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Greetings, [community profile] calufrax! I know it's been a little while, but we're back, and I'm going to kick things off with two weeks of recs. (I'm still looking for reccers starting in late March, too, so please volunteer if you're interested!)

Story: Extract (Artificial Vanilla is Cheaper)
Author: livii
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 907
Author's Summary: This has happened more times than he'd like to admit.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Warnings: Noncon/dubcon

Recced because: I was going to use this first rec to take advantage of our new rule allowing previously recced fics, but when I checked back through the comm archives to find out when this story had last been recced, it turned out ... it hadn't been. Which is frankly shocking, because it's a hell of a story: a dark look at how the Tenth Doctor and Rose might have had a damaged, dysfunctional relationship based on other relationships they'd had and lost. I've shipped Doctor/Rose for years, but I still love a story that explores how things could go terribly wrong, and this is unquestionably that story. It's short, but it packs a hell of a punch.

excerpt, after the cut )
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[personal profile] nonelvis
Posting on behalf of Styrofoam monster on Teaspoon.

Story: Set Yourself on Fire
Author: livii
Rating: all ages
Word count: 1081
Characters: Leela/Jacobi!Master
Summary: War, in fragments: Gallifrey's two greatest defenders.
Warnings: none

Recced because: This fic imagines the Master and Leela as warriors of Gallifrey, bound together by their determination to protect their home. They are not friends, but comrades-in-arms, sharing something deeper than trust in the cataclysm of the Time War. The prose is sparse and evocative, and the relationship the two share is uncertain and oddly beautiful. Leela is proud and brave; the Master is proud and almost brave. But the ending shows where they differ.

Excerpt: after the cut )
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[personal profile] lost_spook
Story: Lodestar
Author: livii
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1197
Author's Summary: There is power in the ordinary, he thinks, there is power in the old.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Warnings:

Recced because: It’s a wonderful fic that encompasses new and old and the ways in which they’re tied together. It’s so beautifully written – and it makes complete sense that the Ninth Doctor after what he’s just come through, goes back to the beginning to find reaffirmation: to his very first human companions. As the story says There is power in the ordinary, there is power in the old.
[identity profile] annauq.livejournal.com
And for today’s rec we are back to the Time War. No Romana this time (it was tempting but I realise not everyone likes her as much as I do).

Story: Nightmare Child (The Bad Dreams Remix)
Author: Livii
rating: all ages
word count: 1843
author's summary: "O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space—were it not that I have bad dreams." Susan, in the Time War.
characters/pairings: David Campbell, Leela, Susan Foreman, The Doctor (8th)
warnings: none

recced because: Instead I have a story with Susan, who is another fascinating character in Doctor Who canon because there is just so much we don’t know about her. Firstly, this story is a haunting character study of her; and secondly, I am always fascinated by stories which explore the relationship of the Time Lords with Time. This fic brilliantly contrasts that Time Lord life with Susan’s life on Earth through a collection of fragments. The result is a story about growing up, taking responsibility and facing consequences.

So many of Livii's fics have been recced here already, which I think shows that this is a fantastic fic. So go and read it.
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[personal profile] neveralarch
Hello, Calufrax! I am back for my third go at reccing, and I hope it goes as well as the last two times :)

Story: Deuteragonists
Author: livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1037
Author's Summary: They're both the heroes of this story.
Characters/Pairings: Peri Brown/Mel Bush
Warnings: None.

Recced because: in my bookmarks, my notes section for this fic just says 'Lesbian Space Pirates!' I guess I... thought that was enough? I mean, it's enough for me. In case you need more: this fic is a fun and enthusiastic take on two characters that weren't always best served by their scripts or by the fandom. Mel and Peri really shine in this fic, and it's great to see them together, having adventures all their own.
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[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: The Real Mother Goose
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 4,465
Author's Summary: Amy Pond has lost her baby girl. She has a week to find her.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Amy Pond, Anji Kapoor, Dodo Chaplet, Mel Bush, Nyssa, Polly Wright, River Song, Rory Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: An alternative take on a 'A Good Man Goes to War', in which Amy uses River's Vortex Manipulator and goes on a bittersweet journey to find her daughter - and meets some of the Doctor's old companions along the way...
[identity profile] derekmetaltron.livejournal.com
We’re onto day four of the Metaltron Marathon of Whofic picking. The penultimate episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day is on today for those in Blighty (whilst you lucky Americans get to see the final one tomorrow) so I figured I should pick something today of a Torchwood number. And what’s better than a nice dose of AU harking back from the very first series?

