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C is for Crossover (26 Things)

This is from my 26 Things list which can be found by clicking here.

charlie_jae said C is for Crossovers. How do they inspire?


Before I even knew what the internet was or the word fanfiction for that matter, I had an idea. I don't remember how old I was, but I did write about one chapter of a story in a notebook. It was a crossover. I took the worlds from Highlander, Swamp Thing and I Still Dream of Jeannie and started to merge them. I used Richie Ryan, Will Kipp and Tony Nelson, Jr. and tried to bring them together... I never finished that idea (my first WIP!), but my love of crossovers continued.

Then in college at the computer lab late one night, I beheld an awesome sight... I was on www.bored.com and found something called fanfiction. I was intrigued and one thing led to another and, well here I am.

I started looking up Highlander fanfiction and stumbled upon a Highlander/BtVS crossover world called the Wanderer Verse by Steve Pantovich and I lapped up every bit of it... next came the Journey Verse started by Tenhawk and I was hooked.

I hovered on FF.net like many first timers do. Then over the course of reading more BtVS crossover stories, I somehow found a link to something called Twisting the Hellmouth back in its moonlitpath days. Once I found TTH, it was hard for me to go to other fanfiction site. TTH sucked me in to the point I eventually became a mod.

I started out writing slow... and stuck to Xander mostly. Until recently, BtVS crossovers have been the "it" thing for me in fanfiction. Lately, NCIS has clouded my mind. But I'm still holding true to my crossover heritage and have done NCIS/BtVS, NCIS/Supernatural and have the outlines for an NCIS/SGA fic in the makings...

And let me not forget my jump into crossover art. I have a collection called Supernaturally Twisted that contains over 100 chapters of Supernatural crossover artwork with fandoms as rare as Mary Poppins (yes, I said Mary Poppins).

My favorite rare crossover I've done? Why my fanart/drabble of SG1/Where's Waldo called Mirrored. :-)

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dharkapparition
May. 31st, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
It's amazing how people get pulled into crossovers. My introduction into fanfiction started with everything Spuffy until I stumbled upon a crossover link at TTH. Crossover? WTF is that?

Hooked I was. Completely hooked. That was early 2004 and I lurked until Nov before a was comfortable enough to leave a review.

kaylashay
May. 31st, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
TTH is like a... like a... something that grabs you and never lets go...

One day I made a promise to myself to finish that first WIP... it still sits in the back of my mind and with DVD releases of Swamp Thing and my copy to DVD of the TV recorded I Still Dream of Jeannie... well... it's possible.
dharkapparition
May. 31st, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
Hee!

it took me 22 months to finish my first story and I finally managed to wrap it up just because i was determined to finish it and not leave it hanging. (that and i had a sequel planned for it and couldn't see posting that before finishing the first)

charlie_jae
May. 31st, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
Very cool.

Looks like a series of things lead you to where you are today.
kaylashay
May. 31st, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
Yup... and to think I was doing fanfic before I knew others in the world did it to. :-)
moregoth
May. 31st, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
Yeah crossovers rocks!

Me liked Mirrored even if I don't have a clue who Waldo is, but the Jack and Daniel was great!

kaylashay
May. 31st, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
I'm hoping it's just the place your from and not your age that keeps you from knowing who Waldo is. I chatted with someone else back when I did this who was too young to remember and he was popular in the late 80s early 90s.... made me feel old.

Waldo is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where%27s_Waldo%3F

(other countries call him different things... US used Waldo)

It was children books that would have two full pages of a picture with all these people in it. Somewhere in the picture, Waldo was hiding in plain sight and it was the reader/viewer's job to find Waldo. Sometimes it was easy and other times way too hard.
moregoth
Jun. 1st, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
That would be place since I'm of the right age ;).

I looked at the wiki article they where apparently never translated into swedish.
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