Hiya. Most of you have probably already read these, but just in case... The first YuGiOh fics that I was recommended to read were by an author named Vathara
. Far as I can tell, she wins the Internet as far as crossover fics go; her writing is plausible, her plots are meticulous, she references details that you can check up on if you want, and I can fall into her stories and vanish without a ripple for several hours at a time. Oh yeah, and she writes LONG fics. Yeeeeeeehah! She is not a gentle writer, with everything starry-eyed fuzziness; her storylines get gory, especially emotionally. She *does* like a happy ending, though, and most times her pairings are cannon. Have to admit: I love her version of the Pharaoh-- he's a bit ruthless and bloody-minded when it comes to protecting Yuugi. Oh, and Vathara's an extreme Kaiba-fan as well (especially in the Sentinel crossover fic), and DAMN but she writes good, viscious, snarky Bakura.
Her crossovers and YGO ficcage are as follows, and this list is sequential as a timeline, all except for the last one (which can be read at any point); I'll just post a general link at the end, though, rather than referencing them one at a time, because, y'all? Her other stuff's just as good as the rest (especially the StarGate and Rurouni Kenshin things. The non-faint-of-heart ought to take a look at 'Shrink', if they don't mind laughing themselves nearly ill. And who else do you know who has actually managed a really good
Stargate/Gundam Wing crossover fic... and made it work? Okay, it's an AU-Gundam Wing, but still...)Foreign xChange
: Crossover with X-Men series; takes place in the States. When a telepath who feeds on negative emotions attacks, Yuugi gets split off from his partner and ends up in the damndest
: Follows 'Foreign xChange'. Kitty Pryde comes to term with her newest hobby. Fairly short.Whistling Past the Graveyard
: One of my favorites; references things from Foreign xChange, only it's what was happening in Japan at the time. Excellent Ryou and Bakura ficcage, and focuses on a character that usually fades into the background... ever wonder who Honda might've been, 3000 years ago?Believing In Magic
: Never thought I'd endorse a Power Rangers
crossover, gods help me, but there it is; owwiiieeee. Apparently there's some interesting history there... This is a good fic for fans of Mahaado. Nicely done.Roll the Bones
: HuMONGous fic! Sentinel Crossover! YES. You know how Blair's parentage was, errr, not exactly legit? And you know how Yuugi's grandfather traveled a LOT when he was younger? Hint, hint, Hint. And that's just the beginning... There's something bad brewing in Cascade. The Kaibas pick a bad time to check on stateside holdings, Ryou-Bakura pick a worse time to get away from Domino City, and Yuugi's grandfather picks the worst time of all to to visit unknown relatives. Beautiful fic, very long, and with the potential for a sequel definitely visible (at least to me)at the end. I freaking love
: A stand-alone story concerning Isis' reading of the Millenium Items hieroglyphs. What if she had gotten them just a wee bit wrong?
Okay; here's the link. Go, read, review (and maybe she'll write more of 'em. Man, I hope so!) And enjoy. I know I did. http://www.fanfiction.net/u/77482/