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Story: Not Another Duplicate
Author: ClocketPatch
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2272
Author's Summary: In which the Doctor meets a Harry.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It seems all too rare these days to find a good Harry-fic – and this is a good Harry fic, be in no doubt – but even more so to find one that focuses on the Doctor and Harry. In this, Harry and the Doctor have an accidental non-linear meeting that manages to confuse both of them, and it’s a joy – with a double dose of Harry, no less...

Have an extract )
[identity profile] romanajo123.livejournal.com
Story: Quest Object
Author: vvj5
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3987
Author's Summary: Harry and Sarah are down in some caves, trying to retrieve an important artefact, but the trouble with lost artefacts is that they tend to be well-guarded…
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (4th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: It is an interesting adventure with this TARDIS team complete with some rather nice chemistry and comfort moments between the two companions.
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Greetings all! I'm Clocketpatch, and after a bit of a tardy start I'm all set to be your resident reccer for the next couple of weeks. I've got a nice mixed bag of eras and styles so hopefully there will be something for everyone. If you see something you enjoy, please leave a comment on the fic itself to let the author know!

Story: The Interview
Author: Llywela
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2187
Author's Summary: Sarah asks Harry for a favour; a meandering bit of fluff with a sting in its tail.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Luke Smith, Rani Chandra, Sarah-Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because:

Harry Sullivan was mentioned (briefly) in this week's episode of Doctor Who, and it's not the first time he's been reference either. For a companion who spent surprisingly little time actually onboard the TARDIS (just a season and a bit... and most of that time the TARDIS was MIA) he has a surprising fandom sticking power. He's old-fashioned, a bit bumbling, and utterly endearing. He is also quite a difficult character to nail down in fic without turning him into a caricature. This fic manages it with gusto.

Even though it is mostly dialogue (a stream of silly interview questions) it perfectly captures both Harry Sullivan and Sarah-Jane Smith and their strong, slightly-teasing friendship. I laughed out loud several times while reading, and came away feeling like I now know infinitely more about these characters and their lives than I did going in. There is some sorrow as well, but the fic doesn't dwell on it. This is a story about friendship and how it endures and enriches us.

And it is beautiful.


A small taste )
[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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[personal profile] lost_spook
Story: Reconnection
Author: Llywela
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3032
Author's Summary: There is comfort to be found in a friend.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It’s a beautifully done and wonderfully satisfactory look at Harry and Sarah, being friends and helping each other, even after time and a few quarrels have come between them – reconnecting, as the title says. I can’t recommend it enough; it’s just lovely.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
My next rec. is old-style Who, featuring the Fourth Doctor's most memorable companion:

Story: Lost Property
Author: Llywela
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 7069
Author's Summary: An average, hectic day at UNIT for Harry Sullivan takes a turn for the bewildering when the Doctor unexpectedly drops by with a strange new companion in tow.
Characters/Pairings: 4th Doctor, Harry Sullivan, Leela, Sergeant Benton
Warnings: None

Recced because: One of the fun aspects of this fandom is the ability to mix characters from wildly different parts of space and time, who never met in canon. Here Harry Sullivan meets Leela, and a certain amount of chaos ensues.

A short extract )
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And this is the last rec from me. I hope you've enjoyed at least some of these stories.

Story: Dr Harry Sullivan in... Another Exciting Adventure! (The ‘You Had To Be There’ Remix)
Author: aralias
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1408
Author's Summary: Watch Out, Opponents of Women’s Rights! Doctor Harry Sullivan is on your tail!
Characters/Pairings: None listed, but includes Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, Fourth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's written in an hilarious style from the point of view of someone who thinks Harry is a hero and everything he does is inherently heroic. Whereas the Doctor and Sarah aren't, of course.

Excerpt )

If you like this story don't forget to tell the author!
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Hello, calufrax. I'm Paranoidangel and I have a variety of recs over the next fortnight, beginning with a long one from an author that hasn't been recced here before.

Story: The Freedom of Lindos
Author: Llywela
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 57,557
Author's Summary: En route to Scotland, the TARDIS accidentally lands the Doctor, Sarah and Harry in the middle of a desperate struggle for freedom on the other side of the galaxy.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, Fourth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a lovely long story with an interesting plot about the people of the planet Lindos and what's being done to them. There's plenty for the Doctor, Sarah and Harry to do in it, using their particular skills. The characterisation of the three main characters is spot on and the original characters and their races are fleshed out and interesting.

Excerpt )

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[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 )
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Story: Dance Lessons
Author: reversingpolarity
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 786
Author's Summary: The Doctor has finally landed Sarah and Harry somewhere relatively safe. So why not enjoy a party?
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a lovely bit of fluff between Harry and Sarah. Their banter is perfectly them and Harry being Harry is amusing, as is Sarah getting Harry to do what she wants.

