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Hello! Happy to be reccing again!

Story: Golden Future
Author: perfectlyrose
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1451
Author's Summary:The Doctor is rather fascinated by an anachronistic blonde with impossible timelines that he stumbles across on a asteroid bazaar.
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: None

Recced because: I really liked the concept of this fic, and Rose's situation really made me curious to see more of her and what she was up to, but having her run into Eight really felt like it could happen and this would be the way the characters would react. The author really picks ups on their chemistry, as if Eight had been Nine or Ten, but she creates something a little bit new with them too. Cute piece, and great characterizations.

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Greetings, [community profile] calufrax! I know it's been a little while, but we're back, and I'm going to kick things off with two weeks of recs. (I'm still looking for reccers starting in late March, too, so please volunteer if you're interested!)

Story: Extract (Artificial Vanilla is Cheaper)
Author: livii
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 907
Author's Summary: This has happened more times than he'd like to admit.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Warnings: Noncon/dubcon

Recced because: I was going to use this first rec to take advantage of our new rule allowing previously recced fics, but when I checked back through the comm archives to find out when this story had last been recced, it turned out ... it hadn't been. Which is frankly shocking, because it's a hell of a story: a dark look at how the Tenth Doctor and Rose might have had a damaged, dysfunctional relationship based on other relationships they'd had and lost. I've shipped Doctor/Rose for years, but I still love a story that explores how things could go terribly wrong, and this is unquestionably that story. It's short, but it packs a hell of a punch.

excerpt, after the cut )
[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] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: That Look in Your Eye
Author: Hidden Treasures
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 350
Author's Summary: Rose misinterprets the Doctor's actions right after being trapped together in their new universe.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler/Metacrisis Tenth Doctor; Jackie Tyler
Warnings: None given by the author. I'm gonna personally warn for potential steaminess.

Recced because: For the most part, I don't read very much that tends toward out-and-out-Sexy. But this one...I'm amazed it didn't steam up my computer screen! It is, in a word, yummy. It's just irresistible. :D
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
*waves happily* Hi, guys! Looks like Irish is back again, with more goodies to share!

So, let's get started, shall we? First in line...

Story: A Fundamental Truth
Author: Pir8grl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 358
Author's Summary: Tag scene to Boom Town.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, Ninth Doctor
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It's very peaceful and soothing, and shows just how quickly Rose became special to the Doctor. I really love it. I think you will, too.
[identity profile] doctorxdonna.livejournal.com
Sorry it's been so long between recs, I've been recovering from a nasty case of the flu.

Story: Welcome to the House!
Author: Masterpwn
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 31896
Author's Summary: Multiple people who have never met each other are selected by a secret organization for unknown reasons and forced to survive in the most terrible place they have ever been in full of traps and monsters. It will take their best to stay alive and find out the truth, but the house will try everything to kill them. Is escape even possible? Will anyone even survive this? 10 go in, 1 comes out... Or so they say.
Characters/Pairing: Amy Pond, Clara Oswald, Donna Noble, Rose Tyler, River Song, Martha Jones, Rory Williams, the 9th Doctor, the 10th Doctor, the 11th Doctor
Warnings: Explicit violence, swearing, several major character deaths

As I've said before, I love a good AU, and this story fits the bill. Perhaps my favorite thing about it though is that we get a whole mess of characters who never got a chance to interact in canon working together towards a common goal. This story is full of surprises, twists, and turns-I never knew what to expect next, which is part of why I loved it so much. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
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Hello again! It's my first time reccing in a while, and I signed up specifically because I wanted to gush about this story. Without further ado...

Story: A Ghost Story
Author: Kelkat9
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 76054
Author's Summary: Stressed-out post grad maths and computer science student Rose Tyler moves into a house with a reputation for being haunted. She scoffs at the things at first as she has her own issues with her personal life and school. Soon, she can’t ignore or logically explain what’s happening. Her inner scientist is intrigued and she starts to investigate. The more she investigates, the more things happen and she becomes obsessed with solving the mystery of the house and the disappearance of one Dr. James McCrimmon who vanished mysteriously in 1968.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, other DW characters
Warnings: Explicit sex, swearing

