May 13th, 2008

rec: they came to norway to eat our brains

Story: They Came to Norway to Eat Our Brains
Author: Doyle @ Teaspoon / doyle_sb4 @ LJ
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5,266
Author's Summary: Post-Doomsday. The Torchwood base at Darlig ulv Stranden has a problem with zombies. Well, one zombie (suspected). And when the pictures come through in London, Rose is shocked to realise who it is.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler/Jack Harkness, Mickey Smith, Jake Simmonds
Warnings: None given - Should I give a non-warning for no actual zombies appearing in this fic?

Recced because: So, that one (suspected) zombie? Was dead when they found him, dead when he was brought to the morgue, got up and walked around, charmed a nurse into bringing him his coat, and--“What the hell’s he doing on the roof?” I literally laughed out loud at this fic's sparkling, snappy dialogue:

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Also, the use of Rose the Yorkie is made of win.

Rec: Necessity

Story: Necessity
Author:  KerrAvonsen
Rating:  All Ages
Word Count:  15,361
Author’s summary:  There is no Bad Wolf.  Rose has to get back to the Doctor the hard way.  (AU for “Parting of the Ways”)
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Ninth Doctor, Mickey Smith, Other
Warnings:  None.

Recommended because:  Rose Tyler doesn't need to be full of Time Vortex to be made of win.  This is the story of Rose saving the Doctor, Jack, and the future Earth in Parting of the Ways without becoming the Bad Wolf.  Rose gets back to the Doctor using ingenuity, perseverance, tough love, an undercover mission, and the power of rock and roll*.  It’s also an alternate resolution to Dalek, giving the Dalek that absorbed some of Rose’s DNA a path to freedom and redemption without death as well as a delightfully incongruous name.  I love this story for the originality of its concept, the excellent characterizations of Rose and her no-longer Dalek, the engaging plot, and the quirky humor. I recommend it to all who know the awesomeness of Rose Tyler or who are willing to be convinced.

*The role of the rock (pun intended) is rather indirect, but essential.

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