Excerpt )

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[identity profile] doctorpancakes.livejournal.com
Story: Passing the Time
Author: vvj5
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 624
Characters: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith
Author's Summary: Sarah and Harry discuss cells, escape plans – and the Doctor’s scarf.
Warnings: None
Recced because: I'm a sucker for these quiet little moments where characters just talk about stuff, and I'm a huge sucker for Sarah and Harry, and they're written so adorably and so perfectly here. One wonders if Harry will ever remember to stop trying to call Sarah "old girl" after all.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] sleepismyfriend.livejournal.com
Story: A Quiet Interlude
Author: spydurwebb
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3239
Author's Summary: Set during Android Invasion, our heroes have a little bit of downtime.
Characters/Pairings: Fourth Doctor/Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan
Warnings:

Recced because: [livejournal.com profile] spydurwebb is one of my favourite people in the universe, and the more she writes, the more I think she grows. She's amazing at writing the sometimes flat style in which classic Who was constructed. I watched Android Invasion immediately before reading this, and if it wasn't for the slight mature bit towards the end, it easily could have been inserted towards the end of the serial for the overthinking Doctor and the somewhat clueless Sarah Jane. Harry's always a great sidekick of course. ;)

Excerpt:

His blue eyes pierced her, looking through to her very soul. ‘Are you happy, Sarah?’

'What?’ She sat up straight, the question surprising her. She thought for a moment. ‘Yes, I suppose I am.’ She moved her hand from his shoulder to rest against the back of his head. ‘I’m sitting here safe and secure with my best friend, what’s not to be happy about?’ She felt one of his hands shift from her waist to her lower back. She turned the question back on him, her voice low and hesitant. ‘Are you happy, Doctor?’

‘In this exact moment in time?’ With the hand that wasn’t at her back, he reached up with the back of his index finger and ghosted a line along the edge of her face. Resettling his hand along her hip, he closed his eyes and took another deep breath before whispering. ‘Immeasurably.’
[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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Story: Five Times Sarah Lied to the Doctor About Harry
Author: vvj5
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1379
Author's Summary: There's absolutely nothing going on between Harry and Sarah, whatever the Doctor thinks.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (4th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's quite funny and the humour comes from the characters being perfectly themselves. The Doctor thinks he's knows things, Harry has no idea and Sarah's the one in control of both of them. Which is pretty normal for those three, really.

Excerpt )
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Story: Overheard at the UNIT Christmas party, 2009 (probably)
Author: shinyjenni
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 593
Author's Summary: Conversations overheard at the UNIT Christmas party.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Cliff Jones, Harry Sullivan, Jo Grant, Liz Shaw, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Sergeant Benton, UNIT
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's short and funny. The conversations are interesting, as the combinations of participants.

Excerpt )

If you like this, don't forget to tell the author.
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Story: Here Be Dragons!
Author: MinervaFan
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4665
Author's Summary: In order to get a rare substance for the TARDIS, Harry and Sarah must get married. Too bad the Doctor didn't give them much advance warning.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah/Harry, Sarah/Fourth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is funny as the Doctor hints at things and fails to tell Sarah and Harry other things. I like the initial idea of Sarah and Harry having to get married in order to get a part for the TARDIS, but what makes this fic stand out is what's happening between Sarah and Harry, and Sarah and the Doctor.

Excerpt )

If you like this, don't forget to tell the author.
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Story: The Inestimable Value of a Good Pair of Shoes
Author: aces
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3531
Author's Summary: Harry Sullivan, a man who knows the fine art of shoe loss and replacement.
Characters/Pairings: Bernice Summerfield, Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (8th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: I might be biased, since it was written for me in a ficathon, but then it is Harry fic in characters, so what's not to like? It's a fun tale of various times when Harry lost his shoes and never puts him down. He gets to meet a couple of characters from other eras along the way, so it's interesting to see how he interacts with them. It's just wonderfully characterised and fun.

Excerpt )

If you like this, don't forget to tell the author.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
I'm [livejournal.com profile] ffutures (Marcus Rowland on Teaspoon), and I'll be reccing from May 2nd to the 8th. No special themes this time; just a mixture of straight whofic and some crossovers, different eras, etc. I should maybe mention that I don't consider Who/Torchwood/SJA to be separate universes, so don't count stories that involve more than one of them as crossovers.

