October 30th, 2008

No Such Gorram Thing

Story: No Such Gorram Thing
Author: Lady Yueh
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2731

Author's Summary: Prompt by such_heights: There's no such thing as aliens, and no gorram freakish flying box is going to convince any of the crew of Serenity otherwise (Firefly/Doctor Who)
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (3rd), The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (7th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: None

Recced because:

Doctor Who is one of those shows that was MADE for cross-over fics. It can be incredibly difficult, however, to write cross-overs which are true to the spirit of all represented source material. No Such Gorram Thing succeeds in this task marvellously. All of the members of Serenity’s crew are perfectly sketched in this series of short vignettes. All of the Doctors (and companions) are perfectly drawn as well, and the interactions between the different characters are utterly natural, sometimes hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking.
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Rec: Translations

Story: Translations
Author: Casira/casirafics
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 7,797
Author's Summary: There are some things the TARDIS doesn't translate, and some secrets of the Doctor's left unexplained. Rose is setting out to find out why.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose
Warnings: None

Recced because: The language in this story is stunningly beautiful – it's delicate and poetic without ever becoming overwrought. While technically, it's a Ten/Rose romance, it's more about Rose trying to pry into one of the Doctor's secrets – his native language – not just to find out more about him, but also to give him someone to share it with ... even if things don't turn out quite as she expected.