Fanfics for fun
Ah... it's been quite a while since I've (over)indulged in fanfics. I found today's foray into the untamed wilds of fanfiction.net to be quite fulfilling. Of course, it helped that I followed the experience-honed tactic of avoiding all the popular fandoms and restricting my search to the ones not overwhelmed by raving idiots such as those typically found responsible for 90% of HP and LOTR fics. So without further ado, the fics.
Elementary, My Dear Dawson is a Sherlock Holmes crossover. Admittedly, it has been a loooong while since I've read Arthur Conan Doyle, but I think that the author managed to capture some of the tone of the typical Sherlock Holmes story. Of course, the main plot was rather drab and straightforward, but I liked it more for the... ambience, I guess. The fact that Methos is one of my fangirl obssessions and favorite HL character might've also factored into my enjoyment. ^_^
A Guy Named Nick is a very short Christmas story. It's somewhat unique in that it uses a OC for a purely plot-driven purpose and not as a Sue-type... even if I found the kid annoying for daring to disagree with Methos on anything (but then again, that's probably just fangirl bias :p). Aaaanways, the main story is short and cute, and I think what was said and how it was said suits Methos' character quite well. You can never tell if he's actually being serious... :p
No Room At the bar is yet another Christmas story; ostensibly of the first Christmas... I suppose you could call it an AU version of the Christian tale of Jesus' birth. Not for the religiously puritan, even if the subject is treated surprisingly seriously. Should be taken with a grain of salt and a dash of humor.
Fandom: Comics (Nightwing in particular)
She Loves Me Not - somewhat humorous fic following the (recent?) canon event of the breakup between Nightwing & Oracle. Certain ladies in the superhero business just happen to be passing by Bludhaven. And our poor hero is entirely unaware of the whole business that unfolds in the short story. *snicker*
After The Fall - a followup to another (even more recent?) even in canon. More of a dialogue/mood piece centering on a... heartfelt? ...conversation between 'Wing and Batman after said event. I wouldn't know if anyone is OOC, and I don't really care; I liked it.
Dangerous - A PSOH fic. I rather like the summary as was listed at ffnet: "It is unwise to meddle in the affairs of Count D. It is especially unwise to meddle with Leon Orcot." We see more of the seductive streak and the ruthless streak that D has hinted at in Dessert and other chapters. Leon, of course, is as clueless as ever. Can you say, "Denial"? :p
Auld Lang Syne - A Star Trek: Original Series fic with the classic vintage pairing of K/S. *g* I didn't think people wrote these anymore. Heh. It's short and rather cut... and has one of the best opening scenes I've read in recent memory. *ROFL*
The Gift - Another ST:TOS, K/S fic by the same author as the above. A far more serious story with the pairing, and I'm not sure I'm comfortable with the depths of emotion the author conveys through the dialogue of a Vulcan. Other than that, it's probably worth a read.