[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Story: Five Ways Ianto Jones Didn't Travel In Time
Author: HanuuEshe
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 4310
Author's Summary: Does just what it says on the tin.
Characters/Pairings: Captain John Hart, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Lisa Hallett, Myfanwy, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Other Character(s), The Doctor (Author-Created), The TARDIS, The TARDIS
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: Five Things stories are difficult to write with consistent quality, but this Torchwood story is a beauty, in which all five ficlets work really well. It's by an author who hasn't been recced here before, but has a good few stories on Teaspoon. I think we'll probably be seeing more on Calufrax.

A small sample )
[identity profile] blackrose42.livejournal.com
Story: Who We Always Are
http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=43853
Author: Psi Fi
Rating: PG
Word Count: 5261
Summary: The Doctor and the Master have been fob-watched and trapped together in an alternate reality. Crossover with “Red Dwarf.”
Characters/Pairings: Author created Doctor, author created Master, Lister, Rimmer, Cat, Kryten, Holly. Doctor/Master pairing.
Warnings: None, other than being a crossover.
Recced because: This is a very clever, very funny, and well-written crossover. The “Red Dwarf” characters are perfectly in-character and the whole thing feels very believable. Highly enjoyable crossover.
[identity profile] jjpor.livejournal.com
Story: And the last shall be first
Author: whovian42
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3,424
Author's Summary: The final incarnation of the Doctor is tired and has only thing left to do, lay his ship to rest.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (author created) - to say more would give the game away
Warnings: None

Recced because: Again with the full disclosure: I was, at the time of writing a quite close online associate of the author of this piece (although she has since dropped out of online fandom to a large extent, and is no longer as far as I know producing fic), and was sort of tangentially involved in the creation of this fic in providing beta-ing support and discussing a couple of ideas with her. I think whovian42 might be exaggerating my contribution just a little bit in her author's notes on the Teaspoon, though. :) I hope this conflict of interest does not disqualify me from recommending this fic here, because it is well worth your time to go and give it a read. You will not, I assure you, be disappointed. 

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the greatest television programme ever made. And in that context, this fic seems highly appropriate. It is about beginnings and endings, where we were then and where we are now. And it's about the very last Doctor - the very end of his story. It's hard to imagine how the television series would handle that finality - the end of the Doctor, for real - if they were ever required to do so. I hope they never have to, to be honest; when NuWho ends - as it inevitably must, sooner or later - I would hope that the ending they provided was as beautiful and open-ended as the one that the original series (unwittingly) gave us in 1989, all set up for the third generation to take up the mantle a decade or two down the line, if the conditions were right. If not, though, they could do a lot worse than to provide us with something like this story.

This story, in telling what happens to the Doctor at the very end of his lives, takes in the whole history of Who, all of the people he has known and loved over the centuries of his existence. It also goes right back to the very beginning, beyond even the start of the televised stories, to the Academy and the shifting, ever-conflicting fandom and expanded-universe myths about what happened back there. And it pays tribute to possibly the defining, the purest, the most moving relationship of the whole series - you know the one I mean. Or you will if you've seen The Doctor's Wife, at any rate. And in the end, it all comes back on itself, perfectly circular. Seriously, go and read this fic and leave some words of appreciation for the author.

A Brief Teaser )
[identity profile] universically.livejournal.com
Hello! My Name is Cally and I will be your recommender of who fics for the next week. I am fan of all eras and may try to sneak a couple of Torchwood fics in as well.

It has been a bit of a manic Monday for me so lets start with a short, light fic that put a smile on my face.

Story: Heliocentric
Author: Vilinye
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1191
Author's Summary: Sherlock doesn't care that the Earth revolves around the sun. Nor does he remember that he once travelled the stars. AU for both Doctor and Sherlock, slightly crack theory.
Characters/Pairings: Other Character(s), The Doctor (Author-Created)
Warnings: If you are drinking a hot beverage, I recommend putting it down as there is one particular line that may induce laughter spluttering. Otherwise, no standard warnings apply.

