So, in lieu of a post today, how about a fic rec discussion?
One of the things I've found in fandom is how it expands your horizons. Even shows or books or other fandoms that I didn't realize I loved, I learned to love once they were crossed with my favorite Watcher.
And some of the most interesting fics at summer_of_giles
have been crossovers. Here are just a few of my favorites:Bibliophilia
(Btvs/Merlin) by glimmergirl
where Glim explores Merlin's long life... through the young eyes of our favorite Watcher.Everything Changes
(Btvs/Torchwood) by starshine24mc
where Michele wonders what would happen if Jack and Giles were to encounter each other in a dark alley one night.Recruit
(Btvs/Harry Potter) by ubiquirk
who imagines a Watcher's council that needs to recruit that irascible wizard Severus Snape.
(though seriously, just check out the crossover tag
because every one is worth reading).
And one of my all time favorite old-school crossovers is by elementalv
's The Key's Watcher / Dark Haven
series (found here if you scroll down the page), where Giles and Dawn are transported into the Anita Blake-verse (written by Laurel Hamilton). When I read these for the first time I realized how *much* I liked the characters from the AB-verse, but also how much cooler they were when Elementalv was writing them because we could see them through Giles' eyes. (And also, Jean-Claude actually got to have some fun with Giles, which I think was good for them both).
So, what are your favorite crossovers?? Links? Share with the comm!