Story: Every Jumped-Up Agency
Author: Livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1645
Author's Summary: Not even an alien invasion's straightforward at 13 Bannerman Road.
Characters/Pairings: Clyde Langer, Harry Sullivan, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Owen Harper, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings:None
Recced because: With the recent death of Elisabeth Sladen I particularly wanted to begin with a story that featured Sarah Jane Smith, but with a fun story rather than angst. Eventually I found this, a nice example of the humorous possibilities of tampering with the fabric of space and time.
[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
So Primsong has already done her first rec, but since it's still Sunday in my time zone, I figured I'd do my last. And since Remix Redux just opened their archives today, I thought I'd rec a remix done two years ago (which is coincidentally the first time I participated.)

Story: Superb (The Sex-O-Matic Venus Freak remix)
Author: LizBee
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1913
Author's summary: Romana has improved on the Doctor's technique by quite a bit.
Characters/Pairings: Romana/Strella/Reinhardt, Romana/Mel, Romana/Tosh, Romana/Harry, Romana/Simm!Master, Romana/Lucy, Romana/Sarah Jane, Romana/Martha, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: no actual on-screen sex (though there's plenty of implying)

Recced because: It's silly, naughty, and just plain fun, not mention pretty darn funny as well. I especially enjoyed the running gag about week-long Time Lady orgasms. (The story it remixes, Livii's she'll be superb is fun as well, but Magicallaw already recced it two years ago.)


Everything you ever heard about Time Lord sexuality, or the nonexistence thereof, is a lie.

Okay, historically it's true that Time Lords were a bit repressed. The grandeur and majesty of the heritage of Rassilon didn't exactly lend itself to elaborate scenes of debauchery. But these days, there are only a handful of Time Lords around, and it's safe to say the species is, as a whole, pretty damn sexy. If a skinny man in a suit offers you a ride in his phone box, you'd best pack your good knickers. If a dapper madman takes you out dancing, you should resign yourself to the inevitability of a night of passion and bad pop music. If a sweet-looking blonde gives you a flirtatious look over the rim of her cocktail glass--

But let's not get ahead of ourselves.
[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.
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I've been trying to avoid reccing ongoing WIPs because I know many like to read completed stories. However the authors of this story updated this one today, so I just had to include it in the rec list.


Story: Never Quite Normal
Author: Pairadox Timeline
Rating: Adult/R
Word Count: 57,480; currently at 26 chapters
Author's Summary: He can't abide his face in the mirror or the memory of what he has done. The silence has made him insane and the insanity has made him dangerous. At the end of the Time War, the Doctor takes drastic steps, with the help of friends old and new. Nine AU.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose, Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge Stewart/Doris Stewart, Harry Sullivan, John Benton, Jackie Tyler, Mickey Smith
Warnings: Adult language, some violence, issues of alcohol abuse.

Recced because: The authors take a broken and dmanaged post - Time War Nine, and spins a brilliant AU based on making a drastic path with his life. The bonds between himself and Classic Who characters, the Brigadier, Benton, and Harry Sullivan are lovingly evident and his meeting with Rose and the development of their relationship is painfully poignant. Both Classic and New Who fans will find unique gems to enjoy about this story and it's overall tale of pain, loss, and trying to put oneself back together again.
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Story: Interlude
Author: Persiflage
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1515
Author's Summary: A brief interlude in the shared lives of Martha and Harry.
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Harry Sullivan
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is such a sweet Martha/Harry story. They're both great in it, being themselves and being amusing and sweet because of it.

Excerpt )

If you like this, don't forget to tell the author!
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Story: "And When I'm Introduced to One"
Author: Maymargaret
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2814
Author's Summary: Harry meets Maria, Luke and Clyde
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, Maria Jackson, Luke Smith, Clyde Langer
Warnings: None

Recced because: Everyone's so funny in this, the way they react to each other. And it uses a method of having people meet for the first time that works well in Doctor Who and doesn't seem over-used here.

Excerpt )

If you like this, don't forget to tell the author!
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Story: Andromeda
Author: orbythesea
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1934
Author's Summary: "It's not that she wants him to leave, not exactly. It's just that she's afraid he'll stay." Post-School Reunion Sarah Jane/Harry.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane/Harry
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's broken Sarah/Harry in a way that I can believe happened. The characterisation is spot on and Sarah describes Harry perfectly in it. You can feel the emotions of the two of them and what they feel about each other without it having to be explained.

Excerpt )

If you liked this, don't forget to tell the author!
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Hi I’m Clocket and I’ll be your assigned reccer for the next seven days. Hopefully I’ll be able to give you a nice selection of lengths and eras with a good crack-to-angst ratio. Since I’m swamped with school this week I wrote most of these up a good month in advance so here’s hoping no one steals the recs.


