snickfic: (Dawn)
Title: Additional Work by This Artist
Fandom: Buffyverse
Characters / Pairing: pre-Dawn/Ethan
Words / Rating: 1100 words / G
Summary: It's hard to really despise a man who once let you be Xena for a night.

A/N: written for [personal profile] verity for [livejournal.com profile] shipswap. I was simultaneously delighted and appalled to be assigned Verity in the rare ship exchange. On one hand, I know her likes and dislikes pretty well, and I was thrilled to be writing her a ship we both love with a weird, shifty-eyed love but that I'd never written at length before. OTOH, I had no idea how I was going to keep my assignment secret for two and a half months. Then I ended up visiting her the weekend before the fics were due, so I couldn't even work on it while I was there, because she might ask.

And then she totally didn't ask. At all. Ever. Crisis averted!

Anyway, this is not quite the Dawn/Ethan epic I was hoping to write - and these two crafty, mildly amoral souls deserve epics - but it does go a little way to suggest what I love about their potential dynamic.

Dawn remembers it like this: Buffy came home with a beautiful dress for Halloween, prettier than anything Dawn had ever even seen, much less worn. )
snickfic: (Dawn)
Come Crashing Down, by [livejournal.com profile] deird1
post-"The Gift"
You love canon AU's that take a big step sideways? You have a thing for post-apocalyptic goodness (/badness)? You're in the mood to have your heart ripped out and stomped on in only 1500 words? This is so the fic for you. Sparingly worded yet rich with implications. Beware character death and angst like an elegant anvil.

Kindred Spirits, by [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat
post-series
I keep calling this epic the Dawn/Ethan fic, and yeah, there's definitely intimacy and sexiness and magic. However, it's much more a fic about Dawn, her origins, and her future than about her relationship with Ethan. Hep takes the ill-fitting pieces of the Buffyverse worldbuilding and builds something much richer and stranger out of them.

To Apprehend Air, by [livejournal.com profile] quinara
post-"Lies My Parents Told Me"
I seem to have a thing for fics that explore Spike losing his soul after he's gotten it, and I think this is my favorite yet. Ramifications are explored, rich S7 Spuffy interaction is had, Anya shines, and meanwhile the crew explores Arashmaharr and storms a castle. It's a romp, but with introspection! (I was going to say 'with soul-searching,' but I refrained.)

Traditional Love Stories, by [livejournal.com profile] tashlae
post-series
A breezy, self-aware review of the Spike/Buffy relationship that's almost as much about us Spuffyites as it is about the ship itself. Even though I knew the story, the expression was always just one step left of what I expected. Delightful.

well, duh

Apr. 22nd, 2009 07:10 pm
snickfic: (Dawn weird)
Ethan Rayne + chaos = trickster god - the god part

That actually makes me like him a lot better. Huh.

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