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I brought Leo to the vet yesterday, and he gave him his usual shot (which he's been getting twice a week to help him fight the myco on his own, some kind of tarantula venom derived thing which apparently has inconclusive results in studies, but according to my vet is worth a try and Leo's held on for two months with it now after all) and in addition to that something to stimulate his appetite because Leo wasn't eating anymore, and an antibiotic they hadn't tried last time around with the antibiotics. I thought they went through all the antibiotic options two months ago when four different ones failed, but apparently there still was one that could be tried with injections.

Today he's been slightly better, not much, but he's been eating a little, and when I gave him something especially tasty he also showed enough interest that he grabbed it and went to eat in a corner away from his brother, so he wouldn't loose the treat. Also, while yesterday and the day before he hasn't come out of the cage at all, just now he's been out and taking a look around, and even climbing furniture. I think in part he showed interest because I had to tidy up and clean my place because the heating meters were read today, so he had to check things out.

Anyway, it still doesn't look great for him, and he has gotten pitifully thin, but he's not yet retreating into a hole, ready to give up and die either, as I had almost feared imminent last weekend. So I don't know, but I hope he'll be tenacious and fight a little while longer. His next vet appointment is Friday, and I'm crossing my fingers that the current slight upward trend in appetite and liveliness holds up, indicating that the current med cocktail is helping him.

In other news, I recced four pieces of DC fanart last month on [community profile] fanart_recs and will probably rec Star Wars this month, because that came second in the poll I did last month. Others have signed up to rec DC Comics, Harry Potter, Inception, Naruto, Odin Sphere, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, and Star Trek Reboot, which is an awesome increase in reccer numbers compared to last month. So even with the occasional drop out the comm ought to be busier this month than last.
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In February I recced DC fanart on [community profile] fanart_recs, unsurprisingly quite Batverse heavy. You can browse and hopefully enjoy all six of them under the DC tag there. In March I volunteered myself for Marvel fanart recs. Others are going to rec Inception, Merlin, SGA and Supernatural. BTW, if anyone else was interested to post some recs, it is not too late to sign up for March (or any other month), as you see it's not very crowded yet.

I probably ought to have promoted the comm more to rouse interest to counter the volunteer drop off (still should), but as you've seen from the dearth of posts in my journal, February wasn't great. (Nothing particularly bad happened or anything, just mentally it wasn't a good month, with me feeling mostly like an inert lump in hibernation.)
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In January I recced Tolkien fanart on [community profile] fanart_recs, both LOTR as well as Silmarillion. You can browse and hopefully enjoy all six of them under the Tolkien tag there. This month I volunteered myself for DC fanart recs, and just posted the first one, for a great Oracle portrait. Others are reccing Artemis Fowl, Bandom, Doctor Who, Hetalia, Harry Potter, Inception, Powerpuff Girls, Sherlock Holmes and Torchwood.
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Seven Moments, by Barrowjane. Gen. (ca. 1,300 words)
Sandman/Star Trek: Reboot
There's just something about other characters meeting the Endless that I really enjoy, and this example of the genre is no exception.

Down The Rabbit Hole, by Bluflamingo. Slash, Colby/Lorne, Colby/Daniel. (ca. 10,000 words)
Numb3rs/Stargate: Atlantis/Stargate: SG-1
I like how this handles the relationships, the complications that come with dating outside of your secret alien conspiracy, and the way the SGC happens to tangle with the FBI here works for me too.

People Who Repair Quantums, or Five Planets The Enterprise Never Visited, by Ignipes. Gen. (ca. 2,800 words)
Star Trek: Reboot/Alien/Discworld/Doctor Who/Dune/Star Wars
I really enjoyed the crossovers for which I was familiar with the sources, also, while I don't know Discworld, the bit where Spock reacts to the flat disc and giant turtle and so on in space was awesome.

Bright White Light, by lilacsigil. Gen. (ca. 35,000 words)
Supernatural/X-Files
This is set during the X-Files episode "Fallen Angel", which I barely remembered, but the story still worked for me. We get the events of the episode but seen from the perspective (and worldview) of young Sam and Dean. I thought it was really cool how one side believes it's all aliens, and the other it's all supernatural and I was wondering what was really going on. And I liked Sam and Dean adventuring.

