ext_3321: (Doctor Who - Ace/Hex OTP)
[identity profile] avendya.livejournal.com
Story: Ad Infinitum
Author: Noldo
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1014
Author's Summary: "She's not sure where she came from, or where she's going. (Post-Time War Romana.)
Characters/Pairings: Romana III
Warnings: none

Recced because: This is the absolute best post-Time-War Romana fic I've read.

Excerpt: She remembers tomorrow when yesterday hasn't happened yet, and, although she doesn't sleep much, she dreams when she does - and in dreams it's all sweepingly disjoint, everything coming together (or coming apart, perhaps) in a huge birdlike swish-throbbing (it's a meaningless phrase, but she likes it, the play of word against word and the way it suggests a sort of breathless fragility, something of a great death not quite written in), and she dreams of burning.

She wakes with the word 'Gallifrey' on her lips.
[identity profile] biichan.livejournal.com
Story: A Kinder Cartography
Author: Noldo
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: A map of the world in names; the Doctor and his companions.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor
Warnings: only if you need to be warned for metaphors and stylistic writing

Recced because: This fic is awesome. Period. It's an elliptical meditation by the Doctor on his companions, told in the extended metaphor of companions as landmarks on the map of his mind. It's seven-hundred-odd words of absolutely gorgeous prose and it rings absolutely true.

If you only read one of the fics I rec this week, please read this one.
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Story: The Frozen Hours
Author: Noldo
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Martha, travelling the universe.
Characters/Pairings: Martha, the Tenth Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: A stunning piece, this truly gets at the heart of the alienness of Doctor Who. It's Martha and her adventures, with world-building and hope and fear and loss, and the Doctor, quietly, surely, going mad, and everyone hanging on to the pieces. The quality of this, the light and the dark and the madness seeping through, and Martha's humanity, curiosity, her dreams and her realities, are all perfectly expressed. This is an amazing character study for both of them, and with interestingly structured prose, careful and vivid writing, and insightful commentary on the life of a time traveller, this story really stands out.


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