May 21st, 2009

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rec: Au Revoir by Von Quixote

Story: Au Revoir
Author: Von Quixote
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 949
Author's Summary: Post-Battlefield. After the fight, after the supper, the Doctor and the Brigadier share Scotch and extended metaphors.
Characters/Pairings: Seventh Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings: None

Recced because: I'm somewhat ambivalent about the Seventh Doctor. On the one hand, I more or less hate his on screen period. On the other, there are stories that just make me love reading about him, and this is one of them. Can't really say much more than is already said in the summary about what happens in the story - but I can definitely recommend wholeheartedly the story itself as a brilliant small character piece - the kind that is so required after such an episode as Battlefield. And, of course, the Brigadier, one of my favourite Who characters of all time. He makes a killer combination with every Doctor he interacts with, and this story is no exception.
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rec: six lies the doctor told jack (and one he told himself) by a moment in subtext

Story: Six Lies The Doctor Told Jack (And One He Told Himself)
Author: A Moment In Subtext
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 636
Author's Summary: Jack is naive, in the same way that all humans are.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/ Captain Jack Harkness. sort of.
Warnings: None

Recced because: As a Jack/Ten slasher with a fetish for canon, I'm usually a very frustrated fanfic reader. Either the slash's not right or the characters aren't. Maybe that's why this extremely long titled story really works for me - it's not really slash and it doesn't really adhere to canon. Instead, it does one of the most important things fanfics are here for, but rarely do well - it shows something that is usually only hinted at by a television show aired on 7 pm on Saturdays, and beautifuly highlights the Doctor himself.