[identity profile] buffied.livejournal.com
TITLE: "Feel the passion?"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] offtheplane
FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
PAIRING: Giles/Jenny
SPOILERS: Series through early season 3
WORD COUNT: ~5700
NOTE: Since Jenny was not present in all seven seasons, canon only through season three will be examined in this manifesto.

'Look at them.' - 'A twosome of cuteness.' )
[identity profile] sockmonkeyhere.livejournal.com
Title: Pi r Effulgent
Author: sockmonkeyhere
Fandom: Angel (the series)
Pairing: Spike/Fred
Spoilers: BtVS Seasons 5-7; AtS Season 5; Angel: After the Fall comic books
Disclaimer: The characters in this manifesto are the creation of Mutant Enemy; the comic book panels are the creations of IDW.
Banner by sockmonkeyhere


“The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco”:
Fred: You see that in the science?
Spike: No, Love, in the poetry.


“Hellbound”:
Spike to Fred: Well... might be a hug in your future after all.



Read more... )
[identity profile] guest-age.livejournal.com
Title: Part of Your Plan
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ikaci
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Warren Mears/Andrew Wells
Spoilers: Buffy season 6 and 7.
E-mail: Kaci.JaBeth@gmail.com
Notes: More thanks than you can imagine go out to [livejournal.com profile] fabricatedvoice for all her help and her beta of this. Literally, this would be completely unreadable without her assistance.

Our mojo's tight, Bro. )
[identity profile] tragicamente.livejournal.com
Title: The Bloody and the Rogue
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tragicamente
Fandom: BtVS, A:tS
Pairing: Faith/Spike
Spoilers: all of Buffy. Angel season one.
Disclaimer: Not mine.

I wanted to write this essay quite a while ago, and then never really managed to get round to it and things just got in the way. I'm taking advantage of free month to just post what I had drafted a while ago because this pairing needs some loving, because my god it is awesome. Sadly, I don't have any fun pictures. If anyone wants to supply Spaith pictures in the comments - please do!

Spaith )
[identity profile] myhappyface.livejournal.com
Title: Always
Author: [livejournal.com profile] myhappyface
Fandom: BtVS, A:tS
Pairing: Buffy/Angel
Spoilers: Both series.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Warning: Um, cursing and schmoop to follow.

I feel more than a little stupid writing this manifesto because Ducks, who is quite the badass when it comes to B/A, has already written one that is brilliant and wonderful. So if you want understand the 'ship and get one of the most seasoned writer's opinions on it, go read hers. Really. I won't be offended. This is just me getting some things off my chest, and then I promise to stop abusing free month.

b/a, or: why am i suddenly twelve years old again? )
calliopes_pen: (amavel_bel Darla Angel Show World)
[personal profile] calliopes_pen
Title: Show Me Your World
Author: [personal profile] calliopes_pen
E-Mail: julia_hoffman2003 [at] yahoo [dot] com
Fandom: Buffyverse
Pairing: Angel(us)/Darla
Spoilers: Seasons 2 through 4 of Angel.
Notes: Spoilers for season 1 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and seasons 2-4 of Angel.
Special Thanks To: [personal profile] seandc for beta reading.

Angel: Darla.
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce: Darla?
Cordelia: Darla?
Fred: Who's Darla?
Gunn: Angel's old flame, from way back.
Fred: Not the one who died?
Gunn: Yeah. No, not that one, the other one who died and came back to life. She's a vampire.
Fred: Do y'all have a chart or somethin’?
Gunn: In the files, I'll get it for you later.

--Darla’s past confuses the group in Offspring.

The essay is beneath the cut. )
[identity profile] alixtii.livejournal.com
Title: To Give Birth to a Dancing Star
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Dawn Summers/Ethan Rayne
Spoilers: All of Buffy and Angel up to "The Girl in Question."

To Give Birth to a Dancing Star )
wisdomeagle: (Willow/Giles)
[personal profile] wisdomeagle
Title: "The Earth is Doomed: The Core Four"
Fandom: Buffy: the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Buffy/Giles/Willow/Xander
Spoilers: Through "Chosen"
Note: I used Buffy vs. Angel for transcripts.

