Gray Cardinal

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  1. Castle (17)
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (14)
  3. NCIS (8)
  4. Kim Possible (Cartoon) (7)
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  1. Summary

    If "Jackson Hunt" isn't who he claims to be...

    ...and if half the people he's worked for turned out to have HYDRA connections...

    ...where do you suppose Alexis Castle might get her first post-academic job?

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    From the farthest corners of the Buffyverse come....crossovers. Very often, really weird crossovers. Fortunately, they're short....

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    Short holiday-themed ficlets or drabbles from a variety of fandoms, written on a (mostly) daily basis.

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    Futurefic. Alexis goes off to college...and makes a phone call to Kate Beckett that may change everyone's lives.

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    Who knew that Shego, card-carrying minion of evil, wrote fanfic in her spare time (let alone that the fanfic was meltingly hot slash)? And who'd have thought that her slashfic could cause so much trouble?

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  1. Rec 3

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    When Polly gets lost in the US, she seeks out her only mortal (actually, only in general) friend.

    AKA How Button-Bright ended up in that popcorn snowdrift.

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    24 Dec 2016

    Bookmarker's Notes

    A perfectly delightful and thoughtful extrapolation from what Baum gives us of Button-Bright's history, well-reasoned in detail and well-rendered in tone and style. I think the angle it takes on Button-Bright is exactly on target, Polychrome's difficulties in non-magical America are all too plausible, and the narrative deftly acknowledges some of the more problematic issues without becoming overly risqué. Also, the story fits itself ingeniously into the overall Ozian timeline -- clearly, its author is well and wisely versed in the larger canon.

  2. Rec 1

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    24 Dec 2016

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    Of course Danilo is going to test a mystery portal by stepping into it (and leaving Arilyn and company to try and figure out what went wrong). At which point it makes perfect sense for Arilyn to put the puzzle in Khelben's hands, and then to go and consult Elaith when that doesn't immediately resolve matters. Some of the ensuing developments boggle the mind a bit, but then again that may be what you get when unplanned time travel is involved. A highly amusing and entertaining adventure in an under-served corner of Forgotten Realms canon.

  3. Rec 1

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    A podfic of "Facing the Music" by Gray Cardinal.

    "No, worlds music, with an S."

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    16 Mar 2016

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    I honestly didn't realize till I'd heard this just how well it works as an audio piece, most especially with the songs included. I am delighted and honored to have been so well podficced here.

  4. Rec 29

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    When Germany invades Arendelle, Loki wants to keep the promise he made to Elsa to protect their people. But these mortals are far more dangerous than those he knew, especially the Red Skull, and Loki can't avenge Arendelle alone-- he needs Captain America and the Howling Commandos.

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    05 Mar 2015

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    Both a worthy successor to the earlier stories in this series and a beautifully executed tale in itself. I think it hangs together reasonably well even if one has yet to read the prior tales -- which is to say, I think MCU fans can easily come in here and then go back and pick up the Frozen arc (though having said that, reading the series in order is probably the best overall experience). What's been built here is a remarkably seamless fusion of the two universes, and that has utterly fascinating implications for the modern-era Avengers continuity when we get there.

  5. Rec 3

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    While playing host to the Narbons, Mell gets tracked down by a relative... of sorts. But hers isn't the only unexpected family reunion in store, and soon the whole crew is on a cross-country Narbon-vs.-Narbon chase. Blood may be thicker than water, but are nanites thicker than blood?

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    29 Dec 2014

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    For some reason, I didn't move on to Skin Horse after encountering and falling in love with Narbonic two-thirds or so of the way in. Now I may have to change that, because this is at once a totally spectacular post-canon Narbonic adventure and a dropped-in-at-the-deep-end Skin Horse caper, and while I haven't read the latter strip at all, the story is hyperactively madcap enough that it holds up regardless. Also, if I didn't know better, I'd seriously think I'd written this myself, because its style and structure remind me of my own Kim Possible/Narbonic crossover from some years back. (I emphasize that this is a reminds-me-in-a-good-way note, not a criticism or complaint.) Mad science has never been more fun than these characters make it, whether in Shaenon Garrity's hands or those of the present fanwriter.

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