October 16th, 2011


Calufrax on Tumblr!

Way back in May, someone suggested we set up a Tumblr site that pulled in calufrax recs, so that folks on Tumblr could enjoy the reccing goodness as well. This was an awesome idea, and I set up the site immediately.

Unfortunately, this was when I discovered that Tumblr's RSS import, to put it diplomatically, is less robust than I'd hoped. Or, put less diplomatically: it sucks. A lot. Sometimes it works for a week, only to spend the next two weeks working sporadically or not at all. I am halfway convinced most chimpanzees, with or without a degree in computer science, could have done a better job coding things.

I've been putting off announcing calufrax.tumblr.com until Tumblr got its act together, and finally, finally it seems to have been working reliably for several weeks. (Watch now as my optimism jinxes it and RSS import falls over dead later today.)

Anyway, if you want to follow calufrax.tumblr.com, it's there, delivering the same wonderful calufrax recs to you on your Tumblr dashboard ... probably.
niels bohr
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rec: child of the gods

Last rec. Thanks for letting me share. :)

Story: Child of the Gods
Author: johne
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3,893
Author's Summary: Vicki took the name Cressida, married Troilus, and made a life for herself with the refugees of fallen Troy. But now a man has come among them who claims to be a demigod, and he's killing anyone who gets in his way.
Characters/Pairings: Vicki
Warnings: None.

Recced because: First of all, johne's repository contains all of the rare and delightful early Doctor and minor character fics one could wish for - and that includes this gem, which is a fantastic take on Vicki-as-Cressida, giving hope to the Trojan refugees and leading them as best she can. And oh, does this placate my inner history nerd, as well as create delicious, clever sci-fi drama. The world needs more Vicki fic, but for now I'm content with a piece wherein she blows stuff up and is generally awesome. Not to mention the last line, which both demands and rejects the idea of a sequel, as it seeps hauntingly back through the entire story.