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Author: Meadowlark
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 120
Author's Summary: At a UNIT office party, Jo needs a dance partner.
Characters/Pairings: Jo Grant, Mike Yates, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings:  None


Recced because: This fic is short, yet very cute and actually feels very in-character for these three.
[identity profile] scripsi.livejournal.com
Title: Armagnac at 4 a.m.
Author: rutsky
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1036
Author's Summary: The base sleeps, but Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart can't. He can appreciate friendship, however.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, Third Doctor
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: This is such a lovely little story about friendship, focusing on the Brigadier.

Excerpt )
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Hello again! I'm here to rec all the way up to Christmas and the Christmas special, so let's go! I wanted to rec this fic the last time I recced here, but I hit my maximum number of recs. Here it is now:

Story: Venusian Aikido and Associated Disciplines
Author: Sproid
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1631
Author's Summary: Featuring Benton learning fancy karate from the Doctor, and an annoyed Brigadier who keeps walking in on them with their hands all over each other.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor/John Benton, Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart/John Benton/Third Doctor, Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart/John Benton, Corporal Bell/Jo Grant, John Benton/Mike Yates
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: I love the interactions between Three and the UNIT crew featured here. I also like how the fic features Three's signature* Venusian aikido and shows him teaching it to others, not against the Villain of a Serial. And a jealous Brig tickles my id.

Venusian aikido is mostly featured in Three's serials, but other Doctors have used it in expanded material
[identity profile] jjpor.livejournal.com
Story: If Found, Please Return
Author: Llywela
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 31,474
Author's Summary: Crossover between Classic Who and The Professionals. UNIT and CI5 would have been around at about the same time in the late 1970s. CI5 weren't keen on other agencies treading over their perceived jurisdiction and UNIT were learning to cope without the Doctor after his departure from Earth. So what happened when they found their investigations overlapping?
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Harry Sullivan, Sergeant Benton, UNIT, plus crossover characters
Warnings: Some violence

Recced because: I don't know about you, but I love a really well-done crossover.

For the uninitiated, The Professionals was a British crime/action series that first aired on the ITV network between 1977 and 1983. Martin Shaw played Doyle, a "sensitive" (by the admittedly low standards of the average late 70s British male) former cop with an astonishing perm; Lewis Collins was Bodie, an ex-military hardman with a murky past and huge shirt collars. Together, they worked as agents for "CI5", a fictional crime-fighting department headed by the tough, no-nonsense George Cowley (Gordon Jackson out of Upstairs, Downstairs and The Great Escape). They regularly cut pesky legal corners and "fought fire with fire" in order to settle the hash of various gangsters, terrorists and anybody else foolish enough to tangle with them. They always drove cars with reckless abandon and frequently got into fisticuffs and shootouts with that week's villains before invariably "getting" the girl. They were even more reprehensibly macho (and unintentionally slashy in their relationship) than you might imagine, but the involvement of Brian Clemens, of The Avengers fame, meant that the self-consciously gritty proceedings were often lent a certain wry humour and sense of quirkiness.

In other words, crossing The Professionals over with Doctor Who, and even better teaming Bodie and Doyle up with the post-Terror of the Zygons UNIT lineup of the Brigadier, "Mr" Benton and Harry Sullivan, is as far as I'm concerned a stroke of fanfictional genius. Not only is it fun to see how the latter-day UNIT go about trying to deal with an alien threat without the Doctor's assistance, and to see how the agents whose day job involves dealing with human crimes react to one of their investigations suddenly colliding with otherworldly happenings, but all of the characters are portrayed deftly and true to themselves. You don't need to be familiar with the crossover to appreciate how well Bodie and Doyle are delineated from each other very economically via dialogue and the ways they respond to events, while at the same time the Brigadier and Cowley, on the face of it quite similar authority figures, are revealed to be very different in outlook and approach. One of the real strengths of this story, though, is that as well as everything else it is an excellent portrayal of a post-Doctor Harry Sullivan, who gets plenty of opportunities to do stuff and to shine while he's doing it, as well as the author taking time to think about some of the obvious and not so obvious ways that his time aboard the TARDIS may have left its mark upon him.

On top of the characterisations, there is also a genuinely complex and well thought out plot to be going on with, beginning with a pair of linked mysteries and gradually coming together to resolve itself neatly in the end. There are very well-written action sequences and some neat detective work by our teamed-up heroes, and the author-created aliens around which the plot revolves manage to be menacing and sympathetic at the same time. Throughout, the author demonstrates a keen eye and ear for the various tropes and distinguishing characteristics of British TV shows of the era in which the fic is set, and not just the obvious, endlessly-parodied ones either. I will say only this; there is one moment involving a car seat which had me shaking my head in admiration at the vivid period feel of this piece.

So, as you can see, I liked this one very much and I hope you will too. Take some time to read and absorb this fic, and then (I hope) tell the author what a fine piece of work it is.


A Taste )
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Story: Life Goes On
Author: Llywela
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 49785
Author's Summary: Case-file. The Doctor has left UNIT…but life goes on without him and so do extra-terrestrial incursions. When mysterious fissures appear and unidentified aliens attack, Liz Shaw finds herself drawn back to UNIT after an absence of several years, while a newly returned Sarah Jane Smith is wondering what the future holds for her, now that her dearest friend has left her behind.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Harry Sullivan, Liz Shaw, Sarah Jane Smith, Sergeant Benton, UNIT
Warnings: no standard warnings apply

Recced because: After the Doctor leaves UNIT, several of his former companions and colleagues investigate a mysterious alien. I'm not usually someone who likes reading longer fics, and especially chaptered works (especially when those chaptered works are abandoned without a conclusion). I remember seeing this years back on [livejournal.com profile] who_daily and falling in love with it after the fic was completed. I find the mystery in this fic compelling. I couldn't stop reading this one, and I'm glad I did!
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Story: The Eggs of Destruction
Author: Primsong
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 33,461
Author's Summary: The Third Doctor and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, searching for a possible Silurian outpost on the Isle of Wight, discover more trouble than they had bargained on when someone begins using the local population of seagulls as weapons.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sergeant Benton, Sea Devils
Warnings: None.

