March 5th, 2013

blithers

"Plain Old Rory Williams" by AndreaLyn (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: girl!Rory Williams/boy!Amy Pond
Fic Title: Plain Old Rory Williams
Author: AndreaLyn
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/200393
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: AU, Genderswap
WIP?: no
Special Rec: 6 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: I thought I'd follow up yesterday's recs with one more genderswap, this one taking a canon het couple and flipping the genders of both people. The dynamics between them are fascinating: Amy in particular acts much the same as she does in canon, but as a guy her attitude comes off quite differently. It's off-kilter and a smart commentary on the way Moffat writes gender, simply by holding a mirror up to the characters he created. This is a story I've thought of often since reading it the first time.