Recced because: There have been so many great Doctor Who/Sherlock crossovers recced already but I finally found one that hadn't made it through. Vilinye has captured what a young Sherlock would be like when faced with the Doctor quite to my liking. I do wish there had been more written as I love the idea of Sherlock at the academy pointing out acerbic truths to the High Council as well as how he would deal with the Master (imagine the snippy comments!). Of course, the ending is bitter-sweet but since when has Sherlock or Doctor Who ever really given a happily ever after?
[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
Story: And Straight On 'Til Morning
Author: Jayne Leitch
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 906
Author's Summary: "I came back for my mother," he explained, "to take her to the Neverland."
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, the Doctor (author created)
Warnings: None

Recced because: What people miss most of all about Peter Pan is that it's downright depressing. And this story captures exactly why.
And Doctor Who is, of course, the best fandom ever to write a tribute to Peter Pan, as the Doctor is already so similar to Peter. Which makes this little ficlet not only depressing, but also very real. It's one of the best parallels to make, and Jayne Leitch captures it beautifully.
[identity profile] macadamanaity.livejournal.com
Oh, crap. The one I just posted had already been recced here before. Here, have a new one:

Story: A TARDIS of One’s Own
Author: nostalgia
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1252
Author's Summary: He's trying to cope with being a she now.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: none

Recced because: There’s nothing I love so much as stories in which the Doctor has regenerated into a woman and then must sort out what, if any, difference it makes. The cameos of famous women in history and their advice to the Doctor are my favourite parts of this.
[identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Story: Five Ways the Doctor Didn't Get Out of 18th-century France (but Could've)
Author: HonorH
Rating: General
Word Count: 6144
Author's Summary: What if Reinette hadn't found a way for the Doctor to return to Rose? Would he (not to mention Rose and Mickey) have been stuck? Nah!
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Madame de Pompadour, Mickey Smith, Original Companion, Other Character(s), Other Character(s), Rose Tyler, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (Author-Created)
Warnings: None
Recced because: Five Things stories are always interesting exercises, and this one is a tour de force, mixing everything from comedy to angst, crossovers and straight Who fic.
[identity profile] roachpatrol.livejournal.com

Story: Mad Girl's Love Song
Author: Poetry (or Joking on LJ)
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8,942
Author's Summary:
Once upon a time, there was a girl who dreamed of adventure - until one day a woman in a leather jacket took her by the hand and told her to run.
Characters/Pairings: Female!Nine, Rose, Jack, Male!Ten.
Warnings: 2,660

Recced because: One of the best things about Halloween is ladies with a rock-solid excuse to be sexy as hell. One of the worst things about Halloween is ladies sacrificing their personal integrity to conform to arbitrary standards of beauty for the conditional approval of a heteronormative male-dominated society. Poetry's Mad Girl's Love song is all about the former and gives a big, joyous brush-off to the latter: she writes a female Ninth Doctor who's gorgeous and strong and hurting and healing, and a Rose who finds out that love can be lots of different things, and a Jack who is every bit as flexible as a 51st century guy should be. To top it all off, Poetry even gives the Doctor a genderswap within the genderswap fic, and writes her regenerating into a male Ten. It's a funny and silly and thoughtful romp through a Rule 63'd Season One, and it's worth every minute you spend reading it.
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
Author: Amy Wolf
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 6792
Author's Summary: "I'm half-human, on my mother's side."
Characters/Pairings: Doctors 1-13, Susan, Victoria, Sarah Jane, Romana II, Tegan, Peri, Ace, Grace, Jackie, Martha, Original Companions
Warnings: None

Recced because: "I'm half-human, on my mother's side." That one little line from the TVM is arguably the most hated piece of dialogue in the history of the show. But what if it were true? This fic explores what that might mean for the Doctor and his relationships with humans, using the device of showing thirteen different conversations where thirteen Doctors touch upon -- or just manage to avoid touching upon -- the subject. It's a skillful exploration, dripping with nicely drawn characterizations, and the ending is wonderful.

