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I wrote The Adventure of the Sanguine Client for sandyk.
Fandoms: Elementary (TV), Fringe
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peter Bishop/Olivia Dunham
Characters: Olivia Dunham, Joan Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Peter Bishop
Additional Tags: Crossover

Summary: Olivia might be able to order Watson out, but if Peter's assessment of Holmes held true, she would have more luck clocking him over the head and dragging him to an elevator than using her words.

I posted my original crossovering story, took a cold hard look at it, and said, "...no." Two and a half days later the first draft of "The Adventure of the Sanguine Client" was done. My wrists and I do not recommend this strategy.

Elementary and Fringe are a very natural crossover: procedural dramas with a New York connection in roughly the same time frame. Elementary plays with a variation of the old Law and Order format, filing the serial numbers off contemporary issues before weaving them into a case. A subset of these are more technical than L&O: cybersecurity and the erosion of digital privacy, designer drugs, P versus NP*. That angle is a great lead for something Fringe-ish leaking over into Elementary.

*For those who find this relevant to their interests: 2x02 "Solve For X". There's not a lot of math, but there's a lot of criminal mathematicians.
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In thrilling news, I have received Astrid Farnsworth-centric fic in two exchanges in a row. Fringe Wizardry is a variation on "Astrid is a wizard", and the author's note gives me warm fuzzy feelings: someone liked my fusion-ish idea enough to adopt it and make it their own.

Do people still do the "guess what I wrote and leave a prompt in comments" thing? I think it's dead easy to guess what I wrote, so honestly, I'd rather just throw open comments to drabble-ish prompts and ride the exchange high into additional word count.


Aug. 30th, 2015 10:56 pm
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[community profile] crossovering (1,000 words): all bears have been defeated! The fic is resting before a (hopefully) final round of beta and polishing edits.

Trickortreat nominations are open until September 8th. For the curious, this is the current approved tagset. I've nominated in Babylon 5, Fringe, FMA, Matthew Swift, Person of Interest, Sense8, Star Wars, and Young Wizards, but may shuffle those a bit this week. It's my hope someone will help fill out the Fringe and Sense8 character lists before nominations close.

Right now I am dithering about signing up, because of some RL stuff, but I had a good experience last year, so it's likely I'll sign up. How hard could 300 words be?

(Ha. More like, how hard could plotting to stop short of 2,000 words be.)
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There is a Valdemar fic fest taking prompts! It... seems to be spun off a certain emo Herald-Mage winning an FFA woobie contest, so beware a certain irreverence toward canon.

I've watched the second season of PoI. Now I know how to do the Fringe crossover.

(I do hope S3 brings together Carter, Shaw, and Root in some Bechdel-passing scenario.)

[community profile] crossovering (1,000 words): BEARS.

I'll get past it.
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I flippantly typed "Walter fanfic" during a conversation about S5, and [personal profile] raspberryhunter said, what if the entire S5 turned out to be just the ramblings of Walter writing self-insert RPF and I said WRITE IT.

And she did!

The Transilience of Liberty by raspberryhunter
Fandom: Fringe
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Peter Bishop/Olivia Dunham
Additional Tags: Humor, Crack, Characters Writing Fanfiction, Fifth season never really happened, Critique probably not disguised particularly well as fic

In which it is revealed that the entirety of Fringe's S5 is all the fevered imaginings of a writer with an agenda.

Or: It's scary how much more sense fifth season makes if you postulate it as in-canon RPF.

(And in which the rest of the Fringe team critiques.)

Disclaimer: this isn't very reverent toward the fifth season. And I beta-read, so of course I think it's hilarious.

Other fannish items:

I watched the first season of Person of Interest. It's so easy to sketch out a crossover for Person of Interest mid-S1 / Fringe around "The End of All Things", or "Brave New World", I don't even want to write it. (Olivia's number comes up, Elias and/or HR has cut a deal with Meana, Reese narrowly avoids becoming collateral damage as Olivia saves herself, thank you very much. There is much lampshading of the numbers coming up in NYC - always NYC, how convenient - and violent crime rates in the USA, why these numbers when people get into trouble every day, etc.)

In other news, [community profile] crossovering will get written. Dear story, I am not above locking a couple of characters into an elevator until someone cracks and the plot gets going.
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Dear Crossovering writer,

Thank you! Crossovers are one of my favorite things about reading and writing fic. Please get peanut butter in my chocolate, garnish my orange jucie with mint, go wild with ridiculous ideas you've been looking for an excuse to set loose.

In general, I love genfic, and also enjoy more explict fic too. Background pairings, F/F, F/M, M/M are all excellent options. OT3 is usually my favorite solution to love triangles, and I'm flexible on pairings with one exception: if you're writing Sense8, please don't break up Nomi and Amanita. But adding people to their happiness adds to my happiness.

Do Not Wants: PWP, bloodplay, coffeeshop AU, high school/college AU, explicit descriptions of sexual assault

Pining For: people working together to overcome obstacles, snark, banter, flirtation, people finding common ground, darkfic, postapocalyptic, N Times Crossover Characters Did A Thing.

Fusion or crossover? It's a spectrum, yes to both options.

Above all, have fun. If you know the fandoms you wish to cross and have a story you're burning to write, stop reading and write it! If you're cruising for ideas, have an excessively long prompt list.

Very general starters by canon:

Community: Here's a chance to lampshade tropes in your fandom (thanks Abed!) and bring in some comedy.

Elementary: Sherlock's irregulars encompass many fields of expertise. Imagine Joan walking into the brownstone with a cross-fandom consult in action.

Fringe: altverse version of your favorite characters!

Leverage: the con goes to pieces because the other fandom gets involved, shouting happens, everyone joins forces because Moriarty / Massive Dynamic / this novel's representative of the Lone Power is a problem for both groups. Or, characters have history.

Orphan Black: Someone in your fandom is a clone, or knows someone in the clone club. FYI, I'm a season behind, but don't let that stop you from using the S3 material.

Pacific Rim: who can say "drift compatible" with me?

Sense8: asking for a cluster is a lot to ask. But if you're inspired to write about a psychic connection to seven other people, go for it! Sense8 is very optimistic about people immediately coming together in a cluster and that could be a thing to be affirmed or examined in a crossover.

SGA: Field trip to Atlantis!

The X-Files: ohhh, casefic. Or cases that get taken away (or taken on) by other agencies and organizations.

Young Wizards: character of your choice is a wizard. GO!

Elementary, Fringe, Leverage, Young Wizards: The almost New York pool! )

Fringe, Orphan Black, Pacific Rim, SGA, The X-Files: the mad scientist pool! )

Community, Fringe, Sense8 (TV), The X-Files: Casefic pool, with Community as your comedic ringer. )

Thank you in advance for the wonderful fic you're going to write, I can't wait to read it! Happy crossovering!


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