Story: To the Rescue
Author: dbskyler
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1381
Author's Summary: Sarah Jane is in Aberdeen! Help is on the way.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah-Jane, Jack Harkness, K-9, Jo Grant, Romana II, Harry Sullivan
Warnings: probably best not to be drinking anything that might wreck your laptop when reading this

Recced because:
Mondays need a bit of humour, therefore I bring you this wonderful and highly plausible fic about what Sarah-Jane did after getting dumped in Aberdeen. Did she weep and angst in a corner, a helpless little maiden in distress?
– of course not! She’s Sarah-Jane!
The Doctor, however, is set on the notion that she must be rescued, and sends various companions to do the deed; the results are predictably hilarious as Sarah-Jane rolls her eyes at each in turn and gets on with her sight-seeing (this involves wild misappropriations of UNIT funding).



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[personal profile] mizz_destiny
Story: Doctor Who and the Nowhere Men
Author: Rowena Zahnrei
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 69403
Author's Summary: Doctor Who, meet the Beatles! When the TARDIS is yanked off course by a disturbingly powerful force, the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler find terrible shadow creatures are stalking John Lennon. Where are they from? What do they want? The solution may force the Doctor to break the 1st Law of Time.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Rose, Four, Sarah Jane, Harry Sullivan
Warning: WIP

Recced because: Doctor Who AND The Beatles. What else could you ask for? How about an intricate timey-whimey plot! It's really well done as the Doctor and Rose try to save the Beatles' lives, while the Doctor, Sarah Jane, and Harry thought they were just going to enjoy the music! There's also neat glances of history and a whole society based on the music of the band! SO. MUCH. FUN.

Like I said, there is a warning that this is a work in progress story. It was last updated on December 27, 2008. It's well worth the read though!
[identity profile] stellastars.livejournal.com
My final rec for the week... I hope that you've enjoyed some of the stories I selected. It's been a pleasure sharing my favorites here!

Story: Home
Author: ClocketPatch
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8893
Author's Summary: "Home is where the heart is, though sometimes we're too busy trying to run away to recognise it."
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (3rd), The Doctor (9th), Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Harry Sullivan, Jo Grant, Mike Yates, John Benton, UNIT
Warnings: Angst, Dark Themes, Swearing

Recced because: This fic features the intriguing combination of Three and Nine and there are four reasons why it is a standout for me: 1) the vividness of the imagery, particularly in the opening scenes; 2) the brilliant dialogue, which captures not only what these characters would say, but the exact manner in which they would say it; 3) the connections to tiny details from both New and Classic Who; and, 4) the intensity of story, dark, with raw emotion and such anguish. This story hurts, but it is so very worth the read.
[identity profile] stellastars.livejournal.com
Story: The Trouble With Harry
Author: Azar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 26,386
Author's Summary: "Abby's past and present collide when she and the missing Admiral Sullivan they're searching for turn out to have a mutual friend--the Doctor. Crossover with NCIS."
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (8th), Martha Jones, Abby Sciuto, Gibbs, Tony DiNozzo, Ziva David, Tim McGee, Ducky, Director Shepard, Original Characters
Warnings: Spoilers: Doctor Who - Robot through Terror of the Zygons, 1996 Movie, and Season 3 through Blink. NCIS - through 5x14.

Recced because: This is story is just plain fun to read. Azar writes Harry, Ten, Eight, Martha and the entire cast of NCIS brilliantly. The plot is fast-paced, clever, and features some cool aliens. Each time I read this story, it makes me smile. (And if you're not familiar with NCIS, don't worry -- you'll still enjoy it!)
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Story: La Vie Boheme
Author: Doctor Tam
Rating: All-Ages
Word Count: 2075
Author's Summary: A non-linear character study: "He composes a symphony for accordion and dog whistle, goes pike fishing in the Thames, and gets a sunburn on his nose. After all, the universe isn’t his responsibility."
Characters/Pairings: Four, The Brig, Harry, Sarah Jane, Leela, Romana I, Romana II, K-9
Warnings: None

It's not too hard to scratch the surface with Four (teeth & curls, scarf, jelly baby, hello!), but he's always seemed to be one of the more difficult Doctors to get beneath the surface with.

