Tags: firefly

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seven crossover recs

Push the Pedal Down, by wesleysgirl, is a tightly-plotted and nicely-characterized BtVS/Supernatural crossover, in which Xander and the Winchesters deal with a haunted playground.  The interactions between Sam, Dean, and Xander are particularly well handled.  (gen; BtVS/SPN)

People and Things, by karaokegal, is a Torchwood/House crossover that can perhaps be best summed up as follows:  What Who House did on his summer vacation.  There is actual plot; that tagline just entertains me.  It's a fun story, and both House and Captain Jack are their usual inimitable selves.  I would never have come up with this pairing, but it works.  (slash; House/Jack Harkness)

Rough Heals, by voleuse, is recommended everywhere, and with good reason.  This is Dawn in the FF-'verse -- a Dawn who never died, never grew old -- and it's every bit the tragedy it ought to be.  Beautiful and melancholy.  (gen; BtVS/Firefly)

Game Theory, by halcyon_shift, is a five-part Highlander/Numb3rs crossover.  I've been waiting to read one of these for a while, and this one gets bonus points for mentioning Matthew McCormick.  Well-plotted, well-written, and nicely characterized.  (gen; HL/Numb3rs; link is to the first part.)

The White Lights and the Blue
, by giddygeek is a Hot Fuzz fic, with a surprise crossover at the end.  The relationship between Nick and Danny is nicely done here, and the mystery is light-hearted and fun.  (slash; Nick/Danny)

When Sam Met Sam (and Dean)
, by elayna88, is a Supernatural/Reaper crossover that is fairly well summed up by the title.  If you haven't watched Reaper yet, give it a try.  It's pretty entertaining - as is this story.  (gen)

...featured rec:


Life in Little Canada, by laytoncolt, is absolutely fucking hilarious.  It's a Stephanie Plum/SGA fusion-fic (yes, you read that correctly), and it's got the same special twist of lunacy as do the books -- but with an SGA flavoured twist.  Read it, if only to see Kavanaugh as Vinnie, and Rodney in the Stephanie Plum role.  (slash; John/Rodney)

*****

My name is Rodney McKay, and I grew up in Little Canada. I know what you're thinking, you're thinking there's no such place. I promise you, it exists. I would not have made this place up. It's in Minnesota, just a little town by Minneapolis that you'd miss if you blinked.

The residents of Little Canada have so valiantly hung onto their heritage that they have become far more concerned with being Canadian than actual Canadians. The Canadian flag hung proudly at least at one house out of three, and little girls sold maple syrup on street corners instead of lemonade. The façade is all so complete that I had actually believed I was living in Canada until the age of six, when I learned that those crazy and mysterious Americans my father was always ranting about actually included myself.

The homes are well kempt and everyone always smiles and says thank you and offers to feed your cats when you're away. They love the idea of the nice guy Canadian stereotype, but the truth is they probably only want to feed your cats so they can go through your things when you're not around. They catch tourists off their guard, smiling bright and wide as they overcharge the unsuspecting morons under the guise of keeping their prices at the true Canada rate.

*****
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no, i haven't forgotten you...

Daemons Luminati, by Kalima, is one of the most interesting Buffy AU's I have ever read.  It's redemption-fic, but with a twist -- and without a soul in sight.  I'm a fan of Evil!Spike.  I especially love fic that explores just how far he can go without becoming an Angel-clone.  This is that fic.  (B/S - het)

Emerging, by eliade, (livejournal) is post NFA fic.  It's also Spike/Xander, which I read but rarely rec, as it's too damned hard to find believable fic in this pairing.  This story is believable.  It's sad and beautiful and hopeful by degrees, and it almost managed to resign me to Spike's soul.  (Spike/Xander, slash)

Since I'm reccing post-NFA fic, here's another.  Nevertime, by anaross, (livejournal) is another beautiful story in which Angel finds the sort of bitter peace he can accept, and Spike just finds peace.  (Buffy/Spike, Angel(us)/Spike)

Senterprise-D, by inlovewithnight is one of the best Firefly crossovers out there.  This is total crackfic -- but it's the good kind.  (gen - Firefly/Star Trek: TNG crossover)

Kristen Murphy's
Storms in the Desert is Firefly/Highlander fic.  It's a brief intersection of lives - River and Methos and Simon - and one of the best done crossovers I've read in ages.  The characterizations are phenomenal, and I'm terribly sad that this author has no more Highlander fic posted.  (gen - Highlander/Firefly crossover)
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the first batch...


i'm starting with a little smallville....


