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I was just over at All About Spike and it occured to me that it's probably the finest archive site that I've encountered in my 4 years of trawling the Buffyverse-on-the-Web for fanfics. I'm not talking about content (though it has a lot of great stories) but about format. It's easy to navigate and to read and you can change the type size easily. The fics have been categorized by title, author, pairing, episode (this is particularly unusual), rating, length, date and theme. There's also a couple of fic search pages available. It contains nearly 1000 stories and must have taken a tremendous amount of hard work. Unfortunately the archivist is "no longer updating this site very often due to lack of interest in Buffy fandom". Huh?? Anyway if anyone is thinking about creating an archive site they should take a look at All About Spike.

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Nov. 3rd, 2005 03:18 pm
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There are times when my only access to the Internet is at the NY Public Library. I can sign up for 45 minute sessions which is ok unless something comes in towards the end and I forward it without really looking at it which is what happened yesterday. I forwarded an e-mail a trusted friend sent me thinking it was serious and it turned out to be a joke. Luckily it was an amusing joke but all the same I learned my lesson--always check. The other problem is that certain of my favorite sites are blocked by the library's filters. I can understand why a site called Adultfanfiction is blocked but why are Tabaqui's Scarecrow Horses, Tania's Fanged Four sites and Stepaway From My Xander blocked especially since I used to be able to get into Stepaway? I go to other sites just as mature and slashy--why those?

Came across 2 new communities: one is [livejournal.com profile] seeking_spiketo find lost BtVS fics and another [livejournal.com profile] btvs_award_infois a place to find award sites out there. [livejournal.com profile] lit_galtake note.

I've decided to post my list of BtVS Reference Sites--a useful tool for fans and writers.

BtVS Reference Sites ) 

BtVS Reference Sites:

All Things Philosophical on BtVS & AtS at http://www.atpobtvs.com/
Angel & Buffy & Firefly News at http://www.buffy.nu/index.php
Angel/Spike Timeline at http://www.fangedfour.com/deadboy/timeline.htm
Angel's Acolyte at http://www.angelsacolyte.com/ for episode guides
Boils and Blinding Torment at http://www.boilsandblindingtorment.com/ want to send an e-card?
BtVS Writers' Guild at http://btvswritersguild.dymphna.net/
Buffy Guide at http://www.buffyguide.com/ for episodes etc
Buffy vs Angel at http://www.buffy-vs-angel.com/ for episode transcripts
Buffy World at http://www.buffyworld.com/ for episodes etc
Buffyverse Dialog Database at http://vrya.net/bdb/ AtS too
City of Angel at http://www.cityofangel.com/main/index.html episode etc
Fanfic Med at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fanfic_med/ need a medical question answered for your fanfic?
History of the Aurelian Vampires at http://peasant.notanothersite.com/gate/history.html
Little Details at http://www.livejournal.com/community/little_details/ need some info for your fanfic?
Resources for Medical Fanfiction Writing at http://www.geocities.com/aemarshall99/medlinks.html
SX and Violence at http://madpoetess.slashcity.org/sxandviolence/canfan/canfan.html canon vs fanon
Screencappiness at http://www.cappiness.net/ screencaps
Slayage at http://www.slayage.tv/ The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies
Slayer Cards at http://www.watcher.vampireslayers.co.uk/ send an e-card
BtVS Storyfinders at http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/BtVS_Storyfinders/
The Buffy Collector http://www.buffycollector.com/ collectibles etc.

Essays on Spike:

Spike Thesis at http://www.channelingboards.com/SpikeThesis/ by "Lydia Chalmers" (BtVS 5.14)
Lesley's Essay on Spike at http://www.livejournal.com/community/idol_reflection/1831.html#cutid1
Kristen's Letter to ME at http://www.btvs-tabularasa.net/essays/DomesticAbuse.html


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I was over at [livejournal.com profile] bloodclaim and in a reply tempestsreach wrote that Lazuli Kaat was compiling "The Spander Files" at http://spanderfiles.tripod.com/contents.html with Spander fics sorted by category. I can't recall the number of times I have read a request for a specific type of fic ie. vamp!xander, human AU, h/c. Wouldn't it be a great idea if authors submitted the titles and URLs of their fics and readers could submit their favorite Spander so they could all be under one searchable roof so to speak?


On another note a couple of nights ago I watched "Smallville" waiting for James Marsters to appear again (if you blinked during the finale of the season premiere you missed his first appearance). This is the first season of the show I'm watching (and once Brainiac is defeated I doubt I'll continue watching--it's not my cuppa) and I was surprised by the AUness of it all compared to the comic books I read back in the day. As I recall teenage Clark Kent was Superboy openly complete with costume, Jor-El was a nice guy and Brainiac was green. I wonder if the production staff are going through the old comics and gleaning what they can use. I wonder if Lena Thorul would ever show up. The stuff that sticks in one's memory *sigh*

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