Recced because: One of the (many) things this author excels at is fic that reads like a pitch-perfect missing adventure, and this is certainly no exception. Add to that a carefully researched setting, that it's in effect also a wonderful exploration and celebration of the Doctor and the Brigadier’s relationship, cap it off with a whole lot of punning chapter titles, and, really, the whole thing is just a complete joy from start to finish.
[identity profile] scripsi.livejournal.com
Story: Home?
Author: vvj5
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 8360 words
Author's Summary: Donna asks a reasonable question and the Doctor bends the laws of Time and Space to answer it. Which obviously involves two Doctors, UNIT, the Master and a nasty mess in the space/time continuum.
Characters/Pairings: The Third Doctor, the Tenth Doctor, the Master (Delgado), Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Donna Noble, Jo Grant, John Benton, Mike Yates
Warnings: None stated

Recced because: I love this story! The various interactions between the characters are hilarious and their voices spot on. I must confess to a special fondness for The Brig and Donna interacting with each other. I think they would have got along wonderfully if they ever had had a chance to meet. But there are several delightful scenes here, the Doctors bickering with each other, Jo realising that Ten is the Doctor and the Doctors joining forces to annoy the Master, for example.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] scripsi.livejournal.com
Hello! I’m [livejournal.com profile] scripsi here and Dancingsalome at Teaspoon. This is my first round of reccing and I hope you will enjoy my recs as much as I have!

Story: Friends In High Places
Author: nostalgia
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1753 words
Author's Summary: In which Torchwood completely fail to locate the Doctor while he's pretty much on their doorstep.
Characters/Pairings: The Third Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, Jack Harkness, Donna Noble, the Tenth Doctor, The Master (Delgado), River Song, the TARDIS
Warnings: None stated

Recced because: The Doctor is thinking of getting a pet snake, the Brigadier fudge personal files and the Master takes a part time job at Torchwood. What is not to love? The fic consist of a couple of short scenes with various characters that are described spot on and why they want to find, or hide, the Doctor. I laughed out loud several times while reading it.

Excerpt )
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Story: Another Fine Mess
Author: Lyaka
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 6310
Characters/Pairings: Three, Nine, Twelve, Missy, The Master (Delgado), The Brigadier, Twelve/Missy, Three/The Master (Delgado)
Author's Summary: Twelve gets careless in the lab and accidentally whips up a space/time paradox. The Brigadier is not amused. (Shameless multi-era sass fest.)
Warnings: None

Recced Because:

It's funny. It's really, really, really funny. Lyaka has written a comedy of witty sass, dark humour, forbidden love, and enough snark to cause a temporal paradox. Watching Doctors from different eras bicker at each other is something I always enjoy, and this fic delivers on that premise in spades. I dare you to get through it without giggling.

A taste under the cut )
[identity profile] jjpor.livejournal.com
Story: United Resistance
Author: mercury64
Rating: All Ages on Teaspoon; I would probably say "Teen" if it were my own fic
Word Count: 4,973
Author's Summary: What is the strange object that has crash landed in the north of Scotland? What connects it to a similar incident in the Russian Ural Mountains? What really happened at Tunguska in 1908? Will Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and U.N.I.T. find out the truth?
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, John Benton, Mike Yates, Other Character(s), UNIT
Warnings: Some combat-related violence and descriptions of same, in one instance self-administered

Recced because: As sincere as my admiration is for what I have seen of the Twelfth Doctor up to now, there is one issue where I cannot in all conscience agree with his position. I think somebody once said something about hating the game rather than the player, and while I certainly agree with the Doctor that war and war-related activities are to be avoided if at all possible, and are definitely not to be encouraged, I can't really get alongside the blanket condemnation of soldiers. What, after all, was the Brigadier if not the most soldierly soldier ever to wear the uniform? And while they may not always have agreed on methods and approaches, the Brig and the Doctor were, I think it is fair to say, pretty fast friends after a certain point, and forever after.

You see, I've always had a certain sympathy for the Brig and the UNIT boys. As much as I love the characters and admire the stories in which they appear during the Two, Three and Four eras, they seem to spend a lot of time as stooges and fall-guys, making the Doctor look clever and capable at their expense. And when it actually comes to action against alien threats, they tend not to fare too well. Admittedly, they are fighting well out of their weight class most of the time, but I think I prefer it when they show at least a modicum of professionalism and competence.

And that, to come finally to the point, is the reason I really like this fic. It gives us a glimpse at classic UNIT in action without the Doctor to call upon (he's off on another jaunt, possibly to Peladon or somewhere), and they actually manage to survive and do a reasonably credible job. They don't exactly come to grips fully with the particular extraterrestrial menace they're facing, and they end up resorting to methods that would probably earn a scornful rebuke from the Doctor if he were on the scene, but in the Brig's own words from Battlefield, they do the best they can. The author also clearly has a bit of knowledge of matters military and brings it to bear providing the kind of small details that make the UNIT operation portrayed here seem very believable. The fic is also very nicely written with lots of great little character touches (of course Mike Yates would blithely get his African countries completely mixed up, and of course Sgt Benton seems to be two steps behind everybody else, while the Brig portrayed here is definitely the harder-edged less cuddly Brig of Season 7), some fun OCs (I chuckled a bit at the names used for the various lower-ranking UNIT soldiers) and a pleasing cameo from another Who supporting character who wasn't part of the UNIT years but has been linked with them in the spinoff media.

