tahariel: (FF Movie - into the kingdom of under)

A beautiful, aching post-apocalyptic Supernatural/SGA crossover, the sort that crawls into your chest and stays a while, lingering in the best possible way.

And All the World Beneath by [livejournal.com profile] seperis. Summary: Dean remembers Texas as blackland stretching in marker-thick strips of vivid brown and black, broken with the sprawling metroplexes of Dallas and San Antonio and Houston; farms spread with the yellow tops of maize waving in pre-autumn winds, threshers moving complacently through the fields with drowsy men in hats waving at the road. He remembers green and gold fields dotted with cows, half-year calves running on the outskirts of the herds. He remembers these were what he saw between jobs, lives being lived that had nothing to do with creeping twilight and sleeping only behind salt circles and ritual wards.

Tags: supernatural, sga, slash, gen, genre:horror, fic, futurefic, crossover, crossover:sga, crossover:supernatural, a:seperis

tahariel: (Night and Day)
Only two out of eleven of you who responded to my last post said that you read crossovers, and only three said fusions. I am outraged! Horrified and hurt!

As you may know, or may have guessed from my reccing habits, I ADORE crossovers. Therefore, I am disowning you all. (Except for [livejournal.com profile] wickednotevil, [livejournal.com profile] ionaonie, [livejournal.com profile] leupagus and [livejournal.com profile] zoeiona. I will let you live.)

Now, believe you me, there are a lot of bad crossovers out there. I especially hate ones where the author's two favourite slash couples meet and everyone is gay. This is not because I hate either pairing, but because I tend to find it awkward and unlikely that they would all be sleeping with what you might call unexpected partners; it's an extension of my hatred of 'everyone's gay!' fic in general.

HOWEVER! A good crossover is an absolute joy, one where characters meet and interact who wouldn't necessarily do so otherwise, and you get to see the way the two universes can be slotted together. Put it this way - I have 141 crossovers bookmarked on my delicious. Which is why today I'm going to rec you some crossovers, regardless of whether you like crossovers or not! Take that!

(I swear tomorrow I will rec you something you have actually said you like.)

Jim Kirk meets John Sheppard! Two slutty space captains in one place!

Congrats, You've Met Your Match (The Space Captain Remix) by [livejournal.com profile] lex_zeppelin. Summary: Jim Kirk has issues with the new guy.

Tags: startrekxi, sga, crossover, crossover:startrekxi, crossover:sga, kirk/sheppard, slash, fic, humour, a:lex_zeppelin

What if Bones was the seventh cylon?

Downloaded by [livejournal.com profile] ennyousai_fic. Extract: When he opens his eyes he feels steadier. He remembers now what happened. They'd been on Capella IV only to discover the Klingons were already there, and he'd stepped forward without thinking to pull Jim out of the way and -

"You're lucky you were in range of the Resurrection Ship," says the woman on his right softly, and he sees that she is tall and blond and beautiful. "Just a little further out and we wouldn't have been able to download your consciousness."

Tags: startrekxi, battlestargalactica, crossover, crossover:startrekxi, crossover:battlestargalactica, kirk/mccoy, slash, fic, angst, cliche:someoneisarobot, a:ennyousai

Arthur is Batman! And Merlin is... his gardener?

The Dark Knight by [livejournal.com profile] stripedpetunia. Summary: Merlin Emrys lands a job as a gardener for the enigmatic playboy Arthur Pendragon, and discovers that what he gets up to at night is not necessarily drinking with celebrities.

Tags: merlin, batman, dcu, crossover, crossover:merlin, crossover:batman, merlin/arthur, slash, fic, au, a:stripedpetunia

Written pre-CoE, Ianto becomes a Reaper ala Dead Like Me. His specialism? People killed by or because of Jack.

Non Linear by [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill. Summary: Ianto Jones died on a Monday night at exactly six thirty-seven p.m. This wouldn’t have been so remarkable if not for the fact that Ianto Jones was fated to exist for longer than almost any dead man in the known multiverse.

Tags: torchwood, jack/ianto, slash, fic, crossover:deadlikeme, angst, doctorwho, a:misswinterhill

tahariel: (Chuck - levitating)
Bullet-pointy list for formatting goodness!

  • Things are finally FINALLY moving with the flat purchase. I've been approved for the mortgage (pending their receiving a piece of paperwork I sent yesterday), and they have authorised the appraisal/survey. Which means that, hopefully, I WILL ACTUALLY MOVE SOMETIME THIS YEAR.