Story: Live In Infamy
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1425
Author's Summary: Things did get worse after Pearl Harbour. AU for 1x12, Captain Jack Harkness.
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Tosh, Owen, Gwen, Ianto.
Warnings: Some Angst and eventual Character Death.

Recced because: This is actually an AU I considered writing myself once but never got round to, but in all honesty I’d say livii had done as great and sombre a take on this logical AU – what if Jack and Tosh had to remain in 1941 after all – and sees these two characters go through the slow path together, tearful and happy moments both. It’s a dark story but it also has one of my favourite rare pairings – Jack/Tosh. This very episode this story branches out of gave them some nice chemistry together and it forever made me wonder afterwards what this would have been like as a pairing, much as I adore Owen/Tosh and Jack/Ianto.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
I'm [livejournal.com profile] ffutures (Marcus Rowland on Teaspoon), and I'll be reccing from May 2nd to the 8th. No special themes this time; just a mixture of straight whofic and some crossovers, different eras, etc. I should maybe mention that I don't consider Who/Torchwood/SJA to be separate universes, so don't count stories that involve more than one of them as crossovers.

Story: Every Jumped-Up Agency
Author: Livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1645
Author's Summary: Not even an alien invasion's straightforward at 13 Bannerman Road.
Characters/Pairings: Clyde Langer, Harry Sullivan, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Owen Harper, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings:None
Recced because: With the recent death of Elisabeth Sladen I particularly wanted to begin with a story that featured Sarah Jane Smith, but with a fun story rather than angst. Eventually I found this, a nice example of the humorous possibilities of tampering with the fabric of space and time.
[identity profile] macadamanaity.livejournal.com
Story:The Bees, The Bees (The Five Times Donna Met the Doctor Without Realising It Remix)
Author:livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1777
Author's Summary: How d'you find the Doctor? Just look for trouble, and he'll turn up. [Remix of A Different Man by aralias]
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Ace McShane, the Doctor (2nd, 5th, 8th, & 9th)

Recced because: One of my favourite things is watching Donna Noble be magnificent with no need for help or encouragement from anyone else, and this fic has that in spades. On top of that, this fic also sets up the ‘bees are disappearing’ theme from Series 4 beautifully and hilariously. I particularly enjoyed the scene between Nine and Donna--what I wouldn’t give to have seen them travel together if it was like this!
[identity profile] faience.livejournal.com
Howdy, Calufrax! [livejournal.com profile] faience here with recs for the week. Expect no rhyme or reason to the week's recommendations, but a (hopefully entertaining) mix of classic and contemporary (sometimes in the same fic!). And with that, let's start Monday off with... 

Story: Knit One, Purl Two
Author: livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1521
Author's summary: Fitz, Evelyn, and a jail cell. And some knitting. All in a day's work for Fitz Kreiner, ladies' man.
Characters: Eight, Fitz, Evelyn
Warnings: none

Recced because: Did you see that character list? Yes, ladies and gents, this fic features both Evelyn Smythe and Fitz Kreiner, both with spot-on characterization: hilarity (and a surprising amount of adorable) can't help but ensue. The Doctor makes only a brief appearance, letting the companions steal this show.
[identity profile] elliptic-eye.livejournal.com
Story: Suffragettes
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1135
Author's Summary:
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Jenny (from "Human Nature"/"Family of Blood")
Warnings: none

Recced because: Martha's connection with fellow servant Jenny is generally quickly forgotten by fandom (and by the episode itself). But this fic takes the brief glimpse we got, capitalizes it, and brings a nuance and life to the period that Martha and Jenny lived—together.

