March 6 through March 13
Post to your LJ each day at least one of your favorite fanfic authors and why you love them, their work, and why they need more appreciation.
So, I'm going to cheat, since this week is packed full of crazy reading assignments, class presentations, and all of the stuff the teachers want me to do before spring break. All my days are here, for you:
Monday's child: beadtific. She published her first fic (The Bond: Reconstruction) right around the time I really started reading fandom stuff, and it knocked my socks off. Everything she publishes consistently does. I love her sense of humor, love her tender moments, and believe she does some of the best sexually tense writing ever. She usually has me sitting on the edge of my seat because of the action, too. The first chapter of Bond made me giggle and hope, two things that I particularly value in my fic.
Tuesday's child: lostgirlslair. I think I accidentally read one of her G/Wes fics because I was desperate for B/G stuff, and how lucky is that? If you don't know her writing or haven't read it, she does wonderful things with both Giles and Wes, things that make my toes curl and the hair on the back of my head stand up. And other things we won't mention. I avidly read anything and everything she writes, because, well, it's worth it. I don't remember exactly what it was that I read of hers first, because I've re-read them so many times. Yes, that's right, re-reading. Lots of re-reading. Because she never fails to satisfy.
Wednesday's child: Tabby Kat's "Buffy Summer's Journal". It's a single fic, written by an extremely talented woman. Unfortunately, a WIP that hasn't been updated in quite some time. But the characterizations of an adult Buffy, a woman who's finally found her way in the world with good humor, intelligence and grace, are absolutely great reading. And her Giles is simply fabulous. I can't wait to see where she's going, and have loved being along for the ride so far.
Thursday's child: uberaeryn. Hands down the funniest fics I've ever read. Uberaeryn has the deftest, most unrelenting, fabulously twisted sense of humor ever. She redeems Angel for me, and I didn't really think anyone could do that. Not only that, but the sex is incredibly hot, and when she does write serious fics they are wonderfully paced and never heavy handed. She's also partially obsessed with Terry Pratchett, which, in my book, means she's got gold stars next to her name. Seriously, I got into fic reading for fun, and Uberaeryn *never* disappoints.
Friday's child: rakshathewolf. Ok, another person who redeems Angel(us) for me, in a fic I never thought I'd touch with a 10 foot pole (thank you elizabuffy!). Rakasha knows how to write BSDM with the grace and skill that most can't match. It takes a deft touch and a unique understanding. She has that, in spades. She's also got a wicked sense of timing and pace, and although I highly recommend Nexus (that's the A(us)/X fic), her Spike/Xander is fabulous too.
Saturday's child: eurydice72. I thought I'd never, never, never, ever read Buffy/Spike. Then I judged for Shades of Grey, where her fic, Legions of True Hearts was up for Most Original Plot. It's actually a William/Buffy, which surprised me as well, and at first I was shocked at just how many chapters there were. Then, when I finally sat down to read it, I found myself on the computer until 4am (and I'd sat down at 8pm or so), totally obsessed with the story. I couldn't get enough. Most of her works are longer, and I love the prospect of sitting down and having some time to get comfy with her characters, with the plot, with her world. Besides the fact that she's a fabulous writer, and her sex scenes are incredibly hot, it's the love that shines throught that converts me every time.
note: I know, I forgot Sunday - but I'm hoping by then I'll be back on LJ and back in the world - becuase I'll be on Spring Break!