5 Fandom Friday : Crossovers That Would Make My Heart Explode

The 5 Fandom Friday prompt this week is so perfect, That It Could Make My Heart Explode!

Crossovers are something that (I believe) happen a lot in fanfiction but not as often as we might hope in actuality.
(Unless you count Grissom stopping by to help Horatio Kane on a particularly tricky case…)

So, I set to thinking which crossovers might make my heart explode.


1. Alice in Neverland

I imagine Alice would get on well with the Lost Boys. I also imagine the Queen of Hearts would be as worthy an adversary to Peter as Hook!

2. StarTrekGate

I really enjoyed SGU, the latest offering in the StarGate franchise, possibly in part because it reminded me of Star Trek. It was a pity it wasn’t renewed for another series.

3. Indiana Croft

We all love Indiana Jones, even with his somewhat misogynistic tendancies but imagine the sparks if he had to buddy up with the very capable Lara in Tomb Raiders of the Lost Ark.

4. Wholock

I’m both a Whovian and a Sherlockian, and have been since before the current incarnations. That being said, I haven’t watched a huge amount of the ‘new’ Sherlock but from what I have seen, I think a crossover could work pretty well.
Given that they are both BBC funded/produced and some of the crew go between the two already, logistically at least, it looks like it could/should work.

Indeed, there have been hints and rumours circulating for a while of such a thing so you never know!

5. Hitchhikers Guide to Middle Earth

I adore the writings of both Adams and Tolkien, and although they are vastly different, I also see a lot of similarities in their storytelling.

What about you? Which crossovers would you like to see? Please share in the comments below.

Exploding heart graphic by Kahlia Knox


5 Fandom Friday: 5 Magical Items I Would Love To Own

This week’s #5FandomFriday prompt was actually to do with Fan fiction, which isn’t something I read; so I decided to go back to a previous one which I had missed:

5 Magical Items I Would Love To Own

Time Turner

I only have one more week until returning to work for the start of the new term, so Hermione’s Time Turner would come in rather handy right about now! Can you imagine being able to turn all the way back to the beginning of summer break?


Teen 1 actually has a pair of Time Turner earrings and so she is never late for anything ;-P

Psychic Paper

Have you noticed that it’s always the bit of paper/ receipt/ loyalty card etc that you need, which you can never find at that particular moment? How cool would it be to have a piece of Psychic Paper , that you could flash just like The Doctor; and whomever you presented it to would see it for exactly what you wished them to? No more scrabbling through your cards in the checkout queue or at The Black Gate or wherever!

Family clock

As I mentioned previously, it’s almost time for a new school year to begin; and with it, all the extra-curricular activities… I could really use a clock like molly Weasley’s, so I could track of who was where, when, and whether I had to feed them first!


I first became aware of this magical cloth a number of years ago whilst reading some old Russian folktales; but as we have been off out and about on various day-trips involving picnics this week, the idea of a Magic Tablecloth seems like a rather useful one! Rather than lugging around a bag of edibles that risk getting squashed, we would simply lay our magic cloth on the ground and; after uttering the appropriate magic words, all manner of tasty treats to eat & drink would appear. Of course, the best bit is that when we had eaten our fill, we would only have to roll up the cloth and all the leftovers, dirty crockery & crumbs would miraculously vanish!

Automated Mail Sorter

Bergholt Stuttley “Bloody Stupid” Johnson, whilst gloriously inept, is one of Discworld’s most notable inventors. It is with much avarice that I think on the marvelous machine he created for the Ankh-Morpork Post Office. Imagine a device so magical it was capable of sorting mail that had not actually even been written, or indeed never would! It would save so much time waiting for mail to be processed.

Which magical item(s) would you love to own? Please share in the comments!

5 Fandom Friday : Five Fictional Pets I’d Like To Adopt

Okay, we don’t have any pets (well, the neighbours cat Tilly has kinda adopted us and lies in wait for us so she can raid the fridge for tidbits, but that’s different)

Growing up, I always had pets; dogs, hamsters, rabbits, fish, gerbils, cats, guinea pigs; but other than sea monkeys; my own kids haven’t had their own.

I remember, as a kid, seeing adverts for Sea Monkeys in the back pages of comics (beside the x-ray spex & dirty-face soap) and really wanting some.

