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14 March 2012 @ 09:43 pm
Another fandom meme  
Half-inched from draycevixen.

Post a link/links to at least one piece of fan fiction that you think is excellent in some way, even though it's not your fandom and/or ship and/or belongs to a genre or kink that's not usually your thing.

Hopefully your friends will do the same and so perpetuate the meme.


All righty! *rubs hands together* Once upon a time I used to read a lot in the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys fandom and this was my favourite fic of all. It's a long, rambly, enjoyable gen/het romp through New Greeceland as seen through the eyes of Buffy. Yeah, that Buffy, the one with the thing against vampires. This is the first (and only) Buffy fic I've ever read, proving that a canonical knowledge of the show really isn't necessary.

The author's summary reads: Buffy, Xander, Giles and Willow are accidentally sent through a dimensional doorway to a strange new world, where they run into our favorite pair of mythological heroes, Hercules and Iolaus. Together, they uncover Ethan Rayne's terrible plot against this world. Jason, Autolycus, Xena and Gabrielle are also major characters.
Yes, we know what you're thinking, but it works! Come on, give it a try! You know you want to. Everyone has doubts at first.


You can find it here. It's long, at over 600kb (broken into chapters) so grab the popcorn and brew the coffee before you click. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
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Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- BLIMEY (Doyle)draycevixen on March 14th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)

My brain is warping just reading that description. *g*
miwahni: sherlock sanctity of your brainmiwahni on March 14th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
I know, right? *g* It sounds like the crackiest crack fic but it actually works.
A brief excerpt -
"Buffy," Giles called from behind her. "What's happening?"
"Nothing," Buffy answered hurriedly. "We ran into somebody else, somebody friendly. He...hit his head on a rock. Come on up."
Giles gave Willow a boost and Buffy helped her from above, then stepped back to let Xander get through. Behind her the two men were still arguing, though the tone of it had a familiar tinge of affectionate exasperation that she found reassuring.

"I can't believe you did that."
"I'm sorry, it was dark, it looked like she was chasing you. I thought she was a Bacchae," Hercules said for the third time. "What about me? Look what she did to my head!"
"Oh, you'll get over it." Iolaus bounced enthusiastically. "You should see her fight. She's another Xena. Except without the psychotic edge."
"Oh, great," Hercules grumbled. He wasn't sure the world was ready for another Xena. "Let's just get out of here."


Or this scene, where Buffy et al are dressing like the natives:

"Wonderful," Giles muttered as he hitched the black leather trousers over his hips and fastened them. He yanked off his undershirt, throwing it in the pile with his other clothes, and slipped into a loose white shirt. Belting it with a stiff black belt, Giles pulled on the leather wrist braces and jerked their laces snug with his teeth. "It's not enough we're trapped in a strange world, unable to speak the language and without any apparent means of return. No."

He pulled on the sleeveless, calf-length robe the odd man had pressed upon him. Swatting its voluminous blue-green fabric from his backside, he sat on the floor. Giles worked first one foot, then the other, into the knee-high black boots. "Now Buffy seems to be married to the little blond man, Willow is dressed like a dominatrix, and Xander should fetch a fair price from a lonely barbarian. Bloody, fucking wonderful. I can't wait to see what else the day holds." He stood and stamped, adjusting the fit of the boots, and heard a crunch under his heel. Slowly, sickened, he lifted his foot away from where he had trod on his discarded clothes. His spectacles lay crushed in the dirt, having slipped from his shirt pocket. Rupert Giles nodded, letting his eyes drift shut. "Of course. That's what was missing."


Can you tell that I loved this story?
Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- GIGGLE (Sherlock)draycevixen on March 14th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)

I'm getting a subtle vibe along those lines, yes. :D