June 22nd, 2008

Geek Chic Ten Hooray
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rec: A Little Rest for the Wounds by Carmen Sandiego

Story: A Little Rest for the Wounds
Author: Carmen Sandiego / Calapine
Rating: Adult
Author's summary: The Doctor, a werewolf, and a house in Brazil.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Ileana de Santos
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~700 words

Recced because: Ileana is from the Loups-Garoux Big Finish audio, and as that suggests, she is indeed a werewolf; her interactions with the Fifth Doctor are revisited during a meeting with the Tenth Doctor in this short but very effective piece. The story is beautifully written, with lines such as On his back, her nails are claws are nails are claws which just pop with imagery, and both characters are perfectly drawn, with the Doctor looking for a little respite from his worries and his past, and Ileana being able to see through him, and show his fallibilities. It works wonderfully.

rec: Context by amberite and The Road to Hell by kijikun

I managed to miss yesterday, so, since I had the week all planned you get two in a row to make up for that. So I bring you two pieces of Sarah/Doctor smut.

Author: amberite
Rating: Adult
Author's summary: "Oh yes." His voice was a faint moan. "Read me, Sarah Jane." Symbols danced through his skin, under her fingers.
Issue of consent is dealt with, though not as non-con or questionable. Awkwardness. Alien smut. Feminism. Text smut. Human smut. Weird Fourth Doctor brain smut. That all right?
Characters/Pairings: Fourth Doctor Doctor/Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: none
Word Count: 4191

Recced because: The Doctor's thought processes are suitably alien, and yet the smut doesn't seem gratuitous or out of character for either of them. It's too well thought out to be PWP and the whole thing is incredibly hot.

Story: The Road to Hell
Author: kijikun and sakuracorr
Rating: Adult
Author's summary: The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Its also paved with ginger beer, shiny dresses, and misunderstandings.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: none
Word Count: 5928

Recced because: Drunk Doctor is always fun and this story is by turns sad and serious and incredibly absurd. Plus there's Ten in a shiny dress and smut, in that order.

Rec: A Trump Lead by Sheila Adamson & The Sky Was Good For Flying by Doyle

I'm rounding off my Big Finish week with a rec for Mel and one for Peri. Big Finish may not have created them, but they've done some rather wonderful things with them.

Story:A Trump Lead
Author: Sheila Adamson
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2787
Author's Summary: The Doctor treats Mel to a lesson in probabilities and card play.
Characters/Pairings: Mel, Seventh Doctor
Warnings: please None

Recced because: This shows the way in which Mel and Seven interacted together wonderfully. The story starts off with Mel angry at the Doctor, for a number of things, but mainly because people died and he wouldn't go back and save them. Through explaining the game of Bridge to her Seven explains about changing the past. It's a beautifully written allegory.

Story: The Sky Was Good For Flying
Author: Doyle
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1883
Author's Summary: The Doctor trespasses on a royal garden and meets someone he didn’t expect to ever see again.
Characters/Pairings: Peri, Sixth Doctor
Warnings: Just for how Peri left the Doctor

Recced because: TV canon leaves what happens to Peri up in the air. There are two conflicting stories, both from unreliable sources. Doyle makes a future for Peri that is wonderful and exactly what she deserves. Also the Sixth Doctor gets resolution in the matter as well.