I've recced Kelkat9's stuff before, and I'll probably do it again, because I love a good Ten/Rose AU, and no one writes them finer than she. This story is exactly what it says on the tin-a ghost story/haunted house story, and it's deliciously creepy. I don't recommend reading at night, unless you want to make yourself jumpy and uneasy. This is more than just a ghost story, though, it's a mystery and a love story, too, and all the various plots weave together beautifully. Trust me, you want to find out what happened to Dr. James McCrimmon. Even though I know how it ends, I've reread this story 3 or 4 times because it's just so perfect.
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Story: John
Author: Alex Caligari
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5732
Author's Summary: A blonde, an explosion, and a leather jacket.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: This is one of my favorite canon diversion AUs. Here, the story of "Rose" is retold with Rose as the Doctor and the Ninth Doctor as her companion. I find it just as fun as the episode it's based on.
[identity profile] spacetimecndrm.livejournal.com
Story: Revisions Which A Minute Will Reverse
Author: sparrowmarrow with thirty2flavors
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 20,363
Author's Summary: From a dingy hotel in Norway, the Doctor and Rose realise something has gone wrong. A timey-wimey interpretation of Turn Left.
Characters/Pairings: Metacrisis Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler, Donna Noble
Warnings: None.

Recced because: By now, some of you may have figured out that I'm a fan of complicated time travel plot devices. This is another example, done spectacularly well. In a sense, this is a fix-it fic for Journey's End but it changes so little from the established events that I hesitate to call it that. For anyone who had issues with the predicament that the Doctor left Rose and his half-human duplicate to deal with, this answers some of those concerns nicely while re-visiting and reframing the events of Turn Left. Beautiful and painful.
[identity profile] spacetimecndrm.livejournal.com
Story: Together in the Altogether
Author: ABadPlanWellExecuted
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 4721
Author's Summary: What's a little nudity between friends?
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Warnings: None.

Recced because: The whole “unexpected nudity reveals hidden amorous / romantic feelings” scenario is a old trope in fan fiction, I know - I've even used it myself - but this is a particularly fun example. It's silly, it's cute, it's hilariously disgusting. The dialogue is pretty brilliant, especially the Doctor's. Read it for the slug prison, if nothing else.
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Story: Out of Sequence
Author: Rhaella
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3182
Author's Summary: Rose isn’t ready to settle down just yet. Romana fails in her first attempt to return to N-Space. Mostly. Post Journey's End, but only for one of them.
Characters/Pairings: Romana II, Rose Tyler
Warnings: None

Recced because:

There is a whole genre of Who fics devoted to the question of "What happened to Rose?" and another whole cascade asking, "And what about Romana?" This fic lives where the Ven Diagram of those two questions intersect. It plays with themes of time and fate. It isn't really about Rose as The Bad Wolf, but does a lot with that theme and uses it in ways that I haven't seen elsewhere. It uses emotions the way an artist uses colour. There are moments of aching loneliness, nostaligia, joy, hope, and punch-to-the-gut sorrow. It's very difficult to describe without giving too much away. But it's a short read, and one I'm recommending to anyone who enjoys Rose, Romana, or Timey-Wimey fic in general.


Sample:

Under Here )
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: Absolution
Author: Skyler10
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,219
Author's Summary: All this time, Tentoo has lived with the burden and haunting guilt of the day he ended the Time War. Well, he says ended, but it’s never really been over for him. Not with what he did, or how he did it. But what if Eleven could somehow get a message through the void to relay what really happened? That it didn’t end the way his part-human self thinks it did?
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler/Metacrisis Doctor, Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This was posted only yesterday, and I knew that I must add it to my rec list. I wanted to cry the moment I read it. It is simply beautiful, moving, a little but much-needed addition to 'The Day of the Doctor'. Every voice is perfectly in-character. I'm not sure what else to say. Just...enjoy. ♥
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Story: Woman Wept
Author: haveloved
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1042
Author's Summary: The Doctor takes Rose to the icy planet Woman Wept for a night of fun and sight-seeing.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Warnings: no standard warnings apply

