March 26th, 2010


Displacement by Michelel72

Fandom Category: Doctor Who x Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Donna Noble/Rodney McKay
Fic Title: Displacement (originally The Longest Three-Week Day)
Author: Michelel72
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Drama, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:

The moment I saw the pairing, I knew I had to read this story. The idea of Donna/Rodney is just fabulous. Thankfully, this story completely does it justice. The characterisations are spot-on, the plot is great fun, and the dynamics between the main pairing are perfect.

Set after Journey's End, Donna is working at a scientific conference when the world is very nearly destroyed. She and Rodney work together to save it - and then she remembers.

Thoughts Colored Ugly by Lit Gal

Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: River Tam/Jayne Cobb
Fic Title: Thoughts Colored Ugly
Author: Lit Gal
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for D/s, slavery, corporal punishment and sex
Genre: Drama, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:

I'm a huge fan of both BDSM fics and slavefics, and this is story is one of my very favourite examples of both. It's also femdom, which is sadly both very rare and my favourite type. This isn't just a story to be read for the kink, though. It's very long, it's got a great plot, and it has a wonderfully slow developing relationship between River and Jayne. Lit Gal is also really good at emulating the way that the characters speak on the show.

River is her usual intelligent, insightful but crazy self, and seeing her as Jayne's dominant is a real joy. He is at first resistant to her advances, to the extent of leaving Serenity and accidentally getting himself enslaved on a planet, but he gradually becomes her devoted servant. Aside from the main couple, there's some great characterisation of other members of Serenity's crew, who have varying reactions to learning of River and Jayne's relationship.