ext_23799: (jacobi!master lurks in the tardis)
[identity profile] aralias.livejournal.com
Story: Verteidigungskrieg
Author: Von_Quixote
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 19,408 (thus far, in four chapters)
Author's Summary: After 'Scream of the Shalka, the Doctor's as-yet-unknown superiors send him, the Master and Alison to Passendale. It's July 1917, and there's something weird going on in no-man's-land.
Characters/Pairings: Shalka!Doctor, Alison, Shalka!Master, other canon character revealed later
Warnings: Explicit Violence (though I think this is debatable)

Recced because: Scream of the Shalka may have had many things wrong with it, but what it did have was a lovely snarky team TARDIS too seldom used in fanfic in this reviewers opinion. The dialogue in the show was great; the dialogue in 'Verteidigungskrieg' is great-er. Not that you really need to know 'Shalka' to read this - it landed us in much the same un-explained sort of scenario, though this one is more interesting, I think, and the story goes along at a better pace than the original (plus you don't have to look at the animation). This Doctor is a bit like Three and Six and a bit like Withnail, and everything he says is a joy. Most importantly in 'Verteidigungskrieg', there's always the read-on feeling that something very important is about to happen any minute now...

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[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
Story: Au Revoir
Author: Von Quixote
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 949
Author's Summary: Post-Battlefield. After the fight, after the supper, the Doctor and the Brigadier share Scotch and extended metaphors.
Characters/Pairings: Seventh Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings: None

Recced because: I'm somewhat ambivalent about the Seventh Doctor. On the one hand, I more or less hate his on screen period. On the other, there are stories that just make me love reading about him, and this is one of them. Can't really say much more than is already said in the summary about what happens in the story - but I can definitely recommend wholeheartedly the story itself as a brilliant small character piece - the kind that is so required after such an episode as Battlefield. And, of course, the Brigadier, one of my favourite Who characters of all time. He makes a killer combination with every Doctor he interacts with, and this story is no exception.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017