July 13th, 2008

dw - DnD

Rec: Postcards From The Edge of Everywhere / Lost Letters

Story: Postcards From The Edge of Everywhere.
Author: lollobrigida.
Rating: All ages.
Word Count: 1215.
Author's Summary: Donna decides she's going to get the Doctor a new Birthday. Companion Piece to : Lost Letters by rickmaniac101
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None.

Story: Lost Letters.
Author: rickmaniac101
Rating: All ages.
Word Count: 1059.
Author's Summary: The Doctor receives a letter a little too late.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I saw Postcards... on the 'Most Recent' list and gave it a go. It was absolutely adorable! Then I read the piece that it was a companion to, and actually went 'Awww!' Because both fics fit so well together, and they're both fairly short (2274 words combined), I recced them both. And hey, it's my last day reccing. I wanted to go out with a smile.

They are a little spoilery for S4 and the S4 finale, especially Lost Letters, but not by much. Mostly just brief mentions of an episode or two. You can read these in either order and they still work brilliantly together. I read them in the order I posted them in first, then the other way around. They just go that well together. These two left me feeling all warm and fuzzy. So. Go! Read! Get all warm and fuzzy!

rec: All the Maps Change

Last recommendation! Thanks very much for sticking with me, and I hope you've enjoyed my offerings.

Story: All the Maps Change
Author: Ligia Elena
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2760
Author's Summary: "We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains." - Ursula LeGuin
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Warnings: None

Recced because: Barbara Wright is one of my favorite characters in the Whoniverse (equalled only by Evelyn and Sarah Jane), and this fic is a beautiful tribute to her. Ligia Elena takes Martha Jones's heroism in the Year that Never Was and sets it against Barbara's very different heroism many years earlier in dragging the Doctor kicking and screaming towards his destiny as the savior of the universe. The frame story is sweet, the inner story heartbreaking, and Martha and Barbara shine through it all. Plus, of course, there's Barbara/Ian shippiness; Ian reminiscing about his wife is one of the loveliest scenes in this fic. The brief appearance of their son John is a nice bonus for the audio and novel fans.
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rec: five phone calls the doctor never received

Title: Five Phone Calls the Doctor Never Received
Author: the_seventh_l
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2749
Author's Summary: He knew buying a mobile was a mistake. Five phone calls across the years that make up the Sixth Doctor's life.
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, Frobisher, Peri Brown, Mel Bush, Others
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a refreshingly original take on the old "five things" format, drawing on bits and pieces of the Sixth Doctor's era and quietly solving the little mysteries that arise. It's also one of those rare fics that can bring in characters from other fandoms without a jolt - and despite all these disparate elements, the author draws them together nicely with the running motif of the phone itself. A fun, fascinating, and surprisingly poignant look at the Sixth Doctor's era.