Exiles, by nwhepcat. Gen, Oz, Sam. WIP
The premise here is that Sam runs into Oz during Mystery Spot. I found this via Cofax and am really enjoying it so far. The parts are all quite short, but it is updated very often.

a fucking space opera (or Six Characters Who Didn't Board the USS Enterprise), by Oxoniensis. Gen. (3,169 words)
Star Trek: Reboot/Harry Potter/Merlin/Stargate Atlantis/Supernatural/Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
In the best tradition of wacky crossovers, this was simply a lot of fun.
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DCU

Shards of Night, by Marcelo. Het, Lois/Clark. (ca. 830 words)
Clark in this story is more alien than in canon. The story is on the scary side, but I actually felt sorry for Clark, because he's still one of the good guys.

The Call, by Marcelo. Gen, Bruce Wayne. (ca. 450 words)
Another short, yet scary DC AU. The author describes it as "DC Comics meets Lovecraft" and I really like the creepy premise for Batman here.

Supernatural

Dromoscope, by Emily Brunson. Gen, Dean Winchester. WIP
It's a fusion with the novel "Jumper". I haven't read that, but still enjoyed the story so far. The premise is that Dean is able to teleport, and keeps this secret from his family.

The Heist, by Starrylizard. Gen.
This last one isn't a fic rec, but an AU vid. It is really fun though. Sam and Dean are bankrobbers.
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Stargate: Atlantis

See No Evil, by Greyias. Gen. (89,048 words)
In this AU events in the past happened differently so that there is no SGC (finding out what exactly changed is part of why the story is fun). John and Rodney meet while working for the same company, John as a testpilot and Rodney as a scientist. The plot here is fast paced and had me completely hooked.

Imago: The Tao of John, by Kristen999. Gen. (49,759 words)
John gets caught in the ascension machine in Rodney's place, and this version was fun to read and I liked how the superpowers were handled.

Circle of the Sun, by LadyAmarra. Slash and het, Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, John Sheppard/OFC. (ca. 42,300 words)
John ascends because of the Ancient machine in Tao of Rodney. The people with whom he ends up with when he eventually descends have been given an interesting background, and it was quite chilling to see John's loyalty brought to its final consequences here though I don't want to spoil the plot twists by being more specific.

The Fall of the House of Sheppard, by Martha. Slash, Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Rodney McKay/other. (40,150 words)
This horror AU, in which Rodney accompanies John to Earth during Outcast, was just somewhat creepy at first but also funny, and I was lulled into a false sense of security. Then the creepiness and violence got worse and worse, turning it into genuinely scary horror. A great story overall, that ties horror to the SGA SF elements neatly.

A Clear and Different Light, by Sholio and Naye. Slash, Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. (ca. 88,000 words)
I liked how fantasy and magic were mixed with the SGA mythology here, the plot had me hooked, and this version of Wraith was truly creepy as well.

Needs Salt, by Thetruebard. Gen. (ca. 2,650 words)
In this fusion the SGA team is put into the Avatar the Last Airbender universe in Aang's and his friends' place. This is a lot of fun and it has cute art by Pentapus.

Astonishing Persistence Of Memory: Past Time, by Tielan. Het, John Sheppard/Teyla Emmagan, John Sheppard/OFC. (66,779 words)
In this AU events in Common Ground happen a bit differently, which leads to an amnesiac!Sheppard. I enjoyed to gradually discover what happened and why John lost his memory as John rediscovers himself, and pieces things together as an outsider to his life but also familiar with it. I liked his relationship with the OFC and the UST with Teyla.

Where the Ways Divide, by Vain_Glorious. Gen, John Sheppard, Ronon Dex. (971 words)
This is very short, but has still an interesting scenario: It's a role reversal story in which Sheppard is a runner and found by Ronon and his Satedan squad.

Blue Colorado Skies, by X-parrot. Gen. (ca. 11,400 words)
This is a steampunk western AU. Rodney is an inventor, Sheppard the son of a ruthless railway robber baron, who's trying to get away from his family, which is just a cool scenario all around.


