lusciousxander
22 January 2012 @ 11:47 pm
I’ve recently read this wonderful Xander fic:

Momento Mori by sparrow2000

14 chapters, very dark and angsty. An alternative ending to S6 and what might have happened afterwards.

That was the saddest, most interesting, most beautiful story I read in a long long time! God the tears I shed for Xander, I love reading a story that makes me cry for Xander!

The writing is wonderful, so much attention was paid to detail that the story feels so real and alive. I can just picture myself in Xander’s place and that’s another great thing about the story: Xander’s thoughts and sadness and fear were so vivid. They way she captured his emotions from start to finish was just spectacular. I also loved reading the other characters’ expressions and reactions through Xander’s eyes.

The plot was very tight and well constructed. It’s a mystery story that makes you think. And my favorite part of the story was the friendship between Xander and Giles. The Xander voice was just perfect.

I strongly recommend this fic. Even if you’re not a Xander fan, you’ll enjoy it for the mystery and the beautiful prose.
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lusciousxander
04 December 2011 @ 03:27 pm
If you're a Spike fan, I totally recommend this fic for you!! I felt like I was in Spike's head, thinking his thoughts, feeling his confusion, getting a sense of his age and depth of his emotions.

If You Are Squeamish by justwolf

A must!
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lusciousxander
05 March 2011 @ 06:40 pm
I was in a bitter mood about Xander and his lack of arc in canon and THEN drsquidlove releases a new chapter of her perfect fic New York!! This new chapter just made the fic awesomer than it already is which I've never thought it could happen because it was already perfect!!!

drsquidlove, I'm just so happy you're a huge Xander fan and write awesome Xander fics for poor, unsatisfied Xander fans. Even though you dislike Xander/Spike. But that doesn't matter. Xander/Giles is my second best slash pairing for Xander and it's so delicious because while I love Spike, I just don't consider him good-looking *hides from the majority of her flist* Now Xander and Giles! Yummy, yummy! The best looking men in BtVS!
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lusciousxander
02 February 2011 @ 05:39 pm
I'm addicted! This fic is just so awesome. It's so freaking awesome. It's so awesome in a way Barney himself doesn't know what it means.

drsquidlove is the awesomest writer out there! She manages to hook so many fans up on her fics and she writes Xander/Giles! It's a hard pairing to sell, but she does it so well. I've always been a fan of Xander/Giles, but I've never been a huge fan of it until I read drsquidlove's fics. She knows how to make an impossible pairing believable.

Another thing, I don't usually read a 37 year old Xander fic. I don't like Future Fics or older Scoobies fics. I especially don't read fics where Xander has abandoned Buffy and Willow and the fight. But this one is just perfect! And Xander has kids!! And lives in New York.

If you wanna have the time of your life reading one of the best fics out there, go and read New York by drsquidlove. The fic is done but drsquidlove posts two chapters a week. Gradual friendship development between Xander and Giles that will turn into something more with time. And Xander is into women. And has a good relationship with his ex-wife. Really mature and fun writing.

Summary: Xander is thirty-seven. Divorced. Two kids. 4000 miles from Sunnydale and his Hellmouth childhood. Also, straight. Only someone forgot to tell Giles. In fact... where the hell is Giles?
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lusciousxander
29 January 2011 @ 07:36 pm
Note: Sigh! I'm so freaking tired. I know I missed a lot of fics, you can help me out by dropping links to fics I missed. (Crackfics aren't allowed. This list is for fics that take S8 seriously.)


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lusciousxander
17 January 2011 @ 08:05 pm
Remember when I was gonna write that Buffy, Spike and Xander triangle fic? I'm not talking about Strangers.

I'm talking about the Xander loves Spike but Spike loves Buffy fic. Well, slaymesoftly beat me to it. She's writing an incredible complicated fic set in S6, the fic starts with Not Ready which is about Xander and Spike taking care of Dawn after Buffy's death and their relationship develops gradually. Things get complicated when Buffy comes back in The Best of Friends. I just love the complex situation between Buffy and Spike and Xander, the jealousy, the anger, the desire. Really, folks, I promise you a fun read. Spander and Spuffy fans, you'll have a blast reading this story.
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lusciousxander
13 January 2011 @ 04:00 pm
Friends in my flist, check out buffyversetop5 for awesome lists of fics, art works and essays written in 2010. And if you haven't made a list yet, then what are you waiting for? Go rec your top five favorite Xander, Xander/Spike, Spike/Buffy, Xander/Giles and whatever fics/manips/essays and let us all share the awesome with you.

This year's top five reccers (based on the number of lists they made) are:

moscow_watcher,snickfic,staringiscaring,petzipellepingo and shapinglight
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lusciousxander
09 October 2010 @ 02:38 pm
Okay, guys, I'm gonna rec you 2maggie2's BtVS Episode Reviews co-written with her brother and local_max. (I've collected all the reviews they'd written so far and I'll add the new ones to the list.)

They write the most insightful and interesting reviews, and right now they're in episode two of S2. I enjoy their analysis on the Scoobies dynamic the most, especially the friendship between Buffy, Xander and Willow. Very complex and not all flowers. I recommend reading them, especially fanfic writers, you guys will benefit a lot from the discussions. :)
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lusciousxander
12 July 2010 @ 03:22 pm
rebake suggested doing a post with fics about Xander in Oxnard. Thanks to devo79 I was able to find all the fics I've read and a bunch I haven't read before, so yay. (If I missed a fic, tell me to add it.)

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