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15th-Jan-2014 08:27 pm Upshots of Villainy and Genetic Anomalies by Cyndrarae (Adult)
Fandom: Dark Angel
Title: Upshots of Villainy and Genetic Anomalies
Pairing/Characters: Alec/Logan
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] cyndrarae
Length: 5,444
Author Website: on AO3 Upshots of Villainy and Genetic Anomalies

Why this must be read: Author's inspired prompt: “Alec goes into heat while caught by White. White is oh so helpful when he tosses in Logan.”
First my favorite pairing and favorite trope in this fandom heat fic. I loved [livejournal.com profile] cyndrarae's take. The voices were spot on, but Alec's mental anguish as he tries to fight against his biology- emotional angsty porn what's not to love ;)

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Sadly this is my last rec. I probably shouldn't have signed up in the first place since I’m a slow reader. Then with holidays/RL it was a bit too much, but with the comm closing I couldn't resist. Obviously I failed to deliver in a timely matter by posting earlier in the month. The only thing I can do is offer to do my part to keep Dark Angel alive via [livejournal.com profile] jam_pony_fic. Once I signed up I started a long list of fics that needed to be recc’d, I’ll continue reading and adding recs under the tag: (Category: recs). So if you're perusing [livejournal.com profile] crack_van's tags and want more DA, please come on over and check us out =)

Lastly to the Mods, it’s not enough but thank You!!!
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15th-Jan-2014 07:43 pm By Firelight by Tigriswolf (Gen)
Fandom: Dark Angel/Supernatural
Title: By Firelight
Pairing/Characters: Dean, Ben
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tigriswolf
Length: 530
Author Website: on AO3 by firelight

Why this must be read: Author's summary: “Call me Dean,” his older self said, covered in gore. “It’ll keep things simple.” A delicious snip with the power to stay with you for a long time as we get a glimspe of wee Ben with Dean.
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15th-Jan-2014 07:27 pm To Conceal a Fox by Lori_Leaf (Gen)
Fandom: Dark Angel/Supernatural
Title: To Conceal a Fox
Pairing/Characters: John, Wee!Chesters, X5-494 (Alec)
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lori_leaf
Length: 11,639
Author Website: on LJ To Conceal a Fox

Why this must be read: Author's summary: John only has two sons. So why is there a boy who looks just like Dean, only several years too young? I loved this series! The premiss, character voices the whole nine yards. Pre series on both Dark Angel & Supernatural. Personally love that John's a good guy and rescues X5-494. A fun read!

Additional snips in this verse: The Care abd Feeding of Your New Family Pet, When I Find Myself in Times of Trouble, The Relucant Big Brother, 15 Winchester Family Secrets, Just Another Day at the Park, More Winchester Family Secrets, The Scientific Theories of Alec Winchester, Alec's Name is Mud, Test, 1, 2, 3..., "An Apple a Day" and Other Childhood Myths

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15th-Jan-2014 06:32 pm Through the Looking Glass by Dolimir (Gen)
Fandom: Dark Angel/Supernatural
Title: Through the Looking Glass
Pairing/Characters: Dean, Joshua, Alec, Sam
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dolimir_k
Length: 1,199
Author Website: on AO3 Through the Looking Glass

Why this must be read: Author's summary: Dean falls through the looking glass. For a brief crossover I adore the picture she created, especially of Joshua caring for not Alec. It's endearing with strong voices.

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15th-Jan-2014 06:04 pm Down in Mexico by Poisontaster (Adult)
Fandom: Dark Angel
Title: Down in Mexico
Pairing/Characters: Alec/Joshua
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] poisontaster
Length: 2,074
Author Website: on AO3 Down in Mexico

Why this must be read: It’s a one two punch that brushes Alec/Joshua's relationship. Like [livejournal.com profile] jaguarcaine, [livejournal.com profile] poisontaster has a gift and makes me see why and how well they work together. I only wish more authors were as daring.


