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FANFIC AUTHORS' APPRECIATION WEEK DAY 4 - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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FANFIC AUTHORS' APPRECIATION WEEK DAY 4
As this is my day off and I can post earlier than on working days I’m going to concentrate on British authors who share my time zone.

Marcus Rowland and Booster are British, but I mentioned them yesterday as crossover experts, and I mentioned Keswindhover the day before that as part of the Buffybot Appreciation Society. Here are the rest; I tried to trim this list down but I couldn’t bear to leave anyone out. There are so many that I’m having to put this behind a cut.


Cass aka calove. I love Cass to pieces. She writes like a dream. Great plots, skilful characterisation, good voices, for all the normal Buffyverse characters. Her masterstroke, however, is what she’s done with Ilona Costa Bianchi. A minor character that ME treated in a two-dimensional joke fashion, and Cass has turned her into a wonderfully drawn personality with warmth, humour, compassion, an icily ruthless core, and an absolutely amazing and deep back-story. Ilona, as portrayed by Cass, is one of the most outstanding characters in the entire Buffyverse. She is a truly outstanding figure. In fact she is two truly outstanding figures, for this is her way. But we shall speak of her no more.

Cass's fellow co-conspirators on the awesome 12daysspillyria project, bogwitch and hesadevil are great too.

Hesadevil hasn’t written all that much yet, but it’s very good indeed. Find it HERE.

Bogwitch is as crazy as I am (but in a good way). The insanity is housed at Bogwitch’s Spike Page. Buffy as a pit pony. Spike meets Paddington Bear. Illyria unleashes her tentacled true form on Spike and it’s oddly romantic. And more. Crazy, funny, but sometimes heartbreaking. Bogwitch writes a wonderful Illyria; arrogant, bewildered by this world, cold, impatient, stern – and yet totally adorable.


elisi has done a post “Not Fade Away” story, The Summer After, that is remarkably good; and a AtS S5 story Play It Again Sam that manages to put Angel, Spike, and Riley together and come up with a degree of mutual respect and friendship – thanks to Nina and Sam – that is heart-warming, bittersweet, and believable.

Flurblewig is amazing. Check out Flurblefic for stories ranging from the chilling (And the Dead Shall Inherit The Earth) to the hysterically funny (I, Buffy and A Strange And Wonderful Place) and everything in between.

i_digress_uk ranges from the bleak and searing Dearest Thing and Dark House to the roll-around-laughing Bunny Be Mine.

quinara can do comedy, and angst, and in the watchersdiaries ficathon produced something truly outstanding. The atmospheric and well researched Propugnatrix Pollia brings Ancient Rome to life and introduces us to perhaps the worst Watcher and Slayer combination in history. Secundus Pollius Paulus, doing a job he has neither interest in or aptitude for, while his dreadful Slayer Pollia races along a hedonistic and self-destructive course that makes Faith’s adventures seem like the model of responsibility and propriety, will make you both laugh and weep. Quinara also performs a valuable service for the fandom as a moderator of stop_plagiarism.

spikesdeb has brought the world Spike Blond, vampire secret agent, affectionately spoofing Bond and Buffy; and also turned out a couple of watchersdiaries tales that were genuinely chilling.

Treacle Antlers had already written several excellent stories before she began her masterpiece “Mortal Wounds”. A post Not Fade Away story that hold the promise of being one of the all-time greats; possibly even the all time great. And then Real Life issues brought a grinding halt to her writing for a while, and although she has restarted it the updates are slow in coming. But it’s well worth waiting for.

trepkos has only written slash so far, and I don’t read slash; but from what I have seen of it she’s a very skilful writer.

Not strictly British, but close (Manx): curiouswombat! Okay, I’m probably biased because I’m married to her, but she writes the hottest smut ever. Really. See the stories in the Roxyverse marked “written by Voirrey” for confirmation. And her Bagpuss crossover Mid-day at the Lost and Found is a magical piece of gentle and affectionate humour.

