February 5th, 2009

Cat - Zzz

rec: Another Day, Another Dungeon by Xephyrfox

Story: Another Day, Another Dungeon
Author: Xephyrfox
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 963
Author's Summary: The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa are in a bit of trouble.
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan.
Warnings: None.

Recced because: Sweet, funny, Tegan poking fun at Nyssa and the Doctor. What else do you need? I'm not a Tegan fan and I generally do not read Tegan fics, but this one was very enjoyable. Xephyrfox manages to capture Nyssa's innocence without making her sound childlike. Besides, there can neve be to many Nyssa fics!
Tinman dorothy

rec: Hearth and Home by Aeshna

Story: Hearth and Home
Author: Aeshna
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1570
Author's Summary:"Typical!" Jack called after her, scrunching the flimsy bag into a small blue ball. "You only love me for my fish!" A night at home with Jack and Myfanwy.
Characters/Pairings: Jack, Myfanwy (the Torchwood Three pteranodon)
Warnings: none.

Recced because: I'm going to rec some Torchwood and Jack fics for the next few days. This is a fabulous slice of Torchwood reminiscences both good and bad. Aeshna avoids the temptation to make Torchwood a sort of waiting cell for Jack to spring out of and suddenly become an all new man in "Everything Changes"; I believe in this Jack, and in his colourful past in Cardiff. There's a sense of Jack's playfulness in both the present and in his memories and a beautiful kinship with his own pet pteranodon.

(I must admit to being curious about Jack's past with Torchwood, because it sounds like he did it all with style.)