[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: The Doctor Cooks (The Eleventh Time Lucky Remix)
Author: paranoidangel
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3264
Author's Summary: The Doctor offers to cook dinner for Amy and Rory. What could go wrong?
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond/Rory Williams, First Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright, Susan Foreman, Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot, Third Doctor, Jo Grant, Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka, Nyssa, Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, Seventh Doctor, Ace McShane, Eighth Doctor, Charley Pollard, Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble.
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Doctor claims he can cook. Actually, as it turns out, the Doctor has always claimed that he could cook. This fic starts off with the Eleventh Doctor promising to cook a special meal for Amy and Rory, and then moves on to a series of flashbacks that show past Doctors, past companions, and past culinary (mis)adventures. Much of it is very funny, but there is also a wonderful depth to the writing, especially in the framing story of Eleven, Amy, and Rory.

A teaser )
[identity profile] annauq.livejournal.com
Story: Purpose
Author: Kesomon
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: Anyone who had chosen to stop and listen, to say a few words, to step inside his frankly magnificent time ship, had been there for a reason, even if they, or he or anyone else had yet to discover what that reason was.
Word Count: 541
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Adric, Barbara Wright, Evelyn Smythe, Ian Chesterton, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Jo Grant, Katarina, Martha Jones, Mel Bush, Nyssa, Owen Harper, Peri Brown, Steven Taylor
Warnings: None

Recced Because: It is an odd little story, exploring the idea of predestination paradoxes. Usually with this kind of thing, the Doctor is the one who changes the companion. He shows them the universe, and they become a better person because of that. It is quite easy to forget that the companions change the Doctor just as much as he changes them, and that is why I love this fic. It clearly shows the delicate relationship between the two, while also paying homage to the fact that the companions are amazing and usually go on to be amazing after their time in the TARDIS. The last line is a nice touch too, with the Doctor portrayed not as the all-knowing Time Lord, but the wanderer, the traveller who marvels at the beauty and mystery of the universe.
[identity profile] jjpor.livejournal.com
Story: Ten Times the Doctor Hates the Daleks
Author: Derek Metaltron
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,871
Author's Summary: Across ten incarnations the Doctor has faced a enemy who has cost him friends and allies, planets and stars, his very home world. They are the Daleks, and these are ten tales of how he has learnt to hate them.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctors (1st to 10th), various companions and supporting characters, Davros and the Daleks
Warnings: None

Recced because: I'll admit to something of a fannish obsession with the Daleks. Not so much the Daleks as we see them most of the time on screen, but the idea of the Daleks. Because it really is a great concept, and a fantastically horrible one when you really think about it. Which I have, probably a bit too much. The thing about the Daleks, however, while I obviously reject vehemently the idea current in fandom that it's possible to see them too often in the series, is that they rarely live up to the power of the concept in their TV outings. Often they fill a role that could be played by any generic aliens and/or robots with a bit of a search-and-replace on the script. And that, I often find, is where good fanfic comes in.

Whether the Daleks obsess the rest of you as much as they do me or not (I suspect not, in most cases!), they do occupy a unique place in the history of Doctor Who, both in-universe and in terms of the lifespan of the series itself. They're the original Who monsters, and still the benchmark against which new pretenders are measured. Even the Cybermen, probably the second most iconic Who monsters, were originally an attempt to find "the next Daleks". And in story terms, the Doctor already had an ultimate archenemy - he knew it and perhaps more importantly they knew it - long before the Master ever showed up and started telling people to obey him. I'll be very disappointed if they don't play a prominent role in the 50th Anniversary story.

