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Hello, I'm [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook, back for another reccing stint! I'm otherwise known as vvj5 on Teaspoon and I'm very fond of all eras of our show and my recs will hopefully reflect that, with a fair mixture of all fifty years (and counting). So, let's get started...


Story: You Don't Have To Be Mad (But It Helps!)
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1045
Author's Summary: "Doctor, it says right there that it's not supposed to do anything," Amy says. "You've been running scans on it for ages! How do we know it's not some lame time traveling archaeologist joke? 'You don't have to be mad to go running about in time and space but it helps'?"
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, River Song
Warnings: None.

Recced because: What better than a great piece of humour to start off the week? River gives the Doctor a box with a red button on it, which doesn’t do anything at all. Naturally, this is more than the Doctor’s curiosity can stand. It’s very funny, the explanation when it comes is both beautifully simple and very clever, and it’s all completely in character. I loved it; I hope you do, too.
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Story: Hello Spaceboy
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 592
Author's Summary: Metacrisis shmetacrisis. The DoctorDonna does the Eleventh Hour.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, The Doctor (11th), Donna Noble
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic will take mere moments to read, yet cause you undiluted delight whenever you think of it - it was the first fic I thought of when I signed up to rec this time round. (Also: It's Eleven and Amelia plus Donna. What are you waiting for?)
[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
Story: Operation Cuckoo
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 993
Author's Summary: "Hope is a good emotion." The Doctor's got an alien pregnancy. Rose has got baby names.
Characters/Pairings: Handy/Rose
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: Silly crack for Saturday night (or evening, or noon. Or Sunday morning. Depends on where you are). This one takes the ridiculousness of mpreg in both hands, and then puts the Doctor on top (and boy, is Handy here so much the Doctor). We've got Handy getting excited over alien babies' genomes, Rose mocking the Doctor for getting himself pregnant, and names being vetoed. Hooray!
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Story: We Could be Heroes
Author: roachpatrol
Rating: adult
Word Count: 5,605
Author's Summary: Season 6B. The Doctor asks a favor from the Master for Jamie. The Master has a mutually satisfying repayment plan. Two/Delgado!Master/Jamie McCrimmon, plus chocolate.
Characters/Pairings: Two/Delgado!Master/Jamie McCrimmon
Warnings: explicit sex

Recced because: Okay, so I really like Two, and I really like Jamie, and of course the concept of Season 6B is amazing. (For the unfamiliar - the idea is that after Two was captured by the Time Lords, there was a further period where he adventured with Jamie and worked for the Time Lords before regenerating into Three. It's about four parts canon evidence and six parts fannish wishful thinking.) Add to that the fact that I really really like Delgado!Master, and I think you might get why I love this fic so much. It has amazing characterization! It's really sweet and happy and then slightly sad! This is way above your average PWP.
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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Story: Baby, It's You
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4361
Author's Summary: It's New Year's in the alternate universe! What are a half-Time Lord and his intrepid companion to do? Attend a nice party hosted by Richard Lazarus, of course, where there's an anti-aging device that needs disabling and enough running, shouting, and exploding to do to keep them busy all night. Or: What Rose and the alternate Doctor were up to during the End of Time.
Characters/Pairings: Rose/Ten II
Warnings: none listed, but it has one particularly gruesome moment toward the end that's worth mentioning

Recced because: Roach Patrol manages to capture the essence of each Doctor from Ten backwards as an alternate Richard Lazarus's immortality machine has unexpected effects on a half-Time Lord. Her characterization is excellent, and her prose, as always, is beautiful.


If you like this story, please remember to leave the author a comment. Authors like comments, even if they're as simple as "I really like this." It makes us write more.
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm dbskyler, your reccer for the week. I'll be reccing a mix of genres and characters, including some Eleven!fic in honor of the S6 premiere on Saturday, but as today is David Tennant's 40th birthday, I had to start off with Ten!fic:

Story: Baby You Can Drive My Car
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2318
Author's Summary: This is the first day of the rest of Yana's life. (Utopia AU, Ten/Simm!Yana)
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Professor Yana
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is an AU fic with a fascinating premise: what if Professor Yana had never opened the watch? What if he had regenerated, and become a Time Lord again, but had never regained his memory or his identity as the Master?

Well, in some ways the answer is obvious: the Doctor and Yana would end up traveling the universe together, and that is indeed where this fic starts off. Yana has all the boyish enthusiasm here that he showed in "Utopia," and he's very recognizable as Yana, but the fic has an undercurrent that makes it far more than a pleasant bit of fluff. Neither the Doctor nor we can ever quite forget that somewhere inside this affable companion, the Master is waiting to come out.

A sample )
[identity profile] wendymr.livejournal.com
Story: Eight Days a Week
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1089
Author's Summary: Post Journey's End, the Doctor and Rose earn their happy ending. It just takes them a little while.
Characters/Pairings: Duplicate Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: Not unless a warning not to drink anything while reading this counts...

Recced because: Picture this: Rose and the Duplicate Doctor are living in the nice universe. The one with all the friendly aliens. The one where no-one tries to blow anyone up, and when an alien race wants to challenge the Earth for rights to the Solar System they challenge the President to... a cricket match. Oh, and let’s not forget the disparaging aside to Hershey’s chocolate (yes, it really does taste waxy!)

And there are gay Daleks. No, really. This fic is inspired. Sheer brilliance!

Even if you're not normally a fan of Doctor/Rose, give this story a try. I guarantee it's worth it. Have an excerpt to prove it! )

And if you like it, please tell the author!
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Hello, I'm Clocketpatch and I'll be your reccer for the week. I'll be providing you with a mix of Classic, New, and the Sarah-Jane Adventures.


