[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Story: Casanova
Author: BiteyMadLady
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1,879
Author's Summary: Clara wants to meet Giacomo Casanova. Oh my.
Characters/Pairings: Clara Oswald, Twelfth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is really a delightful story with a great concept as Clara wants to meet another historical figure, and when the Twelfth Doctor realizes "who", he refuses for the most hilarious reason. Very amusing, and even though the writer calls this "crackfic" I think that it could totally be supported in canon, especially knowing how the tenth incarnation could be, and it just seems like a clever twist on the whole idea. Great Twelfth Doctor characterization too.
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Hello, again! I'm your reccer for the next couple of weeks.
I hope you enjoy the stories I share.

Story: a constellation of us
Author: countingstars
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1,650
Author's Summary: And if he could, he'd give every star her name.
Characters/Pairings: Jamie McCrimmon, The Doctor (2nd), Victoria Waterfield, Zoe Herriot, Jamie/Victoria
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a lovely, fluffy little piece that looks into Jamie's feelings for Victoria as well as touch upon their adorable interactions. A very romantic little story that weaves in missing scenes up until Victoria leaves and Jamie has to deal with missing and yearning for her. I feel like this is exactly the kind of closure these characters deserve, no matter how bittersweet. A definite overlooked story that should have more reviews.
[identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Story: Being in the TARDIS
Author: dancingdragon3
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 300
Author's Summary: Being in the TARDIS is many things to many people.
Characters/Pairings: The TARDIS
Warnings: None, Action/Adventure

Recced because: Well, we all love a good TARDIS story. No matter the Era or the Doctor, She is always fascinating, warm, welcoming and mysterious. I wanted to share a story that showed this, so lo and behold, I not only find the perfect story-drabble, but an author who (sadly) has never been recced here before. This is an error I wished to correct - and so we have two marvelous things for one post! A marvelous author that has now been revealed - and a fantastic story that needed sharing.

This tale is short, but sweet. So I can't give too much away. But perhaps a little taste (as always!) is in order:

A taste as promised... )


Hopefully you found that intriguing - and that it entices you to go and enjoy this author's marvelous words! Be sure to leave a comment, so she knows how much you enjoyed her work!

PhoenixDragon (aka Mandy)
[identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Hello, hello all! I am PhoenixDragon (aka Mandy) - and I shall be your reccer these next couple of weeks. *Smiles* I'm very excited - and I am looking forward to sharing a lot of goodies with you before my time here is over. So without further ado, I'd like to get to my first rec of May!

Story: Burn Now (Or Die A Traitor's Death)
Author: Inkfire
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2092
Author's Summary: Before his death, the Doctor makes the hardest sacrifice. AU!verse, the Doctor destroys the TARDIS.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (11th), The TARDIS
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Character Study, Drama, Horror, Introspection, Standalone

Recced because: Well, first of all, this author is amazing. The images and feelings she paints with words can leave a lingering, lasting impression - and even if they can be a lot to take in and grapple with - they always leave you wanting more.

This tale is certainly no different.

It is an alternate universe, where the Doctor feels he has no choice but to remove his TARDIS from the hands of those who would harm Her or use Her for evil ends, by doing something equally as terrible. Nearing his own end and terrified and angry, he makes a choice that will haunt him for the few hours he has left. It is utterly, wholly believable. Suffocatingly dark. And endlessly sorrowful. A masterpiece in writing, in alternate timelines and it touches on the darkness the Doctor carries within that generally does not manifest on such levels...though he is perfectly capable of such. A marvelous read. One that you will carry with you. And even as it leaves you sad and haunted, you will find yourself searching her works for more brilliant words and tales! But I do not expect you to read just based on my recommendation (though you should), so a taste is in order, yes?

An Excerpt )


Feel free to go and enjoy - and then please let this author know how she moved you...

PhoenixDragon (Mandy)
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: The First Sixty Seconds (Or Maybe the Fourteenth)
Author: Palgrave
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 523
Author's Summary: The Doctor's a bit confused. The brunette girl's not helping. Neither's the lingering taste of fish fingers and custard or the fact that his insides don't match anymore. (Spoilers for "The Time of the Doctor")
Characters/Pairings: The Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald
Warnings: None

Recced because: Starting right after his regeneration in "The Time of the Doctor," this fic gives us the first sixty seconds of the Twelfth Doctor's new life from his own POV. Moving skillfully from Capaldi's performance to meta about the show itself, it's very amusing and loads of fun.

