March 1st, 2009

Teh Default

Love Has Many Shapes, by Darkerchild

Story: Love Has Many Shapes
Author: Darkerchild
Rating: Teen
Word count: 1,261
Author's summary: Frobisher/Peri, true love inside Six, who has inexplicably transformed into a 1968 Chevrolet Sportvan.
No, but really: Yes. Really.
Characters/pairings: Frobisher/Peri, Peri/Six, and arguably, in some sense Six/Frobisher. It's hard to tell.

Recced because: Because of the crack. Oh, God, the crack. Crack, and a pretty damned fantastic Frobisher characterization.

You have to understand: It's fairly difficult to break my brain with words alone, these days. But Darkerchild is somehow able to hit just the right note with this piece to do it, like somebody finding the resonance point and breaking glasses into itty-bitty pieces. It's the use of Frobisher's voice that allows her (or him) to do it, I think. Let's face it, Frobisher is the only character who could possibly guide us through a scenario like that.

Weirdly enough, this isn't exactly a humor piece. I think that's part of what makes it work, actually. In any case, it's a bit of surrealism rarely matched even in a fandom that practically invites it, and if you, like me, can't resist that sort of thing, the Doctor as a '68 Chevrolet Sportvan is for you.

Just a note: Having some familiarity with Frobisher would probably improve this story, to be sure. However, the author also manages to exploit the scenario to give enough information about who and what he is for the uninitiated to enjoy.

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