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15th-Jul-2013 07:26 am AVENGERS & BATMAN (Nolan-verse)
Title: The Billionaire Boys Club by freakyperfume (PG-13)
Pairing: Tony Stark / Bruce Wayne
Length: 69,626
Author on LJ:
Author Website: Ao3
Why this must be read:
Tony always thought it was better to ask forgiveness rather than permission. When he meets Bruce Wayne, he plays it by his own rules—that is to say: none at all.

3 fics in the series, the 3rd has been left unfinished by the author for over a year.

I gave in and decided to pick this as my crossover fic because even though there are superhero universes, DC and Marvel rivalries can’t keep this being a single universe. Basically, billionaire genius playboy philanthropist non-super-powered superheroes meet and Tony Stark decides he wants to keep Bruce Wayne. Who takes some convincing in between the times he spends rolling his eyes at Tony Stark and protecting Gotham.DCU’s Justice League doesn’t come along with the Batman attachment, but SHIELD and the Avengers show up to colour Tony’s life.

Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne seem like the type of characters that would get each other on some fundamental level well enough that they’d hate each other or become metaphorically attached at the hip because they’re on the same brainwave. This fic goes the shipping route. There are allusions to superhero-ing angst related to human limits, a power couple now with a combined wealth that makes them richer than god, and people trying to juggle hero duties, real world jobs, and relationships.


The Billionaire Boys Club
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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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15th-Nov-2010 07:24 pm We Will Never Save the World: The Dark Knight by Alexiel Neesan
So, yeah. I'm back! Computer issues, you know? I'll do better from now on.

Fandom:
Batman Comicverse/Batman Movieverse
Pairing: Tim Drake/Jason
Length: 5512 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] alexiel_neesan 
Author Website:
Here
Why this must be read: Essentially, Tim and Jason get dropped into the movieverse, directly after the events of The Dark Knight. It's a fantastic and angsty study of the characters and the differences between the comics and the movies. The author has written more in this universe, which you can find through the links on her master list.

We Will Never Save the World: The Dark Knight
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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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30th-Dec-2007 12:37 pm Songvid Oddities: Multi-fandom - Us
Vidder: Lim
Musical artist: Regina Spektor
Pairing: None
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lim
Vidder's website: some vids by lim
Why this vid kicks ass: When it was released, this songvid ate fandom. It's easy to see why: it's an anthem to fangirls and the way they love and invest in stories and pictures and characters -- all the things I've tried to encapsulate in this rec set. Saying anything else about "Us" would be hype for the sake of it; this vid speaks for itself.

Us (scroll down)
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26th-Dec-2007 10:49 am Songvid Oddities: Multi-fandom SuperWomen - Bionic
Vidder: Katheryn
Musical artist: Melanie Doane
Pairing: None
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tallulah71
Vidder's website: Fascination Street
Why this vid kicks ass: How inspired was [livejournal.com profile] tallulah71 to make this vid? Superwomen being super! (And also quite womanly :) Do I really need to sell it more than that? Soooooooper women!

Bionic
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23rd-Dec-2007 11:31 am Songvid Oddities: Batman/Batman Returns/Smallville - Stay
Vidder: Ferd
Musical artist: Shakespeare's Sister
Pairing: Bruce Wayne/Lois Lane, Batman/Catwoman
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ferdalump
Vidder's website: Ferdalump on YouTube
Why this vid kicks ass: This songvid is technically the second of a matching pair, but I think it stands alone just fine (the other is available at the same splash page linked below, if you're interested). What I love about "Stay" is the way it melds the three different sources to create a love triangle between characters who share a universe (Batman/Superman) but never appear in the same show! This vid beautifully demonstrates just how much illusion there is in the art of editing. And also? That love triangles which include Catwoman are made of win.

Stay
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15th-Jul-2006 11:39 am Justice League Unlimited / Batman Beyond (PG)
Title:Twenty Truths by Akino-Ame
Fandom: JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED
Pairing: multiple
Author on LJ:[livejournal.com profile] akino_ame
Author Website: FF.net profile
Why this must be read:

Back when JLU was still Justice League, speculation abounded whether or not Batman Beyond was the canonical future, or just one possible future. The producers sat back and grinned and said non-specific things. Then the episode "The Once and Future Thing" aired, and the followup "Epilogue," which not only sealed the deal, bur served as a possibly unique case of the season finale of one show being used as the series finale of another.

"Twenty Truths" is a deft little story that blends the pieces we saw in "TOaFT" and "Epilogue," and merges them with what we saw in the Batman Beyond episode "The Call." The story is a series of twenty short pieces, none of them longer than about two hundred words, each a perfect little picture of the BB world as would have echoed from the events in JLU. The one truth to take away from the story is that cycles repeat, and sometimes this is a wonderful thing.

Twenty Truths
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