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Fandom: House/Angel crossover
Pairings/Characters: Robert Chase, Cordelia Chase
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: ~4,000
Spoilers for: later seasons of Angel
Author: Roga
Website: Roga on Ff.net
Summary: Where Chase meets his American cousin and New Jersey is surreptitiously mocked.
Why: Welcome to Awesome Ideas 101, where it turns out that Cordy and Chase are actually cousins and become friends. I loved seeing these two characters interact and take part in each other's lives. (Seriously, don't even try to tell me that the idea of Cordelia meeting House is not epic.) Also, the ending of this kind of killed me, in that way that awesome fic has a tendency of doing. Funny in some places and melancholy in others, this is a wonderful story for both Cordy and Chase.

The One With the Chases by Roga
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Fandom: House
Pairings/Characters: Cuddy, House
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: 3,000
Spoilers for: Three Stories
Author: queenzulu
Website: Panfandom
Summary: What if Cuddy had been the injured doctor and House had the choice to make?
Why: Oh, man. What do I say to convey to you how awesome this fic is?

First, look at that summary again. Yeah, I know that I'm kind of addicted to the 'what if' brand of AU, but seriously, how can you not be intrigued by the idea of House and Cuddy switching places? How would things be different? Part of the reason House can make his insane decisions is precisely because he doesn't get close to his patients. So what happens when you throw this kind of situation at him, when it's someone he's friends with and maybe even cares about beyond friendship? Clearly, it's an idea with a lot of possibilities.

Stylistically, this story is also amazing. It's written in 2nd person, which I don't usually like, but it works beautifully here. The author has a gorgeous lyrical style that draws you in and refuses to let you go. I think that I would read just about anything, as long as it was written in this style.

Finally, the characterization is wonderful. The author has clearly thought long and hard about what would change if you turned the situation like this, and the result is perfectly drawn. I was completely convinced: Yes, this is what House would do; Yes, that is how Cuddy would feel.

In short, I really don't think that this concept could have been better executed by anyone else. This is an amazing story and if you have any interest in the House fandom at all, I suggest you go read it right now.

Porcelain by queenzulu
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Fandom: House
Pairings/Characters: Foreman, a patient (the diving girl from episode 119)
Rating: G
Wordcount: 817
Spoilers for: episode 119
Author: eudaimon
Website: none
Summary: Underwater, she still dreams of him. When you almost touch the bottom it's like dying, a little. It's like leaving the world.
Why: Yeah, remember the diver girl from episode 119? (Don't worry, neither did I. Here's a refresher if you're at a loss.) Well, this is a story that visits with her again, in the future, a concept that I'd never seen done before. And not only is it done, it's done well. The language the author uses is beautiful and the view of House and his fellows from the outside is compelling. This is short, but I think it'll be sticking with me for a while.

as heroes are by eudaimon
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Fandom: House
Pairings/Characters: House, Chase (maybe hints of House/Chase, but not too much)
Rating: G-PG
Wordcount: 1,091
Author: supacat
Website: !supacat online
Summary: House likes solving mysteries.
Why: Chase is my favorite character on House, so I've really missed him in his current 'there but not really' role. That's definitely a huge part of why I enjoyed this as much as I did. The other part is just that it's so perfectly in character for Chase and the way that House sees him. The author's style of writing is also great, short and to the point with no unnecessary words.

Six Ways of Looking at Chase by supacat
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Fandom: House
Pairings/Characters: Chase, House
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 1,541
Author: Chase got hired because his father made a phone call. But really, that's just an excuse.
Website: Andrealyn's Archive
Summary: andrealyn
Why: I really love this version of how Chase got hired. My love starts with the previous fellows, who are quirky and fun to read without taking up too much space. It continues as Wilson makes his appearance and House finally shows up. However, it really picks up with the phone call, which is just so perfectly House that I can't help but laugh. The best part, though, is Chase's differential diagnosis of whether or not he's going to get hired. I really like Chase's idea of why he's going to get hired, which is something that never occurred to me before. And in the end, I really love this story for the insight that it offers into both House and Chase.

Diagnosis: Hired by AndreaLyn
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Fandom: House
Pairings/Characters: House/Wilson
Rating: NC-17
Wordcount: 11,000
Spoilers for: up to "Half-Wit"
Author: queenzulu
Website: Panfandom
Summary: House subtly seduces Wilson. Somehow.
Why: This story has everything that you would expect from a great story: sparkling characterization, witty dialogue, emotional depth, lots of laugh-worthy moments, and hot sex. I really don't think there's anything that could have made this story more satisfying for me.

