[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
This is my last day! I hope you enjoyed the stories!

Story: Resting Upon Human Offspring
Author: PhoenixDragon
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 3,998
Author's Summary: “Greetings human scum,” the person-thing barked in a booming, nasally voice. “I have come to rest upon your offspring."
Characters/Pairings: Craig Owens, Strax, The Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This story is not only clever, but also very entertaining, and I really enjoyed the focus on side characters like Craig and Strax with the Doctor more of a presence in the background. Great job to the author for this cute idea of bringing these characters together. Through the whole fic you almost have crazy expectations for the event, and you can feel Craig's anxiety on the matter, but I found the ending very satisfying and perfect. I definitely wanted to rec this last because it's a nice, light-hearted and funny piece that I know you'll enjoy!
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Story: Revised Memories
Author: Gallifrey Immigrant
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 537
Author's Summary: River stops off to help a little girl who lost her teddy.
Characters/Pairings: River Song
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is such an adorable little character piece for River Song, in more ways than one. It gives good insight on her past too, something we rarely see on the show, and I think it's shaped nicely here. I just like the concept of this, and it's so very much like River to not care about the laws of time and space to help out "a little girl". A cute, enjoyable tale.
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Story: Snowflakes
Author: vvj5
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 593
Author's Summary: Eight, Charley, and an alien snowy wonderland with no peril for once...
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor, Charley Pollard, slight Eight/Charley
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is such a cute, fluffy little piece between the Eighth Doctor and Charley. Eight's voice is perfect, and Charley's cynicism of such a peaceful place is well justified, knowing what kind of trouble these two are always finding. I loved the ending too, if there's nothing happening, why don't you make your own waves? Though author perfectly portrays a cute little moment between these two characters. Honestly, it would seem unnatural if these two found a peaceful moment... they are more inclined for adventure and challenges! No wonder Charley feels so out of place no matter how sweet it is... A very enjoyable little tale.
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Story: Sleeping Beauty
Author: Pir8grl
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 592
Author's Summary: Missing scene from Mummy on the Orient Express.
Characters/Pairings: Clara Oswald, Twelfth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This was a wonderful moment that we didn't get to see from the episode, and I think the author fit this missing scene in nicely, just like a perfect puzzle piece. Not only that, but some really great Twelfth Doctor introspection is captured here, especially his feelings toward Clara, and even more the intimacy that we do not see because he isn't the sort to express such things directly. Working with the TARDIS, the Doctor wants to bring an unconscious Clara to a peaceful, comfortable spot, and I think underneath it all, he wants to somehow keep her from leaving him. A really great little piece that has a lot of depth to it.
[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] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
First of all, apologies are in order. I was planning to be able to rec MORE the last couple of weeks, but Life has not worked out as anticipated. :D That being said, I do still have a few more days as your official reccer here, so despite time and tide, I will do my best to make sure I get a few more goodies out to you all before it is all over! Starting with this one:

Story: Waiting for Death
Author: badly_knitted
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 442
Author's Summary: In the aftermath of the bombs going off, Jack lays in the wreckage, trapped and waiting to die.
Characters/Pairings: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness
Warnings: Angst, Drama, Introspection, Missing Scene, Standalone

Recced because: I loved Torchwood. And though this is a 'short but sweet' fiction, it captures the events, emotions and thoughts of the characters very, very well - putting you in the moment of this scene. This author's fictions (mostly in drabble-form) are well worth the time to read! I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I have enjoyed reccing it! But in case you need a touch more convincing, here is a taste of what you will be delving into:

An Excerpt )


Go - enjoy!! And be sure to take time to read more of her work, as it is excellent and always hits the mark!

PhoenixDragon
[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: Tributary, Confluence, Distributary, Fork
Author: Nancy Brown
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4244
Author's Summary: Four hellos and one goodbye.
Characters/Pairings: River Song, Jack Harkness, the Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: River and Jack are both travellers through time whose lives have been permanently altered through their association with the Doctor. But what if their lives had also been permanently altered through their association with each other? Expertly woven through time and space, this fic shows us their first meetings, the power of friendship, and the importance of being in the right place at the right time.

An excerpt )
[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: 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: johne
Rating:  Teen
Word Count:  5000
Author's Summary: Drabbles from ten different alternate universes.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (8th), Lucie Miller,  Ben Jackson/Polly Wright, The Doctor (7th), Ace McShane, The Doctor (4th),  Romana I, Romana II,  Romana III, Jamie McCrimmon/Samantha Briggs (from The Faceless Ones)
Warnings: None

Recced because:  These fics aren't very long, but are very fun and manage to keep everyone in-character (something not easy to accomplish when writing alternate universes).
[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
Story: Purpose
Author: TheBigCat
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3590
Author's Summary: “Now do you see? Bernice Summerfield must die. Can’t you see that she needs to die?”
Characters/Pairings: Bernice Summerfield, Irving Braxiatel, Other Characters
Warnings:  None

Recced because: I have recently gotten into the Bernice Summerfield series of audios and on my search for fics for them, came across this.  This story is intense and exciting; with a unique style that wouldn't feel out of place within the canon of the audios.
[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: Low Town
Author: JJPOR
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 25,810
Author's Summary: A murder on Gallifrey is bad enough; the murder of a prominent Time Lord in the heart(s) of Prydon Academy is even worse. Fortunately, Castellan Spandrell is on the case.
Characters/Pairings: Andred, Borusa, Other Character(s), Romana I, The Time Lords
Warnings: Explicit Violence

Recced because: This was just written a few days ago, but I felt it needed a rec ASAP. If this were a physical book, I would not have been able to put it down. I waited with bated breath for each update on Teaspoon, and it was worth the patience!

