[identity profile] cpsd90.livejournal.com
Hi all: I'm cpsd90, and I'll be your reccer for the next two weeks.


Story: Where To Next?
Author: jinxed_wood
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1507
Author's Summary: Martha isn't really sure she believes in happy ever afters.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Mickey Smith
Warnings: Spoilers for The End of Time.

Recced because: I love fic that fills in the gaps in-between episodes, especially (as in this case) some big changes happen, and also fics that follow up with the companions after their official story is over. This fic does both, and in an elegant and concise manner that few fics manage. When I read this fic, it immediately became my head-canon for what must have happened. Although Martha and Mickey have just met here, it becomes clear (without having to be said directly) why they make sense together. But the fic isn't just about how Martha and Mickey ended up together; it's also about Martha finding her own way, on her own terms.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Ending my week on a light-hearted note - hope you've enjoyed my selections.

Story: Are you dead or just glad to see me?
Author: jinxed_wood
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 896
Author's Summary: Another day at the office for Smith & Jones.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Mickey Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because:
I may have mentioned I like crossovers. This one's a beautiful Highlander cross and does real justice to both fandoms, and does it with style. You don't have to know much about Highlander to enjoy it. Just revel in the extent to which Mickey takes everything in his stride - he's come a LONG way!

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Posted using Livejournal's scheduled post thingy, since I may be off line on Sunday. Hopefully nothing will go wrong go wrong go wrong go wrong...
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
I'm [livejournal.com profile] ffutures, Marcus Rowland at Teaspoon, and I'll be reccing this week. Unfortunately the last month or so has been packed with minor disasters, and I've spent most of my time dealing with them, so haven't had as much time as I would like to delve into the archives. I hope that I've found some stories that you'll like and haven't been recced before; all are relatively short, due to time constraints.

Story: A Packet of Crisps and a Retcon Pill
Author: Jinxed_Wood
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1297
Author's Summary: The team have sent Gwen on a mission, if only she could remember what it was. Crossover with Sherlock BBC.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato
Warnings: None

Recced because: Torchwood fic tends towards the gloomy - here [livejournal.com profile] jinxed_wood shows how much fun they can be, and for a bonus gives us an excellent crossover with the BBC's Sherlock. No spoilers, just Torchwood finding out how just how tricky Sherlock can be...
[identity profile] allonymity.livejournal.com
Story: Guess Who’s Coming to Tea
Author: jinxed wood
Word Count: 1,016
Author's Summary: [Discworld Crossover] Havelock Vetinari doesn't know quite what to make of Leonard's bosom friend.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (10th)
Warnings:. none

Recced because: I’m a sucker for a well-crafted crossover, and this one is a gem. The Patrician is perfectly characterized, and his interaction with the Doctor is wonderfully subtle. A must-read for Discworld fans everywhere.
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[identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
Story: Planar Flight
Author: jinxed_wood
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 12189
Author's Summary: It's 1913, and The Farringham School for Boys is haunted by ghosts. Martha suspects foul play, especially when another Doctor arrives on the scene.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (8th),

Recced because: I am a sucker for stories featuring Martha and other Doctors than Ten, but especially for ones featuring Eight and Martha. I'm also a sucker for stories set during Martha and the Doctor's stay in Farringham in 1913. This combines both marvellously and imaginatively.

Martha staggered forward, into the TARDIS. “Phew, you had me going there for a moment–” She froze and looked around her, her eyes taking in the gothic architecture, and the dripping candelabras. A sagging cosy armchair stood to one side of the console, looking ridiculously out of place. Martha eyed the tea cup perched on a footstool beside it. Steam still curled up from its contents.

“Do you want a cup?” a chipper voice asked. “The pot is still fairly fresh.”

“You’re not going to suddenly materialise out of the walls, are you?” Martha asked, momentarily unsure.

“Does that have any bearing on the actual question?”

“Yes, actually, I think it might,” Martha said, a little more firmly. “How the hell did you get in here?”

“Me? Why, I live here,” the voice said.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Story: Blast from the Past
Author: Jinxed Wood
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2046
Author's Summary: Martha's first call to the office, at UNIT, holds a surprise for her she hadn't expected. Sequel to 'The House Call'
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Unspecified Companion
Warnings: None
Recced because: The death of Nicholas Courtney earlier this year gave us another character to remember, the Brigadier. This is a lovely story which shows him doing what he does best; acting as a foil for the other characters, Martha Jones and Sarah Jane Smith. Although it's a sequel, it works perfectly well on its own.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Story: The Choice
Author: Jinxed Wood
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1298
Author's Summary: [Highlander Crossover] For a moment, as he took the boy’s head, it seemed that the heavens were ripped open, and Methos, through the howling, bleeding pain of the quickening, was almost sure he'd seen something on the other side.
Characters/Pairings: Romana II
Warnings: None

Recced because: Someone once described Highlander as the "little black dress" of crossovers, fitting in almost anywhere. Accordingly there are lots of Highlander / Whoverse crossovers, of very variable quality. Some of the best have been written by Jinxed Wood. In this one the oldest Immortal encounters Romana II post the Time War, and has to make some difficult choices.
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Story: A Vampyre More Accursed
Author: jinxed_wood
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 7519
Author's Summary: On their way back from Cambridge, Earth, the Eighth Doctor and Romana find themselves shunted off to 19th century Switzerland, and a dark and stormy night with Mary Shelley and Lord Byron. (Set after BF's Shada)
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor, Romana II, K9
Warnings: None. (Although please bear in mind it was written before Big Finish’s Company of Friends).

