jjpor (jjpor) wrote in calufrax,

Rec: Afternoon Matinee by vvj5

And now the end is near, and so I face the final curtain...of this week's reccing on Calufrax, that is! It's been fun sharing some of my favourite stories again. I hope you've all found them as worth reading as I have, even the unsettling heavy-going ones. I thought I'd end the week with something a little lighter, however:

Story: Afternoon Matinee
Author: vvj5
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,082
Author's Summary: The Doctor feels that Romana has some cultural lessons to learn.
Characters/Pairings: Romana I, The Doctor (4th)
Warnings: None
Recced because: Well, because it's a very funny, well-characterised look at two of my favourite Who characters of all time? That should be a good enough reason to be going on with, I should think. ;) Vvj5, aka lost_spook, is surely no stranger to the majority of you who frequent this comm and the Teaspoon site. This is yet another excellent entry from her, a rare foray into the field of Doctor/Romana fluff and very well done indeed, especially considering it isn't one of her main areas of fanfictional interest. This shows all of the author's usual deep Who knowledge and appreciation, attention to detail, restraint and good taste, insightful characterisation and genuinely funny humour. I hope she won't think I'm laying it on a bit thick when I say she is an example to all of us in the field of Whofic and genre fanfiction in general. I think the main reason I like this so much, though, is because it's Four and Romana going to the pictures together and managing to be as witty and argumentative about it as they are about most of the activities they engage in. You can imagine them doing this kind of thing all the time in between the on-screen stories. Good stuff. Go and read it and let the author know how much you like it (because I know you will). :)

“In what sense, Doctor? We’ve been forced to make a stop at a location which doesn’t contain the next segment. I don’t see how this can be vital to anything.”

“Well, you see, that sort of attitude is exactly why. You, my girl, have got a lot to learn about the cultures of the universe and this is a perfect starting point.”

She paused. “I’m afraid I don’t see.”

“Really? I know that fellow in front’s got rather a big head, but I would have thought -.”

“Oh, the view of the screen is more than adequate, thank you, Doctor. I meant, I don’t see why this is important.”

“You will. This is one of the greatest love stories of all time. They’ll still be talking about this film in the Fortieth Century, I’ll have you know. Of course, by that time it’ll be the 3D musical version, but let’s not think about that -.”

Anyway, that's your lot. :D
Tags: author: vvj5, companion: romana i, doctor: 4, pairing: 4/romana i, rating: all ages, reccer: jjpor, type: het

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