Recced because: This is haveloved's interpretation of what Woman Wept might've been. Not only am I in love with the description of Woman Wept in this fic, but I also like the tropey hurt/comfort scenes throughout the story. To me, it's the right amount of fluffy while still adhering to the show canon.
[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. )
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Story: Given Conciousness
Author: Masterpwn
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 667 words
Author's Summary: Tentoo's feelings and thoughts during and after growing out of a hand, his actions on the Crucible, Bad Wolf Bay, and what could have been.
Characters/Pairings: The Tenth Doctor, the Tenth Doctor (duplicate), Donna Noble, Rose Tyler
Warnings:None

Recced because: A very powerful and emotional fic about the duplicate Doctor’s thoughts and feelings.
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Story: Through and Through
Author: wuhdemah
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 790
Author's Summary: The cracks in the skin of the universe were open; it shouldn't have been surprising that the fabric between his universe and hers had also come undone.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor/Rose Tyler
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I loved this because I am a sucker for Eleven seeing Rose Tyler again, and this short little fic hit the spot. It's fluffy and cute with just a bit of light romance, but I think the best thing about it is Rose taking in the Doctor as Eleven, and despite that, the way they feel about each other doesn't seem to change much. Both characters are wonderfully portrayed in this meeting and I think it's a good way to get them together for a short piece.
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: Dark, Dank, and Somewhat Gloomy
Author: Fayth
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3,086
Author's Summary: They are out of milk--again--and need to take a short cut. The Doctor doesn't have a great sense of direction.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: A certain degree of spookiness

Recced because: "Spooky" and "adorable" are two words that don't usually belong in the same sentence. But, in this case, apply in equal measure. :D Because there is simply no other way to describe what you're about to read.
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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 )
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Story: Strings Attached
Author: [livejournal.com profile] beshter
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 80,918 (and counting)
Author's Summary: Pete Tyler thought he was agreeing to making his entire life better. Sometimes gifts come with strings attached. When his entire life is turned upside down, fate gives him a second chance at pulling it together.
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler (both universes), Pete Tyler (Pete’s world), Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler, the Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None by author (character death mentioned)
Recced because: I’m taking a chance by rec’ing this,  because it’s unfinished. However, there are 22 chapters, which gives you plenty to chew on until the final chapters come — and the author appears to have a schedule, which means this fascinating story should be completed. I certainly hope so, because this tackles one of the fascinating untold stories in the Whoniverse; how did the Pete Tyler of Pete’s World come to be so different from the lovable, but unsuccessful Pete Tyler of our world? [livejournal.com profile] beshter has a knack I love in writers: they build a believable world, they create characters who act believably, and they act only on the information they know. We, as readers, know what’s happening and why, but the writer’s skill is such that we want to watch this Pete (always one of my favorite characters) think his way through his good fortune, through invasion, through losing one Jackie and into loving a new Jackie.

A taste:
This was not the life that Pete Tyler had signed up for )
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Story: a message to lead myself here
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wave_of_sorrow
Rating: all ages
Wordcount: 2,105
Author’s Summary: In which Eleven accidentally invites Nine (and, by extension, Jack and Rose) to watch him die.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Jack Harkness, River Song, Rory Williams, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (11th), The Doctor (9th)
Recced because: Many of [livejournal.com profile] wave_of_sorrow’s stories play with timelines in a way that  I love.  I chose this one to rec because I appreciate it on both a technical and emotional level. [livejournal.com profile] wave_of_sorrow pulled off writing this in a format with many extremely short, one-sentence paragraphs. It’s a format that can often drive me batty because some writers use it to scream "Look! Everything I'm writing is Important!" That wasn’t the case here, because the author wrote with emotional heft as well as economy. The story itself threatened to choke me up at times, with what  I consider a spot on illustration of the relative youth of both the Doctor and River in this situation. And of course River and Nine, two damaged souls, connect in fascinating ways. There was more than one spot where the tears threatened to come, despite the story's brevity.

