January 14th, 2009

buffy became the sun

Rec: La Vie Boheme

Story: La Vie Boheme
Author: Doctor Tam
Rating: All-Ages
Word Count: 2075
Author's Summary: A non-linear character study: "He composes a symphony for accordion and dog whistle, goes pike fishing in the Thames, and gets a sunburn on his nose. After all, the universe isn’t his responsibility."
Characters/Pairings: Four, The Brig, Harry, Sarah Jane, Leela, Romana I, Romana II, K-9
Warnings: None

It's not too hard to scratch the surface with Four (teeth & curls, scarf, jelly baby, hello!), but he's always seemed to be one of the more difficult Doctors to get beneath the surface with.

This story not only goes deep, but also provides a lovely illumination of Four: his fears, his hopes, his motivations, and his interactions with his friends and companions. Even the non-linear nature of the story is perfectly suited to the Fourth Doctor (and the sections are scattered to great effect).
Fanfic ate my brain
  • wendymr

Rec: The Shadow of Death

Story: The Shadow of Death
Author: Gillian Taylor
Rated: All Ages
Word count: 7780
Author’s summary: You can't change the past. Can you? And, if you do, can you live with the consequences?
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: None

Reason for Recommendation: I love a good OT3 fic, whether overtly shippy or - as in the episodes and this story - subtext. But that’s not why I’m recommending this one - well, it’s not the only reason. Far from it. Gillian Taylor is known, deservedly so, for good, solid plotting as well as excellent characterisation, and in particular she’s a master at twisty timey-wimey stuff. Imagine a situation where someone you love is killed, because of your mistake. Now, imagine that you had the power to change things so that your loved one didn’t die. Now... imagine the consequences. Can you ever really undo the past? And what if undoing it is only the start of the nightmare?

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