madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
2017-09-22 11:04 pm

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Shadowed Suspicion Chapter 76

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
Jojo, Fitz, and Thief Girl (Darling) meet back up again, discuss Stand Attacks, and then see something else bizarre.
Word Count: 1091
Rating: Gen
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang standing with his fan, looking peaceful.  Army in background. (peace)
2017-09-21 11:12 pm

Mourn and Carry On

This has been gathering dust since approximately forever.
Oh, and I got to see Wrath of Khan in theatres again.  Good thing too 'cause I forgot almost everything.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Things go wrong.
Word Count: 456
Rating: Gen

        “This job never gets any easier.”  Gibbs hadn’t expected to find anyone in the office this early after they’d run into some rather ugly bureaucratic red tape, but Redgrave’s just sitting in the dark, a cup in his hand, at the desk he commandeered for his own. 
        “You’re young,” he replies reflexively.
        “Yeah.”  The response is only factual, without emotion.  There’s a silence.  Gibbs would like to hate this, this interloper, this meddler.
        He can’t.  There’s no military stint in Redgrave-or-Harris’s file, but he holds himself like a Marine.  He can joke around like DiNozzo, but when it’s time to be serious he’s one hundred percent serious.  Still like Tony, really.  He’s good at his job, he respects the team, he’s honest.  Even when there are things he can’t say, he tries to get around that, tries to at least give a few words to fill in some of the gaps.  His team are just as good as he’d said, since they’d managed to catch a few things in the alley even the trained lab techs hadn’t.  He treats them like they’re family, and they respond in kind.
        The silence stretches out, and then the young man’s face crumples.  He’s trying to keep it together, but it’s hard.  “Two of my Sl—Agents are dead,” he mumbles.  It’s the first slip Gibbs has caught, and even as he feels sympathy move in him, he makes a mental note for later.  “It was just supposed to be a little recon.”
        “Drink?” he asks quietly.
        “It sounds great, but no thanks.”  The only response is a raised eyebrow, but it’s rarely failed, and it does not do so this time.  “I don’t ever want to become my Dad, so.  Starting down that road’s a bad choice.”  It didn’t take much to guess where this was going after the results of Abby’s search came in.
        “Alcoholic?”  Redgrave hadn’t said much of anything, other than jokes, about his life, but the mask was starting to fall out of place.
        “Alcoholic abusive bastard, but let’s not get personal.”  The laugh is bitter, but it’s quickly gone.  “Y’know, the coffee was probably also an eleven, but I went with it anyway.  Now I’m on the verge of babbling like Willow, my heart’s beating at probably about a thousand times a minute, and I’m probably going to shake myself off the planet any second now.”
        That’s enough to put the NCIS Agent on high alert.  “Medical emergency?”
        “Nah, I’ll be okay.  Eventually.”  This time, the smile is real.  “Thanks for the concern, though.”  This isn’t a man used to worry on his behalf.  Gibbs relies on his patience to quiet his anger and goes to get a glass of water for the kid.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (sherlock)
2017-09-20 11:00 pm

Road Map to the Truth

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Xander answers a few questions of his own.
Word Count: 315
Rating: Gen

        “What was all that about?” DiNozzo asks when they finally get done with the man (whom they’ll probably be looking into later to see if they can’t find some reason to call for an arrest).  He’s probably trying to distract himself from Gibbs’ driving, but even Gibbs is interested in the answers.
        Even given the driving, Redgrave could be sleeping, seat leaned back as far as it would go and hands folded behind his head.  The seat’s practically on DiNozzo’s lap, which isn’t helping the fact that he’s not comfortable with the situation.  No one has a grasp on who these people are, and for a man who prides himself on his understanding of people, that’s a problem.
        “Like the claw marks, that map looks familiar.  I’m just not placing it.  As for the rest, culprits from our side of the tracks like hunting at night.  So that’s when we hunt, too.”  He shrugs slightly, barely moving in his seat as Gibbs takes a turn too fast.  “Ophelia—”
        “Orelia,” one of the twins corrects without looking up from her smartphone.
        “What, you mean she’s not from Hamlet?” Redgrave jokes, before looking thoughtful again.  “These lovely shades,” he taps them, “…were designed by a good friend of mine after we binge watched the King of Bling himself, the man who was given a number in place of a name, Mr. 007.  They’re actually a camera.  It’s perfectly legal for me to have them.  Unfortunately, you lot, not so much, so I can’t just lend it to you no matter how much you give me those puppy dog eyes, Stark.”
        “Giving you a number and taking away your name,” DiNozzo responds without even thinking, and then thinks about it.  “That’s—how did you—”
        “Magic,” Redgrave responds with jazz hands and then apparently falls asleep in a moving vehicle being driven by Gibbs.
        He’s certainly brave.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (creative)
2017-09-19 11:53 pm