Supernatural

A Thin Chain of Next Moments, by batyatoon and dotfic. Het, Sam/Ava, Dean/OFC, John. (ca. 22,000 words)
In this AU Dean makes a deal with the Crossroads Demon to free John from hell, and gets the standard ten years contract. On the one hand this AU is quite sad, on the other we get to see Dean live for a decade.

Art Therapy, by CaffieneKitty. Gen, Dean. (ca. 1,200 words)
In this AU Dean was the only survivor of the fire. What gives this story a great twist is that it is written from various outsider POVs of report cards and therapy notes.

Appointed Verse, by Irnan. Het, John/Mary. WIP
A Mary-centric AU verse. Mary survives, and she and John become hunters together.

Pathways Verse, by Irnan. Het, John/Mary. (ca. 36,000 words)
This is another Mary-centric AU verse (though Sam and Dean appear too), that gives her an interesting supernatural background of reincarnation and connects her to Samuel Colt as well as Ruby.


Multifandom

Flowers in Your Hair (Four Characters Who were Never Hippies, and One Harsh Reality Check), by Kokiri. Gen. (ca. 2,600 words)
I don't know Legend of Zelda, but the HP, DC and Avatar parts were all great fun. Also worth looking at are the illustrations.
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Pass the Pork-Barrel Salt, by Gwendolyn Grace and Etakyma. Gen, Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Josh Lyman, Donna Moss, C.J. Cregg. (ca. 5,000 words)
Supernatural/The West Wing
Josh meets the Winchesters during a "Big Block of Cheese Day". This crossover is simply a lot of fun.

Begotten and Gingerbread, by Nilchance. Gen, Alec, Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Boby Singer. WIP
Dark Angel/Supernatural
I'm not actually sure whether this is a series or a WIP, but I find it intriguing so far, because in this crossover the timelines of DA and SPN don't seem to have been messed with to mesh them, but instead Alec somehow ended up in 2008, though neither he nor the Winchesters seem to know the how or why yet.

Travelled on his looks, by Petronelle. Gen, Fraser, Ray K., Dick Grayson, Tim Drake. (ca. 2,200 words)
DC Universe/Due South
I'm not much interested in crossdressing, but Fraser and Ray teaming up with the Batclan here was fun.

Untitled, by Tassosss. Gen, Teyla Emmagan, Aeryn Sun. (ca. 2,840 words)
Farscape/Stargate: Atlantis
Teyla and Aeryn team up for a jailbreak, which is simply a great scenario.

Woman Inflammable, by Vehemently. Gen, John Winchester, Sarah Connor. (ca. 4,660 words)
Supernatural/Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
I really enjoyed this insight into John at the beginning of his hunting life, and the outsider look at Sarah. And of course John would have the worst luck in that that he picks Sarah Connor & Co to run into early on.

where the grass is green and the girls are pretty (ca. 2,165 words) and its sequel oh, won't you please take me home (ca. 2,700 words), by Vorrothiel. Gen, Ash, John Connor.
Supernatural/Terminator
There's something about crossovers between Supernatural and Terminator that really appeals to me. The universes just go together like hazelnuts and chocolate, IMO. Anyway, this one has the unique premise that Ash used to know John Connor in high school.
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I updated my crossover recs page.

Old Country, by Astolat. Slash, Sam/Dean. (ca. 40,600 words)
Harry Potter/Supernatural
I don't read a lot of Wincest, but I think this crossover is a great read even if you prefer gen. It's a lot of fun, humor mixed into the angst and drama, and the merge of the Potterverse with SPN here works great, and I liked the take on goblins and their magic in particular.

Harvester of Eyes, by gwendolyngrace. Gen. (ca. 26,000 words)
Sandman/Supernatural
John Winchester hunts the Corinthian, meanwhile Sam and Dean get lost in the Dreaming. This crossover is a great blend of the two sources.

New Jersey Voodoo, by Rokeon. Gen. (ca. 1,020 words)
House/Stargate: Atlantis
This is short, but really funny. John has a relapse back towards Bug!John, starting with an at first innocuous rash and progressing from there, and House tries to diagnose.

