alixtii: Drusilla holding a knife to Angel's throat. Text: "Got Freud?" (Drusilla)
Illyria canonically likes to talk to plants. So Illyria/Pamela Isley would be the perfect crossover pairing, y/y?
alixtii: Peter and Susan, in extreme close-up. (incest)
  1. Joss Whedon (RPF)

  2. River Tam (Firefly)

  3. April Skouris (The 4400)

  4. Amy Madison (Buffy)

  5. Annie James (The Parent Trap)

  6. Prof. James Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes)

  7. Bobby Drake (X-Men movieverse)

  8. Stepford Cuckoos (X-Men comicsverse)

  9. Tina Majorino (RPF)

  10. Madison Sinclair (Veronica Mars)

20 questions under the cut )

Meme!

May. 10th, 2007 07:34 am
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] juleskicks: Give me two characters from two different fandoms with which I am familiar, and I will invent a relationship for them.
alixtii: Summer pulling off the strap to her dress, in a very glitzy and model-y image. (River)

Title: Incurable (The "All You Zombies" Remix)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alixtii
Summary: She knows there is only one person who can find, and save, her.
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Firefly/Harry Potter
Pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Rupert Giles/River Tam, Winifred Burkle/Kaywinnit Lee Frye
Rating: Work Safe
Original story: Incurable by Ari (!!).

il miglior fabbro.

Incurable (The "All You Zombies" Remix) )

alixtii: The feet of John Henry and Savannah, viewed under the table, Savannah's not reaching the ground.  (Dark Champions)
[livejournal.com profile] kyuuketsukirui drew this doodle for me, based on my user interests. It's Kermit and Faith, as Vampire Slayers. Well, Faith's already a Slayer, so I guess it's just Kermit as a Slayer, with Faith. But it's Kermit and Faith, ready to fight vampires! How awesome is that?

Very.
alixtii: Summer pulling off the strap to her dress, in a very glitzy and model-y image. (River)
Title: She Whose Blood Makes the Glory of the General
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Torchwood
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Beatrice DeCosta
Rating: PG
Word Count: 274
A/N: This is, in many ways, a continuation of the storyline in Jurisdiction.

She Whose Blood Makes the Glory of the General )
alixtii: The feet of John Henry and Savannah, viewed under the table, Savannah's not reaching the ground.  (Dark Champions)
Title: Makes Three
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Ender's Game
Characters: Wesley, Connor, Valentine, Peter
Pairings: None (although we all know how I'm squinting)
Word Count: 297
Rating: PG
Timeline/Continuity: AU post-Ender's Game, with Valentine staying on Earth with Peter. AU post-"Sleep Tight" with Wesley escaping to the Enderverse with Connor.

Makes Three )
alixtii: Veronica and Mac. Text: "Girlfriends Actually." (Veronica Mars)
Title: Not Quite Queen of the Damned (2/4)
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Veronica Mars
Pairings: , Faith/Vi, Mac/Cassidy, Dick/Kendall, Cassidy/Kendall
Timeline/Spoilers: Post-“Chosen,” with spoilers for all of Buffy. About a month after “Not Pictured,” going AU almost immediately after the end of that episode (or even a little bit before), and with spoilers for seasons one and two of Veronica Mars.
Warning: I do not provide warnings for story elements other than nonconsensual sex. This story does not contain noncon, but everything else is fair game. Consider yourself warned.
Summary: Faith and Vi hire Keith Mars to investigate the Phoenix Land Trust. Is its business being conducted from beyond the grave?
In This Chapter: Keith and Veronica snark, Dick and Kendall plot, and an old friend makes an appearance.

PREVIOUS CHAPTER
MEMORIES

Not Quite Queen of the Damned, chap. 2 )
alixtii: Mac and Cassidy. Text: "*squee!* (Cindy Mackenzie)
Title: Not Quite Queen of the Damned (1/4)
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Veronica Mars
Pairings: , Faith/Vi, Mac/Cassidy, Dick/Kendall, Cassidy/Kendall
Timeline/Spoilers: Post-“Chosen,” with spoilers for all of Buffy. About a month after “Not Pictured,” going AU almost immediately after the end of that episode (or even a little bit before), and with spoilers for seasons one and two only of Veronica Mars.
Warning: I do not provide warnings for story elements other than nonconsensual sex. This story does not contain noncon, but everything else is fair game. Consider yourself warned.
Summary: Faith and Vi hire Keith Mars to investigate the Phoenix Land Trust. Is its business being conducted from beyond the grave?

