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Best Intentions (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 7th June 2008 (6)
Tags: Short Story

Summary: Martha calls the Doctor. He is not very helpful.

Perfectly captures the way the 10th Doctor blathers on and completely misses the point.

Bombardment of Positive Ions (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 29th April 2008 (3)
Tags: Short Story, AU

Summary: Martha Jones and the UNIT Christmas Party.

Okay, so I know that such a Christmas Party isn't really plausible, but I don't care, it was fun and snarky and sweet. Martha meets the Second Doctor, and that was lovely.

The Long Road to Nowhere (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 30th August 2008 (4)
Tags: Short Story

Summary: Glimpses of the past (or Martha finds out stuff about the Doctor's deep Time Lord emo.)

My only nitpick with this is that it ended too soon. Otherwise it's lovely, yes, glimpses, and more importantly, how the Doctor speaks of them, and what Martha sees.

Memory Lapse (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 10th August 2008 (4)
Tags: Novella

Summary: A post-Journey's End fix-it type thing.

This may technically be a Donna fix-it story, but it does much more than that.

(a) A cast of tens: old enemies, old friends, old not quite enemies or friends. (b) Things forgotten and remembered, snark, banter, humour, angst, nobility, self-sacrifice. (c) A plot that makes sense and ties all sorts of things together even if they didn't look together at first: phone calls, dead jellyfish, rings, unidentified energy spikes, and the Time War. (d) The character voices are just right. Even the characters that don't get much screen time (like Clyde) get their just due.

Old Things Made New (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 30th August 2008 (5)
Tags: Short Story, AU Divergent Timeline

Summary: The Doctor doesn't regenerate, Rose does.

(AU for "Parting of the Ways") People expect such a thing to be a happy ending: yay, Rose is a Time Lord. But the Doctor sees the dark side of it all. This is full-on bitter, sarcastic, angry Ninth Doctor. It makes you think.

Persephone (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 1st May 2008 (1)
Tags: Short Story

Summary:Martha is a Time Lord.

This is an impossible story, and crazy, and tantalizing. If I told you what happened, you wouldn't believe it. But it works.

Smile Like You Mean It (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 30th March 2008 (6)
Tags: Short Story

Summary:At the end, the Doctor didn't leave.

A plausible, sad, bittersweet AU where the Doctor stays with Grace Holloway, and they find that, though they try, it doesn't really suit either of them. Some might say, why read this if you know it isn't happy? But I like to see them, the Doctor with his enthusiasm, Grace with her grace, and just the way that nothing can ever be ordinary when the Doctor is involved. Not even dinner.