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Story: Living Things
Author: Bagheera
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 16865
Author's Summary: “How did the Doctor from Scream of the Shalka come to live with the Master?”
Characters: Shalka!Doctor, Shalka!Master
Pairings: Shalka!Doctor/Shalka!Master
Warnings: BDSM, Explicit Sex, Explicit Violence, Swearing
Recced because:

If the last rec was somewhat inspired by the premise of Scream of the Shalka, then this fic is the origin story that enigmatic serial almost demands. It starts out grounded in a really good reworking of the BFA Charlie arc, which elegantly explains how we get from Eight to Shalka!Nine, and why he is the Doctor he is (the circumstances of his regeneration might even hint at an explanation for this off-sequence Doctor). (You don’t need to know BFA to get the gist, though.) This initial set-up is bleak, and this story gives us an unusual, compelling treatment of physical weakness, depression and dependency of various kinds—not in a decorative or purely romance-provoking hurt/comfort kind of way, these are things the author’s clearly interested in exploring in and of themselves.

Not even all the reasons why this fic is awesome, but enough to them to be worth lj-cutting. )
[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] eve11.livejournal.com
Story: The Caged Cinema
Author: neveralarch
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3718
Author's Summary: The Doctor plays mechanic
Characters/Pairings: Webcast Ninth Doctor/Android Master
Warnings: BDSM, Explicit Sex
Recced because: Everything about the Doctor/Master dynamic is some kind of power play, but it's not often that the Doctor is overtly the one in control. This story starts off as a "game" of physical power and sensory deprivation kinks (blindfolding, a sort of breathplay if one considers the symbolism breathing holds for an android that doesn't really need it), with the sci-fi twist of a creator/created relationship. But at some point the tables turn, though at the end I'm not entirely sure it wasn't the Doctor's plan all along. It's hot, kinky, and a psychological character study all in one, for a Doctor/Master pairing that doesn't usually get a lot of attention.


Small excerpt )
[identity profile] choco-chick.livejournal.com
Next up is one of my favorite 'Scream of the Shalka' fics :)

Story: Negotiation
Author: Neveralarch
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 9297
Author's Summary: The Doctor, the Master, Alison, and a miserable muddy war.
Characters/Pairings: Alison Cheney, Reg!Doctor/Shalka!Master
Warnings: None

Recced because: If there had been a continuation of Reg!Nine's series this would've made a perfect episode. Allison acts like a proper companion, the Doctor and Master argue like a married couple and the Master plots behind the Doctor's back to save him from himself. The character's voices are so spot on that I could easily hear Derek Jacobi's voice when the Master spoke. 

reccity-rec-rec

Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

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