snickfic: (River)
Because clearly my entire reason for watching Firefly was so I could write River into weird crossovers, here's one more. Someone over at [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking wanted River/Lucas, and even though I can't ship them seriously of course I had to write something, because: River and seaQuest!

Upstaged )
snickfic: (River)
Title: The Very Small Girl and the Monster
Words / rating: 2100 words / PG
Fandom: Firefly/BtVS crossover
Characters: River, Spike (w/background Spuffy)
Spoilers: For all of both shows

This is another Christmas/birthday fic, because it's [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42's birthday tomorrow! Happy birthday! The reason it's way longer than most of the giftfics is because I had the idea at least six months ago and it's been sitting around half-written ever since. If the reader is so inclined, it can be considered a sequel-in-spirit to my drabble Auld Lang Syne. (Lauren, do you remember that conversation?)

There are lots of things River still doesn’t tell Simon. )

FIC: Lift

Jan. 1st, 2010 02:23 pm
snickfic: (Firefly)
Yuletide reveal! Yay! I wrote two fics... sort of. Both were for fellow Buffyite [livejournal.com profile] wisdomeagle.

One is Three Christmases with Miss Honey, which is basically what you'd expect - Christmassy fluff with Matilda and Miss Honey and bonus stealth crossover elements. I wrote it by mashing together at least four of Ari's prompts: Christmas, Matilda's powers coming back, the crossover element (which I couldn't do proper justice to because I just don't know the canon well enough, alas), and Matilda coming home from time with other extraordinary children to find Miss Honey still likes her best anyway. It's not as substantive a fic as I wanted, but the recipient liked it, and anyway I tried to make it up to her with the other fic...

...which turned out to be the totally cracky Matilda/Firefly crossover you see below. Deep in Matilda discussion over at Ari's LJ, she commented that the very first character she could think of that was in some way analogous to Matilda was, well, River.

This fic was actually much easier than the other. It came first and feels more like a whole story to me. It does not, however, have nearly so much Matilda as perhaps was meant, with the result that I didn't feel it was really quite right for Yuletide. Too much Firefly influence. So, here 'tis instead.

Finally, I just have to say: two Yuletides, two years of writing not just bookfandoms (which I find much more difficult than the TV/movie kind), but British children's fantasy bookfandoms. Two years in which I stressed and strained and freaked out and worried that my fic was just not nearly good enough. But you know what?

I can't wait to do it again next year.

Title: Lift
Fandom: Firefly / Matilda (by Roald Dahl) crossover
Characters: River, Matilda
Word Count: ~1800 words
Rating: G
Spoilers: Through the BDM and all of Matilda

Disclaimer: None of these characters are belong to me. They are belong to Whedon, the Roald Dahl estate, and other esteemed folks.

Beta'd by the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42.

Dreams are the forebrain's interpretation of random signals from the hindbrain. )
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The Lilac City, by [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat
Spoilers for all of BtvS
Well written, plotty, novel-length fic about Xander's slow healing process five years post-"Chosen." The narrative voice is sure-handed with no fluff, and the character interactions and voices are spot-on. Plus, Faith! I love the regional detail - it's set near my childhood stomping grounds, and it fills me with all kind of squee to think of Xander Harris wandering through them.

Shadow Though It Be, by [livejournal.com profile] penwiper26
Spoilers for all of BtvS
30-chapter fic in which a young itinerant ex-academic from our universe stumbles into season 5 of Buffy. The author calls her a Mary Sue character, but if more Mary Sues were so articulate, so witty, and so humanly flawed there'd be far fewer objections to them. Everyone else is wonderfully written, too - I think this author has ruined me for flat Giles depictions. Plus, fun meta and lots of literary humor!

She's written plenty more in the same universe here as well as some neat standalone pieces such as "Shoe Money Tonight", in which the core four play some poker post-"Chosen."

"All Wrong", by Herself
AU post-"Smashed"; NC-17
I said I didn't read smut, but if I were to admit to reading it, this is what I'd point to (although I'd also, if pressed, admit to skipping the smutty parts). "All Wrong" is the first piece in an ongoing story over several hundred thousand words and thirty years. Beautifully written, this is for you if you have any hope at all for Buffy/soulless-Spike.

"The Valorous Vampire: An Examination of Souled Vampires, Fatal Attraction to the Slayer, and Roles in the Fight of Good vs. Evil, By Lydia M. Sothesby," by Gwyneth Rhys
Spoilers through early S7
The Watcher who wrote her dissertation on William the Bloody has written another paper. This is half a fannish summation of the whole vampires-and-souls issue, half the squeeing of an academic with perhaps a more than professional interest in her subject.

"'Ships that Pass into Type", by HonorH
No spoilers
The Buffy crew reads fanfic. Yay, meta!

"In The Same Boat, by Mad Poetess
No spoilers; Firefly crossover.
After Spike's rescued by Serenity as salvage, of course it's River who's not afraid of him. Great voices all around, and sort of sweet.

"THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE CRACKING MOSH TOAD (fragor beelzebufo), by A.C.E. Jenkins" (yes, really) by [livejournal.com profile] lordshiva
Crossover with Dr. Who (10th Doctor), spoilers through the end of the second season; spoilers for Buffy through late season 6.
As described by the author: "Anya has a business plan. The Doctor executes a hostile takeover." Perfect, yes, perfect voices. Bittersweet yet funny, as it should be.

"Splinter", by Yahtzee and Rheanna
Angel fic with spoilers through the end of season 2.
On their way back from Pylea, Team Angel hits a snag. A more pitiable and nuanced exploration of the "Angel goes bad" idea than was ever explored in the show.

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