[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: Dead Things
Author: rosa_acicularis
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2381
Author's Summary: Rose always did have a thing for dangerous older men. A Pete's World crack!fic.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Jake Simmonds, the Tenth Doctor, the Duplicate Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: I love a good crack!fic, and this one is especially noteworthy because its humor isn't silly, it's deadpan -- a trick that I didn't realize could even be pulled off in a fic, let alone pulled off as well as it is done here. Rose Tyler becomes a vampire between "Doomsday" and "Journey's End," and if that's not cracky enough for you, plenty of vampire tropes get skewered here, too. (Did I mention that I also love fics that skewer tropes?)

Try it out )
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Story: Girl of Steel
Author: rosa_acicularis
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4414
Author's Summary: "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a blonde!" Rose Tyler has superpowers, a secret identity, and a really uncomfortable pair of tights. Remind you of anyone?
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Ten, Mickey
Warnings: none

Recced because: The author calls this a "demented AU", but I call it brilliant. This is a cracktacular romp through the Superman mythos with Rose as our heroine: she works at the Daily Planet with Lois, she fights crime, and she meets a skinny stranger with beeping devices who also has a secret alien identity. The story is both hilarious and, at the end, deeply touching. It also features a terrific cameo from Mickey, and with lines like “I’m an intrepid girl reporter. I know all sorts of things.”, how can you go wrong?
[identity profile] ladymercury-10.livejournal.com
Hello!  I'm [livejournal.com profile] ladymercury_10 (Lady Mercury on the Teaspoon) and I'll be your reccer this week!  I'll mostly be reccing Eleven-era, but I've tried to make sure it's a good mix with some other-era and multi-era fic as well.  

Story: Songs of Innocence and Experience
Author: rosa_acicularis
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2898
Author's Summary: Amy Pond is twenty years old when she wakes in the middle of the night and sees a strange woman standing in her garden.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Rose Tyler
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a lovely, bittersweet character piece where Amy and Rory meet Rose when all of them, in their respective timelines, have been left behind by the Doctor. Rose is searching for the Doctor across every world and time, and she happens to land in Amy's back garden during the two years after Prisoner Zero. The author does a wonderful job capturing all the characters and their voices.  It really feels like an era-crossover that could happen.
[identity profile] stellastars.livejournal.com
Hello! I'm [livejournal.com profile] stellastars and I'm excited to be reccing here at [livejournal.com profile] calufrax again this week. I'll be sharing some of the stories that have caught my attention, including a mixture of Classic and New Who, Torchwood, and SJA. To get us started this week, here's a bit of humor to brighten your Monday!

Story: Possibilities, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bananas
Author: rosa_acicularis / [livejournal.com profile] rosa_acicularis
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 13,660
Author's Summary: Rose Tyler lives the life fantastic, her feet on the ground and her head in the stars. A Pete's World fic. With bananas.
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler, Jake Simmonds, Mickey Smith, Pete Tyler, Rose Tyler, OC, The Doctor (10th), Rose/Ten, Jake/Mickey
Warnings: None
Note: Though finished recently, this fic was begun before Series 4 aired. It contains spoilers and canon only through The Runaway Bride.

Recced because: This fic is LOL-funny and laughter makes the start of any week better. The premise of the story is hilarious, there's a fun Jake/Mickey subplot, and Rose's younger brother (author-created and named "Reggie") adds humor that only an eight-year old could bring. Plus, with phrases like The mysterious bananary continued the language itself will put smiles on faces. (Just try saying the word "bananary" and see if it doesn't make you grin!) But this story is more than laughs, too. As the tale progresses and the culprit behind the bananary revealed, the reader sees a Rose who has matured as an individual: she's built a life for herself without the Doctor and has a firm sense of her place in Pete's world. This well-developed characterization gives the story substance and (combined with the humor) makes for an incredibly satisfying read. I hope it will brighten your day as much as it did mine!
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[personal profile] mysticalchild_isis
Story: The Rather Odd Couple
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rosa_acicularis
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1361
Author's Summary: "You can't spend the rest of your life crying. It annoys people in the movies." - Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. An angst-free look at life after Journey's End.
Characters/Pairings: Rose/10.5
Warnings: None

A wonderfully silly and fun take on life for Rose and 10.5 after "Journey's End". The humor flows smoothly throughout the story without ever feeling over the top, and the banter between Rose and the Doctor reads like some of the better (and funnier) episode dialogue.
[identity profile] wendymr.livejournal.com
Yesterday, completely coincidentally, [livejournal.com profile] isiscaughey and I both recced short but meaningful ficlets. Today, she's recced a crackfic, so I'm going for a complete contrast: dark-ish, twisty, plotty fic (with a bit of ship).

Story: The Devil You Know 
Author: Rosa_acicularis / [livejournal.com profile] rosa_acicularis 
Rating: Adult
Word count: 13516
Author’s summary: Better the devil you know than the devil you don't. The question is: how do you know the difference? Rose and the Doctor after Journey's End.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (Duplicate 10th)
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Explicit Violence, Swearing

Reason for Recommendation: Journey’s End, and in particular the creation of the Duplicate Doctor, has spawned a thousand fics. Amid all of them, this one stands out. Why? Well, partly because it’s so very well-written; if you’ve never read Rosa_acicularis’s work before, this won’t be a surprise to you, and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Second, it stands out because of the clever, brilliant plot: fascinating, gripping, roller-coaster what the hell is happening here? I won’t give any of it away - including a certain guest character who I hope will take readers by surprise - because, seriously, this story must be read without spoilers. Suffice to say that I was gripped from the first three lines, and she kept me breathless throughout. Even if you’re not a Ten/Rose fan, I almost guarantee that you’ll enjoy this story.

