April 22nd, 2008

DT specs of hotness

rec: blame the sun (no sun of mine) by nostalgia

Story: blame the sun (no sun of mine)
Author: nostalgia
Rating: None, but I'd call it Teen
Word Count: 1,685
Author's Summary: "If it's alien, it's ours." (AU from Army of Ghosts)
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Yvonne Hartman
Warnings: None

Recced because: Another unusual pairing – so unusual, in fact, that this is one of only two Ten/Yvonne stories I'm aware of. Choosing between the two of them was quite difficult, but this one won out for its portrayal of the calculating and manipulative Yvonne and the way she worms her way into the Doctor's life. The Doctor, held prisoner by Torchwood, reluctantly begins to help his captors, while Yvonne's obsession with all things Doctor begins to evolve into something she never expected. It's not a cheerful story, but it will make you wish the two characters had had more than an episode and a half together.
Ancelyn/Bambera yes
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Rec: Five Lives Winifred Bambera Might Have Lived by Selenay

Story: Five Lives Winifred Bambera Might Have Lived
Author: Selenay
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: There are billions of alternate universes out there, each created by a choice, some closer to our universe than others. It could be a tiny change, it could change an entire life.
Characters/Pairings: Winifred Bambera, Shou-Yuing, Sarah Jane Smith, Seventh Doctor, Ace
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~2,400 words

Recced because: Bambera fic! One of my favourite minor characters – the fact she’s the Brigadier of UNIT probably helps – she gets a great ‘five things’ treatment here. Each of the possibilities presented – from scarily 1950s-style domestic motherhood, to space captain, to investigative journalist partner to Sarah Jane, to TARDIS traveller – all have a grain of truth, and while some, such as the first one, are not a fate I would wish on Bambera in a million years, it’s still very well done, and you can see how if she were in that role, she would conform to it as thoroughly and positively as she could. On the whole, this is a clever, thoughtful, and moving fic.

rec: Dimensional Curves by jinxed_wood

Story: Dimensional Curves
Author: jinxed_wood
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 9045
Author's Summary: A rift in time and space leaves Romana stranded in the wrong timeline, and with a rather difficult Doctor...
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Romana II, Donna & cameos by K-9 and the Fourth Doctor
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: I love this author. Anything she writes I will read, and through her I've developed a deep love for Romana. This story has all the angst and humour and friendship you expect from the Tenth Doctor interacting with a Romana from his past, and all in just the right amounts. Reading through the story, you definitely get the feeling that these are two old friends who know each other still, despite all the time and wars that separate them. The characterizations are great, and the storytelling is fantastic.

Then there's my favourite scene with Donna and Romana, and it just doesn't get any better than that!