2638: Myst Effect – One-Shot

Title: Myst Effect
Author: TheDistressedOne
Media: Video Games
Topic: Myst / Mass Effect
Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure
URL: Chapter 1
Critiqued by AdmiralSakai

Hello hello all you patrons! Today our break from the morass that is Mass Effect: The First War brings us to a canon I don’t think has ever been featured on the Library before- the Myst series.

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2603: Battlestar Prometheus – Chapter 2

Title: Battlestar Prometheus
Author: Ruin Queen Of Oblivion
Topic: Battlestar Galactica/X-Men
Media: TV show/multimedia comics franchise
Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
URL: Battlestar Prometheus
Critiqued by Crazy Minh & Major Wade

Hello Patrons, and I hope you’ve had a happy 2020 so far! I’m your Guest Riffer, Crazy Minh, and with me is Major Wade! 


Today, we cover the second and final chapter of Battlestar Prometheus, a BSG fic with the entire cast replaced with the X-Men for reasons that are currently unknown…much like the Cylon’s nebulous plan. Which was revealed to be less of a plan, and more desperate improvisation to the escape of the Galactica and the civilian fleet. But still, it was sorta like a plan, I guess?

Sir, please focus.

Right. Anyway, last time on Battlestar Prometheus…we basically got the plot of the miniseries regurgitated incorrectly to us; with the events of the canon three-hour backdoor pilot being twisted out of order, mixed with random plot points from the 2004 TV show, and every major character being given the Ctrl-C+V treatment with characters from X-Men. Oh, and we also got introduced to Renegade, a OC who is apparently Rogue’s daughter. 

Let us commence today’s festivities! We start with yet another author’s note…

Well, here comes chapter 2 of Battlestar Prometheus, there are still many a mystery left to be revealed, not the least of which is the identity of the 12 Cylons like in the show, but one greater mystery remains.

This statement makes me really doubt whether the author has seen BSG or not. So, yes: there is a mystery about who the twelve Cylons are, and how many infiltrators are in the fleet. However, by the fifth or sixth episode of season two, we already know that there’s only eight infiltrators in the fleet, and we’ve seen six of the twelve models. The seventh is revealed in Season 3, and those models are the “leaders” of the humanoid Cylons, the Cavils. The remaining five models are the Final Five, but that arsine subplot isn’t relevant to the Miniseries, or even worth mentioning; fourth season being what it fucking is. 

Who is the Hybrid that the blonde Cylon was referring to? That is one thing that will remain a mystery until the time that I decide to reveal their identity.

Um…OK, so I think I need to explain what a Hybrid is here. 

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How to Not End Up in the Library: Dis Displacement-Dissing Dissertation/Discussion Disservice — Self-Insertion and Displacement ‘Fics

So, I was going to post something from my Massive Pile Of Fem!Elite Fics (why oh why do I still have a Massive Pile Of Fem!Elite Fics?) to start off my vacation from The First War, but this kind of hit me in a flash of inspiration and so we’re doing that instead.

What exactly is “that”, though? A discussion of two very common -and very commonly reviled– tropes-slash-genres in fanfiction, the self-insertion and the displacement.

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2536: Battlestar Prometheus – Chapter 1

Title: Battlestar Prometheus
Author: Ruin Queen of Oblivion
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (2003-05)/X-Men
Media: TV show/Multi-media comics franchise
Genre: Sci-fi/Adventure
URL: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9266464
Critiqued by Crazy Minh and Major Wade

[And now, a riff that Crazy Minh sent me more than a month ago. Sorry about that. I’ve also taken the liberty of adding a few insights about the X-Men half of the crossover, mostly identifying characters the author doesn’t describe very well and providing wiki links for curious patrons. – Bats]

Hello, dear patrons, and a very Merry Christmas to you all! Welcome to the first break in the monotony that is EclipsePheniox’s ‘Trapped in 40k’. I’m your guest riffer, Crazy Minh, and over there at the tactical console is our special guest, Major Wade!

Sir…do we really have to do this?

Oh no, we do. Now, as I’ve already made clear in my riff of ‘Battlestar Highschoolia’, I am a massive BSG fan. In my humble opinion, Battlestar Galactica (2003) is the best military science-fiction TV show of the early 2000’s. In terms of broader science-fiction greats of the era, it ranks up there with Firefly, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Stargate: Atlantis. It is- for either the better or worse- the progenitor of the recent tsunami of dark, gritty science-fiction television programs that have taken over the genre. But unlike some shows (*cough*Discovery*cough*), it doesn’t take the road into edgelord territory. Well…for the most part, at least. The show was- and still is- extremely popular. I’d highly recommend watching it if you already haven’t. If you have watched it, watch it again!

With that popularity comes the obligatory fanfiction. With that fanfiction comes the bizarre crossovers. Thus, we have ‘Battlestar Prometheus’, a crossover with X-Men, which is 90% blatant plot-regurgitation, and 10% plain wrong. Let us begin:

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2519: Mass Murder Effect: The First War Crime (Was Committed By The Protagonists) — Chapter 9 Part 2

Title: Mass Effect: The First War
Author: ProfFartBurger
Media: Video Game
Topic: Mass Effect
Genre: Adventure/Sci-Fi
URL: Chapter 9
Critiqued by AdmiralSakai

Hello hello all you patrons, and welcome back to a whole new year of Mass Effect: The First War.

Last time, Councilor Tevos T’sael and that Sborn Eistan jackass yelled at Councilor Sparatus a bunch for having the nerve to intervene in another quarian mass-murdering rampage with the goal of rescuing some batarians (and also for accidentally bombing New York, because absolutely everyone is really hung up on that one incident for some reason). They threatened to kick the turians off of the Council if Sparatus didn’t order an unconditional retreat even though, with everyone freaking out about New York, the turians had just seized the initiative and had the best chance they were probably ever gonna get to turn this whole thing around.

Also some soldiers talked about a dead baby a bunch, which was pretty pointless.


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