Late Nite at the Sudzy Dudz, by Sarah Ellen. Gen. (ca. 3,500 words)
Supernatural/The X-Files
I have no idea how I could have missed reading this story for so long. This crossover is a lot of fun. I guess you could sum it up as "Mulder and Scully meet the Wincesters in a laundromat and talk about cattle mutilations." but the dialog is awesome and it made me laugh a lot, while still being plausible and in character within both series.

The Curious Incident of the Doc in the Night-time (part 2), by Taz. Gen. (ca. 2,920 words)
Highlander/House
House meets Methos in his morgue and is understandably curious. Snark ensues.
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DCU

Mobius Paths, by Marcelo. Gen. (ca. 300 words)
This is short, but with a very neat though somewhat creepy premise: What if Alfred Pennyworth was really J'onn?

Stargate: Atlantis

None Can Quite Extinguish, by Cate. Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. (ca. 45,300 words)
This is a look at how things might have gone if there had been more survivors of Sateda, who then stayed on the planet. It has great world-building, and the internal politics of Sateda and the Genii in this story are interesting.

Curiouser and Curiouser, by Gaia. Gen. (ca. 4,300 words)
I wished this AU had been longer to really explore this world, but even as a short story the premise is great. In a reversal of the show's setup the Pegasus galaxy sends an interplanetary expedition led by Teyla Emmagan to search for the lost world of Earth, where the Ancestors are said to have gone, only to find Earth overrun by the Ori. The expedition, with Genii and Satedan forces find remnants of the SGC and set out to help their resistance against the Ori. I would have liked getting an epic chronicling their adventures, and seeing the conflict of the Pegasus expedition's goal to find weapons against the Wraith and Asurans, with the Milky Way priority of fighting the Ori, but this time with the Pegasus cultures at an advantage, and this story is too short to mor than tease with that, but very intriguing with its shift nevertheless.

Cage for Gods, by Kat Reitz and Perryvic. Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Carson Beckett/Rodney McKay. (ca. 63,950 words)
In this AU Rodney has ascended in Tao of Rodney. I liked the story for its interesting view of the Ancients and ascension.

Raiders of the Seven Systems, by Martha Wilson. Gen. (ca. 9,150 words so far) WIP
It's a space pirate AU, with what seems so far like a very cool premise for the Pegasus cultures, and lots of action and suspense. I'm definitely hooked.

Good Guys Don't Always Wear White, by Nel. Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. (ca. 31,000 words)
This is a fusion with the first X-Men movie. I liked how the mutant powers were distributed among the SGA characters and their histories adapted (casting Michael as Magneto was especially awesome), and it was a good action adventure, that changed enough from the movie to keep the plot interesting too.
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AU recs

Stargate: Atlantis

Push and its sequel Pull, by [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot. Slash Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. (ca. 39,000 words and 27,000 words)
It's somewhat like a Harlequin romance story. Rodney, who works at the SGC, has an accident with Sheppard, who lives on the streets as result from his severe PTSD and dishonorable discharge, which circumstances are slowly revealed through the story. Then friendship and romance follow with a fair but not overwhelming amount of angst.

Unidentified, by [livejournal.com profile] the_drifter. Slash Rodney McKay/John Sheppard. (ca. 30,000 words)
Everybody recced this already, but it a really good present-day (no Stargate) amnesia AU, in which Rodney looses his memory suddenly without explanation, and we see him (re-)discovering and to some extent redefining himself and his relationships to friends and family through Sheppard's POV.

Harry Potter

The If Sieve, by Cathy ([livejournal.com profile] crawfords_lover). Slash, Harry/Draco. (ca. 36,000 words)
Draco goes through potential alternative universes with a pensieve-like device, exploring what would have happened if he (or Harry) made different decisions. It's a cool magical device and the scenarios are HP fandom staples, but handled in an original way, often with not quite the expected outcome.

X-Men Movieverse

Forgotten, by [livejournal.com profile] cyndrarae. Slash, Scott/Logan. (ca. 2,450 words)
In this AU Scott survives X3 but has amnesia, and Logan eventually finds him. Also it is hookerfic, so you get two fannish tropes in one, which in this case is definitely a good thing, since they go great together with Scott angst.




