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2nd-Jan-2014 12:01 am Pushing Daisies/Eureka (PG-13)
Title: We Seek Only to Answer
Pairing: Ned/Chuck, but basically gen
Length: 5600
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] black_eyedgirl
Author Website: fic tag at LJ
Why this must be read:

I know we're only supposed to rec one crossover per month, but considering that neither I nor anyone else will ever get another chance at it, I simply couldn't resist sharing this gem. (Also, I only discovered it in the past week.) The scientists in Eureka attempt to explain Ned's ability. This fic clashes the fairy tale logic of Ned's magic finger with a colder reality, and raises some interesting questions in the process. On top of that, we get great character voices all around, and an excellent blending of the two shows' tones.

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We Seek Only to Answer
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25th-Dec-2010 11:35 pm Five Places Claudia Donovan Never Called Home by minkhollow (G)
Fandom: Warehouse 13/Eureka/Sneakers/,Iron Man/Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Doctor Who
Length: 3554
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] minkhollow 

Why this must be read:
Minkhollow is a master at crossovers. In this fic you discover 4 places that Claudia never lived and 1 place she didn't go after the season 1 finale. Each AU is a perfect little world unto its self. Minkhollow also has Claudia describe The Doctor as Unfortunate Bow Tie Dude. If that doesn't make you want to read this then really, there's no hope. :)

Five Places Claudia Donovan Never Called Home by minkhollow on AO3.


FYI: AO3 is a little slow this holiday season due to increased traffic. Hit refresh a couple times if it crashes. That usually does the trick.
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29th-Apr-2010 06:58 pm Once Upon a Time by kristories (PG-13)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack/Stark
Length: 1,474
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kristories
Why this must be read: This is hilarious: when Fargo's VR world takes its fairtytale programming a little too seriously, it's up to dashing kinght in Armani suit Nathan to rescue Princess Jack. Mix in a virtual Allison as the all-knowing guide and you have an awesome little fic that will make you giggle. It's amazing how well Eureka fits into a fairy tale paradigm.

"That sounds too easy. What's in the forest?"

"Extremely large, carnivorous cats; smaller, striped, carnivorous cats and the occasional Ursus arctos horribilis," Allison says. Nathan eyes her and plans on killing Fargo, as soon as he gets out of here.

"Seriously? Lions and tigers and bears?"



Once Upon a Time
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28th-Apr-2010 11:23 pm Stuck on You by Serene-Quill (NC-17)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack/Stark
Length: ~13,000
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] serene_quill
Why this must be read: Thanks to Fargo's latest experiment--natch--Jack and Nathan get stuck to each other via a new resistant-to-all-things super glue...that has no antidote. Shenanigans ensue and the UST ratchets through the roof. Zoe is particularly awesome in this; she's wonderfully snarky.

“Look, it wouldn’t be a picnic for anyone, but the two of you may have to take a really radical approach here,” Henry said, and Nathan’s confusion increased, wondering why Henry was giving Carter such a comforting look.

“Put us both in a coma?” Carter suggested dryly. Nathan actually considered it for a moment, and then scowled at his own immature reaction.

“Try getting along,” Henry replied gently.


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Stuck on You
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26th-Apr-2010 11:40 pm A Second Opinion by vixys (PG-13)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack/Nathan
Length: 6,558
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] vixys
Author Website:
Why this must be read: Romance is always so much easier when viewed through the eyes of others. Here, we get the Jack/Nathan show as seen through several of Eureka's denizens. It's a lot of fun watching these two figure things out as other people watch--and, occasionally, with other people's thoughts on the matter weighing in. Their insecurities are universal and touching. Overall, a lovely bit of fic.



A Second Opinion
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25th-Apr-2010 08:08 pm Science made them Do It by Auntie Climatic (R)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack/Stark
Length: 6,129
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] auntie_climatic
Why this must be read: There may have never been a sexual harassment case in the history of the town, but there was a whole file cabinet reserved for Form NSP – 3710/B. NSP – 3710/B referred to cases involving what Allison tactfully called Induced Misconduct and what Jo called the old Science Made Us Do It excuse.

