agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Humans need fantasy)
[personal profile] agapi422011-08-28 10:45 pm

rec: the hitchhiker's guide to surviving a dalek invasion

It's been a fun week. In the spirit of this last rec, so long and thanks for all the fish.

Story: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Surviving a Dalek Invasion
Author: atraphoenix
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1038
Author's Summary: Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz was having a very bad day. The planet he had been ordered to demolish appeared to have disappeared.
[A The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy crossover.]
Characters/Pairings: Alan Jackson, Maria Jackson, various Daleks, various characters from HG2G.
Warnings: None

Recced because: In the middle of the Dalek invasion of Journey's End/The Stolen Earth, Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblebrox concentrate on the important things, like another drink; Arthur isn't surprised; Marvin finds someone to talk to, and everyone fits right in. This perfectly captures the tone of the books and works so brilliantly that I'm convinced it was happening just off-screen. The native characters are written just as well, and I love Alan's observations on what his daughter has learned from Sarah Jane.

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agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Spoilers)
[personal profile] agapi422011-08-27 07:10 pm

rec: inhale, exhale

Story: inhale, exhale
Author: such_heights
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1079
Author's Summary: She spends so much time worrying about them, but right now they're both here with her, and they're both safe. (Amy/Rory, 6x03 coda)
Characters/Pairings: Amy/Rory, Eleven
Warnings: None

Recced because: I love this TARDIS team and this is a brilliantly accurate portrayal of them. This fic is full of lovely details of life inside the TARDIS, and the dialogue is sweet, funny and entirely true to character as Amy and Rory recover from the events of Curse of the Black Spot. Also, there is Amy, Rory and Eleven in a cuddle pile.

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agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Ian/Barbara)
[personal profile] agapi422011-08-27 06:53 pm

rec: eternity in an hour

Story: Eternity in an Hour
Author: Lurky McLurklurk
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3138
Author's Summary: "Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once."
Characters/Pairings: Barbara/Ian, Susan, One.
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's unusual and lovely, an good Hartnell-era adventure with believable technobabble, wonderful characterisation and a great ending. Ian and Barbara are the focus of this story and their trust in each other is the underpinning of this story, but Lurky McLurklurk also captures the way the First Doctor could be both a powerful, frightening alien and a doddering old man, and the 'unearthly child' aspect of Susan.

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agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Multiples)
[personal profile] agapi422011-08-26 11:45 pm

rec: old married couple

Story: Old Married Couple
Author: Invasor
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 430
Author's Summary: A waitress observes a couple in a restaurant.
Characters/Pairings: Six, Evelyn Smythe, original character.
Warnings: None

Recced because: The relationship between Six and Evelyn is one of my favourites in this fandom, and is beautifully observed through the eyes of a stranger in this small, sweet scene. Reading this never fails to make me smile.
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (UNIT Love)
[personal profile] agapi422011-08-24 09:45 pm

rec: going home

Story: Going Home
Author: Brunhilde
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 8174
Author's Summary: A life can't be summed in a few tiny moments, but it can, possibly, be understood. Elizabeth Shaw through the years. (Crossover with the P.R.O.B.E. series, but no prior knowledge of it is required.)
Characters/Pairings: Liz Shaw/original character, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Three, Patricia Haggard (from the P.R.O.B.E series), Ten, Sarah Jane Smith, Clyde Langer.
Warnings: None

Recced because: I have to agree with the author's summary here. This fic is a collection of evocative moments - some happy, some quiet, some dark - from four different phases of Liz's life. Pulling together several strands of her story, Brunhilde shows Liz's growth, through all the new challenges she seeks and through her connections with some new and some old (some older than others) friends. This isn't the total of Liz's life, but it's a wonderfully clear and thoughtful insight into it.

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agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Mine is an evil laugh)
[personal profile] agapi422011-08-23 05:01 pm

rec: möbius trip

Story: Möbius Trip
Author: Dune
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 915
Author's Summary: Maybe it hadn't been a good idea to stand in the middle of that circle of creepy statues, Jack mused.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Toshiko Sato
Warnings: None

Recced because: Jack meets Weeping Angels. This is a fic I never knew I needed in my life until it was written for me. I love the premise alone, but Dune writes it with deft touches and little details that make it laugh-out-loud funny.

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agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Most interesting people)
[personal profile] agapi422011-08-22 02:47 pm

rec: imitatio

Hi, I'm [ profile] agapi42 and I shall be your reccer for this week. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.

Story: Imitatio
Author: JaneTurenne
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3114
Author's Summary: Romana, Narvin, Leela and Brax: reflections on heroism, in the image of a certain renegade.
Characters/Pairings: Romana, Narvin, Leela, Brax
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Doctor isn't in the Gallifrey series of audios. That doesn't mean he's absent, as this fic so beautifully shows. It's a gorgeous character study of the four main characters and their personal acts of heroism through the first three series, with absolutely wonderful prose.

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