Crossover Recs

Untitled, by [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve. Gen, Aiden Ford, Ronon Dex, Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, and the Endless. (ca. 750 words)
Sandman/Stargate: SG-1/Stargate: Atlantis
It's a "Five Things" type story in which SGA and SG-1 characters meet the Endless, and while each vignette is short, they are also gorgeous.
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Untitled Highlander AU/Andromeda, by [livejournal.com profile] basingstoke. Het and slash (though there's no romantic focus, so it feels quite gen), Richie/Amanda, Duncan/Methos. (ca. 2,900 words)
Andromeda/Highlander
These are more glimpses at a universe than a fully realized story, but the setup is just very cool.

Necessary Changes, by [livejournal.com profile] devilc. Slash, Jason Street/Scott Summers, also Logan/Jean and some other pairings, both het and slash are implied. (ca. 24,000 words)
Friday Night Lights/X-Men
Jason discovers he's a mutant on top of everything else and is invited to attend the Xavier Institute. I'm really liking Jason here so far, and also his friendship with Tim, and of course I always have a soft spot for stories with Scott.
(It's still being posted, one part a day it seems, but the author's notes indicated it's finished and the total length, so in two days or so it should be completely posted.)

Days Like This, by [livejournal.com profile] killabeez. Gen, Angel, Dean Winchester. (ca. 9,200 words)
Angel/Supernatural
Dean and Angel meet on a hunt, and fight a gross, tentacled monster, but really the best thing in this story is the banter and the many great lines.

Untitled SGA/SPN snippets, by [livejournal.com profile] kitsune_tsuki WIP
So far more an enticing glimpse at a backstory and an opening snippet than a single story, but I thought the premise that Sheppard grew up as a hunter like Sam and Dean, and now encounters creepy supernatural stuff in Pegasus was cool.

To Conquer Fear, by [livejournal.com profile] marag. Gen, Gil Grissom, Batman and their teams. (ca. 2,800 words)
CSI/DCU
They work together to catch the Scarecrow in Las Vegas. The story is told mostly in emails and more on the fun than on the angst side of things.

Hailing From Parts Unknown, by [livejournal.com profile] sister_wolf. Slash, Logan (Wolverine)/Alec (X5-494). (ca. 3,500 words)
X-Men Movieverse/Dark Angel
Alec and Logan and cage fights. Why wouldn't you read this?

Office Hours (ca. 10,000 words) and the sequel The Wisdom to Know the Difference (ca. 30,000 words), by [livejournal.com profile] tartanshell. Gen, Peter Parker, Hank McCoy, Matt Murdock, and Scott Summers.
Spider-Man/X-Men/Daredevil
Peter meets Hank (at first not yet blue) as one of his biochemistry professors in college. This is just an awesome and very entertaining crossover, that has a great blend of humor and angst.

Floodlights on the Highway, by [livejournal.com profile] thassalia. Gen, Dean, Cam, Vala.
Stargate: SG-1/Supernatural
How could you not enjoy Cam and Vala meeting Dean at a car show?

Riggins & Winchester, by [livejournal.com profile] thisisbone. Slash, Tim Riggins/Dean Winchester, also Billy Riggins, Sam Winchester. (ca. 4,800 words)
Friday Night Lights/Supernatural
The Winchesters are passing through Dillon. This gives a great look at the characters, also of course it's hot.
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I updated my AU recs page with the following recs:

Stargate: Atlantis

All You Can Be, by [livejournal.com profile] beingothrwrldly. Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. (ca. 4,350 words)
Rodney is a music teacher, John was a pilot and gets recalled for war.

The Convenient Husband (part 2 is here), by [livejournal.com profile] brighidestone. Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. (ca. 12,400 words)
It's another response to the Harlequin challenge. John has to marry to inherit his share of his family's aerospace company, and his childhood friend Rodney seems the most convenient choice.

Atlantis Wasn't Built in a Day, by [livejournal.com profile] eleveninches. Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. (ca. 3,600 words)
What if they hadn't found a way to save Atlantis from the hurricane during The Storm? This scenario could have been played very angsty, but this story goes for a more lighthearted look at the expedition having to cope with wilderness survival.

