The world of Fan-Fiction covers an extensive range of writing and storylines; the novels of Harry Potter is no different. One of the sub-sections is called crossovers, fan-fiction crossovers are what the name implies. You write a story that brings two different books or movies/TV shows (sometimes a book and a movie/TV show) together in one storyline — leading towards a wide variety of storylines and plots.
When my brain decided to kick start back into gear after reading this crossover, I found that I enjoyed reading the storylines that the writers came up with the concept. All of the fun was trying to pick out the episodes of Star Trek was mixed with Harry Potter and seeing in which direction the story was going. If any of you can remember the ep from Nextgen called The Child from season 2, there is a story that I found that runs alone this storyline, but with Harry is the Master of Death. And that he had been reborn a number times once as a member of the Klingon Empire, to specify more, he was the emperor to which blow my mind for a few seconds. The name of the story is “Where no wizard has gone before,” it’s a great one to read, and I have enjoyed it immensely.
This crossover was fun to find and read the stories, even when my brain came back to life, I have only read a few of them, but they have been a good read. There is one that has Hermione as the main story that is an excellent read. It’s set a year after the battle of Hogwarts, and they find that nothing has changed with the wizarding world, and she moves away from everything to the USA. Things happen, and she joins the SGC, meets SG-1, and has a better life because of it.
This particular crossover was interesting, to say the least, It never crossed my mind that it could be one, but it is, and I have to say I do enjoy it reading the few that I have. I liked one that has both Harry and Nevile leaving the wizarding world, use a ritual to move them to another dimension and arrive at the village of the hidden leaf, it’s excellent so far as it has not finished as of yet.
I had to pick my jaw up from the ground when I saw this one, but I was game to read one, and I found a few that I liked. The first one that I read was Harry being young, living with his aunt, but was taken by a former Jedi that somehow got transported from Coruscant and landed on top of Harry. In both stories that I have read, Harry becomes a Jedi, makes a life for himself, and helps the world to be a better place.
When I started to read fan-fiction, crossovers came up very early on, and I was a little wary of reading any of them, but I did, and I have never looked back. I think the main reason why I was cautious about was that I did not know how you could write a story about two very different things and make it work. Once I did find one that was interesting, I kept an open mind going into the account, it and I came up the other end with a smile.
The ability to write a story involving two very different genres is a great one to have in an author of fan-fiction; not everyone can do this and come out with an excellent account that makes sense and flows well. If you can’t catch the reader within the first chapter, then you have lost them, this remains true for all fan-fiction, crossovers or not.
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