Because OF COURSE Eureka would need a form and call sign for all the weird stuff that happens. The trip through Carter's series of NSP – 3710/B, from his first to Nathan gleefully making him fill out the form for just about everything to The Incident (Hell yes, Jack was capitalizing it) to that wonderful hug-or-die scenario with BRAD...and a few others after. Such a fun read!


Science made them Do It
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20th-Apr-2010 08:40 pm Should Something Strange Begin by black-eyedgirl (PG-13)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack/Nathan
Length: 3,750
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] black_eyedgirl
Why this must be read: This is Jack chasing Nathan in his bumbling, adorable way. And Nathan being a bit thick. And pretty much everyone else in town figuring out what's up before him. You know, for a man with a bazillion PhDs, Nathan's not that bright. But that's what makes this story so much fun!


Should Something Strange Begin
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17th-Apr-2010 04:12 pm Morning Person by gin200168 (PG)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack/Stark
Length: 911
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] gin200168
Why this must be read: This is ridiculously adorable and sweet, Jack and Nathan at their cutest. They're so comfortable with each other in the privacy of their own space you just want to snuggle up with them. And there's a cute scene of Zoe as a little kid that's just puppies and sunshine.

A great little fic to curl up with on a lazy weekend.


Morning Person
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15th-Apr-2010 08:34 pm Eureka/Stargate: Atlantis (PG-13 / R)
Crossover day! Yay! We had a splendiforous crash today.

Title: Summer House, Shore Leave, and Sabbatical by Pru
Rating: PG-13 / PG-13 / R
Pairing: John/Rodney
Length: 3,000-5,000 each
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rageprufrock
Author Website: Glitterati
Why this must be read: A great little crossover where John and Rodney come to Eureka. Rodney, of course, is well known to his fellow (lesser) geniusi. Particularly Fargo, who is convinced Rodney's out to eat his soul. Which he very well might be. Jack and John bond over a mutual love of non-simulated sports. And while in Eureka, John and Rodney sort a few things out...

The day the McKays moved into Eureka Jack got approximately a dozen phone calls from Fargo, who was hiding under a desk in his office at Global Dynamics.

"Do you know when I last saw Rodney McKay?" Fargo whispered through the telephone line. "I last saw Rodney McKay when he was threatening to kill me using a protractor during a seminar he was leading in graduate school! This was before he started to lose his hair! Can you just imagine what a safety threat he is by now?"


Summer House
Shore Leave
Sabbatical
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11th-Apr-2010 11:46 am The Men of Eureka by spikedluv (NC-17)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack/Stark
Length: 2,575
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv
Why this must be read: Jack and Nathan get roped into appearing in the 'Men of Eureka' calendar. Which is a really wonderfully convenient excuse to dress the boys up in hot photo-taking costumes and then have them make with the sexy times.

And they are really, really hot sexy times too!


The Men of Eureka
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4th-Apr-2010 10:45 am Kinda Like That Movie With Sandra Bullock by dvoid_03 (NC-17)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack/Nathan
Length: 14,370
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dvoid_03
Why this must be read: Love. Potion.

Yes yes, they did a (literal) sex pollen episode, but that didn't include Nathan jumping Jack's sexy, pollen-y bones. Obviously, someone had to rectify that terrible state of affairs.

That and this story features Jack and Nathan in couple's counseling. Of course, they're officially calling it “Therapy for the Freaky Things that Happen at GD,” but we all know the truth.

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Earlier chapters linked through at the top!

Kinda Like That Movie With Sandra Bullock
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1st-Apr-2010 09:40 pm The Trouble with Toddlers by Celli (NC-17)
Howdy folks and happy end of April Fools. I'm Xe, and I'll be your EUREKA driver this month. I tend to rock the Jack/Nathan 'cause, well, the snark. It is beautiful. (And there are talking houses!) If you're unfamiliar with Eureka, I highly suggest checking it out--it's wonderful. And check out the fantastic overview that [livejournal.com profile] gwynevere1 wrote up!

Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack/Stark
Length: ~4,300
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] celli
Why this must be read: The author's summary is genius: Some of the denizens of Global Dynamics may have engaged in some inadvertent international child smuggling, to the dismay of Jack Carter and Nathan Stark.

This starts out with Nathan and Jack fighting engaging in vigorous foreplay. And then a ridiculous number of babies show up out of thin air. Naturally, Nathan and Jack have to figure out where they came from and how to return them without creating an international incident. Just another typical day at Global Dynamics.

Oh, and it's not Fargo's fault. Seriously, it's not.


The Trouble with Toddlers
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29th-Dec-2009 09:29 pm The Un-cool Kind of Zombie Apocalypse by kristories (PG)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Mentions Jack Carter/Nathan Stark
Length: One-shot
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kristories
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] kristories
Why this must be read: "For the last time," Nathan bites out. "He is not a Zombie." Restrained on the bed Fargo moans 'braaaaaaaaaiiiiiinssss' and reaches for Nathan.

I began this set of recs with blowing up the entire canon, so the only appropriate way to end it is with another apocalypse. This story is priceless! Zombies in Eureka! It could be an episode! It has the perfect mix of fantasy cliche and skientific explanation! So many lines made me laugh-out-loud, especially:

Nathan stares at him like he's stupid, which, come to think of it, is Nathan's default expression where Jack is involved.

and

"Oh come on, Carter," Nathan says. "It's more of a guideline really. The DOD says 'bad scientist, no lab time', GD says 'but we need to finish project X and the DOD says 'okay fine, but bad scientist, remember we can take away your lab time'".

Have a Happy New Year!

The Un-cool Kind of Zombie Apocalypse
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29th-Dec-2009 09:11 pm Woman, Wondering by jedibuttercup (K+/PG)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Allison Blake/Nathan Stark, but no more than in canon
Length: 700 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jedibuttercup
Author Website: Jedi Buttercup
Why this must be read: A wonderful character study of Allison:

She knew she'd hurt and confused him in the months leading up to the wedding-that-hadn't-happened; she still wasn't sure how to explain it to him in words that didn't sound selfish and condescending, but in a strange way it had been Jack's strong, supportive nature and unwavering appreciation for her that had given her the confidence to accept Nathan's second proposal. Without his catalyzing presence, she didn't think either she or Nathan would ever have reached a place where they could have made those sorts of promises to each other again, and mean them.

[livejournal.com profile] jedibuttercup's writing always shows such an insightful understanding of these characters.

Woman, Wondering
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29th-Dec-2009 01:48 pm Voyeur Drone by serene_quill (R)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Douglas Fargo/Julia Golden
Length: 250 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] serene_quill
Author Website: I believe [livejournal.com profile] serene_quill is her writing journal.
Why this must be read: SPOILERS for the Season Three finale )

Voyeur Drone
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28th-Dec-2009 12:10 pm Today's Not a Good Day For This by havocthecat (PG)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: As gen as a bodyswap fic can be.
Length: One-shot
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] havocthecat
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] havocs_cry
WARNING: Some discussion of "women's issues," if you can't deal.
Why this must be read: Three-way bodyswap fic is always better than two-way AND it's totally within the realm of possibility in Eureka canon AND, if it did happen, it would happen to Jack/Allison/Nathan AND it *would* be Fargo's fault.

This story is so good, it made me forget how to punctuate!

Today's Not a Good Day For This
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27th-Dec-2009 04:33 pm A Ten Second Eureka Tale by jeff_morris (Unrated - maybe PG-13)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: That would be telling
Length: One-shot
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jeff_morris
Author Website: www.jeffreysmorris.com
Why this must be read: AHAHAHAHA! This cross between meta and fic explains *everything* about this fandom!