    All those who have heard me moaning about this never-ending saga can now breathe a tentative sigh of relief.

  • In fannish news, I am now up-to-date on: White Collar, Criminal Minds, Castle, and Glee. I would have been up-to-date with Supernatural, too, but I seem to be missing eps 505 and 506. Dammit. Of course, since all shows boot up for the second half of the season this month, I will soon be behind again. Eventually I will catch up with everything, I swear. As soon as I get the goddamned internet for reals.

  • I've been reading a lot this week (real books! Made from trees!) and I read this AMAZING YA book (and then the sequel) that you will all love and have to go read NOW NOW NOW. Look, you can even read a sample chapter for free!

    It's called The Hunger Games, it's by Suzanne Collins, and it is pure genius. In a post-apocalyptic world, a teenage girl takes her little sister's place in the Hunger Games, reality TV with a difference... as punishment for their rebellion, the people of the twelve districts are forced to send twenty-four teenagers, twelve boys and twelve girls, into an arena where they are forced to kill each other for the amusement of the ruling class, until only one is left standing. Tense, dramatic, painful, and wonderful; I haven't stopped thinking about it since I read it, and I kind of want to get amnesia so I can read it for the first time all over again.The sequel is already available (and I've devoured that too,) and the third and final book of the trilogy comes out this Summer. I think I might die of anticipation.

  • And now for the accumulated daily recs: this week, with a theme of 'superpowered AUs'! (I swear I will post some non-slash soon, too, for variety.)

    biconvex by [livejournal.com profile] mercurial_wit. Extract: Peter could feel a headache threatening to develop in the Caffrey Zone, which was located an inch above his temples, and had been a close acquaintance of throbbing pain during the last seven years. "But you're a shielder," he said, daring Neal to point out that he was stating the obvious. "And a bad one at that."

    Tags: whitecollar, neal/peter/elizabeth, het, slash, fic, au, telepathy, superpowers!au, a:mercurial-wit

    Fight Down Height by [livejournal.com profile] hannahrorlove. Extract: When he opened his eyes, the most surprising thing about the situation became the fact that he was looking down over his office.

    Tags: house, house/wilson, slash, fic, au, genre:superpowers, crackfic, superpowers!au, a:hannahrorlove

    I Can See That You're Thinking About Having Sex With Me But I Am Not Into You by [livejournal.com profile] kathkin. Summary: Based on this prompt on the old Kink Meme: AU. Arthur can read minds.

    Tags: merlin, merlin/arthur, slash, fic, au, psychic!sex, superpowers!au, a:kathkin

    Sweet Dreams Are Made of These by [livejournal.com profile] camouflagecamel. Summary: When Jim meets the older Spock in that horribly cold ice cave, only a small part of him is shocked. Of course, he thinks to himself. Of course I can see the future and dream of my as-of-current-arch-enemy fucking me senseless and then meet his alternate-older self on an icy hellhole where he basically left me to die. Of course. Life is never fucking simple.

    Tags: startrekxi, kirk/spock, slash, fic, au, fic, cliche:someoneispsychic, superpowers!au, a:camouflagecamel

    X by [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone. Extract: “You know why they’re sending you.” Elizabeth nodded. “Of course. It’s an exploratory mission—” “No.” The coin spun in General O’Neill’s hand, beside General O’Neill’s hand. “You know why they’re sending you.”

    Tags: sga, x-men, marvelverse, fusion, fusion:sga, fusion:x-men, crossover, crossover:sga, crossover:x-men, au, cliche:superpowers, a:trinityofone

    Awakening and Synergy by [livejournal.com profile] crimsonquills. Summary: Everyone in the world suddenly gains psychic abilities. There are consequences. / Summary: Set immediately after Awakening. As in, if you squished the two together you wouldn't be able to tell where the seam was. Tony's awake. Now he and Gibbs have to adapt to the bond that brought him back.

    Tags: ncis, gibbs/dinozzo, slash, fic, psychic!sex, a:nix

  • tahariel: (Robotica)
    Always a writer I greatly admire, this is possibly my absolute favourite of [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge's fics. Clever, charming, and totally attuned to the right sort of mood and tone; just a real masterpiece of writing. You'll love it. Also, John Sheppard has a robot brain.

    The Difference Engine by [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge. Summary: Sheppard remembered dying in Afghanistan, but since he was still walking around he didn't pay that memory too much mind.