Recced because:Vampires with this group of historical characters was, of course, begging to be done, but this is a lovely piece and every bit of the Doctor and Romana’s banter here is a joy. (I can absolutely hear Eight on the subject of buttercups). It’s the sort of fic that leads the reader to wind up like the Eighth Doctor himself – dancing around telling everyone else how good it is. (And the ending is priceless.)
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Story: Condimental Chat
Author: jinxed_wood
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 543
Author's Summary: [ A Doctor Who/Stargate: SG1 Crossover] Jack O'Neill's grilled steak sandwich goes very, very cold.
Characters/Pairings: Nine, Jack O'Neill

Recced because: Part of the author's First Meetings series, a group of unrelated crossovers. This is my particular favorite of the group. It's far too short, but so in character. In the way that two grumpy, battle-hardened old men can be. :)

EDIT: Now with correct linkage! sorry!
[identity profile] silly-cleo.livejournal.com
Story: The Choice
Author: jinxed_wood
Rating: All ages.
Word Count: 1298
Author's Summary: [Highlander Crossover] For a moment, as he took the boy’s head, it seemed that the heavens were ripped open, and Methos, through the howling, bleeding pain of the quickening, was almost sure he'd seen something on the other side...
Characters/Pairings: Romana II, Methos (from Highlander)
Warnings: It's a bit sad?

Recced because: I will cheerfully admit I've never seen any Highlander of any form ever but I still love this fic. It's so simple. Romana meets Methos, presumably after the Time War and it's really rather sad and lovely. They go well together. Their reactions to each other are great and her sadness over the Time War is palpable. (Sadly, I fail at planning a little and decided to pile on all my vaguely angsty recs to coincide with the finale.)

I imagine you would get even more out of it than I have if you are familiar with Highlander.

Anyway, that's me done for the week. It's been an absolute pleasure reccing to you all! :)
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[identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
This week I intend to share the Martha love and the Donna love about equally. Some fics will be short, one is very long.

Enjoy !

Story: Lifelines
Author: jinxed_wood
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 23077
Author's Summary: Martha needs to spread the message but, in order to do that, she needs to stay alive - something Derek Reese is very good at. (Crossover with The Sarah Connor Chronicles and set during the year-that-wasn't.)
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Derek Reese (SCC)
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: I'm a sucker for YTNW stories and this one is excellent. Don't worry if you've never seen The Sarah Connor Chronicles - I haven't, and I still thoroughly enjoyed this well written story. I love the way jinxed_wood develops the relationship between Derek and Martha from his initial distrust and almost-dislike of her, through to a strong friendship.

The stranger cursed under his breath. "Great, just great," he said, as he swung up onto the manhole ladder and closed it.

"It’s okay, it's gone," Martha said.

"Not for long," the stranger said grimly, as he clicked on a torch, and drove a bolt home on the manhole… a bolt?

"Since when do manholes have bolts locks?" Martha asked.

The stranger gave her a look, as if she'd asked why was the sky blue "We'll need to move fast," he said. "They won't come down here on their own, not anymore, but they will travel in packs, and we'’ll want to be somewhere else when that happens."

"We do?" Martha’s eyes had become accustomed to the light of his torch. He was tall, wide shouldered, and moved like he'd been doing this for years. "You’re military?" she asked.

He looked at her. "It knew your name," he said. "I've never heard one of those things call a human by its name before."

Martha sighed wearily. "Yeah, it'’s a long story."

"Is it the kind of story that'’s likely to get me killed?" he asked. He grabbed Martha by the elbow and steered her down the sewer tunnel. Martha let him; it wasn't as if she knew where they were going. Which reminded her…

"Where are we going?"

"You'll know when we get there," he said tersely.

"Why won't you tell me now?"

"So you won't blab if we get caught before we reach it."
[identity profile] lyl-devil.livejournal.com
Story: Dimensional Curves
Author: jinxed_wood
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 9045
Author's Summary: A rift in time and space leaves Romana stranded in the wrong timeline, and with a rather difficult Doctor...
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Romana II, Donna & cameos by K-9 and the Fourth Doctor
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: I love this author. Anything she writes I will read, and through her I've developed a deep love for Romana. This story has all the angst and humour and friendship you expect from the Tenth Doctor interacting with a Romana from his past, and all in just the right amounts. Reading through the story, you definitely get the feeling that these are two old friends who know each other still, despite all the time and wars that separate them. The characterizations are great, and the storytelling is fantastic.

Then there's my favourite scene with Donna and Romana, and it just doesn't get any better than that!

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