Just to be awkward I’ll include Limerick Girl in this section, although she’s definitely not British. Irish, and brilliant.

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quinara From: quinara Date: March 9th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey look, I'm on a FAAW List! *acts like a demented squirrel*

I would like to say thank you, and make sure that you know that if I had ever got round to participating in this week's appreciationness (I know it's only Wednesday, but I don't hold out much hope) you would most definitely be up there as one my favourites.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 9th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Of course you made my list. You know how much I like "Propugnatrix Pollia".

And I didn't even mention your stop_plagiarism work, and I'd meant to do so because you deserve credit for your endeavours. I think I'll rectify that omission now.
quinara From: quinara Date: March 10th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know - but it's still very nice.

And thanks again - though it is generally other people who do quite a lot of the hard investigating stuff, I just administrate and write a bit about what goes on.
flurblewig From: flurblewig Date: March 9th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whee, thank you! ::beams::
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 9th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
You deserve it; you are a great writer.
elisi From: elisi Date: March 9th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
See icon for the best description of my reaction! Thank you!!!!!!

And I still have to read at least half the writers on your list... maybe I can survive with only 3 hours sleep? Oh - and I will have to check out your wife's smut! I am so in awe of *anyone* who can write good smut!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 9th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad I could make you squee!

So far this post has resulted in two Squees, a Happy Dance, a God-King relaxing enigmatically, and a bunch of sheep standing around in a field.
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: March 9th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am genuinely flattered. I have of course told him so to his face - this is so's the rest of you know as well! I don't really count myself as a fanfic writer. Although if you happen to have read S2C's 'Deid Canny' you might want to read some vamp/watcher porn starring that very vamp - so I am a fanfic writer for 'Deid Canny' I suppose!!! It is on S2cs site of course - I am a parasitic fanfic writer!!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 9th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Although at present "Deid Canny" itself isn't up anywhere except the Watcher's Diaries. I'll have to put it on the site somewhere; the question is where? As a prequel to the Roxyverse?
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: March 9th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bogwitch is as crazy as I am (but in a good way).

Gosh, what an honour! I don't mean to be, it just comes naturally.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 9th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
And if it doesn't come naturally, the tentacles make it come unnaturally?
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: March 9th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nowt unnatural about a fine set of tentacles.
booster17 From: booster17 Date: March 9th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bogwitch is as crazy as I am (but in a good way).

So does that mean Speakr is crazy in a bad way?
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: March 9th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe only the puns are bad.
trepkos From: trepkos Date: March 9th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very kind of you to mention me, Sir!
I WILL get round to reading something of yours longer than a drabble.
So much fic, so little time... What's your best stuff?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 10th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)
I read the first part of your story, and it was very good indeed, but I'm afraid I've never been into reading m/m slash - even janedavitt can't make it work for me. But if you write het I'll definitely read it.

As to what my best stuff is - everybody seems to have a different opinion. I've seen almost every one of my stories mentioned in the Appreciation Week as someone's particular favourite. "I am the Walrus" probably most often so far, I suppose.
spikesdeb From: spikesdeb Date: March 11th, 2005 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
BRITPOWER! I'm honoured to be on your list and will be avidly reading all of the authors you've rec'd that I haven't managed to yet. I still have your Watcher's Diaries fics bookmarked and am so looking forward to reading them when I can I devote the proper time. Your idea of doing themed lists is great, by the way!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 11th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)
The idea might be great, but I'm afraid my execution of it is a bit slapdash. I have a feeling that my final post is going to be a great sprawling mess chaotically thrown together with no theme whatsover.
hesadevil From: hesadevil Date: March 11th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hesadevil hasn’t written all that much yet

And will write no more - methinks. My Muse was Spike. My Muse is gone. Thanks for the inclusion in the Brit awards.

Thank you for mentioning me. I never expected to be on anyone's list after my brief foray into writing fiction.
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