Guess I'd best cross-post my own little project, especially since someone else has already mentioned The Open Door
The work in question is The Doorstop
, a sprawling Space Opera
created in reaction to the above fanfic. It's a single-divergence AU with a somewhat deconstructive take on the original's premise - to say what that divergence is would be a considerable
spoiler, but suffice it to say that it occurs prior to the events of the story, and has very wide-ranging repercussions indeed.
And yes, there are explosions. Lots of explosions. Plus some strategically-significant Gratuitous Swahili
Two men stood in the office, both in the rather garish neon-trimmed clothing that appeared to be standard-issue on this world. One was the sort of unobtrusive clerkish type who was seemingly cloned in vats across the multiverse, and the other was a tall, craggy-featured individual dressed in a predominantly white outfit that looked very much like some sort of military uniform.
"Ah, hello," the latter said in a deep, smooth voice. "You are Colonel Yagami, yes? A pleasure to meet you."
"Likewise," Hayate replied. "Sir, we approached you because-"
He cut her off with a gesture and an amused smile. "Don't tell me. You're having problems with a bunch of well-intentioned extremists who are apparently trying to prevent some vast cosmic catastrophe and inflicting far more harm than good in the process. That about cover it?"
She stared at him. "How did you know
"We get a lot of those around here. I used to be one myself, in fact." He turned to the clerk. "Hoshino, get our guests something to drink, would you?"
"Of course, President Rossiu."
I should note that despite the amount of time that has passed since the last update, this is not
a deadfic. Chapter 44 is completed (though not posted yet - I like to update in chunks), and Chapter 45 is under way.
As for crossovers written by other authors, my personal favourite is the Discworld/Harry Potter fic End of The Line
. Other good ones include Thousand Shinji
, a 40K/NGE cross which I believe to be markedly superior to its sort-of-sequel (though this may simply be nostalgia speaking - it was one of my first NGE fanfics), The Finale Of The Ultimate Meta Mega Crossover
, a brief, pleasingly audacious work by Eliezer Yudkowsky that lacks most of the problems I associate with the author, and Unfamiliar
, a Prototype/Zero no Tsukaima fic that is just really fucking awesome
edited 29th Jun '11 5:15:42 PM by Iaculus