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15th-Feb-2012 02:16 pm Sherlock/Torchwood/Hitchhiker's Guide (PG13)
Title: Holmes vs. Harkness
Pairing: Gen
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] coinin
Author Website: On Ao3
Why this must be read:

This story is amazing and hysterical. I was debating between two completely different crossovers when I ran across this one. There are a couple lines in here that are so funny I laugh out loud when I remember them. Which is awkward out in public.

Author's Summary: In which Captain Jack gets in a little over his head and is introduced to the myriad joys of bureaucracy, Mycroft is smug, the Guide offers up some helpful advice, John Watson doesn't share, and, in a strange turn of events, Jack doesn't get laid even once.


Holmes vs. Harkness
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15th-Oct-2011 10:56 pm All in a Day's Work by miss_baxter (g)
Fandom: Doctor Who, Hitchhikker's Guide to the Galaxy
Pairing: None
Length: short
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] missbaxter
Author Website: Teaspoon

Why this must be read:

Donna is Awesome, and this fic shows why.  The Vogons show up to announce the demolition of Earth.  And Donna foils them by her office skills (bureaucracy being the Vogon weakness).  It's awesome.  It's epic.  I would quote it, but I would just end up quoting the whole thing because it's awesome.  Go read!

All in a Day's Work
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31st-Dec-2010 07:47 pm Where do Babel Fish go when they Die? By Aces (G)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; DOCTOR WHO
Pairing: Gen
Length: 1200
Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: their AO3 page
Why this must be read:

So, my time with you lovely people has come to an end, and for my final rec, this one only seemed appropriate. It’s a very sweet and poignant bit of meta about the man himself, Douglas Adams, which I won’t spoil with my usual brand of inane chatter. The fic, quite frankly, speaks for itself.

So long, Douglas, and thanks for all the fish.

Where do Babel Fish go when they Die?
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13th-Dec-2010 08:54 pm How to Break a Guy who Doesn’t Care by Lady Awesomepants (K+)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Pairing: Zaphod/Trillian, sort of
Length: 500
Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: FFN profile
Why this must be read:

And now, some mood whiplash. Rather than concentrating on why Trillian doesn’t work, here’s a great example of why she does. This is either meant to be film!verse, or book!verse; I can’t quite tell (maybe it’s both. Who knows?), but either way it’s a great look at Zaphod’s mental state.

I do think, in an odd sort of way, Trillian and Zaphod did work really well together, up until Zaphod got all depressed about his ‘life’s mission’ being over. He is reckless and impulsive, which was exactly why Trillian walked away from Arthur, mid-conversation. She wants to be those things, but she can’t seem to do them on her own. She needs someone else to do them for her.

How to Break a Guy who Doesn’t Care
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12th-Dec-2010 02:07 pm Human Puppetry by Nicodeimus (PG-15)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Pairing:Arthur/Trillian
Length: 1800
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] nicodeimus
Author Website: their fic index
Why this must be read:

I’m not particularly sure what it is about this one, to be honest. It’s odd, dark, and slightly triggery. Different not just in tone, Human Puppetry is different in that it features Arthur and Trillian in a relationship. Not a particularly healthy one, granted, but a relationship nonetheless.

This one works particularly well either with Film!Trillian in mind, or with the complete mangling that happened to her in Mostly Harmless.

If you’re in the mood for something dark, and that doesn’t much feel like a typical Guide adventure (which could also be said for the last two books), this is a good place to start.

Human Puppetry
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11th-Dec-2010 09:04 pm Acting Out, by Daegaer (G)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Pairing:Arthur/Ford (of the if you squint variety)
Length: 1600
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] daegaer
Author Website: their AO3 Profile
Why this must be read:

Oh, Ford. You all know how much I love him, and this is another example of why. It’s often referred to, both in canon and the fandom, that Ford spent his time on Earth pretending to be an out of work actor.

Daegaer shows us quite simply why he might not have actually been pretending at all, and that there may have genuinely been utterly failing to make it as an actor for perfectly understandable reasons.

Acting Out
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11th-Dec-2010 09:07 am Between a Waiter and a Hard Place by Enigel (G)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Pairing: Gen
Length: 1200
Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: their AO3 page
Why this must be read:

Between a Waiter and a Hard Place is a cute little look at Ford’s dining habits. Ford takes Arthur to a restaurant that makes a particularly good Jynan Tonix, only to learn that he can’t take Arthur anywhere.

Features a guest appearance by Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged.

Between a Waiter and a Hard Place
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9th-Dec-2010 05:06 pm It's Complicated by Minkhollow (T)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Pairing: Gen
Length: 1200
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] minkhollow
Author Website: their AO3 page
Why this must be read:

When I first started posting recs for you wonderful lot of people, I mentioned how there are occasionally fics posted that explore the topic of sexuality on a more Galactic scale.