And this excellent fic meditates upon that idea, the pivotal and perhaps unique role the Daleks have played in the Doctors lives, through examining the way the Doctor reacts to them. I don't think it's unwarranted to talk, as the fic does, about the Doctor hating the Daleks. Look at Nine's spitting fury in the new series episode Dalek for Exhibit A. We perhaps don't like to think as fans about the Doctor hating anybody, he's meant to be better than that and to hold himself to a higher standard - and the fic explores that as well. As much as the Doctor has been subjected again and again to the Daleks' ingrained evil, their murderous and destructive deeds again and again, he still doubts that giving in to hating them, and doing to them what that implies, is something he should be doing. It's the same moral dilemma posed by the famous scene from Genesis - does he have that right? Does feeling for them what they feel for him make him as bad as they are? This fic examines that idea through the eyes of all ten Doctors extant at the time it was written, and comes back to that essential truth about the Doctor and his relationship with his greatest enemies. As much as they've done, and as much as he's seen of that, as much pain as they've caused him, at the end he is better than they are, in moral terms, so he'll always have that doubt, and always hold back, and end up always having to fight them again.

It's a fic I really like, anyway. Please go and read it, and please leave some words for the author.

A Sample )
[identity profile] doctorpancakes.livejournal.com
Ah! There you are, dear reader. [livejournal.com profile] doctorpancakes is the name, also whatthefoucault on teaspoon and elsewhere besides.

Story: Recurrence Relations
Author: eve11
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 614
Characters: Six, Evelyn Smythe
Author's Summary: He'd been aiming for the 7745th Caralanthian Exposé to indulge in the most supreme form of Battenberg ever created by the computational cuisiniers of the time. The time co-ordinates read Earth. England. 1953.
Warnings: None
Recced because: So many feelings packed into a perfect little moment. I love Six and Evelyn: there is by far and away not enough love for them about, so it cheers me to find a rare little story as completely adorable and perfect as this one.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] blackrose42.livejournal.com
Story: Those People Down in Marketing
http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=44899
Author: neveralarch
Summary: An office AU, where the Master is a programmer and the Doctor is in marketing, and they can't stand each other. Obviously.
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Characters: The Sixth Doctor, The Master (Ainley), Mel, Evelyn
Pairing: Sixth Doctor/The Master (Ainley)
Word Count: 1508
Why recced: Brilliant AU! The Sixth Doctor is very in-character and Mel is adorable as the Master’s best friend. Great dialogue, clever references to canon, and everything is just really cute. A very fun fic!
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[personal profile] lost_spook
Hi, I'm [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook, your reccer for the week, and otherwise known as vvj5 on Teaspoon. I'm a big fan of all eras of our amazing show, so hopefully there'll be something for everyone as we go through the week.

Story: The Road Untraveled
Author: Daystar Searcher
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1424
Author's Summary: Just because you part ways with someone doesn't mean they stop influencing your life, as Ace, Mags, and the Doctor find out.
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Mags, Seventh Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Third Doctor, Frobisher, Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, Second Doctor, Martha Jones, Rani Chandra.
Warnings: None.

Recced because: Well. Two recs in two days that feature a suspiciously similar long and strange list of ingredients? What are the chances? There is an explanation, which lies in a recent challenge I made, using 12 prompts that could be played with individually, or together. (And I had no idea what yesterday's rec would be, but I was delighted - I can now rec the other, utterly amazing resulting fic containing all 12 here today.)

What I never envisaged was that someone could take all twelve and write a beautiful, short and serious fic that ties them all together. It should be impossible, but, as it turns out, if the writer is as talented as Daystar Searcher, it suddenly becomes perfectly natural and coherent. The main strand of the story follows Ace and Mags and their separate fortunes and whether either or both regret not staying with each other, but it doesn’t forget to include Welsh myths, vampires, evil giraffes, Rani Chandra, Frobisher etc. etc.. It’s amazing. Really. I could stand here and flail a little more about how impressed I am, but you’d be much better off running away to read it now. So, go; read!
paranoidangel: PA (Doris the cleaning lady)
[personal profile] paranoidangel
Story: The Giraffe Convolution of Doom
Author: Primsong
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 6421
Author's Summary: There are vampire giraffes reported at the London Zoo. The Doctor must do something about that, seeing as he’s been there before.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Evelyn Smythe, Frobisher, Jamie McCrimmon, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (11th), The Doctor (2nd), The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (6th), The Doctor (7th), The Meddling Monk
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's clever how Primsong ties in the different Doctors and companions and events. It's also a quite ridiculous story - the ridiculousness of it all comes out of the characters and it feels right.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] horseriderjen.livejournal.com
Hi guys, I'm [livejournal.com profile] horseriderjen and this is my first time here with you all! Hopefully you will enjoy some of my favorites :)

