madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (red cliff)
i had to look up how to spell 'illyria'...taaaags
~dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 85
Rating: Gen

        Dru’s distressed, swaying around.  “Promise you’ll be careful, Spike.  Dorothy’s coming to town with all her little friends and they’re not as you remember them.  For all the Tin Man’s brains he is the Heart.  The little dog Toto’s got fangs.  Oz is really the Cowardly Lion.  Glinda and the Lion have history and the man behind the curtain puts on a puppet show.  The Scarecrow’s blue and she stole an improved brain by sacrificing her heart.”
        Spike kisses her forehead.  “I’ll be careful, pet.”

The Knight

Jun. 12th, 2017 10:27 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
I had this concept and I felt all nice and original.  And then I read Extremis.
...Soooo, yeah, it's not original, but whatever, I'm still gonna run with it.  If you haven't read it, I recommend it.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: Giles finds the third of his recruits.
Word Count: 700
Rating: Gen

         Alexander Jessie Knight is dying.
         At any other time, the media would be having a field day.  Because Knight is news.  Because he just quietly burst onto the scene, to the point he makes Athena jokes.  And once he was there, well.
         The world apparently can’t get enough.  They just love the schizophrenic nature he has behind the camera, the fact that sometimes you might get Xander, joking and flirty but quiet and respectful and humble, and sometimes you might get Tony (not that the world understands that) who loves the camera and shows off and does all the stunts that people read tabloids for.  Everyone always wants the newest Knight tech.  The stock shares only continue to grow in value.  He wins so many awards, is the focus of so many articles.  Knight Innovations was declared one of the best places to work worldwide in all years since its creation.  He and Kris were declared one of greatest Power Couples of the Age.
         Admittedly, it’s probably an unhealthy obsession for Andrew to be reading every single thing and have his picture of Xander shirtless on his wall but he’s pretty sure Xander knows and hasn’t yelled at him yet, so he figures that’s permission.
         Point is, usually, the world would care.  Especially since happens to be at the same time that Miss Chase has died.
         But the thing is, Miss Chase has died.  Everyone’s dying.  It’s the end of the world, and Andrew knows enough magic to know that they don’t have much chance.
         But he’s selfish, and he’s pretty certain he loves Xander, and if anyone can engineer their way out of this situation, it’s Xander, so he’s putting all his hopes with Xander.
         They’d been working on nanotech.  It’s not completed yet.  May have side effects or even kill Xander.  But given the choices, it’s a chance of death, which is better than the certainty of death.
         It had happened months ago.  Xander had gotten wounded by a demon lord.  It hadn’t mattered, not right away.  It became obvious about a week ago that there was poison or a curse or something slowly eating away at Xander’s brain.  At least, it had been slow, but something seemed to trigger it.  The first clue was his boss collapsing in the middle of the building, hands to his head, but Knight was prone to migraines, so it hadn’t been as worrying as it should’ve been.  Since then, his condition had deteriorated significantly, to the point he was now in a coma.
         “Sorry about this,” he says, and then injects the nanites into Xander’s blood, and given the sudden screaming and twisting it hurts, but Andrew can’t bring himself to feel guilty.
         And then the proximity alarms go off.
         “Star?” he asks cautiously, having never given the same protocols as, for example, Kris.
         Instantly the AI answers, worried.  “Yes, Mr. Wells.”
         “You should probably suit him up.  I’ll go deal with the visitors.”
         He’s sure she notices his voice shake.  She’s an AI with the ability to analyze every single tremor.  She doesn’t call him on it.  “I’ll get Ranger One ready for a house party.”
         When the world explodes like a supernova and then collapses down into the dark, Xander’s still unconscious.  He only wakes later, with Willow kneeling above him.  “This isn’t your world,” she explains before he can even say anything, and he just smiles vacantly at her and yawns.
         “Uhm.  Okay.”
         “Welcome back,” Oz says quietly, and he nods back, super happy.  He really hadn’t been kidding about stealing the werewolf, minus the fact that he’d at the very least respect relationships and wouldn’t have dared.
         “The multiverse is in danger,” Giles says somewhat distantly as he walks into the room.  “I’m gathering a team to help save it.”
         And that’s just begging for a specific response.  Unfortunately, he has no cigars handy, but he can at least say the requisite line.  “I love it when a plan comes together.”
         That gets a mad grin from Willow and amused eyes from Oz, and it’s almost enough to distract him from the fact that he’s hearing Star’s explanation of his world ending without him in his head.

