November 21st, 2009


rec: A Discourse on the Medical Risks of Regeneration

Title: A Discourse on the Medical Risks of Regeneration.
Author: pencilguardian.
Characters/Pairings: 3rd Doctor.
Rating: All ages.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 3058.
Summary: On Gallifrey, the newly-minted Third Doctor gets a checkup.

Recced Because: I find regeneration really interesting, and the transition of the 2nd Doctor to the 3rd is not typical as we all know. This fic occurs after the timelords have forced the 2nd Doctor to regenerate. The 3rd Doctor is in a weakened and precarious state for most of this story, the action focusing instead of the Gallifreyan physician and a guard. The writer is very economical, having so few characters and such a simple plot. This story stands out most for me as a window into Gallifreyan life, as the physician describes all the various ways regenerations can go wrong.
Um... yay?

Those who wander by Rynne

Story: Those Who Wander
Author: Rynne
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: The life and travels of Ten I/Rose/Ten II as a trio and Donna as their friend
Warnings: Spoilers for The Stolen Earth.
Rating: Teen
Character/Pairings: ...Um... everyone?

I'm not much for OT3; I prefer the relationships that are restricted to two people. Adding a third into the mix is just to complicated for my tastes, and although I never really consider myself rational or logical, something about the OT3 just seems to unorthodox for my tastes.

That being said, there are a few very notable exceptions. When this can be done with good characterizations, and it fits in with a decent plot, and its believable then it is certainly worth reading.

This story is one of those exceptions. It's told in two parts - the first paying homage to the Doctors past, and the second half dealing with his future.

The past is really neat. Rynne is one of those authors who can draw on hold Whodom well. All of the companions that are still alive make an appearence, and even more amusing is how the Doctor reacts to seeing them all again! He doesn't necessarily jump for joy, but reacts slightly awkwardly.

The second part of the story is where the OT3 comes in. Rose shows up again with 10.5 in tow. WITH DONNA! Even better. :P

It's really neat seeing the dynamics of all these characters play out, and seeing how the Doctors past is going to effect this alternative version of the future.

It's thought provoking, cute, and uses Lord of the Rings to describe Rose and the Doctors relationship.

If you like OT3, check it out.