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Story: Aftermath
Author: Kathryne
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1998
Author's Summary: The Stormcage guards know by now that they have as much chance of keeping Doctor Song locked up as they do of waking up to blue skies over the prison. That doesn't mean they don't try, but they've developed a coping mechanism, too.
Characters/Pairings: River Song, other characters
Warnings: none

Recced because: Original characters are cool.  I realize that they've been done badly, often, in every fandom there is, but when done well they make the story so much richer.  And personally, I happen to love explorations of what happens to ordinary people as a result of the things the heroes do.  So I wanted to rec at least one story that was mostly about background characters, and this is a good one, well-written and amusing.  Not chock full of jokes, you understand, but a sort of humor that is almost part of the background setup.  I don't know if this will make sense, but I think of it as Get Smart humor: the funny that comes from people trying to cope sensibly with a situation that is, frankly, just a tad shy of sanity.

I also like a story that can make gentle jibes at odd bits of canon—in this case, the fact that Stormcage is an incredibly nonfunctional prison—without ever losing its love for the series.  Doctor Who is, to coin a phrase, "vast and complicated and sometimes just a bit ridiculous," and honestly, I wouldn't want it any other way.  Highly advanced machinery that spits sparks at every opportunity, the living incarnation of race hatred just happening to look like pepper shakers with a plunger stuck on—I love it all.  And I get that same feeling from this fic.

An exerpt, in which the situation is normal )
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Story: Scarves and Other Playthings
Author: Kathryne
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2191
Author's Summary: The Doctor decides to teach Sarah some tricks that might turn out to be useful.
Characters/Pairings: Four/Sarah Jane
Warnings: explicit sex, light bondage

Recced because: One of the best things about getting into a fandom and starting to explore the fanfiction is finding out that there are other people in the world who have thought the same thoughts you have. Thoughts like, “Mmmmm, that Tom Baker sure is fine, isn’t he?” or “That Sarah Jane, she sure gets tied up a lot” or “You know, that scarf sure is awfully long…”
If all those thoughts were mixed together into an alchemical potion, this fic would be the resulting gold. It is everything I have ever wanted when I have heard the words “Four,” “Sarah Jane,” and “scarf” in the same sentence. It is hot, funny, hot, in character, hot, sweetly playful, and hot. Read it. Now. Unless you are at work. That would be a bad idea.

PG-13ish excerpt )


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