All this, and references to "real"-life "world of the unexplained" type goings-on too. Take a look, and if you like it (if you're a UNIT well-wisher, I'm sure you will), leave some words of appreciation for the author.


A Preview )
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Story: Spies Like Who?
Author: Clarissa
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 9622
Author's Summary: What happens when the TARDIS lands outside John Steed's flat in 1960s London? A Doctor Who/The Avengers Crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Rose Tyler, Sarah-Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: One of my current fandom obsessions is Marvel's Avengers. So naturally I went looking for Avengers crossovers for this bunch of recs... and found a story I enjoyed several years ago, which has nothing to do with Marvel but a lot to do with Avengers; the original British team (accept no substitutes). To my surprise it looks like it's never been recommended here, neither has anything else by this author. It's time to change that, with a fun crossover set in the Swinging Sixties!

A small sample )
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Story: Before We Rest
Author: Sproid
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2352
Author's Summary: Benton looks after a slightly injured Brigadier, and sets some doubts at rest in the process.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart/Sergeant Benton, UNIT
Warnings: None

Recced because: I find this short piece, looking into the lives of some of our friends from UNIT, touching. And I like hurt/comfort when it's done well. It's certainly done well in "Before We Rest."
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Story: Felis Catus Temporus
Author: Lissy_Strata
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 6032
Author's Summary: The Doctor needs Peri's help, but can she stop laughing long enough? (This fic has evolved into a series of unrelated cat stories.)
Character/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Third Doctor, Second Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, Peri Brown, Tegan Jovanka, Nyssa, Ace McShane, Second doctor, Polly Wright, Ben Jackson, Jamie McCrimmon, Jo Grant, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Delgado!Master, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Sarah-Jane Smith, K-9
Warnings: Kitties

Recced Because:

Awwww, who's a kitty! Mostly the Doctor. Though several companions, enemies, and by-standers are also affected by acute Felis Catus Temporus in this adorable sequence of fic which answers several important, kitty-related questions such as: What happens when K-9 meets a kitty? Do kitties get along with nitro-9? Can you put a kitty in a fez?

If you want to know, read on and find out (just be aware that the resulting cute may leave you incapacitated with kitty!love for an unspecified duration…)



A Teaser-Taste )
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Last rec of the week! Remember, if you're interested in reccing fics yourself, we're always looking for volunteers – just drop me a line at our sign-up post.

Story: Jo Grant, Assassin for Hire
Author: vvj5
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,222
Author's Summary: A girl’s got to keep herself in platform boots and plastic daffodils, after all.
Characters/Pairings: Jo Grant, Third Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings: none

Recced because: I'm genuinely shocked this hasn't been recced yet, but all that means is that I get the pleasure of doing so myself. Jo often doesn't get enough credit as a companion; she's perceived as "the ditzy one," and sure, she can be a bit flighty, but what if that's just a characteristic masking a far darker talent? After all, no one said assassins for hire had to be dour, serious folks; they could just as easily cheerfully stab someone with a knitting needle or feed someone some festively decorated poison cakes. And thus Jo acquires a new backstory I'm perfectly willing to believe is true, although I suppose your mileage may vary there.

Excerpt: after the cut )

Rec: Found

Jan. 20th, 2014 03:50 pm
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Story: Found
Author: Fayza
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4,605
Author's Summary: The Brigadier has his hands full when an alien escape pod lands.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart/Liz Shaw, Captain Yates, Jo Grant, Third Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: UNIT is used to dealing with the strange and unusual, but not always peacefully ... which makes the arrival of an alien baby more than a little confounding, especially for the Brigadier. He might have a daughter of his own, but that doesn't necessarily make him comfortable dealing with an alien infant, and his substitute for a temporarily absent Doctor – Liz Shaw – isn't entirely happy at being drawn back into UNIT's unique brand of chaos, either. (Not in the least because it reminds her of certain inappropriate feelings she'd had for her supervisor.) But the plot isn't why you should read this story, although it's a good one; no, you should read it because it's really a sweet-natured character piece with emotional depth for both the Brig and Liz, written with such thoughtful attention to voice that I had no trouble hearing each character speak in my head.

Excerpt: after the cut )
[identity profile] lyakahime.livejournal.com
Story: Prey of the Cheetahs
Author: neveralarch
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5869
Author’s Summary: There are strange things happening at Cambridge, and they seem to be connected with the appearance of a black cat. (A Three-era retelling of Survival.)
Characters/Pairings: Three/Delgado!Master (also Three/Cheetah!Delgado!Master); the Brigadier, Jo Grant, Liz Shaw, and Sergeant Benton
Warnings: none

Recced because: Do you like cats? Do you enjoy this pairing? Then you, like I, probably spent the entirety of Survival with your jaw unhinged at the sheer amount of slash on the screen. I love the fandom trend of rewriting Survival with different Doctors and Masters, and this Three-era retelling shines, with well-written dialogue and characterization. For bonus points, it showcases the old-school UNIT crew, even to the point of including both Liz AND Jo. It’s just a shame there will never be a televised episode in which Delgado gets to rub up against Pertwee like an oversized cat.
[identity profile] lyakahime.livejournal.com
Hello, Calufrax! I’m [livejournal.com profile] lyakahime (Lyaka on the Teaspoon). Thanks for having me. I’m a shipper, so most of what I rec will have some kind of relationship in it, but I’ve got a mix of pairings at the ready to entertain a variety of tastes. And now, without further ado…

Story: Placebo Effect
Author: Bagheera
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2411
Author’s Summary: The Master falls into his own trap.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor/Delgado!Master, the old-school UNIT crew
Warnings: None

Recced because: Lighthearted without being frivolous, humorous without being cracky, and introspective without being melancholy, this lovely little fic has such perfect balance that everything seems effortless. There’s a real skill in taking one of the oldest, most overwrought clichés in the book – in this case, the mythical soul-bonding stone – and turning it into something that’s not only plausible, but has the reader cheering along. (How does she do this? The title provides a clue.)

