DOCTOR WHO (TORCHWOOD) & DISCWORLDPairing:
Jack / DeathLength:
3800+Author on LJ: perryvic
and googlebratAuthor Website: Why this must be read:EXCUSE ME, he said, not impolitely. BUT YOU ARE HOLDING UP THE END OF THE UNIVERSE.
Well, after the craziness of the day in my city, I was more in the mood for slightly crack-y fic to keep the mood light..
I’ve seen a couple fics now where Jack interacts with Death (the fun Discworld version of the reaper), but this one is cracky and angsty and fits Jack’s character to a T. Of course Jack would flirt with the Reaper.
Jack, being the fixed immortal being that he is, is a bit of an obstacle for Death, who wants to go ahead and reap the Universe. This Is How The Universe Ends
End of the Line by shewhoguardsPairing:
GenAuthor on LJ:
Couldn't find herAuthor Website: FFNWhy this must be read:
The Harry Potter/Discworld combination works really well in this story. The events take place in the Beyond, where people wait to watch the next train. Shewhoguards has a great command of the two verses and integrates the character of Death really well into the HP universe. The writing is superb and the author uses emotive language really well. There is a great thread of forgiveness running through the fic, with many characters learning to forgive and move on in the afterlife.
The author integrates several notable HP characters in the course of the chapters and even makes Bellatrix into a somewhat redeemable character. That in itself is amazing. Even if you've never been exposed to the Discworld novels, you'll enjoy this story immensely.( Excerpt )The End of the Line
FANDOM... ok, well, mostly MARVEL COMICS (specifically, Cable & Deadpool), but also FANDOM (also, this is kinda a crossover, but also really not, so I"m not really cheating)Pairing:
10,407 wordsAuthor on LJ: hradzkaAuthor Website: David Hines on AO3Why this must be read:
Raise your hand if you love Yuletide! It's been a fanfic tradtion for, what, a decade now? Well, this story was written in 2009 for Yuletide and it's about a story being written in 2009 for Yuletide... yeah. Deadpool is in it. Thus, the 4th Wall is not only broken, but OBLITERATED and then scattered beyond the fringes of the nastiest corners of the internet.
Deadpool and Cable make their way through the Yuletide archive, visiting a (rather infamous) story from each year in search of a perfect Christmas. It is not only meta, it's nostalgic meta and the end is very touching. This is on my HIGHLY recommended list for anyone, even people who are not really fans of Cable and Deadpool.The Cable & Deadpool Yuletide Special
by David Hines
Jack Harkness, DeathLength:
~3000 words.Author on LJ: _seven_crows
/kiarasayreAuthor Website: LJ Master List
/ KiaraSayre on AO3Why this must be read:
'Jack meets Death' is fairly common trope in Torchwood fic, and this is a lovely example of the genre.Excerpt:
The next time, Jack wakes up to a blinding pain in his chest. It fades mercifully quickly, and a quick glance at his body shows its source – he can see the sharp end of the javelin protruding from his back.The Carriage Held But Just Ourselves and Immortality
He looks around for Death, and finds him a few feet away, sitting in a lawn chair and reading a book. There's a pair of reading glasses perched on his nonexistent nose.
"You don't even have eyes," says Jack. "There's no possible way you need reading glasses."
I thought they might make me less imposing, says Death. Besides, they quite help create the atmosphere, don't you think?
"No," says Jack flatly. "It looks stupid."
I see, says Death, and obligingly takes them off. Feel free to continue with what you were doing. I brought a book.
STARSKY & HUTCH/Terry PratchettPairing:
11KAuthor on LJ: silver_chipmunkAuthor Website: HEREWhy this must be read:
because it’s sad and funny, because it’s canon and supernatural. Because love conquers death.
Starsky waved it aside as of no importance. "Well that doesn't matter anyway. I'm not letting you take Hutch." Starsky Enforces His Law by Silver Chipmunk (PG)
"I DON'T THINK YOU CAN STOP ME."
"Hey, I know the rules. If I can see you, I can negotiate with you. That's the way it always works."
