September 9th, 2008

  • carawj

rec: linear loop

Story: Linear Loop
Author: agapi42
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 956
Author's Summary: Living a linear life just means that time travel takes a bit longer.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, Harry/Sarah
Warnings: None

Recced because: This manages, in so few words, to be the definitive version for me of what happened between Harry and Sarah Jane right after she left the Doctor. It somehow conveys Sarah Jane's emotions brilliantly, in lovely, simple language that doesn't go over the top and isn't too angsty or flowery. And there's a fantastic example of wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey that actually works and makes sense and is quite, quite wonderful.
eeeeeevil brig!
  • livii

Old Soldiers by AstroGirl

Story: Old Soldiers
Author: AstroGirl
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: What the Brigadier and other UNIT folks were doing during some of the events of the new series.
Characters: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Doris Lethbridge-Stewart, John Benton, UNIT
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~ 4,000 words

Recced because: A brilliant take on some new skool via old skool UNIT characters; this story follows the Brigadier, dear old Brigadier who never gives up, never stops wanting to help (and be a part of things, something he finds shameful but is so terribly human), and the major events of World War Three, The Christmas Invasion, and Army of Ghosts/Doomsday. It's plotty and slips perfectly into the canon (I'd like to believe this happened!) and has great cameos from Doris and in particular Benton, who is written exactly right ("I've heard you say it yourself often enough, and, if I may say so, it would be a crushing disillusionment if I had to start doubting your word now" he says about the Brig, which is so perfect). A sensational story, and the last line is a killer.
  • carawj

rec: from the ashes

Story: From the Ashes
Author: Wiccagirl24
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2313
Author's Summary: In the fourth year of the great Time War Ace McShane died. It should have been the end of her story, but it wasn't.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: Spoilers for Journey's End.

Recced because: I've taken this as my personal canon until proven otherwise. It covers what might have happened to Ace during the Time War gorgeously tragically, and then it slots her into New Who in a way that makes perfect sense. Parts are wonderfully surreal and strange, but Ace's voice remains strong and completely true throughout. The whole thing is haunting and beautifully written, and manages to be angsty in a good way, but still uplifting.