Optimism and cheer are the tone of the fic, but there are currents hiding underneath that make me keep coming back to reread it. Insecurity is a powerful demon and one that never seems to quite stay dead. I’ve struggled with it, and I know many other fans do too. Beneath the good humor and banter, the deeper themes of self-esteem and security are deftly handled here, and the whole poses questions each reader will answer differently.
[identity profile] brunhilde-1013.livejournal.com
Story: Within A Mile Of Home
Author: sleepismyfriend
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3924
Author's Summary: Eleven takes Amy to Bannerman Road, only he encounters a few more than he expected once he arrives.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Jack Harkness, Jo Grant, Liz Shaw, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Tegan Jovanka, The Doctor (11th), Wilfred Mott, Luke Smith, Amy Pond
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: To round off the week, a return to the multi-era ensemble cast - just look at that list of characters!  Full disclosure requires me to say that the author is one of my friends, but this is one of those stories that I'd have to admit to loving were it written by my worst enemy.  Plot takes a backseat to a beautifully-written interlude of friendships and nostalgia that still manages to feel fresh, and the interactions between the Doctor's former companions and friends are delightfully genuine.  I particularly love the portrayal of Amy, who bounces around full of teasing energy but clearly holds a great deal of affection for the Doctor - and, of course, the centre of the story is the eternal relationship between the Doctor and Sarah, which is dealt with in a sensitive and nuanced manner.  It really is one of my favourite stories, and one that reminds me just why I love the show so much.

Thank you for having me for the week, guys, and if you enjoy the recs then don't forget to go and tell the authors all about it!
[identity profile] brunhilde-1013.livejournal.com
Story: A Man's Game
Author: atraphoenix
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3009
Author's Summary: Science is a man's game, but Liz Shaw likes to think that she knows how to play along.
Characters/Pairings: Liz Shaw, The Brigadier, Sarah Jane Smith, UNIT.
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: An early rec today (it's just past midnight in my part of the world!).

One of the strengths, I think, of Classic Who is that the lack of focus on the companions' personal lives leaves them far more open to interpretation than their more modern counterparts.  This in particular is an interpretation I love: Liz, trying to find her place as a scientist in a male-dominated world, and figuring out how to deal with her sexuality in a world that is, across the timespan of the story, not entirely accepting - if it is at all.  The counters to this are the Brigadier, who brings some real warmth to all his scenes, and Sarah Jane herself, who dances and flirts her way through this in perfect character.  Liz is (as I may have mentioned) one of my favourite companions, and this story more than does her justice both as a scientist and as a person.
[identity profile] blackrose42.livejournal.com
Story: Rosemary and Time
http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=41783
Author: Memory Dragon
Rating: PG-13
Summary: UNIT has finally found the Master, who went missing a month ago after being wounded. Relieved to hear the news, the Doctor finds that there's something still wrong with the Master. Uses the Master’s backstory from the Doctor Who novel “The Dark Path”, but reading the novel isn’t necessary to enjoy the fic.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor, (Delgado) Master, Jo Grant, the Brigadier, Doctor/Master pairing.
Warnings: None.
Recced because: Why should it always be the Doctor who loses his memory? This fic is a clever look at what would happen if the Master suffered amnesia. It’s a lovely, funny, sad, bittersweet story about what would happen if the Doctor and the Master were able to be friends again.
Excerpt: “It was, surprisingly enough, the Brigadier who made sure that no one commented or were allowed to collect on bets when Koschei had taken to sleeping in the Doctor's TARDIS, rather than the flat UNIT had provided for him. Or unsurprisingly, considering the man could be very discreet and the less said about office romances the better. The Doctor was more amused than anything, but he could tell Koschei at least appreciated the courtesy. Jo had been very put out, however, since she'd have won at least fifty pounds by his reckoning from earlier conversations he'd overheard.”
[identity profile] jjpor.livejournal.com
Story: Every Rank Begins With N
Author: Brunhilde
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 689
Author's Summary: Another universe's Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart. Comes with severe warning for craziness!
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart/Dr Elizabeth Shaw ...or are they??
Warnings: None

Recced because: Well, the title and the severe warning in the author's notes really say it all more clearly than I probably can. Taking inspiration from Inferno and its eyepatch-wearing fascist Brig (and nasty fascist doppelgangers of the other S7 UNIT stalwarts), this fic explores the terrifying upside-down world that is the universe where...every rank begins with "N"!

It's one of those crack!fic premises that might seem a bit too silly (if that's even possible) at first glance, but it's not the only excellent joke and clever idea this fic has going for it (and after a couple of paragraphs you'll in any case find yourself going with the flow and chortling along anyway - or that was my experience, anyway). It's also poking affectionate fun at those much-loved (in my corner of fandom, at any rate) alternative-universe segments of Inferno and the horrible world they briefly sketched out (I don't know about you, but the allegations made about Brigade Leader Lethbridge-Stewart and Section Leader Shaw have the ring of truth about them as far as I'm concerned).

And on top of that, even, it's also subtly sending up the whole concept of mirror-universe episodes so beloved of television science fiction and the idea that in order to really mark that this isn't the world we know, you need some easily-identifiable visible gimmick. Like fascist!Brig's eyepatch. Or Spock's beard, to bring That Other Fandom into the proceedings. As well as fully revelling in that sort of thing, with characters who in our universe are heroes displaying the most black-hearted villainy (and dodgy fashion sense) you can imagine.

