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12 February 2014 @ 02:01 am
'Primitive Side' by jedibuttercup, T, Buffy/Riddick  
Special Rec #: 10
Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Chronicles of Riddick
Pairing: Buffy Summers/Richard B Riddick
Fic Title: Primitive Side
Author: jedibuttercup
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/1499
Rating/Warning(s): T, show level violence
Genre: ficlets, crossover, AU
WIP?: technically yes; series of connected ficlets

Why This Must Be Read: I've found that both Buffy and Riddick are two characters that lend themselves to crossovers with ease. Fans of both fandoms will love this meshing and just how *well* they fit together.

The premise is that Riddick comes across a 21st century space vessel containing the cryofrozen body of Buffy Summers. They bond over violence, their primitive natures and their mutual feelings of loss and desire.

It works because of how selective jedibuttercup is in her word choice; in such few words she builds a full believable world and it's fascinating to see Buffy through Riddick's eyes, and vice versa. It's visceral and dark and the way jedi conveys the title of the series, the primitive side, their violence and darkness, how death is their gift. goosepimples like a pimply goose I say!