A taste:

"The Doctor knew he was..." )

[identity profile] cpsd90.livejournal.com
Story: Ten and Rose Do the Hellmouth
Author: [livejournal.com profile] biggrstaffbunch
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 6,467
Author's Summary: A visit to the Hellmouth so Rose can see her first-ever vampire results in even wackier hijinks as the Doctor finally goes toe-to-toe with someone sexier than him. Or, Rose Meets Dracula.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (10th), Rose Tyler, Other Characters
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: I promised a funny fic recommendation for my last one, and this one isn't merely funny, it's hilarious. Rose meets Dracula here (and this Dracula is particular awesome), and if that isn't enough to pique your interest, this is a Doctor Who/Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossover (although no worries if you aren't a fan of the latter--all that's necessary to the plot is explained in the story, and the primary focus is still the Doctor and Rose, although the action is set in Sunnydale). This fic is one I have re-read over and over again, mostly because it makes me laugh, in that I-really-shouldn't-drink-coffee-while-I-read-this sort of way.
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Story: Unless, Perhaps, Someday, A War
Author: haveloved
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6,080
Author's Summary: She has realized since that forever is fragile. Forever can be taken away. But the fight cannot be taken out of Rose Tyler. Rose, as the dimension cannon is built and she finds herself working through the Doctor's timeline and trying to figure out what exactly is the mystery behind Donna Noble.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Pete Tyler, Donna Noble, The Doctor (10th), Rory Williams, The Doctor (8th), Grace Holloway
Warnings: Mild Swearing

Recced because: The quotation that gives the title its name sets the tone for the story:
“Probably we’ll die without ever seeing each other again.”
“Yes, probably. Unless, perhaps, someday, a war…”
- Hiroshima, Mon Amour

It is war and destruction that brings Rose Tyler back, not her belief in forever, but it is because of who she is that she comes back at all. One of the wonderful things to me about Doctor Who is its concern with who we are--the people we choose to be and the people we become through the choices we make, often in impossible situations. We cannot control the world around us or what other people choose, much of the time, but what we can choose is how we respond. It is these choices that make us who we are, and when everything else is so fragile, perhaps that is what matters the most.

Rose knows this already by the time she gets trapped in the parallel world--indeed, it is perhaps the reason she does get trapped in a parallel world--but when she returns, years have passed for her, and she has grown and changed yet again.
This fic bridges the gap between the Rose Tyler we last saw saying good-bye to the Doctor on Bad Wolf Bay and the Rose Tyler who uses the dimension cannon to get back to the Doctor. I have always been fascinated by dimension cannon stories and by what Rose must have experienced en route to her return and how she must have changed, and this is my very favorite.
[identity profile] cpsd90.livejournal.com
Story: It's Such a Feeling
Author: stoprobbers
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,592
Author's Summary: Oh, now I’ll tell you something I think you’ll understand.
Characters/Pairings: Harriet Jones, Jackie Tyler, Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: n/a
Recced because: My first Doctor was the Ninth Doctor, and so when he regenerated and the Tenth Doctor took over, I sympathized with Rose's hesitance in the The Christmas Invasion. I was not sure I was ready for this interloper. He seemed so different, and I wasn't convinced he would be as good as Nine had been. By the end of the episode, however, I, like Rose, had been won over. This is a story filling in the Doctor's story in The Christmas Invasion, and it's both about the Doctor himself and the kind of man he is and how Rose comes to see that he is still the same man. In a change from The Christmas Invasion, however, this is entirely from the Doctor's perspective rather than from Rose's. The author here captures the Doctor's cadence just right, in what I might describe as poetic rambling.
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Story: Even Symmetry
Author: Camilla Sandman ([livejournal.com profile] misscam)
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,209
Author's Summary: The Universe is good at illusions, that he knows. It gives life and death both, and somehow that is meant to make it even and balanced and he rages against it. Nothing is even for death. Nothing is even for Gallifrey. And for Rose?
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (9th), Rose Tyler
Warnings: n/a
Recced because: Some of the fics I re-read are because I love how they fill in details or extend the narratives about characters whose stories I just want to see continue (both of the fics I have recommended so far fit in this category). This is not one of those fics; the facts mentioned in this fic stick to those revealed in the episodes of the first season reboot of NuWho. Rather, I love this fic because it gets to the heart of the Ninth Doctor and the whole of the first season beautifully, exploring who this Doctor is, what drives him, and how he changes over the course of the season. The character study of the Doctor is worth reading on its own terms, but what sets this fic apart is how beautifully (and concisely) well developed it is--the prose is crisp yet lyrical, and the last line is just perfect.
[identity profile] cpsd90.livejournal.com
Story: And the World Keeps Spinning
Author: locker_monster ([livejournal.com profile] locker_monster)
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,032
Author's Summary: While Donna might not remember, the world remembers Donna. And she’s still the best temp in the universe.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Jack Harkness, The Doctor (10th), Rose Tyler
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: One of the great things about the Doctor is that he helps his companions to see what was already there, to develop the brilliance that they already possessed. They become who they are because of the Doctor, but not because he makes them that way--it was always there, he just helped to bring it out. One of the saddest moments in Journey's End (and this is saying something, since the end of the episode is full of them) is after the Doctor returns Donna (sans memories) to her house and she barely acknowledges him when he leaves. Donna's loss is so great that she doesn't even know what she's missing. What's even sadder to me, however, is that this is the note we leave Donna on (at least at this point), and this seems false to her story. Donna was always brilliant, but the Doctor offered her the opportunity for her to see that, and now it seems like that all has been lost. But surely, if Donna was always brilliant, she would be brilliant with or without the Doctor, and the story here explores that through vignettes about Donna's life after Journey's End. The bonus is that these vignettes also include other companions and even the Doctor himself.
[identity profile] luckweaver.livejournal.com
Story: Five Slush Puppie Flavours
Author: lunarsilverwolfstar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 547
Author's Summary: One-shot. There's a flavour for everyone. Rose thought she knew her favourite until she tasted one she'd never had on a certain Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Rose, Adam, Jackie
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: Apparently, today is a happy day, when it comes to recs. This is a short '5 times' sort of fic, but it's well worth your time. One of my favourite fic tropes is little stories that... well, they aren't a story, they aren't an adventure, they're just little anecdotes that you might tell the kids one day; though there is some kind of chronology to it, this story is one of those. And then there's the shipping.... well, I won't ruin the ending, but it's adorkable. Yes. Adorkable.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Story: Spies Like Who?
Author: Clarissa
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 9622
Author's Summary: What happens when the TARDIS lands outside John Steed's flat in 1960s London? A Doctor Who/The Avengers Crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Rose Tyler, Sarah-Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: One of my current fandom obsessions is Marvel's Avengers. So naturally I went looking for Avengers crossovers for this bunch of recs... and found a story I enjoyed several years ago, which has nothing to do with Marvel but a lot to do with Avengers; the original British team (accept no substitutes). To my surprise it looks like it's never been recommended here, neither has anything else by this author. It's time to change that, with a fun crossover set in the Swinging Sixties!

