Oct. 3rd, 2010

esmenet: A duel scene from Revolutionary Girl Utena (wakaba+utena)
[personal profile] esmenet
Title: The Journey West
Author: [personal profile] springgreen 
Fandom: Written for American Gods, but can and should be read by anyone.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 430
Summary: Listen, and I will tell you how Monkey comes to America.
Commentary: This is the story that changed the way I think about fandom. From the author's notes:

I wrote this in anger and pain and hope, with the need to see myself in fiction and the knowledge that most stories of America are not my stories of America. I love that one of the central figures of American Gods is Anansi, but I rolled my eyes at the ever-familiar Norse mythology, of the feeling that immigration had somehow stopped way back when, that the new gods were Technology and whatnot. Because while they are, people are still coming here and bringing their own gods and their own stories.

This story is my "fuck you" to the
Chinese Exclusion Act, to the laws barring Asian Americans from citizenship and naturalization, to the Japanese internment camps, to the murder of Vincent Chin. I mock the sentence in the Wikipedia article saying "After World War II, general anti-Asian prejudice largely dissolved."

This story is also my attempt to write myself and people like me into American history; I am American, yes, but I am also not, because I am Chinese, because I will not assimilate, because the red white and blue and the land of the free is what I grew up on, but it's also what kept me out, because I also grew up reading and hearing about Monkey and Li Bai, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Yellow River and Xi'an. It's also not just American; it's an attempt to write people like me into the Western world.

sally_maria: (Doctor 11 - With Box)
[personal profile] sally_maria
Title: Bigger on the Inside
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sentientcitizen
Fandom(s): Doctor Who, Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis
Warnings: No warnings apply
Word Count: ~700
Summary: Everyone says the same thing when they see the TARDIS for the first time. Well. Ish. Crossover.
Commentary: A short piece, but with a wonderful insight into each character and very funny.

“Oh, my god,” she breathed. “It’s-”

“Bigger on the inside,” the Doctor said.

“-incredible,” she finished. “Is this a pocket dimension? My god, you have a pocket dimension inside your phone booth. This is – my god, this is going to revolutionise dimensional theory!”

“Police box, actually,” he said, nonplussed. “Sorry, who did you say you were again?”

“Sam,” she said, blue eyes wide with wonder, gleaming in the light from the console. “Colonel Samantha Carter. I’ve got so many questions to ask you.”
sally_maria: (Sherlock - Shock Blanket)
[personal profile] sally_maria
Title: The Case of the Unwelcome Owl
Author: [personal profile] pandarus
Fandom(s): Sherlock(Moffat), Harry Potter
Warnings: No warnings necessary
Word Count: 7458
Summary: No author summary. There's a owl in their living room, it's the middle of the night and it seems to have brought a letter. Crossover
Commentary: The best kinds of cross-overs are the kind that make you think "of course, that explains so much" and this definitely comes into that category. A wonderful take on the characters and a small snapshot of a larger world that I'd love the author to expand on at some point.

(There's no indication that Sherlock and John have or want a sexual relationship but someone does point out that John is Sherlock's significant other.)

John, still shockily half-asleep, had a bemused moment where his brain bounced back and forth between “Need gun” and “Don't need gun” and back to “Need gun” again. He shook his head, and made himself relax.

“Don't do that,” he said, squinting crossly at Sherlock's unlit face. “I could have bloody shot you, you ass.”

“No you couldn't,” Sherlock replied, sounding bored. “Now give me that. I need to shoot an owl.”

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