golden_orange (golden_orange) wrote in calufrax,

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REC: June 30th

Story: June 30th
Author: annlarimer
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3749
Author's Summary: "I have a sword, and I'm really quite angry." Crossover with Hot Fuzz. SPOILERS: Minor riff on "The Fires of Pompeii"
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Other Characters (mostly from Hot Fuzz), The TARDIS
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: A bit of a change of pace from yesterday. This one's a lot more fun and cracky.

I bloomin' love a good crossover, me (which should pose a warning -- you may encounter more from me over the course of this week) and this one's a good 'un. It's a crossover with the movie Hot Fuzz, but like the best crossovers you don't really need to be that familiar with either to really get into it. If you haven't seen the movie, all you really need to know is that an uptight village policeman (sorry, officer) has somehow blundered his way onto the TARDIS prompting a lot of hairy misadventures as the Doctor unsuccessfully tries to get him back to the right place, whilst his partner (with whom he has a certain amount of homoerotic subtext with) wanders around the village trying to find him.

This appears to be the only fic by this particular author, or at least the only one I can find -- which surprises me because it's utterly fantastic. The author completely nails the voices of all the characters, the story perfectly suits the tone of both properties (which is always a concern I find when crossing something over with Doctor Who, especially a non sci-fi property), and it's utterly hilarious, and at times really rather sweet. Plus, there's also a neat little subtext about how not everyone wants to travel with the Doctor, and that traveling through time and space doesn't have to be the be-all and end-all of life if you're happy where you are. Which, given how the show has a bit of a tendency to beat us over the head with how awesome the Doctor and his lifestyle is, is a message worth remembering.

But I'm probably over-thinking it; it's mostly just really funny, and that's all you really need to know.
Tags: author: annlarimer, character: tardis, doctor:10, rating: teen, reccer: golden_orange, type: crossover, type: gen

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