a snippet )
[identity profile] siani.livejournal.com
Well, my week of reccing is drawing to a close, so today and tomorrow I'm going to share fics about endings.   First up, this gorgeous story by Sciathan_File

Story: Final Transmission
Author: Sciathan_File
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 7091
Author's Summary: The words "Blue Police Box (20th? C.)" on an archival record brush an archaeologist on 32nd century Earth into a mad world that is so much bigger on the inside than it first appears.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Other Character(s), The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (1st), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th), The Doctor (Author-Created), The TARDIS
Warnings: none

Recced because: The TARDIS is ending her days, alone and unregarded, until an archaeologist stumbles upon her.  This story is sweet and poignant and beautifully written.  Tissue warning firmly in effect.
[identity profile] biichan.livejournal.com
Story: What Ho, You Dalek Chaps!
Author: JJPOR
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3683
Author's summary: “So, what you’re saying, Jeeves,” says I, “is that Daleks don’t believe in letting bygones be bygones.” “Indeed not, sir; the concept of forgiveness is as alien to them as are those of mercy, tolerance and light comic opera.” Jeeves & Wooster sort-of crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Author Created Doctor, Jeeves, Daleks
Warnings: Crossover/fusion with Jeeves & Wooster, kinda sorta.

Recced because: You do not want to know how many false starts I've had in the attempt to tell you why you should read this. Because all I can think of to say about it is that it is fucking awesome. Which it is. But just saying something is awesome isn't always the way to get someone to read a fic. I mean, everyone has different standards of awesome. There are probably people out there who hate Wodehouse. They wouldn't think this fic was awesome. (They would be wrong, but still.)

However, I am a person who likes Wodehouse. And as a person who likes Wodehouse, I really, really love this fic. It reads like JJPOR used mad science to re-animate P G Wodehouse and force him to write Doctor Who fanfiction. In short, it's fucking awesome.

"Well, it's a rum do, Jeeves, and no mistake,” I told him, feeling a little put out at this turn of events; Romana’s parties were always a jolly sort of wheeze, and Brax and Monsieur Le Maitre and some of the other survivors from the old alma mater were going to be there. No doubt, there’d be some thigh-slapping misunderstanding involving someone getting engaged to some horrifying harpy, and Jeeves would have to sort it all out for us. Instead, here was me, stuck to a planet that was about to explode, in the absolute armpit of the galaxy. I was starting to lose my innate good humour, I can tell you. “In fact,” I informed Jeeves, “never in all my puff have I heard of such frightful blackguardry. What have I ever done to these Dalek swine for them to arrange something like this?”
[identity profile] humantales.livejournal.com
Story: Never Say Never Again
Author: [livejournal.com profile] robling_t
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 38,434
Author's Summary: Jack's in trouble. Yes, that kind of trouble. What's a pregnant guy to do when the employee handbook says "no guns at the baby shower"?
Characters/Pairings: Torchwood Team, Martha Jones, The Doctor (10)
Warnings: Crack!fic, Mpreg, Baby!fic, Kid!fic

Recced because: I decided to close out my week of recs with my favorite piece of fanfic candy. This is crack!fic on steroids, and I reread it to give me a smile.

It's the third story (second long one) and my favorite in a series, Yours, Mine, and Ours, all set in this same universe. It departs from our universe after season 3 of Doctor Who/season 1 of Torchwood, but canon events in Torchwood still have an effect on the story. There's also a good bit of timey-wimey goodness as well.

But, ultimately, the reason to read this story (and the rest of the series) is simple: it's fun!

I've enjoyed being your reccer for this week and I hope you've enjoyed my selections.
[identity profile] robotnick2.livejournal.com
Story: Operation Awesome

Author: AND

Rating:
All Ages

Word Count:
13,980

Author's Summary:
Does Donna really need to remember her travels with the Doctor to unlock the confidence and strength she found on her travels with him? Doesn't that suggest that there's something wrong with living on Earth? Sarah Jane and Torchwood gang up to save Donna - one way or another.
 
