Can you recommend any good spuffy fan fic? 🙊
I certainly can! You’ve come to the right place :D first of all if you go through the fic rec tag on my blog you’ll find a lot of good stuff.
Second, here’s what I would call the Spuffy classics:
West of the Moon, East of the Sun - no Spuffy rec list is complete without this amazing s5 rewrite by KnifeEdge.
DUST - once you’ve finished WotM and the withdrawal symptoms kick in, you should torture yourself by reading her even better, tragically unfinished, s4 rewrite.
The Barbverse by BarbC - Starts off as an s6 rewrite and metastasizes into the one ring of Spuffy fanfic. One series to rule them all, one series to find them, one series to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. Without a doubt the best depiction of a soulless!Spike x Buffy relationship you’ll ever see. Unmissable.
Embers by coalitiongirl - the ultimate comic fic, not the season 9 we deserved, but the one we needed. You don’t have to have read s8 (and in fact I advise against reading that train wreck) to appreciate this gem.
Buffy season noir by Anna S - yes it’s unfinished. No that doesn’t matter. Skip the first chapter if you get bogged down in it, it’s really not necessary to appreciate this fantastically imaginative virtual season.
The Writing on the Wall by Holly - wonderful, so long as you’re not bothered by soulless!Spike and Buffy. An alternate resurrection.
A Stone’s Throw From Yesterday by Eurydice - one of my all time favourite post series stories. The rest of her writing (and she was prolific!) is also very much worth reading.
Living Conditions by sweetprincipale - one of the many fics where Buffy ended up meeting Spike in LA. If you’re a really harsh judge of soulless!Spike characterisation, I would avoid, but the slow burn is fantastic. She too has many other enjoyable stories to explore.
Clocks of the Long Now by lostboy - a post series epic. Spuffy is more of a subplot than the focus I suppose but it’s totally worth it.
Quinara - I can’t pick just one of her stories, so read them all.
The Deadly Hook - same deal but I do love Dirty Back Road.
Anaross - another, oh gosh, ‘I can’t pick’ author. Sadly her amazing story My Life Closed Twice has been taken down, but I might have a copy if you ask real nice ;)
Third, here’s some newer but no less awesome writers:
stuffandnonsense - has a beautifully angsty well written s6 rewrite in progress and some other lovely shorter stories.
CupCakeCute - look, if you haven’t read About A Girl, then I question your life choices.
Bewildered - the queen of crack fic. Go forth and fall in love with her magical ability to make zany work.
the_moonmoth has a gift for taking tired tropes and making them into something new and wonderful.
cori_the_bloody - her writing is too good I can’t deal.
Sigyn - for an author who has no fear of exploring the very darkest edges of Spuffy in painful realism, go here.
Fourth, here’s some far more in depth lists from other people!
Baphrosia (formerly spuffy_luvr)
Phew. That should keep you going for a while, yeah?