November 6th, 2008

Tegan/Nyssa for the win
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Rec: Tread But Lightly (In These Cruel Shoes) by Lilacfree

Story: Tread But Lightly (In These Cruel Shoes)
Author: Lilacfree
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Set during Castrovalva and looks at the start of Tegan and Nyssa's friendship.
Characters: Tegan, Nyssa
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~1,800 words

Recced because: A beautiful little story set during Castrovalva, where Tegan and Nyssa bond over shared horrors perpetuated by the Master, their stories woven together with fairytales and histories. The use of language is fanciful and playful, there's interesting use of repetition of theme throughout, and both girls come off very true to character. It's light and dark in alternating moments, and altogether a unique and clever character study for two women who deserve this sort of fic treatment.
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Rec: A Gentleman of the Universe

Story: A Gentleman of the Universe
Author: Stressfactor
All Ages
Word Count:
Author's Summary:
All that stargazing Wilf did and he never got to travel among them until one day he did.
Characters/Pairings: Wilfred Mott, Tenth Doctor
Recced because:
Everybody loves Donna’s grandfather Wilf, and the Doctor proves he is no exception when he gives Wilf a trip in the TARDIS. This is a very moving story, full of beautiful descriptions. There’s a deftly used classic Who reference. The Doctor gets to show off his compassionate side and while Wilf proves that genuine wonder at seeing the universe isn’t confined to the standard pretty young female companions. “A Gentleman of the Universe” is a charming, heartfelt tribute to a charming, heart-filled character. Tissue warning, but not the sort that leaves you feeling crummy.