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[identity profile] carawj.livejournal.com
Story: From the Ashes
Author: Selenay
Rating: All Ages.
Word Count: 2772
Author's Summary: Maria rescues the girl and discovers that what you planned isn't always how things work out.
Characters/Pairings: Maria Jackson/Romana II, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None.

Recced because: The recent [livejournal.com profile] dw_femslash ficathon produced some fantastic fic, and I'm probably going to end up reccing a fair bit of it! This one wasn't a pairing I'd have imagined enjoying before, but was unexpectedly completely lovely and this fic makes it work perfectly. It's sweet, poignant and fun, with great characterization and voices for all three main characters. The interactions between Maria and Romana are just wonderful, and the ending makes me smile every time I read it.
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Story: Five Lives Winifred Bambera Might Have Lived
Author: Selenay
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: There are billions of alternate universes out there, each created by a choice, some closer to our universe than others. It could be a tiny change, it could change an entire life.
Characters/Pairings: Winifred Bambera, Shou-Yuing, Sarah Jane Smith, Seventh Doctor, Ace
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~2,400 words

Recced because: Bambera fic! One of my favourite minor characters – the fact she’s the Brigadier of UNIT probably helps – she gets a great ‘five things’ treatment here. Each of the possibilities presented – from scarily 1950s-style domestic motherhood, to space captain, to investigative journalist partner to Sarah Jane, to TARDIS traveller – all have a grain of truth, and while some, such as the first one, are not a fate I would wish on Bambera in a million years, it’s still very well done, and you can see how if she were in that role, she would conform to it as thoroughly and positively as she could. On the whole, this is a clever, thoughtful, and moving fic.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017