September 4th, 2008

doctor who - ten/sarah jane - my sarah j

rec: looked up in perfect silence at the stars

Story: Looked Up in Perfect Silence at the Stars
Author: Doyle
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1978
Author's Summary: “If he’d left me on Earth,” Sarah said, “if he’d had time to take me home, like he’d meant to, before he got dragged back here… everything would have been different. My whole life.” Sarah in the Time War.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, Romana II
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I appear to have a theme for the week, namely the Time War. I don't really know what to say about this one, the author's summary says it all for me. What if Sarah Jane had been on Gallifrey during the Time War? This fic is your answer and it's fabulous. Like the others I've recced this week, lines and ideas from this continue to knock around my brain months after I first read it and in my book at least, I think that counts for something. I'm sorry to have so little to say but I don't want to give too much away about this one. Please check it out. Oh, I know. I'll let the fic do the talking for me.

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Doomsday Dimensions

My appologises in advance if the coding messes up again. I did a demo post on my own page and it turned out. So, *fingers crossed*

Story: Doomsday Dimensions
Author: Doomsday Dimensions
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 9891
Author's Summary: Rose's parallel universe has a parallel Doctor--in his Eighth incarnation, unscarred by the Time War. But something's afoot on Gallifrey...
Characters/Pairings: Romana II, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (8th), The Master (Other)

Recced because:

This story has the distinction of being the first quality fic I ever read. It’s the story which got me writing fic in the first place, ‘cause I looked at it and thought; wow, that’s some good stuff. I wish I could do that.

I came back to DD when it was time to do my reccing list, worrying that, now that I’ve been exposed to lots and lots of other quality fics, this one might have lost its charm. It hasn’t. It’s funny and sad and epic in all the right places. I believe this might have been one of the first stories in the ‘Rose and the alt!Doctor in Pete’s World’ genre, and it remains one of the best. Whatever happened at the end of series four, this story, and the other stories which follow it (did I mention that this is only the first in a series?), remain my personal canon for what happened to Rose after Doomsday.