[identity profile] jjpor.livejournal.com
Story: Can't see the forest
Author: ClocketPatch
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,396
Author's Summary: The trees have roots everywhere.
Characters/Pairings: the Doctor (9th), the Doctor (10th), Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, Jo Grant, Jabe, the TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is exactly the sort of thing I like to see in fanfic. It takes a relatively minor character who appeared in a single, if somewhat pivotal, story and opens that character up to explore all sorts of unexpected facets and directions. It brings in bits of lore and characters from all over the universe of Doctor Who and mixes them seamlessly with the not-canon-but-ought-to-be speculations of the author's own imagination. And then it brings in a neat time paradox, yet another sideways look from this author (who has produced many such sideways looks) at the nature of the TARDIS and finishes on a killer image and concept that will stay with you long after you've finished reading. In other words, this is the good stuff.

Jabe was already a fascinating character to my way of thinking, but this fic succeeds in making her even more so by emphasising her non-human nature and suggesting some very interesting takes on the society she comes from and speculates on the possible motivations for the actions we see from her in the televised story. Most of all, however, this story has this particular author's stamp all over it. It's not just what it tells, but the way it's told with great use of evocative language, vivid imagery and nice prose stylings.

This is an author I've been following for several years now, and whose work I will always recommend for all of the reasons outlined here. You know you're onto a sure thing when you click on the link to one of her stories. Don't believe me? There's the link right there. You know what to do...


A Taster )
[identity profile] ionlylurkhere.livejournal.com
Story: Splinters
Author: [livejournal.com profile] nonelvis
Rating: Adult
Word count: 344
Author's summary: Prompt: Nine/Jabe, gardening.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Jabe
Warnings: Semi-explicit treesex.

Recced because: An utterly amazing exploration of one of my favourite pairings involving a one-off-character from new school. The imagery is brilliant, and it's shot through with a wistful sadness mixed with a strange sort of optimism that's absolutely lovely. (I have to confess to a slight bias here: this was written for a prompt I left on the kink meme.)
[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... )
[identity profile] in-the-end.livejournal.com
Story: Thirteen Steps
Author: nonelvis
Rating: Teen
Author's Summary: A man is defined by his relationships as much as his actions. Thirteen 100-word drabbles, one for each Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Eighth Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, Twelth Doctor, Thirteenth Doctor, TARDIS, Jamie McCrimmon, Liz Shaw, Romana (I and II), Tegan Jovanka, Peri Brown, Jabe, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Captain Jack
Warnings: None

Recced because: "A man is defined by this relationships." Yep; couldn't agree more. Therefore, I subscribe to the belief that the Doctor is defined by his companions. This one will definitely be popular with fans of the comm [livejournal.com profile] loves_them_all, because this fic shows that he does. He really does.

reccity-rec-rec

Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

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