Dead Like Them, by [livejournal.com profile] forcryinoutloud and Layton Colt ([livejournal.com profile] nixa_jane). Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. WIP
It's a fusion with the series Dead Like Me. John, Rodney, Ronon, Jack and Daniel are grim reapers.

Separation Anxiety, by [livejournal.com profile] fydyan. Gen, John Sheppard. (ca. 1,000 words)
This short vignette explores why John might have decided not to join the expedition.

Strangerverse, by Jenn ([livejournal.com profile] seperis). Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. The individual stories are finished, but the universe is still a WIP.
It's a quantum mirror story in which a Rodney from an alternate reality ends up in the canon universe, albeit at a point in the future after canon!Rodney has died. It is really interesting to see the familiar universe through the eyes of the other Rodney, and to slowly piece together all the ways how that universe, in which John was a mathematician and working as a scientist for the SGC, is different from the familiar one.

String Theory, A Concerto for Violin in D Minor, by [livejournal.com profile] toft_froggy. Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. (ca. 11,700 words)
Rodney is a composer/conductor, John plays the violin, other characters have minor appearances as musicians too. I'm completely clueless about music, but still this one drew me in and even made their music and performance meaningful for me.

X, by [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone. Gen. (ca. 3,700 words)
It's a fusion with the X-Men (movie) universe. The members of the Atlantis team are all mutants.

Supernatural

No, Make Something Up, by [livejournal.com profile] trollprincess. Het, Sam/Jess. (ca. 3,750 words)
What if Sam had come clear with Jessica about his family while he was at Stanford?

Also, [livejournal.com profile] ficbyzee posted Take The Black Off A Crow, a sequel to the AU story The Compass That You Gave Me, which I had previously recced. In this universe Kon has been taken in by Dick after he escaped Cadmus Labs.
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I updated my AU recs page with the following recs:

DCU

The Compass That You Gave Me, by Zee ([livejournal.com profile] ficbyzee). Gen, Dick, Kon. (ca. 19,000 words)
What if Dick had found Superboy after he escaped from Cadmus Labs and taken him in?

Stargate: Atlantis

A Farm in Iowa and its sequel And Then There Was Finn, by Cate ([livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon). Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. (ca. 12,000 and 8,000 words)
The idea to have John leave the military after some time in Antarctica, but before meeting O'Neill, just to move to a farm in Iowa he inherited from his grandfather may seem a bit odd, but in this case it really works. Since it's a slash story Rodney's car breaks down near John's farm, and a friendship starts to develop. This story is a delightful slowly building romance, fun to read, and has a great atmosphere with lots of vivid little details.

As Lost As You Get, by [livejournal.com profile] lilysaid. Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. (ca. 10,000 words)
This is an Epiphany AU. It is not a radical AU, but expands the episode so that after Rodney and the others arrive to rescue Sheppard not all villagers ascend promptly and the Atlantis team can't escape right away, but remains trapped for a while as well. That way the story gives us a look at how Sheppard has changed and at Ascension in general from Rodney's POV.

In the Zone, by [livejournal.com profile] littera_abactor. Gen, John Sheppard (though there's slash and het implied, Ronon Dex/Teyla Emmagan, John Sheppard/Ronon Dex and John Sheppard/Teyla Emmagan). (ca. 2,000 words)
It's a fusion with the concept of The Dead Zone. Here John Sheppard has been in a coma for seven years and now experiences psychic episodes when he touches people.

The Dark Side, by shalott ([livejournal.com profile] astolat). Slash, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. (ca. 7,450 words).
This is a fusion with Star Wars. Rodney is a Jedi, John a Sith, though both are a bit unconventional. This story has lot of great funny moments, and it's surprisingly non-angsty for a Jedi/Sith pairing, yet their respective backstories that we find out over the course of the story still make a lot of sense.
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Apparently I'm in a spammy mood today, sorry about that, I don't usually inflict three posts in such a short time.