The Wolf

Jun. 11th, 2017 11:48 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: Giles finds the second of his recruits.
Word Count: 565
Rating: Gen

          Oz doesn’t realize there’s anything wrong with his world.  Why would he?  He doesn’t have anything to compare it to.
          Fiction, the news, the internet, the government controls it all.  If all copies of a book 1984 hadn’t been burned, he would’ve seen that this future had, at least partly, been predicted.  But without the knowledge, he didn’t have anything to show what a normal life should be like.
          He’d wondered, once, what awful thing he’d done in a former life to be born in this one as a mutant.  He had to have been a serial killer, or something.  Like every child, he had seen what out of control mutants did.  Ones that didn’t follow the rules endangered the lives of everyone, so of course they had to be controlled.  They’d all watched the tapes.  Of the damage they’ve done.  Of terrified men, women, children huddled up, begging for mercy from uncaring mutants.  He didn’t feel particularly like a serial killer.  In fact, he was often more quiet and kind than his human classmates, but if he didn’t watch his natural instincts it was only a matter of time.  Maybe he’d worked out most of his aggression in his past life, but still had to be punished for it in this one.
          He kept his head down, followed every instruction.  Until one fateful day.
          He sees the girl phase into existence.  Sees the lack of the mutant tattoo marking them as being registered with the government under the Mutant Registration Act before the shouting policemen do.
          They’re pointing guns at a terrified little girl.  Guns.  They’re screaming at her, about to shoot her.  And something just snaps.
          He’s never wolfed out in anger before.  Always under order, always obedient.  He’s not obedient now, as he changes and grabs the kid and runs.
          He’s never told whether he killed the policemen.  The newspapers say so, but the girl—Marcie Ross, as she introduces herself—says that the newspapers don’t always tell the truth.  It’s a foreign concept for him, but she finally manages to convince him that people lie.  He still doesn’t fully understand the reasoning behind it, but then, according to her, he doesn’t have to.  He doesn’t have to attempt to lie—ever—because he can just be silent instead.
          She explains that her parents were killed before they could register her.  That because of the rules, she couldn’t register herself.  An adult had to do that.  That there were plenty of other orphans like her who faced firing squads just because their parents had died as peaceful protestors or pamphlet-writers or even for listening to the wrong music.
          There’s a near call, but then he hears a voice in his head, and sees a red-head with a shy smile, and they’re led to what turns out to be a safe haven hidden in the world.  The leader, a Miss Grey, is apparently not all there, but she seems coherent enough as she banishes the red-head and another, an older man.  They’re not mutants, despite the fact that they can twist the world and hide two fugitives with one gesture of their hands.
          Marcie will be safe, and he has the feeling these two might need him, and Miss Grey isn’t happy about him leading others here in the first place.  So he offers to go with the two, and they say yes.

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
EDIT: I TOTALLY FORGOT THERE IS ACTUALLY A LEGIT WEBSITE THAT DOES THIS IN-UNIVERSE.  IT'S CALLED DEMONS, DEMONS, DEMONS.
/cackles madly
~dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Xander comes up with another invention to try to help save lives.
Word Count: 575
Rating: Gen

