newmoonstar: (Doctor Who Barbara)
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Story: Flight
Author: Astellya
Rating: all ages
Word count: 904
Characters/pairings: Sixth Doctor, Peri Brown
Author's summary: Peri and the Doctor have a heart to hearts about life, freedom, and what happened on Varos.

Recced because: This is a story I keep coming back to again and again. The Doctor and Peri had many unresolved issues in their relationship, and because of the brevity of Colin Baker's run as the Doctor, we didn't get a whole lot of time to explore it on screen. This fic offers a quiet, introspective moment between them, of the kind I always wished we'd have more of on the show. In relatively few words, the author manages to convey a whole world of understanding passing between them. Both the characters and the reader somehow can fill in the blanks of what goes unsaid, and when they do open up and voice their affection for one another, it feels direct and authentic. It has a melancholy to it, but also beauty in the ambiance of dusk and summer beside a lake, where two wandering souls find comfort in their friendship. If you love Six & Peri this is a must-read, and if you don't, you might just like them better after reading it.

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clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (We're all stories)
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Story: Forgiveness and Cat Pins
Author: Astellya
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1971
Author's Summary: The Tenth Doctor visits Peri to ask an important question and to seek forgiveness.
Characters/Pairings: Peri Brown, Ten
Warnings: N/A

Recced because:

Great writing, emotional dialogue, and a startling twist.

Peri is the Schrodinger's Cat of Doctor Who. Here, Ten pays her a visit to ask for forgiveness with words and actions. Meeting the Doctor has effected Peri's life in good ways and bad. She's rather philosophic about it: happy about what she's gained, and pragmatic about what she's lost. This fic shows how much the Doctor cares about his companions, even though he is a coward sometimes; especially when it comes to loss. Most of all, it shows how much the Doctor needs the people he travels with and what he might turn into without their influence. I recommend reading this twice, because some of Peri's early observations become much more significant following the final paragraph.

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Story: Soaring
Author: Astellya
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1206
Characters: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, Susan Foreman, First Doctor
Author's Summary: Barbara, Ian, and enormous birds. Just a bit of fluff.
Warnings: None
Recced because: With all due respect, there's nothing "just" about fluff! This is a lovely, quiet little moment for Barbara and Ian, and the tiny glimpse we get of the world they're on is really quite beautiful, the kind of thing a 1960s television effects budget wouldn't likely have been able to afford, no matter how far you stretched it. Plus, the little exchange between One and Susan at the beginning is wonderfully sweet.

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Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017