Story: Only the Beginning
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Content Rating: Mature
Word Count: 12,725
Story Summary: Hermione’s seventh year project doesn’t turn out exactly as expected.
Fandoms: Star Trek, Firefly, Labyrinth, Psych, and Doctor Who, with minor references to Farscape, Highlander, and X-Men
Pairings: Hermione/Spock, Hermione/Mal, Hermione/Goblin King, Hermione/Shawn, and Hermione/Tenth Doctor, with a hint of Hermione/unnamed Immortal and Hermione/Wolverine.
When I saw the story description, I had expected this fic to be nothing but a series of gratuitous cameos, without any real sense of purpose or reason in linking them all together. Instead, I found a story that was pure fun and which made complete sense. The highly-imaginative tale captivated me from the first, as we see Hermione applying her own creative imagination toward tweaking magic just a tad. Things don’t go exactly as Hermione anticipated, but that’s all the better for the reader as embarks on a series of adventures that are a blast to observe, whether or not one has any understanding of the different fandoms touched upon. Out of those fandoms included in this fic, I had only passing knowledge of Star Trek (original series) and Labyrinth, and I am very involved in the Doctor Who fandom. So I think it is very possible to enjoy this story without any knowledge of the other fandoms, though a very basic awareness of some of them will certainly add to your enjoyment, as the story is very richly-layered. However, I do think you need to understand the basics of Doctor Who in order to understand the punchline (and ultimate purpose) of this entire fic.