All that, and it's even a Brig/Liz fic of sorts, and I don't know about you but Brig/Liz is pretty much The Business from my point of view. And it also manages to bring out one of the very best aspects of the Infernoverse, eye-coverings and Evil!Sgt Benton aside - the fact that the alternative versions of our beloved UNIT characters aren't so much inversions of their normal personalities, but rather the same personalities with some of their pre-existing traits greatly amplified at the expense of the others.

Oh, and as I may have mentioned, it's dead funny too. I implore you; go and read it and leave some kind words for the author.

The sort of thing you're letting yourself in for... ;) )
[identity profile] doctorpancakes.livejournal.com
Story: Conduct Unbecoming
Author: Sproid
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 7229
Characters: Sergeant Benton, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Third Doctor, UNIT
Author's Summary: Benton messes up, the Brigadier shouts, and it's all really a sign of their affection for each other. Not that they realise this, of course.
Warnings: Explicit Sex
Recced because: Because there is not enough UNIT love in the world. Because Benton is adorable and the Brigadier is adorable and the Brig can be awfully stern to Sergeant Puppyface, but you can just tell they're so very fond of each other, and this story is such a wonderful exploration of that fondness (and eventual hotness) as it develops over time.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] ghost2.livejournal.com
Story: Dig Deep For Victory! (The High Explosives Mix)
Author: Palgrave
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2193
Author's Summary: The Brigadier doesn't think he'll survive having Ace as a houseguest. He's pretty certain his flowerbeds won't. (Post-episode for "Battlefield")
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Doris Lethbridge-Stewart, Seventh Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: First, this entertaining fic includes my favorite Doctor/companion team (though the Doctor doesn't appear until near the end) plus the Brigadier. Second, it provides plenty of interaction between Ace and the Brigadier, which I really wanted after watching Battlefield a few weeks ago. I was thinking about how those two characters might get along if they had more time to get to know each other, and that's what this fun story depicts. I also love the inclusion of Doris, who only rarely appears in fanfic.
[identity profile] trdimension.livejournal.com
Hello, everyone! I'll be reccing for you this week! For anyone who doesn't recognise the username, I'm known as TheRelativeDimension over on Gallifrery Base, and you might have seen some of my fan fiction under the name Samuel Marks. Anyway, enough about me. Let's get started!

Story: Yuletide, with Bars of Iron
Author: King Rat
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1295
Author's Summary: The Doctor always feels most despondent about his captivity on these cold, clear nights. Can anything break him out of his despair?
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Jo Grant, Liz Shaw, Mike Yates, Sergeant Benton, The Doctor (3rd), The TARDIS, UNIT
Warnings: None

Recced because: I have some good news for you all - there are only 98 days until Christmas! I bet that cheered you up, didn't it? So, to celebrate, here's a brilliantly sweet festive tale for you all.

Modern Doctor Who is so inextricably linked with Christmas that it seems hard to imagine how (or why) the Classic series didn't often refer to it. I never thought of the Third Doctor sipping mulled wine as he sits beneath a Christmas tree and opens his presents. But as it turns out, that's sort of what he did...

[identity profile] blackrose42.livejournal.com
Story: Let it Snow!
http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=45867
Author: Memory Dragon
Rating: PG
Word Count: 5906
Author's Summary: The Doctor, the Brigadier, and Jo get pulled away to a winter wonderland, only to find the Master in the midst of a plot. Who will win the epic battle in the snow?
Characters: Third Doctor, The Master (Delgado), Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Jo Grant. Pairing: Third Doctor/The Master (Delgado).
Warnings: None.
Recced because: It’s completely and utterly adorable! Sweet and fluffy while still keeping everyone in character. This is exactly the kind of silly plan that Delgado Master would come up with and this is exactly how the Doctor, Jo, and the Brigadier would react. Great dialogue, wonderful use of Jo’s point of view, and great portrayal of Three’s era and its kind of humor.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Story: Appreciation
Author: Persiflage
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2900
Author's Summary: While stuck in 1969, Martha and the Doctor run into some members of UNIT.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (3rd), UNIT
Warnings: None

Recced because: A little timey-wineyness is always fun, and stories where the different Doctors and companions work together are about as timey-winey as you can get. This one is just fun, and a nicely handled look at the relationships between doctors and companions in different eras. That it's another Liz Shaw story is a bonus.

A small sample )

Incidentally, there's a Liz Shaw tribute video here:
http://youtu.be/m6H_sakDHeQ
[identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
Sorry this is late, but I was at a conference all day, and got home shortly before midnight.  (It’s still Tuesday somewhere, right?)  Now we take a visit back to Classic Who...

Story: Impossible
Author: Sigyn
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1996
Author's Summary: The Doctor is in an impossible situation. He's been banished to earth with his memory sliced and his TARDIS gutted. If only he could gnaw off a leg -- it would be better than just sitting and enduring it. Is there any reason to keep on fighting?
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, The Doctor (3rd)
Warnings: none

Recced because: This is an insightful portrait of the Third Doctor in the early days of that incarnation.  Sigyn shows us a Doctor full of frustration and rage at the situation he finds himself in. The Time Lords forced him to regenerate (an execution of sorts), tampered with his mind to block his knowledge of time travel, and exiled him to Earth. The wanderer who once called himself “a citizen of the universe” is now confined to one small planet.  He takes out his frustration on his two closest human friends: brilliant Cambridge scientist Liz Shaw, and the stalwart Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
A snippet... )

Read the story here.
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Hello Calufrax! I'm [personal profile] dbskyler. Here are some more of my favorite stories from the Teaspoon, which I am very excited to rec to you!

