August 1st, 2012

Gargoyles - Elisa (trading card)
  • kaylle

Lots of crossovers (X-Files, Matrix, Gargoyles, Beauty and the Beast, Lois and Clark)

These are all crossovers between two or more fandoms. I decided to just group them into one post instead of breaking them down, especially since they have a lot of fandoms in common.

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I think that's the official end of my special-reccing month. Thanks for having me! It was really fun :) I have a few more stories I would like to recommend over the next few weeks, I just ran out of time.

P.S. Mods, I don't think there's a tag for The Matrix or Trinity/Neo.
Red shoes

Two Riddick/Jack recs!

Fandom Category: Pitch Black
Pairing: Riddick/Jack
Fic Title: No Rest
Author: Laylah
Rating/Warning(s): Explicict, Underage
Genre: First Time
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: As a fan of these movies it has been difficult to find fics featuring this pairing. This one manages to be both dark and well written without sacrificing the characterizations. And best of all it is completely believable. If you like this pairing at all I urge you to go take a look.

Fandom Category: Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Pairing: Riddick, Jack
Fic Title: Bite
Author: Ratatosk
Rating/Warning(s): Teen, mild violence, attempted sexual assault
Genre: Gen (with hints of Riddick/Jack)
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: While this author has an impressive body of Riddick/Jack fanfic, most of them have chapters well into the double digits. I liked this one-shot so much because it shows us some interaction between Riddick and Jack before they parted ways. The dialogue is spot on and the interactions between the characters is the perfect set-up for what we see happen in the second movie. (And if you liked this you might want to give one of the author's longer fics a try.)

8 The Dark Knight Rises Recs, Selina Kyle/Bruce Wayne aka Catwoman/Her Batman

Posting because the movie had me jumping for joy and this pairing won me over at the age of seven, so of course I'm gonna spread the love. ;)

Fandom Category: The Dark Knight Rises
Pairing: Selina Kyle/Bruce Wayne
Fic Title: Spectrum: A Catwoman Continuation  
Author: thatcraftykid 
Link: Spectrum
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Post-movie, Drama
WIP?: Yes (so that means there's more to look forward to ;)

Why This Must Be Read: Where to begin with this fic? First off, the language of it is just gorgeous, ranging from lyrical and poetic to raw and real - but whatever the tone, it's absolutely lovely. The symbolism of it is also beautiful, making good use of the now-iconic necklace as well as weaving in A Tale of Two Cities seamlessly into the narrative - the literary nerd in me squealed, and got the urge to go and reread the book, because, really? Did it really fit Bruce and Selina's story that well? This fic takes Dickens's words and puts them into the mouths of TDKR's characters, and it isn't out of place at all.

But what I really, really, really love about this story, and consequently, why you MUST read it, is Selina's characterization. It captures her so well, better than any other I've read (with the possible exception of Adaptation (now also at AO3), which irony_rocks already gave a glowing reference for - go read that, too!!!). This fic delves into her mind and heart, and shines a little light into the shadows in them. It captures all facets of her: bold and passionate,  rash and reckless, flirtatious and coy, despairing and angry, hopeful and caring. It makes her real.

Plus, there's this awesome kick-ass scene where she says farewell to Jim Gordon and Gotham PD that had me rolling around the floor laughing, followed by the most beautiful moment with Alfred that had me reaching for tissues. Seriously. And that's just chapter one. Chapter two had an intriguing and insightful look at what it was like for Selina, growing up in a Gotham "after the Waynes were shot," watching their son and thinking that "his face was what special looked like. She thought that special was something she could mimic." I'm quoting directly here. And if that doesn't convince you to go read it, hopefully the excerpt will:

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