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Name: Riani1
Alias(es): Connie, Two Ladies of Quality
Type: fanwriter
Fandoms: Whedonverse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Stargate Atlantis, Wonder Woman, Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter, The Lord of the Rings, Stargate SG-1
URL: LiveJournal
Two Ladies of Quality (archive link)
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Riani1 was a fanwriter who passed away in October 2019.

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Riani1 uploaded 63 works to Archive of Our Own

Fan Comments


Connie writes in the Whedonverse and in AUs derived from it. Her work is character-rich, sensual, and wonderful whether it comes in the form of a short sketch or long, complex tale. She's a devotee of slash, particularly Spander, although there are forays into other pairings, notably Giles/Ethan. Connie is yet another fine author I discovered at http://www.allaboutspike.com, where you can find her writing under the pen name "Two Ladies of Quality."...

A lovely, brief, tender piece, accessible to all readers, is "Left Side." Her most recent short piece, "The Neighbor," is a clever and charming outsider's view of the Scoobies. "To Every Maze a Map" takes a clear, compassionate look at the tangled emotions between Spike, Xander, and Angel during Spike's time in the basement. One of the stories I keep coming back to experience again and again is "Guilt." It’s Spander, with echoes of Angelus. It's sexy, yes, but that isn't what it’s about; I find it a wonderful story about love which isn't a love story in any conventional sense. That it is also very sensual and visual, with dead-on voices and character interaction, certainly doesn't hurt, either. And her choice of POV here is, I think, one of the things that makes it work so well. I find every single line of it exactly right; I adore it...If you found this as delicious and heart-tugging as I always do, try "Steam" and its sequel "Touch" (under "Alternatives"). Then go to the "Afterwards" series. (As a Spander fan, I'd start here, where a post-NFA Spike ends up in London... Then go backwards to catch up on Ethan and Giles, Willow and Kennedy, and more, in the final days of BtVS.)

Then check out the two other longer series. "Career Change" and sequel "Career Advancement" feature a vamped Giles, with all the interesting internal conflicts a Watcher-turned-creature-of-the-night could experience, especially when he must turn to Spike for help as a fledge. "Nessuno" is about as AU as one can get, so I avoided it for quite some time: a huge mistake, as I realized once I began it. If you find the idea of Xander as a novice and Spike/William as a mercenary during the Renaissance a bit of a stretch, just try thinking of these characters being played in a movie by Xander and Spike (not Nick and James). I can't explain it better than that, but that's the leap of imagination that works for me. Or read it as original fiction; either way, it's an intriguing and surprisingly yet quietly endearing story. [1]


  1. ^ 2005 comments from Cindershadow; WebCite