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Doctor Who fanfiction crossovers recs & more

Stargate April 18, 2009

Oh, all right, I’ll stop being quite so obscure. I don’t watch Stargate, but here are some stories I found (and some I enjoyed, despite mystification.)

Stargate (SG1)
Built Like a Brick by Tyler Dion
All Ages
Word Count: Drabble
Characters: Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith.


Condimental Chat by jinxed_wood
All Ages
Word Count:
Characters: Ninth Doctor, Jack O’Neill

Culinary discussions…


Never a Dull Moment by AstroGirl
All Ages
Word Count: 2085
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Romana II

Daniel finds someone very knowledgeable hanging around in an ancient ruin.

Stargate Atlantis

Alien Abduction For Beginners (or How I Never Wanted to Spend My Summer vacation, by Meredith McKay by Azar
All Ages
Word Count: 236
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Meredith McKay

Get kidnapped, see the universe. On the other hand, spoilers are bad.


Chalet School

What the heck, let’s not go too mainstream just yet…! (For the uninitiated, the Chalet School series by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer ran from 1925-1970), the early stories being set in Austria, the last run in Switzerland.

Two CS/DW AUs:
Sarah Jane of the Chalet School by paranoidangel
All Ages; AU
Word Count: 26,065
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, Joey Bettany, Madge Russell, Grizel Cochrane, Juliet Carrick, James Russell, Jack Maynard (et al.)

Sarah is in need of a job and gets a teaching post at the Annexe of her old school. Meanwhile, Dr Harry Sullivan joins the Sanatorium. (Despite this, it doesn’t end the way Elinor would have ended it.)


Companions at the Chalet School by hhertzof
All Ages; AU
Word Count: 36,184
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith, Barbara Wright, Josephine Grant, Ace McShane, Tenth Doctor, Seventh Doctor; Hilda Annersley, Joey Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Althea Glenyon (et al.)

This is in many ways so true to the series and could almost not be an AU if you wanted it not to be. Seven’s actions around the scene (including getting himself a teaching post briefly), Sarah and Ace’s “I think we’re going to be the girls who don’t fit in.” and the loving but merciless employment of just about every Chalet School cliche makes this well worth a read for fans of both series.

hhertzof has also written this short Chalet cross:

A Letter to Joey
All Ages
Word Count: 937
Characters: Joey Maynard, Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, the triplets.

Sarah writes a letter to Joey after the Invasion of the Bane. (I’d match Harry with a different trip, but that’s a minor quibble.) What Sarah doesn’t write is more telling than what she does.


More Discworld April 13, 2009

Filed under: Discworld / Pratchett,Torchwood — lostspook @ 4:15 pm
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Death and the Definitely-Not-A-Maiden by Anonymous.
Word Count: 3678
Characters: Jack Harkness, Death, Susan Sto-Helit, Ianto Jones

More fun with Death and Jack. It’s beginning to look as if they’re made for one another… 😉


Diana Wynne Jones April 8, 2009

If I say there should be much more of these, will somebody write me some?

Howl’s Moving Castle

What Planet Are You From? by TigerKat
All Ages
Word Count: 755
Characters: Jack Harkness, Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Howl (Howell Jenkins), Sophie, Calcifer.

As TigerKat points out, Torchwood is based in Cardiff and investigates odd activity. Howl is from Cardiff and definitely counts as odd. And so two of the handsomest and vainest characters in sf/fantasy meet up, Owen becomes a frog and Sophie and Tosh are sensible. There’s only one complaint: please, please write the rest of the week…


The Tough Guide to Fantasyland

Naked Without A Sword by vvj5 (yes, me again. Sorry.)
All Ages / PG
Word Count: 300 (Three drabbles)
Characters: Seventh Doctor, Ace, Eighth Doctor, Charlotte Pollard, Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka, Turlough.

I love DWJ’s The Tough Guide to Fantasyland (which should be called the Cure for Cliched Fantasy really). In these drabbles, three Doctors take the Tour and attempt to safely purchase a sword.


The Chronicles of Narnia April 5, 2009

Filed under: Narnia / C S Lewis — lostspook @ 4:54 pm
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Just one so far, but it’s pretty much perfect. (Edit No, let;’s make that two…! Oh, three…)

From a World More Full of Weeping by Azar
All Ages
Word Count: 3056
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Susan Pevensie

(Post The Last Battle, so spoilers if you haven’t read that yet).
The Tenth Doctor meets someone who has lost as much as he has.


The Wooded World of Worlds by ladyyueh
PG / All Ages
Word Count: 1359
Characters: Ninth Doctor, Aslan

A post Time War despondent Nine waits in the Wood between the Worlds and needs a word or two from Aslan to set him back on his path. A lovely piece of work, which fits with both Narnia and DW, and the author has made a real effort to capture Lewis’s ‘voice’.


And a drabble, too:

Author: Calapine
Rating: All ages
Word Count: Drabble
Characters: Fourth Doctor, Romana II.

The Doctor knows where they are, of course. Of course he does…


Time for a Change

Filed under: Random Fic — lostspook @ 4:37 pm
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It’s Sunday. Time for another completely random bit of fic. Again, it’s not even Doctor Who.

Yuletide is full of some amazing fics for relatively ‘obscure’ fandoms. This one, for the film Down With Love is just brilliant. It has the tongue-twisting feel of the film down pat, plus proper politics and everything.

Castro, Kennedy, Khrushchev: The Center of Nuclear Brinkmanship by Pouncer
Word Count: 2400
Characters: Catcher Block, Peter MacMannus


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Filed under: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — lostspook @ 4:27 pm
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A random ficlet that made me smile:

You Say Her Name’s What? by Tyler Dion
All Ages
Word Count: Drabble
Characters: Third Doctor

Just go read. It’s too short and I’ve already spoilered it by what I’ve said this far.