Fic recs

Jun. 18th, 2012 05:08 pm
layne67: (spn thinking)
A couple of delightful fics which I've thoroughly enjoyed. Completely different from each other, like, well, ponies and movie stars, but both equally satisfying and happy-making.

Gone With The Wendigo by [livejournal.com profile] bellatemple. SPN, gen, crossover with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, PG-13, 26000 words.

Summary: Sam and Dean go into the New Hampshire wilderness to investigate a new case: whole groups of hikers are getting trapped in freak blizzards and then encased in solid ice. When a blizzard hits them on the trail, they take shelter in a nearby cave for the night, only to awake to find themselves transformed into brightly colored ponies and trapped in a whole new world where zebras speak in rhyme, ponies run apple orchards, good times and positive thinking are encouraged, and friendship? Friendship is magic.

This is crack, but if you've read the author's epic Dimensions and Veticals, you'd know that [livejournal.com profile] bellatemple's cracks are not just cracks. They're cracks with substance and they make you feel and think just as much as they make you laugh. You don't need any prior knowledge of MLP to get this story. I didn't. Knew of MLP I mean. So go on, do read this. You know you want to!


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Moonshine Lullaby by [livejournal.com profile] akadougal and [livejournal.com profile] tiptoe39. SPN AU, Dean/Cas, NC17, 38788 words.

Summary: Dean Winchester sweeps up after the stars in 1920s Hollywood. He and the actors on the set are worlds apart -- and that includes his brother, the famous Samuel C. Winchester. But when an accident brings Dean face to face with a matinee idol going by the name of Jimmy Novak, he's caught up in a love story right out of a movie script... until his estranged brother comes back into the picture, bringing drama of his own.

Set in the golden era of Hollywood, this swept me off my feet, totally and completely. Written with parallels to canon cleverly and seamlessly woven into the story - I was enthralled right from the very first paragraph. And it felt like I was holding my breath the entire time I was reading it - for fear of missing a word or a thought - I know, totally silly, but it felt like it, that was how immersed I was in the story. A keeper, this story, one which I'm going to read over and over again.
layne67: (bc smiles)
1. Many, many thanks to Shinta, Jas, Steff and Samena for the lovely blue dragons. It's certainly the Year of the Dragon, eh? ♥♥♥

2. A couple of quick recs. A Sherlock/LOTR crossover brilliantly written by [livejournal.com profile] aussiepeach. Here, where Frodo first met the Consulting Ranger at the Prancing Inn and its sequel where the Consulting Ranger met the Irene Adler of Lothlorien. Much hilarity ensues and yeah, I'm surprised that none of the Fellowship hadn't punched Sherlock yet lol. Read, read, READ! ( Thank you [livejournal.com profile] frodosweetstuff )

Uhm, Katikat, I don't think you'll have any objection to the casting of Watson here ;D

3. A crossover vid of sorts where House meets Sherlock meets Fortysomething. Or rather where Dr Paul Slippery had migrated to US to become the famous consulting doctor while his son, Rory grew up to be the equally famous ( or equally annoying, depending on whom you ask ) consulting detective.

Here. ( Thank you [livejournal.com profile] katikat for the heads-up! )
layne67: (bones)
This fic has made me so happy today I can't stop smiling!!

The Dead Man In The Lab by [livejournal.com profile] sameuspegasus, SPN/Bones crossover, gen, rating PG, word count approx 50K++

Summary : There's a dead man in Booth's interrogation room and he's having an argument with an angel of the Lord. Also Sam Winchester is back from hell and a little unstable.

A wonderful, profoundly satisfying story with perfect characterizations all around from both fandoms. It's hilarious and suspenseful and immensely thrilling, it made me cheer and root for everyone, from Sam to Dean, to Bones and Booth, Cas, Angela and Hodgins and Daisy but if I had to choose only one, than I have to say that it's Sweets!

It started a little like Bellatemple's The Righteous Man In The Shallow Grave ( which I love too! ), with Dean wreaking havoc and causing overall destruction in Bones' lab and I had a fleeting thought that the story was going to be similar to Bellatemple's but then it veered off into its own, the team from the Jeffersonian teaming up with the Winchesters and Cas to stop a group of satanist cult from raising the Light-Bringer and can you just imagine the different reactions of Bones and Booth meeting the angel of the lord for the first time? Daisy approaching Dean when he was at his most angry ( read Impala-crashing fury )? Sweets trying to get not only Sam and Dean but Cas as well into therapy with him? ( angels do not need therapy omg )

And what I like most about this story is how the author handled all the characters with utmost respect and care even when they annoy the hell out of you ( and by you, I meant me of course ) in the show. Lol Daisy, anyone?

A perfect blend of comedy and suspense with a little bit of romance thrown in, just a little, there were demons to put down and an apacalypse to avert after all, I'm highly, highly recommending it to fans of both shows!!
layne67: (bones)
And oh boy, am I rec'ing this.

