Bookends: New Pasture

So I think we might be starting Season Two of this series. It's been a year since I posted any of these, so I hope people are still interested. Think of it as a present for Easter...


Series: Bookends (2?)
Title: New Pasture

Author: il_mio_capitano
Length: 2900 give or take
Rating: PG15 overall.
Setting: B/G post-Chosen (about 5 years I’m guessing). Giles has quit for a new life but Buffy isn't ready to let go.
Set in the same verse as Keeping In Touch... which for the sake of a series title I'm calling Bookends.


The latest story can be read over at my fic journal --> New Pasture...

Rec - Through the Spaces of the Dark by Twitchbell

My next rec is pure Who, featuring Martha and Tish Jones and the aftermath of The Master.

Story: Through the Spaces of the Dark
Author: Twitchbell
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2702
Author's Summary: The present collides head first with the Year That Never Was: Martha and Tish come face to face with the painful memory of a day when the Master changed the rules.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Other Character(s), The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm), Tish Jones
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's easy to overlook the human cost of the Doctor's career. Here Martha helps Tish Jones deal with some memories of her captivity on the Valiant.

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I'm travelling over Easter weekend so I've set up my remaining recs as timed postings for Friday and Saturday, in case I can't get web access. Apologies in advance if anything goes wrong.
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Doctor Who on the UK's Horror Channel (Scheduling)

News on the schedule for the Horror Channel's classic Doctor Who season which commences this Good Friday, April 18th. For those of you in the UK without paid satellite/cable television, I can only commiserate and reiterate my feeling that we really ought to be seeing something like this on one of the BBC channels, not tucked away in a niche.

Still, after this weekend's opening marathon, it looks like there is going to be a regular schedule of two episodes of classic Who every weeknight at 7.50pm (and with showings during the morning and afternoon, as those cable channels seem to have to repeat everything several times a day to spin the programming out). In other words, cliffhangers!

Post from Doctor Who News with the schedule from this weekend up to Thursday 8 May

The Easter weekend schedule in more detail

And also check out the funky animated trailer (at the bottom of the first post linked above), clearly made by somebody with a bit of Who knowledge as you can identify the various stories being alluded to. And that voiceover sounds a little familiar...?

And if, like me, you've never really watched it thinking it looks a bit dodgy, the Horror Channel can be found at Sky channel 319, Virgin Media channel 149, or Freesat channel 138.


FIC: Twist (Johnlock, explicit)

How I Met Your Mother, Two Recs

Fandom Category: How I met your Mother
Pairing: Robin Scherbatsky /Barney Stinson
Fic Title: but don't you think we came close
Author: hyacinthian
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10272581/1/but-don-t-you-think-we-came-close
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, aganst, post finale
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read:Post finale fic, where Robin starts out dating Ted, reconnecting with the gang, trying for the life she always wondered about, catching a train she imagined she had missed . With some difficulty. Along the way, she comes to figure herself and the things she wants out finally and … it’s a process that draws her and Barney together. Slowly, just to prove to both of them that they still fit. The thing I liked the most about the story is how well it catches Robin’s POV on relationship and life, the way she responds to things. She is not really a domestic and overly sentimental kind of girl, she has this hunger to wander, wonder, destroy and start over, learn by deliberately fucking-it-up. And this is a story about how she comes to be fine with that, first and foremost. Bonus points for scenes with Aunt Robin babysitting Ellie and the Barney/Robin angle getting explored at a really gradual pace.

Fandom Category: How I met your Mother
Pairing: Robin Scherbatsky /Barney Stinson, Ted Mosby/Tracy Mc Connell
Fic Title: Your Devils and Your Deeds
Author: AnnaYesMaam
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10235569/1/Your-Devils-and-Your-Deeds
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Romance, aganst, post finale
WIP?: YES
Why This Must Be Read: It’s some MAJESTIC writing at work here, and as post-finale fix it go, this one really lands you into automatic satisfaction territory right at the first chapter, without denying anything that occurred in canon. To put it simply, Ted finds out he is in for a surprise when Robin lets him in her apartment… and he comes full circle with his own show when he has to sit down and listen at the really long, epic story of how fate kept Barney and Robin’s paths crossing in those years after their divorce. Because, you know, they are a couple again despite the fact they wanted to keep it under wraps for awhile. The nitty-gritty tone the writer adopts is just perfect for the tale, and Ted is featured in a very sympathetic light despite the particular situation (in light of his enduring love for Tracy, that shines through the way she is still very much a living presence in his head ). I loved it madly from the very first lines, and so I couldn’t avoid reccing it only because it’s not complete yet. Author has set the finish line at 10 chapters anyway. Chance it!

Fic: Out of the Dark Light (Willow, Spike) 1/1 FRT-13/PG-13

Title: Out of the Dark Light

Author: Gabrielle

Characters: Willow, Spike

Rating: FRT-13/PG-13

Summary: (Written from a prompt by lilbreck who wanted a story where Willow has power over Spike. This is that... in a way.) *Set in Season 7 during Same Time, Same Place* Alone in the cave, Spike reveals to Willow that there's more to her than she ever knew.

Word Count: 1368

Feedback: Please.

Distribution: My LJ and my site only.

Disclaimer: I own nothing. It all belongs to Joss and a bunch of other people who are not now and have never been me.

Author's Notes: This was written to celebrate my tenth anniversary in fanfiction. Thank you, all of you, for making this a decade I can look back on with so much joy.

Out of the Dark Light