I said a while ago I was going to try and put up some more recs, right? Well, it took a while, and in typical fashion I chose not one but two fandoms that I don't think anyone on my flist is into, but I'm going to rec this anyway. When Hellmouths Collide
, by Kimberly Rector and Martha Wilson, a crossover between Buffy
I stumbled across this fic a few times when I've been surfing around the far reaches of fandom, but never actually read it, since I'm prejudiced (for a variety of reasons) against crossover-fics. But tonight I decided to give it a try, at least so I would know that I was doing the right thing by not reading it, and so far it's been exactly the way crossovers should be written.
From characters from different universes not speaking the same language to Giles snarking about the historical inaccuracies of Herecules-verse Acient Greek, this is what crossovers are meant to be like. (Gile's snark, both internal and external, has been a comic highlight, while remaining completely in character. And his interactions with Xander are early-season-Buffy
gold) The characterisations for both 'verses are pretty damn near perfect. If there is a weak point, some of the scene descriptions and transitions in the early chapters are a little on the light side for my personal taste, but not irritatingly so.
I'd recommend this fic to anyone with more than a passing familarity with either Buffy
(if you haven't read it already). In fact, even if you haven't watched either of these shows, check it out anyway.
Disclaimer: I'm up to chapter 10 (of 37) but I wanted to post this while I remember. If, after this point, everything suddenly turns into mutant brain-eating zombies, I take no responsibility.
But who'd complain about mutant zombies, anyway?