October 29th, 2011

bugs - interesting monster

rec: We The Occasionally Dead

Okay, time for a break from romance. Here's a rec wherein Nine is about as alone as a person can get - even more alone than having your planet gone, if you can believe.

Story:  We The Occasionally Dead
Author:  Malishas
Rating: All Ages
Word Count:  1604
Author's Summary: Ghost in the machine? Try a ghost in the kitchen.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (9th), Male OC
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I'm intrigued and captivated by this fic but must admit I don't completely understand it, and from reading its reviews I'm not sure the author worked every little detail out herself, just left it for you to fill in. It's one of the most original I've ever seen, and the author does the second-person narrator thing and nails it, using it to put you in the shoes of the protagonist in a creepy situation. Nine is terse and grudging with details, and we get an idea of how meeting the Doctor could be an unsettling, not-so-magical experience if he wasn't feeling magnanimous. Chronologically I think it might be pre-Rose, being that the Nine's characterization is DEAD on (no pun intended), but very much leaning toward his surly, bleak side.  Also, the term "successfully dead" lends an clue as to where his mind is.  It actually kind of works for this time of year, because hey, ghost. I don't know - see what you think. See what you think the explanations are. Discussion would be awesome. ;)