Characters/Pairings:
Alan Jackson, Clyde Langer, Donna Noble, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Mickey Smith, Other Character(s), Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (Author Created).... phew...


Warnings:
None, although a touch of language near the beginning.

Recced because:

I love this story. Period. It's a Donna-centric AU, where Team TARDIS get a bit narked that the Doctor wiped Donna's memories, and try to help her as much as they can. After they find her a job, Donna does a little bit of Donna-iness, and she slowly puts her life back together again. Yes, I know that it's been recced before, but seriously, it's worth reccing twice. Watch out for the suprise twist ending :-) A great story, with incredible characterisations.
ext_23799: (tardis!)
[identity profile] aralias.livejournal.com
Hello - thanks for having me. I'm [livejournal.com profile] aralias and I will be your reccer for this week. My posts won't usually be so early, but I have today off and surely a good way to start any day (off or not) is with with Doctor Who fic. I like the Master best and so about half my recs will feature him, but half of them won't. This one doesn't. It is a crossover, but that doesn't indicate a pattern (though I will rec another before the week is out - I leave that as a tantalising hint). For now, today's rec is:

Story: Like an Onion Inside Out (The Doctor, the Queen, and the TARDIS Remix)
Author: Spiralleds
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 10,979
Author's Summary: Sometimes endings are just the beginning. A crossover between Doctor Who and The Chronicles of Narnia, with a pairing of The Doctor/Susan Pevensie.
Characters/Pairings: Eight, Nine, Ten, Rose, author created Doctor, other Narnia characters - particularly Susan Pevensie
Warnings: Character death

Recced because: It's a wonderful example of a remix, for a start. The original, Falls the Shadow, is a very interesting, slightly confusing series of sentences(ish) in a mixed-up timey-wimey order, and 'Like an Onion' restructures it into a coherent story about the last of the Time Lords meeting (and re-meeting) the last of the Pevensies. He's there at important points in her life, and she in his (while he's Eight-Ten) and eventually they decide to travel together once he's a new, engaging and entirely loveable Scottish Doctor, and have a variety of exciting adventures together. The end is the best bit, but I won't spoil it for you.

Excerpt - when Susan met Nine )

rec: Alex

Feb. 18th, 2010 09:38 am
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Story: Alex
Author: schrodinger
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 9142
Author's Summary: She's nineteen years old. She likes -- in no particular order -- high-heeled shoes, fingernail polish and energy weapons. And the first chance she gets, she's going to kill a Time Lord.
Characters/Pairings: Author-created post-Tenth Doctor, Original Companion
Warnings: mild swearing

Recced because: It's a fantastic story with world-building and cool new characters. The Doctor is somewhat like Ten but more boyish in some ways and more mercurial and detached in others. Alex is from a parallel world where she is the right-hand assassin to a mysterious Time Lord boss, which may sound Mary-Sue-ish at first glance but she is in reality a very intriguing character, torn abruptly from almost a Faith-and-the-Mayor kind of relationship with her employer when her Time Ring malfunctions. It's told in first person which can be awful when done wrong but can be quite brilliant when done right (and it's done right here, of course!). Alex and the Doctor are thrown together by chance, and she's none too happy about it and more overt than Turlough in her motives ;)

And if you like it, you're in for a treat because it's just part 1 of a series that soon moves to a novel set on a desert world with a full cast of original characters plus a feisty aging Bernice Summerfield, murder, historical mysteries, aliens, conspiracy and a homebrew called "Bitter Bastard" (Among Mad People, slightly odd in that it switches between Alex's first person POV and some other limited third person POVs, but though it might seem strange at first, the story supports it well and wow, there are some amazing scenes in there), and a coda that turns the page in the volatile relationship between Alex and the Doctor, (Two-Body Problem) and does it absolutely beautifully. Seriously, read part 1, and save some space in your weekend for the rest. You won't be disappointed.