    Tags: sga, mckay/sheppard, slash, fic, genre:cyberpunk, cliche:someoneisarobot, robotfic, romance, a:copperbadge

    tahariel: (Batshadow)
    ...so after three days, I totally managed to fail at my own challenge of posting a rec every day. I blame this on DVD boxsets of Dexter and on the horrible weather making me want to curl up in bed with the remote control in one hand and some chocolate in the other.

    On that note, I've decided to post four recs at once to make up for it, and since I'm doing more than one, they're going to be themed!

    Today, the theme is: genderfuck. This term can mean lots of different things - a genderswitch within the story, a story in which a character has always had another gender, crossdressing, the concept of internalised gender... I love fics which play with the idea of gender and its role in the psyche well. Of course, I also love ones where Merlin gets unexpected ladyparts. But I digress!

    The spot you missed by [livejournal.com profile] petronelle. Summary: At least one of the effects of the anomaly is to cause sex reversal in its subjects.

    Tags: dcu, batman, tim/steph, slash, het, fic, genderswap, genderfuck, crackfic, a:petronelle

    Straight as a Circle by [livejournal.com profile] toomuchplor. Summary: John Sheppard wakes up straight.

    Tags: sga, mckay/sheppard, slash, fic, genderfuck, romance, het, a:toomuchplor

    Being Ray Kowalski by [livejournal.com profile] isiscolo. Summary: Rae Kowalski wakes up one morning in an alternate reality where she is, and apparently has always been, a man.

    Tags: duesouth, fraser/kowalski, slash, het, fic, au, genderswapped!au, genderfuck, a:isis

    Five Things That Never Happened To Aubrey & Maturin Five: The World Turned Upside Down by [livejournal.com profile] astolat. Extract: Yet even after being put to bed, he remained lucid for a week before the worst of the change and the associated delirium came upon him.

    Tags: masterandcommander, aubrey/maturin, slash, fic, genderfuck, a:astolat

    tahariel: (Robotica)
    One exam down, four to go *le sigh*

    It was pretty good, all things considering, but my stomach decided to have a stress attack as soon as I sat down so I felt pretty nasty all through it. Better now that I've had a sit down, eaten some choccy biccies and read some fanfic. To which I must say:

    OMG GO READ THIS NOW. It's an SGA fic by [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge called The Difference Engine, in which John has a robotic brain and Rodney put it there.

    Heck, even if you're not into this fandom, this is a work of genius. Go read it anyway.

    BTW, it totally made me want to watch Ghost in the Shell again, which you should watch, too, if you haven't seen it :)
    tahariel: (John/Rodney - heartbroke and waiting)
    Since this file was titled 'Patient Form 3', I'm going to assume this is from when I was doing my stupid temp job at the hospital and saving things so people wouldn't immediately see what they were. But I digress!

    This fic has, therefore, been sitting on my harddrive for at least two years. It's time to get rid! Never mind that I had completely forgotten it existed!

    No title, but it was going to be Mckay/Sheppard, or possibly Mckay/Sheppard unrequited, who knows? )
    tahariel: (SGA - John - agent)
    Is it just me, or do these two look almost exactly like Sheppard and Weir? 'm just sayin'.
    tahariel: (SGA - John - aerophiliac)
    I know, I know, I'm very prolific today, but this was just too funny not to link to:

    SGA Vid: DNA by [livejournal.com profile] cesperanza

    This really made me laugh, you have to listen to the lyrics to get the joke :)
    tahariel: (Book)
    I got this from [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone, and it's really cool - it's a site called GoodReads, where you can keep an online book diary with reviews of everything you read, and network with other people to see what they're reading, and also get reviews of books you're thinking about reading. I love it already, and I've only been on it for ten minutes. Give it a go :)

    Good Reads

    (By the way, this is my subtle way of telling you to join up and come be my GoodReads friends, too :D)

    I am also - shock, but not horror, please! - almost finished with the short story I am writing, 'The Things I'll Never Do'. As I am a chronic non-finisher, and you all know this, I expect you to be gaping right about now, but I am not lying! Hurrah!

    And also, today on the bus I had an idea for an SGA fanfic I actually quite want to write, which I will do after I finish TTIND, so more yay!

    Today is now official Yay Day ^-^
    tahariel: (kiss icon)
    So today I've been thinking about what makes me read certain fics and what makes me click the back button on my browser, and why sometimes going back to a fic you loved makes you frown and say, 'huh, you know, I don't actually want to read this fic now.'

