November 4th, 2008

Donna and Ten and the Medusa Cascade.
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Rec: On Water by Significant Owl

Sorry for the late start!

Story: On Water
Author: Significant Owl
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: The Doctor, Donna, and a beach. Post-Midnight.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Donna
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~1,250 words

Recced because: This is everything a post-episode coda should be: thoughtful without being treacly or just navel-gazing, and reactive to the episode while also exploring new ideas and points of view. Donna is wonderfully characterized here, and the writing is perfect: careful and gentle, with two last lines that wrap the whole little thing up so beautifully. It's satisfying and very good.
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Rec: Today's Not Over Yet

Story: Today’s Not Over Yet
Author:  Camilla Sandman
Rating:  all ages
Word count:  996
Author’s summary: Tomorrow, the world is ending, and today, he is happy. [Eighth Doctor with special guest stars.]
Characters/pairings:  Eighth Doctor, Charley Pollard, Grace Holloway, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Rose Tyler
Warnings:  none
Recced because: 
I love sweeping, elegiac Time War fics that make me cry.  This is not one of those fics, but it’s magnificent in a different way.

It’s almost time for the Doctor to end the Time War, but he’s busy seizing the day in ways that are sweet, silly, and very much the Doctor.  The fic conveys the weight of the terrible event that is to come, but it’s hopeful too.  The scene that explains how he found the wisdom to not just sit around being emo is perfect in every way. 

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