         Xander’s chipper when he appears, coffee in hand, for the research summons.  The only time this is ever true is when he’s been up all night and isn’t even aware he probably should’ve slept, so Willow’s a little concerned.  “I’ve been thinking,” he begins.
         “Uh-oh,” Giles responds, sarcasm evident in both syllables, and Xander grins, unhurt.
         “Har bloody har,” is his response, only the ghost of the accent is actually kind of accurate, and that’s weird and new.  “Anyway,” he continues, now that Giles is quiet in what is probably shock, “…the whole idea with the scanning wasn’t a bad one.  We just needed to be a little more careful.  Star and I have determined that her reading things silently is like a human reading things silently because she hasn’t been able to cast any chanty spells like that, so if we have her read and store information, it won’t lead to any Moloch-shaped situations.  Of course, we’ll use one of her forks, just so the original isn’t in any danger, but I was thinking,” he turns to Willow, “…we could maybe create a database.  Include an intent option for access, so, say, if you have a close encounter of the ghostly kind, you can access the information about ghosts.  Stuff pertinent to your unique unfortunate situation.  If you don’t—say, if you’re, say, the government trolling for data—it’s like the database doesn’t even exist.  We’d need to use a blend of magic and tech to pull it off, which, happy days, is just what I specialize in.  Whaddya say, Wils?  Sound like a good time?”
         “We could save more lives, and it’s an interesting project…” she answers cautiously, able to follow the nonstop talking.  “But let’s shelve it for now, okay?  More immediate life-saving right now.”
         He blinks like he’s completely forgotten why they’re even there, and then looks around.  “Oh.  Right.  Yeah, okay.”  He sits down and begins gulping down the coffee.

The Witch

Apr. 22nd, 2017 11:25 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
Unexpected roommate trouble = bad.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Avengers Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: Giles finds the first of his recruits.
Word Count: 380
Rating: Gen

          Willow Danielle Rosenberg is Sorceror Supreme.
          She really hadn’t intended to become that, of course.  It was just kind of a side effect of a lich stealing her girlfriend’s mind at a party.  The thing had called herself Glory, and, of course, had used a glamour to not look like the undead bitch she was.  She’d explained when confronted that she needed the energy to continue to live, and she had to get that from somewhere.
          And Willow would serve as a good snack, too.
          She’d met her girlfriend at an occult club.  They giggled about how hokey it was, or were occasionally annoyed.  But there were a few more realistic things, and she calls upon the power of the Vishanti now, and a protective dome appears above her and Tara, and the next thing she knows there are strange people in robes bursting in.
          She huddles in on a lost Tara, stroking her hair and whispering that everything’s going to be okay, even though everything’s not going to be okay, as the fight with the lich makes the house crumble around them.
          And then the robe people use some sort of spell and they appear in the party and nothing’s destroyed and they explain that she’d accidentally pulled them into the Mirror Dimension.  Somehow.
          From there, going with the strange people in the robes to learn to use the magic she’d always believed in, especially when they tell her that she might be able to learn to heal Tara, is an easy decision to make, in that it’s not even a decision at all.  A decision implies that she has a choice.
          It’s not easy after that.  Tara finally gets to the point where she has good days, which is something.  And her mentor and the Ancient One die, and she has an issue with drawing power from the Dark Dimension, but she becomes the Sorceror Supreme eventually.
          So when her mentor shows up again and tells her that the universe is in danger, she signs up immediately.  He’s not from this universe, obviously, but other dimensions are old hat by now.  She leaves Tara in Kamar Taj.  It’s safer there than where she’s going.  She’d leave Tara in the Sanctum, but it tends to get attacked a lot.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
Whoops, technical difficulties.  Literally fell asleep at the keyboard.  Fixed now.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Avengers Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: Rupert Giles tries to determine the best way to stop a mad chaos sorceror.
Word Count: 380
Rating: Gen

