Darling Boy, by Teresa C., is a beautifully written Highlander gen-fic that easily rivals any of the better episodes. Features a wonderfully-done everybody, but I was particularly fond of her version of Methos. This is set before CaH/Rev6:8, but there's a bit at the end that previews those episodes, and sends a chill up my spine. (HL; gen, Methos, Duncan, Joe)
New York August, by Europanya, is pre-series Buffy-fic, featuring Spike loose in New York in the summer of 1977. You can practically see Spike while reading this, evil and unrepentant and -- yeah. Let's say I have a thing for pre-series Spike and leave it at that, shall we? The brief encounter with Robin Wood is lovely, as is this entire story. (BtVS - gen, rated M)
jennuine has written a letter from James to Remus and Sirius that is too bloody funny for words. I shall only include James's introduction, as that tells you all you need to know.
"All Hail James Potter, or Why You Should Both Take A Minute From Your Incessant Shagging To THANK Me, You Ungrateful Gits: A Letter to Mssrs. Sirius O. Black and Remus J. Lupin, from M. James D. Potter."
And then sazlette wrote a sequel. And life was good.
We, Messrs S. O. Black and R. J. Lupin, do hereby declare (I'm sorry Prongs, Moony's making me write it like this. Ow ow and now he's pinching me stop that Moony you great girl!), do hereby declare that you, Mr J. D. Potter, are an enormous prat. With stupid hair.
(Harry Potter. R/S slash)
and now more buffy recs for you....
Booster's I Really Don't Like Mondays is a wonderfully light-hearted s5 Angel fic, written from the Great Brooding Git's own POV. Eve is annoyed with him, the mail room guys keep attempting assassination, and Spike has been mysteriously absent all day.... (angel, gen, humour)
Card Sharp, by Caro, made me laugh like a demented thing. Parker Abrams, meet Harmony Kendall. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy. And Harmony's business cards -- yeah. This one's funny. (BtVS, gen, humour)
There are some incredible Buffy/Sandman crossovers out there, and Doyle has written one of the best. A Girl Made of Sky is a beautiful, surreal gem of a story. Featuring Dawn and the Cheeseman, this fic makes sense of the latter character in a way that fits perfectly into the Joss-verse. You don't need to know Sandman to get this story, but if you don't, what are you waiting for? Go buy the books. (Dawn, gen)
And while I'm on a Dawn kick, Green's Best Friends 4-Ever is a heartbreaking little ficlet. Dawn isn't normal, she never existed, and the end of this story is like a kick to the chest. (Dawn, gen)
France is That Way?, by Harry Lime, is the story of how Spike met Harmony, and the two of them turned London by its heels. The sheer chaos the two of them spawn in this story is delightful, and I could just see the Watcher's Council panicking. (BtVS, gen, Spike/Harmony)
Luna's Chiarascuro is one of the most interesting pieces of fanfic I have ever read. Anya through the centuries, through the eyes of great artists. Read this fic now. (pre-series. Anya)