Rec: Moksa

Feb. 28th, 2011 09:46 am
nonelvis: (DW River Song (FotD))
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Hi, I'm [ profile] nonelvis, one of the mods here at [ profile] calufrax, and I'll be reccing fic for you this week. If you'd like to rec stories yourself, we've got open slots starting in mid-April -- just join the comm and sign up to rec!

Story: Moksa
Author: Rutsky
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,235
Author's Summary: They were jokes, the names we gave the marks. River taught us to keep our secrets. Miss Evangelista gave us back our hearts.
Characters/Pairings: Anita; references to Ten, River, Proper Dave, Other Dave, and Miss Evangelista
Warnings: None

Recced because: In this last month and a half or so before Series 6 begins, there's still time to speculate about who River Song is and what her real motivations might be. Here, Rutsky presents River and her team as a group of clever and enterprising con artists, tight-knit and emotionally dependent on one another, and contemptuous of their marks – until the day they're trapped forever with one of them. River and her team aren't expecting forgiveness, much less redemption, but death changes everything, including a cold-hearted criminal's ability to care about others.

Excerpt: after the cut )
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Well, my tenure as the purveyor of recs is now over. I'm rounding it off with a superb fic that reflects my love of minor characters. Hope you enjoyed the fics!

Story: Six Lessons
Word Count:
Author's Summary:
 Five things Anita learned from River Song, and one thing River learned from Anita.
Characters/Pairings: River Song, Anita
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I confess that I have an absolute love of fic that is told from the point of view of minor characters, and here, Anita's point of view is bang-on. Moreover, this is River Song - wonderfully portrayed with all of her bristling wit and confidence - in a bit different capacity than we have seen her: she's a formidable teacher whose lessons are not necessarily anchored to any kind of course syllabus. The dialogue is cracking throughout and, as the reader, you're absolutely immersed in each of the scenes through it. But, underlying each scene is a subtlety of emotion that really hits you when you get to the fic's culmination. In all, it's wonderful and definitely worth a read.

A small sample... )


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