John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Ten random things: November 13

Ten properties with which Harry Potter has crossed over in fan fiction:

  1. Matilda (movie)
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (television series)
  3. Too Many Magicians (novel by Randall Garrett)
  4. The Changeover (novel by Margaret Mahy)
  5. The Pretender (television series)
  6. Firefly (television series)
  7. Lord of the Rings (novels by J. R. R. Tolkein)
  8. Malcolm in the Middle (television series)
  9. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (telelvision series)
  10. Lord of the Flies (novel by William Golding)

Harry Potter crossovers are on my mind, because I just finished an astonishingly good Harry Potter/Too Many Magicians fic called Plantagenet, which I heartily recommend to anyone who likes Harry Potter fanfic, and because just this morning I received word that the last chapter of a Harry Potter/Firefly crossover I've been waiting to read has finally been posted. I'm familiar with the author, so I expect it to be very entertaining.

Nos. 1 and 10 appear here due to the presence of Matilda Honey and Jack Merridew in a remarkable fic called The League of Extraordinary Adolescents, which also features Harry Potter, Buffy Summers, Jake Berenson (from the Animorphs books) and Jesse Tuck (from the novel Tuck Everlasting). I call it remarkable for two reasons. First, it's a clever idea with a interesting assortment of characters, and a decent plot. Second, it's very poorly written, even by fanfic standards. The concept and the plot are good enough to make me think that with practice and a good editor, the author could turn into a talented writer. Time will tell, I suppose.

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