February 2nd, 2009

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rec: Walk Out With Me to the Unknown Region by rutsky

This is my last rec for this week! I hope you all enjoyed my choices; I had a lot of fun picking them out and writing about them. So, lastly but not leastly:

Story:Walk Out With Me to the Unknown Region
Author: rutsky
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 84539
Characters: Jack Harkness, Lynda Moss, others
Author's Summary: Given the slightest opportunity, chance, the universe’s bastard child by chaos, tends toward life.

Recced because: We see a lot of one-shot characters come and go in Doctor Who. "Spear carriers in the opera", as the saying goes. And we see a lot of characters go in rather horrible ways. Rarely do we see them get another chance. But that is exactly what rutsky gives us in this story. At the end of Parting of the Ways, Rose the Bad Wolf brings life, but to how many? And what happened after that? Here, rutsky steps in and tells us the story of Lynda with a 'Y', Govinda and Davitch, Meg, Roderick and all the rest of the characters we last saw on the Game station. Rose and the Doctor are defined only in their absence; even Jack is less the main focus of the story and more one of the ensemble. This is Lynda Moss's journey, her second chance at life. It's got action and peril, fantastic narration, mystery, discovery, and just gorgeous character development of people who we only glimpsed in the episodes. In the aftermath of the Hero and Heroine's swift departure, rutsky gives us a story in which the "spear carriers" shine.

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rec: Christmas in George Square by Paranoid Seat

Story: Christmas in George Square
Author: Paranoid Seat
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 947
Author's Summary: During a seemingly quiet visit to Scotland, Peri takes the opportunity to introduce Erimem to a new experience.
Characters/Pairings: Peri/Erimem, Fifth Doctor.
Warnings: None.

Recced because: Since there is at least 12 inches of snow outside, I thought this would be quite appropriate. There are very few Peri/Erimem fics out there, and this is one of the best. It is a wonderful fluffy story where Peri introduces Erimem to certain Christmas traditions. Its a well written, femslash story which makes casual references to the audio series. The characterisation of Peri and Erimem is spot on. It leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy inside!