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Some good crossovers I've read recently...

1967 Plymouth GTX Convertible, Black., by [livejournal.com profile] basingstoke. Slash, Dean/Gunn, Angel, Sam. (ca. 2,100 words)
This one is just a lot of fun. They first meet over anti-zombie supplies, there's banter, Sam and Angel are playing euchre... also Dean/Gunn!

Charm City by [livejournal.com profile] hth_the_first. Slash, Sam/Tim. (ca. 7,630 words)
Homicide: Life on the Streets/Supernatural
I've only watched Homicide sporadically, but the relationships here between Sam and Dean as well as Tim and Sam really pulled me in.

Today's Tom Sawyer (1/2) and (2/2), by [livejournal.com profile] ladyjanelly. Gen, Sam and Ben. (ca. 5,000 words)
Dark Angel/Supernatural
In 2009 Sam runs across Ben, just after the X5 children escaped from Manticore.

The People You Meet, by [livejournal.com profile] mandysbitch. Slash, Chris Keller/Rodney McKay. (ca. 8,300 words)
Oz/Stargate Atlantis
I rarely read crossovers when I just know one of the sources, but I followed a rec somewhere, and the story pulled me in. I have never actually watched any episode of Oz (so I can't judge Keller's characterization), but I think it is pre-series for Oz as well as for SGA. Anyway, it starts when Rodney gets robbed by Keller, and things get more complicated from there at a fast pace.

Case X-1743: Unresolved. by [livejournal.com profile] minisinoo. Het, Mulder/Scully, Jean/Scott. (ca. 24,500 words)
The X-Files/X-Men Movieverse
While still working on the X-Files Mulder and Scully investigate the incident at Scott's high school when his powers first manifested. Years later Mulder notices Scott during Jean's tv appearance and they meet again. The plot is mostly just about getting the characters together, but I really liked how the universes meshed here.

Untitled SGA/Traders series, by Sealie ([livejournal.com profile] jimandblair). Gen, John, Rodney, Carson, Grant.
Stargate Atlantis/Traders
This one is still a WIP, but so far I'm really enjoying it. It's a good take on the "Rodney and Grant are related" premise.

The Monster in the Closet, by Shaye ([livejournal.com profile] fourteenlines). Het, Rodney/Kaylee. (ca. 3,200 words)
Firefly/Stargate Atlantis
Rodney and Kaylee meet as prisoners of the Reavers, so it is rather dark.

Don't Mention the Wookies by [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon. Slash, McKay/Sheppard. (ca 1,400 words)
Stargate Atlantis/Star Wars
I waffled a bit whether this really counts as a real crossover, but I found its slightly wacky premise cute and funny, and it is definitely crossover-ish, so I included it in this rec set anyway.
ratcreature: RatCreature smokes Crack (crack)
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)
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)
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: Guh. (guh.)
I now really want some Niko/Chris fanfic. I think this is the first time I've seen main characters (or any tv characters really) have a relationship with D/s elements without it being made some kind of kinky subplot (like CSI tends to do in its "look at this freaky sex fetish" episodes). I can't be the only one who finds it really hot how Niko cuts Chris off, makes him take the stairs or fetch coffee for her, not to mention that he talks about torture devices and being sore after they got together. Is anyone writing that pairing?
ratcreature: RatCreature is scared: Meeep! (meeep!)
And wow, Grant on medication is scary. o.O
ratcreature: RatCreature watches tv. (tv)
Not that I needed another tv series, but recently I started watching Traders eps. Initially it was because I've seen a bunch of SGA/Traders x-overs centered on David Hewlett's Traders character Grant Jansky, and I dislike reading crossovers without having seen at least a little bit of all characters so that I can imagine them. So I figured I'd watch an episode or two. (Yeah, we all know how well something like that tends to work out. *g*)

I didn't expect to like it much because I'm not a huge David Hewlett fan (I mean, I like his acting and characters well enough, I'm just in general not obsessed with actors, nor watch series just because an actor I like is in them), and I don't find investment banking interesting either. But it turned out that the series is really cool and I like many of the characters, not just Grant. I mean for example Donald is adorable, and Marty is kind of a jerk, but really fun too. Anyway, by now I've watched up to the middle of season three, and watched that episode in which Sally's ex-girlfriend shows up.

Obviously I find it cool that they revealed a major character as bisexual in a subplot, and handled it in a decent way too, IMO, but that ep made me wonder whether it is somehow easier to have lesbian/bisexual women appear as regular tv characters than gay/bisexual men (in not "specialized" programs, I don't mean things like QAF or L-Word and such, nor minor characters that are just there for one or two episodes for some coming out story or whatever).

That is, I remember a bunch of lesbian major or recurring characters on shows I watched, but fewer gay ones. Like there's Kerry Weaver on ER, Susan Ivanova and Talia Winters on Babylon 5, Willow, Tara and Kennedy on Buffy, Original Cindy on Dark Angel, Sharon on Wonderfalls, Marissa on The O.C. and I've heard there's a major lesbian character on Nip/Tuck and a bisexual one on One Tree Hill (I haven't watched either of the last two). OTOH I recall Tim Bayliss on Homicide being bisexual, that gay kid on Dawson's Creek (I never watched more than two episodes, so I can't recall his name), and I have heard that Six Feet Under has gay couple among the major characters as has that prison series Oz, though I watch neither.

So did I just forget a bunch of gay characters from my shows or are they all in the other many shows I've never watched? (and in a greater number than the queer women in shows I don't watch?) Or are lesbians for some strange reason more palatable than gays on tv?

And not that it has much to do with anything, but I really really wish the drunk football fans would shut up already, and stop singing, shouting and honking. It's been hours already, and this is a residential neighborhood. Argh.

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