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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Story: The Lady in the Tower
Author: Aeshna
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 5576
Author's Summary: Sometimes it's not the handsome knight who wears the shining armour. It seems that everybody has to write their post-"Doomsday" piece and, er, this is mine. Written some months before the Torchwood s1 premiere.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness/Yvonne Hartman
Warnings: Adult, Explicit Sex

Recced because: If Jack Harkness had gone directly from the empty Game Station to a Torchwood One in the recent aftermath of the battle of Canary Wharf, it might have ended up like this. This fic is very funny and very hot, with one bittersweet, very human moment sneaked in when you aren't looking. Don't worry, it won't keep you from enjoying the smut. ;-)


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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Story: Look Down
Author: Yamx
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 21712
Author's Summary: When the Doctor and Jack are sentenced to life in prison, Rose is left all alone looking for allies on a hostile alien world.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Jack, Rose
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Explicit Violence, Swearing

Recced because: We in fandom do like our fluff and our feel-good stories, but sometimes it's very satisfying to read something that takes on serious issues. "Look Down" does that without becoming an "issue" piece. There is plot, there is action, there is sex, there is danger, there is planning, and it all comes out all right in the end.


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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Story: Baby, It's You
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4361
Author's Summary: It's New Year's in the alternate universe! What are a half-Time Lord and his intrepid companion to do? Attend a nice party hosted by Richard Lazarus, of course, where there's an anti-aging device that needs disabling and enough running, shouting, and exploding to do to keep them busy all night. Or: What Rose and the alternate Doctor were up to during the End of Time.
Characters/Pairings: Rose/Ten II
Warnings: none listed, but it has one particularly gruesome moment toward the end that's worth mentioning

Recced because: Roach Patrol manages to capture the essence of each Doctor from Ten backwards as an alternate Richard Lazarus's immortality machine has unexpected effects on a half-Time Lord. Her characterization is excellent, and her prose, as always, is beautiful.


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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Story: The Rest of the Story
Author: Sahiya
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3613
Author's Summary: Of second chances, TARDIS repairs, and cupboards full of never-ending art supplies.
Characters/Pairings: pre-Eleven/Jack, wee!Amelia
Warnings: none

Recced because: Wee!Amelia is awesome! Oh, wait, you probably want more detail than that, huh? *g* At the beginning of s5, I so wanted to see young Amelia Pond go traveling with the Doctor. I liked the season we got, but I would have liked to see that season, too. "The Rest of the Story" is part of what that season would have been. Also, there is Jack! He and the Doctor get some things sorted between them, and young Amelia approves. This one is light without being a humorous treatment, and definitely worth checking out.


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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Story: Strangers When We Meet
Author: azn_jack_fiend
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 15303
Author's Summary: It's 1999, and Jack is back in Estelle's life as his own son. Something waiting inside the mind of her friend at the nursing home has finally stopped waiting, and Jack's attempts to protect Estelle will reveal painful secrets kept buried for decades.
Characters/Pairings: Jack, Estelle, OCs
Warnings: explicit violence, swearing

Recced because: I love stories that show how Jack might have adapted to living as an immortal amongst people who aren't. The author takes a couple of minor characters from Jack's Torchwood backstory and develops them engagingly. She also establishes fascinating original characters, and then she dumps all of them into an unexpected mystery that will keep you guessing right up until the end.

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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Story: Let's Do the Time Warp...Again
Author: Yamx
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 620
Author's Summary: There's a reason the Doctor doesn't like dancing.
Characters/Pairings: Nine, Jack, Rose
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's the Doctor, Jack, and Rose again, but this time funny. Interlinked drabbles of timey-wimey crackiness. I don't know what to say without giving it away, so here's an excerpt:

"I still don't understand," Rose said. "We can't just take their TARDIS away, can we?"

"Wanna bet?" The Doctor started flipping switches and pulling levers.



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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm Canaan Alexander, and I'll be your reccer this week. I'll be reccing mostly New Who and a little Torchwood, and there may be more than one story by the same author in here--too many people I wanted to rec have neglected to put their stories on Teaspoon for us. *g* Fortunately, there are plenty of delightful ones left to choose from. Let's start with . . .


Story: Left Behind
Author: azriona
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 14366
Author's Summary: After a hundred and fifty years, Jack Harkness is used to saying goodbye. He's just getting the hang of saying hello.
Characters/Pairings: (Ten)/Rose/Jack
Warnings: none

Recced because: This is the first Pete's World OT3 reunion story I've ever read that isn't really AU. The premise for getting all three characters into Pete's World is very clever, but that's not why you'll want to read it. You'll want to read it because it's the story of the growing up Rose had to do while stranded in an alternate universe between the end of s2 and the end of s4. It deals with heartache and loss as well as the decisions we ultimately make to go on with the rest of our lives after loss . . . all before Rose ever gets Donna to turn left.


