Tags: good omens

  • daanae

recs, recs, and more recs - very multi-fandom



Waylaid, by killa, is a brilliantly written historical slash piece.  The two main characters, Connor MacLeod and Matthew McCormick, were peripheral to the series, (especially Matthew, who appeared in only one episode), but killa does a fantastic job with them.  (Connor MacLeod/Matthew McCormick, slash)

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Biting Dust
, by Nynaeve, is a short conversation between Methos and Connor MacLeod.  Again, the characterizations are brilliant.  (gen; Connor, Methos)

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A Miracle Every Day, by Aristide, is Duncan/Methos slash, and it's brilliant.  The characterizations are particularly lovely in this one.  This is the sort of fic that got me into the Highlander fandom in the first place. (D/M slash)


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Wotan's Day, by filenotch, is a Highlander/X-Files crossover.  The author's summary is as follows:  "The year is 2023. Methos, the oldest of the Immortals in Highlander, has been living as a corporate lawyer in Denver. Alexander Krycek, the double-dealing ratboy of the X-Files, has been living there as an art dealer, running a gallery in Aurora, Colorado. They are lovers, but they each know nothing about the other's past. All Hell is about to break loose."

The word to best describe this fic?  Unexpected.  The author does not shy away from the darker aspects of the characters, and still manages to draw pictures of them that ring perfectly true.  Plus?  Plot.  Lots and lots and lots of it.  This fic made me incredibly happy.  (Methos/Krycek slash)

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I'm not really a big fan of het fic, but Close Your Eyes and Think of England, by monimala, is sheer brilliance.  Plus?  It's hot.  (Casino Royale/Veronica Mars; James Bond/Veronica Mars)

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Good Deeds, by sayin, is a Good Omens/Supernatural crossover that made me laugh like a mad thing.  The ending, in particular, is sheer genius.  (SPN/GO, gen)

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This Deathly Hallows Parody by naill_renfro is absolutely wonderful crack.  Go read it, particularly if book 7 disappointed you as much as it did me.  (HP, gen)

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Muse, by Mary Borsellino, is a character study of Azrael from the movie Dogma.  The only thing I really had to say once I'd finished it was 'holy jesus fuck'.  Chilling, and brilliantly written.  (gen, Dogma)

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The Game, by Insanity Inside, is Discworld gen-fic; a game of Thud between two characters who never lose.  (gen; Granny Weatherwax, Lord Vetinari)

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Outward Bound, by Hth, is an Angel/Stargate: Atlantis crossover, and it's genius.  Gunn, after the alley, far from home and finding a peace of sorts.  (AtS/SGA; Gunn/Ronon, slash)
  • daanae

two historical fic recs

Dead Man Blues, by Elsa Frohman, is one of the more interesting stories that I've come across recently.  It's a BtVS story, Spike-centric, and features an OFC who manages not to be a Mary Sue even when she really should be one.  I absolutely hate OFCs, so the fact that I finished reading this story, let alone am recommending it, should tell you a lot.  It goes back and forth in time between season 5 of BtVS and 1925, when Spike was managing a blues group and in a fight with the Council of Watchers.

This fic has a lot of elements that I love.  The author's use of the blues to augment and add to the story is inspired.  I adore historical!Spike.  I particularly like historical Spike fic that shows him as the complex, multi-layered vampire he was, rather than as a flat, anarchic villain.  I also love any fic in which pre-series Spike faces off with the Watchers.  This presses all of those buttons, and more besides -- although no real action takes place in s5, the relationships between the Scoobies -- and particularly between Giles and Spike -- are fantastically drawn, as Spike recounts his tale.  This is a well-characterized, well-written, enthralling story, and I highly recommend it.  (BtVS; Spike/other, historical)

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"That's how it was in the summer '25. Dru'd been gone for weeks. I was on my own.

"But it wasn't so bad. I was doing all right. Jazz had just got London, and there were clubs everywhere and plenty of people out on the streets late at night. We may have imported the music, but we didn't bring Prohibition with it, so there was plenty of booze and plenty of tossers. Many a night I didn't even have to go into a club to get pissed -- just eat someone who was staggering his way home ..."

Willow made an "ewww" face.

"You asked, Red. Yeah, I was hunting and feeding regularly. The pickings were easy. Not like the Blitz. The blackout rules put a crimp in my diet, I'll tell you that for free. But that's another story.