MEMORIES

Not Quite Queen of the Damned, chap. 1 )
alixtii: Veronica and Mac. Text: "Girlfriends Actually." (Veronica Mars)
Two Americans—well, one American and one man everyone assumed was American—looked daggers at each other as they sat next to each other.

“These are demons,” Dawn Summers said. “They pretty clearly fall outside of Torchwood’s jurisdiction.”

“Torchwood was founded over a werewolf,” Captain Jack Harkness pointed out.

“An alien werewolf,” Dawn responded right back. “These are demons, which places them clearly under the Council’s jurisdiction.”

“Demons which come from the sky. Which makes them aliens. Which gives us jurisdiction.”

Harriet Jones looked from the one American to the other and sighed. “Miss Summers. Captain Harkness. As far as I can see, both of your organizations have jurisdiction, but the fact is, we have an invasion of Queller demons on our hands and I don’t really give a damn who stops it as long as it is stopped. Do I make myself clear?”

Both nodded.

“Then get to work.”

* * * * *

“We don’t have to listen to her, you know,” Jack said as soon as they had exited 10 Downing Street. “We both answer directly to the Crown, technically.”

Dawn looked at her counterpart uncertainly. “You’re saying we can work together . . . to not work together?”

Jack made a sound Dawn could only describe as a harrumph. “It sounded much more reasonable when I said it.”

* * * * *

Eventually, they had sex. But that’s a different story.
alixtii: Summer pulling off the strap to her dress, in a very glitzy and model-y image. (River)

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Title: Little Tiger
Fandom: Buffy/Angel/Firefly/Serenity
Pairing: Wesley Wyndam-Pryce/River Tam
Other Charcters: Faith, Tara, Inara
Rating: R
Summary: It's a very ancient saying, but a true and honest thought, that if you become a teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught.
Author's Note: This is a sequel of sorts to Twice Bless'd, but would fail as a ficathon story if it couldn't be read on its own.

Little Tiger )
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] cereta, one of the many fabulously brilliant producers of meta whom I've friended recently, has posted a mea culpa of sorts to her controversial (at least on my flist) essay The Ten Commandments of Crossovers:
[. . .] I can't deny that this play was making a lot of people very happy, and I didn't see that it was my place to piss on their Cheerios by telling them all the reasons they should stop it. I mean, it turns out my notion of play wasn't some folks' cuppa, either, but it sure makes me happy.
Now, I value [livejournal.com profile] cereta as a new addition to my flist, and I don't want to piss in her Cheerios (or anyone else's) when she is being gracious, but I do have some issues with her new post and in the spirit of friendly dialectic I commented with my thinky thoughts, and now this post is being cannibalized from those comments, because part of the raison d'être of this LJ is that so when I have thinky thoughts, I can tell to the world, damn it!

Metametametatastic )
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
There's a [livejournal.com profile] metafandom-ed discussion here on the role of canon in RPF, and in the comments a lot of other thoughts about the nature of that fannish activity are discussed and considered. In particular, [livejournal.com profile] cathexys's point about the way in which popslash deals with identity construction of the boy band star, who is never not giving a performance--a point I've seen her make before--has gotten me thinking. Here she contrasts it with the way in which in "actorfic" (her term) we deal with people who often are not performing in the same way; when the camera turns off, they are totally unscripted and genuine, even when they are in front of fans. This is particularly true, she argues, for the "celebrities" which we fangirl (should I be using that phrase?), who objectively speaking aren't really that famous and thus aren't marketed and objectified the way an Angelina Jolie or Nicole Kidman are.

Now obviously there is a spectrum upon which this is true or not--when Joss and Nathan play around at a convention, that is a performance and not real, but at the same time there is something more honest and genuine going on (at least as I construct the author-function) than, say, when Madonna kisses Britney. And this is all on top of the theoretical point that all identity is performative, whether one is a celebrity or not. But some readers are squicked by the way which actorfic arguably is written about people who are in some way "realer" (less objectified, less performative) than popslash characters are.

Let me note here that I don't really get the squick against RPF-ing "real" people; I've femslashed [livejournal.com profile] wisdomeagle and she's pretty real to me, despite never having met her in person (although the fictionalized character based on her is a floating signifier, having no reality whatsoever, of course). My problem with "real" people isn't that 'shipping them is somehow wrong or immoral; in general, I just find it boring, because life by definition cannot be larger than itself.