A small sample )
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Story: Faces and Names
Author: Beer Good
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1146
Author's Summary: You can change your name, you can change your face, but can you change who you are? During a brief stop-over, a jealous Mickey tries to find out the Doctor's name, only to find out the hard way why it's a good idea to keep your name to yourself, as an old antagonist turns out not to be who we think he is. Hitch-hiker's Guide crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: I love crossovers, and this one's a nice logical explanation of why the Doctor keeps his name a secret, with a little twist in the tail.

A small sample )
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Story: Universes Apart
Author: atraphoenix
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5324
Author's Summary: They found each other through the skin of the universe.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen Cooper/Rose Tyler, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato
Warnings: None

Recced because: Rose and Gwen seem like the least likeliest of pairings. And yet this bittersweet fic, where Rose and Gwen communicate between Pete's World and the regular Doctor Who universe, makes this pairing work without forcing it in this fic.
[identity profile] morganfm.livejournal.com
Story: Into the blue
Author: RadiantTopaz
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 24504
Author's Summary: "But I'll tell you this - Rose Tyler gets her happy ending." Journey's End fix-it.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler, Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler, Donna Noble
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: Though Ten/Rose isn't my favorite pairing, this engaging and well written fic drew me in and I couldn't stop reading. Definitely worth consideration, no matter what your OTP.
[identity profile] morganfm.livejournal.com
Hello all! This is my first time reccing, like, ever, and I am so excited to share some really excellent stories with all of you! My two ships are Ten/Donna and Doctor/River, but I enjoy anything that's really well written. Fics I enjoy are often of a happier or more emotional persuasion, often containing many giggles and fun banter.
This first fic I'm reccing is by the lovely [livejournal.com profile] starjargon, for whom I am honored to beta and who kindly returns the favor. I think you'll all really like it.