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15th-Jan-2014 05:29 pm Bedpans and Brothers by Mandraco (Gen)
Fandom: Dark Angel/Supernatural
Title: Bedpans and Brothers
Pairing/Characters: Alec, Adam, Max, Logan, Dean, Sam
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] mandraco
Length: 10, 264
Author Website: on AO3Bedpans and Brothers

Why this must be read: Author's summary: On a routine supply run at a hospital, Alec stumbles upon a crazy guy who insists that Alec is his half-brother Dean. [livejournal.com profile] mandraco takes on a couple of prompts mixes and creates a deliciously fun premise. We don't just get one Winchester brother we get all three. However the true gem of this fic is Adam and Alec - all I can say is I want more ;)

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15th-Jan-2014 09:29 am VID REC: One War
Fandom: Dark Angel
Pairing:: None-
Length: 3:05
Vidder’s Website: [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss's Monsters From the Vids
Why this must be seen: [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss's own summary: "They made us, and they trained us to be soldiers." exemplifies the core of an X5 but also the show. It’s gorgeous and heartbreaking and should not be missed.

On Giandujakiss' website & her LJ
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19th-Dec-2009 11:26 am Under a Wicked Sky by abendstern1601
Fandom: DARK ANGEL
Pairing: None
Length: ~7000 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] abendster1601
Author Website: n/a
Why this must be read: Deliciously creepy gen fic centering on Ben and Alec. Gives me chills every time

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Under a Wicked Sky
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17th-Dec-2009 08:23 pm The Journal by fauxcynic (PG-13)
Fandom: DARK ANGEL
Pairing: None
Length: 6578 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] fauxcynic
Author Website: ff.net profile
Why this must be read:The one and only fic that has ever managed get me to like Joshua. Perfect characterization.

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The Journal
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5th-Dec-2009 09:50 am True Blonde Vamp by geeky_apple (PG-13)
Fandom: DARK ANGEL
Pairing: None
Length: 1602 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] geeky_apple
Author Website: ff.net profile
Why this must be read:To my knowledge, this is the only fic ever written about Kendra. It's smart and silly and the idea seems like complete and utter crack until you think about it and realize it could actually work.

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True Blonde Vamp
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2nd-Dec-2009 04:10 pm The Ice Palace by Rach_L (PG-13)
Hey there, [livejournal.com profile] spastic_visions here to be reccing you all Dark Angel fics for the small fandom month. For those of you interested, the fandom overview is here. I'm a gen fic fan first and foremost but I have a soft spot for Max and Logan and will read just about anything.

Fandom: DARK ANGEL
Pairing: Max/Logan
Length: 3680 words
Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: Rach_L's ff.net profile
Why this must be read: This was the story that got me hooked on fanfiction. A golden oldie. It's an AU wherein Max never escaped Manticore and she's sent on a mission... to kill Logan Cale. The Max in the story is colder then we're used to and the Logan is the same way but you can still see the ones we know. The climax of this story is heartbreaking and unexpected and stays with you for a long, long time.

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The Ice Palace
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31st-Dec-2008 09:01 pm Chimera by Joe Lawson (NC-17)
Fandom: Dark Angel
Title: Chimera
Pairing: Alec/Ames White
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jaguarcaine
Length: 50,581
Author Website: NA
Why this must be read: Author's summary: You think Alec/Joshua is a weird pairing? Try mixing Alec, his out-of-control pheromones, and a reluctantly attracted Ames White, then add a dash of Manticore meddling and stir.

Chimera finally takes us into the darkness promised by the premise of Dark Angel. This is a wonderful epic fic with lots of detail and great spot on characters. Don't let the MPREG scare you away - this is deliciously angsty and very believably done.

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Chimera
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31st-Dec-2008 01:28 am A Good Soldier by Alyse (NC-17)
Fandom: Dark Angel
Title: A Good Soldier
Pairing: mention of Alec/Biggs/Lola, Renfro
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] alyse
Length: 2,000
Author Website: Unconscious Mind
Why this must be read: One of my favorites, because it touches on the dirty wrong bad! Alyse gives us a lovely glimpse of Renfro (I adored Nan’s portrayal of Renfro). Where Alec is a ‘good soldier’ of ordinary look at life at Manticore before Max is recaptured. Not exactly a pwp, but IMO it is hot, sad! and very wrong. Layered character insights to Alec and Renfro. Loved Alec’s voice, of being a good soldier, a lovely read.