Story:Ten Times Trouble
Author: TigerKat
Rating:All Ages
Word Count:~8100
Author's Summary:Ian and Barbara are getting married. All ten Doctors go to their wedding. Chaos ensues.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, All Ten Doctors and assorted companions


Recced because:

I love fics that have all the different regenerations of the Doctor. Only the first 10, as this was written before Eleven, but still. I have a soft spot for Classic!Who, and Ian and Barbara as companions. This is a lovely view of their lives after they returned home, and I like how all the Doctors came to their special day. Showing that they won't ever be forgotten! By him, or by us loyal fans.
[identity profile] derekmetaltron.livejournal.com
Hey everyone, it’s September 9th! You know what that means? We’re 107 days away from Christmas! And what better way to celebrate the festive season way, way too early than by fourteen tales of Winter Wonder with – get this – EVERY Doctor, Sarah Jane, Torchwood and K9?

Story: Christmas
Author: darkestboy
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 20,432
Author's Summary: A collection of Christmas themed stories throughout Time and Space. Spoilers from all of Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures and K9.
Characters/Pairings: 9th Doctor, Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Jackie Tyler; 5th Doctor, Peri Brown; 10th Doctor, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, The Cybermen; K9 Mark 2, Alistair Gryffen; 7th Doctor, Ace, Mel Bush, Sabalom Glitz; 8th Doctor, Grace Holloway; 4th Doctor, Leela, Romana II; Jack Harkness, Alonso Frame; 3rd Doctor, Liz Shaw; 1st Doctor, Steven Taylor; 11th Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright; Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith, Clyde Langer, Rani Chandra, Jo Jones, Santiago Jones; 2nd Doctor, Ben Jackson, Polly Wright; 6th Doctor, Evelyn Smythe.
Warnings: None

Recced because: darkestboy is one of those authors who has done the seemingly impossible and written fan fiction for nigh-on every corner of the Doctor Who Universe, yet he has yet to receive any significant recognition for it, which is a tad unfair. This collection in question via a logical theme is a perfect example of this fact and every short story is great, ranging from the lost Christmas for Rose Tyler, to Winter reunions with Grace Holloway and Liz Shaw to the 1st Doctor dressed as Santa Claus! A fine introduction to this author’s work. The idea of a set of stories for all the Doctors is inspired too and he’s already started a second one for spooky Halloween. Indeed I’m thinking of trying something similar myself! Hope you like this!
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[personal profile] agapi42
Story: Old Married Couple
Author: Invasor
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 430
Author's Summary: A waitress observes a couple in a restaurant.
Characters/Pairings: Six, Evelyn Smythe, original character.
Warnings: None

Recced because: The relationship between Six and Evelyn is one of my favourites in this fandom, and is beautifully observed through the eyes of a stranger in this small, sweet scene. Reading this never fails to make me smile.
paranoidangel: PA (Revolutionaries)
[personal profile] paranoidangel
Story: The Summer of '69
Author: bibliophile1887
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3214
Author's Summary: 1969: A young PhD student named Evelyn goes to a lecture given by a Mrs. Chesterton. 1972: A companion to the Doctor named Dr. Smythe meets Barbara again.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, Evelyn Smythe, Sixth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: There aren't many Evelyn stories and this is a particularly lovely one. The relationship between the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn is just right - exactly as it is in the audios. Evelyn and Barbara are two companions who should definitely meet, given their shared interest in history. It's fun to see the Sixth Doctor, Evelyn, Ian and Barbara all interact.