But the RPF I read, and the RPF I've written, and the RPF I plan to write or imagine writing, and the RPF I'll never write but wished existed so I could read it--in all cases, fic about actors and writers--all of these manage to navigate these issues. If they don't, I resort to the trusty back-button. "Media fandom" (whatever that means) RPF is able to deal with issues of performance and identity just as well as any other brand.

In my experience, RPF can bring attention to its own inter/textuality in three main ways:

1. By being primarily concerned with the relationship of the characters to the production of other texts (than the fanfic in which they reside). My primary example of this sort of RPF is the Joss Whedon/Alexis Denisof stories of the ever brilliant [livejournal.com profile] wisdomeagle, especially Gone Hollywood. Since Joss is a writer and not an actor, the focus of any text in which he appears will always be other texts--be it his own, Buffy and Firefly, or orthers', such as Shakespeare and X-Men (which is now one of his too anyway)--and the way in which he is always caught up in these texts will draw attention to the way in which this Joss is also a character in a text.

Not all RPF about actors does this. of course (just as not all popslash is about identity, either). The major f/f RPF pairing, insofar as I can ascertain, is Idina Menzel/Kristen Chenoweth, but little of it (that I've read) focuses on Wicked at all. People are interested in femslashing these actors because they play characters with a homoerotic subtext, but their jobs as actors is simply used as a background for getting them together: they go out for drinks after a performance, and are completely capable of differentiating themselves from the characters they play. (And since I care about the characters rather than them, I stop caring and back-button.)

By the same token, a lot of the LotRips I've read (which isn't much, as I don't read much m/m) isn't primarily concerned with Lord of the Rings itself. It's concerned with the relationships between the actors who starred in those movies, often after the movies are made and with no further thought to their existence beyond the fact that a) these characters are "celebrities" (although perhaps in some cases obscurer ones) as a result of these movies, and b) they met each other while making it. These are not stories which interest me.

2. By crossing over with fictional universes. When vampires and wizards begin popping up, I don't think there is really that much doubt that what one is reading is fiction. [livejournal.com profile] annakovsky's crossovers between LotRips and BtVS and/or HP are my favorite example of this sort of RPF text, in particular her Critique of Pure Reason, which is Dominic Monaghan (sp?)/Xander Harris. (Of course with a title like that, I was predisposed to like it.) By mixing the "real" world and fictional universes, these sorts of crossovers serve to problematize the distinction itself.

Also, there's Life Imitates Art by [livejournal.com profile] fox1013, in which someone named Patrick Dempsey is a guest star on the Muppet Show, and everything that follows is just sort of natural and fits perfectly into Muppets canon (which always included a healthy dose of RPF anyway, being extremely metatextual in the way it constructed its "backstage"--it is a show about performing).

Personally, I really want to write Anna Popplewell/William Mosely/Dawn Summers.

ETA: And how did I forget [livejournal.com profile] wisdomeagle's Go-Round which crosses Baby Sitters' Club RPF with Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood in that BSC author Ann M. Martin meets and is flirted with by Lady Elaine Fairchild.

3. By being larger-than-life even for Hollywood. This is sort of the same mechanism as #2, only with original characters, which means that other elements of the universe need to be more self-evidently fictional. Since all RPF is fictional, by definition all of it should use the mechanisms of storytelling, but partially because part of the conceit of RPF is that we'll revealing these people's real lives, and partially because plot is sometimes suddenly sidelined, we don't as often have the actors' journeys being exactly Campbellian. But on occasion we have stories which are just so epic that their seams are showing, and then it's not so difficult to just jump into the fic and enjoy it. My favorite example is The Liberation of Katie Holmes by [livejournal.com profile] buffyx and [livejournal.com profile] missdeviant. By appropriating the tropes of the action-adventure film (there's even this this trailer) and mixing it with a quasi-cracked out premise (Tom Cruise is an alien and Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring have to save Katie) they create a fantasy which is stylized and fun even as it is ostensibly about "real" people.

Of course, these three metatextual techniques aren't mutually exclusive.

