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Title: Hurricane
Creator: Laura Shapiro
Date: February 2010
Format: digital vid
Length: 3:14 mins
Music: Hurricane by Joan Osborne
Genre: crossover, constructed reality, femslash
Fandom: BSG (2003), Farscape
Footage: BSG (2003), Farscape, other
URL: streaming at the Internet Archive; vid at (now offline). Vid announcement post (with streaming and download links) on LJ and on DW.

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Hurricane, which premiered at Escapade Escapade/Escapade 2010, is a very persuasive constructed reality vid.

It features Aeryn Sun from Farscape encountering Kara Thrace from BSG.

Clever cuts and editing showing character parallels, and the addition of footage from neither canon[1], make the crossover and implied relationship -- two fighter pilots walk into a bar, an exceptionally hot one-night-stand results -- work amazingly well.

In 2010, cozzybob reviewed the vid as part of the vid commentary series.[1]

Extended vidder's notes from 2012 can be found here:
"It all was born of a deep, as-yet-mostly-unfulfilled need to read Starbuck/Aeryn fic. I can't remember what originally gave me the idea, but once the thought occurred, it was an Unstoppable Force: two hot pilots with serious mommy issues and deeply frustrating boyfriends, both with strong tendencies toward independence and unhealthy ways of expressing their emotions, meet in a Space BarTM and get it on. I found and continue to find both of them really hot, and I tend to identify with both of them in an "if I lived in the future I hope I would be this cool" kind of way."[2]

Recs and Reactions

  • "Get thee to Hurricane by laurashapiro for the most awesometastic, OTPish, AU one-night stand in the history of femslash hotness. Seriously. Words cannot describe."[3]
  • "The One That Proves That Space Bars Are Where All the Best Action Takes Place. Why Is There No TV Series Set in a Space Bar? Battlestar Galactica x Farscape. Aeryn Sun/Starbuck, and if that pairing alone doesn't make you sit up and cheer, I just don't even know what to say to you. [...] This is something everyone should see. I don't care if you don't watch Farscape. I don't care if you can't remember if Starbuck is the girl or the guy pilot on BSG (girl, for the record). This the story of two pilots who fuck each other, and it is hot like burning, and you should watch it right now."[4]
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  1. ^ Vidder's comment in thread at vid announcement post, 1 March 2010. (Accessed 6 April 2011)
  2. ^ Ask Me Anything Meme: Hurricane dated Feb 16, 2012; WebCite.
  3. ^ rec by Bradcpu, 28 February 2010. (Accessed 6 April 2011)
  4. ^ rec by Thefourthvine, 5 July 2010 (Accessed 6 April 2011)