November 5th, 2008

TARDIS on the wild moors.
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Rec: Pipe Dreams by RainyD

Story: Pipe Dreams
Author: RainyD
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: She doesn't remember, but she does dream.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~2,200 words

Recced because: A gorgeous take on 'Rose remembering the events of Parting of the Ways', this piece carefully and slowly takes us through a build-up so that when she remembers, it feels truthful and plausible. Repetition is used perfectly, with dreams and colours, and Rose's character is handled very lovingly, and the Doctor's characterization is spot-on. It's dark and rather sad, with a romantic subplot that gives the story a bit of hope without being sappy or intrusive to the larger story being told (there's a strong gen element to the affair), and is overall very affecting.
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Rec: Catch a Falling Star

Story:  Catch a Falling Star
Author:  eponymous_rose
Rating:  all ages
Word Count:  1,211
Author's Summary:  Once, when she was sixteen, she caught a piece of a falling star in her hands.
Characters/Pairings:  Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Jack Harkness
Warnings: none
Recced Because:  "Catch a Falling Star" is a rare find:  a quality Mickey fic that's not primarily a comedy.  (It does have some funny moments, particularly some bits with Martha and Jack, but they’re not the focus.)  These three short scenes featuring Mickey at different times say a great deal not only about Mickey but also about home, love, loss, and dreaming.   The author has a great grasp of all of the characters’ voices and their changes through time.  This story is subtle, wise, and beautiful.  Read it.

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