Offbeat Questioning

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: The NCIS investigators, Xander, and two of his 'agents' go to ask a few questions.
Word Count: 740
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
2017-09-18 10:32 pm

A Little Field Trip

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: They visit the crime scene.
Word Count: 340
Rating: Gen

        It’s slightly worrying when they reach the newest crime scene and the kid is as unfazed as Ducky with the body.  All he does is wrinkle his nose a little and push his sunglasses back up.  “Man, this is worse than back in ’03,” he remarks, voice calm and steady.
        One of his ‘agents’ isn’t quite so lucky; she runs off the crime scene to throw up in the bushes, and the others look a little green.
        “Hey, Sierra.  I thought I said, after you could barely look at the pictures, that you could wait in the car?”  At least he cares about his agents.
        “I didn’t want to be the wuss,” she mumbles, miserable, and DiNozzo quickly takes pity on her.
        “Well, why don’t you help me bag and tag?”  That way, she doesn’t have to look at the giant mass of blood and body parts splattered over the brick wall.
        The quiet one—Isabelle?—nods and takes the camera.  Her manner is no-nonsense and businesslike and Redgrave grins in approval.
        He crouches, staring at the stain fixedly.
        “Redgrave?”  Kate asks, looking disturbed.
        “I’m thinking.”  He points at a particular spot on the wall.  “Those marks?  Pretty sure I’ve seen them before.  Claw-weapons.  Just trying to place them.”
        “We’ll keep the nosy ones out,” the one who’d been hurting Tony says with a smile and takes two of her friend’s arms to join the police at the barricade.
        Redgrave taps on his communications device.  “Willow-lite, you there?”
        “The name’s Orelia, and yeah, I’m here, and yes, I’m going through the databases.  No hits as of yet.  I’ll keep you updated.  Oh, and Willow will be glad to know that yes, the sunglasses are working and probably everyone in the field should wear them.”  She sounds sarcastic, long-suffering even.
        “Don’t worry, she enjoys her job,” Redgrave assures them.
        “We’ll help talk to people,” the last two add together, smiling.  They could be non-identical twins.
        “Get everything you can, and we’ll see you back at base,” Redgrave acknowledges, thoughtful and distracted.

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
2017-09-17 11:55 pm

Out of the Ordinary

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Abby has a report on the ISWC and Xander.
Word Count: 1069
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock staring at the ceiling. (bored)
2017-09-14 11:43 pm

Much Ado About Something

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Buffy reveals a secret to Xander who fumbles through his words and does his best to help.  (...yeah, this still applies.)
Word Count: 875
Rating: Gen

sometimes her life feels like a romantic comedy )

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (ace attorney)
2017-09-13 11:47 pm

Can't Adjust

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Buffy reveals a secret to Xander who fumbles through his words and does his best to help.
Word Count: 1724
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
2017-09-11 11:19 pm

It Never Rains But

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: Yosuke meets the last member of the team.
Word Count: 575
Rating: Gen

of course there's a conspiracy )

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (personatown)
2017-09-10 11:55 pm

Old Prejudice

Main Points:
Persona 4 Ghost in the Shell inspired au
Summary: Narukami's got something against Corporate.
Word Count: 385
Rating: Gen

        Yosuke’s running late.  Most people having to run through the acidic rain would probably have to apply a MedPatch once they got into a building after running through the rain, but he just has to concentrate a little and shake out his hair when he gets inside.  He feels a little like a drowned rat, felt the acid start to eat through his skin, and even with newly regrown skin feels odd, like plastic second skin.  Since he’s a Magician he doesn’t usually have to use manual methods of disguise, but it never hurts to do things the normal way sometimes, keep himself in shape.  It doesn’t do to just rely on tech and magic, because of what might go wrong, because he has to stay responsible.
        His hair still looks a bit odd, but then, it was his fault for not parking closer.  Technically, he could, but he hates throwing around the perks of his new position.  Maybe it’s because he’s a Magician.  It’s better to not draw attention to yourself as a Magician.  Maybe he’d be loudly obnoxious instead of quietly obnoxious.  But it’s useless to speculate about it too much, since he is a Magician and has been one for long enough he can’t guess what it would be like to not be a Magician.
        He takes the stairs three at a time, one hand on the more professional black headphones to ensure they don’t fall off, and before he gets to the top he can hear Narukami yelling.
        Yelling.  The man barely ever raises his voice.
        “I don’t care about your reputation, Mr. Director.  What I care about is finding the killer, and as a police officer I have more authority than a low-level corporate stooge like you.  If you keep refusing to cooperate, I will arrest you for obstruction, and I doubt any Corp employee would fare too well in jail.”
        He’s never, ever heard the Chief talk like that, never casually threaten anyone.  He’s so hard to rattle Yosuke had begun to wonder if his cyborg nature extended to the emotional level as well.
        Uhm, Amagi, on a scale of one to annihilation, how likely is the Captain going to bite my head off for being late?  She intimidates him, true, but less than Satonaka and definitely less than Kujikawa.
        You’re not Corporate.  You’ll be fine.  In fact, you might help his mood, given that I’m almost positive he has a crush on you.
        He blushes and hates that she can tell through the link, because it’s all she can do to hold the helpless giggle in.
        Even after that little Shadow virus stunt.  You’re lucky.
        Shut up, he grumbles, but pushes on the door anyway.
        It’s got something to do with his past, but we’re not sure and I’m not the type to gossip anyway, she adds.
        The Chief whips around, a snarl on his lips, but the words die before they are spoken.  He blinks a little, looking embarrassed, and then smiles.  That might even be a chuckle.  “Didn’t want to fix your hair, huh?  I hope the acid rain wasn’t too bad.”
        Yosuke runs a hand through his hair, annoyed.  “My hair is fine, Captain.  Now that I’m here, how can I help?”
        Narukami sends an image of petting the bedraggled hair, like Yosuke’s a cat, and in retaliation Yosuke sends the best enraged cat hiss back.  Which makes Yu snort even as he starts filling him in about corporate espionage and two heavily mangled bodies.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
2017-09-09 11:23 pm