A sample )
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: Shadows Without Substance
Author: IrishVampire13
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2015
Author's Summary: Shardovan cannot remember a time when he was not the Librarian of Castrovalva.
Characters/Pairings: Shardovan (from Castrovalva), the Master (Ainley), other characters.
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a fascinating look at one of the minor characters of Castrovalva -- Shardovan, who among all the denizens of the city, seemed to be the only one to realize what was going on. The fic gives us an intriguing view into daily Castrovalvan life, and shows us Shardovan's slow realization of the nature of his world, and himself.

A taste )
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: Move
Author: nostalgia
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 537
Author's Summary: TARDIS ansgt fic.
Characters/Pairings: The TARDIS, the Twelfth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: Written from the TARDIS' perspective, the fic portrays a situation where the TARDIS has to find a way to save the Doctor. Although the Twelfth Doctor is tagged in the fic, it could actually be any Doctor, so feel free to imagine your favorite. I love fics about the TARDIS, and this is one of the best I've read.

A taste )
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: Breaking the Bounds
Author: vvj5
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2416
Author's Summary:The TARDIS is nothing more than the Doctor’s means of escape – or so he tells himself. Any other thoughts concerning a mere machine would be quite nonsensical, wouldn’t they?
Characters/Pairings: The First Doctor, Susan Foreman, the TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: Shortly after leaving Gallifrey with his granddaughter, the Doctor does his first bit of TARDIS maintenance. It's expertly written, with great character moments, but what I particularly love about this fic is how it shows us the beginning of what is, arguably, the central relationship of the entire series: the Doctor and the TARDIS. Next stop: everywhere.

An excerpt )
[identity profile] romanajo123.livejournal.com
Author: Penny
Rating: All ages
Word Count:  2234
Author's Summary: Her eyes were so big and bright, and he almost never saw her this happy – he couldn’t say no, not when Victoria made that face. Jamie, Victoria, a Ferris Wheel and an embarrassing fear of heights. (Jamie/Victoria Fluff)
Characters/Pairings:  The Doctor (2nd),  Jamie McCrimmon/Victoria Waterfield
Warnings: None


Recced because: Since the last rec was pretty sad, this one is pure cute fluff.  The mannerisms and dialogue fit them well and it's overall a fun read.
[identity profile] romanajo123.livejournal.com
Author: vvj5
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 105
Author's Summary: Ian has something to say to the Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (12th),  Ian Chesterton
Warnings:  Spoilers for Face the Raven
Recced because:  A truly heart-wrenching scene between two characters I am sure many fans would want to see interact.
[identity profile] romanajo123.livejournal.com
Author: Yowza
Rating:  All ages
Word Count: 891
Author's Summary: Steven thinks back on Vicki's departure. The title is taken from the poem 'My Sister's Cake' by Eugene Field.
Characters/Pairings: Steven Taylor, Vicki
Warnings:  None

Recced because: It's a heartbreaking, yet beautiful fic that not only looks at Steven and Vicki's relationship but gives some nice backstory to Steven.
[identity profile] romanajo123.livejournal.com
Author: AstroGirl
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1211
Author's Summary: All the Sisterhood of Karn want is to live their lives and practice their rites in peace. But life can be difficult when you have intrusive neighbors.
Characters/Pairings: Ohila, the Sisterhood of Karn
Warnings: None.


Recced because: It's a fascinating take on the Sisterhood which combines elements of the classic and New series beautifully.
[identity profile] romanajo123.livejournal.com
Author: Meadowlark
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 120
Author's Summary: At a UNIT office party, Jo needs a dance partner.
Characters/Pairings: Jo Grant, Mike Yates, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings:  None


Recced because: This fic is short, yet very cute and actually feels very in-character for these three.
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Wow; that sure went fast, didn't it? We've come to the end of my latest run, and it's time to hand it over to the next member. :) I hope everybody enjoyed what I brought to the party this time. Sorry there were so many this time, but it's hard to narrow down the Awesome. ♥

Okay, time for my last rec, and I really think I have a treat in store for everybody...

