[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: -less
Author: honeynoir
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 170
Author's Summary: You're Amy Pond.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, the Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's short, sweet, and lovely. Taking place during a beautiful early scene in 'The Beast Below', you get to be in Amy's head, feeling her wonder right along with her. I'm amazed that this little gem hasn't yet been recced, and I'm honored to be the one to amend that.
[identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Story: Bright Shadow (The Don't Be Alone Remix)
Author: honeynoir
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2692
Author's Summary: Amy Pond once said, 'Don't be alone, Doctor.' Vastra is the Doctor's best friend during the dark days.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Jenny Flint, Madame Vastra, Strax, The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: Angst, Character Study, Drama

We have hit the end of my two-week reccing period here at [livejournal.com profile] calufrax - so this will be my last rec. They are all my favorites, but this one is rather close to my heart, so I hope you enjoy it just as much as you have the others. We started off with darkness leading to hope - so let us end it the same way, yes? Thank you for giving these fics a chance - and thank you for letting me share them! But I digress...onto the fiction in question!

Recced because: Once upon a time I wrote a fiction. That fiction was then Remixed by a brilliant author who did such gorgeous work, I should have honestly given her the idea and let her run with it to begin with. This is a selfish rec: honeynoir took a fiction that was semi-adequate (in my mind at least) and made it into a masterpiece of words. She honed and shaped and drew out any beauty within, taking my clumsy attempts at telling a story and creating a world within a world that is just breathtaking to behold.

This fiction is about the Doctor after he lost his Ponds. He has a dark road ahead (long and dark) and he feels no respite from his grief - an unexpected hammer-blow that drives him away from his Girl (also grieving) and into the streets of Victorian London. Lost, angry, confused and overwhelmed, he happens to run into an old friend. A friend that not only understands what he is going through, but also understand the dismay, the crushing surprise of what he has lost. She may not be able to hold the darkness and depression at bay forever, but she can give him a brief rest right now - and maybe someone to talk to when it gets to be too much.

This is a tale close to my heart. This is a fiction that speaks to me on a variety of levels that are difficult to comprehend, because the words used were derived from my own words - and lovingly repainted into a glorious sweep of color, music and vivid image. The author's insight and sympathy to the Doctor's pain is staggering (breath-taking, really), and she guides us on a journey of hope and light when there is none to be had. A hand to hold when the abyss is under your feet. She shows us how even those who are lost can find a way home again. All they have to do is look and one will be found. But don't take just my word for it. Read and know the beauty this author has brought to the page. I guarantee you will wish it never had an end...


Small taste here... )



Ohhh, just lovely!! Truly awe-inspiring. And one last taste of the Darkness...with a hint of purity, light and hope to round it off gorgeously. Please stop and let the author know how much they have moved you. I know that would thrill them to no end (and of course, there is always the 'they'll make more' as a motivator).

Again, thank you all for allowing me to share with you these last two weeks. I certainly hope you have enjoyed all the fictions and authors I have reccomended here and I hope you have found a gem within all of these recs that speaks to you and keeps you coming back again and again.

Until Next Time!

*HUGS*

Mandy
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[personal profile] paranoidangel
Story: Fare
Author: honeynoir
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1886
Author's Summary: The Doctor cooks for Amy and Rory. (Spoilers for Vampires of Venice.)
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: There are two elements to this story, each of them interesting in their own right, but together they make a nice contrast. There's Rory's worry about how Amy feels about him and how she feels about the Doctor, and then there's the humour of the Doctor cooking. Rory is great in this, dealing with the madness around him.

Excerpt )

If you like this story don't forget to tell the author!
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[personal profile] lost_spook
Hopefully, we've all recovered from the anniversary, so I'm back with my regular recs now...

Story: I’ll have to come to you
Author: honeynoir
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1670
Author's Summary: The Doctor maps Clara's lives and learns that she can still surprise him. Oh, and there are Daleks. / 'She was his big friendly button, his reset after the dark days.'
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Clara Oswin Oswald, Twelfth Doctor
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It’s a beautiful look at the Doctor and Clara, in the past and the future, with wonderfully fractured glimpses of her many lives, and the confusion of it for the Doctor. It explores some of the consequences of that, but lightly, and not without humour and there's sharp characterisation in the short snatches that comprise the whole that is the story. It’s lovely.
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: Melancholy Astronautic Man
Author: honeynoir
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 978
Author's Summary: 'She’s lit by starlight, and she looks curious. “What are you doing?”'
Characters/Pairings: The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond
Warnings: None

Recced because: Why does the Doctor need his human companions? It's not just because he sometimes needs someone to stop him. This lovely fic, told from the Doctor's point of view, shows us what else the Doctor needs from his human friends, and why Amy is a friend he particularly needs.