Excerpt )

If you like this, don't forget to tell the author.
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[personal profile] neveralarch
Story: Writing History
Author: aralias
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1268
Author's Summary: Written history alters everything.
Characters/Pairings: Evelyn Smythe, The Doctor (6th)
Warnings: None.

Recced because: Evelyn isn't one of my favorite audio companions, but this short does her justice. Evelyn's position as a historian traveling through time is fascinating, and something I wish the canon had done more with on a regular basis. Writing History fills in that gap admirably.
[identity profile] faience.livejournal.com
Howdy, Calufrax! [livejournal.com profile] faience here with recs for the week. Expect no rhyme or reason to the week's recommendations, but a (hopefully entertaining) mix of classic and contemporary (sometimes in the same fic!). And with that, let's start Monday off with... 

Story: Knit One, Purl Two
Author: livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1521
Author's summary: Fitz, Evelyn, and a jail cell. And some knitting. All in a day's work for Fitz Kreiner, ladies' man.
Characters: Eight, Fitz, Evelyn
Warnings: none

Recced because: Did you see that character list? Yes, ladies and gents, this fic features both Evelyn Smythe and Fitz Kreiner, both with spot-on characterization: hilarity (and a surprising amount of adorable) can't help but ensue. The Doctor makes only a brief appearance, letting the companions steal this show.
[identity profile] sciathan-file.livejournal.com
Happy Saturday! Today we're era hopping.

Story: A Shift in Perspective
Author:Persiflage
Rating:
 Teen
Word Count:
 50234
Author's Summary:
 The Tenth Doctor goes missing and it's up to Martha Jones to track him down again, but it proves both harder and more instructive than she expects.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (All incarnations), The White Guardian, Torchwood, a plethora of companions
Warnings: Spoilers for just about everything. They are warned for in the author's notes of each section.

Recced because: Set a few months after series 4, "A Shift in Perspective" sends Martha on a journey that has her meeting the Doctor - yes, every incarnation of him. What stands out about this particular fic (and Persiflage's writing in general) is her nuanced and strong portrayal of Martha Jones: she's independent, she's strong, and she does what she has to do. Part of the charm of "A Shift in Perspective" is the fact that you get to see glimpses of Martha interacting with all of the Doctors (who are all impeccably characterized) as well as many of the previous companions. Moreover, the fic is fast-paced and features a solid plot alongside the solid characterizations. Overall, a wonderful fic to park yourself and read on a summer day (or on any day, really).

A small sample... )
[identity profile] biichan.livejournal.com
Story: Five Times Lord Braxiatel Had Occasion to Regret The Doctor’s Exile Very Deeply Indeed (And One Time He Wished The Doctor Would Just Sod Off Forever)
Author: x_los
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8119
Author's summary: The Doctor is many things to many people, but to Irving Braxiatel he is the universe's most annoying little brother.
Characters/Pairings: Braxiatel, Susan, Delgado!Master, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough, Ainley!Master, Sixth Doctor, Evelyn, Peri, Romana II, Leela, Eighth Doctor, Narvin
Warnings: spoilers for the Gallifrey audios in the final part

Recced because: It sucks to be the Doctor's older brother. It really, really sucks. And nobody knows that better than “Irving” Braxiatel. Luckily, nobody suffers quite as beautifully as Brax does, either, which is a good thing as this fic is pretty much as it says on a tin: an exercise in showing all the many ways that the Doctor has ruined Braxiatel's life. No, wait, let me rephrase that: all the many hilarious ways that the Doctor has ruined Braxiatel's life. Because this fic is one of the funniest I've read in a long while. And, oddly enough, it's one of the better character studies too.

The sound of a dematerialization made them all look towards the TARDIS–but she was showing no signs of immanent departure. Indeed her sturdy blue frame seemed to silently rebuke them for doubting her reliability. In the direction they’d all just turned from, someone coughed. In unison three heads swiveled back to the plant. A man in a human business suit hovered above the manzanita.

