Log in

18 July 2013 @ 06:37 pm
Rare Character Fic Recs: Dana  
Dana's very existence raises a whole host of chewy possibilities. Not surprisingly, many of our talented fandom writers have come up with great stories about her. Here are some excellent ones, from shortest to longest:

The Ghost Who Walks by beer_good_foamy (Dana & Buffy, PG13)
Summary: Way post-series (2040-ish). Buffy pays her semi-annual visit to the one they could never save.

Spike's Dream Date with the Psycho Slayer by anaross (Dana & Spike, PG13)
Summary: Spike's arms are back on again. And they hardly ever hurt... until Dana calls.

Recalled to Life by st_salieri (Dana & Buffy/Spike, R)
Summary: Post-NFA, Dana the Vampire Slayer needs help. Will Spike be the one to get through to her?

Mercy Street by gwyneth rhys (gwyneth) (Dana & the AtS ensemble, PG13)
Summary: When Dana returns to LA looking for Spike, they make a strange truce and find a way to help each other with their damage.

Debriefing Dana (Dana, Giles & Buffy, PG13) and its sequel Slayer Memories by hello_spikey (Ensemble characters from both shows, Mature — the page header is NSFW)
Summary: Dana dreams about The Vampire. She dreams about many vampires, she dreams about horrible monsters and she dies and dies and dies.

Please share your favorite Dana fics in the comments!
makd: reading Fredmakd on July 19th, 2013 02:31 am (UTC)
So glad you posted these! IIRC, I've read them all and they're terrific.

I am particularly fond of Mercy Street.
Rebcake: ats_danarebcake on July 19th, 2013 05:20 am (UTC)
I love to share the amazing work our people have done, but must admit that I have an ulterior motive: a one-stop link-shop for my favorite rare character fics! I spend too many hours searching fruitlessly for that amazing one-shot that I never bookmarked. *sigh*
makd: reading Fredmakd on July 20th, 2013 04:11 am (UTC)
Check out the memories page in my LJ. I have fics memoried as "the women of ats/btvs", etc. I'm sure you'll enjoy the reads.

(and if you find broken links, please let me know, since many of these fics date from 2003-2005)
Rebcake: ats_danarebcake on July 20th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
But...you're f-locked. I am sad.
makd: oh dear lordmakd on July 21st, 2013 06:26 am (UTC)
Oh hell; my bad! I forgot!

Just friend me - it'll open up all the memories for you. I have about 1,000 (or more) fic recs there - BtVS, AtS, Firefly, and Bones (plus a few others) organized and linked in Memories.

Rebcake: ats_ciao_ilonarebcake on July 23rd, 2013 01:41 am (UTC)
Or, you could make the rec lists public, so that everybody can enjoy them! But, you know, only if that works for you.
makd: flower and frogmakd on July 25th, 2013 03:20 am (UTC)
I used to do that, but at this point, there are now so many fics, that it would take me weeks to open them up to the public.

Edited at 2013-07-25 03:21 am (UTC)
velvetwhip: Queen of Angstvelvetwhip on July 19th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
This one by snowpuppies is short, but it hits like a body blow: Sharp. She's the one of the best writers going and this little tale of Dana aptly demonstrates why.

Butterflysnogged on July 19th, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)
I agree. Sharp is an awesome story and snowpuppies is a writer that is truly magical with her words.
Rebcake: ats_danarebcake on July 19th, 2013 03:19 am (UTC)
Oooh! Good one! Thanks for putting up a link.
velvetwhip: Queen of Angstvelvetwhip on July 19th, 2013 03:20 am (UTC)
You're welcome. I love that story and am glad to share it with more people.

Butterfly: [ATS] Lindsey_Snogged.  Not Snaggablesnogged on July 19th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
In The Garden, Verdant and Bright by snowpuppies. It's femslash (hope that's ok to rec here) and features the pairing Dana/Bethany Chaulke.

It's a phenomenal story.
Rebcake: ats_danarebcake on July 19th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC)
Thanks for reccing! We take all pairings (or none) and all ratings here. Just point us at the good stuff!
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on July 19th, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
Well, this just blew my entire afternoon. :) Fortunately, I've read a couple of them before. The others have been wonderful. Thank you.
Rebcake: ats_danarebcake on July 20th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
Heh. I'm dastardly, that way. I'm glad you liked 'em! Does it give you any inspiration? *puppy eyes*
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on July 20th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
LOL They are all so very good that any bunnies I might have are hiding away in shame. :) (Although I've got wonder when/if Buffy first tried to talk to Dana, and if she might have found out about Spike from that conversation....)

But I got a bunny from somebody's icon this morning and started a fic there. Now to find a way to twist it to fit one of my trope bingo prompts...
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on July 19th, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
There are a range of f/f Dana stories at femslash_minis: Dana stories, including another treasure from Beer Good (Dana/Dawn).

Another is mine, for a short, sinister dubcon piece: A Position of Trust
Rebcake: ats_danarebcake on July 20th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, great link! Thanks sweetie!
zanthinegirl: OMGzanthinegirl on July 20th, 2013 12:33 am (UTC)
A couple of these are new to me-- squee! Thanks for this list. The ones I have read were really well done, so I'm expecting good things!
Rebcake: ats_danarebcake on July 20th, 2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
I think you're pretty safe with any of the authors listed above. ;-) And since our taste is apparently identical...

I hope you like 'em!
none of the above: dana fear dustfrogfarm on July 20th, 2013 11:47 am (UTC)
Inner Piece by me. (The plan was to have far more, but this ended up being the only truly Dana-centric fic.) I consider myself a crap writer, but this one has always worked for me. Hope it works for you!
Rebcake: ats_danarebcake on July 20th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, goody! I like that we're getting lots more Dana recs on this post. Usually when I ask for people to share stuff, it's mostly crickets. I guess Dana struck a nerve with lots of folks!