This story not only goes deep, but also provides a lovely illumination of Four: his fears, his hopes, his motivations, and his interactions with his friends and companions. Even the non-linear nature of the story is perfectly suited to the Fourth Doctor (and the sections are scattered to great effect).
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: Something of a Hero
Author: Settiai
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1682
Author's Summary: His knees buckled as the world went dark.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, Fourth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: I love Harry Sullivan. I admit it. He may be an imbecile, but he means well and his relationship with Sarah Jane makes me happier than I can say. This story is a perfect example of why I think those two are so adorable together. Sweet and touching and Harry being so, so Harry.

a small taste... )
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: Movable Type
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ellisbelle
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 109
Author's Summary: The Doctor is either really bad at choosing Christmas gifts or exceptionally good at it.
Characters/Pairings: Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan
Warnings: None

Recced because: An adorable christmas drabble sure to please. Who could ask for anything more?
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
Story: Friends and Memories
Author: [livejournal.com profile] vamplover82
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 713
Author's Summary: The Doctor visits an old friend.
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor/Harry Sullivan
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a pairing that honestly never occurred to me, but works beautifully. And the set-up made me laugh out loud, given certain tropes in the EDAs. The whole thing is absolutely adorable.

A small taste... )
[identity profile] elyssadc.livejournal.com
(I'm so sorry! Slight technical difficulties. I promise I'll get all the recs in by the end of the week.)

Story: Zoetrope
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3098
Author's Summary: Sarah Jane Smith comes home.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith/Sergeant Benton/Harry Sullivan
Warnings: Awesomeness

Recced because: This story was written for me, so it should be no surprise to anyone that I'm reccing it. But the truth is, even if it hadn't been written for me this would still be one of my top five favorite Who stories EVER. It's got everything I could possibly want. Hope and love and companions realistically dealing with the aftermath of their time with the Doctor. It also has one of the greatest Brig cameos in the history of fanfic. I love this story so much it's ridiculous.

A small taste... )
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Story: Another Day in UNIT
Author: catelfemma
Rating: Teen
Author's summary: One by one, the Brigadier's soldiers are being frozen.
Characters/Pairings: Benton/Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Harry Sullivan, Mike Yates
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~2,900 words

Recced because: Cute, clever, and funny, this is a great little slice of life for UNIT, with a bonus of some nicely handled inter-team slash. All the character voices are perfectly done, solving the mystery includes reading through archives, and Benton gets to save the day – and sneak in a kiss or two. This is just sheer good fun.
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[personal profile] clocketpatch
Story: Harry in a hole
Author: vvj5
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4517
Author's Summary: What it says. Harry Sullivan falls down a hole and finds he's not alone.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (4th)
Warnings:

Recced because:

It’s exactly what the title and summary say: Harry, in a hole. The world really does need more Harry. He’s sweet, clumsy, and always ready to help. He’s the original tindog! And this story makes for a stunning showcase of Lt. Harry Sullivan in all his glory.

Also, today/tomorrow is Halloween, and, fitting with that theme, this story is rather quite creepy at points.

Enjoy!
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[personal profile] nonelvis
Story: Just Another Friday Night
Author: MinervaFan/[livejournal.com profile] minerva_fan
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5,215
Author's Summary: All Sarah Jane wants for her thirtieth birthday is a bit of Italian food and a quiet night with a friend. The universe has other ideas. OR: The Tale of How Harry Sullivan Bows to Peer Pressure and is Made to Regret It By Miss Sarah Jane Smith.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane/Harry, the Brigadier, Yates, Benton, Jo
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a fluffy, funny, and utterly delightful story about the consequences of arranging a surprise party for someone who really, really doesn't want one. Although Harry isn't the only UNIT employee responsible for the party, Sarah Jane takes the opportunity to play one long, practical joke on him for revenge, and watching her run rings around him is incredibly entertaining.
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[identity profile] carawj.livejournal.com
Because apparently two recs today are not quite enough. ;) This brings me a little closer to my target of seven, anyway, and will be my last for this week. It's been a lot of fun!

Story: A Knight in Shining Armour
Author: atraphoenix
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1854
Author's Summary: “I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Life on Earth, after everything I’ve seen? How am I supposed to get back to normal?”
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan/Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: A really gorgeous version of what happened between Sarah Jane and Harry after she left the TARDIS. My very favourite thing about this is that it has a brilliant twist part way through that just makes the whole piece and feels very real. There's lovely Harry characterization particularly, and Sarah Jane's is great too, and the ending is completely wonderful.
[identity profile] pimpmytardis.livejournal.com
Story: Postcards
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 836
Author's Summary: Doris Lethbridge-Stewart enjoys a relaxing holiday in the Highlands. Ish.
Characters/Pairings: Doris Lethbridge-Stewart/the Brig, Harry Sullivan, implied others
Warnings: None given

Recced because: Doris gets precious little screentime, but I like to think of her something like this. Which is to say, someone caring, funny, and completely unphased by both aliens and her husband's inability to actually retire. It's short, but wonderful.

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