A taste )
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[identity profile] redjaywrites.livejournal.com
Hello! It's me again. Although, woefully lacking in Who icons until I pay my membership fees again. T_T This time I thought I'd try and recc something from every Doctor's era, since I have 2 weeks to recc, so... here we go!

Story: Museum Piece
Author: [livejournal.com profile] honeynoir
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 551
Author's Summary: Time Lady Clara and the cantankerous, broken-down Type 40 TARDIS who refuses to be properly repaired. (Doctor/TARDIS)
Characters/Pairings: The TARDIS, Clara Oswin Oswald
Warnings: Spoilers for latest season finale.

Recced because: Ok so I said I'd start One!Era... I sort of did. This is a lovely little piece investigating the lives and times of Clara Oswin Oswald. I took particular interest in this one because as anyone who knows me will tell you, I take particular delight in Gallifreyan History 101, and it's especially interesting to see a character so-well-written that is simultaneously an outcast, and not an outcast (I actually began this with a similar tale about Susan). It's also hilarious, I mean, I giggled out loud on more than one occasion. It's touching, too, and it's nice to see - again - a similar but not similar interaction between the TARDIS and Clara. Also, spot-on characterisation!
[identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
So here we are at the end of the week and my last day as reccer here. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing these amazing fictions and authors with you and I can only hope you have loved them as much as I do! Even if the fictions I listed were not your cup of tea, I certainly hope you stopped to look over the other works these writers have done. Their tales are well worth the time, and there is something for everyone with each author I rec - including the one below!

So what are we waiting for? Let's take a look at my final rec for this week...

Story: In Which Nothing Matters Besides
Author: honeynoir
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 759
Author's Summary: 'He smiles and his teeth glint.' (Warnings: psychological non-con, bad!Doctor, darkness, creepiness, AU.)
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond
Warnings: Non-Con, Alternate Universe, Angst, Drama

Recced because: One can say I started off rather...mild (for me anyway) with these recs this week, so I figured it was time to bring out the Rawther Big Guns for the last hurrah. And what a good author to end on! I have recced one or two fics by this writer - and for very good reason! The prose, the imagery, the sheer emotion that [livejournal.com profile] honeynoir inspires is more than enough to keep me reading, and this fiction...THIS FICTION. This is horror at some of its finest: creepy and yet compelling, you will find yourself reading, even if you really want to stop (and honestly, why would you want to stop?!). I have no actual words that are adequate for this fiction. I could sit here and blither on all day and still not come up with how it makes me feel. It looks so simple from the first glance - yet the layers in this fiction will have you reading again to see if you missed anything. Horrifying, frightening, yet smolderingly sexy and delicious (yes, it will make you feel this way, even as you know you shouldn't!), this tale fits every parameter of Dark!fic at its finest. Just take a look at see...


Excerpt for the Curious )



Ahhh, utterly smooth and just...sheer perfection. Please stop and let the author know how much she rocks - maybe we'll get more dark gems like this one! And if you have the time, take a look at some of her other fictions, she has quite a few that everyone should read!

Thank you, thank you for hanging out with me this week. May you have a Happy Easter (or Passover) for those who celebrate - and a great week ahead!

PhoenixDragon
[identity profile] ladymercury-10.livejournal.com
Story: Washing Up
Author: honeynoir
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 725
Author's Summary: In which Brian asks and the Doctor answers... maybe.
Characters/Pairings: Brian Williams, Rory Williams, The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: None
Recced because: This is at once a sweet domestic moment and a very sharp character observation. The Pond family leads very strange lives, and this conversation between Brian and the Doctor, while Rory looks on, highlights that. Thoughts of absent friends, things that are hard to explain to your parents, and guilt that can't really be helped are all in play here, softened somewhat by the warmth of family and touches of gentle humor. It's short but very insightful, and the prose is spare and lovely.

excerpt under the cut )
[identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Story: In a Crooked Little House (or aren't we all)
Author: honeynoir
Rating: Teen/PG-13
Word Count: 21,813
Author's Summary: Once upon a time, there was a Girl, and she lived in an enchanted forest.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Rory Williams, River Song, Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Study

