[identity profile] elliptic-eye.livejournal.com
Story: Love Has Many Shapes
Author: Darkerchild
Rating: Teen
Word count: 1,261
Author's summary: Frobisher/Peri, true love inside Six, who has inexplicably transformed into a 1968 Chevrolet Sportvan.
No, but really: Yes. Really.
Characters/pairings: Frobisher/Peri, Peri/Six, and arguably, in some sense Six/Frobisher. It's hard to tell.

Recced because: Because of the crack. Oh, God, the crack. Crack, and a pretty damned fantastic Frobisher characterization.

You have to understand: It's fairly difficult to break my brain with words alone, these days. But Darkerchild is somehow able to hit just the right note with this piece to do it, like somebody finding the resonance point and breaking glasses into itty-bitty pieces. It's the use of Frobisher's voice that allows her (or him) to do it, I think. Let's face it, Frobisher is the only character who could possibly guide us through a scenario like that.

Weirdly enough, this isn't exactly a humor piece. I think that's part of what makes it work, actually. In any case, it's a bit of surrealism rarely matched even in a fandom that practically invites it, and if you, like me, can't resist that sort of thing, the Doctor as a '68 Chevrolet Sportvan is for you.

Just a note: Having some familiarity with Frobisher would probably improve this story, to be sure. However, the author also manages to exploit the scenario to give enough information about who and what he is for the uninitiated to enjoy.

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[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: The Wages of Love
Author: Darkerchild
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1684
Author's Summary: Zagreus missing scene. The TARDIS tortures the Doctor. Very adult.
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor/TARDIS
Warnings: Very dark.

Recced because: Another brilliant piece from the kinkmeme that I was thrilled to find on teaspoon. When the author says it's adult and I say it's dark, we ain't kiddin'. If you've heard the Big Finish audio Zagreus then you can probably imagine what we mean. If you haven't heard it...what's wrong with you?!?!?! Needless to say, I absolutely adore this story because the relationship between the Doctor and the TARDIS is my one true OTP and to see one betray the other...gives me shivers just thinking about it.

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[identity profile] biichan.livejournal.com
Story: The Mascot
Author: Darkerchild
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1304
Author's summary: A compelling story about the love which exists between man and stuffed panda.
Characters/Pairings: Steven Taylor/Hi-Fi
Warnings: Spoilers for The Chase (if you can still call something spoilers after forty years.) Implied sexual relations with an inanimate object.

Recced because: Despite the cracked-out premise (for which you may blame the kinkmeme), this is easily one of the best stories I've read in recent months. It's rare to find fic featuring Steven in the first place—to find it and have it be fic of such imagination and quality is an unexpected pleasure. Darkerchild's fic excels both as character study and in worldbuilding: her version of Earth a hundred years after The Dalek Invasion of Earth is all too real in its dysfunctionality. Steven's experiences under Mechanoid captivity and his descent into madness are similarly well-portrayed. This is an excellent, imaginative fic and I can't recommend it enough.

It's the epic saga of the love between a man and his stuffed panda. How can you not love something like that?


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