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A Good Soldier
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30th-Dec-2008 11:52 pm Puppies Into Men by Poisontaster (PG-13)
Fandom: Dark Angel
Title: Puppies Into Men
Pairing: Alec/Joshua
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] poisontaster
Length: 2,499
Author Website: NA
Why this must be read: In my world almost everything/anything written by Poisontaster, is worth checking out. IMO she has a brilliance in her thought process; of how see she’s things then is able to convey it beautifully in written form. She proves that with Puppies Into Men. Taken from Max’s pov, and Max’s voice. She brings you there into the fic, its subtle, emotional and layered. All of the character voices are spot on, and after re-reading though very low key I adore her Logan voice. So go read Getting Busy then read Puppies *nods*


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Puppies Into Men
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30th-Dec-2008 10:59 pm Gettin Busy by Joe Lawson (NC-17)
Fandom: Dark Angel
Title: Gettin Busy
Pairing: Alec/Joshua
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jaugarcaine
Length: 8,622
Author Website: NA
Why this must be read: Author’s summary: Pent-up frustration and loneliness drive Alec and Joshua into each other's arms for a nice, no-strings-attached, stress-relieving buddy fuck... only nothing good ever comes completely without strings... OK, I could be wrong, but honestly previously to this fic I never read, or for that matter gave this pairing any thought other than as friends—sad but true. Then I read this & WOW! Seriously well written, and executed. Completely believable, followed with layers and depth from both characters that has you wondering why you didn’t think about it before now. And lets not forget the really good, seriously HOT SEX! Seriously give this one a try, I’m willing to bet you won’t be sorry ;)


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Gettin Busy
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28th-Dec-2008 10:18 pm Whipped (Pretty Boy & Beautiful Man) by Glacis (NC-17)
Fandom: Dark Angel
Title: Whipped (Pretty Boy & Beautiful Man)
Pairing: Alec/Logan
Author on LJ: NA
Length: 8,134
Author Website: Castles Keep
Why this must be read:I love the dynamics going on between Alec and Logan. Usually you find Alec ready to drop to his knees--& oops he does here too *g* but its to manipulate Logan, make him loose control. Honestly I have to read this one again--there's definitely more layers going on here. Where Alec is rougher ready to push back, to take... and Logan is confused, but wants. Add angst to sweeten the read, as Max deals with the fall out. I found this to be a hot delicious read, and refreshing to see both Alec and Logan’s pov.

Whipped (Pretty Boy, Beautiful Man)


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27th-Dec-2008 09:32 pm A Perfect Mirror by Gin (NC-17)
Fandom: Dark Angel
Title: A Perfect Mirror
Pairing: Alec/Ben
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] backinblack
Length: 3013
Author Website: NA
Why this must be read: A delicious pwp, that also includes character insight, humor and very hot porn—I ask you what’s not to love? Here Alec finds Ben, or rather Ben finds Alec, and Ben has a few ideas he'd like to test out, like seeing what he looks like when he comes. Again very hot, well written, and did I mention hot? Yeah go and check it out.

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A Perfect Mirror
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26th-Dec-2008 09:33 pm VID REC: Dark Angel - I Like the Way You Move
Vidder:Thandie
Musical artist: Bodyrockers
Pairing: character study of Alec and Ben.
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] thandie
Vidder's website:[livejournal.com profile] pulltheplug_tk
Why this vid kicks ass: Granted this particular vid, I Like the Way you Move, is kind of self indulgent, as it is one of my personal favs, and that I never seem to tire from replaying over & over! The clips and cuts move effortlessly from one scene to the next that’s in synch to the song’s pounding flow. The quick fast tempo of the music is complimented with each clip/cut. One particular scene where Alec is about to walk into the arena for a cage fight, is hands down a personal fav, admittedly a drool moment--one of many. IMO this song fits perfectly more so than the original score did for that particular scene. If you like Jensen’s characters Ben or Alec, you'll love this vid--if they're not your favorites I'd still stand by the rec. It is a well-made, tight, fast pace action vid. IMO this vid is a keeper, one you should download to be re-watched over & over. Definitely worth your time! Check it out then leave some ♥ for the vidder.

