February 15th, 2009

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Rec: Being the Doctor, by Gillian Taylor

: Being the Doctor
Author: Gillian Taylor
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 869
Author’s Summary: Someone has to be the Doctor. Why not them? Spoilers for 4x11 - Turn Left
Characters/Pairing: Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because:  Donna is another companion I adore beyond what's normal for a fictional character. (Someday, someone will write Donna/Fitz, and it will be snarky brilliance.)

In "Turn Left" what stands out is how Donna's Inner Awesome shines forth, how even a Donna who has never met the Doctor is a bundle of potential brilliance waiting to shine. But who wasn't devastated by the brief reports of the fate of Martha, Jack, Ianto, Gwen, Sarah Jane & Co, in a world without the Doctor? Delving into some character insight during the events of the episode, this short story celebrates how extraordinary each of the companions involved are- whether they've met the Doctor in this timeline or not. Each was willing to do whatever is needed to set things right, even at the sacrifice of their own lives.
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Rec: Path of Needles, TARDIS_stowaway

Here it is, my final rec for the week. I've enjoyed sharing a few of my favorite stories with you, I hope you've enjoyed them as well.

Story: Path of Needles
Author: TARDIS_stowaway
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 28698
Author’s Summary: Once upon a time, she had abided in the world where lives did not begin with ‘once upon a time.’ No more. Rose walks through the woods. Meanwhile, the Doctor deals with an abundance of Bad Wolf references.
Characters/Pairing: Ten/Rose, Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: Expanding on the theme of the Bad Wolf, TARDIS_stowaway brings us deceptively simple, lyrical prose that explores a multitude of fairy tale themes. Not the Disney versions of fairy tales, mind. This hearkens back to the old stories told around the fireside, where even small actions by the hero(ine) can cause a ripple of effects, and darkness breathes down your neck, lurking just out of sight.

As Rose crosses the void, she finds herself walking a strange path. Mysterious beings, old friends, and crossed timelines are all part of the journey. Meanwhile, the universe is trying to get a message to the Doctor. Unfortunately, he's not willing to listen.

Give this involving story a few minutes to draw you in. You won't be disappointed.