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09 January 2016 @ 09:55 am
Favorite crossover stories of 2015  
Some favorite crossover stories of the past year, arranged form shortest to longest.

All In A Day's Work by beer_good_foamy (Buffy-centric, crossover with the song "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots", PG-13).
To be fair, Buffy wasn't entirely sure how she was supposed to stop a giant robot about to attack Tokyo. But still, being told that someone else would handle it felt a bit weird.
Yes, it's crossover with a song. Yes, it works. Go read it!

Pieces of Mind by aliceinkinkland (Willow-centric, crossover with Dollhouse; G).
Willow is being scouted by one of L.A.’s top tech companies—but they’re interested in more than her programming skills.
Willow, cute clever power-hungry nerd, always so eager to help. Like, with giving consultations on mind control...

A Messy Process by Bluspirit92 (Spike-centric, crossover with Mistborn book series; PG-13 - but it's pretty gruesome PG-13).
All you need to know about the "Mistborn" is that there is magic that allows to steal people's abilities by sticking metal spikes into them. Perfect crossover opportunity, isn't it?

Shelf Life by beer_good_foamy (crossover with multiple novels and one fanfic, PG-13).
Giles' idea of selling some of his favourite novels at the Magic Box isn't just a bad business idea. When one of Willow's spells inevitably goes wrong, our heroes find themselves trapped in a series of classic novels. Now they have to be good little postmodernists and subvert the hell out of them to get out.
"Faith Lehane/Rodion Raskolnikov" in the list of pairings already suggested that I will love this story, but I couldn't even predict how much. It's just... damn, I can't stop laughing even from thinking about this story.

The Letters (the 84, Charing Cross Road remix) by dragonyphoenix (Anya/Severus Snape, Harry Potter crossover, G).
A relationship in in letters, e-mails, and wedding invitations.
Clever and funny intertwining of both universes, with totally believable crack pairing and guest-starring Cordelia. (Both BtVS and Harry Potter verses don't even know how much they needed Cordelia.)
Story is also being uploaded on AO3, but on Jan 9 it's not fully archived there yet.
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on January 9th, 2016 08:05 am (UTC)
All excellent choices, thanks for posting.
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 10th, 2016 11:46 am (UTC)
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Restfield Placerbfvid on January 10th, 2016 11:56 am (UTC)
Hee, only 11 days, and it's officially up? It looks like a good reason to re-read it again =)
brunettepetbrunettepet on January 9th, 2016 02:50 pm (UTC)
I was intrigued by the first recommendation and ran to read it. it's delightful. Thank you!
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 10th, 2016 11:48 am (UTC)
Glad to be of service)
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Butterflysnogged on January 9th, 2016 04:17 pm (UTC)
Great choices. :)
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 10th, 2016 11:48 am (UTC)
Thank you!
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 9th, 2016 06:17 pm (UTC)
Now they have to be good little postmodernists and subvert the hell out of them to get out.

Hee! Shelf Life is SUCH a great concept!
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 10th, 2016 11:49 am (UTC)
And it's only getting better and better with every chapter)
sparrow2000sparrow2000 on January 9th, 2016 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh I love crossovers. Thank you for highlighting these - adds to the ever-increasing to read list :)
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 10th, 2016 11:51 am (UTC)
Hee, those neverending to read lists... Well, mine grows enormously after every top5 session, too =)
spuffy_luvrbaphrosia on January 10th, 2016 02:30 am (UTC)
Oooh, good recs. I'd missed 'Shelf Life', and that's a crime.
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 10th, 2016 11:52 am (UTC)
That's for sure =)
Beer Goodbeer_good_foamy on January 10th, 2016 09:42 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for reccing! Really appreciate it.

This is a bit embarrassing, though, but "Shelf Life" isn't technically from 2015 - I revised it some this year, but it was originally written a couple of years ago and I just suck at updating AO3. Sorry. But I'm stoked that people are liking it!
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 10th, 2016 11:54 am (UTC)
Well, but you still revised it... a little? So let's say it counts as 2015 entry. It's too amazing to be left out. I will personally fight anyone who says it doesn't belong here!
aliceinkinklandaliceinkinkland on January 12th, 2016 01:22 am (UTC)
Oh thank you so much! I'm pumped to read the others on this list :)
Restfield Placerbfvid on January 13th, 2016 06:28 am (UTC)
Hope you like them!