The Righteous Man in the Shallow Grave by [livejournal.com profile] bellatemple. SPN/Bones crossover, gen, rating R, 27,030 words.

Summary: When an unidentified body is found in an illegal grave in a field in Pontiac, Illinois, the body gets shipped to the Medico-Legal Lab at the Jeffersonian for identification, and Death calls Tessa in with a warning: "The righteous man has broken, and the angels have breached Hell's gates."

Written for the [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang, I was absolutely delighted when I first knew that the author was writing a Bones/SPN crossover and was thrilled when it was posted a few days ago. But I kept my excitement in check ( or tried to ) because you know, high expectatations and all that jazz. But [livejournal.com profile] bellatemple delivered, and beyond. It was awesome and amazing from start to finish. She gave a very credible crossover with the characters from both fandoms sounding true to what we know of them. A Must Read, especially to fans of both shows!

Fic recs

Oct. 16th, 2009 03:56 pm
layne67: (dean sick)
Heart To Heart by [livejournal.com profile] wave_obscura. Gen, completed.

An awesome and brilliant story, set post Faith, AU, in which Dean wasn't cured by the healer. And I have no idea how I missed this story when it was first posted many months ago. Read it for the heart-wrenching story that is Sam at the end of his tether, a Sam desperate and angry and frustrated with himself, with Dean, with life. A story in which the brothers themselves are the case, the hunt, and Sam races against time to save Dean from things that go beyond Dean's failing heart.

I can't reccommend this higly enough. And on hindsight, I'm glad that I only just found this story because I just can't imagine the agony of waiting for the next update!

And speaking of 'Faith', here are two more fics, codas to that episode, which I love dearly.

At Night by [livejournal.com profile] pixel_0. Gen, PG, 2500 words. Kleenex warning! An exquisite story.

Summary :There is no healer to cure Dean. As such, the brothers must grapple with their present together and possible future apart.

The Healer by [livejournal.com profile] mews1945. SPN / The Faculty crossover. PG 13, 8900+ words. Sam and Dean meet Casey and Zeke from the Faculty fanfic Family. It's good if you knew 'Family' but if you didn't, it's Casey from 'The Faculty' with special healing powers which he got after the alien invasion, Sam and Dean heard about him, and Sam brought Dean to see Casey on the off-chance that Casey might be able to heal Dean. A fascinating story, and seeing Casey and Zeke and Sam and Dean together like that, that was simply amazing.
layne67: (spn saving people)
This Bitter Earth by [livejournal.com profile] art_savage. Gen, rating R, 12477 words.

Summary:The Winchesters and the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit investigate the same case, a series of mysterious deaths on the grounds of a South Carolina plantation.

I've only just started watching Criminal Minds only recently and I loved the three episodes that I've seen so far. So I was delighted when I saw [livejournal.com profile] art_savage posting this SPN / Criminal Minds crossover fic.

And it's awesome. It's thrilling with edge-of-the-seat suspense and the characterizations are perfect. It'd help if you had seen CM but the story'd work even if you hadn't. But if you had, then Morgan was HOT in it!

It's set during season 4. Dean's dealing as best as he could with the knowledge of Sam's "outings" with Ruby when a distraction came by way of a case. Their paths crossed with the Feds' and they became the prime suspects and had their old files opened up. Spiced up with old Southern history, this is a fabulous and exciting read and it felt like watching an episode of SPN with special appearances by the CM team. A must-read!
layne67: (spn brothers)
OMG

I had this story bookmarked forever and it has been rec'd right and left but I kept putting it off, reading it, I mean. Because you know, it's a crossover. It's not that I don't do crossover, I do, it's just that crossovers tend to be more AU than AU, their AU-ness tend to scream at you in every word and in every line, if you know what I mean. But. This is [livejournal.com profile] astolat, and I should have known that if anyone could do it, it would be her. For she has indeed written a very believable story where the world of the Winchesters collide with that of Harry Potter's.

Old Country is written in a perfect blend of comedy ( just imagine Dean meeting the owls for the first time ) and angst, with it going very dark towards the end. For this is Sam and Dean post-AHBL, and Sam is hell-bent on finding a way to save his brother, even if it involves using the Dark Art, even if it puts him on the path to becoming another Dark Wizard himself.

Dean sat down heavily on the bed, trying to be pissed at Sam, more pissed at himself. It was just he hadn't figured out how not to think about it yet. He'd never figured on a long life-line, but he hadn't been staring at the Gates of Hell at the end of it, either. He wasn't sorry; he couldn't be sorry when he could pick up his head and look at Sam through the windows, standing in the parking lot with his head bowed and his fists clenched, shaggy fringe of his hair hanging over his face, tall and alive and breathing. He'd do it the same all over again if he had another chance, and he wasn't going to pull any stunt that might unravel the deal and put Sam back in the dirt.

Totally absorbing. Totally brilliant.

Anyone here who has read it and wants to squee with me? *hopes*

Now if only someone were to write a "When Sam & Dean met Casey & Zeke" :D

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