February 10th, 2008

Don't be a girl Merlin

Rec: Voices Airy?

Story: Voices Airy?
Author: lostwolf
Rating: Adult
Author's summary: Sequel to Fall From The Wire and part of the Journeys in the in-between series, this follows on directly from The Satan Pit. The Beast has foretold Rose's death and neither Rose nor the Doctor are dealing with it terribly well...
Characters/Pairings: The Tenth Doctor/Rose
Warnings: explicit sex and violence

Recced because:
This fic is very dark; exploring a side of the Tenth Doctor that we know is there, but hasn't really been seen on screen yet, The Family of Blood was the closest we've really seen to what happens here.. I was rather astounded by this particular fic, because it is also very emotive and plays nicely with the prophecy of the Beast. Lostwolf has really taken these two characters and built them into something even stronger behind the episodes.
I should also mention that the rest of this series, Journeys in the In-Between, is worth a read as well, as each of the stories are very different, but of equally good calibre. I stumbled across these stories while hunting down something good to read, and I came across the first fic written in this series - Perchance to Die (it's actually the second story) - and from there I was hooked.

Anyway, back to Voices Airy, this one is certainly worth the read and can work as a stand alone rather well. But be warned, there is violence and very explicit sex.
time and relative dimension in space, doctor who?, doctor blue box
  • biichan

REC: Love Of His Life

Story: Love Of His Life
Author: Carmen Sandiego
Rating: Unrated
Author's summary: The Doctor loves - foolishly, unconditionally, brilliantly - through all his lives.
Characters/Pairings: Second Doctor/Jamie, Third Doctor/Jo, Theta/Koschei(/Ushas), Fourth Doctor/Romana, Eighth Doctor/Romana, First Doctor/Barbara (unrequited), Barbara/Ian, First Doctor/Cameca, Tenth Doctor/Reinette, Susan, the Brigadier, Martha and numerous other companions mentioned. Also, from the deity corner, Pain, Death, and Time.
Warnings: Should I warn for Gallifreyan mythology?

Recced because: If someone is a thousand years old or more (or even if they're the nine-hundred years they claim to be), it's very silly to presume that they've only loved once in their life. This fic expresses that concept beautifully. It's wonderfully written, with lyrical prose and a firm grasp of canon. The incorporation of Pain, Death, and Time--the three Gallifreyan goddesses--lends a perfect note of unease. I almost didn't rec this, because hasn't everyone read something by Carmen Sandiego? But this fic just gets it so very right that I couldn't help myself. If you haven't read this already, please do. (It's not really as long as the pairing list makes it sound like. It's actually just under three thousand words.)

I'd also like to say that it's been a distinct pleasure to rec to everyone this past week. Due to the generosity of our mods, who let me sign up for another week, I'll be back at the end of April. Quite frankly, I can't wait!