“You stop right there, Master, that plant is endangered!” Peri yelled, standing as if she planned to fight him off the bush.

“Peri,” the Doctor sighed, “not everyone who’s made unwise facial hair decisions and wants a chat with me is the Master. Sometimes it’s only Shakespeare, or, in this case, Irving Braxiatel.”
[identity profile] biichan.livejournal.com
Story: Ten Times The Doctor (Almost) Got Hitched
Author: vvj5
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5549
Author's summary:You wouldn't believe how difficult it is for a passing Time Lord not to get married to famous historical women completely by accident. Seriously. Happens all the time.
Characters/Pairings: *takes deep breath* First Doctor/Cameca, Second Doctor/Mary, Queen of Scots, Third Doctor/Jane Austen, Fourth Doctor/Florence Nightingale, Fifth Doctor/Joan of Arc, Sixth Doctor/Boadicea, Seventh Doctor/Charlotte Bronte, Eighth Doctor/Christabel Pankhurst, Ninth Doctor/Elizabeth Woodville, Tenth Doctor/Elizabeth I, Ben, Polly, The Brigadier, Liz Shaw, Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, Evelyn Smythe, Benny Summerfield, Charley Pollard, Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness
Warnings: Real Person/Fictional Person Het

Recced because: Just knowing that this fic exists fills me with unholy glee. It's the sort of thing that I was hoping someone would write after last fall's Children In Need preview scene and I was so happy to find out that someone did. Every single one of the ten scenes that make up this fic is brilliant in its own way and every single character is drawn as if from life. The Sixth Doctor bit is especially hilarious. I also loved the Seventh Doctor bit for Benny's diary entries and the Third Doctor bit for containing one of my own personal ships. They're all good bits, however. Highly recommended for everyone.
ext_23799: (six and peri)
[identity profile] aralias.livejournal.com
It's actually Monday for me now, but I only just realised I'd missed my final day. This is a good one to end on.

Story: Walks Through Walls
Author: eve11
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3996
Author's Summary: "Just remember, Doctor. In the midst of the whirlwind, Peladon will always welcome you."
Characters/Pairings: Six, Erimem, Peri, Frobisher, Iris, Mel, Evelyn, Charley (and Eight).
Warning: Spoilers for 'The Bride of Peladon'.

Recced because: It's a beautiful thing, built around a very simple prompt - Six gets Erimem a new cat. This he does, and there's clearly a great kinship between this Doctor and the cat (Five was not so fond of them) and that's great, but eve11 doesn't leave it at just that. Instead, Erimem lives out her life on the slow path and Six shows up with all his companions at various times in her life, and each meting shows us something different about Erimem, who is living her life very well without the Doctor - which is something else to be glad of. I must also admit that anything with Frobisher and/or Iris in it, and done well, is likely to bring me great joy. And this does - though, unlike anything else I've recced - it is somewhat bittersweet.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] cosmic-celery.livejournal.com
Story: No Rest for the Wicked
Author: AND ([livejournal.com profile] neadods)
Rating: Adult
Author's summary: The Doctor, suicidal after the Time War, meets a younger, more innocent self - and decides to rewrite history.
Characters/Pairings: Evelyn Smythe, Six/Nine
Warnings: Explicit Sex
Word Count: 1523

Recced because: I really enjoy glimpses of the ninth Doctor pre-Rose because it allows for a much darker and often more dangerous Doctor than we see in the TV series. AND's Nine is written well in this dark mood, while the sixth Doctor, often written as cruel, is believably innocent. While there is sex in this fic (and yes, you did read that Six/Nine tag correctly) it's really secondary to the exploration of the Doctor's post-Time War guilt.
[identity profile] cosmic-celery.livejournal.com
Hello, everyone! I'm [livejournal.com profile] cosmic_celery (NotOnBoats on Teaspoon) and I'll be reccing a mixed bag of fic this week. I hope everyone finds something that they like!