Story: Teacher
Author: Thriaemis
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 801
Author's Summary: He punches again and screams as his index finger snaps. No problem, keep going. He punches again and thinks of her face, with those eyes and the never giving up. He will do this for her, as many times as he has to. Somewhere along the line, he forgets what she taught him.
Characters/Pairings: Twelfth Doctor
Warnings: Disturbing imagery.

To me, the episode 'Heaven Sent' is a perfect picture of horror, and this story absolutely nails that same horror. Just as in the episode, I read this fic wanting to protect the Doctor from everything, and you have to be damn good to make me feel that. It is chilling and painful, and beautiful in the darkest way. This story serves as a reminder of how brave and incredible the Doctor truly is.
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: A Lot to Like
Author: DameRuth
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 203
Author's Summary: The Doctor changes Donna's mind about caves.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It's short, sweet, and beautiful. You'll wish you were in this setting along with them both.
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: The Tyrant and the Tramp
Author: Joseph Q Publique
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 105
Author's Summary: In which appearances are deceiving.
Characters/Pairings: Second Doctor
Warnings: None.

Recced because: We're all familiar with the description of Two as the "cosmic hobo". But we also all know that there is something beneath the Doctor's surface, something that is not to be toyed lightly with. Someone's about to learn that lesson the hard way...
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: Oh Thank Heaven
Author: ScooterTyme
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,817
Author's Summary: In a million years, Clara wouldn’t have been able to figure it out, but somehow the Doctor had sprung up at least a good four feet in the air, easily clearing the shelving across the aisle in front of him. His outstretched arms held his net as far in front of him as he could, his coat and legs trailing back in a smooth arc... and for a single moment, he actually looked almost graceful. His landing was anything but.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Clara Oswald, Seventh Doctor, Ace McShane
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It is just plain adorable and giggle-worthy! Two Doctors and their respective companions, on the trail of a...nah. You wouldn't believe me if I told you! Just read it, and enjoy!
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: A Small Moment of Weakness
Author: soundsofsilence
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,183
Author's Summary: Sometimes the things you try to push away come back even stronger.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, the Dream Lord
Warnings: Potentially disturbing imagery.

Recced because: This author has never been recced here before. I find that shocking, because this story is fantastic. What's also shocking is that this is, at present, the only story the author has. Here's hoping that there will eventually be more to come, because I see large amounts of Talent within the fic you're about to read.
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: Easter Bunnies
Author: betawho
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 775
Author's Summary: The Doctor's caught up in the childlike joy of Easter, to the embarrassment of his companions. So how do they distract him?
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, River Song, Amy Pond, Rory Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: A bit of Easter fun, care of an author who excels at Eleven/River fluff. You're welcome. :D
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: In Which Rory is the Next David Attenborough
Author: promethia_tenk
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 370
Author's Summary: Rory and Amy make fun of the Doctor's flirting technique.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/River Song
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It makes me giggle every single time! It is precious and adorable, and very much in keeping with the characters' personalities. I want to hug them--I want to hug the writer! And I'm just a smidge envious; I wish I'd come up with this, or that I were as good at fluff.
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
*waves happily* Hi, guys! Looks like Irish is back again, with more goodies to share!

So, let's get started, shall we? First in line...

Story: A Fundamental Truth
Author: Pir8grl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 358
Author's Summary: Tag scene to Boom Town.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, Ninth Doctor
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It's very peaceful and soothing, and shows just how quickly Rose became special to the Doctor. I really love it. I think you will, too.
lost_spook: (dw - missy)
[personal profile] lost_spook
I'm [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook (vvj5 on Teaspoon) and I'll be your reccer for the next two weeks.

Story: Ad Infinitum
Author: LN29
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3346
Author's Summary: On a dead and forgotten world, a Time Lord and a Time Lady meet again. But this time, it's not an accident.
Characters/Pairings: Twelfth Doctor/Missy
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It’s a missing scene between S8 & 9 and an brilliant, layered look at these two, not only in these particular incarnations but in the history of their interactions down through the years.

