March 16th, 2010

blake

Verteidigungskrieg, by Von_Quixote

Story: Verteidigungskrieg
Author: Von_Quixote
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 19,408 (thus far, in four chapters)
Author's Summary: After 'Scream of the Shalka, the Doctor's as-yet-unknown superiors send him, the Master and Alison to Passendale. It's July 1917, and there's something weird going on in no-man's-land.
Characters/Pairings: Shalka!Doctor, Alison, Shalka!Master, other canon character revealed later
Warnings: Explicit Violence (though I think this is debatable)

Recced because: Scream of the Shalka may have had many things wrong with it, but what it did have was a lovely snarky team TARDIS too seldom used in fanfic in this reviewers opinion. The dialogue in the show was great; the dialogue in 'Verteidigungskrieg' is great-er. Not that you really need to know 'Shalka' to read this - it landed us in much the same un-explained sort of scenario, though this one is more interesting, I think, and the story goes along at a better pace than the original (plus you don't have to look at the animation). This Doctor is a bit like Three and Six and a bit like Withnail, and everything he says is a joy. Most importantly in 'Verteidigungskrieg', there's always the read-on feeling that something very important is about to happen any minute now...

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