The other conclusion to draw from this thought process is that there isn't any femslash RPF that I like (not counting my own "Dear My Ideal Audience). Which saddens me, really. Recs are very much welcome (and not just femslash, but also gen and het as well, or really anything that you think is likely to fall under the above three categories).
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
If you happen to be working on some creative writing project, fanfiction or NaNoWriMo or what have you, post exactly one sentence (or more) from each of your current work(s) in progress in your journal. It should probably be your favourite or most intriguing sentence so far, but what you choose is entirely your discretion. Mention the title (and genre) if you like, but don't mention anything else -- this is merelyto whet the general appetite for your forthcoming work(s).

Captains Courageous )

To Live in Hearts )

Africana Seductrix )

Untitled Sequel to 'Permutations' )

Untitled Narnia RPF/BtVS crossover )

Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce (who actually dreamt it up, if I'm not mistaken, because she felt evil and wanted to mislead) and then from [livejournal.com profile] buffyannotater (whose poll this one resembles more), see if you can guess the following.

1) Shakespeare Play
2) Non-Shakespeare Play
3) Playwright
4) TV show
5) Novel
6) Musical
7) Movie
8) Screenwriter
9) Actress
10) Season of Angel

Also, ask me for top five lists, and I will provide you with the top things in the category you requested. Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] inlovewithnight.
alixtii: Fred Burkle, wearing labcoat and glasses. Text: "geek" (Fred Burkle)
Up until very recently, this fic has been flocked due to its content. But because I deeply believe the best response to problematic speech is always more speech. . . .

Title: School of Lost Souls [DVD Commentary]
Fandoms: Buffy/Angel/Firefly/Serenity
Pairing: Fred/River, implied Fred/River/Harmony.
Rating: NC-17 for mature themes and sexual situations. Some BDSM, maybe.
Timeline/Spoilers: Takes place a couple years before “Serenity”; spoilers for both parts of “Serenity” and oblique spoilers for “A Hole in the World.” Arguably some very slight spoilers for Serenity and “The River Tam Sessions.”
Summary: Knowledge without a soul can be a dangerous thing.
Author’s Notes: For the Fred round of [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis. [livejournal.com profile] voleuse wanted dreams, mathematics, and tacos. She also wanted no noncon or graphic violence, and while I did everything possible to make it clear that River was consenting here, both the power relations and the age difference between Fred and River do admittedly serve to problematize consent. Sorry. The italicized passages are from Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess. The other people quoted in this story include Orwell, Shakespeare, Nietzsche, and JFK (misquoting Dante).

Link to the original fic, sans commentary.

School of Lost Souls )
alixtii: Mal and Kaylee, from Serenity the Movie. Text: "I Love My Captain." (iluvmycaptain)
It's a bad thing that I find myself wanting to know how to say "Dark Phoenix" in Mandarin, right? Tell me it's a bad thing.

Although if anyone knows the answer....
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
Title: Firmness and Restraint (1/?)
Fandoms: BtVS/WW
Characters: Leo McGarry, Donna Moss, Josh Lyman, Sam Finn, Jed Bartlet, Dawn Summers
Rating: PG-13
Timeline/Continuity:Immediately after “Not Fade Away.” I figured out where this would be in West Wing continuity, but I forget what I figured out. Anywhere the two canons might contradict, Buffyverse canon trumps.
Summary: “An act of terrorism totally outside the bounds of international law and diplomatic tradition. . . . a crisis [that] calls for firmness and restraint.” – Jimmy Carter

Firmness and Restraint )
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Firefly)
Title: Crack!fic Comic Crossover
Author: Alixtii
Fandom: Star Trek/Buffy
Pairing: Sela/Vamp
Timeline/Continuity: Extreme futurefic in Buffy canon. Undetermined in Star Trek canon, but sometime late in TNG. Spoilers for all of Buffy, especially "Chosen." Mild AU, in that the Star Trek future comes to exist in a world in which Star Trek already existed as a fictional universe.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] scoobiesinspace. For those of you don't know, I'm a canon whore, and I became fascinated thinking about the way the two canons could be fused. My muse insisted I write a fic, although the resulting effort has no literary merit whatsoever, being mainly dialogue and exposition. It was fun to create, though, and I decided to turn it into a comic using my rather unsophisticated copy&paste skills. Thanks to A Buffy Sceencap Site for most but not all of the Buffy images.

( Crack!fic Comic Crossover )


Hopefully now my muse will let me work on my other ficathon assignments. Not to mention Divine Interventions. . .

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