"WHAT, IN ALL THOSE OLD MOVIES YOU WATCH? WHAT MAKES YOU THINK IT REALLY WORKS THAT WAY?"
"I'm just betting it does. So how about it? You take me and let him go, how about that? I cheated you once by living, you have to want me back, right?" He had been willing to die for Hutch before, this was no different.
"NOT REALLY. I HAVE LEARNED, YOU HUMANS CAN ONLY CHEAT ME FOR SO LONG. EVENTUALLY I WILL COME TO ALL OF YOU. BESIDES, HE ALREADY MADE THAT BARGAIN. YOU CAN'T MAKE IT BACK."
Aziraphale/Crowley; an ensemble cast of Discworld characters, including the Witches, the Watch, Sam Vimes and Lady Sybil, King Verence, Susan Sto Helit, etceteraLength:
4 chaptersAuthor on LJ: dreya_uberwaldAuthor Website: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/291528/IgorinaWhy this must be read:
Today is the Glorious 25th of May
, so I'm reccing a crossover, although it's about the wrong Discworld holiday. GO is the brainchild of two prolific writers, and in the fandom, other works by Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman are often considered to be sort of "cousin" or "sibling" fandoms, and crossovers are common.
What's uncommon is really catching the particular and specific feel of both canons at once, and this story is really more a Discworld story than a GO one, but the addition of a sexually-frustrated Aziraphale and Crowley to the mix produces something alchemically magical. Dreya is one of the funniest writers in the fandom, and this is one of the stories that reeled me into the fandom the hardest (and I hadn't even read any Discworld when I first encountered it years ago). I still CANNOT. STOP. LAUGHING.Good Omens for a Lancre HogswatchCharity PSA: Match It for Pratchett (Alzheimer's research; Pratchett has been diagnosed with a rare early-onset form).
Title: The Recruitment Process by wintersjuly
Author on LJ: wintersjuly
Author Website: Fic Tag on LJ
Why this must be read:
Because Hiruma really will try to recruit anyone. In this fic, Hiruma makes his rounds through the Discworld, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, JE, Fullmetal Alchemist and Ookiku Furibakutte fandoms in search of new players for his team. I don't know all of the crossover fandoms, but I can appreciate that this is a fine piece of crack.
When Yamapi looked up, the face of a demon from hell looked back. In its clawed hand was a small, inconspicuous black book.The Recruitment Process
For a very short moment, Yamapi saw his life flash before his eyes.
"Yamashita Tomohisa," the demon said, licking his lips. He flipped through the black book. "Twenty two, idol. Has a sister, mother, two dogs, in love with his best friend and going to be playing some fucking American football fucking right now-"
The Royal Society by Sam StorytellerPairing:
genAuthor on LJ: sam_storytellerAuthor Website: http://copperbadge.livejournal.com/Why this must be read:
Because somewhere, somehow, in some corner of the multiverse, you always knew there had to be a refuge...The Royal Society
Can't Stop the TurtlePairing:
Ummm, none really although, well... you'll see there could be one there in regards to The Great A’Tuin... *grin/shudder*Author on LJ: uarazy2Author Website: Author's Fic on FF.netWhy this must be read:
Ummm, okay, this is just... well, it's hard to describe. This is a well written fic that does a good job capturing the spirit of the characters from both worlds. It is a bit cracked and not for the faint of heart I think, but if you are looking for something really off the wall, this one's for you. ( Excerpt )
Link: Can't Stop the Turtle
Can't Stop the Turtle by uarazy2 Rating:
noneAuthor on LJ: uarazy2Author Website: uarazy2's FF.net profileWhy this must be read:
Because it's utterly freaking hilarious. The Serenity crew is contacted by Lord Vetinari to undertake a very important job. Hijinks ensue.The wave from “Unseen University” had been somewhat alarming, Mal had to admit. After all, it wasn’t every day one encountered an orangutan capable of operating this kind of communications technology – but then, seeing Jayne sending a wave for the first time had been quite a shock too, and he supposed this was nowhere near as impressive by comparison.Can't Stop the Turtle
If you enjoy the story, please let the author know!