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Story: Target of Opportunity
Author: DameRuth
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3009
Author's Summary: Jack/Master from the Year That Never Was -- "Flowers!verse" style. A sequel of sorts to "Hothouse Flowers" (even though this story takes place before that one by internal chronology), both of which build on events/concepts from "Like Flowers". The Master forgets it's a bad idea to engage an enemy on familiar ground, and Jack proves that he's nobody's victim.
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Master
Warnings: Adult, Explicit Sex

Recced because: This prequel to Hothouse Flowers is often overlooked. It doesn't have the Doctor in it, except in flashback, and a lot of people avoid Jack/Master, the Year That Never Was, or both. But this is one of my favorite little gems in DameRuth's Flowers!verse. Yes, there are dark and creepy elements here, but ultimately, it's a story about Jack's seizing a moment of victory in the midst of a war where he's only meant to be fighting a holding action . . . and how, when you really understand people, you can find weapons in the most unusual places.
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Story: Relict
Author: Ninamusing
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 57,387+
Author's Summary: The TARDIS team dances around their new relationship. As they draw closer, the connection creates unexpected resonances.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Jack/Rose
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: This is Ninamusing's amazing H/C WIP. When I first encountered it, it grabbed me by the throat and refused to let go. It's a love story, but not one that shirks the darker moments these three are capable of. Both the characters and their adventures are 100% believable; if Doctor Who didn't run in a family-friendly timeslot, it might look like this. Even if you don't read works-in-progress, this one's worth getting into. No matter how long you have to wait for each new chapter, it will always be worth it.

This excerpt is the point in the first chapter where I was already hooked. )
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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Story: Glass and Water
Author: Becky H
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 2339
Author's Summary: They met a dozen times over sixty years. The meetings were always accidental and always ended in a cheap hotel. Neither of them ever asked, or told, the other anything. The Doctor always seemed to understand. Jack never did.
Characters/Pairings: Five/Jack
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: This is a beautiful little vignette about the true nature of Jack's immortality. It's sweet and hot and timey-wimey and philosophical, and it proves that no one can show up the true nature of the Doctor's sins quite like his previous selves can. Even if you haven't watched Classic Who or aren't familiar with the fifth Doctor, you can read this one--you'll understand more than enough to "get it."
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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Story: The Battle of Songhu
Author: azn_jack_fiend
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5070
Author's Summary: AU. Premise: the events of "The Empty Child", "The Doctor Dances" and "Captain Jack Harkness" occur in and around 1937 Shanghai during the opening phase of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Characters/Pairings: Nine, alt!Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's a fresh look at two of my favorite episodes of Doctor Who, by virtue of placing them in a different setting. It also gets away from the Euro-centric world in which Doctor Who usually takes place and proves that the concept and format continue to work in other places on Earth. The writing is tight and well-executed, and I have more than a passing fondness for the character of Buffalo Yang. :-)
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Story: Survivor's Guilt
Author: amberite
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 7382
Author's Summary: An attempt at persuading the Doctor for a friendly shag turns into something far darker. Came out of a comment to the effect that the Ninth Doctor really is crazier than the Tenth; the Tenth has healed up enough to act out, while Nine is just all inward-pointed knives.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Jack
Warnings: BDSM, explicit sex, swearing

Recced because: "Survivor's Guilt" is incredibly dark in all the right ways. It's Jack hitting on the Doctor and being let in farther than either of them bargained for. I love this story because we get to see Jack's empathy at work--his remarkable ability to read and understand people. It hurts beautifully, and at the end, the darkness isn't quite so dark anymore. (Also, it was the first time I'd ever seen anyone use Jack as a coffee filter--which amused me greatly).
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Story: Consanguinitas
Author: Selena
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2800
Author's Summary: Five glimpses at Alice and her father.
Characters/Pairings: Alice Carter, Jack Harkness
Warnings: no warnings, but spoilers through Day Three of Children of Earth

Recced because: Everybody has an opinion about Children of Earth, but a few special stories have forgone their authors' opinions and simply worked with the beautiful characters introduced there. Consanguinitas is at the top of my list. It's a series of interactions between Alice and her father at different points in her life, and it paints a vivid, haunting character portrait of Jack Harkness.
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[identity profile] canaana.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm Canaan Alexander, and I'll be your reccer this week. What, you may ask, am I doing taking the time to make recommendations when there are so many other projects that I ought to be working on and stories I ought to be writing? I finally decided there were just too many amazing fics that no one else had recced here yet, and it was my fannish duty to make sure that everyone had been exposed to them.

I'll be reccing a fairly broad range of pairings across New Who, Classic Who, and Torchwood, but I'm very Jack-centric, so you'll find he turns up in most of them. :-) And now, on with the show!

Story: Well, You Know
Author: Roach Patrol
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5006
Author's Summary: It is July in New New York, 099: the dawning of the latest and greatest era of beauty, freedom, truth and love, but mostly love. And when it comes to Rose Tyler and Jack Harkness, a lot of beauty. John Smith is so hopelessly in love with his two best friends that sometimes he thinks he could just about explode. But he's no one special. Not really.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Jack/Rose
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: "Well, You Know" is an AU take on fobwatched!Nine, if he were still traveling with Rose and Jack. Roach Patrol's prose is beautiful, the setting she's chosen is the perfect vehicle for the story she's telling, and the story arc comes full circle so beautifully, it takes my breath away and bring tears to my eyes.

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