October 19th, 2010

Princess Tutu (telling of tales)

type O, but for fanfic

So tonight [personal profile] cofax7 went and crossed over Narnia and Stargate: SG-1 in a creepily brillant little snippet, which reminded me of my working theory of crossover fandoms, to wit:

Fandoms cross over [*] with others easily and well when they have canonically thin or low barriers to other realities (Dungeon Dimensions, time travel, alternate universes, etc.) or are explicitly metafictional. Thus, Discworld, Princess Tutu, the Stargate series, presumably Doctor Who, and so forth.

Given this, I propose Sandman as the universal crossover fandom. Spans pretty much all of time and space, explicitly metafictional, and if all else fails, you can always have the characters meet one of the Endless for thematic or character-development goodness. What do you think?

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