Story: Gearbox (The Won't Miss a Piece Remix)
Author: neveralarch
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 6103
Author's Summary: “How does the TARDIS work?” asks Ace.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Seventh Doctor, Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, First Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Herriot, Second Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Third Doctor, Romana II, Fourth Doctor, Erimem, Fifth Doctor, Melanie Bush, Sixth Doctor, Hex Schofield.
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a work of brilliance, and I really mean that. The structure of it -- interspersing scenes between the Seventh Doctor and Ace with scenes between earlier Doctors and their companions -- is very well done, and the writing is top-notch, but all of that is almost irrelevant once you come to realize the central conceit of the fic, which is truly a thing of marvelous beauty. If you don't know all the Doctors or companions involved, don't worry, because this is a fic where knowing the characters isn't important (I don't know them all either). All you really need to know about is the TARDIS -- and you might just pick up a new piece of fanon by the end.

A teaser )
[identity profile] justice-turtle.livejournal.com
Aaand I fear I have only four recs for you this week, O tolerant Calufraxians. *ducks vegetables* I could have sworn I had five! But when I double-checked, one of them (and my favorite of the lot, if I could pick a favorite - TigerKat's Torchwood/Howl's Moving Castle crossover What Planet Are You From?) had already been recced! I don't know how I missed that the first time; I maintain that some timey-wimey reccer snuck it in when I wasn't looking. ;P

Anyway. Last fic of the week!

Story: A Ghost Story for Christmas
Author: JJPOR
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 28,991
Author's Summary: It's Christmastime; a time for family, and memories, and ghosts, even if you're the Doctor. Especially if you're the Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor, Delgado!Master, Jo Grant, Sgt Benton, Mike Yates, Liz Shaw, Brig/Doris, UNIT
Warnings: None

Recced because: Here is a nice long story suitable for weekend reading. (I swear I meant to post it Friday evening, but Life intervened. :P) It's another Christmas story, peripherally; it's also a Brigadier family story, and a full-cast UNIT story, and one of those fabulous Delgado!Master missing episodes that JJ does best of anybody.

Also, it is ALL of the timey-wimey, in the best possible way. I love how every one of the OCs in this story, both timey-wimey-stuff-related and, um, not, is so very thoroughly characterized. I would read remixes of this story from everybody's point of view; if it were on the telly, I would icon it and quote it and write fic of it; to summarize, it is an excellent story and you should read it. If you are a New Whovian, all you need to know is that the Doctor is trapped on earth and cranky about it, and that UNIT are (mostly) not evil but he snarks at them anyway. Also, Liz and Jo are both awesome companions and they both get to kick arse here. WIN.
[identity profile] justice-turtle.livejournal.com
Story: Lying in Wait
Author: johne
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1457
Author's Summary: In which the Doctor, Sarah and the Brigadier catch a murderer.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings: Do not attempt to consume beverages while reading.

Recced because: Okay, a little background. The UNIT / Third Doctor stories filmed in the early 1970s were set in "the near future" aka the 1980s... but visually, they're the most late-'60s/early-'70s things possible. Classic Who fans have spent the last thirty-some years wrangling over when exactly these stories take place, how to explain the anomalies, etc etc etc.

Now we get to the fun part. Johne proposes: "No-one can agree exactly when the UNIT stories are set. So they could have been in any year. Of any century." Thus - the "Really Stretching UNIT Dating" series, wherein UNIT goes about their normal business perfectly as usual... in the 1790s, the 1920s, 2020, and now Ancient Greece.

[ETA: Sorry, the original idea was not johne's. Credit goes to Daniel Gooley on Usenet's rec.arts.drwho, who suggested way back in '99 (1999, that is *g*), "I'd rather like to see some stories which really stretch UNIT continuity. Having the usual UNIT crew going about their usual business in an 18th century setting without a word of explanation, for example." Thanks to Johne for pointing this out! :D]

And it is glorious. This story in particular features Three, the Brig, and Sarah Jane, all being exactly as awesome as usual or a little more so, plus some offhand references to unwritten adventures in the same 'verse. Also, did I mention AWESOME?

(Full disclosure: the octopus in the bath was originally my fault, and I am a little prejudiced in favor of stories that use it. But it's still a fantastic story quite apart from that!)

(Also, Greek!Brig. I rather want fanart. *thinkyface*)
[identity profile] sleepismyfriend.livejournal.com
And so my reccing time has come to an end. For a first time reccer, this is definitely a harder task than it looks! But, I've enjoyed my time throughly! Till next time! :)

Story: Goodbye
Author: Lyricwritesprose
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1273
Author's Summary: Nobody should have to die without knowing that they're valued. And time can be rewritten.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor/River Song, The Brigadier
Warnings: Character Death

Recced because: I felt like starting and ending the week with Brigadier stories. The awesome part about this goodbye story is that it really doesn't feel like goodbye. <3 Nicholas Courtney/The Brigadier.

Excerpt:

"And that," the Doctor said, "is the closest I've ever seen her to starry-eyed hero-worship. She's usually self-confident to the point of smugness. Bit of a scramble sometimes to impress her, actually." He didn't look as if he minded the prospect.

And if the Doctor described someone as overly confident–actually, it was probably because he honestly didn't see the irony. Some things didn't change, no matter how the face did. "You're Earth's champion," Alastair said.

"I've been known to borrow the title when grandstanding," the Doctor admitted. "It's not as if it's exclusive. Sarah Jane, Ace, Martha Jones–a fellow named Jack will carry the title, intermittently, for quite a long time indeed–but when we don't need it, we all know who to return it to." He pulled one of the chairs close to the bed and sat down, that slightly mismatched face a study in contradictory emotions. "In thirty centuries, three times my life and thirty times yours, children will still learn about you. Generations have grown up safe and free because of things that you did." Alastair realized, with a stab of sympathetic embarrassment, that the Doctor was crying. "I thought you ought to know."
[identity profile] sleepismyfriend.livejournal.com
Hullo! I'm [livejournal.com profile] sleepismyfriend, and I'll be your lovely reccer this week! Allons-y!

