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Joined 12-07-01, id: 135930, Profile Updated: 10-12-11
Author has written 73 stories for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Buffy X-overs, Angel, Alias, Superman, MacGyver, MAGNUM P.I., Book of Eli, and Hunger Games.

Almost all my writing is for the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with occasional forays into Angel: the Series (which I consider to be basically the same thing).

The works I’ve archived here fall into five categories:

The Backstage Series consists of stories carefully linked to canon and to each other, to form an internally consistent rendering of the Buffy/Angel universe. (This does not, however, include the “canonical” Season 8 and Season 9 Buffy comic book series. TV episodes only.)

The Independent Stories, unlinked either to the Backstage stories or to each other.

The Drabbles don’t really fit in either category; I just did them as a passing thought anyhow.

The Queenverse stories were done in collaboration with SRoni and, while technically separate, can be slotted in beside the Backstage stories.

Finally, the OtherFandom stories are those done outside the world of Buffy/Angel. There are very few of these, but I expect more to appear gradually over the years.

Anyone wanting to follow stories in progress, with attendant commentary, can check me at www.livejournal.com/~aadler.

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Independent 17: the Silence in the Spaces Between reviews
Faith a prisoner. Xander to the rescue. What could go wrong?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,957 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/1 - Xander H., Faith L. - Complete
Backstage 40: Maxima Culpa reviews
A familiar Sunnydale scenario, but this time from the victim's point of view.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,724 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/17 - Buffy S. - Complete
Backstage 39: Shock to the System reviews
Some wounds take longer to heal … and some individuals EMBODY the term 'difficult patient'.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,981 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/20/2013 - Xander H., Dawn S., R. Giles, Spike - Complete
Independent 16: Under the Gun reviews
'The most dangerous game' just got even more dangerous.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,652 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/5/2013 - Buffy S., Faith L., R. Giles - Complete
Independent 15: Subject to Change reviews
A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. Or something.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Angel - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,006 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/4/2013 - Xander H., Angel, Cordelia C., Wesley W.P. - Complete
Backstage 38: Bitter From the Sweet reviews
An hour in a cheap motel, with no happiness to be found.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Angel - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,139 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/4/2013 - Buffy S., Angel, Wesley W.P. - Complete
OtherFandom 06: A Breath on the Embers reviews
A great fall can have more than one path leading to it, and a threat can come from many directions.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,484 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/24/2013 - Peeta M., Prim E. - Complete
Backstage 37: Oaxaca Nights reviews
The vacation from hell. Dark forces rising. What's a cheerleader to do?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,128 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/25/2012 - Cordelia C. - Complete
Independent 14: In the Air Tonight reviews
There's a time and place for mending fences … but sometimes the time chooses itself.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,894 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/11/2012 - Dawn S., Faith L. - Complete
Independent 13: As Moonlight Unto Sunlight reviews
Small changes can make larger changes … but what if the ripples spread for centuries?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,528 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/18/2012 - Complete
Independent 12: Yet They Grind Exceeding Small
The past may be buried, but it doesn't always stay that way.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,223 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Ethan R. - Complete
Backstage 36: And Your Enemies Closer reviews
A riddle, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in a taco.
Angel - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,849 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Connor, Fred B. - Complete
Independent 11: Mortal Coil reviews
Together again, for the first time.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Angel - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,576 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Wesley W., Faith - Complete
Backstage 35: Echoes from the Battleground
In the aftermath of a thwarted apocalypse, life — and un-life — goes on.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,174 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 4/6/2012 - Published: 4/4/2012 - Complete
Drabble 08: Best Served Cold reviews
Not the end we thought. Maybe the beginning of the end for someone else.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 145 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/9/2012 - Anya J. - Complete
Independent 10: Best Foot Forward reviews
Life at the 'popular table' isn't always a bed of roses.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,003 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/25/2011 - Xander H., Buffy S. - Complete
Backstage 34: An Eye to the Future
The moving finger writes, and having writ, moves on … unless there's someone off to the side giving dictation.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Angel - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,167 - Published: 5/18/2011 - Complete
Independent 09: How Wide the Gate reviews
Fandom chatter is more than a hobby; sometimes, your life depends on it.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,640 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/16/2011 - Xander H., Buffy S.
Otherfandom 05: In Words of Light and Flame reviews
In the beginning was the word. Then came the mission.
