sinesofinsanity: For use in times of sonic thoughts (Thinking Doctor)
The problem with crossover fanfic is that far too often the justification for having the characters in the same place at the same time is a heavily stretched AU, a plot hole ridden alternate timeline (very difficult to do non-kitchy), or significant suspension of disbelief on the part of the reader (ok so Mulder and Scully were investigating a strange case in Colorado Springs, but the FBI knows nothing about what the Air Force is up to, but they manage to sneak in anyway...). There are certain character meetings that make sense, but the simplest and least frustrating thing is often to just shrug off the justification and say "It could happen", although that can sometimes be frustrating too (so 5 Hogwarts students find themselves in Rivendell...).
That basically sums up what's so uniquely awesome about Doctor Who crossover fic. The Doctor has a TARDIS. He can (and does) go ANYWHERE. Just For Fun. (I want one)

by Rebecca Hb
Doctor Who X Avatar: The Last Airbender
Master Pakku, before he was a stuck up old man and was just a stuck up teenager, meets the Doctor and a Monster in the middle of a desolate stretch of ice. The monster is actually quite terrifying as for the first half of the story it's completely unclear exactly what this thing is and what it can do, other than the fact that at least two families have been masticated. Pakku is cold and self important, and the Doctor bounces around trying to explain water-bending with physics and telekinesis. It's everything a good Who episode is. Evil, laughter, and an awful lot of running.

Dreams and Nightmares
by Anon
Doctor Who X Harry Potter
Ten and Donna meet the Marauders as they are creating the famous map. Both groups are completely surprised and confused by the others. The story focuses mostly on Remus as the thoughtful observer, which fits rather well as the story takes a nearly philosophical turn while the Doctor mad gabs about and Donna rolls her eyes at him.

The Battersea Home for Lost Robots
by misswinterhill
Doctor Who X XKCD
Specifically this XKCD comic, which nearly made me cry. Seriously, Humans kind of suck. But this makes up for it. Times a million. It's short and sweet, but full of awesome.

From a World More Full of Weeping
by Azar
Doctor Who X Chronicles of Narnia
Susan is one of those characters who I've looked back on with a completely different conclusion now I've "grown up" a bit. Seriuosly, her entire family dies and what I, and many other fans, came up with was "All she cares about now are boys and make-up? We don't want her in Narnia anymore". Almost to make it up to her, I've developed a special love of stories that Solve The Susan Problem. This is one of my favourites.

I Make the Glare for Lightbulbs
by Voleuse
Doctor Who X Stargate:SG1
"Yes, where would we be without them?" "In the dark."
I like to imagine this as either the ninth doctor, or the fifth, shortly after regeneration. He meets Daniel Jackson in the University of Chicago Library. Both are trying to figure out who they are and what they're doing. The Doctor seems to find his way helping out Daniel, who takes this eccentric man who no longer fits his scarf with the easy stride that Daniel will later use with his adventures through the Stargate.

The Holes in the Ground by mercurial_wit
Doctor Who X Stargate Atlantis
The Doctor and Rodney McKay meet in slightly the wrong order. It's explained away by the fact that spacetime is "bendy", which Rodney finds offensive on spacetime's behalf. In the middle we see last minute rescues (by the Doctor or McKay? depends on who you ask), robot bartenders, and a reasonable dose of the prime-notprime game. When it comes full circle, spacetime is revealed to be quite bendy indeed, or funny if you get the Euclid reference.

The Man With No Name by frostfyre
Doctor Who X Firefly
Pretty long, but worth it. Desperate to find something that will help him forgive himself, or at least forget the events of Doomsday, the Doctor ends up on Persophone and hitches a ride with the Firefly crew after learning the problems of wearing a brown coat in an Alliance friendly bar. Meanwhile, Badger hires Mal to steal an alien a crime lord/honestly wealthy businessman has claimed to have discovered. Naturally, not all is as it seems, although on a second read though River's words make more sense. (Edit in bold: in my defense, it was after midnight and I'd been up since 6:30)

Portally Yours by jinxed_wood
Doctor Who X Dresden Files
Murphy meets the Doctor (who is attempting to fix an interdimensional portal in a Chicago back alley) and calls in Harry to double check that the strange British man isn't something supernaturally nasty. The characterizations in this one are pretty much dead on, which makes it even more awesome than even the concept of DresdenXWho (which is pretty sweet just on it's own) can do.

sinesofinsanity: For use in times of confusion (The Truth)
- ... but you knew that was going to happen.
- Of course I did!
- but, then why -
- If it makes me happy, it makes me happy. It doesn't matter if it makes sense!