Suffragettes captures everything that was just offscreen but could be felt: the camaraderie, the little mundanities of a borrowed life (that was still a life), the humiliation. The anger. And it explores a bonus dimension between Martha and Jenny, as well. I first read this when it was first posted, and it still bowls me over a bit.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] elliptic-eye.livejournal.com
Story: Bright Young Thing
Author: livii
Rating: All ages
Word count: 1,243
Author's summary: She traces a pattern in the slushy ice: a woman, weeping. Susan, and the time vortex.
Characters/pairings: Susan/Ace, Susan/Rose, One
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's amazing to me that a character who left the show in 1964 seems to become increasingly more fertile ground for fic, rather than less, as the show evolves. This fic packs a lot into a small space by twining several eras' strands around each other: a look at the Doctor's relationship with Susan, and what drove him from Gallifrey; the fallout for Susan herself; and a compelling combination of ideas from S3 with canon from earlier eras, especially as achieved by combining Susan with later characters. Mostly, though, it's just beautifully sad and one of my favorite characterizations of Susan. The juxtaposition of her strength and frailty brings her to life.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: No Ordinary War
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1052
Author's Summary: The Time War, as viewed from the outside.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Hex Schofield, Seventh Doctor
Warnings: Heartbreak.

Recced because: I actually hate [livejournal.com profile] livii for writing this story because it broke my heart into a million little pieces. It's beautiful and horrible and, as I'm sure anyone who reads Who fan fiction is well aware, her writing is always magnificent. I don't actually want to say anything about the plot, so no spoilers. Just read it.

a small taste... )
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[personal profile] amaresu
Story: Den of Thieves
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 897
Author's Summary: "You've gone for ages, you've already gone, you're still here, just arrived, haven't even met you yet. It all depends on who you are and how you look at it. Strange business, time."
Characters/Pairings: Mel/Ace/Seventh Doctor
Warnings:

Recced because: Space Pirate Mel is a favorite trope of Mel fans. Here livii presents a bit of a darker look at this trope. The Mel presented is still Mel, but she's a bit darker, a bit less carefree. This is a lovely character story of how Mel might have turned out.

excerpt )
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
(I'm so sorry! Slight technical difficulties. I promise I'll get all the recs in by the end of the week.)

Story: Zoetrope
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3098
Author's Summary: Sarah Jane Smith comes home.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith/Sergeant Benton/Harry Sullivan
Warnings: Awesomeness

Recced because: This story was written for me, so it should be no surprise to anyone that I'm reccing it. But the truth is, even if it hadn't been written for me this would still be one of my top five favorite Who stories EVER. It's got everything I could possibly want. Hope and love and companions realistically dealing with the aftermath of their time with the Doctor. It also has one of the greatest Brig cameos in the history of fanfic. I love this story so much it's ridiculous.

A small taste... )
[identity profile] ionlylurkhere.livejournal.com
Story: Let There Be Light
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: Teen
Word count: 1100
Author's summary: "Fire, fire, burning bright," Gwendoline sing-songs. She stops, frowns. "No, that's wrong; the lion, the leopard, the roaring jungle." Ace creates her own story.
Characters/Pairing: Ace/Gwendoline
Warnings: none

Recced because: Ghost Light is my favourite Who story of all time (at least on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every third Sunday), and in amongst the many, many wonderful things going on in there (it's got more meat to it than most stories twice its length) is one of the best Ace's-girlfriend-of-the-week plotlines with Gwendoline. There's songs and crossdressing and everything. [livejournal.com profile] livii's lyrical, almost dreamlike style is a perfect fit for the strange, febrile atmosphere of the story, and an excellent springboard for exploring the link between these two women beyond what we saw on screen.
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[identity profile] carawj.livejournal.com
And another one to make up a little for my fail earlier in the week.

Story: Ocean-Going Ships
Author: livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1174
Author's Summary: Some cries for help are far less straightforward than others.
Characters/Pairings: Jo Grant/Rose Tyler, The TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: This seems to be the week of femmeslash recs, which is always a good thing! This is a fascinating idea that has been put together brilliantly, and the language is absolutely beautiful, dreamy and haunting. It's a wonderful look at Rose and what she might have gone through during her dimension-jumping, and it has fantastic Jo voice. The last line in particular is just completely perfect.
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[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
And this is my last rec for the week! Looking back on it, I realise my tastes are a lot more eclectic than I thought - and there's no Martha fic! (Well, there was, but somebody beat me to the punch, unfortunately :-P) I hope you enjoyed the stories and, remember, feedback is an author's candy - drop them a sweet!