Recced because: Yet another rec where the author (in my mind) just has that way with words that captures you, keeps you reading and breathless and blinking after you are done. Reality can be hard to come back to! And with this awesome fiction by honeynoir, reality is DOUBLY hard to come back to. This fiction is a fairytale. No names are mentioned, but then, you already know the characters. She draws on these characters in an intense fashion that leaves you pleased because you know them so well in your heart, but the slant of the tale leaves you wondering what lies at the end of the path in the forest. Will it be a gingerbread house? A wicked witch? None of the above? Or all of them at once? This tale left me shivering, raw and airless with joy, wonder, terror, hope, sorrow and that satisfied feeling one gets when done with a tale that is familiar to us all, yet is new every time you return to it. This is that fiction. Reality will seem so pale in comparison...

Sample Below the Cut )
[identity profile] ladymercury-10.livejournal.com
Apparently the vast majority of my favorites tab is Eleven-era fic, but I'll try to mix things up as far as different characters/pairings go.  To that end, today's second rec!

Story: The man who
Author: honeynoir
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2893
Author's Summary: The Doctor winds up undercover as a teacher in Leadworth, and finds out a bit more about 18-year-old Mels's obsession than he wants.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/River (Mels)
Warnings: None, but the author's note includes this disclaimer: Rating-wise, this belongs somewhere between Teen and Adult. There’s no smut, but they’re still teacher and student. Mels is 18.
Recced because: This is a very clever story in which the Doctor and Mels match wits and size each other up. Honeynoir does a great job of balancing the sexual tension, and the story is very witty and classy. Here's an excerpt:


below the cut )
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: Never Ever Been
Author: honeynoir
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 565
Author's Summary: 'You have saved so many things, tucked them away.' Idris/Doctor. Spoilers for 6x04.
Characters/Pairings: The TARDIS
Warnings: As noted, spoilers for "The Doctor's Wife"
Recced because: It's a story written from the TARDIS' point of view during "The Doctor's Wife," and it's as mad and wonderful as the TARDIS herself.

Try it out )
[identity profile] ladymercury-10.livejournal.com
I was out of town and missed a few days, so I'll post two recs today.  Here's the first one:

Story: Not Quite
Author: Honeynoir
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1039
Author's Summary: He reminds her of someone, but not exactly.
Characters/Pairings: River Song, Duplicate Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a very creative story. I never thought to imagine these characters meeting, but Honeynoir makes it convincing and really lovely. She has a knack for finding the little details that make a description ring true. It has a follow-up piece here, which is equally great.

Here's an excerpt:

click! )
[identity profile] ladymercury-10.livejournal.com
Hello, Calufrax!  I'm [livejournal.com profile] ladymercury_10 and I will be your reccer this week, which is exciting since I've never done this before.  Today we have some post-"Cold Blood" introspection courtesy of honeynoir

Story: Comfort
Author: honeynoir
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 485
Author's Summary: He tries to gather his thoughts.
Characters/Pairings:  Eleven, River, mentions of Amy and Rory
Warnings: Spoilers for "Cold Blood" and other bits of season 5. Also spoilers for "Forest of the Dead".

Recced because: The characterization is excellent.  It's a convincing, subtle portrayal of the Doctor grieving and dealing with his feelings of guilt over the people he's lost.  It's poignant without being angsty, beautifully written, graceful, and concise.  (Can you tell it's really one of my favorites?)

And now I will leave you with an excerpt:

He tries to be normal, but it’s exhausting enough to do it all the time with Amy, and he doesn’t really apply himself. His face falls and he doesn’t even try to hide it. It was comfort he wanted, wasn’t it?
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
How has honeynoir not been recc-ed here yet? Well, that means that I get the pleasure of introducing her to this community :) Her stories are chock full of Eleven and Amy and River goodness. Like, for example,


Story: The Party Don't Start
Author: honeynoir
Rating: Mild teen for mentions of alcohol
Word Count: 2120
Author's summary: The Doctor strode into the great room as if he actually had any business there.
Characters: Eleven, Amy and River
Warnings: none

Recced because: I love how this story is told on the edges of something; you get a sense of the bigger story surrounding this one, but all the plot plays back seat to lovely character moments and witty dialogue. And where River Song is concerned, even a dinner party becomes an enigma.

Excerpt )

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