kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Babs and Ian)
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Hello one last time (at least for now), since my time recommending has come to a close. To make up for a number of days' absence, I will be recommending two stories today. The second will be in a separate post; I hope you enjoy both of them!

Story: Winter Where You Are
Author: [livejournal.com profile] st_aurafina
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1,810
Author's Summary: Clyde has helped Luke sort out some confusing issues, but even he can't explain why the universe is named River. (SJA/Firefly crossover)
Characters/Pairings: Clyde Langer, Luke Smith
Warnings: None
Recced because: You can probably tell from my other recommendations that  I have an amazingly large soft spot for crossovers; when they’re done well, they expand the universe in which we read. More than that, they also are proof that we’re reading an author whose sense of wonder is even more strong and flexible than the norm in the already creatively flexible universe that fanfiction is. This story by [livejournal.com profile] st_aurafina is a beautiful example of that. This story is remarkable for the cut glass purity of the conversations between River and Luke, the different ways that Luke interacts with the people he loves, and the brilliant way the author has drawn the similarities between Luke and River. (By the way, if you know the world of Firefly, you won’t be confused by the name “River.” If you don’t, all you need to know is that this River is not a curly-haired archaeologist.)
A taste:
The Bane had gifted their Archetype )
lost_spook: (dw - TARDIS in flight)
[personal profile] lost_spook
Story: Human Behaviour
Author: st_aurafina
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1690
Author's Summary: The TARDIS learned a lot from her time in a human body; this doesn't mean she knows how to put a human together again.
Characters/Pairings: Idris, The TARDIS, Leela, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka, Eleventh Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Ace McShane
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It's a beautiful and fascinating fic that follows on from The Doctor's Wife and explores the relationship between the TARDIS and Idris in a way that’s humorous, painful, and non-linear – and always coming back to the TARDIS with her Thief. In passing, there are some lovely cameos from past companions, especially Ace (and the brief interaction with Seven). It’s well worth a read - and then reading again and again.

Rec: Amazon

Jan. 4th, 2012 08:17 pm
paranoidangel: PA (Jo is greater than Three)
[personal profile] paranoidangel
Story: Amazon
Author: st_aurafina
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 413
Author's Summary: After resigning from UNIT, Mike is still trying to put things behind him.
Characters/Pairings: Jo Grant, Mike Yates
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's short and sweet. The story tells you a lot about the relationship between Jo and Mike and what they both do after she marries Cliff. It's just right for both of them.

Excerpt )
lost_spook: (dw - brig good show!)
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Hi, I'm [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook (vvj5 on Teaspoon) and I'm delighted to be back again to rec for this week. It should be a fair mix of eras and stories - I hope that everyone finds something to enjoy here. Let's pull up the curtain and begin...

Story: With A Little Illumination
Author: st_aurafina
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 6269
Author's Summary: When an opera critic is torn limb from limb, the Brigadier suspects that more than just bruised egos are at play.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor, Josephine Grant, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, The Master
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It's note perfect (sorry) right down from the nod to Phantom in the title to Jo Grant getting to save the day at the climax in her own endearingly stubborn fashion. It's in one sense a glorious celebration of the UNIT era, and in another it plays games and pokes fun at the cliches - how can you not like a fic which opens with the Brigadier telling the Doctor he's had crossword experts scouring phone books for likely aliases for the Master? With a suitably sinister and elegant original Master up to one of his improbable schemes, the Brigadier being forced to attend the opera with Undercover Jo (don't tell Doris) and the Doctor being rather too noble for his own good, this shouldn't be missed. And if you're a stranger to 1970s DW, why not start here?

Besides, it's worth it just to discover the Brigadier's verdict on the Master's efforts at opera composition. (Isn't that a sentence you thought you'd never see?)

(I should add that this was written for the [livejournal.com profile] tardis_gen ficathon, which produced some fabulous stories not so long ago, and I more or less bullied [livejournal.com profile] st_aurafina into archiving it on Teaspoon so I could rec it here, which she kindly did - thanks!)

reccity-rec-rec

Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

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