So when we bought some for our kids years ago, I was kinda disappointed that they weren’t nearly as exciting as I had built them up in my mind!
They are pretty cool – like ancient alien sea dinosaurs, but tiny and once they have grown, you only need to feed them once a week 😛

When it comes to FICTIONAL pets that I’d love to adopt, there have been more than a few over the years; far more than I can list here; so I’ll just list a few…

1. Timmy, Famous Five


I loved Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven and Famous Five books, but I think The 5 were my favourite. I would have loved to be in the gang and Timmy the dog reminded me of our gentle wise Border Collie, Prince.

2. Uni, Dungeons & Dragons


EVERYONE loves the 80s D&D cartoons, right? I so wanted a pet like Uni.

3. Stitch, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch


Who wouldn’t want their very own Experiment 626? He’s a very mischievous little blue cuddle-bug of energy.

I’d probably have to share custody with Teen1 though….


4. K-9, Doctor Who


K-9, BECAUSE HE’S K-9, what other reason do we need?
He’s cute, loyal & travels through space & time.


After giving it a lot of thought, Hedwig DIDN’T make the list. This may sound shocking, I know! I mean, he’s Hedwig!! But, hear me out… If Hedwig lived in our home, he would be allowed to fly free and as a valued member of the household would be encouraged to continue in his chosen employment as a mail-owl…ergo, NOT ACTUALLY A PET.


(Yeah, I know: totally cheating so I can squeeze an extra one onto the list)

5. A Pokémon

ANY Pokémon would probably make an awesome pet, but I guess my first choices would be Jigglypuff or Pikachu


These photos are from wayyy-back, when Teen2 was just a little'un

So, which fictional pet(s) would YOU love to adopt? Please share in the comments (or link to your own list!)

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5 Fandom Friday : Five Fictional Vehicles I’d Love To Travel In….

What are the  Five Fictional Vehicles I’d Love To Travel In ?


I actually found it hard to pick only 5! You see; I was born in the late 70s, and ‘grew up’ in the 80s; a time when, I think you’ll agree, a lot of Sci-Fi was at its peak.

I mean, it’s 2015; we should have those hover-boards from Back To The Future by now. As a form of transportation, that’s almost a vehicle, right? Then of course, that brings us to The DeLorean; which I have now discounted from my 5 favourite Fictional vehicles; but only because I COULD buy one on ebay (of course, I’d then have to build a flux capacitor…)

DeLorean dash

For the same reason, I have crossed K.I.T.T. (Michael Knight’s talking, tech-filled Pontiac Trans Am in Knight Rider) off my list. (True Story: my OH has an old Uni buddy who drives a KITT replica. He even has the scanner sound effect.)


Bill & Ted's Most Excellent phone booth also nearly made the cut, but there's only one phone box that TRULY holds my heart!

Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent phone booth also nearly made the cut, but there’s only one phone box that TRULY holds my heart!

Another one that narrowly missed a spot was the helicopter from Airwolf, I really wanted to be Stringfellow Hawke when I grew up.



So, what DID make it onto the list??? Find out below!

5. Okay, I know; it’s a car. BUT, it’s from Harry Potter, it’s magical AND it flies. Who wouldn’t want an enchanted flying car?

My Teens geeking out with the Weasleys' Ford Anglia, at the Glasgow Transport Museum.

My Teen geeking out with the Weasleys’ Ford Anglia, at the Glasgow Transport Museum.

My parents actually had 2 Ford Anglias, a (very basic! according to my mother) white one in the late 60s and then a much posher white one with a dark green roof in the 70s.

4. The refitted NCC-1701-A was ‘my’ Enterprise, as it was around that time that i really got in to Star Trek.


The USS Enterprise

3. I adored the A-Team when I was a kid. I loved how, no matter the situation, they always managed to be trapped somewhere that just happened to have a supply of things they could use to build an escape plan or complete a rescue mission.


The A-Team van.

Someone drives around our town in an adorable little Mini Bedford van with the iconic grey, black & red paint-job. It’s the cutest thing ever.

2.  The Millennium Falcon was my first spaceship. In my eyes, Harrison Ford will always be; first and foremost; Indy but his escapades as the smuggler Han Solo come as a close second. I prefer the original trilogy to the newer films but I’m intrigued to see where they go next…

“Flandon’s Teeth, what a history that ship has!”

And so, without further ado,

In first place:


The Tardis; because really, who could resist a spin with a man in a blue box?

More geekery! There are quite a few of these around Glasgow city centre, meaning we have quite a few of these shots ;-P (This picture was actually taken the same day we went to the transport museum and saw the flying car)

More geekery!
There are quite a few of these around Glasgow city centre, meaning we have quite a few of these shots ;-P
(This picture was actually taken the same day we went to the transport museum and saw the flying car)

What would your 5 be? Share below, and thanks for reading!