    I'm going to talk about my thoughts, so if anyone feels they disagree, I'm not dissing you or your favourite pairing or type of fic or whatever, and please feel free to comment and discuss. I don't get to do this sort of thing any more, eyeballs are pretty cut and dried when it comes to your own inner monologue :D

    For instance, then, after rereading The Mirror of Maybe up-to-date - which is a very good Harry/Snape fic, by the way, if you haven't read it, and it's worth a try even if you're not a fan of the pairing, which I wasn't before this - I've been looking for Harry/Snape fic to read and basically being picky about it.

    I am willing to read this but not willing to read other fics (I, of course, don't tag fics I don't like, so I don't have one to put here just yet. Maybe if I find one later I'll fill in the blank.) If I'm reading Harry/Snape, it can't be fluffy, or really particularly light at all, because it just DOESN'T WORK. It has to be hard, and painful, and twisted but right at the same time. Something has to go wrong for it to go right for them as a pairing. (That said, The Mirror of Maybe doesn't exactly fit these criteria. But it has other things going for it, and Midnight Blue makes the pairing work. So I'm perfectly happy to read any of it I can get my greasy mitts on. I wish she updated more than once a year. I kid you not.)

    Take Heroes fandom - I'm only willing to read Nathan/Peter, at least at the moment. Why? Because they're the characters I'm interested in, and because they have so much screen chemistry it makes my teeth ache. I love the other characters - in fact, there is not one I'd out and out get rid of - but I don't actually want to know about their sex lives. I do want to know more about Nathan and Peter's dynamic, because there is so much there under the surface, hidden from plain sight, that I feel like I'm picking up on. There are too many characters for an individual rundown, but my immediate thoughts - Hiro is too cute for me to want to consider his sex life, and the person Claire has the most chemistry with is Peter, but not in the same incestuous they-could-actually-go-there way that Peter has chemistry with Nathan. And that's fine, because she's pretty awesome all on her own. (Well, truth be told, I wrote a Nathan/Claire/Peter smutlet for the Heroes Pornathon a while back. So basically I'm good at breaking my own rules.) Again though, for me Heroes is not a fluffy fandom. It doesn't really work for me in fic. While there are probably even fics I've tagged that are sort of fluffy, it's not what I'm looking for.

    I suppose what I'm really saying is that, with fanfic, I need to feel like it fits with the show or books or whatever before I can be comfortable enough to immerse myself in it. Stargate Atlantis fandom can get away with the most outrageous crack, because there is no limit on the crazy you can inflict there. (Though I seem to have gone off SGA fic lately. No idea why.) Supernatural - yes, crack, but not really fluff. (Sam and Dean are another pair that are so wound up in one another that fic really has to make sense to me before I'll read it, because their dynamic is so set in my head. I can imagine them killing for one another and not batting an eyelid, time and time again, and that's not fluffy. It's heartrending and breathtaking when it's done right, but it's never fluffy.)

    I won't even go into the topics of grammar and spelling for now, as I suspect Sam is coming to pick me up to drag me out to Carnibar for the evening. Maybe I'll come back and expand this later. Until then :D
    tahariel: (Default)
    Just hit 200 SGA recs on my del.icio.us. That is probably the most fic I have ever read for any one series EVER (although of course SG fandom is horrifyingly, wonderfully prolific and talented.)

    So this morning I woke up and it was sunny and nice outside and it WASN'T COLD which was weird but lovely, and there were squirrels and blue tits playing happy animal games down in the courtyard below my window, I kid you not, it was like a sappy Disney movie where the heroine is just about to sing and all the woodland creatures join in and adore her etcetera, and while I am not a bad singer that is definitely not me, so who knows what was going on there?

    I watched the first two episodes of The Dresden Files tv show, and the books are much better. I know they have to make it episodic but they changed quite a lot of things and basically it was kinda-but-not-quite rubbish, as in I'll keep watching it but grumble to myself about how much better the books are and how James Marsters should have done it like Jim Butcher wanted him to (though the current actor isn't bad, per se.)

    I also watched the first episode of The Lost Room, which is AWESOME. It's a really interesting idea, and Dakota Fanning's little sister is in it and she's a great actress too, and SO GODDAMN CUTE. So basically watch it if you get a chance.
    tahariel: (David Hewlett- candy lightsaber)
    So I FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY got around to watching this week's episode of SGA. I'd been kind of 'meh' about watching it to be truthful, because there's been so much cruddy filler lately that I've been more like, 'you know, I'd rather read fanfic.' But this week was really GOOD so YAY :D

    Also, best line ever: "Why don't you guys just make out and get it over with, huh?"

