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How I Met Your Mother / Torchwood: Free Beer (Barney/Captain Jack) [Dec. 6th, 2006|11:34 am]
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I got into How I Met Your Mother thanks entirely to this clip (YouTube) of the actors on a chat show, in which two of them (Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel -- Barney and Marshall) sing The Confrontation from Les Miz.

If you need further convincing that Barney is the awesomest awesome who ever suited up, YouTube also handily provides a one and a half minute summary of The Essential Barney (all clips taken from the first few episodes, I think).

I defy you to watch both of the above and not think Barney deserves some Captain Jack Harkness. So:

Title: Free Beer
Pairing: Barney/Captain Jack
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: ~1800
Continuity: How I Met Your Mother: Set early/mid season one. No spoilers. Doctor Who / Torchwood: Set before season one of TW. Mild concept spoilers; no plot spoilers.
Warnings: None (see policy)
Summary: "It's like Barney has a good twin," Robin whispered. "A good, hot twin."

Please click here to read Free Beer on AO3.
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[User Picture]From: daegaer
2006-12-06 12:48 pm (UTC)
Dude! It's legendary! So funny, and awesome :-) Barney deserves a whole lotta Jack.

(And the vid! With the phone pictures of pointing to his eyes! Hee)
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2006-12-06 02:21 pm (UTC)
Eee! He totally does. Thank you!

(I have many, many favourite Barney moments, but the phone pictures may well be my favouritest of all. I am in awe of your taste and discernment in singling it out.)
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[User Picture]From: anotherusedpage
2006-12-06 01:26 pm (UTC)
*grin*
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2006-12-06 02:21 pm (UTC)
*bounce!*
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[User Picture]From: burntcopper
2006-12-06 01:38 pm (UTC)
....this is very, very disturbing, and I've come to the conclusion that I never want to watch HIMYM. But so smirking over everyone shooting Barney down in favour of Jack.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2006-12-06 02:22 pm (UTC)
Oh no! Have I put you off it, or are surprisingly fun romsitcoms not your thing?
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[User Picture]From: apiphile
2006-12-08 01:09 pm (UTC)
Barney looked deep into his own soul and found the one thing that separates man from beast, the spark of decency inside every living person. Yes, kids, that's right. He found the urge to pity-fuck a hot stranger.

Who is this Barney and why do I feel like I know him?

(I watched the episode of HIMYM with the pineapple, I think, and didn't understand what was going on)
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2006-12-08 04:16 pm (UTC)
Heeh! Oh, Barney.

(I don't think understanding what's going on adds much to the experience. I just like to sit back and watch Barney be Barney, while Alyson Hannigan is irrationally hot in the background.)
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[User Picture]From: boundbyspells
2007-01-15 05:38 pm (UTC)
So, so, SO many good lines. This is great! And Marshall delving into patent law was truly hilarious.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2007-01-15 11:34 pm (UTC)
*glee!* Thank you -- I did enjoy writing this, and Marshall's line is one of my favourites.
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[User Picture]From: gaelic_grl
2007-03-24 08:43 pm (UTC)
Ha! He got lawyered!

I giggled through everything, except Barney getting shot down. Capt. Jack is great but the Barnacle beats all!
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2007-03-26 10:38 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you kindly -- I'm glad it made you giggle.

Capt. Jack is great but the Barnacle beats all!

What can I say? Clearly the people in the bar were sadly lacking in taste and discernment... :)
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[User Picture]From: siliconivy
2007-11-20 04:13 am (UTC)
I got here through boundbyspells & I'm not sure how I got to her LJ but regardless ... THANKS! I laughed alot.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2008-01-10 12:20 am (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed this -- I'm so glad it made you laugh!
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[User Picture]From: anoel
2007-12-29 06:06 am (UTC)
GUH. Captain Jack AND Barney are too legendary for words. Two shameless flirts with two times the hotness makes for an awesome couple. Very hot ending! I love Ted's narration throughout and how Jack wants Barney for the challenge. Also love Jack's heey which is so him. I don't usually read crossovers but this is brilliant!
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2008-01-10 12:21 am (UTC)
Oh, yay, I'm delighted you enjoyed this legendary pairing -- thanks for letting me know!
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[User Picture]From: silver_fic
2008-01-04 08:10 pm (UTC)
*squeakyflail* Oh that is..... fabulous ^_______^
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2008-01-10 12:21 am (UTC)
Eee, thank you! Glad you enjoyed. :)
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[User Picture]From: tonko
2008-03-03 09:15 pm (UTC)
XDDDD

Truly awesome. Love the narration, love Jack, Love Marshall's patent law thingy, love Barney at the end, 'cause OMG picturing that is damn hot. Kids look away indeed.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2008-03-08 11:44 pm (UTC)
Yay! Glad you enjoyed -- thank you so much for letting me know. :)
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[User Picture]From: burn_to_emerge
2008-07-27 03:22 pm (UTC)
This was so awesome it made me cry a little. And I realize that this is a ridiculously long period after your fic was posted, but I just got into HIMYM and discovered this fic. Best crossover ever- hilarious and also undeniably sexy.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2008-07-27 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, dude, thank you so much for this comment -- I love to hear old stories are still being read and enjoyed! (And oh, your icon is a thing of joy.)
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[User Picture]From: hllangel
2008-09-03 04:34 pm (UTC)
Very nice.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2008-09-04 03:08 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: sn00dle
2008-11-04 11:42 pm (UTC)
Oh...god....just YES.
Two of my fave shows united in deliciously cracktastic slashfic...
There must be more of this. Now o.o'

<3
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-03-15 02:33 pm (UTC)
Very belated, but thank you so much for this comment -- I'm thrilled that this story is still being read and enjoyed. :D
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[User Picture]From: opusnone
2009-03-11 08:48 pm (UTC)
I'm really not quite sure how I found this story, but I'm so very glad i did. Barney and Captain Jack, cracky-fantasticness.
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-03-15 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you did too -- thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed it!
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[User Picture]From: pogrebin
2009-06-09 07:49 am (UTC)
This is brilliant. Just-- oh god, Jack is the good twin. It read like an episode-- hilarious and awesome, just like Barney & Captain Jack!
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[User Picture]From: foreverdirt
2009-06-12 10:28 pm (UTC)
This is lovely feedback to get -- thank you so much!
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