Story: May The Best Woman Win
Author: Starjargon
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2948
Author's Summary: Martha and Rose both care deeply for the same man. So of course, the only logical thing to do is fight for him. With jousting poles. AU, obviously.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Canton Everett Delaware III, Donna Noble, Harriet Jones, Harriet Jones, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, Lynda Moss, Martha Jones, River Song, River Song, Rory Williams, Rose Tyler, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (11th), The Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a very fun, enjoyable fic that has pretty much every nuWho companion out there, as well as three different Doctors. Incredibly well written, with a strong, even representation of opposing characters, and some fantastic plot twists. It's one of my favorites that she's written, because she handles the complexity of dealing with so many different characters and emotions all at once in such a masterful and brilliant way.
[identity profile] saaammie.livejournal.com

Hi!

I'm Cicci (ciccigreen on Teaspoon) and I'm your reccer this week! This is my third time reccing, and I've enjoyed it immensely the other two times. I alternate between being a Donna/Doctor and Ten/Rose-shipper, I love a well-written sex scene and I'm passionately interested in feminism and gender issues. I also read way too much hurt/comfort for my own good.

Without further ado, let's start the week off with some really good sex.

Story: Burn
Author: sinecure
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1108
Author's Summary: Rose enjoys the view.
Character/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Rose
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced Because:

Sinecure does the seemingly impossible in this little gem of a fic: writing PWP that's technically just sex but no plot, but really so much more. We don't know anything about the Doctor's and Rose's relationship in this fic, we don't know where in their time lines we are, and in fact, we don't even know what led them to have sex here in the first place.

But we don't need to.

Sinecure shows perfectly how to build an entire story that's just implied, but without leaving the reader unsatisfied. We don't need to know the details because we understand anyway.

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[personal profile] lost_spook
Story: Lodestar
Author: livii
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1197
Author's Summary: There is power in the ordinary, he thinks, there is power in the old.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Warnings:

Recced because: It’s a wonderful fic that encompasses new and old and the ways in which they’re tied together. It’s so beautifully written – and it makes complete sense that the Ninth Doctor after what he’s just come through, goes back to the beginning to find reaffirmation: to his very first human companions. As the story says There is power in the ordinary, there is power in the old.
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Title: Tangrams
Author: nonelvis
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 16251
Author's Summary: River Song unexpectedly arrives on Pete's World. What could possibly go wrong?
Characters/Pairings: River Song, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (Duplicate 10th), TenII/Rose/River
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recc'ed Because: It's more than just a hot threesome. Don't get me wrong, it is a hot threesome, but with plot and original characters and relationships that complement and motivate and outshine the hot threesome. River gets catapulted into the zeppelin universe, where the duplicate Doctor is still trying to suss out his humanity, getting used to not having the TARDIS, getting used to being in a relationship. Rose is curious and smart and realistically a bit jealous, but [livejournal.com profile] nonelvis gives this story time to unfold, explore, and believably grow the relationship between River and Rose, whether the Doctor wants it or not. And at the end, he may juuust finally realize he does.

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[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Everyone's always busy on Mondays, so let's start week 2 with something short:

Story: Drabbling Through History
Author: Yamx
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 687
Author's Summary: Five drabbles connecting DW/TW characters with historical events/persons.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (9th), The TARDIS, Jack Harkness, Other Character(s), Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The TARDIS, Amy Pond, Other Character(s), The Doctor (11th), The TARDIS, Jack Harkness
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: 100-word Drabbles are an interesting form of fiction, and are hard to write well - here Yamx has written six in which the Doctor and friends interact with various historical and legendary events. In view of the shortness of the chapters I haven't included an extract.
[identity profile] doctorxdonna.livejournal.com
Story: 1of1 - New Doctor on the Block
Author: Margaret Price
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1382
Author’s Summary: Series of silliness post Parting of the Ways. No spoilers, just for fun. 5 stories...so far. More to follow? Who knows.
Characters/Pairing: 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, 4th Doctor, 5th Doctor, 6th Doctor, 7th Doctor, 8th Doctor, 9th Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: None

