January 26th, 2009

Eighth & Ninth Doctors - Falling Fallen

Rec: One Perfect Day by AvalonNocturne

This week, I'm planning on trying to rec fics by authors who have not been featured on calufrax before.

Story: One Perfect Day
Author: AvalonNocturne
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 6619
Charcters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Eighth Doctor
Author's Summary: When an accident sends Rose back in time to meet the Eighth Doctor, she considers telling him about the Time War. Will she risk it?

Recced because: I love anything and everything to do with Gallifrey. I devour stories that deal with the sights and sounds of this planet because, well, we didn't get to see enough of it either on screen or really even in the novels. If you add the spice of a companion meeting a past Doctor, especially when the companion and the Doctor are Rose and Eight, well, I'm there. This story is almost a love poem written to Gallifrey and the ending is one that will stay with you for a long time.

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Rec: Calculus by etherati

Hi again, this is eve11 and I'm quite thrilled to be taking up the baton for this week! I've got a mixed bag of stories from a few different eras with a few different lengths and styles, and I couldn't help but start off the week with a topic dear to my heart:

Story: Calculus
Author: etherati
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 556
Characters: Tenth Doctor
Author's Summary: f(x) = 1/x : The simplest of equations. The limit as x approaches infinity is zero. The limit as time approaches forever is nothing. Life is just math, in the end. Post-Doomsday.

Recced because: The analogy here is so simply stated but also elegant, in the way that mathematics should be. In this short vignette, Etherati gives us an unflinching look at the Doctor's perspective on life and the harsh reality of impermanence and loss, but they also show the spark of hope, resourcefulness, and admiration-- all rolled into a construct that is so central to our technological advancement as a species, but at the same time, such a strange thing to consider, taken at face value. Mathematics is the Doctor's language, and etherati gives us both an intimate portait and outsider's perspective using it.

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