Story: Whitsunday
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Wordcount: 1,136
Rating: All Ages - Femslash
Author's Summary: There's a woman with a motorcycle waiting to ferry her home.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane/Tegan Jovanka

Recced because: Seriously, I have to answer this? This story has one of the most marvelous descriptions of Ace I've ever read, and the imagery in general is just wonderful. Go read!
[identity profile] silly-cleo.livejournal.com
(Incidentally, I'm sorry for not posting the last couple of days! I shall be making up for it with these two and one more later today!)

Story: From Monte Carlo, With Love
Author: livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2254
Author's Summary: The quest is the quest. Throw in a couple of pirate hats, and stir.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Hex Schoffield, Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Jake Simmonds, Ace/Hex, Rose/Mickey/Jake, there's some other mixes as well, like a bit of Rose/Ace.
Warnings: None

Recced because: I ALMOST feel bad reccing something of [livejournal.com profile] livii's because her stuff is so uniformly good it speaks for itself but this one is just so much fun. I love the glimpse into what Rose and Mickey and Jake got up to and what they were like together in the alt!verse. I love the similarities drawn between Rose/Mickey/Jake and Ace/Hex because to me at least, Ace and Rose are quite similar, as are their relationships with the men in the fic and that really works well, I think. They're just a really good pairing and threesome to throw together, they've got a lot in common and they snark so well. To top it all of, they're thrown together in a very fun, caper-ish type adventure thing with silly costumes! Don't be put off if you haven't met Hex before, [livejournal.com profile] livii has his voice and his relationship with Ace down really well so you could arguably use this fic to work out whether you might like him or not!

And have an excerpt. )
[identity profile] biichan.livejournal.com
Story: Stray Birds of Summer
Author: livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1781
Author's summary: "The Doctor, despite how he shows off, can’t do quite everything, you know." The TARDIS is hiding some secrets.
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Rose
Warnings: Sureality. Lovely, lovely sureality.

Recced because: Crazy, surreal, beautiful femmeslash where Martha wanders into an unfamiliar part of the TARDIS and meets one of the ghosts in the machine. The prose is very dreamlike and it might all be a dream after all or a dream of a memory—and if someone is dreaming it, who is? The Doctor? The TARDIS? Martha? There's no definite answer to any of it, just a bit of birdsong, and that's all the better. I've only recently discovered this fic but I already know it'll be one I'll be coming back to again and again.
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[identity profile] drho.livejournal.com
Story: Past the Last Exit
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1111
Author's Summary: "She can't be tamed," the Doctor says, "and she might not stay." Hex tries to love her anyway.
Characters: Ace McShane, Hex Schofield, The Doctor (7th)

Recced Because: Hex was new to me, when I first read Past the Last Exit, but Livii artfully brings him to life and Ace and Hex together, while honoring Ace's independence and her life with the Doctor.
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[identity profile] avendya.livejournal.com
Apologies for the lack of recs the last couple days; I've been down with a nasty flu.

Story: Kodachrome
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2349
Author's Summary: "She's memorable, Martha Jones. He never had a chance."
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Harry Sullivan
Warnings: none

Recced because: This is the story that completely sold me on Martha/Harry. For those of you who haven't read anything by livii, yes, Martha and Harry have never canonically met. If that prevented us from shipping them, we wouldn't be in fandom, would we? It's a beautiful portrait of Harry, and life with(out) the Doctor, and knowing the future.

(Also, it includes lines like: "He realizes that even with ten years' warning, he's still incapable of making sensible conversation, and so the floor collapsing underneath them is a stroke of terrible good fortune." Enough said.)

Excerpt )
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: The History of the Kings of Britain
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1336
Author's Summary: Ancelyn and Bambera: happily ever after, with sword fights.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Bambera, Ancelyn
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is another one of my all-time favorites that I am thrilled I got the chance to rec. The author absolutely nails the characterizations here, to the point where this story is now my personal canon. There is no doubt in my mind that this is what happened after Battlefield. It funny, it's charming as hell, and by the end of it you are almost as in love with these two as they are with each other.

a small taste... )
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[personal profile] nonelvis
Story: Sugar, Sugar
Author: Livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1,450
Author's Summary: "Come on," Martha said, "hop on the back of my scooter; there's just room enough for two." 1969 has unexpected pleasures.
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Harry Sullivan, Ten
Warnings: None

Recced because: When I put together my rec list for this week, I had no idea that [livejournal.com profile] livii would be one of my fellow reccers, or that another one of her Martha/Harry stories would be linked this week. But I'm reccing this story anyway, because it's lovely.