Recced because: What’s the fun in being part of a fandom if you can’t laugh at yourself every once in a while? A humorous story that pokes fun at the idea of the Doctor’s previous incarnations being jealous of the attention the other’s get in the fanfiction world, and debates whether certain types of media are or are not, in fact, considered canon.
[identity profile] doctorxdonna.livejournal.com
Story: Should I Stay
Author: valforeverblue
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 41703
Author’s Summary: So many years have passed since she was left behind with a clone of the man she loved. Desperate to return home, Rose Tyler was ready to do whatever it takes to make that happen. But something unexpected happens. She suddenly finds herself back in her own universe on a beach that resembles the very one she was visiting. And there, standing a short distance from her, was the Doctor.
Characters/Pairing:11th Doctor, Rose Tyler, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Brian, Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: It doesn’t let the Doctor off the hook for just leaving Rose and the Metacrisis at Bad Wolf Bay without considering whether that was what they wanted, too. It tells a heartbreaking story of what happened to Rose and her family after the Doctor left them there, and how she comes to find him again, albeit in a different body than the one she knew him in. It also gives an interesting look into what Amy and Rory think of this newcomer to their group, and how they feel about her relationship with the Doctor as it relates to River Song.
[identity profile] doctorxdonna.livejournal.com
Story: Spare Parts 'Verse
Author: Fogsblue
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 8888
Author's Summary: Rose and some other companions meet an interesting quirk of Time Lord biology.
Characters/Pairing: 9th Doctor, 10th Doctor, 11th Doctor, the Master (Simm), Rose Tyler, Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Reinette
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because: This is crackfic at its most delicious. There are plenty of fics that deal with the differences between Time Lord and human biology, and this one deals with-you guessed it-a certain talking part of the Doctor's anatomy and the hilarity that ensues when his companions encounter it. Scottish accents...they're not just for Time Lords anymore!
[identity profile] doctorxdonna.livejournal.com
Story: Beyond the Veil
Author: AceOnGallifrey
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1827
Author’s Summary: The Tenth Doctor discovers that his song isn't ending: it's just leaving to join in a greater melody, above and beyond death itself. Oneshot of various pairings and much joy.
Characters/Pairing: 1st Doctor and Susan Foreman, 2nd Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon, 3rd Doctor and Jo Grant, 4th Doctor and Romana, 5th Doctor and Vislor Turlough, 6th Doctor and Peri Brown, 7th Doctor and Ace McShane, 8th Doctor and Grace Holloway, 9th Doctor and Rose Tyler, 10th Doctor and Donna Noble, 11th Doctor and River Song, 12th Doctor and Michael, 13th Doctor and Inez
Warnings: Just for feels, folks.

Recced because: An interesting look at Time Lord afterlife. What happens to the Doctor we know and love when he regenerates? AceOnGallifrey posits the lovely theory of Timeheart and what it’s like, and if you’re not trickling a tear or two by the time you’re done reading it, then I’d be surprised.
[identity profile] doctorxdonna.livejournal.com
Hello again folks! Feels like I only recently recced, but I hope you don't mind having me again ;-) . My repetoire is mostly NuWho, but a few classics thrown in as well. My first recc is one I just finished reading, and I was absolutely hooked when she updating! You get it all in one shot though, so I hope you enjoy.

Story: Heeled
Author: Jellyneau
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 105192
Author's Summary: There he was. The 'Oncoming Storm'... caught, caged, and clad only in his pants... reduced to trying to look adorable enough to adopt in an effort to gain his freedom. But adoption isn’t the ticket to freedom the Doctor hoped it would be, and he discovers that if he wants to obtain it, he will will have to make some decisions that could easily change not only his and Rose’s lives, but the lives of all those on an entire planet as well.
Characters/Pairing:10th Doctor and Rose Tyler
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because: The story line and character development is just incredible, and it's all written around the idea that our pets are actually sentient creatures (and maybe they aren't always happy about the arrangements, as in the Doctor and Rose's case being captured against their will). Jellyneau has created a complex world of characters and creatures (the Danarians) with a culture and society all of their own. It’s totally fascinating, and almost feels like it could be a serial in NuWho, but in addition to that we get the blossoming love story of the Doctor and Rose as well, which adds a whole other dimension to the story. It’s so well-written, it’s addictive! You’ll be clicking next chapter, next chapter, next chapter and be done before you even know it.

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Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

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