Residual Self-Image by ArchiteuthisPairing:
GenAuthor on LJ: architeuthisAuthor Website:Why this must be read: Heaven is the Matrix.
I tend to find it amazing when writers can pack so much world building into such a short amount of words. And this certainly managed that. It’s such a great mash up of not only 2 different properties, but uses the different Supernatural words to great effect. Chitaqua and a certain high rise office work fantastically as Matrix setting parallels. Castiel is a rogue program inhabiting a (living) avatar, working with humans (and possibly other rogue programs) against the machine that is heaven. They are in search for The One. Residual Self-Image
Reset and Restore by LegionFandom:
THE SENTINEL/THE MATRIX Pairing:
Jim Ellison/Blair SandburgLength:
~69,000 wordsAuthor on LJ:
UnknownAuthor Website: http://www.squidge.org/~theforest/legion/legion.htmlWhy this must be read:
Blair drives into work at Rainier one morning and when he arrives he discovers the year is 1956. When he rushes back to the loft, Jim doesn't remember him or their life together at first. The two of them struggle to make sense of what's happening to their world. It is their partnership -- Jim's sentinel senses and Blair's shaman skills -- that reveals the truth.
The first story is more a fusion with Matrix and the second a crossover as Neo and Morpheus seek them out to find out what Jim and Blair know -- things that Zion does not want known.ResetRestore
Operator, by SalieriPairing:
26,000Author on LJ: troyswannAuthor Website: Outside the BoxWhy this must be read:
I have several recs by authors other than Salieri this month, but I had to get this one in for crossover day. RL has let up, so you'll be seeing more frequent posts between now and the end of the month.
Now, on to Operator. *rubs hands together with glee* This story will make you feel like you took that red pill all over again. The way Sal integrates the two universes together is just amazing. Then she gives us a glorious Sam, brilliant and beautiful and stubborn; a Teal'c who isn't Teal'c, and yet, most certainly is; and a Jack and Daniel who are snarky and determined and together.
The characters from The Matrix exist mainly as cameos, as the focus is mainly on the SG-1 team, but there are many wonderful nods to the movies. Operator
Yes, yes, yes! We are there yet!
I don't know about you, but I'm a bit boggled. When I set out with the crazy idea of reccing a vid every single day this month, I wasn't entirely sure we'd make it this far. But here we are. The very last rec of this monster set!
The really scary thing is that I could have kept right on reccing for a while yet before running out of good small fandom or multi-fandom songvids. There are just so many awesome vidders out there, and I hope this set has given you some inkling of the amazing quality and range of their work.
Anyway, enough from me. I hope you've all enjoyed the trip as much as I have. Happy new year!Vidder:
Seah & MargieMusical artist:
NoneVidder on LJ: flummeryVidder's website: Seah & Margie's VidsWhy this vid kicks ass:
Was there any other songvid I could have ended the set with? I think not. This is the ultimate vid about vidding. It's sharply edited, it's funny, it has all our favourite characters doin' their thang... but most of all, it's a celebration of the grassroots, newfangled awesomeness of songvids.
Tasty too! ;)Walking on the Ground
- Tags: battlestar galactica (new), battlestar galactica (original), buck rogers, buffy the vampire slayer, due south, fanvid, fanvid: multifandom, fanvid: songvid oddities, hercules: the legendary journeys, lord of the rings, star trek universe, stargate sg1, the matrix, the x-files
NoneVidder on LJ: limVidder's website: some vids by limWhy 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
- Tags: angel, batman movieverse, blakes7, doctor who, due south, fanvid, fanvid: multifandom, fanvid: songvid oddities, lord of the rings, pirates of the caribbean, quantum leap, star trek: next generation, star trek: original series, stargate atlantis, the matrix, the professionals, the x-files, x-men comicverse, x-men movieverse
On the Outside by KillaPairing:
NoneAuthor on LJ: killabeezAuthor Website: Killa's Adventures in MelodramaWhy this must be read: Highlander
and The Matrix
have some key elements in common. Most obviously, there is the focus on The One. The issues of trust, faith, betrayal and survival also figure prominently. Killa deftly put together Duncan MacLeod and Trinity in a tiny story about trust, faith, betrayal, survival and The One, and also hacking.On the Outside
Reality Games by AstroGirlPairing:
NoneAuthor on LJ: astrogirl2Author Website: Maximum Verbosity
(fic archived at Leviathan
)Why this must be read:
Because it's one hundred words of complete and utter silliness. The concept is bizarre, but it just fits so perfectly
. Plus, I just can't say no to any incarnation of Stark, especially when he's at his demented finest.
A giggle-worthy little piece, short and perfect. Poor Neo has my deepest sympathies.
(A word of warning: this fic will make little-to-no sense to people who a) haven't seen the fourth-season ep 'John Quixote', and b) don't have much knowledge of Farscape
actors' other roles.)Reality Games
Shades of Blue by Cherry IcePairing:
none Author on LJ: cherryiceAuthor Website: Cherry BombsWhy this must be read:
I'm not that in
to crossover fic, in any of the fandoms I read. Not usually my cup of tea. I can't remember why
I decided to try it out, but I'm very glad I did. It's short but it melds the two mythologies beautifully; Cherry makes this crossover work.
Shades of Blue