Okay, so of course the "natural" cross-over for Farscape seems to run to Stargate (I mean... beyond the whole wormhole/scifi thing... Ben, Claudia anyone? *grin* But... Subject:
FARSCAPE/ DISCWORLD Title:
John and DeathAuthor on LJ:
? Natalie Williams Author Website: Why this must be read:
Simply put, we all knew it had to happen someday... this is about the hour it happens to John. Last Words
Death and Taxes and Death at Hogmany by Emma Lea MarionPairing:
Duncan/MethosAuthor on LJ:
none that I know ofAuthor Website: http://lochshiel.moonlit-eyrie.com/index.htmlWhy this must be read:
I swear, Emma channeled Terry Pratchett himself to write these stories. Methos has a visit with an old acquaintance, and brings him home to meet the family. Easily one of the funniest mashups I've ever read, with a Methos, Duncan, and Connor so charmingly, deliciously quirky that you want to eat them up with spoons. The bonus is, even with all the funny, it still brings the characterization, the love, and the sexay. Death, meet Death...Death and Taxes
and Death at Hogmany
by The Amazing Maurice Pairing:
None Author on LJ: 20thcenturyvoleAuthor Website: FFNet author's pageWhy this must be read:
Because this must have been how it happened. It's funny and of course this is how Death would find a new horse after his attempts with flaming, skeletal steeds.
Told from Shadowfax's point of view it conveys the horse's lack of surprise at - just about anything. Because after the Ring War a hooded skeleton falling from the sky is completely acceptable - provided it offers to feed you apples, of course.( Extract )Apples
Only the Force, they said by afraiPairing:
Gen Author on LJ: bravecowsAuthor Website: Musical comedies without musicWhy this must be read:
Because Death can go anywhere, even to a galaxy far, far away. Because one of the central tenets of Jedi belief is -...There is no death, there is the Force
And quite frankly they're wrong. There is Death. He's a tall skeleton, wears black, carries a scythe, rides a horse named Binky and talks LIKE THIS. In this story one of the unfortunate Jedi who perished on Geonosis has the opportunity to meet him personally.( Excerpt )Only the Force, they said
Gingko by PepperPairing:
Logan/RogueAuthor on LJ:
UnknownAuthor Website: Space PrincessWhy this must be read:
This is a double rec of sorts, as 'Gingko' is a sequel to musesfool
's As I Lay Dying
(X-Men Movieverse/Sandman), which is well worth reading in its own right. However, you don't need to read the original story in order to enjoy the sequel.
I'm a huge sucker for Pratchett's Death, and he's captured wonderfully well in this lovely little story, in which Logan finally shuffles off this mortal coil. The interaction between the two is highly entertaining, with a dry, understated humour that suits both characters.
While it helps to know both fandoms, it doesn't really matter if you're only familiar with one (or even neither); there's something here for everybody, and everything's pretty much self-explanatory.
A good, fun read, with just a touch of melancholy. Go and check it out. Gingko
The Wrong Side by HafrenPairing:
NoneAuthor on LJ: hafrenAuthor's Website:
NoWhy this must be read:
Although the theme song of a lot of B7 fic is "I don't like you but I love you," in fact there's a subtext in canon of genuine, though generally unexpressed, affection and respect among the characters, and Hafren's own affection and respect for them really shinest through here.
Proverbially you never miss the water till the well runs dry. The chronically unreliable teleport strands Vila in Ankh-Morpokh. He faints, and wakes up in an alley with his head resting on something soft, in the company of a beautiful, mostly-naked woman. It had been kind of her, if a bit extreme, to take all her clothes off just to protect is head from the cobbles...maybe things were looking up.
But, it's just Vila's luck that his new friend is in love with someone else, a werewolf, and...a cop.
Meanwhile, Carrot gets to give the Liberator crew a few lessons in technology:"I've never seen a camera like that before," said Cally. "How does it work?"
"There's an imp inside it, drawing the pictures." Cally managed to control her features, but Avon, glancing up from Orac, snorted derisively.[...] Carrot undid the back of the camera. The imp squinted up indignantly from its drawing. 'Ere! 'Ow am I meant to get this done if people keep poking their 'eads in?'The Wrong Side