But while going through my bookmarks for the next AU recs update, I thought that maybe non-AU recs also might be of interest. And since crossovers delight me almost as much as AUs I decided to point out a couple of crossovers I've read and liked over the last few months.

Five Superheroes Dean Winchester Never Slept With, by [livejournal.com profile] derryderrydown. Slash and het, Dean Winchester/Roy Harper, Dean Winchester/Stephanie Brown, Dean Winchester/Grace Choi, Dean Winchester/Dick Grayson, Dean Winchester/Jason Todd. (ca. 3,250 words)
DCU/Supernatural
The title really says it all. Dean just fits so very well into the DCU. The idea behind the Dean/Steph snippet is especially cool, but Dick and Dean bonding over their scars and Dean working with Roy were also great.

Stopping for Pancakes and its sequel Looking for Salt, by [livejournal.com profile] dotfic. Gen, Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Dana Scully, Fox Mulder. (ca. 950 and 5,800 words)
Supernatural/The X-Files
If you're interested at all in Supernatural you probably have already read those two. Anyway, it's great to have Mulder and Scully interact with the Winchesters. The first takes place pre-series when Sam and Dean are still kids and Mulder and Scully are still working for the FBI, and in the second they run across each other again years later, some time during the first SPN season, and are fighting zombies together. I mean, zombies, how could you resist that? *g*

Once Upon a Time in the West, by [livejournal.com profile] marinarusalka. Het, John Winchester/Sarah Connor. (ca. 7,660 words)
Supernatural/Terminator
John and Sarah meet while buying weapons and ammunition. This makes for an awesome and very fitting pairing (not to mention hot), also Sam and Dean have some hilarious lines. As usual with [livejournal.com profile] marinarusalka's SPN fic the view we get of the Winchesters' pre-series family life is great, even if this is John-centric and not focused on the brothers.

Stray Cat Blues, by [livejournal.com profile] monkeycrackmary. Gen, Faith, Sam, Dean, and John Winchester. (ca. 3,500 words)
Supernatural/Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This takes place pre-series for Supernatural. The Winchesters run into Faith while on the road.

Rollin', by [livejournal.com profile] tzi and [livejournal.com profile] zaganthi. Slash, Rodney McKay/Dean Winchester. (8,256 words)
Supernatural/Stargate Atlantis
This isn't a pairing or crossover that would have occurred to me, but strangely it works.

White Rabbit, by [livejournal.com profile] valderys. Gen, John Sheppard, Grant Jansky (the author labelled it as being "pre-slash if you squint" for a bunch of pairings, but I read it as gen). (8,866 words)
Traders/Stargate Atlantis
This was done for the [livejournal.com profile] reel_sga challenge and adapts the movie Harvey. After an Ancient technology mishap John finds himself back on earth and in the past, and only Grant Jansky can see him. Donald's, Jack's and Adam's reactions to Grant seeing an invisible Air Force Colonel are great, it is a lot of fun to read.
ratcreature: RatCreature smokes Crack (crack)
I updated my AU recs page. I'm still not through my pile of bookmarks, but I thought 25 new recs (3 for Batman Comics, 3 Harry Potter, 12 Stargate: Atlantis, 2 Star Wars, and 5 Supernatural) was a good place to stop for now.

Also I've been wondering whether my recs page is becoming too large and unwieldy with recs for all fandoms on the same page. What do you think, should I split it into sections or leave it as it is?
ratcreature: Procrastination is a Lifestyle. RatCreature in a hammock doing nothing. (procrastination)
I finally managed to update my AU recs page.

The ultra short version of the new recs:
Fearful Symmetry, by [livejournal.com profile] kerithwyn. (Batman Comics)
Imperfections Series, by Dasha. (Sentinel)
Nahual, by Peregrine. (Sentinel)
Language of Love, by [livejournal.com profile] garryowen. (Smallville)
and four X-Men stories written for [livejournal.com profile] minisinoo's Powerswap Challenge:
Broken Home, by [livejournal.com profile] alara_r.
Down the Rabbit Hole, by [livejournal.com profile] marag.
Opposites Attract, by [livejournal.com profile] penknife.
Secret Weapons, by [livejournal.com profile] andrastewhite.

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