April 15th, 2009

Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Crack_Van Rec 7: Crystal Balls by Aingeal. An NCIS/Due South Crossover (PG)

Title: Crystal Balls
Pairings: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard. Benton Fraser/Raymond Vecchio. Abigail Sciuto/Timothy McGee (if you squint)
Length: 4,441
Author on LJ: aingeal8c
Author Website: Armani And Serge: Aingeal's Due South Site

Why this must be read:

This story is a sequel to my previous crossover rec A Meeting Of Worlds and it continues her universe. Aingeal is, to my mind, one of the finest Fraser/Vecchio writers out there (and it for her Due South stories that she is well known).

As with the previous story this can be called crack!fic, but as with all of Aingeal's crack!fic stories, you don't sit there thinking 'what was she on when she wrote this'? you get caught up in her wondrous universe and the characters, even though often not human, are so very much the characters we see on the screen.

The story begins in a perfectly normal way with the NCIS team called out to a body. But it soon becomes far less than normal as Gibbs, Ducky and the team meet up again with Fraser and Ray (who just happens to be a dragon) in their world and once again have a case to solve. It may not be a 'usual' universe, but it is full of the little things that are recognisable as far as the shows and the individual characters go.

The story has all of Aingeal's trademarks (apart from crack) insofar as the banter is superb, the characterisation spot on - yes even when one is a dragon and another a duck - the mutual caring, affection, friendship and closeness that we see in both shows is clear in the story. There is humour, tenderness, casework, bickering, touches of 'will they/won't they', deep caring and superb writing. And despite the crackiness of it, it is easily visualised and heard - it could be an episode from either or both shows.

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Crystal Balls
Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Older Not Dead Promptathon #03 is open for prompts

older_not_dead, the multi-fandom, multi-pairing (slash or het), 'love for the over 40s', Promptathon Community is now taking prompts for its third Promptathon. As with our previous challenge both stories and artwork (icons, banners, etc.) are permitted.

It's a Community that's a mixture of the usual challenge promptathons/ficathons/commentathons/storyathons - with one exception.

The exception is that each half of the pairing, in the stories/artwork, has to be aged forty or older. It doesn't mean that they have to be forty in the television series, film, book, whatever, just that in the story/artwork they both have to be over forty.

Both slash and het pairings from any and all fandoms will be welcome.

The theme for this promptathon is 'First Times' and we mean it in the literal sense of the term when it comes to relationships: i.e. the couple must not already be in a romantic/sexual relationship (they can of course already be friends/know one another). They must get together in a romantic and/or sexual way at some point for the first time in the story/artwork.

Prompts (as many as you wish) may be submitted from now until 24th April and the actual promptathon will begin on 1st May and run throughout the entire month of May.

Full details can be found here.

And please remember despite the name being an NCIS term the community is NOT an NCIS specific one, it is open to all fandoms and all pairings.

Please feel free to pimp this on your own LJ or in communities if you wish to do so.
Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Dreamwidth

Thanks to solo who kindly gave me an invite code I now have a journal over on Dreamwidth.

This does not mean I am abandoning LJ; it's my home, my friends and fandoms are here and I have a permanent account, and I honestly can't see my friends and the fandoms I'm into moving en bloc. That said I like the idea of having a back-up place, just in case.

I'm Nakeisha over there too.
Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Fiction. Two Gibbs/Ducky Drabbles

TITLE: Amare Et Sapere Vix Deo Conceditur
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
FANDOM: NCIS
PAIRING: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
GENRE: Pre-Slash
SUB-GENRE: Angst
SUMMARY: Ducky muses about love.
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 100
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for ncis_drabble 'Foreign Language' Challenge.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

Amare Et Sapere Vix Deo Conceditur



TITLE: A Sophisticated Man
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
FANDOM: NCIS
PAIRING: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
GENRE: Pre-Slash
SUB-GENRE: Angst
SUMMARY:  A companion piece to Amare Et Sapere Vix Deo Conceditur. Gibbs muses about Ducky.
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 100
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for ncis_drabble 'Suave' Challenge.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

A Sophisticated Man