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Comrade
16 November 2010 @ 02:22 am
Story: The Shadow of Joanna
Author: LinworthNewt
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4082
Author's Summary: Between their departure from the Forest of Jaffa during the Crusades, and their arrival at the Space Museum on the planet Xeros, the TARDIS jumped a time track, and the travelers forgot what happened in the intervening time. Something lost, and something gained, passed between Ian and Barbara.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara, Ian, Vicki, the First Doctor, Princess Joanna; Ian/Barbara
Warnings: None given.

Recced because: This is darker than the events you saw on screen, and goes deeper. The true fate of the historical figure Princess Joanna is paralleled with Barbara's story, and events from canon are given real and very human consequences. Dovetailing into the serials The Romans, The Crusade and The Space Museum, this fic seems to turn the world 90 degrees, and let you see it in a new light. To quote the fic itself, history is not always kind to its heroes and heroines.

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I hope this can be considered Monday's rec? I did mean to do a rec-a-day, but something I couldn't put off came up IRL.
 
 
Comrade
16 November 2010 @ 06:08 pm
Story: As the Crow Flies
Author: Empatheia
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 12079
Author's Summary: Crossover with House, M.D. Ten falls out of the sky and ends up at Princeton Plainsborough and then he and House go on a wondrous journey of self-discovery in a giant motor home named Princess Love Machine. To Canada. Where they eat eggs and bacon on a magic hill. Tragically.
Characters/Pairings: The Tenth Doctor, Gregory House.
Warnings: None given.

Recced because: Okay, I can't hide the potential for bias, what with the glowing dedication to me right at the top, but that doesn't change the fact that I would rec this fic even if it was written by a total stranger, because it's one of my favorites. It's actually referenced on the TV Tropes page for Fridge Brilliance for its scifi use of some of the more fantastical plots of House.

If the author's summary makes it sound like a comedy, it's probably an evil set-up for the sucker-punch. Everything mentioned there happens, and it really is tragic. As a crossover, it puts the two universes together, but the end result is something more than the sum of its parts, each canon lending depth to the other.