Title: The World of the Creatures
Fandoms: Avatar, Primeval, Batman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, King Kong, Predator, Alien Series, Expedition, All Tomorrows, Snaiad, Tetropod Zoology, Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Lady Gaga, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Speculative Dinosaur Project
19 year-old English Major, Brendan Anderson, went to sleep one night at his dorm of the University of Vermont, but woke up the next morning in a steaming tropical jungle. In the space of just a few hours, he encounters dinosaurs, aliens, creatures from the future, Lady Gaga, and Batman. Working together with others who've found themselves mysteriously brought to this place, they must find out where exactly they are, and how they'll be able to get back home.
This is the first piece of fan fiction I've ever written or published. I would really appreciate any thoughts or feedback. Thank you for taking the time to look at it.
Last update: 2013-12-04
Current length: 67822 words
Download available: yes
Other links: tvtropes
Disclaimer: this is my first post here, so sorry in advance if I'm doing it wrong. Should I be using type:fic or type:rec? And should I be using the reccer tags at all?
I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. Or at all, really. I mean, it's a self-insert with Batman, Lady Gaga, and Buffy. So I was all ready for some kind of awful crackfic of doom! But the nice thing about low expectations is that when things turn out to be better than you were thinking, you get a pleasant surprise. Yeah, OK, it is a little cracky. It can't help it, with all of these characters thrown together. But it does have an overarching plot that keeps everything moving, everyone is at least vaguely in character (as far as I can tell), the self-insert hardly gets any screen time at all and isn't the main character, the main character isn't an objectionable Gary Stu, and the writing is competent.
That really sounds like I'm damning it with faint praise, but that isn't my intent at all. If you've ever wanted to get a bunch of your favourite characters together in a room, and watch them interact, you'll understand why I enjoyed this. Unlike most crossovers, it doesn't limit itself to 1 or 2 worlds, and it isn't concerned about only drawing from worlds that are vaguely related. The author made the extremely smart decision to split his vast multitude of characters up into several groups, so each one gets at least a small chance to shine. It also keeps the plot moving forward, and prevents things from devolving into a massive fantasy fandom reunion, where all the characters just get to know each other and nothing ever happens. To enjoy this, you should be at least vaguely familiar with Buffy, Doctor Who, and Batman. If you're not familiar with the rest of the fandoms you should be OK, as the vast diversity of characters assembled in this work gives the author lots of opportunity to explain things without the old "As you know, Bob,"