July 15th, 2008

Kylie Does Daleks
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Rec: Gravity by schildkroet

Story: Gravity
Author: schildkroet
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Jenny soon learns that the cosmos is a better place if you can share it.
Characters/Pairings: Jenny (from The Doctor's Daughter)/Astrid
Warnings: none
Word Count: 735 words

Recced because: I wasn't crazy about Jenny on the show, but this story treats her so lovingly it won me over; I already adored Astrid, and this is a perfect examination of what could be post-Voyage of the Damned. This is a beautiful little bite of a story, with Jenny learning, exploring, and running both from and toward her past, and finding an ally in an unexpected form. They are each other's centre of gravity: together they can take on the universe.

Rec: Echoes in Erythrae

Story: Echoes in Erythrae
Author: Pyrebi
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,797
Author's Summary: The Doctor met the Sibyl once. Hell of a woman.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, the Sibyl
Warnings: None

Recced because: Pyrebi takes a few throwaway lines from "The Fires of Pompeii" and constructs an entire story, bringing the Doctor together with another character capable of seeing the past and future, and who understands more than any other human how painful that can be. There's little plot to speak of, but that hardly matters; what's important here is the dialogue between the Doctor and the Sibyl, as each tries to take the measure of the other, directly and indirectly. And yes, they dance the tarantella.
Lady with Glasses

Rec: World Enough, and Time

Story: World Enough, And Time
Author: Aces
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1739
Author's Summary: She would have always wanted *more*.
Characters/Pairings: Grace, Eight, Jack
Warnings: None given

Recced because: This is a wonderful character study of Grace, one of the most underrated companions. Jack's brief appearance is a lovely foil to Grace, and Aces writes all three characters skillfully and tenderly. I can't read it without getting a lump in my throat by the end.