The Dark Paths of Obsession

Note that Willow didn't actually agree to anything she wouldn't have been doing already.  Because Xander didn't notice.
Also, I hope that everyone in Florida and everyone's friends/family in Florida are safe!
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Willow and Xander deal with Buffy's death (or not) in their own ways.
Word Count: 1137
Rating: Gen

cross the line )

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang standing with his fan, looking peaceful.  Army in background. (peace)
2017-09-07 11:41 pm

Obstacles and Demons

Main Points:
Ace Attorney AU
Chapter Summary:
Klavier runs into some uninformed knights and a demon he used to know.
Word Count: 999
Rating: K
Note: Apollo Justice spoilers. Probably spoilers for the rest of the series, too.

 

it's been going too smoothly... )

 

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
2017-09-06 11:28 pm

Innocent Sin Online: Chapter Fifteen (the party forms)

Main Points: Persona 4 .hack inspired AU
chapter summary: yukiko, chie, and souji meet up with yosuke.  in the past, souji tells his friend how the outing with saki-senpai went and refers to koual as a friend.

word count: 2052
rating: T

 

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (ace)
2017-09-05 11:46 pm

Doctors and Detectives

Main Points:
Dr. Strange/Dresden Files crossover
Chapter Summary: Dresden's going to help Dr. Strange get home.

Word Count: 580
Rating: gen

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
2017-09-02 11:29 am

The Choice of Steins;Gate

whoops i forgot I was supposed to continue JJBA:SS...
~dreamer~

Main Points:
Steins;Gate Universe Optional
Chapter Summary: Okabe and Kyouma's life after the events of the anime.

Word Count: 1029
Rating: gen

 

 

madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
2017-09-01 11:47 am

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Shadowed Suspicion Chapter 75

75.  Wow.
~dreamer~

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
Josuke figures out how to get back to the future.
Word Count: 1853
Rating: Gen
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.

 

 

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock staring at the ceiling. (bored)
2017-08-31 11:47 pm

Get out of Jail...Free?

Main Points:
Constantine/Dresden Files crossover
Chapter Summary: Murphy calls to grump at Dresden about her latest arrest.

Word Count: 450
Rating: teen. for now.
Notes: 1st person.  Quite possibly from the TV!verse although the one thing that I will always include in any 'verse is the Alphas because they're awesome.  (They don't appear in this fic.  Yet.)

