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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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    Some of the qualities of matter have changed now, sure, but a lot of investigating remains the same.

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    28 Dec 2013

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    Our Heroes are consulting crime-scene investigators in one of the next universes over from ours, who use technical sorcery the way CSIs in our world use traditional science. Also, Gelert is essentially a very large shaggy dog.

    This is a snapshot of a case that comes up after the events of the novel, but it's sufficiently self-contained that you don't strictly need the novel to understand the world. And reading this should not spoil you for any of the major twists and turns in the novel proper, which is a definite bonus. The author nails Duane's narrative voice and shows an excellent understanding of the magical system; I am very, very pleased indeed to have had this written for me, and if the scene you see here draws you in, I highly recommend the book, which is available in an author's preferred e-book edition direct from Diane Duane's Web site.

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    Diego is looking for a way for Zorro to help a local family, and Alejandro might just be able to provide him with the clue he needs.

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    28 Dec 2013

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    I'm a longtime Zorro fan but a latecomer to the lure of the 1990 series starring Duncan Regehr. This story, though, very much fits the particular atmosphere of that incarnation of Zorro, in which sleight of hand and clever misdirection were as important as inspired swordplay. Another highlight is Don Alejandro's contribution to driving the plot forward. Alert readers may also spot a shoutout to yet another masked swashbuckler....

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    After the war, Ael welcomes the Federation to ch'Rihan.

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    28 Dec 2013

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    This one is slightly hidden, because the "Rihannsu" tag does not appear on the Fandoms page in the Yuletide 2013 collection. That's unfortunate, because this is a pitch-perfect follow-up to the events of The Empty Chair. The dialogue and narration expertly echo the tone of the books, the characters are spot on, and the author has neatly embedded some additional Rihannsu history into the contemporary story -- also very much in the spirit of the original cycle. The interaction between Spock and Ael is particularly effective, especially as Ael confronts one of the consequences of deep mind-meld. This story is a truly superb gift for the fans who brokered the Rihannsu cycle into Yuletide eligibility this year.

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    It's a bit of a surprise when Percy comes to him with his idea, but then Peaceable supposes that his reputation precedes him.

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    28 Dec 2013

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    This inspired crossover is noteworthy for accomplishing a great deal of mischief in a wonderfully concise fashion. The matchmaking is beautifully conceived -- of course the American Revolution's most notorious English secret agent happens to know the French Revolution's premier English provocateur. But there's also a deft romantic turn that's utterly in tune with the tone and sense of the original novel. This is readable whether or not you're familiar with the Pope book -- but if you like what you see, hunt down The Sherwood Ring. You'll be glad you did.

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    Miss Piggy joins Twitter.

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    28 Dec 2013

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    Do not be deceived by AO3's word count of zero for this bit of ingeniousness; it's a drabble in tweets, and AO3 just can't see the graphics as text. And it is hilarious, and totally true to character(s).

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