The Oncologist Trap by queenzulu
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Fandom: House
Pairings/Characters: House/Wilson
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: 9,458
Author: nigeltde
Website: none
Summary: Diagnosis: divorce, or complete cessation of all higher brain functions.
Why: I love the way the author nails House's jealous reactions and manipulative scheming in this story. This is the House that I started watching the show for, and seeing him in this story really put a smile on my face. I also liked that she doesn't fall into the trap of manipulative equaling uncaring; this is a House that has emotions and...well, he figures it out. Not to mention that the interactions between Wilson and House sparkle with just the right mixture of snark and friendship. This is definitely the best House fic I've read in quite a while.

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics by nigeltde
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Fandom: Harry Potter/House Crossover
Pairings/Characters: Snape, Hermione, Draco, Harry, House, Wilson
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: 19,100
Author: Sahiya and Dribom
Website: Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters for Sahiya and none for Dribom
Summary: House is in England for a conference when he is suddenly struck down by something with no mundane explanation. Will Snape and his band of ducklings manage to uncover the secret behind House's illness before House uncovers their own?
Why: Part of the reason that I like crossovers is that they give you the ability to see interactions between characters who would otherwise never meet. In this case, I really liked the battle between Hermione and House as she tries to treat him without revealing herself as a witch. Draco and Wilson's interactions came as a close second; Draco's set up as a bit of a ditz in this story, but it's the kind of ditz that I just couldn't help but laugh at. There are also some really wonderful parallels set up here. I loved the idea of Snape having Hermione, Draco, and Harry as his ducklings, with Remus playing the role of Wilson. In short, if you're looking for a light and snarky way to fill some time, this is the perfect story for you.

Magical Malady by Sahiya and Dribom
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Fandom: House
Pairings/Characters: Foreman/Cameron/Chase
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 1,640
Author: _bmb_
Website: none
Summary: Foreman gets locked inside a cupboard, and nobody can find the key.
Why: I think the reason I liked this so much was at least partially nostalgia. Even though there are parts of the fourth season that I like, I really do miss seeing the original ducklings. This story did a wonderful job of satisfying my craving for the three of them. I loved the ease that the three of them had between them, and how House is still a scheming bastard. There's also a great Foreman perspective. Together, these things add up into a wonderfully cute story that's perfect for any gloomy day.

Follow the Road Until You Lose It by _bmb_
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Fandom: House
Pairings/Characters: House/Wilson
Rating: the first two are PG, the third is PG-13
Wordcount: 3,739/3,105/7,650
Author: commodoresexual
Website: Wicked Pensmith
Summary: Wilson gets more than he bargained for when he lets the ducklings diagnosis him.
Why: I started reading the first story in this series because I loved the idea of the ducklings diagnosing Wilson. I kept reading because not only does L.M. Griffin do a wonderful job with the idea, she does the characters beautifully. From Chase to House, she's really got them down. She also knows how to write a story that is both fun and meaningful at the same time. These stories are pretty much the definition of just what I'm looking for from a House fic.

Diagnosis: Wilson
Patient Write-Up: Cameron, Chase, Foreman
Treatment: House
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Fandom: House
Pairings/Characters: House/Wilson
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: 1,682
Author: thedeadparrot
Website: thedeadparrot.com
Summary: In which Wilson turns thirty-eight and a half, thinks about kittens,and doesn't have a midlife crisis. But not necessarily in that order.
Why: Someday, I'm going to learn that when you start seeing a story all over the place, I should maybe read it. Still, a little late is better than never, so here I am. To me, this story is like a ray of sunlight. I think the idea of it works really well in terms of both House and Wilson. It's a sweet story, and even though it's simple on the surface, it has a lovely message. I really enjoyed this one.

Things To Do Before You Die by thedeadparrot
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Fandom: House/Weiss Kreuz
Pairings/Characters: House, Schuldig, Crawford, Wilson
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: 1,100
Author: Tosca
Website: Tosca's Kiss
Summary: Like any doctor, House had become familiar with the phenomenon ofbeing shaken awake in the early hours of the morning. That shaking was usually accompanied by a cup of coffee however, not an automatic pistol.
Why: Yup, another weird crossover. I really do like these things, especially when the character voices are just so right on, as they are here. I'll also admit that I get some perverse pleasure at House's befuddlement over Crawford the precog. It's nice to see that there are some things that House doesn't get. ;)

