June 12th, 2008

academia is my fandom

Rec: Nothing Ordinary by ClocketPatch

Story: Nothing Ordinary
Author: ClocketPatch
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 802
Author's Summary: "Ace, I'm getting too old for this sort of thing. He's all yours from now on... I'm going home to Doris." - The Brigadier, in "Battlefield"
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings: Character death. And how.

Recced because: This one is more than a swan-song for a character; it is a love song. Pure poetry, and hurts something fierce. The Brig is not really an easy character to write for, perhaps since he's essentially a simple character; ClocketPatch succeeds through that very simplicity, with a story that's perfect just because it's so unbearably simple.
AoS Coulson+Skye OTP

Masquerade - Radiantbaby

This week I intend to share the Martha love and the Donna love about equally. Some fics will be short, one is very long.

Enjoy !

Story: Masquerade
Author: radiantbaby
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5978
Author's Summary: After the events in 1913 at Farringham, the Doctor takes Martha to a ball, where she meets a mysterious stranger.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th)

Recced because: This is a fairly straight forward story, and you'll probably get the "twist" quite early on, but that's not the point. The point is that *Martha* doesn't catch on and it's interesting to see her reactions to "Ganymede".

The Doctor rushed over to the table of masks, excitedly hopping from one foot to the other. "Ooh, so many choices, so many lovely choices," Martha heard him say to himself as she walked up to stand beside him.

"Ah, perfect!" he suddenly exclaimed, picking up another one of the masks that looked like a bird, this one completely black like a raven. The Doctor held it in front of his face and squawked comically, "Never more, never more!"

Martha laughed.

"Hey, with this ensemble," he gestured to his clothes, "it's a raven or a penguin mask, so I think I will go for a raven, thank you very much."
Sumerian - en

Rec: The Care and Feeding Of, by Lovechilde

... right, so I thought I recced my last one yesterday but it turned out I did it today just very very early today and oh god I hate time zone differences. Err, have another one!

Story: The Care and Feeding Of
Author: Lovechilde
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1501
Author's Summary: After the events of Cyberwoman, there is one unofficial member of the team who needs to mend some bridges with Ianto.
Characters/Pairings: Ianto, Myfanwy

Recced because: To be fair, I'm not much into Torchwood fic and only read this because the author's a friend, but this sweet, unusual, well in character story is much more than the obligatory TW rec. Of the sheer amount of fan closure "Cyberwoman" demands, it takes one small, off-beat angle and gives it respect and spirit. It's all very easy to write pterodactyl crack; I think you'll enjoy this one piece of pterodactyl angst/fluff.