I have a soft spot for any fic in which the characters accidentally (and temporarily) have to live normal lives, and 1969 fic falls squarely into that category. Pairing Martha Jones with Harry Sullivan, who would have been her contemporary at the time, makes this particular 1969 fic that much more special. Bumbling, slightly stuffy, sweet-natured Harry meets his match in Martha, a relationship [livejournal.com profile] livii has explored in other stories, but this one recounts their earliest days together – a first meeting with the accident-prone Harry, and subsequent dates that culminate in Martha's revelation that she's somewhat more than she appears to be. It's a charming love story between what looks on the surface like a very unlikely pair, but by the end of this story, Martha and Harry seem made for each other.
[identity profile] pimpmytardis.livejournal.com
Story: Sullivan and Jones, Medical Mysteries Our Specialty
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3761
Author's Summary: Saving the world, one duck-person at a time.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan/Martha Jones
Warnings: None given

Recced because: Possibly the flagship story for [livejournal.com profile] the_twodoctors. Livii writes a charming, endearing Harry and spot-on Martha. They fight crime save the world some more, fall in love, and just might get that fairy tale ending. Maybe.
[identity profile] eponymous-rose.livejournal.com
Story: Clyde Langer: Man from Mars
Author: livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3,587
Author's Summary: The year was 2015. Clyde Langer had a degree in Economics and Management. He needed a job. Something with aliens would work just fine.
Characters/Pairings: Clyde Langer/Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Harry Sullivan/Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith/John Benton, Emily Chaudry/Francis Currie
Warnings: None

Recced because: For one thing, there is not nearly enough fanfiction that features the characters from The Sarah Jane Adventures, and there is not nearly enough fanfiction that features the characters from Big Finish's UNIT audios, and there is not nearly enough fanfiction that features characters from both, and draws on Doctor Who's long history with such precision and excellent characterisation and makes it all so fun. Clyde Langer's future spells itself out here, with the tongue-in-cheek humour and occasional moments of real profundity that suit him so well.

A sample... )
[identity profile] in-the-end.livejournal.com
Story: She'll Be Superb
Author: livii
Rating: All ages
Word count: 1673
Author's summary: Romana's improved upon the Doctor's technique by quite a bit.
Characters/pairings: Romana II/Tegan, Romana II/Rose, Romana II/Ace, Romana II/Jo, Romana II/Zoe, 9th Doctor, Romana I
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a story about a Time Lord travelling the universe in their TARDIS picking up human women. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Only it's not the Doctor it's Romana. Livii's Romana is fun, very Time Lord-y (yes, that's a word) and just great to read. Plus we see little snippets of what life is like travelling with some of the Doctor's other wonderful companions, not forgetting herself. Multi-era stories are my absolute favourite, and this is a great example of why I love them.
[identity profile] biichan.livejournal.com
Story: literally, the stars in their eyes
Author: livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1370
Author's summary: The universe isn't big enough for the two of them. AU after Claws of Axos.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor/Delgado!Master, Benton
Warnings: none that I can think of

Recced because: It's the Third Doctor and the Delgado!Master trying to do domestic together and failing utterly. It's funny and witty and so very, very true. And because it's by livii, it goes without saying that the character voices are flawless. I could quote you all my favorite lines from this fic, but I'd end up quoting the whole fic. Just read it. It's good and unless you're completely allergic to slash or to Classic Who it will make you smile.

You might think a TARDIS, with its infinity of rooms and being much, much bigger on the inside than it is on the outside, would be plenty big enough for two normal-sized, humanoid Time Lords.

