|Gargoyles Fic Recs
||[Feb. 5th, 2016|11:54 pm]
*Kisses brand new Gargoyles DVD box set*. Only had to wait about eighteen years for this to be released in Australia. In celebration, here are some fic recs.
The Consequences series by Merlin Missy.
Merlin Missy is above and beyond the best writer in Gargoyles fanfic. Her series 'Consequences' splits off before the much-hated third season and follows through on many plot threads introduced in the show. It's beautifully written and incredibly poignant; Part 6 can still leave me in tears. My only warning is that sexual abuse is a significant element in one character's story; it's well-handled but intentionally disturbing, as it involves a character with the mind of a child in an adult body. (Yes, I know this is a fanfic of a 90's cartoon, I'm going to hell; just trust me, the story is that good.)
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7
Moonlight by Nancy Brown
The formatting's a little spotty because of Fanfiction.net, however it's still a good read. If you squint, it can be seen as backstory to Merlin Missy's Consequences story above, wherein Titania and Oberon unwittingly set their children's fate.
Kimberly T's series
My second-favourite Gargoyles author. Like Merlin Missy she branches off after Season 2 and uses a lot of similar ideas (they both have crossovers, for example, with the 80's tv series 'Beauty and the Beast') but she does a lot more world-building and her writing tends to end more hopefully. One action scene in particular involving Demona and Quarrymen on a rooftop always gives me chills.
The series can be a little difficult to navigate; just start with Facts of Life and from then follow the numbered chapters.
The Gargoyles Saga by numerous.
My first foray into Gargoyles fanfic, based on Greg Weisman's ideas for the series. Extremely long, so if you start, prepare to be in it for the long haul. Has multiple authors so chapters tend to be of varying quality. I particularly recommend 'Timedancer' which is an amazing depiction of Brooklyn's journey through time with the Phoenix Gate.
Warriors in Red by aliengirlguy
A newie but a goodie. This is a crossover between Ninja Turtles and Gargoyles which flows so well and shows how much they have in common. These series were made for crossovers.
Playthings by dotfic
A great glimpse into the mindset of Titania.
Forever by Merlin Missy
A DS9/Gargoyles crossover. Agaia great fic by Merlin Missy. Everyon'e spot-on character-wise and what it implies about the Gargoyles' future is intrigueing.