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H50/Oceans Fic: The Break-Even Point Master Post

January 28th, 2011 (03:23 pm)

Title: The Break-Even Point

Disclaimer: Not mine.

Summary: Turk knows that reality is mostly perception, and the fact is he doesn't know how to separate Danny Williams from Turk Malloy anymore. The lines are blurred and the guise is deeper than the reality. He's not one or the other, but he's a little of both.



A/N: This is really not my fault. This plot bunny was given to me by moogsthewriter  who somehow managed to coerce me into writing this. The entire concept bridges Scott Caan's character in the Ocean's Eleven franchise with Danny Williams. Therefore, this starts with Turk Malloy and shows his transition into the Danny Williams we know and love on H50. Basic familiarity with Oceans will probably be necessary to appreciate this fic, but you by no means have to be the fanatic that moogsthewriter  and I seem to be :) As for the basic timeline to get started, this fic picks up after the events of Oceans 12 and spans the time until Turk/Danny leaves for Hawaii (which means that yes, the events of Ocean 13 are covered in this fic). Because of this, there are a variety of characters from the Oceans franchise that make appearances and Rachel and Grace show up along with some OCs, but none of the other H50 team is in this.

A/N 2: In addition to inspiring this, moogsthewriter  lent a lot of creative stimulus throughout the plot development. There is a lot of her in this and anything remotely good is because of her :) Beta was provided by geminigrl11  (and moogs gave it another quick once over because she wins!). Any additional mistakes and oversights are mine.

A/N 3: This is one of those fics that is long enough to be a chapter fic, but really reads better as a single piece, so I'm posting all parts simultaneously.

A/N 4:  In her awesomeness, moogsthewriter  made a fantastic fanmix to check out.  It is also linked below.

A/N 5:  There is an awesome follow up fic to this called Tell the Truth (but tell it slant) by moogsthewriter , and we do have plans to continue on in this verse :)



Posted by: Evil Insane Monkey (eviinsanemonkey)
Posted at: January 28th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
HFO: Team


*glares at homework* I cannot wait til I have the time to settle in and just read this xD

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 29th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
turk wins

Homework is so overrated! But this fic will still be here when you get the chance :) Your enthusiasm alone makes me smile.

Posted by: Evil Insane Monkey (eviinsanemonkey)
Posted at: January 29th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Act: O'Loughlin happy


Posted by: Zortadon't (zortified)
Posted at: January 28th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)

Oh my lord, this is fantastic. You've created such a rich and detailed and awesome backstory/fusion, here. I got sucked in so fast and I kept reading faster and faster because I just wanted *more.*

Amazing and wonderful and I am secretly hoping you write a sequel someday where Danny/Turk meets Steve. ;-)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 29th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
turk 15 minutes

Once I started writing, the two universes just blended so naturally--so I'm glad it reads so well :) It was a blast to write.

And moogs already posted a small sequel and we've got more in the works...


Posted by: The Wicked Witch From the North (el_gilliath)
Posted at: January 31st, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
[hawaii five-0] danny williams

How the heck you managed to make this work I will never know, because it really shouldn't. But it does, OMG it does. It's like you took awesome and more awesome and just made awesomesauce. Yes, I realise that makes no sense, but seriously, this is WAY good!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 2nd, 2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
turk wins

I'm not sure how it works, but when I started writing, it really seemed to come together without much effort. And I think you make perfect sense, which may something about me :)


Posted by: The Wicked Witch From the North (el_gilliath)
Posted at: February 2nd, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)

Well that's good, cause it makes sense too me aswell but I wouldn't be suprised if it didn't for anyone else, lol

Posted by: Mrs [insert crush of the week] (totallybalanced)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
oceans → i'm gonna get out of the car

Duuuuuuuuude! I somehow came across this and the sequel on ff.net. Loved them both :-D

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 20th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
turk wins

I'm so glad you liked them :) Thanks!

Posted by: Jay (bergann)
Posted at: February 17th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
H5O; Danno

This universe just makes my DAY everytime I even think about. It's so incredibly perfect, and just *flail hands everywhere*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 20th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
turk waiter

That's good to know :) We had a great time developing it and putting it into story format :)


Posted by: the person writing this which you are reading (someidiothasice)
Posted at: April 5th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)


I just read this story (and the follow up) and honestly, I GOBBLED DOWN EVERY SINGLE WORD.

