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She went that-a-way...
17 November 2008 @ 12:37 am
Story: 17 Reasons Why Romana is (better than) the Doctor
Author: calapine (Carmen Sandiego on Teaspoon)
Wordcount: 1165
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary:Cause she is, y'know.
Characters/Pairings: K-9, Romana II, The Doctor (4th)


Recced because: I know you all know about my unshakable belief that Romana pawns the entire multiverse - whether my proof for this theory is sound is another story! The truth, I suspect, lies somewhere between Shrodinger's cat and Newton's apple tree... this wee story shows 17 of the steps between.
 
 
The Slightly Silly Candidate
17 November 2008 @ 01:16 am
Story: Comes the Rain
Author: eponymous_rose
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 791
Author's Summary: The world ends and Susan is free.
Characters/Pairings: Susan Foreman/David Campbell, First Doctor, Barbara Wright
Warnings: None

Recced because: A really lovely, bittersweet take on Susan's thoughts as she says goodbye to her grandfather. I like how Susan is given true agency: her wish to follow her own path, to experience stability and her deep love for her grandfather, while at the same time choosing a life different from his.
 
 
 
Lurky McLurklurk
17 November 2008 @ 06:01 pm
Femslash recs this week!

Story: Isobel's Zoe
Author: Amy Wolf
Rating: Adult
Word count: 1200
Author's summary: What can go on between two women, besides photography.
Characters/Pairings: Zoe/Isobel Watkins (from The Invasion)
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: This fic does everything right. Both women are very well characterised, with a clear contrast being drawn between Zoe's openminded 21st century perspective (as broadened further my travelling with the Doctor) and Isobel's dealing with attitudes to homosexuality that she's absorbed from the culture of her time. It's that bit of characterisation that's my very favourite thing about it: I don't think I've seen a better handling of the issue in fanfic before or since: most of the time, it's handwaved away and when it's not it tends to be either superficial or clunky. The sex is both integral to the plot and very hot, even while walking that tightrope. And on top of all that, it slots perfectly into its moment in canon.