Lets start off the week with a bit of good ol' fashioned crack.

Story: Doctors’ Night Out or a Whole Bucket Full of Crazy
Author: finmagik
Rating: Adult
Author's summary: The various incarnations of the Doctors' meet up for a night on the town, in the village on Christopher street.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Evelyn Smythe, Romana II, Vislor Turlough, Four, Five, Six, Eight, Ten, Four/Six
Warnings: Swearing
Word Count: 3,700 with both chapters

Recced because: The crack. Oh the glorious, incomparable crack. This has to be my favorite in the "a bunch of Doctors meet, hijinks ensue" genre, and every time I come back to it it's still funny. Much to Finmajik's credit, she uses the stereotypes for each Doctor to hilarious effect, but also manages to add a smidgen of believability to the whole drunken affair.

A snippet... )
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: A Row (Or Two)
Author: vvj5
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1353
Author's Summary: On the usefulness of knitting in an emergency.
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe
Warnings: None

Recced because: Six and Evelyn are locked in a cell and have a discussion about escaping and knitting (not necessarily in that order). Evelyn is a character from the Big Finish audios, and I have a confession to make: I have never heard a single one of those audios. But not only do I love this fic, it has made me want to go buy BF audios so I can get more Evelyn, and my only worry is whether the Big Finish people can possibly write as wonderfully as vvj5 does in this story. If you're like me and don't know the audios, don't worry, because no background knowledge is needed (and you don't need to know Six, either -- just the Doctor). The dialogue shines, and while I can't vouch for Evelyn's characterization, Six is captured perfectly.

to tempt you )
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: Searching
Author: Paranoid Seat
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1343
Author's Summary: Evelyn finds some unexpected company.
Characters/Pairings: Evelyn Smythe, Wilfred Mott, Sixth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This story makes me SO happy. I'm a sucker for old skool meeting new skool and Wilf and Evelyn have beautiful chemistry. A gorgeous idea beautifully realized.

a small taste... )
[identity profile] tigerkat24.livejournal.com
And today's.

Story: Waiting to Break the Silence
Author: Samantha Wilkinson
Wordcount: 635
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: Evelyn isn't as good at keeping secrets as she thinks. WARNING: Contains a spoiler for Project: Lazarus.
Characters/Pairings: 6th Doctor, Evelyn Smythe
Warnings: none

Recced because: I have a soft spot for Six. I have an exceptionally soft spot for Six with Evelyn (or Six/Evelyn, should you choose to read it that way). This story gives us the more affectionate side of Six, the side we almost never get to see, while still keeping him perfectly in character (his frustration and anxiety in particular ring true). There's some lovely writing here, and a poignant ending.
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: Never Let Go
Author: [livejournal.com profile] bibliophile1887
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 700
Author's Summary: The Doctor wants to take Evelyn for a ride on the hoverbike. Evelyn doesn't trust the driver.
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe
Warnings: None

Recced because: I wanted to end the week with a story that was just straight-up fun, and I think this one fits the bill perfectly. It's an adorable little snippet of the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn being their lovable selves and it never fails to put a smile on my face.

