[identity profile] zeeziegallifrey.livejournal.com
(Depending on exams, this may or may not be my last rec for the week. If so, it's been lovely reccing for you, and I hope you've enjoyed these fics as much as I have!)

Story: Come to Dust
Author: Cryptile
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3760
Author's Summary: "Everything has its time, everything burns, and everything dies. Rose Tyler reflects on her time with the man in the blue box."
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: I must admit that while I very much enjoyed her series, I am not Rose Tyler's greatest fan. But sometimes a fic comes along that highlights the greatest pieces of her character and most of all her growth. This is that fic, and it is absolutely wonderful.
First of all, I have to note the gorgeous structure. You'll understand better when you read it (and you really should read it), but its division into elements of learning fits perfectly with the story--the physical structure truly adds to the fic instead of just containing it. On to the fic itself: all I can say is that there were just so many moments when I found myself thinking "Yes, exactly!" and understanding Rose's character far more clearly than I had before. I would honestly recommend this to anyone remotely familiar with these characters--it's an utterly fantastic, beautiful, and fascinating read!
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Story: Look for Connections
Author: SummerRayn
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1196
Author's Summary: "The teacher they call "The Friz" is as mysterious to herself as she is to her students. She has a feeling she isn't supposed to remember where she comes from--but he's not easily forgotten. A reminiscence and, yes, a Magic School Bus crossover."
Characters/Pairings: Romana, Fourth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: I love crossovers. I love well-done crossovers even more. And most of all I love crossovers so perfect that they might as well be canon. This is one of those crossovers.
I always knew that the Friz had to be a Time Lady, and this exploration of precisely how that might have been was done beautifully. I really enjoyed the remembered interactions between Romana and the Doctor--in particular, SummerRayn did an brilliant job of explaining the concept of a school bus (something so common to us) as an element of an entirely different culture. It's not often that we get to see the Earth described that way.
And for those of us who watched/read Magic School Bus as a kid, that last line means nothing less than adventure. A wonderful fic!
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Story: Memory and the Sea
Author: Pluto
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1153
Author's Summary: "The Doctor recalls the Corsair"
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, the Corsair
Warnings: None

Recced because: First of all, I should note that any episode about the TARDIS and written by Neil Gaiman will automatically be one of my favorites. And then when someone takes a little snippet of that episode and extends it...well, then you get something like this lovely fic. The characterization of the Doctor and Amy is gorgeous, but what struck me most was the description of the Corsair--how a character only briefly mentioned came alive in the most wonderfully ridiculous and (in context) tragic way. This fic walks a line between humor and sadness that, really, is the essence of the Doctor, and it does so incredibly well. Read it for the squirrel, if nothing else. (Trust me, it'll make sense later.)
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Story: Abandoned Companion
Author: Sigyn
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1937
Author's Summary: "Sarah Jane is taking a bus ride home, and runs into an eccentric stranger with deep sad eyes and a wildly vivid coat. Takes place after The Five Doctors and Trial of a Time Lord, respectively."
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, Sixth Doctor, references to Fourth Doctor, Peri Brown
Warnings: None

Recced because: This short foray into what may or may not have been is most wonderful, I think, because it gives a bit of closure to Six and Sarah Jane when they each need it most. I was particularly impressed by Six's emotional characterization--good Six is relatively hard to come by. As a whole, "Abandoned Companion" is delightfully in-character, fits neatly into canon, and is the sort of story that occasionally makes the reader cry. (I mean this in the best possible way.) It's fluffy without being too fluffy, poignant and touching while still not too heavy--all in all, a lovely read.
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Hello, everyone! I'm Zeezie (RosalieOfGallifrey on Teaspoon) and I'll be your reccer this week. To start off:

Story: silence the pianos and with a muffled drum bring out the coffin
Author: madis_hartte
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3307
Author's Summary: "They're all gone. I'm the only one left."
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: Madis is an exceptional author and this fic (one of her few on Teaspoon) captures some of the most distinctive elements of her storytelling. I really love how she expresses both Nine's utter desperation combined with Eleven's old-man-in-a-young-body feel--and still keeps the two feeling like the same man. "Silence the Pianos" includes some really lovely uses of poetry and other references which give it an added boost. This one's been on my "to-rec" list for ages and is a really wonderful read!


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May 2017