This was so much fun to read. I was into it from start to finish, and seeing that you have plans to continue makes me =D like nobody's business.

Really. Amazing job here. Thanks for taking me on such a fun ride.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 12th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
turk 15 minutes

Some pieces just feel like they need to be written, and this was one of those pieces :) I'm glad it kept your interest. Thanks!

Posted by: dark_liandrin (dark_liandrin)
Posted at: April 15th, 2011 09:59 am (UTC)

I am currently rewatching all three "Ocean's" movies in preparation of reading this fic ;) I'm on the third and it has turned out to be a pretty awesome, crime-filled night. I also never saw the third one so that hideous mistake has been rectified, I forgot how much I LOVE these movies :) I'll comment on the fic when I finish it

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 15th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
linus see you

These movies are made of win :) I hope the fic doesn't disappoint! Thanks :)

Posted by: dark_liandrin (dark_liandrin)
Posted at: April 16th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)

I loved it, it was a completely believable transition from Turk Malloy to Danny Williams! I loved the sequel as well, and I'm definitely looking forward to more fics in this 'verse, hopefully with the 5-0 team as well. Wonderful job :)

Posted by: Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep)
Posted at: August 15th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
scott caan::oceans 11::laugh

I'm so glad I took the time to search out Danny/Kono fic...and some how stumbled on this gem. 2 of my favorite fandoms in one!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: August 16th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
turk waiter

I'm glad you found it and liked it :) It was a crossover that I really found I had to write. Thanks!

Posted by: Paula (zessa)
Posted at: October 7th, 2011 02:54 pm (UTC)

I just wanted to let you know just how much I love this fic. I'm a crossover whore and the best crossovers are the ones that make you look at the source material (both universes) in a whole new way. This fic did just that.

I saw the episode with the four triathlon thieves again recently? In my head, all I heard was your Turk!Danny snarking about how it was a great set up, but really, the killing wasn't necessary and Christ almighty this is what you get when you let four greasemen/women plan a whole heist. Yen could do do it ten times better and he doesn't even speak English, or have a green card.

I've almost written it a few times lol.

But anyway, I <3 this universe and am very much looking forward to any sequels etc that come from this universe. You two? Are awesome.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: October 20th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
danny thoughtful

LOL, I'm so glad it resonated with you so much. I'm not usually prone to crossovers but once I got started with this one, it really seemed to write itself :)

And we do hope to continue...life just needs to be more cooperative for our muses to find the time for it!

Thanks :)

Posted by: samjohnsson (samjohnsson)
Posted at: October 19th, 2011 08:15 am (UTC)

A slightly unbelievable crossover, and you made it make sense. Love it! (And maybe leaning towards personal canon til we find out more about Danny!)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: October 20th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
danny doesn't get fired

I'm glad it still read well despite the obvious obstacles to such a crossover :)


Posted by: xxxholiclover (xxxholiclover)
Posted at: January 13th, 2012 06:08 pm (UTC)

I really do love this story, I've read it three times and am aiming for a fourth! It's possibly the best crossover I've read to date, certaintly the most realistic.

I really do hope you guys decide to continue with this, I'm watching the Ocean's movies right now and all I can think about is.

I want more. :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 15th, 2012 04:06 am (UTC)
danny ready

I always loved the way these two characters came together, so I'm glad that it resonated for other as well.

We do intend to continue the series. We just need to corral our muses and get back on track. We have over 20k written and quite an ambitious plot but it's all a matter of focus. LOL, which is of course the hardest part!


Posted by: jakodisaer (jakodisaer)
Posted at: February 1st, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)

I love this verse! It's my new headcanon for both series XD. Can't wait to see more!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 2nd, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
danny gun bw

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! More will hopefully come sooner rather than later if I can convince my muse to meander back that way :)


Posted by: titania2006 (titania2006)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)

This was AMAZING!!! Is the third story out yet? Or still in the works?

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: October 8th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
turk waiter

Third story is not out yet. It's sort of in the works? As in, we wrote a good portion of it and then got waylaid...

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