November 20th, 2009

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rec: gallifreyan elks by sarlania

Title: Gallifreyan Elks.
Author: sarlania.
Characters/Pairings: 4th Doctor, Romana I.
Rating: All ages.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 930.
Summary: The Doctor and Romana discuss fashion.

Recced Because: The banter between the 4th Doctor and Romana comes across in a way that is very in keeping with their on-screen dynamic: witty, intelligent and just a little disturbing. When done right, seeing these two Gallifreyans interact gives the impression that they know what in their personalities is truly ridiculous and what would only seem so to non-Gallifreyans. This is what happens in this little story. It has a crack element too; the inspiration seems to be why the 4th Doctor's boots turn into shoes when he regenerates.
Um... yay?

The Last of her Kind by Gillian Taylor

Story: The Last Of Her Kind.
Author: Gillian Taylor
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: She’s the last human in the universe. Is this what it’s like to be him?
Characters/Pairings: 10 and Donna
Warnings: Spoilers for The Stolen Earth.

I never really thought about that episode this way. During those brief minutes during The Stolen Earth, Donna is - essentially - the last human alive.

Her and The Doctor are united together as the last of their species. It's a really powerful thought. I think, as viewers and fans of this show, we got caught up in the plot of this sequences of events. None of us really thought about how this effected Donna.

Well, at least I didn't.

This short piece dives into this portion of her psyche. It connects her to the Doctor through this shared pain, and it shows what was going through her mind when the earth vanished.

I wonder, if the Earth was never found, what would have happened to Donna?
If you're looking for an interesting peak into what Donna was thinking about while at the Shadow Proclamation, or even if you don't, this adds a nice depth to those episodes.

Check it out.