              It takes research, years of it, but due to his use of magic he’s not exactly entirely human, anymore, and it’s worth it.  He doesn’t let himself think for a second that Ethan had not followed him.  He’s scheming and biding his time, preparing for the next confrontation, just as Giles is doing.  He discovers that more than one dimension has become unstable, likely as a result of Ethan’s meddling.  He finds what appears to be a nexus after a good deal of searching.  A young woman named Buffy Summers.
              The name is familiar.  It takes him a little while (and a memory recall spell) to discover that she was a Potential Slayer that had gone unnoticed by the Council.  Merrick had showed up and attempted to train her, but she’d been targeted by a wetworks team and Merrick had also died when he’d attempted to protect her.  Rupert had counted that as a loss; Merrick had been a friend, and it only proved that he couldn’t bear to condone such behavior.
              Perhaps his father had been right.  Perhaps it would’ve been better if he had become a Watcher, rather than Ethan, to try to correct the corruption, fix it from within rather than letting it be torn apart entirely, but hindsight wouldn’t fix the situation.
              Buffy (and who would do that to a child) is well-hidden.  Finding her involves beseeching a couple light goddesses he’s fairly sure are not on speaking terms with Ethan, so she’s protected for the moment.  She’s quote-unquote normal, placed in the insane asylum for being unable to tell the difference between her world and others.  It’s a gift, but no one she knows sees it that way.
              The problem is convincing her of the truth.  The problem is keeping her safe once he’s gotten her out, because he’s fairly sure it’s the banality of her situation that keeps her protected.  So he keeps looking, finds a few lesser nexūs that he can get to join his cause.  To save the world.  His world had fallen, a divided front.  Ripper can’t save the world on his own.  He’s a loner, but he’s not willing to just let Ethan have his way, and if teamwork is what saves the vast multiverse then that’s what he’ll do.

madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Avengers Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: Rupert Giles and Ethan Rayne trade words over the ruin of a world.
Word Count: 360
Rating: Gen

          Giles stands, lips braced in a dangerous snarl, amid the smoking ruins of his world.
          There’s nothing left, really.  The Council and the Slayer line were the first to fall, victims to betrayal from within.  The only thing that’s kept him standing this long is the Shard of Stronnos, and even that has its limitations.  Rupert himself is beginning to feel the effects of a long, prolonged struggle.  All of the artifacts, gone, and used to wreck havoc.  The cities torn apart.  All semblance of government killed mercilessly, the remnants scattered, on the run, prey to any demons, entities, or servants of chaos they might happen to meet.  It is not a dead world, not yet, but it is a dying world, and that thought fills him with more pathos than knowing that his world is gone.
          Ethan Rayne, former Watcher, smiles.  Even at his worst, Giles would never have believed it would come to this, yet here they are.  First Rayne had been considered loyal; then he had not been considered a threat.  Both grave mistakes that there was in all probability no coming back from.
          “You know this is not the end, old friend,” Rayne taunts.
          Giles raises a weary eyebrow and looks around at their surroundings.  “How is this not the end?”
          “You think too small.”  He raises his hands and gestures at their surroundings.  “This is only one world in a universe of possibilities.”
          Giles’ eyes widen in horror.  “You aren’t—”
          But he doesn’t finish the words.  Not when he knows they’re untrue.  Rayne certainly would.  There’s a glimmer of insanity in his eyes, just the right amount to make him dangerous.
          So instead, he closes his eyes and begins chanting.  Rayne recognizes what he’s doing and begins hurling objects at him with telekinesis, but the magic addiction is actually weakening Rayne slightly, and Giles uses the Shard, turning the matter into energy to fuel the spell.
          And then he flings himself out into the multiverse, puts his faith in the Powers That Be or anything that might be listening and sympathetic, that even if he cannot save his own world, he can save others.

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (jiraiya|yosuke)
The reason there are so many of these is because I pre-wrote a gazillion of these during winter break because I was kidnapped by plotbunnies and so then I just have these sitting around.  I give them a once-over, get them to a nice even 5's word count (or just a number that amuses me), and post.  It's fast and simple and doesn't require much brain power compared to, say, writing an entire new Shadowed Suspicion chapter.
Much as I hate to leave it on hiatus like this.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Mostly, Giles has preferred to pretend that he set everything back to normal when he destroyed the bust.
Word Count: 575
Rating: Gen

 


madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (phoenix)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Xander has to deal with the aftermath of the battle and the loss of a friend.  (Not one of the main Scoobies, but still.)
Word Count: 1046
Rating: Gen, Angst

 

 

madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
Xander, or Johan, finally gets to call his family (new and old).
Word Count: 1332
Rating: Teen
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.

madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
Jotaro receives a call...
Word Count: 1683
Rating: Teen
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.

 

 

madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
Dawn has a secret she's been keeping...
Word Count: 1051
Rating: Teen
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.

