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I needed a smile today, and Night Watch, 8675 words, a crossover with Torchwood, really delivered on the humour front. The screenplay-style format is perfect for light reading, accentuating the lovely banter and the comedic-yet-sexy storytelling in the fic. It contains Skinner/Jack, Mulder/Ianto, Tosh/Langly and Jack/Ianto.

The Torchwood team arrives in DC looking for a Very Dangerous Alien Device, a delightful premise that the author exploits with skill and grace. Everyone is perfectly in character, and the Mulder/Ianto has a lot of chemistry as well as being surprisingly tender, while the Skinner/Jack is just plain hot.

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Read "Night Watch". Don't forget to leave the author some appreciation, and to nominate your favourite fics!
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This week I am posting a wonderful The X-Files/Dr.Who cross-over story by [livejournal.com profile] finisterre,"The Flexible Concept of Tomorrow." [livejournal.com profile] finisterre is the fic journal of the artist formerly known as Marasmus. She left our fandom, and came to LJ, I suppose, with the big fandom migration from the usenet groups. From what I can tell, she had virtually stopped posting her fic writing.

I didn't want to admit even to myself at the time how much of a high-wire act writing felt like to me and when my friends came in with all kinds of corrections and opinions -- even though they were solicited and almost always correct in what they said, particularly about structure and inauthenticity -- it started to interfere with my enjoyment of the process.

Then last year, she fell in love with the character of Donna Noble from the new Dr. Who series.

On Valentine's Day, she gave us a gift of a story so tender and moving that I can barely type, because I keep having to stop to wipe tears from my eyes. The origin of the story is, quite ironically, a prompt someone posted last year, at the first [livejournal.com profile] xf_pornbattle, for Mulder/Donna: redheads.

Despite this quirky beginning, it is absolutely not a Mulder/Other story, nor is there any porn. The story is definitely MSR, but it would help, if you are not a Dr. Who fan, to acquaint yourself with the character of Donna, most especially with her fate at the end of the 2008 season. Knowing this will give additional meaning to the story, although I read and enjoyed it for the first time knowing nothing more about Donna Noble than that she was the tenth doctor's companion for the past season.

"The Flexible Concept of Tomorrow, or Five Times Donna Noble Remembers Meeting That Bloke With The Stupid Name (And One Time She Doesn't)." Part I and Part II.

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Go read, fall in love, and give praise to the author. This story is officially my favorite cross-over ever. Now I have to start watching that show.


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