March 21st, 2009

dr who -- martha/ten kiss

Rec: Crossing Parallels, by Persiflage

Story: Crossing Parallels
Author: Persiflage/persiflage_1
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 11,542
Author's Summary: Investigating a potential alien invasion, Martha meets a stranger with a very familiar face.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Luther Arkwright, Torchwood, UNIT
Warnings: Sex

Recced because: I'll admit up front that Luther Arkwright is by far one of my favorite fictional characters and this fic, in many ways, is personal wish-fulfillment. As he is a polyamorous, telepathic, Tantrist, multiverse-traveler, the idea of Arkwright slipping into the world of Doctor Who makes so much sense to me as a crossover and, in this story by persiflage_1, that is exactly what happens. Helping to fill the unfortunate dearth of Arkwright fanfic, she brings us a tale where Luther crosses paths with UNIT MO Martha Jones and assists both her and UNIT during an attempted alien invasion. As Martha comes to terms with this strange gentleman who looks much like a white-haired version of the Tenth Doctor*, she soon learns that he is a rather different man in many ways and also, along the way, she learns a lot about herself, leaving her more empowered than ever before. I feel that persiflage_1 nicely balances both the adventure and romantic elements of the plot, all the while spotlighting these two exciting characters and leaving us with an intriguing crossover.

* David Tennant voiced Arkwright in the Big Finish audio play, 'The Adventures of Luther Arkwright' (also highly recommended)

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rec: walk through the dust

Apologies for the lack of rec yesterday; I had RL shenanigans to organise.  (Tip: arranging a secret interstate trip to surprise a friend?  Hilarious.  I totally recommend it.)  Now, back to your regularly scheduled Romana fic.

Story: Walk Through the Dust
Author: ClocketPatch
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1000
Author's Summary: Romana learned some hard lessons in E-space.
Characters/Pairings: Romana II

Recced because: This is a curious story; I almost didn't rec it because of the non-standard line-breaks, but then I realised they contributed to the power of the story.  This is a dark character study, concentrating on Romana's time in E-space and its consequences.  It's not the story fandom usually tells, or wants to hear, but I've read it three times, and I think I love it.