This story is deeply suspenseful, with unpredictable twists and turns. Excellent characterizations and descriptions, with a plot that pulls you in so quickly that you won't know what hit you.
[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
*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.
[identity profile] doctorxdonna.livejournal.com
Sorry it's been so long between recs, I've been recovering from a nasty case of the flu.

Story: Welcome to the House!
Author: Masterpwn
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 31896
Author's Summary: Multiple people who have never met each other are selected by a secret organization for unknown reasons and forced to survive in the most terrible place they have ever been in full of traps and monsters. It will take their best to stay alive and find out the truth, but the house will try everything to kill them. Is escape even possible? Will anyone even survive this? 10 go in, 1 comes out... Or so they say.
Characters/Pairing: Amy Pond, Clara Oswald, Donna Noble, Rose Tyler, River Song, Martha Jones, Rory Williams, the 9th Doctor, the 10th Doctor, the 11th Doctor
Warnings: Explicit violence, swearing, several major character deaths

As I've said before, I love a good AU, and this story fits the bill. Perhaps my favorite thing about it though is that we get a whole mess of characters who never got a chance to interact in canon working together towards a common goal. This story is full of surprises, twists, and turns-I never knew what to expect next, which is part of why I loved it so much. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
[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] doctorxdonna.livejournal.com
Story: the sacrament of penance
Author: lyricalprose
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1442
Author's Summary: (Broadchurch crossover). Hardy is not officially a missing person. Yet.
Characters/Pairing: Alec Hardy (Ten) & Ellie Miller
Warnings: Swearing

It's a pity there's only a handful of DW/BC crossovers on the Teaspoon, and this is just one of several that combines the best of both worlds-Hardy is really a chameleon arched Ten. For such a short fic, it's very evocative, giving us snapshots of both Ellie and Ten/Hardy's thoughts and dreams (of Rose and of beaches). It does end on a bit of a cliffhanger-I'm hoping eventually the author will write more. If you like Broadchurch, this is a must read.
[identity profile] scripsi.livejournal.com
Title: Any Colour You Like
Author: Calapine
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2744
Author's Summary: The Master's curious about his future wife.
Characters/Pairings: The Master (Delgado), Lucy Saxon
Warnings: references to self-harm and suicide ideation.

Recc'ed Because: This story is a paradox, but it works nevertheless. The Master invites Lucy Saxon into his TARDIS and she accepts. The Master is curious and a bit uncomfortable, unfailingly polite and perhaps he do things to Lucy’s mind she doesn’t remember after. He may do it to be kind. And Lucy is damaged, which anyone who has survived the Master probably has to be, but she is also not afraid anymore. The chemistry between them too are very interesting and it is a story which can be read several times. It also beautifully and poetically written.

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: A Dalek on the Pull
Author: Beer Good
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 996
Author's Summary: The last Dalek has escaped from the Doctor. Now he's looking for love? You know that can't end well. Daleks really aren't equipped for the modern dating scene.
Characters/Pairings: Other Character(s)
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: So you may have read this author's A Few Things and a Lizard several weeks ago on account of nonelvis' rec. But you may not have clicked through to the author's page and encountered this other gem, as I did. So for posterity's sake, and for the sake of sharing a few serious and possibly injurious belly laughs, I must point it out to you all. Go read it if you need a laugh. And if you don't, read it anyway. You'll find a laugh you didn't realize you needed.

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 :)

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[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.

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[personal profile] nonelvis
This is my last rec for now! If you'd like to rec – and we can always use reccers, old and new! – please leave a comment in the sign-up post, or send me an Ask on Tumblr.

Story: Every Mirror
Author: Shivver
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4,113
Author's Summary: It seems like an eternity to her before he spins on his heel and walks away, leaving her alone on her side of the glass. She will soon discover that in reality, eternity is so much longer.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, Daughter of Mine

Recced because: No matter whether you feel the Tenth Doctor's punishment of the Family of Blood was justified, you'll want to read this unusual story about Daughter of Mine's life in the mirror: her bitterness, her resentment, her stubbornness, and ultimately – in a way – her redemption. Daughter of Mine's anger boils off the page, but as I said in the comment I left when the story was posted, it's a dark tale, but a sympathetic one as well. It's also a very worthy debut for this author on [livejournal.com profile] calufrax.

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