You'd be dead wrong.
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[personal profile] amaresu
Story: Can't All Be Wedding Cake
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 928
Author's Summary: Getting up the nerve to pop the question to Ace requires a man to be made of stern stuff.
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Hex
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's spot on Hex. From his awkwardness to the planning out how to propose to the ways in which things go wrong.
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[identity profile] whochick.livejournal.com
Story: Punk Rock Girl
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2267
Author's Summary: In which it's retro night, strange girls with pink hair have code names, and Hex is spoiled for any other girl, ever, at the tender age of eighteen. Where's your head at?
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Hex
Warnings: None given, but there is a sex scene in there.

Recced because: It's such a brilliant depiction of Ace at her most human and strong. There's a whole subplot going on in the background and livii manages to make it central to the plot and both completely unimportant to the majority of the word count. Brilliant. Review this fic - it's got a single, solitary review and it's worth so much more despite it's brevity.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Here is the first of my two longer-story recs in honor of making it through to midweek.

Story: Collected Ficlets
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: All Ages through Adult (each ficlet rated separately)
Word Count: 11,828 (most ficlets are under 500 words)
Author's Summary: What it says on the tin - a collection spot for drabbles and ficlets of ~1000 words or less.
Characters/Pairings: Nyssa/Tegan, Jack/Susan, Rose/Adam, Rose/Jabe, Sarah Jane/Benton, Sarah Jane/Benton/Harry, Benton/Yates, Benton/Jo, Harry/Benton, Barbara/Susan, Master/Brigadier, Master/Jo, Third Doctor/Jo, Romana/Duggan, Rose/Nancy, Tenth Doctor/Jo, Tenth Doctor/Martha, Seventh Doctor/Rose, Rose/altverse!Suzie, Rose/altverse!Sarah Jane, Rose/Benton, Jack/Ace, Martha/Harry, Martha/Sarah Jane, Ace/Hex, Fifth Doctor/Nyssa
Warnings: nope

Recced because: These are simply amazing. They just might be my favorite thing in all of Who fan fiction, and I don't say that lightly. I don't know how she does it, but [livejournal.com profile] livii manages to pack so much into these little stories. Entire worlds and relationships and so much emotion in tiny snapshots. And I really think there is something for everyone here. Whatever pairings or characters you prefer, whether you enjoy angst or humor or action, it's all there. And the best part is, it looks like she is going to continue to update the masterlist as she writes more of these ficlets, so bookmark this page, people!

(PS. As an added bonus, Benton stars in a number of the stories and she writes him fabulously.)

here's a taste from my most favorite of the ficlets... )
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[identity profile] scarlettgirl.livejournal.com
Sorry about the earlier, peek-a-boo duplicate rec. Great minds? I've now double-checked my rec list and it's clean. I was determined to post a "happy" fic today so, onto to the Monday fun!

Story: from up here you can barely see the ground
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4,248
Charcters/Pairings: Rose, Mickey, Jake, Alt!UNIT
Author's Summary: Making it in the new world, with extensive documentary and military backup

recced because: I absolutely adore Alt!World Rose-Mickey-Jake buddy fics (eta: punctuation changed to save [livejournal.com profile] doyle_sb4's sanity) and this is one of the best of the lot. The dynamic between the three characters is amusing, irreverent and filled with caring and admiration, when they're not teasing each other without mercy, that is. A fic where Rose is happy, living a full life and having adventures of her own is a rare thing, Mickey and Jake are the icing on the cake. This is joyful fic with a slightly cracky twist that only adds to the sense fun.

excerpt )
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[identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
Marvellous Martha Jones

I'm recommending Martha Jones-centric fics all this week but they're not all Martha/Ten.

Story: Harry, Who Understood
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Author's summary: Dying's a bit interesting. She has a boyfriend; they save each other.
Characters: Harry Sullivan, Martha Jones
Warnings: Spoilers for TW 2:06 Reset
Word Count: 1509

Recced because: It was [livejournal.com profile] livii who sold me on the pairing of Harry Sullivan and Martha Jones and she's the chief advocate of the pairing. In this lovely missing scene fic we see that Martha has discovered in Harry Sullivan a man whom she can trust and love.

