[identity profile] doctorpancakes.livejournal.com
Story: Tea Lovers
Author: kalirush
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 291
Characters: Fourth Doctor, Romana I
Author's Summary: The Doctor and Romana argue over who's going to make the tea.
Warnings: None
Recced because: As if I could resist a story in which Four and flawless Romana bicker over tea. Such a cute little bit of banter, this was. Spot-on!

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[identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
Another Tenth Doctor story—a longer one, this time, since we’re heading into the weekend.  This is set between Series 3 and 4, and the Doctor is traveling alone.

Story: Breaking Up the Ground
Author: Kalirush ([livejournal.com profile] gaia_lulia on LJ)
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 17,744
Author's Summary: Catherine slammed on the brakes. Her car skidded to a stop a few feet in front of the man standing in the middle of the road, hunched over and staring wildly at her car. His features were thin and knifelike in her headlights, and his hand shone red and wet as he shielded his eyes from the glare.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, original characters
Warnings: none

Recced because: I’m an American, and I enjoy reading about my favorite alien visiting my part of the planet.  It’s set in the very ordinary city of Columbus, Ohio.  (If Columbus had a sister city in the UK, it would probably be Leeds or maybe Glasgow.)  The Doctor’s new friends, Catherine and Jessi, are a pair of ordinary women--a lab technician and a grad student--leading a quiet, happy life together in Columbus.  Then Catherine encounters the Doctor: injured and on the run from government agents who have drained most of the power from the TARDIS.  

These are not Mary Sues.  They’re not brilliant or brave or heroic, and they really don’t want to get involved with aliens and intrigue, but when the Doctor is around, so-called ordinary humans often find that they are capable of extraordinary things.

The story mixes drama with humor, and Kalirush gets the Doctor’s voice just right.


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Read it here.
[identity profile] hermitknut.livejournal.com

Story: The Jack of Hearts
Author: Kalirush
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1347
Author's Summary:
Jack and the Doctor consider their circumstances.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Tenth Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Rose
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a sweet and thoughtful piece, and it put these characters in a light that I hadn't seen them before. The two chapters mirror each other really well.
HK


[identity profile] garpu.livejournal.com
Story:  Throwing Us at the Sky
Author:  Kalirush
Rating:  All Ages
Word Count:  15926
Author's Summary:  A Doctor/Martha adventure set at Cape Canaveral, 1981.
Characters:  Ten, Martha

This is a wonderful story about the first launch of the space shuttle.  Kalirush beautifully captures the hope and expectations of that time period, and it's worth reading for the protagonists, alone. 

“1981?” Martha thought for a minute. “Cape Canaveral- this is about a space launch, yeah?”

The Doctor rewarded her with a laugh. “A space launch, indeed! Today, I’ll have you know, is the date of the first space shuttle launch. This is April 10th, 1981, and in about an hour and a half, the shuttle Columbia is going to fly up into space like... like... well, like a ship flying into space.” The Doctor scratched the back of his head, looking chagrined. “That fell a bit flat, there. But there’s nothing quite like it! You humans, going to the stars.”

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Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

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