Story: The Wedding of Lethbridge-Stewart
Author: JaneTurenne
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3310
Author's Summary: For a man who lives out of order, pre-wedding jitters come post-vows, and the best way to beat them is to multiply them. Fortunately, however, the Doctor is a Time Lord with very good friends.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings: None

Recced because: I love the Eleventh Doctor AND the Brigadier, and JaneTurenne manages to combine two of my favourite things! This story is really about the Doctor wanting to marry all of his companions, starting with the Brigadier! The dialogue is wordy and fun, and if it weren't for time and space, I could most wholeheartedly see this happening in an episode. Who doesn't want to see Nicholas Courtney give Matt Smith the eyebrow of disdain?

Excerpt:

“You’ll have to give me a moment, Doctor,” says the Brigadier. “It’s been some time since I had to attempt to comprehend the workings of your brain. You decided it wasn’t fair not to marry me because I happen to be one of your friends?”

“One of my best friends, Brigadier,” the Doctor says, smiling, and suddenly looking much older than his own face.

The Brigadier sits quietly, and wonders how he can possibly consider that perfectly comprehensible logic. He tries for several moments to find a flaw in it, and finally gives up, and sighs. “You couldn’t at least have chosen a planet where the marriage ceremony didn’t involve kissing, Doctor?”

“They all end with a kiss.”
[identity profile] daystarsearcher.livejournal.com
Story: The Assistant
Author: Lurky McLurklurk
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4557
Author's Summary: The singleheart Doctor gets more than he bargained for when he gets a job.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, Eight, Ten (human version)
Warnings: None

Recced because: I love alternate universes. I especially love complex and well thought out alternative universes. I especially especially love complex and well thought out alternate universes that give me SO MANY FEELINGS about their characters, even more feelings than I already had. And oh, does this fic deliver. I most of all love the take on Sarah Jane and the Brigadier, and U.N.I.T.'s dark secret. It's threaded through with well-crafted angst, but the ending is the most heartwarming thing I've read in a long time.

Excerpt:

"Well, if you're not going to work for Torchwood, then what are you going to do?"

"I definitely have to get a job?"

"Yes!"

"I could work for UNIT. I've done that before. Not in this universe, perhaps, but they exist here. I saw a truck one time."

"And how are you going to contact them? They're a top secret organisation! They're not exactly going to be in the phone book ..."
[identity profile] averita.livejournal.com
Hi, everyone! I'm [livejournal.com profile] averita, and I'll be reccing this week. As a die-hard Sarah Jane fan, most of the fic I have for you guys will involve her in some capacity, but there should be a good variety of Classic Who, New Who, Big Finish, and SJA characters and themes! To start, one of my favorites:

Story: Miles from Aberdeen
Author: dbskyler
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 19,414
Author's Summary: Getting left in Aberdeen requires Sarah to make more than one type of journey.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, Ten, Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Harry Sullivan, the Brig
Warnings: None

Recced because: I'm pretty sure that this is the first Who fic I read; if not, it was certainly the first one that made a major impression on me. This gorgeous piece, set during and immediately after School Reunion (with a couple of perfectly-situated flashbacks), fits into canon but fills in a lot of the scenes we didn't see onscreen, such as Sarah Jane finding out about the Time War. The focus is on Sarah, her emotional journey, and her relationship with the Doctor, but all of the interactions are pitch-perfect - there are a couple of great scenes with Rose towards the end that I would have killed to see in canon! As satisfying as School Reunion is, this fic expands on some of the undercurrents that were only touched on in the episode, and does so beautifully.
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[personal profile] lost_spook
Story: Business As Usual
Author: johne
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 12, 945
Author's Summary: The Doctor, Jo and UNIT investigate a haunted house. Oh, and the year is 1793.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor, Jo Grant, Mike Yates, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, The Master (Delgado)
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It’s a splendid, in-character adventure for the UNIT ‘family’ as they investigate a haunted house. As ever, they’re busy saving the world, Jo stays plucky (and keeps up with the latest fashions), the Brigadier arrives in the nick of time, the Doctor complains about the primitive era he’s stuck in, and the Master is up to no good. It’s just that the year happens to be 1793.

The idea behind this being that UNIT dating being as inconsistent as it is, why should it not be more so? Why can’t our heroes at UNIT simply go about their daily business in any decade or century a fanfic author chooses? Which is a brilliant idea, but I think the thing that impresses most about this story is that it isn’t gimmicky – it’s first and foremost, as I said, a marvellous, straight, Three-era adventure. The century, as the premise suggests, is irrelevant, although rest assured, the historical setting is well done, too. Whichever way you look at it, it’s an excellent piece of fanfic!
[identity profile] allonymity.livejournal.com
Story: The New Year Honours List
Author: catelfemma
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,070
Author's Summary: At the honours ceremony, things aren't quite as they seem.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings:. none

Recced because: One of the reasons I love fanfic is that it takes the little throwaway pieces of information and turns them into pure gold. We know from The Poison Sky that the Brigadier had been knighted – this fic tells the story of his knighting ceremony, and demonstrates why the Brig is, and will always be, amazingly awesome.

And that’s my last rec for the week – I had a great time. Hope you found something to enjoy.
[identity profile] derekmetaltron.livejournal.com
From comedy to dark AU's... one of of the most fun (and disturbing) questions in fanfiction is to ask what might have happened if things went differently for the Doctor and his companions... and here's a decidedly dark turn on one of my favourite Doctor Who stories ever written. I hope you've liked my fic recs and I hope to take up the post again down the line sometime. Til then! :)

Story: Plaything
Author: Daystar Searcher
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3502 Words
Author's Summary: Pyramids of Mars AU: The Doctor is forced to take Sutekh's offer and save Earth, at the price of the rest of the universe. This is the aftermath.
Characters/Pairings: Four/Sarah, Brigadier, Sutekh.
Warnings: Lotta Angst plus some self-harm, character death and dub con. Hankies at the ready people.

