that is Buffy Summers.

~~~~~

The Other Stuff

Taking Care of Business, by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni
post-NFA; Faith, Wesley, Illyria
After it all, Faith comes to clean up some loose ends at W&H, specifically Wesley, who appears to be alive when he's supposed to be dead. Some great lines, some lovely character interaction, a beheading or two, a conclusion that fits perfectly even when you wish it didn't.

Courting Sin, by [livejournal.com profile] leni_ba
S2 AU; Buffy/Angelus
I'm really only interested in Buffy/Angel in S2, and then only because of the way it subverts any number of romantic and horror tropes. Buffy/Angel happily ever after does nothing for me. However, I seem to have a weakness for twisted dark manipulative Buffy/Angelus, of which I'd be unaware were it not for this fic. Claustrophobic and brooding, with a narrative style that skates on the edge of traditional, this is a really impressive example of the sort of thing it is. Highly recommended for those who think they might like that sort of thing.

Battlefield of the Gods, by [livejournal.com profile] bobthemole
post-series AU; Glory, Illyria
Two old acquaintances of the multi-dimensional pantheon get together for coffee. Humor and Glory!pwnage ensues, as it should. Delightful.

Wide and Starry Sky, by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni
Rulesverse; Wes/Illyria
A companion piece to the Rulesverse Spuffy babyfic Winds Blowing Chill, this is about Wes and Illyria working towards something that might possibly be a relationship, and I think it's the fic that started me shipping them in the first place. Plus it's got Illyria leaving a message on an answering machine, which is difficult to beat for sheer fabulousness.

Silence Speaks, by [livejournal.com profile] knifeedgefic
pre-series; Dru
The beginning of what the author says will be an ongoing series of Dru-centered ficlets, these first few are fascinating and chewy, with some very sharply written imagery. I'm always interested in fic about Dru, and these are very satisfying indeed.
snickfic: (Default)
2011-01-30 05:24 pm

30 Days of Buffy meme - days 3 and 4

It's that time again. Rather than writing more on the [livejournal.com profile] winter_of_faith thing (which I'm gonna do here any minute now, because it's due tomorrow), I recorded another session of the 30 days of Buffy. I don't know how [livejournal.com profile] quinara manages to answer five questions in one go, because it took me fifteen minutes on two questions this time. Sigh.

Day 2 (Favorite Song) and Day 2 (Favorite Female Character - Anya, Buffy, Dawn)
15:23 minutes
snickfic: (Spike fell into the Gap)
2011-01-16 06:33 pm

FIC: The Slayer's Vampire Tryst

Title: The Slayer's Vampire Tryst
Words / Rating: 5500 words / PG-13
Characters: Buffy/Spike
Spoilers: mid-S5, through "Into the Woods"

Okay, y'all, this is the real, honest-to-goodness Spuffy fic, begun years ago for [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy but never posted and now finished as a sort of late holiday present for all you Spuffy lovers on my flist. I'm serious when I say it's a present; I'd quite probably never have finished it if I hadn't promised in December that I would. It still feels a little unfinished, but then again nothing else is pushing to be put in, so we're going to call it done. Also, there's a bit in the middle that's a bit daft. (Actually, the whole thing's a bit daft. Fair warning.)

Finally, I seem to be a bit fixated on the whole "shag or die" trope, as this fic is basically one long exercise in making fun of it. Again.

Happy gift-giving season of choice, O flist. Y'all are the best.

She was the Slayer, right? She understood about sacrifice. )
snickfic: (Spuffy fluff)
2010-12-27 11:17 pm

FIC: To Come Home To (another snippet)

Yes, more of the post-NFA, post-apocalyptic Spuffy mpreg. (The post-apocalyptic part is hard to spot sometimes. But it's there, I swear!) Warning: high schmoop quotient in this bit. First installment here.

Buffy woke with the certain knowledge that something had changed. )