Book of Eli - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,489 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/12/2011 - Complete
Backstage 33: Hungry Like the Wolf reviews
There was an unexpected reunion in London. Then came the morning after.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Angel - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,282 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/12/2011 - Xander H. - Complete
OtherFandom 04: AfterAction Report reviews
A man can escape fate, but not paperwork.
MAGNUM P.I. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,016 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/13/2011 - Complete
OtherFandom 03: Spur of the Moment reviews
Two ships passing … but not without a minor collision.
MacGyver - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 626 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/13/2011 - Complete
OtherFandom 02: Icarus reviews
There's more than one way for the mighty to fall.
Superman - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,967 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13/2011 - Complete
OtherFandom 01: Savant reviews
The world according to Marshall.
Alias - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,776 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/13/2011 - Marshall F., Sydney B. - Complete
Backstage 31: Unbidden the Day reviews
'World without end', and then some.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 18,141 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Complete
Backstage 29: Kirlian Logic
'Identity crisis' doesn't even begin to cover it.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,747 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Complete
Backstage 32: ZeroSum Game reviews
It isn't easy, standing in the shadow of giants …
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,375 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Vi, Buffy S. - Complete
Backstage 28: Precious Cargo
It wasn't only people that left Sunnydale before the last days.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,275 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Complete
Backstage 27: XFactorial
Who's afraid of a spear-carrier? You might be surprised.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,305 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Xander H., Buffy S. - Complete
Backstage 26: Walking After Midnight reviews
Sometimes the enemy you can count on is the friend you need most.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,788 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Angel, Xander H. - Complete
Backstage 25: Learning Curve reviews
Experience really is the best teacher … but occasionally something quicker is needed.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,048 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Xander H. - Complete
Backstage 24: Yet to Be Seen
There's 'unremarked', and then there's 'unremarkable'. Not the same.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,893 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Complete
Backstage 23: First Do No Harm
You may not get what you pay for … but you always pay for what you get.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 25,862 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Harmony K. - Complete
Backstage 22: Beg to Differ
Some relationships are unconventional … and some are freaking dynamite.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,151 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Complete
Drabble 07: Check and Mate
A drabble: Xander. Africa.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Xander H. - Complete
Drabble 06: Fish and Visitors
A drabble: Xander. Spike. Roommates.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Xander H., Spike - Complete
Drabble 05: Quatrain
Four linked drabbles: Buffy. Resurrection.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 477 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Buffy S. - Complete
Drabble 04: Parting Shot
A drabble: Ethan Rayne. Literary allusion.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 156 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Ethan R. - Complete
Queenverse 02: Queen's Gambit
"Noblesse oblige" can be a royal pain.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 55,145 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Cordelia C., Angelus - Complete
Queenverse 01: God Save the Queen
Uneasy lies the head. Totally.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,889 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Cordelia C., Angelus - Complete
Backstage 21: Glass Ceiling reviews
Forgotten … but not EXACTLY gone.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 9 - Words: 39,533 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Cordelia C. - Complete
Backstage 30: Otherwise a Perfect Sky reviews
It's the end of the world as we know it, but there are still choices to be made.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,641 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Xander H., Tara M. - Complete
Independent 08: Family Skeletons reviews
All those secrets hidden in the closet? A family reunion is when they tend to come out. Especially for the Sunnydale crew …
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Angel - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,568 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Dawn S., Connor - Complete
Independent 07: Jasmine Tears
"Better to have loved and lost …" Right. But what if you don't even have that much?
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Angel - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,434 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Faith L., Lorne - Complete
Independent 06: An' Foolish Notion reviews
It's my party ..NOT.., and I'll slay if I want to.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,549 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Buffy S., Xander H. - Complete
Independent 05: Rorschach reviews
Who knows what darkness lurks in the hearts of men? The survey knows …
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,498 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Warren M. - Complete
Backstage 14: Tip of My Tongue reviews
Is the proper term “absent father” … or “missing in action”?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,330 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 6/3/2008 - Published: 12/8/2003 - Complete
Backstage 13: Notes on an Opera Program reviews