Extract under the cut )
[identity profile] doctorxdonna.livejournal.com
Story: 45 for a Moment
Author: EllyF
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 645
Author's Summary: We move on, even when we don't want to.
Characters/Pairing:Eleventh Doctor, Donna Noble, Shaun Temple
Warnings: None

The Doctor doesn't deal with loss easily. We saw that in the aftermath of Doomsday, and again after Journey's End. By all accounts, you could say Ten went a bit off the rails after he lost Donna, and while it's never really talked about in explicit detail in canon, I imagine that what happened to her would be the sort of thing to haunt him, and that he would need to reassure himself that she's okay. This short little ficlet explores that idea, as Eleven sneaks a peek at Donna and her family on her 45th birthday. Hold on to your feels!
[identity profile] scripsi.livejournal.com
Title: Armagnac at 4 a.m.
Author: rutsky
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1036
Author's Summary: The base sleeps, but Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart can't. He can appreciate friendship, however.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, Third Doctor
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: This is such a lovely little story about friendship, focusing on the Brigadier.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] scripsi.livejournal.com
Hello! I’m your reccer for the next two weeks. i hope you will enjoy the fics!

Title: She First Spotted Him in Malachite and Vases
Author: annariel
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1869
Author's Summary: River Song chances upon the First Doctor at the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, River Song
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: I have a special fondness for stories where River meets past regenerations. I am sure she would see the Doctor out. This story is so charming and the Doctor gets charmed too, while still being much himself. And River is her usual flirty self, ready for some adventure. Then throw in a Armelian Neutron Manipulator in the mix… It’s good fun, but with a touch of sadness too, as is fitting in a story with River Song.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
So I was checking the tags earlier this week and noticed that I would reach my 100th rec this stint. And then I realized today (January 20th) is the eighth anniversary of the very first rec on calufrax! So I decided I would front-load my recs this week so these momentous occasions could co-incide :)

Luckily I have the perfect story to rec, as well.

Title: The Maze
Author: Rangersyl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 977
Author's Summary: The TARDIS sang of joy and sorrow in that ever-present hum that only her bonded soul could hear. He wasn't listening.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, the TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: This one is a change of pace from the light-hearted ones I've recc-ed most of this week. On the forefront it's the story of the Doctor and the TARDIS coping with Donna's loss, and moving on. It's bittersweet and sad and hopeful with just a touch of melodrama, as we have come to expect with the series and especially Ten's run. But I especially like it because it's really a microcosm of the heart of the entire series, that endures and repeats with different faces, different names up to the present, even though the story itself is post-Journey's End and was posted not much later than the start of our recs experiment here at [livejournal.com profile] calufrax. I'm surprised no one's pointed it out here before. It reminds me of everything I love about the show--the alien madman and the blue box, and the human connections that keep them both grounded and running.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Title: Hitch in the Proceedings
Author: vvj5
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 560
Author's Summary: Seven, Ace, a mysterious alien rite, and sadly no explosions.
Characters/Pairings: Seven, Ace
Warnings: none

Recc'ed Because: This one made me smile. Sometimes, even Ace and the Professor can't avoid the trappings of domesticity. But they can surely run as fast and far from it as they can. With [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook's usual winning dialogue and style, this one is short but sweet and quite a lot of fun.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Title: Love a Tomb
Author: johne
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1001
Author's Summary: Amy accompanies River on a typical workday.
Characters/Pairings: River Song, Amy Pond
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: A sharp, witty and fun little adventure with nary a Doctor in sight. I love River and I love to see what she gets up to in the interim of her intersecting timeline with the Doctor. It also makes me wish there was more River and Amy mother-daughter interaction in the show. And the last line is perfect. :D

Excerpt )
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Here's a good long adventure for the weekend :)

