September 2nd, 2009

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Learning Compassion by Woof

Story: Learning Compassion
Author: Woof
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2349
Author's Summary: Compassion comes to terms with existence as a sentient TARDIS. Set immediately after Shadows of Avalon.
Characters/Pairings: Compassion, Eight
Recced because: There isn't much you need to know about Compassion in this story, beyond what the summary says, and what is hinted in the texts, to appreciate and enjoy it. The ideas of change, confusion, companionship, and the physical, mechanistic basics of desire weighed against the individual, rational mind-- well, those are universal to any good love story, aren't they? That it's played out over the course of a day or so, through a few conversations, connections or lack thereof, between a Time Lord whose short his old Type 40, and a being who's just recently transformed from a human girl into a sentient prototype TARDIS, just means that I get to recc it in a Doctor Who fanfic forum. I love any story that explores the symbiosis between Time Lord and TARDIS, and I love stories that explore the augmentation of the human, and the universal characteristics that remain or change. The characters are well-drawn, and the author uses first person narrative to very good effect in telling the story, letting us have a glimpse into Compassion's strange new existence and her conflict in seeing her old friend the Doctor in a new light.

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