An excerpt )
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[personal profile] nonelvis
Hello! I'm [livejournal.com profile] nonelvis, one of the mods here, and it's my turn to rec this week. If you're interested in reccing -- and we're always looking for more people! -- please join the comm and leave a comment on our sign-up sheet.

Story: i'll give you stars and the moon
Author: voodoochild
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4,588
Author's Summary: Five women the Doctor has never met – and one who keeps coming back. Crossover with Ashes to Ashes, Criminal Minds, Firefly, Madeline L'Engle's Time Quartet, Battlestar Galactica, and Neil Gaiman's Sandman series.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Nine, author-created Doctor, Jack
Warnings: None

Recced because: Crossovers can be tricky – how do you integrate the characters believably into each other's universes? But voodoochild does an admirable job with six separate fandoms, weaving the Doctor seamlessly into all of them, while providing an amusing explanation for Nine's Northern accent at the same time. All the crossovers here are deftly written, with a good ear for character voice, and enough details from canon sprinkled throughout to make each story feel like a true blend of both fandoms. And even though I've never seen Criminal Minds, I still enjoyed that crossover – these are all fine stories, worth reading regardless of whether you're familiar with every show or book.
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (Default)
[personal profile] clocketpatch
Story: The Man with Time in his Eyes
Author: Poetry
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8475
Author's Summary: Mereisekarait, a medical student from the planet Emmeras and a former companion, meets a man with time in his eyes, a look she finds deeply familiar. He doesn't recognize her. Can they solve a mystery and untangle their timelines?
Characters/Pairings: Original character, other Doctor, the TARDIS
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because:
OCs can go either way, and their presence tends to deter potential readers. Other Doctors offer a world of possibility, but their unfamiliarity takes a leap of faith to accept. If you take that leap this story is so, so worth it. It’s heart-breaking, it’s reassuring, it’s about a character who endures through space and time no matter what face he wears. It’s about the companions he loves so very much. It’s about his ship, his lovely lady, and his chariot amongst the stars. The OC is one of the most remarkable aliens I’ve encountered in fic, for she is not alien-in-name-only but is a part of a complex and believable culture which we see from her point of view. Yet, she is still completely sympathetic, even if she isn’t as innocent as she pretends. To cut it short, this is a mastery of plot and world-building and frighteningly likely what-if.

I’ll give a shout out for the chapter titles as well, which provide a nice bit of nostalgia as well as being highly appropriate for each scene.
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Nine burns)
[personal profile] kaffyr
Story: Passes the Storm
Author: Camilla Sandman
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 890
Author's Summary: At the end, there's her.
Characters/Pairings: Doctor/Rose/TARDIS
Warnings: Character Death
Recced because: Each word and phrase of this short, carefully written story works. For me, that means I cry every time I read it. Sometimes it's in grief, sometimes it's in relief, sometimes it's in joy. But I always cry. That's the kind of power the story has.
[identity profile] cakeordeath44.livejournal.com

Story: <a href="http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=2998">Ghost in the Machine</a>
Author: <a href="http://www.whofic.com/viewuser.php?uid=324">Rain</a>
Rating: All ages
Word Count:
13484
Author's Summary: Rose is lost in time. Cue a rollercoaster ride of comedy, tragedy, misunderstandings, miracles and faces from the past.
Characters/Pairings:
Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness, Jamie McCrimmon, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka, The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (5th), The Doctor (7th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th), The Doctor (Author-Created)
Warnings: None

Recced because: If you leave aside the slightly tricky continuity aspect of Nine!Rose meeting the tenth Doctor this fic is perfection. The characterisation of the many characters is excellent and Rose is done especially well. There is a great twist at the end the pace is really quick so (unlike a lot of longer fics) it never drags.

 

I fell in love with this fic and I hope you will to.

reccity-rec-rec

Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

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