[identity profile] x-los.livejournal.com
Hello! I’m x_los here and on Teaspoon. I haven’t rec’d here before, and I solemnly swear I will lj-cut the many teal deers I have brought along with me.

Story: Kept Man
Author: Aralias
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 30953 words
Author's Summary: In Scream of the Shalka, REG!Doctor (the ninth Doctor who almost was) was seen travelling round the universe with a robotic Master for no apparent reason. The ninth Doctor (who actually was) has a much better reason for travelling with a robotic Master, given that his entire race are dead. This fic assumes that he was and that the Master just kept out of sight so as not to alarm anyone.
Characters: Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Mickey Smith, Professor Yana, Rose Tyler, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (9th), The Master (Jacobi), The Master (Other), The Master (Simm)
Pairings: Shalka!Master/Nine, Shalka!Master/Ten, Doctor/Master generally implied
Warnings: Explicit sex, swearing (goodness, there’s a warning for that? Huh.)

Recced because:

A little about the author. )

Kept Man is relatively early but essential work from an essential writer in Doctor/Master and, really, the fandom. This fic tracks the first three series of the reboot, imagining that all along, an android version of the Master, built by the Doctor, lives in the TARDIS, preferring not to interact with the Doctor’s various human companions (a plot device that pulls on Scream of the Shalka’s presentation of the Doctor and an android Master voiced by Jacobi living together). It slots neatly into the show as we know it, but not in a facile, consequence-free ‘episode coda’ kind of way. ‘The Doctor keeps the Master on the TARDIS after the events on the Valiant’ is a big subgenre of Doctor/Master fic (especially the fic that came right after s3) (Kept Man is also probably a little influenced by Ariastar’s generally well-regarded Ten/Simm!Master alternate series—alternate series 4 and 5 are another sort of sub genre.). Aralias is engaging with that here, but pulling the trend/trope in directions that chime with her overall interests and sensibilities.

A little about why this fic is compelling and important. )
[identity profile] lyakahime.livejournal.com
Story: The Man In Black
Author: aralias
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 957
Author’s Summary: Like John Smith, Yana tells stories about a madman with his face and a time machine.
Characters/Pairings: Professor Yana, Chantho
Warnings: none

Recced because: In a word, haunting. We get so little time with Professor Yana in the series, and everything we see of him is focused on his work on the rocket. What else was he like? What were his hobbies? How did he interact with people who weren’t time-traveling alien scientists?

This wonderful piece – short and, yes, bitterly sweet – is a character study of Yana, through the medium of the stories he tells to children. After all, the truth lies at the bottom of the stories we tell of ourselves.
[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] eponymous-rose.livejournal.com
(Apologies for the late post.)

Story: A Perfect Place
Author: rallalon
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4321
Author's Summary: Chan, she loves him, tho.
Characters/Pairings: Chantho/Yana
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's rare to find fic about either of these two, and rarer still to find one that fits so seamlessly with canon. The setting is simple enough - Chantho and Professor Yana in the buildup to Utopia, with all the wonderful absurdities that arise when you place two alien cultures against the backdrop of the end of the universe. From the initial, tentative interactions to all the little misunderstandings that follow, the author builds up a wonderfully tense feeling of desperation even as the titular perfect place draws nearer.

Read more... )

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