Recced because: Yikes. This is a moving and powerful one-shot which sees Four go through the grinder as he lives with the consequences of saving his favourite world and of course his dear Sarah Jane at the expense of his very people and the billions of worlds he has travelled to before. The Doctor gets decidedly dark in this one but he's still definitely the Fourth Doctor we remember, abeit a haunted one - a tribute to this fine writer. Add one of the most heart-felt Doctor/Sarah moments I've ever read and this is a must for all Fourth Doctor fans.
[identity profile] daystarsearcher.livejournal.com
Well, the end has come. For my last rec of the week, I'd thought I'd do something about goodbyes.

Story: You can't go home again
Author: Pitry
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2237
Author's Summary: Five postcards the Doctor got from Mel.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier, Third Doctor, Mel Bush, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor, River Song, Ninth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor

Recced because: Full disclosure: this was written for my prompt at [livejournal.com profile] dw_straybunnies. But I wouldn't be reccing it if Pitry hadn't taken my half-formed hopes and wishes and sculpted them into pure timey-wimey awesome.

For all of its randomness, Mel's goodbye to the Doctor in 'Dragonfire' is still one of the most affecting in the show's history. Her promise to write to the Doctor--never mind that he didn't have an address, she'd just stick a postcard in a bottle and throw it into space--perfectly captured some of her best qualities: her kindness, her whimsy, her overflowing optimism and desire to believe the best of everyone and everything. Of course, with a time traveler there's no way to make sure your letters get to him in order, and so this fic becomes two equally fascinating jumbled-up wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stories. On one hand, it's the tale of the Doctor, and how five postcards from a companion who's moved on affected him at critical points in his lives--both before and after he met her. And on the other hand, those five postcards tell Mel's story, the age-old tale of the young person leaving their mentor and striking out on their own, with all the attendant freedom and fear of that venture. These two stories twine together seamlessly, both rich in humor, pathos, and great characterization with everyone's voices ringing true.


Excerpt:

Dear Doctor,
I’ve spent the last five days with this wonderful family. They were very kind, and not at all what you’d expect from a family of man-eating fish. I quite like it here. But I don’t think I’m staying. It doesn’t really feel like home. I’m starting to think it might have been a mistake to leave you. But I think I’ll travel a bit longer, give it another go. I hope this postcard finds you well.
Mel.
[identity profile] daystarsearcher.livejournal.com
Story: The Master and Mrs. Pond
Author: Memory Dragon
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 13238
Author's Summary: Still waiting for her proper Doctor and Rory to find her again, Amy meets the Doctor's best enemy and gets chased around by a giant purple monster. So much for hearing embarrassing stories of the Doctor's childhood over chocolate!
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Third Doctor, Delgado!Master, Sergeant Benton

Recced because: Though this is technically the sequel to "The Sea Devils and Mrs. Pond," I chose to rec this one instead because I believe that it is in this story that Memory Dragon truly perfects the initiative of its predecessor, in glorious fashion. (And rest assured, "The Master and Mrs. Pond" is perfectly understandable if you haven't read the first one--all you need to know is that Amy is trapped in Three's era in an AU-ish limbo between Jo and Sarah Jane.) How glorious of a fashion, you ask?

Well, this is Amy "Force of Nature" Pond we're talking about here, dropped down into the proper, polite--perhaps even a bit repressed--Third Doctor's run. And in true Amy Pond fashion, she immediately smashes down that annoying line between text and subtext. She makes fun of the Master's TCE, points out that his schemes are rather rubbish, demands to know whether or not the Doctor and he are ex-boyfriends or if it's an unresolved sexual tension thing. Also, she flirts with him, demands chocolate, and nicknames him--well, I better not spoil it for you. Between her brash confidence and the Master's icy reserve, they are the perfect foils for each other. For such a funny fic, the ending is surprisingly and beautifully bittersweet: the Doctor and Amy can hold out hope for the Master, but the reader already knows his future. And both Amy and we know the future of the Doctor.

(Also, in both stories? Amy is working for UNIT. So she is surrounded by soldiers. Men in uniform. She flirts with everyone, and it is the best thing ever.)

Excerpt:

"You'll find the TCE is a much more elegant solution and much easier to clean up," the Master explained, gripping the weapon in his hands tighter. It was the only show of his temper, but it left Amy wondering if she was pushing a bit too far. He was the one with the weapon after all. "You will be shrunk down to a few mere inches, effectively killing you."

"So it shrinks things?" Amy asked, not caring about how far she was pushing him any longer. This was hilarious. "And I thought the bow tie and ruffles were a cry for help. No, that's not compensating for anything."
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Story: Turn Your Back
Author: Singe
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 21943
Author's Summary: The Eleventh Doctor had a simple philosophy about public nudity. "If it embarrasses you, turn your back." Hmmm, what about the other Doctors? Here are ten humorous vignettes with a central theme of nakie-ness.
Characters/Pairings: Doctors 1 through 10 and various companions (ETA for the intrepid calufrax tagger: Susan, Ian, Barbara, Victoria, Jamie, Liz Shaw, Brigadier, Mike Yates, John Benton, Sarah Jane, Adric, Tegan, Nyssa, Melanie Bush, Ace, Jo Grant, Martha Jones)
Warnings: Swearing
Recced because: Honestly, how can you pass up a story with that summary? Do you need more? Okay, it's ten stories that go effortlessly from era to era, that are quirky and imaginative and funny and outlandish. They are also well-written and fun, inducing a little bit of ear reddening blushes at times, but also exploring concepts of friendship, acceptance, vulnerability, and the tendency of the Doctor to gravitate to gift shops in more ways than one. And well, if it's not your cuppa you can always turn your back...

Small excerpt (chapter 7) )

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Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

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