Night Operation by Tosca
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Fandom: Firefly/House crossover
Pairings/Characters: Cuddy/Mal
Rating: G
Wordcount: ~1,900
Spoilers for: post-Serenity
Author: leiascully
Website: No Parenthesis
Summary: "That is exactly why you do your clinic hours."
Why: Very nice characterization of all the characters, but particularly Cuddy. I liked the way that she just matter-of-factly accepted the situation and got on with her job which so fits with my image of her. I also particularly liked the ending. So true! (And how great is it that something interesting happens at the clinic and House misses it all? :D)

A Gentleman (And A Thief) by leiascully
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Fandom: Firefly/House crossover
Pairings/Characters: Chase-centric with maybe some Cameron/Chase
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: 4,100
Spoilers for: House 3x13 (Needle in a Haystack)
Author: Roga
Website: Roga on Ff.net
Summary: Chase gets abducted by space cowboys!
Why: This is such a great crossover. Roga does an amazing job of writing both worlds. On the one hand, she puts Chase in a believable place emotionally, not to mention gets the characterization perfect, making me overflow with Chase-love. On the other hand, she uses perfectly chosen allusions to absolutely nail the Firefly cast. I loved watching the Chase interact with all of them and just seeing Chase as the main character in something when he so often seems to be regulated to the back. Roga also does a great job of framing everything that happens within the episode and making it mean more than just Chase's random space adventure. I give it a billion stars!

What Kind of Week Has it Been by Roga
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Fandom: House, Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Pairings/Characters: House/Wilson
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: ~10,000
Spoilers for: up to early season 3 for BSG
Author: thedeadparrot
Website: Nightvision
Summary: They were on their way to a medical conference when the Cylons hit.
Why: This is a fusion which places House and Wilson in the universe of Battlestar Galactica. Personally, I'm not overly familiar with BSG. I watched the original, and I watched the very beginning of the 2003 version before stopping for reasons unknown. I haven't yet started back up, although it's on my list. However, despite my lack of BSG knowledge, I really enjoyed these fics. The author does a great job of capturing the aura of BSG while still keeping House and Wilson as the characters we know and love. It makes for a seamless crossover and an engrossing read that says a lot about the nature of the relationship between House and Wilson.

Breathe, Keep Breathing
The Drying of your Tears
Gravity Always Wins
A Song to Keep Us Warm
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Fandom: House/Scrubs
Pairings/Characters: JD/Cox
Rating: PG
Wordcount: ~10,000
Author: Riona and gayjunglefever
Website: Riona's tags and gayjunglefever's music blog
Summary: House has a new patient and a new theory. Cox just might explode if this keeps up.
Why: My first thought upon really watching Scrubs and meeting Dr. Cox was something along the lines of, "OMG, it's House!" So when I saw a crossover of the two fandoms, I couldn't resist. And oh, man, it's amazing. My face hurt by the time I finished reading this because I had been beaming for so long. The authors do a brilliant job with the characterizations, and I loved the face-offs between House and Cox, as well the conclusion that House comes to. Over all, I found this story to be absolutely hilarious.

That House/Scrubs Crossover by Riona and gayjunglefever
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Fandom: House/Angel/Buffy
Pairings/Characters: House, Angel, Xander, Faith, Andrew
Rating: T
Spoilers for: the ends of Angel and Buffy
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lady_dragon_667
Website: eponine on Twisting the Hellmouth
Summary: House ends up with a very interesting patient, much to his amusement and his staff's lament. But honestly, how does one diagnose a vampire?
Why: Yes, it's another House crossover. Did I ever mention that I have a bit of an obsessive nature? However, this should be the last one for a little while at least, so bear with me. I liked this story for one simple reason. It amused me. It's not meant to be a serious fic, but that's a strength rather than a weakness. This is the kind of story that should be read when you're in the mood for some lighthearted fun with characters that you love. (Just a warning: There is a bit of Angel bashing, but I wasn't particularly bothered. However, hardcore Angel fans might want to beware.)

Enigmatic Absurdities by eponine
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Fandom: Harry Potter/House
Pairings/Characters: House, Snape
Rating: T
Author: [livejournal.com profile] violet_quill
Website: shy-violet.net
Summary: House's latest patient has some interesting symptoms – one being that he thinks he's a wizard.
Why: One of the best things about House crossovers is the way that they let us look at the similarities between House and characters from other universes. In this case, we get a look at House and Snape and find that the two of them are surprisingly similar. Highlights of this story are the solid characterization, a plot with just the right level of complexity to back those characterizations up, and plenty of beautiful little details, and an ending that was just right.

Pain and Magic by Violet Quill

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