Title: The Empath Cell
Author: Megaceryle
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 53007
Author's Summary:Something is wrong in Leadworth: Amy remembers a trip that never happened, and a local man has won the lottery and aged forty years instantly. The Doctor's search for answers leads him across the universe to an ancient civilization of empaths, who may be harboring a secret about a Time Lord who came before.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Amy, Rory, OCs
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: I always love a good sprawling adventure, and this one is intriguing. It takes a while to build, and doesn't end up where you would expect. It explores the link between the Doctor and the TARDIS and the consequences of meddling with their shared psyche. It doesn't rely on particularly flowery language or style to tell the story, rather its understated prose lets the characters, plot, and world-building take its time and speak for itself. It introduces a range of cool new characters that are all three dimensional and not necessarily what they seem to be at first, that I want to know more about what happens to them after the ending credits. The range of new characters that are given enough room to flesh out beyond what you would expect, along with the mystery, danger and intrigue make this story read like a classic Eighth Doctor Adventure novel, and though the author's Eleven is mad and clever as ever, I can definitely see echoes of Eight in him as well.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Title: Rescue Mission
Author: Liz Rambler
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4265
Author's Summary: The Eleventh Doctor is on his farewell tour and decides to take care of a few loose ends while he's at it. First on his list: Check on Peri.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Peri Brown, King Yrcanos
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: If you know me, you know I have a soft spot for Peri. I met her mostly through the Big Finish audio adventures with both Five and Six, and when I finally got around to watching Mindwarp I was... well, less than impressed on the send-off she got on the show. This story takes the improbable "happy ending" that Peri got and treats it exactly as it should be treated... as a rescue mission. Not only that, it's Eleven's rescue mission, and I also have a huge soft spot for Eleven. This story is a snappy, quick-talking adventure, equal parts forthright and funny, with just enough of a hint of real danger and more complex emotions underlying everything to keep it away from pure farce or crackfic. The dialogue and character voices are fantastic and lucky for us Eleven and Peri fans, it seems it may be the beginning of a series. So I say, go read it and encourage this lovely new Teaspoon author :)

Excerpt )
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Hi, it's nearly midnight on the first day of my latest two-week recc-ing stint! So without further ado, let's start at the very beginning.


Title: The Patient
Author: Pab
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3884
Author's Summary:An old man with white hair claims he's a time traveller called the Doctor and that Earth is being invaded by alien lizards. Naturally, they lock him up in a psychiatric hospital. Then his granddaughter appears. She quite approves of his incarceration and advises he should never be released.
Characters/Pairings: Other character(s). (recc-er says: Variations on a theme)
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: Because it's the origin story of the origin story? Well, the world may never know for sure. What it does have is a bright storytelling style, a very cheeky sense of humor with a lot of nods and winks to the origins of the Unearthly Child, and a few twists for fun.

Excerpt )
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[personal profile] nonelvis
Story: Old Friends
Author: Pendragon
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 5,107
Author's Summary: Ian Chesterton and Wilfred Mott are friends through the years.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, Wilf, Donna

Recced because: Why did it never occur to me that Wilf and Ian would be contemporaries? Thank goodness it occurred to Pendragon, though, or we wouldn't have this lovely story in which Ian and Wilf immediately bond and form a lasting friendship. The character voices are spot-on, and honestly, re-reading the story just now so I could write the rec still fills me with joy, even if there are occasional sad moments, just as there are in anyone's life. But those moments are that much easier to deal with when you have a friend who understands you – and fortunately, Ian and Wilf do.
nonelvis: (DW blue TARDIS)
[personal profile] nonelvis
Story: A Tale of Two Osgoods
Author: TheBigCat
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 459
Author's Summary: Schrodinger’s Girl. Entangled at the quantum level. She’s Osgood, and she’s Osgood, and this is their story. (Spoilers for The Zygon Inversion)
Characters/Pairings: Osgood

Recced because: I was not exactly a fan of S9's Zygon two-parter, but one thing I did like about those episodes was the expansion of Osgood's character, particularly her steadfast refusal to identify whether she was human or Zygon, because it simply didn't matter. TheBigCat takes this one step further with a look into the Osgoods' internal dialogue: they finish one another's sentences, feel one another's pain, and understand each other on a level no one else does. It's a sweet, compact story that packs a lot of insight into a small number of words.