Until next time!
[identity profile] eponymous-rose.livejournal.com
Title: Five Phone Calls the Doctor Never Received
Author: the_seventh_l
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2749
Author's Summary: He knew buying a mobile was a mistake. Five phone calls across the years that make up the Sixth Doctor's life.
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, Frobisher, Peri Brown, Mel Bush, Others
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a refreshingly original take on the old "five things" format, drawing on bits and pieces of the Sixth Doctor's era and quietly solving the little mysteries that arise. It's also one of those rare fics that can bring in characters from other fandoms without a jolt - and despite all these disparate elements, the author draws them together nicely with the running motif of the phone itself. A fun, fascinating, and surprisingly poignant look at the Sixth Doctor's era.
[identity profile] tigerkat24.livejournal.com
Story: Fading Star
Author: Settiai
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1804
Author's Summary: The Doctor finds out about Evelyn's heart condition... the hard way.
Characters/Pairings: Evelyn Smythe, Sixth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: More Evelyn fic is always a good thing, and this is a particularly good example, showing the relationship between Our Heroes in a nutshell. Six is at his best here, bombastic, rude, and loud while still capable of loving his companions just as deeply as anyone else, and Evelyn herself deals with him with her sort of exasperated affection that somehow turns him adorable. The story itself, dealing as it does with Evelyn's never-specified heart condition, is elegantly researched and written, with excellent use of tension and buildup. Highly recommended.
[identity profile] tigerkat24.livejournal.com
Story: Great Things Have Happened
Author: Doyle
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1783
Author's Summary: Evelyn gets sent on a Christmas errand. If only she knew what for...
Characters/Pairings: Evelyn Smythe, Barbara Wright, Sixth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is one of my absolute favorite stories in the Who fandom; it is, in fact, the one I signed up to recommend. Doyle does a spot-on Evelyn voice, with beautifully-characterized appearances from Six and Barbara. The ending always makes me catch my breath as Evelyn's mysterious Christmas errand turns out to be both less and more than it appears. Finally, the prose is wonderful, with so many little quotable snippets that I had serious trouble picking a sample for you.
Read more... )
amaresu: Sapphire and Steel from the opening (doctorwho-evelyn)
[personal profile] amaresu
As the icon indicates this will be the Evelyn rec for the week. I have already rec'd jedi_penguin this week, but it was unavoidable. That is a subtle hint that people need to write more Big Finish related fics.

Story: A Delightful Species
Author: jedi_penguin
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 623
Author's Summary: She would have said that she was too old for emotional rollercoasters, but she's been known to be mistaken before.
Characters/Pairings: Evelyn/Sixth Doctor
Warnings: Spoilers for Assassins in the Limelight

Recced because: This is a wonderful look at Evelyn's thoughts during the last few scenes of the audio. It has the same narrative feel as the audio which makes it click all the more as a tag to Assassins in the Limelight.

snippet of the story )
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: The Chinese Remainder Theorem
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eve11
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1540
Author's Summary: "This is the place? Oh, that afternoon we spent, just flying kites." (Inspired by the Big Finish audio, "The 100 Days of the Doctor.")
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe
Warnings: nope.

Recced because: Evelyn and the Sixth Doctor are one of my all-time favorite TARDIS pairings. I think they are absolutely perfect together. And this story is them in every possible way. The language, the banter, the underlying love...it's all them. Not to mention the fact that this piece contains one of the most magnificent metaphors in all of fandom.

a small taste... )
[identity profile] biichan.livejournal.com
Story: Fear and Freedom
Author: ponygirl
Rating: General
Word Count: 9153
Author's summary: It's a government out of control, and the Sixth Doctor has dropped them right in the middle of it, as usual. But he and Evelyn are not alone, and their new allies have familiar faces...
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Susan, First Doctor/Evelyn Smythe, Barbara, Ian
Warnings: Implied sexual assualt (offscreen) and some violence.

Recced because: It's a clever, engaging, well-written story about a less appreciated Doctor.

A word about the Sixth Doctor... )

In ponygirl's “Fear and Freedom,” Evelyn and the Doctor have arrived in the dystopian near future: America of the mid-twenty-first century. What they don't expect, however, is that they aren't the only Doctor and companion involved in events—Susan, Barbara, Ian and the First Doctor are here too and things are about to get a bit more complicated, given that Susan and the Sixth Doctor have both been arrested and sent to a processing center.

