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30th-Sep-2011 10:24 pm Hi, I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC: The Musical by ItsJustSomeRandomGuy (pg)
Vidder: 
Musical artist: I think he wrote it himself
Pairing:  None
Vidder on LJ: none known.
Vidder's website:  http://www.itsjustsomerandomfansite.com/
Why this vid kicks ass:

When Batman and Iron Man get together to discuss sequels, Iron Man reveals a unique way to respond to his critics and explain the bigger
picture for his company's (as well as other company's) film slate.  (Marvel/DC/Mac/PC Parody/Review )

This guy has done a ton of vids, spoofing the Marvel and DC movieverses using the Mac/PC commercial format.  They're good vids, but far and away the best one is this one, which turns into a musical of Iron Man explaining the Marvel movie strategy to Batman, while Superman tries to defend the DC movies.  It's hilarious, partly because it's so true.  The more you know about comic book movies the funnier it is, but my parents who know almost nothing about comic book movies still enjoyed it.


Hi, I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC: The Musical
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28th-Feb-2010 03:40 pm Reliance by destinyawakened (NC-17)
Fandom: DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN NOLANVERSE
Pairing: Jim/Bruce
Length: 18,000
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Why this must be read:

After the events of The Dark Knight and the Joker's rampage on Gotham City, Bruce's trust in people has been pushed to the limit. He therefore takes it upon himself to test Jim Gordon in order find out once and for all if he truly can be counted as an ally to Batman, much to the chagrin of Alfred. As anyone can probably predict nothing really goes according to plan.

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Reliance
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26th-Feb-2010 01:22 pm VID REC: DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN NOLANVERSE - Attention: Gotham City
Vidder: Cherry
Musical artist: There's A War Going On For Your Mind by Flobots
Pairing: Gen; Ensemble
Vidder on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Vidder's website: Cherry Bombs (v4.0)
Why this vid kicks ass: This is one of those fanvids that you'll find yourself watching over and over again. I would know, when I first found this vid I must have hit the replay button at least five times in a row. What makes this fanvid kick ass is the combination of great song selection and very sharp editing by the vidder. This is a powerful piece, which everyone should take the time to watch.

Attention: Gotham City
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23rd-Feb-2010 07:03 pm a fifty-two card holiday by fated_addiction (R)
Fandom: DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN NOLANVERSE
Pairing: Gen; The Joker
Length: 1,808
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: N/A
Why this must be read:

The Joker's madness is so well done in this piece, the author does such a wonderful job showing her readers the depths of this character's tortured mind. I loved the feeling of chaos throughout the story, with the Joker's broken thoughts adding to the darkness of the piece.

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a fifty-two card holiday
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20th-Feb-2010 09:17 pm Go Your Own Way by tkp (NC-17)
Fandom: DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN NOLANVERSE
Pairing: Jim/Bruce
Length: ~40,000
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: N/A
Why this must be read:

I don't really know where to begin with this story, the author describes it as Bruce Wayne spend[ing] time on Jim Gordon's side of the tracks and overall having very little plot. Personally, I'd call it a very intricate character study with two of the most heartbreaking characterizations of Jim and Bruce that I've ever read.

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Go Your Own Way
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17th-Feb-2010 11:06 am riding hard on the last legs of every lie by goddesspharo (PG)
Fandom: DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN NOLANVERSE
Pairing: Harvey/Rachel, implied Bruce/Rachel
Length: 1,379
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: fic tag
Why this must be read:

Because it's Harvey Dent through Rachel's eyes, with all the heartbreak and tragedy that entails. I loved the all the little details the author put into this piece; Harvey's campaign slogan, the little digs at Bruce, and just how Gotham as a city wears people down.

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riding hard on the last legs of every lie
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15th-Feb-2010 07:50 pm DC Universe: Batman Nolanverse / Watchmen (PG)
Title: Like Father by niennah
Pairing: Gen; The Joker, The Comedian
Length: 244
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Why this must be read:

Because it's such a great concept, and who better than Edward Blake could produce someone as fucked up as the Joker. This piece is a prime example of the beauty of crossovers, bringing two universes together in a way that will forever change how you see each canon ever again. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer.

Like Father
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13th-Feb-2010 12:07 pm Suits and Suitors by ragdoll987 (NC-17)
Fandom: DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN NOLANVERSE
Pairing: Jim/Bruce
Length: ~24,000
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: Fanfic List
Why this must be read:

This is the sequel to [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]'s To Serve and Protect (which I have already rec'd over here) but it's not really necessary to read that piece in order to enjoy this one. Jim and Batman are an established couple as this story opens, but Gordon is still left in the dark when it comes to knowing the identity of his mysterious partner; that's where the fun begins, as Bruce takes it upon himself to get to know Jim as "Bruce Wayne, Playboy Billionaire" to the complete bafflement of the good Commissioner.