Buffy: Let's face it: none of us are ever gonna have a happy, normal relationship.
we're doomed! )
calliopes_pen: (fab_jupiter Get a roominess)
[personal profile] calliopes_pen
Title: Spellbound
Author: [profile] faith_of_borg
E-Mail: julia_hoffman2003@yahoo.com
Fandom: Buffyverse
Pairing: Willow Rosenberg/Tara Maclay
Spoilers: Season 3 through Season 6 of Buffy.
Notes: The banner after the introduction was made for me by [profile] killmebecomeme. The icon of Tara blowing out a candle (which can be found in one of the quotes), was made by [profile] pukkie. The image at the very end of the essay was made by me, using a screen cap. Many thanks go out to [profile] tinkermellie and [personal profile] seandc for beta reading.

I’m under your spell
How else could it be
Anyone would notice me?
It's magic, I can tell
How you set me free
Brought me out so easily...

--excerpt from Under Your Spell, sung by Tara in Once More, With Feeling.

Fall Under An Enchantment. )
wisdomeagle: (Willow/Fred)
[personal profile] wisdomeagle
Title: "Magic's In The Learning"
Author: Ari
Pairing: Willow/Fred
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: the Series
Spoilers: All of Buffy, through mid-S5 Angel
Notes: Essay title from the Dar Williams song "The Christians and The Pagans". Section headers are mostly quotes from Buffy and Angel episodes
Read more... )
[identity profile] waterlanding.livejournal.com
Title: "No, I Might Die *From* You..."
Author: [livejournal.com profile] britfacexx
Email: loveliesbleeding@gmail.com
Personal Website: Won't Pull Away
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Spoilers: Entire BtVS series & through A:tS S5 "You're Welcome"
Notes: This was due on the fourteenth, but then we had the LJ Blackout of '05, so that explains the lateness. Sorry!
 
And on the day the words 'flimsy excuse' were redefined, we stood in awe and watched. )
[identity profile] sadbhyl.livejournal.com
Title When You Girls Are Older You'll Understand (Rupert Giles/Joyce Summers/Ethan Rayne)
Author Sadbhyl
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Spoilers: All of BtVS, minor for BtVS:Chaos Bleeds videogame
Email: sadbhyl at yahoo dot com
Personal website: Responsible Adults
Disclaimer No academic prowess was harmed in the writing of this essay. Any injured copyrights were unintentional
Notes All quotes and episode references come from the database at Buffyworld. Enormous thanks go out to [livejournal.com profile] mydeira and [livejournal.com profile] trkkr47, who read each piece as I slugged it out, and to [livejournal.com profile] eurydice79 who was my objective outsider and gave me good points to make it stronger. And greatest thanks of all to Kristine, Robin and Tony, for creating such complex, nuanced characters for us to enjoy and play with.



It started as a joke.

My writing cohort was looking for new odd pairings to write (and since she wrote Cordy/Lyle Gorch, she knows from weird), so I threw out a bunch of combinations. After a few minutes, she says to me, “You know, Joyce seems to be involved in a lot of these.”

“After everything she’s been through, she deserves a lot of sex. What about two guys at once?”

“Yeah, but who?”

“Well, what about Giles and Ethan? They’re hot together.”

“ . . . Why the hell not?”

It is my belief that characters and relationships wait in the fringes of the collective creative unconscious for someone to come along and say “what if?,” at which point they move into that person’s brain and take up residence. Jo Rowling has said in a number of interviews that she was riding on a train, letting her mind wander when she had the what if of a young wizard riding the same train. By the end of that train ride, she had in her head the plot and major characters for the entire Harry Potter series. He had just been waiting for someone to think of him.

This is how it was for us with Joyce, Giles and Ethan. It was as though they were just waiting for someone to think of them so they could have an outlet for the stories they had to tell. It took my partner two weeks to write the first tale of their relationship. Two weeks after that, we had four more stories done. By the end of two months, we had completed an entire season. The three of them seemed to us a natural, obvious relationship and they had found their mouthpieces.

But feeling the truth of a relationship and proving it are two very different propositions. By understanding the individuals and the characteristics each possess and the interrelationships between each couple, we can see how a strong and lasting relationship between all three is possible.

Read more... )
[identity profile] apatheia-jane.livejournal.com
Hullo! I believe this is a free-for-all week, so I'm gonna go ahead & post this. If it's not, um, oops?