First few lines below the cut, just in case you need any further inducement: )

[identity profile] avarill.livejournal.com
Story: But Broken Lights
Author: rosa_acicularis
Rating: PG
Word Count: 34162
Author's Summary: "I thought you and me were...I obviously got it wrong." Rose and the Doctor after The Age of Steel.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose
Warnings: None

Recced because: Let me first say that I don't ship Ten/Rose -- but I do appreciate good fic in general. Considering how many Ten/Rose fics have been recced here, I was astonished that this wasn't one of them and it really deserves to be. For my money, rosa_acicularis writes the best Rose in the business, and this story is exceptionally well-written. It's heartbreaking and hopeful, and basically about the immense gulf that can exist between two people who understand one another perfectly but just can't seem to communicate.

Oh, and did I mention the fire-breathing manatee?

Rec: Humans

Jul. 5th, 2008 01:57 pm
[identity profile] cakeordeath44.livejournal.com
Sorry for my hopelessness at posting!

Story: Humans
Author: rosa_acicularis
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1706
Author's Summary: Six people, six stories, six seconds. Six voices, and the evil that men do. A post episode fic for Midnight.
Characters/Pairings: Other Characters
Warnings: Spoilers for Midnight

Recced because: This fits the tone of the episode of Midnight perfectly: Dark, introspective and very, very human. Six of the characters are given their own little story and they fit perfectly. I would but unfair to pick a favourite because they are all so amazing but the Hostess is phenomenal. It is a superb piece of work.
[identity profile] dameruth.livejournal.com
Story: "Near"
Author: rosa_acicularis / [personal profile] rosa_acicularison LJ, too.
Rating: All ages.
Word Count: 976
Author’s summary: "Memory is a funny thing." The Doctor, after Utopia. (Now inconsistent with canon.)
Characters/Pairings:  Ten/Rose, Captain Jack Harkness, Martha Jones
Warnings: Ending of "Utopia," "Doomsday."

Recommended because:  The author has a brilliant understanding of Ten/Rose; their "voices" and feelings always ring perfectly true in  her stories.  This is a brief interlude, posted just after "Utopia" aired (hence the slight AU-ness of it) that is beautiful, funny and heartbreaking, written with clean, polished, scalpel-like precision.  An angsty start to the week, but hey,  Mondays are kinda angsty by nature, right?  ;)
[identity profile] tardis-stowaway.livejournal.com
It's my turn to rec!  *dance of joy*

Series
Amor Mundi
Author:  rosa_acicularis
Rating:  Teen
Word Count: 10,929 and 10,431
Author’s Summary: A girl, a forest, and the big bad wolf - it's a story you've heard before, and you'll hear it again. Once upon a time.
Characters/Pairings:  Rose, Ten, the Master (Simm), and a veritable who’s who of New Who, most notably Jack and Martha.
Warnings:  Disturbing themes, swearing.  As the author puts it, “contains Dark, Wrong, and Not Good themes.”  Also, do not read while eating pineapple pizza or just before bedtime.

Recommended because:  Frankly, I’m amazed that nobody has recommended this series before.  It will knock your socks off and then knit you more socks just so it can knock those off too. In the first story, “Do I Twist, Do I Fold,” Rose encounters the Master/Harold Saxon.  It’s so true to character, vividly descriptive, and plausible that it somehow entered my personal canon even though I wished to believe no such thing happened.  You will shiver, you will pump your fist in the air and shout “Boo-yah!” (or other goofy expression of triumph), and you will worry about it long after you’re done reading. On top of that, Rosa_acicularis writes some of the best banter in the biz.

In the sequel, “Good Night,” the Doctor dreams.  It’s surreal, hilarious, complex, and frightening.  The story is stuffed so full of meaning that the author even wrote a commentary (not necessary to enjoying the story, but may add some insight and extra laughs).  This incredible story puts S3 in a blender with fairy tales, Alice in Wonderland, and that intense nightmare you once had featuring everyone you’ve ever met, the one you just couldn’t seem to wake up from.  I cannot recommend it enough.

Excerpt time!




[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Story: The Boy Who Killed Time (The Last Love Song Remix)
Author: rosa_acicularis
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: There are ghosts in the TARDIS, and music in the corridors.
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones, Jamie, Susan, Leela, Eighth Doctor, Rose, Romana, many other cameos
Warnings: none
Word Count: 8,840

Recced because: Written for this year's Remix fest (and with the author revealed just in time for me to use it as my last rec of the week), this story takes the excellent original, The Boy Who Killed Time by [livejournal.com profile] netgirl_y2k (previously recced on the comm here!), pulls out the original idea and, by changing the point of view character, creates a brand new piece of art. There are consequences to playing with time, the Doctor learns, and as reality fades, the ghosts come out of the woodwork. This story alternates deftly between lightness and a deep chilling fear, and uses the whole DW canon to create a piece of poetry; the writing is intensely good, the characterization superb, and the emotional impact is gut-wrenching but entirely truthful. The scene with Leela and the Eighth Doctor on Gallifrey is my particular favourite, with its bang-on observations, but this is really a story to be enjoyed as a whole, as it slots together with grim determinism, a love song indeed – to the entire concept of the show. An astonishingly good piece of work.

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