A Ten Second Eureka Tale (scroll down to the second story)
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26th-Dec-2009 02:11 pm Secrets by xochiquetzl (PG-13)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Gen
Length: 1,400 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] xochiquetzl
Author Website: Account at AO3
Why this must be read: I have a soft spot for fics about fictional character writing fan fiction about other characters. Since we know that Fargo is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan *in canon* and since we know he's a computer nerd, having him be a fanfic author makes perfect sense, as Jack and Jo discover when they have to investigate Fargo's G.D. computer being hacked. (Even if Fargo would be more embarrassed about that than if Jack and Jo had found actual naked pictures on his computer.) He was the person who made the "They Are the Magic" Willow/Tara banners on TWOP, wasn't he?

I also did not see the identity of the hacker coming, but it does make perfect sense. If the hacker's entire knowledge of human relationships comes from fanfic, it would explain a lot.

Secrets
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25th-Dec-2009 04:03 pm VID REC: Eureka - Never Leave Your Heart Alone
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] lidi
Musical artist: Butterfly Boucher
Pairing: Jack Carter/Allison Blake/Nathan Stark
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lidi
Vidder's website: Video tag on Livejournal
Why this vid kicks ass: There are so few Eureka fanvids that I was excited when I came across it, only to discover that it's no longer there. [livejournal.com profile] lidi was kind enough to re-upload it when I asked, and I'm glad that she did. I liked the song choice--it works for Stark, who's not the romantic type and probably never wanted to fall in love, let alone twice. I think the vid captures the homoerotic nature of the love triangle. (Actually, I don't know why there isn't more OT3 fanwork in this fandom, but that's besides the point.)

Parts I particularly liked:
1:10 - the juxtaposition of the lyrics with the image of Stark between Allison and Jack
2:30 - Stark in the car with Jack, which, without context, looks like he's upset about falling in love with Jack, too

Never Leave Your Heart Alone [working vid link]
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25th-Dec-2009 02:53 pm Please Discuss Only Approved Topics With Your AI by jmtorres (PG-13)
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25th-Dec-2009 02:01 pm Still by blackmamba_esq (PG)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Allison Blake/Nathan Stark, Implied Jack Carter/Allison Blake
Length: 2,172 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] blackmamba_esq
Author Website: Fiction Master List on Livejournal
Why this must be read: This story is so very good on so many levels, I don't even know where to begin.

I didn't realize it was a Christmas story until I was already into it (although that's why I'm making sure to rec it today), but I love the author's use of the Season. Christmas is supposed to be about family and memories, but the former is denied to Nathan while he's stuck reliving the later.

I admire how [livejournal.com profile] blackmamba_esq uses the time-travel element as well. I like how it ties into the fractured nature of the the story-telling, just like how present experiences can make us recall memories in a non-linear way--one situation can make us remember something past which brings forth a completely separate memory, which is paralleled in the way Nathan is travelling through time. The sci-fi/fantasy element becomes a metaphor for a real-world emotion, one that is particularly strong during the holidays, which I think is the best way genre writing can be used.

OK - I'm rambling. Let's just say: It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me think about past mistakes.

Still
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24th-Dec-2009 11:30 am Pink Umbrella Drinks by anonymous_sibyl (PG)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Gen
Length: One-shot
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] anonymous_sibyl
Author Website: Her fanfiction can be found in her memories or her Account at An Archive of Our Own.
Why this must be read: The Jo-and-Zoe-run-away-and-get-drunk-fic of joy! We also learn Important Things, like Jo practices running in hot boots!