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Suits and Suitors
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9th-Feb-2010 11:32 pm To Serve and Protect by ragdoll987 (PG-13)
Fandom: DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN NOLANVERSE
Pairing: Jim/Bruce
Length: ~23,000
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: Fanfic List
Why this must be read:

In canon, Jim Gordon trusts Batman for no other reason than his own blind faith that he will be there for himself and Gotham City should the need arise. [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] uses this core relationship, along with excellent characterizations, and wonderful storytelling, to bring Batman and Gordon together in one of my favorite pieces in the fandom. This multi-chapter story (taking place after the events of The Dark Knight) deals with the after effects that the Joker's rampage left on one Jim Gordon; his marriage, his relationship with Batman, and the left-over corruption on the force who will try and kill him once and for all.

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To Serve and Protect
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6th-Feb-2010 07:39 pm The Clock Strikes Twelve by medie (PG-13)
Fandom: DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN NOLANVERSE
Pairing: Gen; Rachel Dawes
Length: 1,145
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: Fanfiction Index
Why this must be read:

Because canon dealt Rachel Dawes a harsh hand, and what's the point of fandom if not to fix the mistakes of the original source, give layers to seemingly one-note characters, or in the case of this story give a female character who many might dismiss as "just a love interest" a very satisfying ending.

She wakes to a brand new Gotham. The news plays Harvey's 'memorial' and Leslie tells her the truth.

"It's over then," she says. The weight of it presses down on her. If she could run, she would. She remembers her parting words to Alfred. She looks at Leslie, wanting to ask how she keeps doing this, but she can't. Not without betraying Bruce's secret and she won't do it. She's done enough already.

Leslie smiles, a quick, wry twisting of her lips. Her tone is knowing as she says, "My dear, it's only just begun."


The Clock Strikes Twelve
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3rd-Feb-2010 05:56 pm Through the Holes in Your Veins by noelia_g (NC-17)
Hi everyone, I'm [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] your DC Universe reccer and during the next month I'll be introducing you guys to some of the best slash, het, and gen fanfiction that the Batman Begins/The Dark Knight movieverse has to offer.

Fandom: DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN NOLANVERSE
Pairing: Jim/Bruce
Length: 1,620
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: stop.look.listen.
Why this must be read:

This author's prose is just so beautiful, you can just feel the trust and mutual respect that exists between these two men. The blindfold, knowing someone so well that the touch of their hand could spark recognition, were two of my favorite details and created such a sense of intimacy. There's a real gentleness and vulnerability to [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]'s Jim, she has a real talent for writing him.

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Through the Holes in Your Veins
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15th-Jul-2008 11:24 am Smallville/Batman Begins (NC-17)

Title:  Redemption by me-ya-ri
Pairing:  Clark/Lex/Bruce
Length:  Approx. 35,400
Author on LJ: 

[personal profile] me_ya_ri


Author website:  Her LJ writing archive

Why this must be read:

This story starts with the torture of Clark and Lex, but the main focus is the aftermath of the torture.  In the first part of the story (there are 4 parts) she broke me right along with Clark and Lex.  Her writing and the story itself were so powerful that passages such as the one below tore me apart emotionally:

“Is he a friend, or someone who hurts me, Lex?” Clark asked, pausing between bites to look at the dark haired man.

“That’s Bruce,” Lex said, “He’s a very good friend. He saved my life many times before I met you. He’s protecting us from the people who hurt you, Clark. Bruce is good. You can trust Bruce and Alfred.”

“Oh, OK,” Clark said, nodding. He went back to the food. Pretty soon it was all gone. Clark wiped his mouth the way Mom taught him, and smiled at Alfred when he took the tray. Lex was saying something to Bruce, Clark’s new friend, but Clark’s mind had drifted away again, thinking about Mom’s cooking so he wouldn’t think about the bad things crowding at the back of his mind.

Bruce is integral to the recovery of both Clark and Lex and the rest of the story is spent trying to repair the damage done to them, but especially Clark.  All three help and support each of the others and their different needs, personalities, and strengths help to balance each other and their growing relationship.  Be prepared for a multitude of emotions as it is a powerful and intense story; while the first part had me incoherent with sorrow the last part had me laughing and in between was amazement, disbelief, lust, relief, satisfaction, and so many more.  I am afraid that my description is not doing this story justice.  I hope that you will go read it and judge for yourself here.  The other parts are linked at the end of the first part.

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