[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
Story: Memento
Author: johne
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1093
Author's Summary: Shou Yuing renews her acquaintance with Ace, and hears the story of one particular relic.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane/Shou Yuing
Warnings: None (albeit, rather creepy at times).

Recced because: I must have said it before. But I love the stories that explore the darker side of the Seventh Doctor's period. Unlike most of them, this one isn't exactly about the Seventh Doctor, or his period. This one introduced to Ace long after she's left the Doctor, and instead of exploring the implication of his actions, gives a snapshot of how they still influence his companions, long after he's left them. And it manages to do it with humour and charm, so I was completely sold.
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Story: Ten of the Sword/Sufficiently Advanced Technology
Author: Lurky McLurklurk
Rating: Teen?
Author's summary: A linked pair of post-Battlefield stories; one from Ace's point of view, one from the Doctor's.
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Shou Yuing, Seven
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~1,800 words

Recced because: Brilliantly conceived, these two stories are about separate events yet touch back on the same concept of alternate realities, of lives not lived linearly. Each also manages to be a wonderful story in its own right. Ace's section with Shou Yuing is handled with just the right light touch, and it's fantastic to see her insight and especially to see that pairing; and Seven's section is complex and gives so much food for thought. The icing on the cake are the two incredibly brilliant and enigmatic last lines that still gave me shivers on re-reading.
[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