And on that note:

The One Ring to Rule them ALL
Legendary Frog
Kind of old, but is truly the one parody TO RULE THEM ALL, and makes me giggle every time I see it. Is also the only parody I've ever seen that has a special edition version. This is it. The original is only slightly less funny.

And Just Whose Wedding Is This?
A wonderful, hobbity story, in which a disgruntled groom is annoyed by his future in-laws. Although he tries to maintain his dignity as a knight of Gondor, he is still a young hobbit of the Shire and has much to learn about the ways of hobbit-lasses with regards to wedding plans.

A Matter of Record
A meeting between the king of Gondor and the leaders of the Shire (Mayor, Master, and Thain), set many years after the events of the War of the Ring. This one makes me happy for it’s pure hobbittude.

A Moment of Reflection
Lord Elrond has an encounter with a young Took and a very large book, causing him to perhaps re-evaluate his decision sending the younger hobbits with the Fellowship. I’m not sure exactly when this fic is set, but I’m not sure it really matters.

A Lesson on Hobbits
One for every non-hobbit member of the fellowship. Yes, even Gandalf has something to learn about the small people he has been learning about for the past hundred years or so. Despite (as he says) knowing more about their history than they do themselves. The one with Boromir is charming and blends book and movie-verses quite nicely. Many of the rest paint the hobbits as being more childish than is generally expected, but it leaves you with the idea that they're sensible and mature when they have to be. After all, to be so always would be boring!

And for those of you more appreciative of Sci-fi:

The Atlantis Local Stitch'n'Bitch Chapter
Question, does this really need a description? Contains John/Rodney, a fair amount of Atlantis gossip and giggling, some Celine Dion, and lots of knitting.

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Because I like this challenge, I was bored last week, and I don't want to clean my room.
Also, I sincerely doubt that I'm the first to think of this, and I'm really disappointedly surprised the real writers didn't.
Also, I'd just like to point out excitedly that this is the shortest finished thing I've ever written. I tend to feel the need to explain everything.
... and I still suck at titles.

Title: As long as we know
Fandom: SGA
Characters: Dr. Elizabeth Wier
Timeline: After everything SPOILER FOR Ghost in the Machine
Disclaimer: I own nothing connected to the Stargate franchise blah, blah, blah.
For [personal profile] oxoniensis because I love the challenge ( this is also written for the "sad song" challenge)

            Elizabeth Weir looked up from her meditation at the remaining members of her team. It had taken a long time, but as of last night there were only four of them remaining, slowly learning to ascend.

            Lia had been first. Elizabeth smiled at that, everyone else had been surprised, but she should have guessed. Lia had always been quiet, but was devoted to the cause, and to her friends. She had been the first of the replicators to refer to others as friend rather than associate. She had been a kind soul, if machines could be described as such, often stopping her own work to help the others or offer hope.

            Morok, Korla, Adel… Elizabeth mentally listed off the others, picturing them as they were just before ascension: peaceful, yet captivated by what the transformation offered.

            As she always did when her mind turned this way, Elizabeth thought back to her last visit to Atlantis. She shouldn’t have gone. She’d realized almost immediately. True, it had brought them all back from the pain of their failed ascension attempt, given them a second chance and allowed her to search the database for the address to this planet. The time dilation field allowed them to continue their work safe from the rest of the galaxy; more importantly, in Elizabeth’s opinion, it kept the rest of the galaxy safe from them.

            No matter how hard she justified the decision, the years had not freed Elizabeth from the blame of bringing a team of replicators to Atlantis. She couldn’t shake the guilt of what could have happened if she hadn’t convinced them to leave almost immediately. Now she pictured Atlantis as it was when she saw it last, pristine and bright. John, Rodney, Chuck, all her old team watching her leave.