Ponygirl's character voices are immensely well-done. The reunion of the Sixth Doctor with Susan is touching and the flirtation between Evelyn and the First Doctor is really quite sweet. I'd recommend this fic to everyone—even if you aren't familiar with either era of the show, it's still a very good fic.
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[identity profile] drho.livejournal.com
Story: Ten Times Trouble
Author: TigerKat
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 8157
Author's Summary: Ian and Barbara are getting married. All ten Doctors go to their wedding. Chaos ensues.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton, the Doctor (1-10), Ace McShane, Donna Noble, Evelyn Smythe, Fitz Kreiner, Jack Harkness, Jamie McCrimmon, Other Character(s), Romana II, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None. 

Recced because: Ian and Barbara deserve a perfectly lovely and smooth wedding, complete with affection, cake, peace, and presents. But Ten Times Trouble is like a real wedding, rolling everyone’s drunk uncle, interrupting brother, affectionate friends, and bickering relatives into ten incorrigible packages. This sweet, funny, and poignant story has more than a bit of appeal for almost every part of fandom. 
[identity profile] samantha2074.livejournal.com
Story: Past Imperfect
Author: ponygirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 14,191
Author's Summary: Sometimes you need a little help, and it's good to see a familiar face from the past.
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is kind of like the cozy cardigan (one of Evelyn's perhaps?) of fics. I'm a sucker for multi-doctor stories to begin with, and if you include Evelyn Smythe, one of my favorite companions, all the better. Ponygirl's story is full of breezy action and humor, tempered with moments both sweet and bittersweet. I enjoy all of the character interactions and always finish this story with a smile on my face.
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[personal profile] settiai
Story: Five Times The Doctor Narrowly Avoided Certain Death (With The Help Of His Traveling Companions)
Author: Biichan
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1689
Author's Summary: The Doctor gets by with a little help from his friends.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Evelyn Smythe, Harry Sullivan, Hex Schofield, Sarah Jane Smith, Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, The Master (Delgado), Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: I know it's probably cheating a bit, since this story was actually written for me in a ficathon, but it really is one of my favorites. I absolutely adore it, and I just couldn't pass up the chance to point people in its direction.

It's actually a series of five short snapshots in time, each one featuring a different incarnation of the Doctor and his various companions. One of the things that I adore about this story is that it features such a variety of companions, including several from the Big Finish audios who aren't seen in fanfiction nearly enough. (Evelyn! Hex!) It's hilarious at some points, bittersweet at others, and everyone is very much in character.

short excerpt )

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[identity profile] violetisblue.livejournal.com
Story: Nights Like This
Author: Joan Milligan
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: A big loud man and a little old lady walk into a bar...
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor/Evelyn Smythe (Big Finish audio companion)
Warnings: None

Recced because: Evelyn Smythe, for those unfamiliar with her, is a fiftyish historian with a steel backbone who gives as good as she gets, which is probably why she makes such a fine foil to the Sixth Doctor's abrasiveness and arrogance. This story, told in the style of a rambling joke that turns sweet but not sappy, shows this very odd couple in their element, arguing, drinking, dancing, laughing, alarming everyone around them without meaning to (and sometimes very deliberately meaning to) and generally being wrapped up in one another in a way that made me smile. Six is definitely not my favorite of the Doctors, but I like him with Evelyn, very much.
[identity profile] doyle_sb4.livejournal.com
Story: Like Nobody's Watching
Author: Andraste
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: The Doctor has been dancing for a long time.
Characters/Pairings: Doctors One through Ten, also Barbara, Ian, Vicki, Ben, Polly, Benton, Romana I, Tegan, Turlough, Evelyn, Mel, Charley, C'rizz, Rose and Jack. (Apologies to the unfortunate person doing the tags...)
Warnings: None

Recced because:
Ten Doctors, thirteen companions and a hell of a lot of dancing (that's dancing, not 'dancing'). I really appreciated the fact that this went for some less usual Doctor-companion pairs - Benton, C'rizz, the Seven segment being about Mel instead of Ace. I loved this for the humour and the insight, but what pushed it into must-rec category was the last section, with Barbara dancing at her wedding with a strange man in a pin-stripe suit, bringing the dance right back to the beginning.

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