I Like the Way You Move



Only a brief reminder because it has already been rec'd here Big City Life by Lithiumdoll ([livejournal.com profile] halcyon_shift) an excellent vid that takes a good hard look into the core and center of Dark Angel.
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15th-Dec-2008 10:40 pm Dark Angel/Xmen movieverse (NC-17)
Title: Hailing From Parts Unknown by Sister_Wolf
Pairing: Alec/Logan (Wolverine)
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sister_wolf
Length: 3500
Author Website: NA
Why this must be read: To pick just one crossover was killer, and some of you might be surprised that I didn't pick SPN (honestly I just couldn't choose) So the winner, and let me say very deservingly so, is[livejournal.com profile] sister_wolf’s Hailing From Parts Unknown. Basically crossing Xmen movieverse, prior to the first movie Logan aka Wolverine, with Dark Angel’s Alec. An au in that Alec never settled in Seattle, but still fought in cage fights for money. This how they meet. For a short piece it's very detailed. Offers a lovely dance as they size each other up within the cage, and get to learn about each of them especially Alec. This piece gives a fresh look into Dark Angel’s world via an outsider as this is all from Logan's POV. Well written and extremely hot! Proves at least IMO that Alec really is this fandom's little black dress ;)

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Hailing From Parts Unknown
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14th-Dec-2008 06:44 pm All the King's Horses and All the King's Men by Alyse (R)
Fandom: Dark Angel
Pairing: Alec/Logan
Length: 17,600
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] alyse
Author Website: Unconscious Mind
Why this must be read: A nice deliciously long hurt/comfort piece. Logan finds and rescues Alec when he’s down suffering from seizures. It’s Logan taking care of Alec, nursing him back to health. A slow, detailed, intimate build of trust and something that becomes more than friendship. It’s long, well written, spot on dialogue and stays true to the characters.


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All the King's Horses and All the King's Men
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14th-Dec-2008 06:20 pm Once You Go Down That Road by Ladyjanelly (R)
Hello, my name is Denyce and I will be driving the van for Dark Angel this month. Sadly, I didn’t know about Dark Angel back in the day, but in the last year or so I have become obsessed. Please check out the Overview, if you missed it, to see why. I am a slasher, and a major Alec fan. So most of my recs will reflect that, though I hope there will be a little something for everyone.

Fandom: Dark Angel
Pairing: shades of Alec/Ben
Length: 1,200 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladyjanelly
Author Website: NA
Why this must be read: Twins! Double the pleasure ;) OK, besides that—for me it's newly discovered & I fell hard for the lovely, painful angst. After the destruction on Terminal City, Alec barely escapes with the help of his twin, X5-493. The fic is a wonderfully insightful take on Alec’s character. Wounded and struggling to survive, Alec discovers the differences he has with his twin, Ben. I loved the details she created, Alec’s voice, the raw emotions, and the painful descriptions that she used to create this world where Alec and Ben work together to escape from Manticore's soldiers. Perfect example: Alec drifted. His war was over, his friends were dead, and his body was too broken to fight on, even if he knew who the enemy was.

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Once You Go Down That Road
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7th-Dec-2008 08:43 pm Fandom Overview: Dark Angel
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Dark Angel was a futurist/sc-fi/action-adventure show created by Terminator/Titanic famed director James Cameron and Charles H Eglee. The show initially aired in the United States and Canada for two seasons on Fox, from Oct 3, 2000 to May 3, 2002, before it was cancelled.

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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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12th-Dec-2007 04:15 pm Songvid Oddities: Dark Angel - Big City Life
Vidder: Lithiumdoll
Musical artist: Mattafix
Pairing: None
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] halcyon_shift
Vidder's website: Alter Idem
Why this vid kicks ass: Sharp, edgy editing; pretty, angsty superheroes; transhuman clones in an urban-noir post-holocaust future; kick-ass action, motorbike stunts, and a rebel nation. This songvid has it all, and it makes me want to re-watch Dark Angel all over again. Awesome.

Big City Life
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16th-Nov-2007 04:41 pm The X Files/Dark Angel (R)
Title: Love and Darkness and Our Genomes by Sarah Segretti
Pairing: None
Author on LJ:
Author Website: the little things
Why this must be read:

This is a very interesting look at what might happen if you inserted a slice of The X Files into the Dark Angel universe. It's primarily a Dark Angel fic, but the slivers of XF provide poignancy and more questions than answers, exactly as The X Files should. It has a great Max voice, bounty hunters and a special appearance by Krycek.