"London in 1925 was a vampire's dream. And there were a good number of us around. Of course, the bloody Watchers were gearing up to fight what they thought was a plague ..."

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Let Us Hope and Trust
, by daughtersofisis, is another historical fic, this one from the Good Omens fandom.  Aziraphale and Crowley against the backdrop of King Leopold II's genocidal mania in the Congo.  This one is heartbreakingly *real*, the language spare and flawless, and the description of Aziraphale, waiting for the go-ahead from Heaven that never comes, packs an almost physical punch.  (Good Omens, gen, historical)

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He stood in Leopoldville and watched humanity. He walked in the jungle and screamed. He waited for something, anything.

What he got was Crowley.

You know what? he said. Twain says Leopold will 'shame hell itself when he arrives there'.

Oh?

They don't want him, said Crowley. No one wants to be responsible for this.

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  • daanae

return of the recs...

I know it's been a while since I posted.  I'm bad.  I know this.   RL has been more swamp-like than usual lately, and has been sucking me in with a vengeance.

Still, I have tons of new recs for you all. 

'Cause that's how I roll.

Yeah.

I'm going to have to post them in multiples, just because I don't have the uninterrupted time to sit down and write them all at once.  So today, I will start with:


good omens crossover recs

And All the Kingdoms Thereof, by afrai, is a short Good Omens/Smallville crossover piece that is just brilliant.  The idea behind this story is funny and original, and the writing itself is sharp, eloquent, and well done.  (gen - Lionel, Hastur, Ligur)

(I jus' offered the Earth and all the kingdoms thereof," Hastur babbled.  "I never said anything about here!  I dunt know what happened!")

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Angel of Death, also by afrai, (she rules) is a Good Omens/Highlander crossover that's just as good as the previous story.  I personally like it even better, but then, Methos is my favourite. (implied slash - Methos/Aziraphale, Crowley)

("Why didn't you just keep your mouth shut?" said Crowley much later.  "You were on a field of rotting corpses.  How bad could he be?

"But that's
it," said Aziraphale.   "They couldn't help being a bit iffy, poor souls.  It wasn't their fault.  Their hearts were pure -- well, fairly pure," he amended.  "His odour was simple obstinate lack of hygiene.  And anyway, he was evil.  His stench was the stench of evil -- it's not funny!")

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I've rec'd daegar's fic before, and will repeat my claim that she writes the best Good Omens fic in existence.  Arrangements of the Carribean is proof.  Go.  Read it now.  (gen -- Jack Sparrow, Aziraphale, Crowley)

(" . . . impersonating a cleric of the Church of England . . . "

Captain Jack Sparrow gave a little laugh.

"Oh, yeah."

"You shouldn't have done that, you know.")


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But For the Grace, by amberdiceless, is a Good Omens/Hellblazer fic that starts out as comedy and develops a beautifully melancholy twist.  The end is particularly inspired.  (slash, Crowley/Aziraphale, John Constantine)

("Well, you see what happens when you go drinking with strangers," Aziraphael said, mildly reproving, but he patted the demon's shoulder comfortingly as he passed by on his way to fetch the teapot.

"I do
that all the time," Crowley protested weakly. "How was I supposed to know he was number one on Hell's Most Wanted list? The drawing they sent 'round looks nothing like him!")

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On a Blessed Plane
, by memlu, is a Good Omens/Snakes on a Plane crossover.  Stop looking at me like that.  Go read the story.  I promise it's worth it.  (gen - Crowley, Aziraphale, and a lot of motherfuckin' snakes)

("--had it with these snakes!" a rather intimidating fellow to the fore shouted. There was a faint click and then a flash of silver as he brandished a gun, and Aziraphale said, "Oh, dear."

"This is much better than the in-flight movie," said Crowley, with deep satisfaction.)

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This Untitled Good Omens/Sandman crossover by odditycollector is brilliant and beautiful and very much more a Sandman piece than a Good Omens one.  I can practically see this in comic form as I read it.  (implied slash -- Crowley/Aziraphale, Desire)

(There are enough people in London with pale skin and black hair and good cheekbones, but Aziraphale’s more unnerved by the cut of the clothes and the practised, arrogant stance. No sunglasses, but the eyes that return his stare are a gold that could pass for honey instead of yellow.

Aziraphale crosses his arms and looks at the sky. “I had thought your kind deals in humans,” he says. “In creatures that can dream and want.”)

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  • daanae

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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