    And everyone was made of awesome. I love Lorne, did I ever tell you that? Loads of great character moments, really good. Thank God for a good episode :)

    And Supernatural this week... AWESOME. Jensen Ackles (Dean) keeps getting hotter. Demons and Jo not being Dean's future girlfriend and Sam being awesome and Bobby, who is also awesome. Mostly, MADE OF AWESOME, OKAY? is my reaction :D
    tahariel: (Default)
    No. 1: He is writing an online blog. AS RADEK ZELENKA. THIS IS WHY HE IS AWESOME, PEOPLE!

    Letters from Pegasus
    tahariel: (sga - got your six)
    I still feel bad :( I think I have a tummy bug TT-TT

    Okay, so SGA: Submersion, this week's episode.

    So I was kinda disappointed... )

    I also watched, yesterday, the new episode of Heroes (AWESOME, as ever) and two - TWO! Such happiness!) episodes of Supernatural, which rocked, as per usual, and makes me want more RIGHTNOWPLSKTHX.

    But for now I'm gonna go watch more Numb3rs and curl up in pjs with my duvet.
    tahariel: (i want you to know that)

    Just caught up on my SGA and watched 'The Ark' and 'Sunday'.


    *has a little fit*

    Spoilers to my reaction, cut for the joy of others. )
    tahariel: (happiness and excitement)
    Woah, haven't posted in a few days, and now I go to the update page and it looks weird *pulls a face of ultimate confusion*

    Hey, by the way :) I've been home since last Thursday but my friend was staying over the weekend and I forgot to post and such. You may be interested to know, those of you to whom is applies, that my mobile is always on now, and so you can actually call me when you want to now and expect me to pick up. (NOT at 3am, by the way, this is not a call for midnight callers.)


    Well, I should be scanning and posting somewhere pages of the comic I've been drawing as soon as my sister gets her ass out of that bloody computer chair, I swear she's surgically attached to it like ALL DAY. It's called Phosphore and is a superheroine comic :)

    I am behind on watching three episodes of SGA (long story involving fake file and spyware) but have them downloaded and just need to make time for it now. So no spoilers or I kill your ass.

    Heroes and Supernatural appear to be on mid-season break. I would very much like to beat dead the inventor of mid-season breaks. It would be a lot of fun, and then maybe I could prevent them, and get to WATCH MY GODDAMN SHOWS. Ahem.

    Comment on this post and I will reply to you and we can exchange Christmassy responses to one another and pretend we're not going to see each other soon, because we totally are, okay?

    BY THE WAY - if you head over to day 13 of [livejournal.com profile] undermistletoe you will be able to find my SGA fanfic Sandstorms. I would find a link for you but I am too lazy. Also if you look in their userinfo everything is linked in there so you won't have to scroll down so much.
    tahariel: (SGA - McShep - meet me in the dark)
    Okay, so, SGA 313, fun and stuff, but seriously, where's the cheerful joking at the end coming from right after the thing that happens with the guy? (I'm being deliberately obtuse here for those of you who won't have seen it yet.) I mean, yes, it's fun and I love you all and God knows I appreciate John running around being hot and stuff and Rodney being quietly brave but it just seems a little... um... upbeat? Also, CONTINUITY! SERIOUSLY! REMEMBER, HOW IN THE FIRST SEASON YOU SAID THIS BUT NOW YOU SAY THAT? *ahem*

    I so wish you were all watching this at the same time as me, it would make things so much easier for the ranting and the raving.

    Also, I made this icon.
    tahariel: (typewriter loves you)
    I wrote another 500 or so words for my [livejournal.com profile] undermistletoe story tonight, all bow down to the awesomeness of me!

    ...seriously, though, any SGA fans feel up to beta-ing for me before I hand it in? I could do with opinions. It's not finished yet, but when it is. I'd like somebody who's willing to sit down and do a proper beta too, picking out lines and words and phrasings as well as just 'I like this, it's neat!' because that's not helpful, though always nice to hear. I may end up asking around general online fandom for a beta if not.
    tahariel: (typewriter loves you)
    Last night was the Winter Wonderland party on Halls campus and it was a lot of fun :) Did a lot of dancing - dressed up for the occasion and all. So, fun :)

    Tonight I'm at Myv's to sleep over and watch lots of movies and eat takeout and stuff. I need to do more writing for my [livejournal.com profile] undermistletoe story, because it's due on the 13th! Argh! I wish I didn't procrastinate quite so much >-<;;


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