Title: Inferior Metal
Fandom: Doctor Who/Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles crossover
Summary: Oneshot. A glitch with a time bubble causes Cameron to come face to face with a Cyberman.
Notes: This is a sort-of prequel to the TTSCC series, set at the point when Cameron is first sent back from the future, and ties in with the events involving the Cybermen in the parallel universe of Doctor Who. It's just a little idea I had that I wanted to try out – if the mechanics of a time bubble accidentally got caught up with a parallel universe, what would happen when Cameron encounters their version of a "cyborg"? A couple of initial glitches with it have now been smoothed out.
Title: Inferior Metal
Summary: "We're Cats in Schrödinger's Cradle, and we rewrite history."
Notes: Brief introductory piece for an idea I'm working on. I'm going to develop it more so that the link between time travel and Schrödinger's Cat becomes apparent (as well as having a story, obviously) but for now it's just this short intro-drabble-teaser-thing.
( Schrödinger’s Cradle )
Fandom: Firefly (mixed somewhat with Michael Moorcock's multiverse)
Summary: Set after the events of the Serenity movie. Badger has a job for Mal: to steal the Golden Orrery that is due to be presented to the King of Londonium at the U-Day celebrations. Mal is more than happy to do anything that might disrupt those wanting to celebrate unification, but his seemingly straightforward plan is disrupted when Kaylee finds some rather unusual passengers to bring on board for extra income. Serenity becomes the temporary home to three Core Worlders who have found themselves stranded on the Rim: a terraforming tycoon, his wife and an eccentric hat maker. Their presence on board raises some questions as to why Badger would want to get his hands on the Orrery, and could there really be terrible consequences for the 'Verse if a certain missing hat is not recovered? And what of the mysterious phantom ship that Rim Worlders have reported seeing sailing between the outer planets?
Other notes: This arose from me having a conversation with a friend about shiny hats, and from me having read the Doctor Who book The Coming Of The Terraphiles. It promises to be as bizarre as that book in future chapters, but I'm trying to adapt the story to fit the Firefly universe.
Me as Captain Mal Reynolds. Picture quality’s crappy, but the camera on my phone is awful in artificial light. It’s for a sci-fi themed bar crawl at my uni which isn’t until March, but I’m getting prepared early. I need time to paint up the gun, because I can’t afford an official replica so I’m going to try modifying this toy Wild West-style revolver which I got for a fiver.
Title: Hell Unleashed
Fandom: Crossover - Firefly/Alien
Summary: Set post BDM. When the Blue Sun Corporation revives a 200 year old abandoned research project from Weyland-Yutani, there are devastating consequences for Mal and his crew.
Rating: NC-17Notes: First attempt at Firefly fanfic, so I perhaps haven't got all the characters down as good as I'd like, but I do think I'm pretty good at Alien/Predator fics so hopefully I can still pull this off.
Captain Cornelius was brilliantly mysterious, and I loved how his true appearance was never revealed so it's slightly ambiguous as to whether he's meant to be Jerry or not. However, the papier mache (false) Arlecchino mask and the iron (true) Pierrot mask he wears very much suggest he is meant to be an incarnation of Jerry, as those are the Commedia dell'Arte stock characters Jerry usually fills the roles of. It's also left open ended as to whether the Doctor and Amy might encounter Cornelius again, and I very much hope they do. Or maybe I'd like to read about the Doctor's past with Cornelius and that sword fight they have in Newcastle in 1918...There's just so much potential with this character and I really hope Michael Moorcock gets invited to write more DW stories.
Wouldn't be at all surprised if Moorcock was making a few nods to Blue Oyster Cult in this book. He's worked with them before, and I suspect he may have dropped in a few references to Hawkwind songs as well, but it was the BOC ones I picked up on. Bubbly Boys? The galleon Paine? Oyster Boys and Plutonia, anyone?
My favourite part of it (just pipping Captain Cornelius to the post ever so slightly) was the game of Whackit. I want Whackit to be real so much. It's basically cricket meets archery, and even though I imagine it would be a really dangerous game because of all the arrows flying around it still sounds like so much fun. I just found the idea of whackers and wotsit keepers and 'howzat!' so clever and funny, and I don't even like cricket!
I really want to start a Whackit team now. Anybody crazy enough to join me?
Best of all, it features Jerry Cornelius as a space pirate. How bloody awesome is that? If you've read The Inimical Prey you'll know how much I love space pirates anyway, but I love Jerry Cornelius just as much. I think I've just found a rival for Tevo for when I do the TIP sequel. ;D
I've only read the blurb and I'm trying to be disciplined and save reading the rest it for when I'm on holiday next week, but it's going to be difficult. This is literally my dream book. The only way this could possibly be cooler is if Michael Moorcock and Neil Gaiman were to co-write a multiple Doctors story featuring Nine, Ten and Eleven. (Please let that happen. If one of my DW dreams has come true why not another one?)
I don't think I'll be able to wait. I'm going to have to start reading it now.
Title: The Inimical Prey
Fandom: Doctor Who/Alien vs Predator crossover
Word Count: 51 116
Summary: The Doctor goes to investigate a distress signal from a stranded space crew, but gets more than he bargained for when he discovers the planet they've crashed on is infested with xenomorphs and a hunter species that views humans as fair game.
Title: A Glitch In The System
Rating: T because I don't know where this is going to go, but there's already quite a lot of strong language in it.
Summary: Elias Belman is the captain of an elite unit working for the Temporal Regulation Bureau. Dominie Nova is an amnesiac star voyager. She's also one of Belman's agents, and infuriating though she may be, she has certain abilities that make her incredibly useful to him.
( A Glitch In The System )
Okay, I'm going to archive a few of my fics here if they're complete and relatively short. May as well start with the most recent one.
Title: I Am The One You Warned Me Of
Fandom: Doctor Who / Imaginos Crossover. Mostly Imaginos, although there probably aren't that many readers familiar with what that is. Imaginos is the title character of a rock opera by Blue Oyster Cult, and he's an agent of a group of supernatural beings who are trying to change history. Or at least that's my interpretation of the album. I don't think anybody really understands it.
Summary: The time travelling agent of Les Invisibles encounters the Doctor in Elizabethan England.
Notes: Short mini-fic that came about because I was simultaneously trying to listen to the concept album and watch Doctor Who on TV.
( I Am The One You Warned Me Of )