Reviewed by Kathryn A on 10th August 2008 (8)
Tags: Short Story, Crossover, AU
Characters: Anya Jenkins, Tenth Doctor
Summary: Anya has a business plan. The Doctor executes a hostile takeover.
This would have been good if it had just been funny and cracky, which it is. But it also edges over into the serious, angsty, profound, spooky and bittersweet, the pain of being a perpetual outsider, and shades of foreshadowing, and that makes it even better. The Doctor ranges from the babbling to the deadly serious, and Anya is equally in character, from greedy to purveyor of vengeance to one with a broken heart.
Reviewed by Kathryn A on 29th April 2008 (13)
Summary: A young woman contemplates suicide by power steering fluid. "'Course you could just eat the gun like Cobain-- wait, what year is this? He done that yet?
(Warning: there is bad language, including the f-word.)
Wow. Compelling. Vivid descriptions; harsh and ugly and beautiful. The Doctor, seen through the eyes of someone else. The Doctor is very much the angry post-War pre-Rose Nine, and yet, no matter the pain, he's still a Doctor. I read it, and then turned around and re-read it the next day and it was just as compelling.