Sometimes you can't see the trees for the forest.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,735 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 6/2/2008 - Published: 12/8/2003 - Complete
Backstage 12: Than Meets the Eye reviews
An unexpected farewell. An unplanned beginning. Life and death on the mean streets of Sunnydale.
Buffy X-overs - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,939 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/2/2008 - Published: 12/8/2003 - Complete
Backstage 11: Whisper of a Moment reviews
Kerouac never said anything about this ...
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 34,467 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/1/2008 - Published: 12/8/2003 - Xander H. - Complete
Backstage 10: Objects in the Mirror reviews
Everyone has secrets ... but sometimes even those keeping them don't know what they are. Previously titled On Deeper Reflection
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,109 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/1/2008 - Published: 2/24/2002 - Complete
Backstage 09: Hell Hath No Fury reviews
If the road to perdition is paved with good intentions, then what about the road out?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,330 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/1/2008 - Published: 12/9/2001 - Complete
Backstage 08: In Ev’ry Angle Greet reviews
Someone has woven a tangled web indeed, and now the threads are unraveling. [Winner of Winter 2002 Halo Award for Best Action]
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,149 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/31/2008 - Published: 12/9/2001 - Complete
Backstage 07: Solitaire Till Dawn reviews
What do you do when you’re trapped in a nightmare beyond your imagining?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,853 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/31/2008 - Published: 12/9/2001 - Complete
Backstage 06: Morning’s Echo reviews
And now we know the rest of the story ...
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,890 - Reviews: 7 - Updated: 5/31/2008 - Published: 12/9/2001 - Complete
Backstage 05: Twilight’s Last Gleaming reviews
Almost twenty years before the Slayer’s arrival, two Sunnydale residents must fight their own battle against the darkness.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 20,527 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 5/29/2008 - Published: 12/9/2001 - Complete
Backstage 04: Shadow and Substance reviews
In beautiful Sunnydale, death isn't always the end. Sometimes, it just starts a whole new program.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,663 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/28/2008 - Published: 12/9/2001 - Complete
Backstage 01: Point of Focus reviews
A time outside time. A different champion. A world gone wrong. A single hope ...
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,056 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/28/2008 - Published: 12/9/2001 - Complete
Backstage 03: All Ye Who Enter reviews
We can’t always know where our passions will take us ...
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,844 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/28/2008 - Published: 12/9/2001 - Complete
Backstage 02: Come to My Window reviews
Some relationships are unconventional ... and some go a step beyond.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,873 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 5/28/2008 - Published: 12/16/2001 - Complete
Backstage 20: Dusk Over Pompeii reviews
Some battles can’t be won. Some can’t even be fought.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,510 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/11/2005 - Buffy S., Xander H. - Complete
Independent 04: Seeking the Woman
When fate grants a new life, it opens the possibility of a new death .
Buffy X-overs - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,327 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 12/8/2003 - Complete
Independent 03: Perish the Thought reviews
The bitter end can be bitter indeed.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,204 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 12/8/2003 - Complete
Independent 02: Critical Review reviews
What if your life made a mark on the world, and the world STILL didn't notice?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,342 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 8/15/2002 - Complete
Independent 01: Voices in the Dark reviews
Multipleviewpoint introspection, with a surprise or two.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,734 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 12/9/2001 - Complete
Backstage 19: Phase Shift reviews
One dies, the next is called. Sound familiar?
Angel - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,646 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 10/3/2005 - Doyle - Complete
Backstage 18: the Still, Small Voice
There's a lot to be learned from the sins of the father.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 5 - Words: 18,003 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 9/10/2005 - Complete
Drabble 03: Soulless reviews
A drabble: Spike. 911.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 5/17/2005 - Complete
Drabble 02: Adversary reviews
A drabble: Faith. The First.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 146 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 1/29/2005 - Faith L. - Complete
Drabble 01: Memory reviews
A drabble: Wesley. Chocolate.
Angel - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Reviews: 5 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 1/29/2005 - Wesley W.P. - Complete
Backstage 17: Ex Post Facto
Hindsight is supposed to be 20-20. Doesn't always work that way.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,065 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 4/25/2004 - Complete
Backstage 16: the Human Touch reviews
You really CAN'T judge a book by its cover.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,364 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 12/27/2003 - Complete
Backstage 15: Each Proud Division reviews
Quadruple your fun, and then try to sort it out …
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 22,411 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 10/9/2005 - Published: 12/8/2003 - Complete
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