some random-ass recs before I get on with my day...because the coffee hasn't done its thing yet. random because some are old and some are new, and really they have nothing in common except goodness. all on the angsty side, such has been my mood for reading. mostly old, now that I think about it. I've been rereading a lot of old fic over the last few months.Lucky
by Estepheia. I remember reading this a long time ago, but somehow it's better than I remember it being...which is always a pleasant surprise, since my standards are considerably higher now and I'm usually disappointed with stuff I loved once upon a time. not for the faint of heart. spangel. human AU. very dark and twisted. It Never Happened
. I don't do Spike/Giles. I really really don't. generally, I don't do Giles ships, but this fic is the bees knees. if anyone has more spike/giles recs along these lines...no kink, just miles of sad, angsty sadness, throw them at me.Brief Encounter
. this is the fic that made me like Darla. I don't know if I've ever told her that, because I read it as a lurker. I think of this as quintessential spike/darla, and the way the pairing should be.Just Watching
. spangel, human AU, stepcest. please heed that this fic is very disturbing, and is intended to be. god, this fic *hurts*. I was rereading it recently, and it fascinated me just as much as it did the first time. though it didn't give me nightmares this time, which I suppose means that fandom has jaded me :) felis gives good angst. unfinished wip, as yet. Shashu Blue
. a character study of Angel, and all his boys. this fic gives me chills every time I read it. without exception.Metrocurious
. Marsters/Barrowman rps. (the guy from Torchwood). *drowns in the angst...rolls in it...mmmmm, yeah* most people lose me on second person, but this is just right.Super Food World
by Valerie X. one of my favorite spuffies ever, and I'm damn picky. great banter, and I could see this happening. easily.When Spike Got Home
. exactly how I like my spangel. exactly. when spike got home, angel was fucking somebody else. post-nfa.Boomerang
by faith_delivers. Angel/Buffy/Faith, post-nfa. not a pairing I'd ever thought about seriously, but this author really makes it work, and capitalizes on all their history. I could see this happening as well.Summer Lovin
by DeepaD. the best Angel/Connor ever written, by my reckoning, and I actually like Connor fic a lot. but this was the first that made sense to me. set in the summer between s4 and 5, where Connor doesn't know who Angel is. and again, it *hurts*. so good.A Two-Part Harmony
by Miss Murchison. I have a secret kink for Spike/Harmony. no one should particularly be surprised by this, since I love Spike as a bastard, but you know...no one really writes that pairing. which is a shame, because it has potential for interestingness. I think this showcases that. Harmony is so endearing, in her special Harmony way. poor thing.Backfire
. sorta Spander, sorta S/X/A. the fact that this is her first fic astounds me. twisty turny dark, and she kept up the awesome intensity right to the end.Your Skin is My Canvas
. angel/ofc. so fucking twisted. *licks dark Angel*Dawn of the Dead
. and to cap us off, a funny one. emsemble set of drabbles in which Dawn gets turned and runs amuck. I injured my funny bone when I read this. seriously.
tried to pick some stuff off the beaten path. enjoy!