partly: (Adorable)
Title: Unintended Consequences
Fandom: White Collar, Criminal Minds
Characters: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Aaron Hotchner, Emily Prentiss
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4018
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: Fanfic, for fun, not profit.
Summary: What does the BAU want with Neal Caffrey? (This was written for [livejournal.com profile] bluflamingo in the 2010 [livejournal.com profile] xoverexchange. I can't believe I didn't post it here.)

Neal walked into the White Collar division fifteen minutes late and more than a little surprised that Peter wasn’t waiting at the door ready to give him a hard time. )
partly: (Fanfic)
Title: Rain Check
Fandom: Criminal Minds, SPN
Characters: Aaron Hotchner, Ellen Harvelle
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: Fanfic, for fun, not profit.
Notes: An investigation takes Hotch into Harvelle's Roadhouse. Written for the LJ Comm Cossoverland.

The moment he walked into  )
partly: (AllThat)
Watching Millennium with Myr. She notes the quotes that start each episode. The "flashbacks" to the crime as Frank profiles what happens. The reluctance of the local LEOs in accepting what Frank says. The conversations on how hard it is to be normal when dealing with the evil in the world. We just hit an episode where the murder victims are fed to pigs.

Myr goes: "Criminal Minds has a secret crush on this show, doesn't it?"

Hee. I always thought so.

I've always had the mad desire to write a Criminal Minds fanfic that featured Jordon Black with mentions of Frank. Doesn't have a plot, but it's a temptation.
partly: (Fanfic)
I did this list for a crossover discussion on [livejournal.com profile] spnroundtable. I thought I'd post it here because they are all good stories.

Keep in mind who I am. These are gen stories that stick close to canon (mostly) and are all about the characterizations. Since romance and porn usually bore me, I'm not going to recommend them. Crossovers do tend to be AU-ish, but the ones that go massively off track are labeled as such.

[livejournal.com profile] jujuberry136 has two SPM/CM fics: The Time Has Come to Be Gone and When You are Done. They are both set more in the Supernatural world than in the Criminal Minds one -- although I really like how she merged the two in the sequel. Some of the things in the plot are AU enough make my canon-obsessed self squirm, but it's done so damn well that it doesn't distract from my enjoyment of the fics. The characterizations are amazing and she manages to make all the characters smart and valuable, something that is almost impossible when dealing with a crossover that has some many characters.

[livejournal.com profile] art_savage wrote This Bitter Earth which is my favorite CM/SPN crossover to date. It's more Dean than Sam and she limits the number of CM people involved but, IMHO, it makes for a solid story that way. I hold out hope for a sequel. The very best thing about this fic is the wonderful characterization of Dean and of the boy's relationship at the end of season four. Dead on, but yet not completely lacking warmth and love.

Off LJ, kikkimax has two fics Defect and it's sequel Hell, and Back. Set after season two they are AU. I enjoyed the first one but in all honesty, I haven't read the sequel because it was so very AU. Remember, though, that my not reading the fic had nothing to do with the quality of the fic, but rather my inability to remove my canon blinders. I enjoyed the characterization in "Defect" and really liked how she used all the characters and her plot to get Dean out of his "deal with the devil". I also need to point out that I really don't like Gideon, but this fic made me forget that.

Over on ff.net, I like Hunters and Prey/Facade by PaBurke. It's short but good. Once again it's well-written enough for me to like Gideon. I really think she captures the difficulties the CM team would have if they would run to the Winchester brothers. Not in profiling them, but in dealing with the unknown that they are.

While searching for links for these recs, I also ran across a crossover by [livejournal.com profile] buffyaddict13 called Haunted Minds. I haven't read it, so I can't exactly recommend it, but I plan on reading it and thought I'd share. ETA: This fic is a WIP. Sorry 'bout that. It is a wonderfully well written WIP, a tad more emo than I usually go for but well-written enough to keep me going. It's heavily Reid-centric, but (IMO) keeps him in character. I feel the need to point out that, without an ending I just can't call it a "rec" because the ending will determine if I would ever read it a second time and wanting to reread a fic is paramount to me reccing it.

Added via a comment: [livejournal.com profile] baylorsr gives us Redux. Because of the type of fic it is, I'm only giving you her tease: "A Criminal Minds AU gen crossover. Takes place after 1.22, Devil’s Trap, immediately following the car accident. Agent Hotchner has been wanting to meet the Winchester family for a long time." It was well done and despite my dislike of AU fics, I will add my recommendation.

Added via [livejournal.com profile] kuroaloeart: [livejournal.com profile] lilaeth wrote Eat It, Twilight. It's a long piece (written for a big bang, I think) set in the fifth season of both shows. It takes a fairly harsh view of Twilight fans (or teenaged girls), but it's got the characterizations down pretty good. Fair warning: This is set between "Good God, Y'all" and "Free to be You and Me" and has all the issues that the boys had then.

I think that covers it. Hope you like them.

Oh... if you know of one that's not listed here, let me know. I've also ran across several NCIS and Numb3rs crossovers. I will share them at some future point.
partly: (Pondering)
I read an OpEd piece today that caught my eye. I usually don't read them because, like books with the words "A Novel" on the cover, they are often are about people I don't like and strive to prove things I don't agree with. Still, I dabble in them every once in a while and usually regret it right away. Today was no exception.

Long and philosophical )
partly: (Dean)
If I linked you here, I'm sorry.

The recs are actually here.

Sorry again.

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