Read Love and Darkness and Our Genomes.
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15th-Aug-2007 12:20 am NCIS/DARK ANGEL (PG-13)
Title: Concurrent Jurisdiction by shywr1ter
Pairing: Tony DiNozzo/OFC (off-screen), Logan Cale/Max Guevera
Author on LiveJournal:
Author's website:
www.fanfiction.net/u/490677/shywr1ter

Why this must be read:
When one actor has portrayed characters in multiple television series or movies, fanfic authors seem unable to resist the pull of justifying the multiple existences.  Within the  NCIS fandom, the most frequently explored backstory is that of Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard.  David McCallum’s prior role as secret agent Illya Kuryakin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. seems a completely plausible past for the story-telling M.E.  Gibbs even remarked upon the two characters’ physical “resemblance” in season two.

I have read a couple of stories that make Michael Weatherly’s characters, Tony DiNozzo and Logan Cale, the same person, but that necessitates messing with one or the other show’s timelines, since the earlier show was set in the future.  Shywr1ter solves that problem by making the two men cousins, setting the story in the Dark Angel timeframe, and appropriately aging DiNozzo to his late forties.  A mature Tony is a wonder to behold because he still calls upon his wit, charm and way-with-the ladies, but he’s an even better investigator than ever.

Max makes some great observations about how different Logan and Tony are, even though they look “so much” alike.


Concurrent Jurisdiction covers a lot of ground--one-third case!fic, one-third family!fic, one-third romance (Max/Logan).  Great characterizations and an interesting plot.
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15th-Jun-2007 11:02 pm Supernatural/Dark Angel (PG-13)
Title: What Comes Around by Paige
Pairing: None
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] spastic_visions
Author Website: Fanfiction.net page

Why this must be read:

I LOVE crossovers, so the 15th is my favourite day of the month. I had quite the dilemma this time around choosing between all the wonderful crossovers out there, but this one just kept coming back. When I first read What Comes Around, it had me absolutely glued to the screen. It's one of those fics where you're torn between reading as fast as possible because you just need to know what happens and reading as slow as possible so it doesn't end.

What Comes Around is the first of a couple of fics/ficlets in the universe that Paige has created. Despite her no sequels rule, there are 3 more ficlets following this one because this universe has managed to lure her in as well as the rest of us. It's set after the Pulse with Sam and Dean's history and timeline neatly written in. One of my favourite things to see in crossovers is when things just fit. The details between universes are so tightly interwoven you can't even see the seams. This crossover does just that.

This fic reads like a short episode. There is a character death in this fic, so those of you not comfortable with that, be warned. For those of you who are fans of both shows, you'll love this one because it alludes to episodes of both shows (for those of you who aren't, don't worry, it's not necessary to know the background to read it, it's explained pretty well). And it's actually a true crossover, not just a crossover of a character, or of a concept. Transgenics, ghosts, demons, fake IDs, visions, Max kicking someone's ass, it's all thrown in there. And the end just kills me. Every. Time.

So read, enjoy, and don't forget to tell the author how awesome she is.

What Comes Around
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15th-Feb-2004 11:42 am "Love and Darkness and Our Genomes" by Sarah Segretti (X Files/Dark Angel), R
Fandom: THE X FILES/DARK ANGEL
Pairing: Max/Logan (UST) and Mulder/Scully (implicit), but really a gen piece
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] timesink
Author Website: http://hometown.aol.com/mrsblome

Why this must be read:

This was written during XF S8/DA S1 and obviously is contradicted some later canon. Sarah Segretti shows that two action adventure shows about government conspiracies and genetic engineering are a match made in a fanfic writer's heaven.

The plot is simple: Max meets another girl with mysterious powers: she's not from Manticore, but she's still trouble. What's not simple is the amount of complicated backstory--for both shows, and extrapolating out--that Sarah slides in painlessly, and the perfect Max-voice, and the way she brings home that superpowers can't save anyone involved from grief and pain.

"Love and Darkness and Our Genomes"
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