Frantic, by Jenn, is future-slash, funny and a little hopeful.  Clark's visit home involves sentient kryptonite goo, a slightly manic, rifle-wielding arch-nemisis, one of said arch-nemisis's secret underground lairs, radioactive liquor, and some very hot sex.
(slash; Clark/Lex)


RivkaT is one of the best, and Switch, a Comedy of Terrors, is one story of hers that I particularly enjoy.  It's a body-swap fic, and after reading this, that definitely became one of my kinks.  The characterization in particular is incredibly well done, and I love Lex's scientific-yet-protective response to being in Clark's body - and finding out what it can do.  
(slash; Clark/Lex)



Freshman Orientation
, by Punk, is sweet and hopeful without being at all saccharine.  Clark is a freshman in college.  Lex is living in Metropolis, and he and Clark are dating.  This is where all of that lovely friendship-based UST from the beginning of the series should have gone.  The utter normalcy of the events in this story provides a lovely contrast for all of the parts of Clark's life that are not normal at all.  (slash; Clark/Lex)


Punk and Tiffany Rawlins co-wrote the next rec, a clark/lex epic of staggering genius.  It is beautifully, interestingly written; a series of stolen moments done in a different sort of style that is incredibly interesting to read.  It reads like bits and pieces of the most golden sort of summer.  (slash; Clark/Lex)

 

and now some crossover recs...


In the Same Boat, by Mad Poetess, is one of the best crossovers I have ever read.  The first line of this story sucked me in, and the language and style are powerful and beautiful and raw.  Mad Poetess does a phenomenal job of writing a perfect River-voice.  You do need to be familiar with both fandoms to properly appreciate this story. 

All the broken things in the 'verse end up on Serenity somehow, and Spike, no matter how hard he tries to deny it, is broken.  This is an incredible look at Spike through River's eyes, and her interpretation of their mutual status as outsiders is beautifully actualized. 
(BtVS/Firefly gen; Spike, River)


Kamikaze, a BtVS/Alias crossover by Lesley, is another worthwhile read, even if the mix of fandoms sounds improbable.  It's well-written, with a coherent, developed plot, and the story itself is fun to read.  The interaction between Spike and Syd is just plain fun, and of course he reminds her of Sark.  You don't need to know much about Alias to understand this story,  
(BtVS/Alias het; Spike/Sydney)


Daegar's California Dreaming is a Buffy/Good Omens crossover set in season three (buffy) and post-book (good omens).  Familiarity with both fandoms is a necessity.  Crowley, ordered to return to Hell for an audit of his accounts, is told to travel home via the Hellmouth.  The scenes of Crowley loose in America could have come straight from the pens of Pratchett and Gaiman; the encounter between Crowley and the Scooby Gang is perfectly characterized, and the scene at the end in which Crowley has a chat with Willow is quietly chilling. 

Daegar, by the way, writes the best Good Omens fic ever.  Read all of it. If you don't know what Good Omens is, go buy the book.  I'm serious -- go to amazon.com and order it now.  You won't regret it.  (gen; Crowley/Aziraphale if you squint)


L'Heure Bleu, by Dale Edmonds, has been recc'd all over the place, and with good reason.  It's one of the few good HP/BtVS crossovers out there; the pairing is Draco/Riley, and it's just -- it's perfect, is what it is.  Both of them are bitter, cast aside survivors of wars that were never theirs to fight.  Read it.  Now. 
(HP/BtVS - slash; Draco/Riley)  *Link is currently down.*


Nativity, by Milkshake Butterfly, is a Brimstone/Dogma crossover, and it is deeply, deeply funny.  You should be familiar with both fandoms to appreciate the story. Eight and a half months after the events in 'Dogma,' there is no room at the Days Inn, and Bethany Sloane must seek refuge in a Wal*Mart.  Features three wise nuns - who arrived in a VW bus and carrying a Visa Gold Card.  It is, however, the snark between Lucifer and the Metatron, that makes this story the gem it is.  (Dogma/Brimstone; gen)


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