          My phone’s old.  It only works about half the time, which Murphy likes to attribute to the fact that it’s old, and I know to be because I’m a wizard.  It says so on my door, after all.  Honestly, older technology is more likely to work for me on that basis than your newest…whatever the kids are calling them these days.  iSomething, I think.
          Unfortunately for me and a late night clearing out imps from an old warehouse, today was one of the days my fickle phone decided to actually work.  Its ring drilled into my ears, but given that it didn’t stop ringing, whoever was on the other end was willing to wait on my lazy butt, and not likely to go away anytime soon.  The quicker I answered, the quicker I could return to the Dreamlands.
          When I picked up, I wasn’t given a chance to greet my caller.  “Please tell me he’s not with you.”
          I blink.  It’s Murphy on the other end, and she’s ticked.  Which is kind of her usual state of being, not that I’m about to tell her that.  I do actually have some self-preservation instincts, despite what some people will tell you.
          “Who?” I stifle the yawn.  She won’t appreciate it.
          As much as I wish it wasn’t the case, being out of the loop happens more often than I’d like.
          “The ‘exorcist’ I just arrested.  Name of John Masters.”
          I try to think, but I’m still feeling fuzzy.  “I don’t think I’ve ever heard of him, no.”  This time I can’t keep the yawn in.  It has a mind of its own.
          “Get you up, did I?”  She’s still seething.
          “Hey, I do work more often than you think.”
          That earns a snort.  Which is a better direction, but it’s important to redirect the anger elsewhere.  “What’d this exorcist do?”  He could be legit, I guess, like me, Chicago’s Only Wizard for Hire.  Most of the time they’re in the spotlight or taking pay, though, they’re fakes.  I’m an exception.
          “Petty arson, trespassing—sound familiar, Harry?”  At least I’m back to a first-name basis even if I resent the implications.  “There’s no question that he did it.  The only reason he’s being let go is the head of the family dropped the charges.”
          I yawn again.  “I’ll ask around.  There are other people I can talk to and you didn’t hear that from me.”
          “I wish you would,” she says, and maybe I should remind her about wishes again.  But not now, because I don’t have the brainpower to argue with her about that.  “Letting him go—my instincts are screaming at me this is a bad idea, and I want to know—I suppose I want to know that even if I can’t stop him, your—wizard cops or whatever can.”
          I sigh and reassure her.  “I’ll figure out if he’s legit.  If he’s real, whether or not he’s registered, they’ll be able to deal with him.  But I’ll definitely want to be more awake before I deal with any Wardens.  Surprisingly, I’m no more a favorite of theirs than yours.”
          She laughs at that.  “I’m pretty sure I still like you better.”  She hangs up before I can respond.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (creative)
2017-08-29 11:35 pm

The Almost Man

Another fun thing from watching the Captain America credits: Peter Stark was a Hydra Lieutenant.  Like, Howard should totally reexamine his life choices, but Peter???  Peter definitely needs help.  /grins
Also, Riley's a decent guy, generally, but that ending was a dick move, and Xander was an ass, so.  Fixing that.  (He'll mess up later, in other ways, but ways that make more sense and aren't just punish Buffy for anything she does.  For one thing, related to this he's gonna forget this about Willow with the whole Alicia thing and she still has to yell at him.)
Plus there is absolutely nothing wrong with being single.  'Course, in canon, part of it is that Xander doesn't see the unhealthy relationship bit of it and is just like "this guy is the best relationship you've ever had" but still.  Meh.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Xander gives Buffy different advice.
Word Count: 1046
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
2017-08-27 09:44 pm

Oversight

I only learned about Cinemark's Marvel XD today but I got to see Iron Man again so it's a fair trade.
Things I didn't notice the first time (from the credits):
One of Downey's assistants was named Christine.
Tony's Catering provided some food for the crew.
I was amused.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Giles doesn't trust the Army, either.
Word Count: 350
Rating: Gen

         Xander doesn’t hear the steps entering his warehouse with his physical ears over the earmuffs and his pounding at the anvil.  It’s the mental tap on his shoulder, courtesy of a new sentry alarm spell he and White Star worked out, that gets his attention, and he carefully places the hammer aside and wipes the sweat off his forehead, tugging the earmuffs down around his shoulders.
         He turns to see Giles crossing the floor carefully, freezing in shock.  “I didn’t—sorry—”
         Xander takes pity on him, crossing the floor and meeting him halfway.  “I’m cool.  You’re not a mad scientist.  I’m not gonna lose my mind now.”
         “I know no one else asked about this, but—if you need to talk about anything that happened, I’m sure your time spent in the Initiative could not have been a cake walk, as you’ve been trying to get the others to believe.”  It’s…impressive, honestly.  Sometimes Giles backs away, doesn’t try to be the father figure because honestly, as a Watcher he hadn’t really signed up for it, doesn’t know what to do.  Now, he’s actually noticing, actually trying, and that—what else can Xander ask for?
         “I’m—I might.  Maybe.  Don’t feel about talking about it now, though, so don’t hold your breath.”  He glances at the papers in Giles’ hands and frowns.  “If that’s homework I’ve missed, you can head right back to your apartment, though.”
         “No—” and yeah, that was a mistake, reminding Giles he doesn’t have his other job anymore.  “It’s—I want help looking through the files the Initiative had.”
         Xander’s mind goes cold, but he steels himself into dealing.  “Do you have digital data as well?  Star could lend a digital hand.”
         “I still have the disks.”  Giles holds them up, still hesitant.  “It’s not…too much, is it?”
         Xander grins, shoving back all the trauma for the others to deal with.  “Hey, I tend to obsessively categorize anything that scares me.  Makes me feel more in control.  That’ll help me, and I can help, too, which always makes me feel better, so count me in.”

madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
2017-08-25 09:38 pm

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Shadowed Suspicion Chapter 74

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
The User of Back in Time steps up his game.
Word Count: 1056
Rating: Gen
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.