Jul. 30th, 2011

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I just want to share a wonderful story that impressed me so much I've reread it twice to savor the beautiful language and the episode-perfect dialogue.  Night Terrors by Lyricwritesprose is a vignette, a character sketch of Rory and the Eleventh Doctor. My summary of the "plot" would be: "After the events of The Doctor's Wife, Rory has nightmares.  He talks to the Doctor about them."

The truth is, not much happens in this story.  That's not the point.  It's a brilliant portrait of Rory Williams, who describes himself as "quite ordinary, really" despite all of the extraordinary things that have happened to him.  It's also a portrait of the Doctor as seen through Rory's eyes.  I lovelovelove authors who understand that the Doctor is an alien.  However kind and compassionate he may be, however much he cares for us humans, he is not like us.

A sample under the cut. . . )

There's also some reference to Rory's Roman memories, which is another favorite theme of mine.

Lyricwritesprose doesn't appear to be on LJ or Dreamwidth, only on the Teaspoon.  Pop over there and read this magnificent story, and if you like it even a fraction as much as I did, leave a review. 
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Title: Lyonnesse (15/15 + Epilogue)
Characters: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness
Words: 3564
Series: Changes!verse
Rating: Teen.
Summary: A supposedly harmless planet holds unexpected dangers, and disturbing revelations about the Doctor's past.
Disclaimer: The sandbox belongs to the BBC. I'm just playing here, in the corner, making little sand-TARDISes. Not making any money, not asserting any claims.

This was supposed to be the last chapter.  And it is.  Sort of.  My Muse insisted on an epilogue.  The first draft of the epilogue is finished.  I'm about to go on vacation, and will polish and post it when I return in a week's time.  I can never sufficiently thank my beta goddesses, Canaana and Wendymr (speed-Britpicker extraordinaire) for their help.

I've posted this chapter to LJ, but with the current problems I'm not sure if people will be able to read it there.  I will eventually import the earlier chapters to Dreamwidth.  In the meantime, they can be found on the
Teaspoon, AO3, and ff.net.

Chapter 1  Chapter 2  Chapter 3  Chapter 4  Chapter 5  Chapter 6  Chapter 7  Chapter 8
Chapter 9  Chapter 10   Chapter 11  Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14

Read more... )


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