Title: The Dark Witch, the Rogue Slayer, and what they could become...
Author:[livejournal.com profile] spankmonkeyjack
Spoilers: Any and all seasons of BtVS and Angel, just to be safe.
A/N:Willow/Faith is one of my pets. It’s one of those ships that I think is obvious, and am constantly frustrated by the lack (and occasionally standard) of fic, and the inability of some of my friends to see it. This ‘ship, to me at least, is about potential, rather than obvious chemistry, although that is there too.

The characters: )

The Competition )

Their history (S3 & the bodyswap): )

Future (S7 and beyond )

Fic: )
ext_1774: butterfly against blue background (Default)
[identity profile] butterfly.livejournal.com
Title: Heart and Hand -- Inspiration and Action
Author: [livejournal.com profile] butterfly
Spoilers: Up to the end of BtVS, 7x22 -- Chosen
Email: butterflydm@gmail.com
Personal Website: http://dianamichelle.5u.com

"You're my hero."
Xander Harris; 'The Freshman'

I fell in love with Buffy and Xander in the very first episode that I ever saw. That was the Pack, back during its first summer airing. I fell in love with the two of them and with the show itself. But my love for those two characters has driven my love for the show in many ways, and even symbolizes my love. Just as I see BtVS as a show about possibility and trying to reach potential, I see the friendship between Buffy and Xander laden with possibility. Buffy and Xander continually challenge each other to grow and climb closer to what they could be. And just as the show ends with an open road, so does the Buffy and Xander relationship -- they're both alive and they both still care about each other, which is all I needed.

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never. (Charles Caleb Colton) )
[identity profile] velvetandlace.livejournal.com
Title: “I Love You, But Bye!”: The Willow and Xander Manifesto
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Spoilers: The whole shebang. S1-7.
Author: [livejournal.com profile] velvetandlace
Website: Solace

I love you, but bye! )
[identity profile] stoptocheer.livejournal.com
Title: The Mind and the Heart: A Giles/Xander Manifesto
Author: Fleur ([livejournal.com profile] stoptocheer)
Spoilers: Right the way through to Season Seven.
Email: fleur@breaksforquidditch.net
Personal Website: bfq.net/f/
Note: I'm very, very nervous about posting this, but I really hope you all enjoy it.

The Watcher and the One Who Sees. )
gloss: (dude o/x)
[personal profile] gloss
Title: 'A couple of guys': Oz, Xander, and What Could Be
Author: [livejournal.com profile] glossing
Spoilers: Sure, but mostly only through s4.
Email: glossolalia_01atyahoodotca
Site: Glossings

We're friends, right? I mean, we spend all sorts of waste-y time together, and we talk, and watch TV, and that means we're friends. Right? )
[identity profile] estepheia.livejournal.com
TITLE: Spike And Ethan - Two Ships That Pass in the Night
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] estepheia
SPOILERS: BtVS and AtS - nothing serious
WARNINGS: occasional use of strong language

Essay )
[identity profile] 47-trek-47.livejournal.com
Title: “We Go Back”: Rupert Giles and Ethan Rayne
Author: [livejournal.com profile] trkkr47 (trkkr47@gmail.com)
Spoilers: Through “A New Man”
Personal Website: http://trkkr47.seeking-solace.com/
Notes: I freely admit I did not do them justice. Also, big apologies for being way, way late.

Waaaay back... )
[identity profile] elucidate-this.livejournal.com
(edited, days later, because i realized that i totally neglected a heading in my insane scramble to get it posted on time. this my friends, is why procrastination is bad.)

Title: Inextricably Linked: an essay on B/A/S
Author: Nevernever
Spoilers: through the ends of both shows
Warnings: none



Ack! Running out of time! I would really really like to read this through another ten times or so, and add to the recs list, but the reason I sign up for things with deadlines is because I have trouble letting go so here is my essay and I apologize for it’s tardiness (i blame the weird way semagic converts " " when you copy from WordPerfect.)


Disclaimer: Fandom is home to many diverse opinions. These shows are deliciously open to interpretation. The following is my interpretation of canon. This is my opinion. I don’t claim to be the expert on B/A/S shipping, I don’t claim to speak for anyone else.

Also I’m feeling more than a little intimidated by the quality of the essay that have been posted here. I hope that this one is even a fraction as good as some of the ones I’ve seen.

sexy threesome love )

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