January 31st, 2009

Ten & Martha

Rec: What I Must Look Like to You by stoplookingup

Story: What I Must Look Like to You
Author: stoplookingup
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 821
Charcters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones
Author's Summary: Set immediately after Family of Blood. What happened after the Tardis dematerialized.

Recced because: There are dozens of post-Human Nature/Family of Blood fics. You've got your stories covering what happens to Joan after and what happens to the Doctor and Martha post-Family of Blood. This story is both like and unlike all of these stories. Because in this story, we get to see an aspect of the Doctor that some of us, Martha included, seem to forget. There's a reason why he keeps humans as companions, and why every one of his companions are brilliant. This is why Martha Jones is amongst those brilliant few. And the end of this story is one that will stay with you for a while.

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rec: Out of the Dark by Astrogirl

Story:Out of the Dark
Author: Astrogirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4389
Characters: Jenny
Author's Summary: Jenny finds the limits of the universe, and keeps right on going.

Recced because: It's an epic tale told in under 5000 words, in which Jenny from "The Doctor's Daughter" traverses the universe and finds her perfect calling. It's not often you see this kind of style done well-- sweeping narration and far-reaching plot points, but still coherent, brilliantly characterized, complete and satisfying. But Astrogirl is great at it. I love the description of Jenny's perceptions, I love the scope of the story and her journey, and the ending is just perfect. We only met Jenny for one episode, but she had a distinct personality mix of naivete, hardness, and unchecked Time Lord potential that Astrogirl captures beautifully.

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