This is exactly the sort of fic I was talking about. Ford is still sort of new to human interaction, and winds up making a bit of a faux pas in a pub. The result is a small collection of Guide entries and a wonderful bit of interaction between Ford, and what appears to be the first human he can actually have a conversation with.

It’s Complicated
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7th-Dec-2010 09:41 am Jack Harkness, the Infinitely Prolonged by Travels in Time (G)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; TORCHWOOD
Pairing:Gen
Length: 500
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] travels_in_time
Author Website: their AO3 page
Why this must be read:

One sort of story that works really well in this fandom, as we’ve briefly explored already, is the sort where the main characters simply don’t appear at all.

So, enter Wowbagger, the Infinitely Prolonged. He’s on a mission, and that mission eventually has him crossing paths with Jack Harkness (as is bound to happen when both parties can apparently live for freaking ever).

Jack Harkness, the Infinitely Prolonged
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6th-Dec-2010 08:13 am Childhood Dreams by Daegaer (G)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Pairing:Gen
Length: 1000
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] daegaer
Author Website: their AO3 page
Why this must be read:

I adore Ford Prefect. While Geoffrey McGivern will always be my Ford, any version of him will probably always be up there, fighting for the spot of Zed’s favourite character.

This lovely little piece has Ford, Arthur, and Martin Bloody Smith from Croydon talking about the rather painful topic of what they wanted to be when they grew up. While it’s a fairly boring and bland topic for the Earthmen, the homesick Betelgeusian has some fairly understandable difficulty handling it.

It’s a very touching little piece, and shows a rather softer side of Ford that doesn’t come out very often.

Childhood Dreams
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5th-Dec-2010 10:47 am Beverages by Tangles (PG-13)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Pairing: Ford/Arthur, if you really pay attention
Length: 1800
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] entangled_now
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] libraryofsol
Why this must be read:

Beverages is the rare sort of Arthur/Ford slashfic that I can really enjoy. Loaded with some quite wonderful Ford double-talk and even more wonderful Arthur brand of complete denseness, it takes a harmless conversation about coffee and turns it into something else entirely.

Meanwhile, Arthur completely misses the point.

Beverages
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4th-Dec-2010 06:59 am Does the Doctor Know where his Towel Is? by Astrogirl (G)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; DOCTOR WHO
Pairing: Gen
Length: 600
Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: their AO3 page
Why this must be read:

Many regard the Guideverse to be part of the extended Whoniverse WSOGMM (whole sort of general mishmash). This is not because the creator of the one wrote for the other (which he did), or even because both tend to lend themselves to crossovers very easily (which they do). This is because, while not necessarily to the extent of Torchwood, they are part of the same universe in a way. Not only can the Doctor be seen reading one of Oolon Colluphid’s books in one episode, but he even at one point claims to know Arthur Dent, calling him a ‘nice man.’

References to the Doctor show up in Guidefic almost as often as references to towels or Janx Spirit, but AstroGirl has taken it all one step further. Her simple Guide entry details this strange Doctor person, towels, sonic screwdrivers, and very confused hitchhikers, and why they all have something in common.

Does the Doctor Know where his Towel Is?
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3rd-Dec-2010 07:50 am Thanks for all the Love by Murderofonerose (PG)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Pairing: Arthur/Fenchurch (implied past Arthur/Ford)
Length: 1200
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] murderofonerose
Author Website: their FFN profile
Why this must be read:

Fenchurch was easily the love of Arthur’s life, yet despite this, she doesn’t show up in the fandom all that often. So, you can probably imagine my glee when a fic bearing her name in the summary pops up.

Takes place in the middle of So Long etc, just after Ford breaks into Arthur’s house and trashes it (seriously. These two are meant to be best friends).

The author has one of the best Ford voices I’ve come across, and has his insane Betelgeusian illogic down perfectly, which makes this otherwise rather sweet fic also quite hilarious.

Thanks for all the Love
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2nd-Dec-2010 09:11 am Three Arguments Against Suicide by Afrai (K+)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Pairing: Arthur/Ford if you squint
Length: 700
Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: their website, which has a fic index
Why this must be read:

I’m not really a fan of slash in this fandom for the simple reason that I just can’t see it happening. But every now and then, a fic comes along and plays with the ideas of sexuality on a larger scale than Earth as a whole can properly fathom.

In a way, this is one of those fics. Set sometime between the end of Life, et al and the beginning of So Long etc, it’s a brief little look at Arthur’s state of mind whilst on prehistoric Earth, and Ford’s efforts to keep him from doing something monumentally stupid.

