April 29th, 2008

  • drho

Rec: Praxis by Versaphile

Story: Praxis
Author: Versaphile
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 37655
Author's Summary: The Year That Wasn't. All of it, from The Sound of Drums to The Last of the Time Lords and beyond.
Characters/Pairings: Doctor (10th)/Master, Doctor (10th)/Jack, Master/Lucy, Francine, Martha, Tish
Warnings: Graphic Sex, Violence

Recced because: Reading Praxis is like watching a classic horror film. The plot twists are surprising, unsettling, fascinating, and witty, while the worst of the violence is off-screen. This isn’t a story for the faint of heart, but versaphile expertly weaves an epic story around canon scenes and character traits.
bing and bong

Rec: Scars, by Alienist

Story: Scars
Author: Alienist
Rating: General
Word Count: 704
Author's Summary: A corrupt monarch invades the Doctor's mind with sadistic curiosity.
Characters/Pairings: Five
Warnings: none

Recced because:
This is a type of fic I love – a character-study vignette. Scars makes me want to see more than the handful of Five stories I’ve already seen because this peek into his brain is so suggestive and intriguing. The language is sparse and evocative, which is just right for this kind of thing. There are these gorgeously poetic references to specific incidents in the Doctor’s life, many of which I can’t identify with my limited old-school knowledge – but they make me want to seek out the answers, and that’s a great thing for a fic to do.
bring it on, circular logic makes me dizzy, six is an angry clown

REC: Fear and Freedom

Story: Fear and Freedom
Author: ponygirl
Rating: General
Word Count: 9153
Author's summary: It's a government out of control, and the Sixth Doctor has dropped them right in the middle of it, as usual. But he and Evelyn are not alone, and their new allies have familiar faces...
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Susan, First Doctor/Evelyn Smythe, Barbara, Ian
Warnings: Implied sexual assualt (offscreen) and some violence.

Recced because: It's a clever, engaging, well-written story about a less appreciated Doctor.

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In ponygirl's “Fear and Freedom,” Evelyn and the Doctor have arrived in the dystopian near future: America of the mid-twenty-first century. What they don't expect, however, is that they aren't the only Doctor and companion involved in events—Susan, Barbara, Ian and the First Doctor are here too and things are about to get a bit more complicated, given that Susan and the Sixth Doctor have both been arrested and sent to a processing center.

Ponygirl's character voices are immensely well-done. The reunion of the Sixth Doctor with Susan is touching and the flirtation between Evelyn and the First Doctor is really quite sweet. I'd recommend this fic to everyone—even if you aren't familiar with either era of the show, it's still a very good fic.