January 29th, 2009

dw_lost_in_translation

rec: The Man in the Freezer Box by Scythe the Wicked

Story:The Man in the Freezer Box
Author: Scythe the Wicked
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6353
Characters: Tenth Doctor
Author's Summary: Somewhere in the American South three cousins embark on that classic coming of age ritual of seeing something…freaky.

Recced because: I really enjoy stories that give an outsider's perspective (however fleeting) of the strange world of Time Traveling Aliens in Phone Boxes. In this story, Scythe the Wicked gives us an old-fashioned Southern Fairy Tale for modern times, with, of course, a Whovian twist. I really like the narration of the story. It's half nostalgia and half fantasy horror, like "Stand By Me" meets "Big Fish" meets "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Through vivid voice and description, Scythe the Wicked brings these three teenage cousins and their fleeting summers to life. And of course, like any good horror tale, we as the audience can get that anticipatory thrill as the story progresses, because unlike the Stevensons and relations, we know who the Ice Box man really is. There are a few typos that I hope the author will correct sometime, but overall it's definitely worth the read.

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Donna - Angsty

Rec: Walk in the Dust by hence_the_name

Story: Walk in the Dust
Author: hence_the_name
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 800
Charcters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor
Author's Summary: The Doctor thinks about Donna after Journey's End.

Recced because: hence_the_name is one of my favourite authors hands down. She just gets both Donna and the Doctor so very well. Journey's End is a story about endings. But it's also about the Doctor realising just how much he really has. hence_the_name takes the heartbreak of the episode and turns it on its ear, showing the Doctor grieving and learning that the best way he can remember Donna is do as she would've wanted: walked in the dust.

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