Three Arguments Against Suicide
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1st-Dec-2010 07:18 pm H2G2 ABCs by Anakin McFly (K)
Fandom: HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Pairing: Gen
Length: 400
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] anivad
Author Website: FFN profile
Why this must be read:

This seems a really good place to start. It’s a cute little alphabet rhyme about the Guide, and probably makes a more succinct overview than the one I posted. Not much else to say about it, really.

H2G2 ABCs
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1st-Dec-2010 12:13 am Fandom Overview: the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Hullo. I’m Zed, and I’ll be driving the van for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy this month. Of course, leave it up to me to sign up for such a massively huge undertaking on the last day of November, before checking to see if anyone’s done a fandom overview for it yet. They haven’t, so now I guess that means I have to do it. Hold on to something, because it’s going to be a bit of a wild ride, and a bit long. I tried to trim it down, but somehow, that only made it longer.



Rather long. Long and image-heavy. But mostly long. )
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15th-Jun-2007 06:54 pm Doctor Who/Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (PG)
Title: Seeking Lethe by Kathryn Andersen
Pairing: None
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kerravonsen
Author Website: KatSpace
Why this must be read:

If you've ever wanted to read a fic about the Ninth Doctor getting drunk with Zaphod Beeblebrox then this is your chance. And if that's not a good enough reason to read it this fic also contains the single greatest description of the Time War ever written down.


The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say about Time Lords:

The Time Lords may or may not have existed. Legend has it that they were the first race to discover time travel. Instead of doing something exciting, like conquering the universe, they stayed on their home planet, wearing elaborate and uncomfortable fashions, and writing treatises about peace, stability and mathematics. They had a strict non-interference policy: they wouldn't interfere with other civilisations, unless, of course, they discovered time travel; whereupon the Time Lords would quietly ensure that it turned out that those others hadn't discovered time travel after all. They preferred an orderly universe, where one thing happened after another. They were a stuffy, solemn lot, apart from those few who left out of boredom, megalomaniac ambitions, or pursuing research that wasn't approved of by bothersome ethics committees.

So it continued for thousands of years, until another race discovered time travel, who couldn't be tricked, bribed or bluffed into giving up the discovery: the Daleks. This species was about as different from the Time Lords as you could get: they did want to conquer the universe, and exterminate all other life forms[1]. These irreconcilable differences resulted in the Last Great Time War, which raged across the universe, the future and the past, until both sides ended up annihilating each other so thoroughly that they had never existed.



Seeking Lethe
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7th-May-2006 10:05 pm HIGHLANDER/STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE/THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (NC-17)
Title: The Highlander's Guide to Hitchhiking in the Star Wars Universe: The Crossover Menace by Sleeps With Coyotes and Bunny
Pairing: Methos/Duncan, Qui-Gon Jinn/Obi-Wan Kenobi
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ciceqi
Author Website: Blood, Love & Rhetoric
Why this must be read:

I'm driving for Highlander this month. I signed up because a certain fic had not been rec'd, but before I get to it, I present to you all "The Highlander's Guide to Hitchhiking in the Star Wars Universe: The Crossover Menace". This is the funniest thing I've found in the Highlander fandom; I must have read it at least a dozen times, and I still bust a gut laughing. "What might happen if Methos decided to escape the Gathering altogether – by hitching a ride on the first starship that passed by. And took Duncan with him. And just happened to get picked up by a certain Jedi pair..."

The characters are OOC – part of the fun of this wild ride – the sex is fantastic and kinky, and it's by Sleeps With Coyotes and Bunny. What more do you need?

Excerpt )

The Highlander's Guide to Hitchhiking in the Star Wars Universe: The Crossover Menace
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15th-Oct-2003 10:30 pm Mostly Harmless, My Eema by feldman
Fandom: Farscape/Hitchhiker's Guide. Among others.
Pairing: none
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rubberneck
Author's website: her personal site looks like it hasn't been updated in awhile, but you can find all her stuff on Leviathan.
Why this must be read:
It's frelling hilarious, that's why.

So it turns out that most of the Farscape crossovers out there are either too outdated to be relevant, permanently unfinished works in progress, metatextual satire, or stylistic "crossovers" rather than fandom crossovers (ie, the characters of Farscape play the characters in some other well-known story.) The last two of which are good and well (and often very good) but not quite what I was looking for.

"Mostly Harmless" takes the infinite improbability generator from Hitchhiker's Guide and sets it loose in the Farscape universe. Wackiness, predictably enough, ensues. Like the author, it's short, it's sweet, it's twisted and disturbing! There is no bad here!

Mostly Harmless, My Eema by feldman

If you'll excuse me, I need to hide now.
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