            “It’s okay.” said John. Elizabeth started. He hadn’t said that the first time.

            “We never blamed you for any of it.” continued Rodney.

            “But, I-”

            “Gave us a chance to say goodbye.” John finished for her, “A chance to know you’re okay. So we know they didn’t destroy you.”

            “Not that there was any doubt.” added Rodney quickly.

            Elizabeth smiled, relaxing slightly. What happened, happened. It was in the past. Atlantis was safe from replicators, “ascended” or not. She turned away from her memories and toward a light, brighter than any bulb on Atlantis, more captivating than the Stargate, and peaceful. The calm she had searched lifetimes for.

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Because I'm in a little bit of a hurry to get this posted... I don't know if the challenge has a time limit.

Also, I suck at titles.

Title: Nothing
Fandom: SG-1
Characters: Cassandra (one of my favourites, not going to lie), Daniel Jackson, mention of Sam Carter and Janet Fraiser.
Timeline: Set during the end of Heroes, part II
Disclaimer: I own nothing connected to the Stargate franchise blah, blah, blah.
For kiki_eng and readbystarlight, because it's all their fault

Written for the "sad song" challenge, and I really hope I get the hyperlink right. :)

            It was like any other hospital. Nurses bustled, doctors hurried, patients were wheeled in and out, people chatted, some patients slept. Nobody paid her any attention.

            That wasn’t entirely true. They just weren’t paying her any attention anymore. From the minute she arrived at Cheyenne Mountain there had been an almost constant stream of people trying to give her hugs, saying how sorry they were and what a great woman her mother was, shaking her hand, asking her how she was feeling. Cassie didn’t know how to respond to it all. She’d felt like a little kid again, mute and clinging to Sam for support. The worst was when one officer had said Cassie looked so different from her mom. He was gone before she could respond although she still wasn’t sure what she should have said.

            Now though, Sam had been called away to deal with some diplomat. Cassie was alone, curled up on a hard chair off to the side of the infirmary, holding her knees to block the gaping hole that had formed in her chest.

            There was nothing left. Nothing. Cassie nearly choked on that thought. She hadn’t thought she would feel this way again. Hadn’t thought it was possible to have her whole life torn away for a second time.

            Gently a hand rested on her shoulder. She tried to shrug it off, the last thing she needed was another doctor telling her how much they respected her mom. But the hand stayed firm, then “I’m sorry.”

            She looked up. Daniel was looking down at her, his eyes full of… something. Sorrow maybe, grief, pain, perhaps even resignation, but not pity. That was surprising, but also let her relax a bit. Everyone so far had looked at her with such pity she felt they didn’t believe she could stand on her own. Even Sam’s face had been full of pity when she’d picked Cassie up.

            Then she remembered what Sam had told her about Abidos. Daniel had lost his people as well, or at least, the people he had adopted as his own. “I guess you know how I feel.” She croaked, expecting him to say it, but not quite wanting him to.

            “No, I don’t” he answered, “Doesn’t matter how similar our situations are Cassie, or how much Janet meant to me. Nobody can know exactly how you feel.”

            She sniffed into her sleeve, “I don’t think anyone’s lost their family twice.”

            He waited until she looked up at him before saying quietly, “Both my parents died in an accident when I was a kid. ‘Bout the same age as you when you first came here.”

            “I didn’t know that.”

            “It’s not something I talk about much.”

            She wiped at her eyes, “How did you cope?”

            “It takes time, but I had my grandfather at least, sort of.”

            She stared at the sleeping patient nearest to them, not wanting to voice the fears building up inside her, but knowing she couldn’t avoid it. “I don’t have anybody anymore.”

            He crouched until they were eye to eye, and gently turned her head to face him. She couldn’t avoid the tears that came as she stared at him. Daniel, who’d been like an uncle to her; who’d taught her not only about Earth but about people on worlds across the galaxy; who had never hesitated to speak to her as an adult; and who, she was just realizing, had lost nearly as much as she had. He blinked tears from his own eyes before saying: “You’ve got us.”

Not great I know, but let me know what you think.


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