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But you can call me Bowie
15 January 2009 @ 10:41 am
Story: Ariadne Quits
Author: rhilin
Rating: All-Ages
Word Count: 2307
Author's Summary: This is why Rose isn't allowed to cook any more.
Characters/Pairings: The TARDIS, Rose, Nine
Warnings: None

I love this story because it manages to be elegant, quirky, and humorous all at once. It is set in the early days of Rose's travel with the Doctor, and it does an excellent job of capturing Rose, the Doctor, and most of all, the TARDIS. I love the author's concept of the TARDIS as vast and infinite and practically beyond our (and the Doctor's) understanding, but possessed with a rather off-beat sense of humor nonetheless.

The author's style is almost a bit Douglas Adams-esque, but a bit more subdued, and all the thought that went into the subtle details makes the story a joy to read (and re-read).
 
 
wendymr
15 January 2009 @ 06:23 pm
Story: Operation Awesome
Author: AND
Rated: All Ages
Word count: 13981
Author’s summary:  Does Donna really need to remember her travels with the Doctor to unlock the confidence and strength she found on her travels with him? Doesn't that suggest that there's something wrong with living on Earth? Sarah Jane and Torchwood gang up to save Donna - one way or another.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Sarah Jane Smith, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Ianto Jones, Mickey Smith, Clyde Langer, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Alan Jackson, Wilfred Mott, Other Character(s) - including some surprise Old-School companions
Warnings: None

Reason for Recommendation: Donna Noble is awesome. It's as simple as that. And so is Team TARDIS, or more properly the Doctor's 'biggest family in the universe'. AND set out to prove, in this story, that there is nothing less awesome about being a human being, living a life on Earth, than there is about travelling in the TARDIS with the Doctor. With or without the Doctor, with or without her memories of being with him Donna is awesome and has potential to be more awesome still. Oh, and the Doctor is a complete wanker - and that's a direct quote. I absolutely love the team effort in this story, from the Torchwood gang to Sarah Jane's crew to Martha and assorted others (Mickey and Jack's early conversation is side-splittingly hilarious), and the way they combine to - metaphorically - bang the Doctor's head against the wall of his own emo. AND writes Donna brilliantly too. Watch for Donna's meeting with the baby-faced man from Wales - and my favourite scene, close to the end, with the wonderful Wilf.