Story: Ad Astra Per Anatis
Author: Roach_Patrol
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 948
Author's Summary: The Doctor is kneeling in the mud by the edge of the duck pond, his sleeves rolled up, his hair sticking up every which way, and he looks like nothing so much as a little boy with a train set on Christmas morning.
Characters/Pairings: Seven, Ace
Warnings: None

Recced because:
There are ducks on the TARDIS. They give a very good impression of being real. I’ve loved this captured moment of TARDIS life for a while now. It is the perfect blend of magic and mundane. Seven ponders possibilities, Ace is bored, and far more is said than is spoken. All in all this is perfect Seven and Ace. Also, the title is both funny and profound. It makes me giggle at least.
[identity profile] allonymity.livejournal.com
Hello! I post as allonym on the Teaspoon and I'm your reccer this week. I'm planning a mix of different types of stories; hopefully there will be something for everyone to enjoy!


Story: Any Time At All
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4327
Author's Summary: AU from The Enemy Within. With the aid of a sack of jelly babies, the Master successfully captures the amnesiac Doctor and his TARDIS. Only, he hadn't really planned out what to do next.
Characters/Pairings: Eight/Master(Roberts)
Warnings:. Swearing

Recced because: This fic is a wonderfully hilarious take on the eternal struggle between the Master and the Doctor. I’d call it crack!fic except there is something very plausible about the Master’s internal battle over the choice between punishing and coddling the amnesiac Doctor. Eight is the perfect Doctor for this fic, with his winsome good looks, and the Master distaste for the Americanisms that his stolen body keeps coming up with is very funny.
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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm Canaan Alexander, and I'll be your reccer this week. What, you may ask, am I doing taking the time to make recommendations when there are so many other projects that I ought to be working on and stories I ought to be writing? I finally decided there were just too many amazing fics that no one else had recced here yet, and it was my fannish duty to make sure that everyone had been exposed to them.

I'll be reccing a fairly broad range of pairings across New Who, Classic Who, and Torchwood, but I'm very Jack-centric, so you'll find he turns up in most of them. :-) And now, on with the show!

Story: Well, You Know
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5006
Author's Summary: It is July in New New York, 099: the dawning of the latest and greatest era of beauty, freedom, truth and love, but mostly love. And when it comes to Rose Tyler and Jack Harkness, a lot of beauty. John Smith is so hopelessly in love with his two best friends that sometimes he thinks he could just about explode. But he's no one special. Not really.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Jack/Rose
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: "Well, You Know" is an AU take on fobwatched!Nine, if he were still traveling with Rose and Jack. Roach Patrol's prose is beautiful, the setting she's chosen is the perfect vehicle for the story she's telling, and the story arc comes full circle so beautifully, it takes my breath away and bring tears to my eyes.
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To wrap up my weekend, I'm going to rec at least two pieces that explore to very different, yet similar aspects of EoT.  This one involves the way the Time War  and what happened to the Time Lords and their fate that  was explored in that episode. 

Story:  Only a Northern Song
Author:  Roach Patrol

Rating:  Adult/R
Word Count: 4381/one-shot
Author's Summary: A dark and nasty little story from the beginning of the Time War. The Lord President Rassilon seeks to educate his Council on the ill-advised nature of disobedience, and demonstrate the consequences of recklessly, deliberately, and repeatedly engaging in said ill-advised action. The Doctor is just the right men for the job. After all, if you can't beat them, change them.

Characters/Pairings: Rassilon, 8th Doctor, 9th Doctor, various other Time Lords
Warnings: graphic rape and torture, character death
Recced because:  I know there are a lot of people who weren't happy with how RTD presented the Time Lords and the effect the Time War had on them in EoT.  I however thought it was quite believeable that war could have driven most of the Time Lords insane.  It also gave me a new theory on how the regeneration from the Eighth Doctor to the Ninth Doctor could have come about.  Thus far this is the only fic that deals with both the Time Lords as we saw them in EoT, in particular Rassilon, and the regeneration we can only speculate about, which runs similar to some of my own theories.  It's a very dark and and chilling story, not for the easily squicked or triggered, but a very vivid and good story nonetheless.

Excerpt )
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Story: and explode into space
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2716
Author's summary: "I'll have to settle down. With a house or something - a proper house with... with, with doors and things - carpets! Me! Living in a house!... Now that, that - that is terrifying." An Impossible Planet AU.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, OCs
Warnings: consent issues, sort of

Recced because: It takes what looks like happily ever after fluffyfic and twists it into something subtly creepy and quite clever. I'm sure most of you who've been following Calufrax from the start know that I'm a sucker for Tenth Doctor horror fic, mostly because I really do find said Doctor to be creepy. So it's always nice to find fic that backs me up on this. What I especially like about Roach Patrol's fic, though, is that the Doctor doesn't even have to go all Oncoming Storm to freak me out. His creepiest moments happen while he's being nice.
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Story: Prime
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,178
Author's Summary: In which young Amelia Pond attempts to seek both her fortune and the Doctor, talks to strangers, feeds a dog, and loses her bicycle in the woods (though not exactly in that order).
Characters/Pairings: Seven, Ace, Amy
Warnings: None

Recced because: This was only posted to Teaspoon a few days ago, but it's so fantastic I couldn't wait to rec it. Roach Patrol perfectly captures little Amelia's whimsy, spirit, and dedication to finding the Doctor, and the way Seven and Ace interact with Amelia is utterly charming. Fairy tale references and thoughts of Scottish companions past (and future) thread through the story, tying everything together so seamlessly, and with such fondness for the characters, that this almost feels like a missing scene from the current series.

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Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

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