Pink Umbrella Drinks
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23rd-Dec-2009 09:54 am Panic! by out_there (PG-13)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Could be read as Jack Cater/Nathan Stark, depending on how strong the prescription is in your slash goggles
Length: 610 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] out_there
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] out_there
Why this must be read: I've mentioned before how much I love the dynamic between Jack and Zoe on the series, and I love finding fanfics that capture that interaction so well! This story had me from the first lines:

The trouble with having a bright, precocious teenaged daughter was that sometimes ridiculous things came out of her mouth. Yesterday morning, it had been the issue of dyeing her hair red and green ("You want to argue for red or for green?" Jack had asked, confused, and got the eye roll of parental uncoolness and a sigh, followed by, "Both. They'd do them in zig-zags, and--").

Also, I adore the twist at the end (which I'm not going to spoil for you)!

Panic!
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22nd-Dec-2009 12:30 pm Once Upon a Time by kristories (FRT)
NOTE: The story itself is FRT, but, since it was part of the [livejournal.com profile] rounds_of_kink challenge, the default icon on that page is NWS.

Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack Carter/Nathan Stark
Length: One-shot
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kristories
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] kristories
Why this must be read: For any other show, having characters stuck in a life-size video game would be crack!fic, but this is entirely plausible within the Eureka universe, which is what makes it so absolutely wonderful! The absurdity of it all just leaves me with a crazy grin on my face!

Once Upon a Time
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21st-Dec-2009 12:09 pm J is for Javelin by Waldo (T)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack Carter/Henry Deacon
Length: 147 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] smallwaldo
Author Website: Account at AOOO
Why this must be read: It's short and sweet! It's adorable and funny and so very *them*!

J is for Javelin
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20th-Dec-2009 12:05 pm I Still Love You by sheepfairy (NC-17)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Allison Blake/Nathan Stark
Length: One-shot
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sheepfairy
Author Website: www.planet-fiction.net or sheepfairy_owns's Bookmarks on Delicious
Why this must be read: Sure, this may be porn, but it's really in-character porn. I like how the author depicts the little differences in how Allison and Nathan behave when together as opposed to when they're in their public roles (especially Nathan):

Nathan moans, and she smiles and shifts up against him. He's always so calm and so cool, and she likes to see him losing his composure, especially when he's losing it with her.

I also like that this is porn about two adults who have a history together, whereas so much smutty fanfic is first-time!fic (which, is fine in some cases, but can become boring after the 10,000th story).

I Still Love You
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19th-Dec-2009 08:17 pm I'm the Sheriff, Ask Me How by celli (PG)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Gen
Length: One-shot
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] celli
Author Website: Both her fic and her recs can be found in her tag listing, organized by fandom. Fic prior to 2004 is on her website.
Why this must be read: Jack looked up at the sign hanging over the stage in the gym: Welcome to the Annual Tesla High Father-Daughter Career Extravaganza and Gala!

"Zoe, have you been lying to me for my own good again?"


Aw, I love the dynamic between Jack and Zoe on the show, and this adorable fic captures it perfectly!

My favorite bit:

"I'll have you know law enforcement is a demanding and rewarding career, and not only that, there's a lot of public interest in it. I mean, Law & Order!"

"Yes, because that attracts the interest of teenage girls everywhere."


Poor Jack doesn't understand teenage girls very well, but he *tries*.

I'm the Sheriff, Ask Me How
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18th-Dec-2009 01:15 pm Ice and Air by clarkoholic (Explicit)
Fandom: EUREKA
Pairing: Jack Carter/Nathan Stark
Length: 5,508 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] clarkoholic
Author Website: Account at Archive of Our Own
Why this must be read: Jack is caught in a mutant tornado, which makes him rapidly deteriorate. The only solution Global Dynamics can suggest is to put him in a cryogenic freeze until an antidote is found. A cure is eventually discovered--forty-seven years later. Jack, however, isn't the only one to find himself unexpectedly in the future: Nathan rematerialized five years earlier.

I like the parallels between Jack and Nathan in this fanfic. I think [livejournal.com profile] clarkoholic has created the rare situation where Jack/Nathan is actually possible, since they are literally the only ones who can understand what the other is going through and empathize with each other. This story has a bittersweet tone, with just the right amount of hope at the end.

Ice and Air
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