Excerpt: after the cut )
nonelvis: (DW blue TARDIS)
[personal profile] nonelvis
Story: The Boy in the Barn
Author: Nostalgia
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,647
Author's Summary: Backstory. (Spoilers for Hell-Bent and Planet of the Spiders)
Characters/Pairings: One

Recced because: It's New Year's Day, at least in my time zone, so let's take things back to the beginning, shall we? In fact, let's take things all the way back to the point where the Doctor is still a little boy, and his problematic parentage renders him less than suitable to be raised in Gallifreyan high society. But this isn't to say that there aren't people who care for him, who do their best to set him on the right path – and who teach him he can be loved, and respected, and most of all, worthy. It's a bittersweet but ultimately hopeful story, and one of my favorites of the past year. I hope it becomes one of yours, too.
nonelvis: (DW blue TARDIS)
[personal profile] nonelvis
Story: Vacuum
Author: Inkfire
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,082
Author's Summary: Something is missing in Zoe’s mind.
Characters/Pairings: Zoe

Recced because: I love Zoe, but the ending she got onscreen is terribly upsetting. Here, Inkfire takes the first steps towards rectifying that: even if Zoe has lost all her memories of traveling with the Doctor – and all her character growth to boot – she knows something has been lost, and wants to try to recover it. "Vacuum" is a brief and meditative character study with a genuine feel for how unsettled Zoe must have felt after "The War Games," and if you're a Zoe fan, I think you'll appreciate that this story ends on such a hopeful note.

Excerpt: after the cut )
nonelvis: (DW Twelve)
[personal profile] nonelvis
Hello, [livejournal.com profile] calufrax! For once I'm here in my capacity as reccer, not as the mod, so expect recs from me for the next two weeks. (Although as always, if you'd like to rec – and everyone is welcome to do so! – leave a comment in the signup post or send me an ask on Tumblr.)

Story: A Few Things and a Lizard
Author: Beer Good
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2,820
Author's Summary: When Clara doesn't join him after the events of "Deep Breath" the Doctor picks up another companion. A big, sexy woman with legs up to here, a tail that won't quit, and big, nasty, pointy teeth. Yes, the Doctor is joined by a T Rex in the fix-it fic to end all fix-it fics.
Characters/Pairings: Adric, Clara, Danny, Harriet Jones, Ianto, Jack, Martha, Rory, Sarah Jane, Wilf, Twelfth Doctor, Simm!Master
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Doctor has had many companions over the years, but never, to the best of my knowledge, a T. rex, much less the one from "Deep Breath." And let's just say it's remarkable how differently certain situations might have played out had a gigantic carnivore been brought into the mix. (Davros never stood a chance.) Best of all – and unlike a number of companions – our dinosaur friend finally gets a happy ending, and a fate she earned far more than what really happened to her in her one onscreen episode.

Excerpt:
after the cut )
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[personal profile] merryghoul
Story: Merry Christmas, Simon
Author: TygerTyger
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5302
Author's Summary: River and the Doctor are on the trail of the Krampus.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor/River Song, Other Characters
Warnings: None

Recced because: For my last rec, I wanted to rec something in the spirit of Christmas and this year's Christmas special, "The Husbands of River Song." I decided upon this fic, told from a viewpoint of a woman who overhears the Doctor and River arguing about capturing something. The woman later finds out the creature the Doctor and River are hunting is targeting her son. The story moves quickly and has equal parts action, suspense, and comedic squabbling between the Doctor and River.
merryghoul: River sonic screwdriver comics (one)
[personal profile] merryghoul
Story: The Mysterious Twig
Author: whatthefoucault
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 971
Author's Summary: Turlough discovers an odd bit of a plant hanging from the ceiling of the TARDIS console room. Memories and feelings ensue
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor/Vislor Turlough, Tegan Jovanka (mentions Jamie McCrimmon)
Warnings: None

Recced because: I'm fond of this short, fluffy, holiday fic where the Doctor and Turlough talk about why the Doctor hangs mistletoe in the TARDIS.
merryghoul: river song (doctor who) [heart] TARDIS book, text: "I [love] spoilers" (river song spoilers)
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Story: Can't escape you
Author: fate_incomplete
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 936
Author's Summary: Every minute since he left had been a fight, a fight to not turn around and run back to her.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: This angsty piece, about the Doctor trying and failing to travel without Amy, tugs at my heartstrings. The imagery in this fic is, in my opinion, well crafted, and the writing feels poetic to me.
merryghoul: River sonic screwdriver comics (ten's tardis)
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Story: Passengers
Author: Azar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 690
Author's Summary: Before they leave 1913, there's one place Martha wants to go.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a short fic where Martha and the Doctor visit the last passenger pigeon in existence, after "The Family of Blood." And yet it always breaks my heart whenever I read it.

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