Chapter 47: Frontline )
madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
The Scoobies try to bring their new allies up to speed and come to a few realizations...
Word Count:
Rating: Teen
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)

This craving for cheese I get every time I upload Shadowed Suspicion?  Clearly the work of an enemy Stand User.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
It's time to call the War Council, comprised of a number of familiar faces...
Word Count: 1439
Rating: Teen
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.

madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
This song sounds kind of DiU.  Great.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
Buffy's getting sick of just sitting around, and she's not the only one.
Word Count:
Rating: Teen
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.

Chapter 43: Calling All Hearts )
madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
It's story time for Josephine, and it's not a pleasant tale.
Word Count: 1,381
Rating: Teen+ if that's a thing.  Think of the darkest Jojo's and Buffy moments.  It's not super in depth, but it's pretty much on par.
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.  ALSO, IT GETS JOJO'S DARK.  READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
I think sometime soonish I'll stop tagging all the characters, except for maybe POV character (& Josephine for Buffy since that's how this is turning out) because at some point soonish it's going to get spoilery.

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
Giles and Willow finally explain their side of the story.
Word Count: 1548
Rating: K
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.  READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)
Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary: Giles has a talk with Xander.

Word Count: 1792
Rating: K
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.  READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

 

madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)

Main Points:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure/Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU
Chapter Summary:
Xander spots a dangerous artifact, and the Stone Mask begins to haunt his dreams.
Word Count: 1376
Rating: K
Note: HERE THERE PROBABLY BE BUFFY/JJBA SPOILERS.  READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

A/N: It's probably important to mention at this point that there are several different types of vampires that will be running around in this fic.  The first is the 'normal' (at least, to the Watcher's Council) brand of Buffy vampires.  There's a lot of emphasis on family lines and intrigue between different groups and Master Vampires holding power.  (Some vampires just want money or to watch the world burn.)  The recently vamped are pretty weak and fairly easy even for humans to stake, and they grow in power as they age (i.e. survive not staking).  They're stronger than normal humans and faster, but other than that they usually have to train or learn magic or the like just like humans.  They feed by sucking blood, and can pretend to be human usually, though when angered or otherwise wanting to go into combat have a 'Game Face' which appears much more feral than the human visage.  They cannot enter homes uninvited and can be killed by decapitation, staking, sunlight, fire, and holy water.

In other words, the vast majority of them are the wimpier, easier to kill cousins of Jojo's vampires.  Ancient vampires are far more likely to be tougher, but still provide more ways to kill them.

JJBA vampires usually feed by sticking their fingers into the bodies of their victims.  Sunlight works, and fire weakens them, but good luck trying the other methods.  Those who run into these vampires with either Hamon or Stands (which do more damage than just ordinary fighting, but you'd still need to have more endurance than the vampire in question to survive that) have an edge over the ordinary populace, but the fact that these vampires are still a lot tougher still remains.

The Turak-han introduced at the end of Buffy are probably related—like JJBA vampires, only fire and sunlight and massive damage really do anything to them, but they're more likely to kill you before you can kill them.  Still, they have very little in human intelligence, more the sort of predator cunning, and as far as anyone's aware did not used to be human.

If anything else needs clarified, don't hesitate to ask!

CAST OF CHARACTERS APPEARING IN CHAPTER 1

Spike-A Buffy vampire with a soul who's joined up with the Watcher's Council.  Like Angel, he is of the line of Aurelius, but doesn't trust magic.  He likes to talk about how he's still the Big Bad, but he's practically adopted this group as family, and if you threaten them, he'll do his best to show you why he kept the nickname "the Bloody".

Glory-A Hell goddess the Scoobies fought.

The First-The First Evil.  As an insubstantial ideal, the First could not physically affect the world, but could use agents and also take on the appearance of the dead to torment its enemies.

Angel-Also a Buffy style vampire.  Nicknames: Deadboy, Peaches.  He also doesn't tend to use magic, despite being of the line of Aurelius, but is more knowledgeable in such things than Spike.  He tends to brood a lot, but if he's not currently evil or brooding too deeply, he's definitely useful in the good fight.

 

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