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Recs: Crossovers

It's difficult to do a crossover well, but when they work, they make me extremely happy :). Please rec any of your own favorites in the comments!


Fanfiction and Filks

The District by dorkorific
Iker Casillas is running for U.S. Senate, and Xabi Alonso is his campaign manager, but the Barca Daily is threatening to uncover a secret that could blow the campaign out of the water - can Xabi's former partner Steven Gerrard save it? Basically a West Wing/football rpf fic but includes cameos from every (non-supernatural) show and journalist I've ever crushed on. Don't miss the cast list. Warning: it's a WIP, and I have no idea whether it will ever be finished.

Breathe, Keep Breathing by thedeadparrot 
House MD/Battlestar Galactica AU crossover in which House and Wilson are thrown together for survival after the destruction of the Colonies. There are others in the series, but this is my favorite.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Agriculture by torch
Very funny The West Wing/The X-Files crossover in which Alex Krycek tries to make an appointment with Josh Lyman.

A Rum Thing Indeed by maineac 
Bertie Wooster discovers that he has a doppelganger on an American television show called House MD. Hee!

It Isn't MS by menolly_au 
Hilarious House MD/The West Wing crossover, and I'm not just saying that because it was written especially for me ;).

Backup Copies by etothepii 
Sherlock BBC/Dollhouse crossover. Brilliant idea, excellent execution. To say more would give too much away.


Fanvids

Resist or Serve by KatrinDepp
A House MD/The X-FIles crossover vid was begging to be made after the House MD episode "Cane and Able", and this vidder did a splendid job. Thanks to petitecuriosity  for the rec!

The Way I Loved You by forbidden spark
Bones/The X-Files, another obvious crossover choice. This one's incredibly schmoopy, but I love it. Go ahead, make fun of me.

Comments

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nightdog_barks
Jun. 13th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
pwcorgigirl's Walking Ghost. Crossover of House and MI-5, with guest appearances by several other characters ... all played by Hugh Laurie in their respective shows. Just an amazing fic.
flywoman
Jun. 13th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
Thank you for the rec! I probably am not familiar enough with MI-5 to appreciate this fully, but I will definitely check it out.
nightdog_barks
Jun. 13th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
*g*

I actually hit enter too soon -- I was going to add that readers don't need to have any knowledge of the other shows. I had never watched MI-5 either. :-D
deelaundry
Jun. 13th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
There are some awesome House and Stargate:Atlantis crossovers! A few friends and I put together as comprehensive a list as we could here. \o/
flywoman
Jun. 13th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
Thank you! Do you have a particular favorite or favorites?

ETA: or can you recommend one that would still be enjoyed by someone completely unfamiliar with the SGA fandom?
deelaundry
Jun. 14th, 2011 11:32 am (UTC)
I have been trying to narrow it down to one for a day now! : )

Do you like PWP or gen? Would you rather read about Wilson or House?

Oh! And I thought of a Torchwood crossover. Let me go get it for you.
flywoman
Jun. 14th, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
LOL. False dichotomies, I hope! My preference is for in-character House and Wilson together, with or without porn.

I don't know Torchwood either, but I think that I could really get into that fandom based on what little I've read.
yarroway
Jun. 13th, 2011 07:33 am (UTC)
There's also this:

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4190661/1/A_Distorted_Genius

It's also on the Big Bang archive, but that seems to be down whenever I try to read a fic there. No knowledge of the other fandom is needed.
flywoman
Jun. 13th, 2011 10:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! I've never seen/read Nero Wolfe myself, but the premise sounds fun.
menolly_au
Jun. 13th, 2011 08:39 am (UTC)
(thanks for the rec:)

I really enjoyed this one when it was posted A Long Slow Fade to the extent that I started watching the other show (Medium). But its a fairly major undertaking - novel sized!

And I second Yarroway's recommendation of A Distorted Genius, and the same author did another crossover (Stephanie Plum) for the Big bang the year after that was good too - Bounty Hunter Bedlam
flywoman
Jun. 13th, 2011 10:41 am (UTC)
(you're welcome)

Thank you!
barefootpuddles
Jun. 13th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
Okay, here is my crossover rec (cut and pasted from my rec post):

For Every Closed Door by starlingthefool
Summary: Crossover with "Dead like Me" (note: I never even heard of "Dead Like Me" before reading this and it didn't matter)
Why you should read it: While it is a kind of death fic, they are ghosts so it is not very sad. It's long and hopeful and funny and interesting and makes the idea of ghosts seem totally realistic. Kept me up reading into the wee hours. Epic length.


It was really, really excellent. :)
nightdog_barks
Jun. 13th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
I strongly second this rec -- For Every Closed Door is just an absolutely terrific read. :-)
flywoman
Jun. 14th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
I have to say that even though I adore The X-Files and Buffy, the idea of combining House MD with supernatural elements doesn't sit very well with me because I so appreciate House's position as an atheist and a skeptic. But I will give this a try, thank you.
barefootpuddles
Jun. 14th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
the idea of combining House MD with supernatural elements doesn't sit very well with me because I so appreciate House's position as an atheist and a skeptic. But I will give this a try, thank you.

If it helps any, House's situation is not a happy, easy one. It isn't magical heaven. This is some discussions of heaven, but House and Wilson are stuck on earth. It is also weirdly realistic and even gritty, so it seems very fitting to House's personality.
nightdog_barks
Jun. 13th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Remembered another good one -- Change Is the Only Constant, by Mara Greengrass. Crossover of House and Batman. *g* There's a sequel linked on that page, but I'm not sure I've ever read it.
flywoman
Jun. 14th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
I've often thought that Greg House had a lot in common with Bruce Wayne. Thanks for the rec!
deelaundry
Jun. 14th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
Elemental Forces by Mer. House MD/Torchwood crossover. If you don't know Torchwood, you can learn about it along with Wilson. NC-17, Wilson/Jack.
flywoman
Jun. 14th, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
Great, thank you!
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