Harry takes her in his arms, ignoring the looks he earns from the people around them.
"Martha," he says gently, "Doctor Martha Jones, you've studied, you've worked, you've walked the Earth and you are the doctor now, you know. The definitive article, as it were, to me."
She smiles at that, real joy lighting up her eyes. "You keep saving me, Doctor Sullivan," she says, laughing as he furrows his brow in confusion. "I love you."
He kisses her and she remembers touching all the stars in the sky.
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[identity profile] shinyjenni.livejournal.com
Story: Fall Fast, Fall Free (Fall With Me)
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1115
Author's Summary: The stories they tell are not true; it travels in time as well as space. Steven and Dodo, and what wasn't.
Characters/Pairings: Dodo Chaplet, Steven Taylor, The Doctor (1st)
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a beautifully written look at some characters who don't get nearly enough fic about them. The writing is incredibly lyrical and precise, with not a word wasted or out of place. The characterisation of Steven is particularly good. The sweetness of the first section is balanced but not compromised by Steven's realisation in the second, which gives the story a real edge. It's a story that stays with you.
[identity profile] pontisbright.livejournal.com
Story: Make Her Some Great Princess, Six Feet High
Author: livii
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 824
Author's Summary: "Write your own story then," Zoe says. "We're in a land of fiction. We can do anything we want."
Characters/Pairings: Zoe/Victoria
Warnings: none

Recced because: it's what the companion role is all about: characters who aren't just piggybacking onto a Time Lord's wacky fun, but learning how to live 'the adventure inside of them'. Zoe, with her superbrain and sparkly arse, already knows this - so when she runs into Victoria Waterfield in The Mind Robber's Land of Fiction, she's the ideal person to help her to write her own story. Sweet, funny, and - if it doesn't sound too absurd - empowering. And did I mention the sparkly arse?
[identity profile] biichan.livejournal.com
Story: they are the lantern (and you are the light)
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2065
Author's summary: "It does not matter," Leela said, throwing back her shoulders. "We are together now. We shall live each day as it comes." An attempt to knit a love story of sorts for Andred and Leela.
Characters/Pairings: Leela/Andred, Romana II, Torvald,
Warnings: Spoilers for the first two seasons of the Gallifrey audios.

Recced because: Somehow livii takes Leela and Andred--a canon pairing that even the writers, actors, and producers involved thought made very little sense--and gives them a love story to believe in. It's passionate and heartbreaking and just a little bit epic. All livii's character voices are strong and the story is written both clearly and eloquently. Of all her fics, it's my personal favorite.

As livii says herself:

Later, neither of them could satisfactorily explain why they'd offered, or accepted. But to those who understood love (so, so few on Gallifrey, cold, barren Gallifrey), one look at their faces whenever they smiled, whenever their hands brushed together, it was plain as day.
[identity profile] violetisblue.livejournal.com
Story: Red Double-Decker Buses Like You See In Science Fiction Pictures
Author: Livii
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: Funny enough, it's the sweetest declaration of love she's ever heard. --or-- "He really went around, saying 'I'm the Male Nurse', and people took him seriously?"
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Mrs. Moore
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a funny, sweet but not sappy, inevitably melancholy story of one of my favorite companions who wasn't--Mrs. Moore from "Rise of the Cybermen"/"Age of Steel"--and her too-brief acquaintance with the Doctor. I like the amusing little details of life in the Cyberverse, and the sparky dialogue between her and Ten, and the underlying tension and fear that neither of them can quite disguise. Perfectly and concisely encapsulates how things could have been between these two characters, which made me all sad at the very non-fixit ending. Still, you know, they'll always have the Male Nurse.
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Story: Crystal Palace One, The United Legions of the Planet Zartog Nil
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1353
Author's Summary: The plan was of course a bit more complicated than that, but what it boiled down to for Mickey was standing outside the Palace dressing room at the beginning of the second half, dressed in Clinton Morrison's strip, after having clubbed Morrison over the head (apologetically) and stolen his clothes.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Mickey, Rose
Warnings: None

Recced because: Aside from having the best title ever, this fic is a hilarious romp in which aliens attempt to take over the world one football team at a time, and Mickey gets to save the world in the most perfect way possible. Team TARDIS is in fantastic form in this one, [livejournal.com profile] livii has a great narrative humor and snappy dialogue, and I was laughing like an idiot throughout. What more can one ask for? I won't post a snippet other than the one [livejournal.com profile] livii chose above, because I'd basically end up quoting the whole thing here. Short, sweet, fun, read!

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