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Story: At Last a Dragon
Author: paranoidangel
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 985
Author's Summary: John Chesterton doesn't believe in Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy or the Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: The Tenth Doctor, John Chesterton
Warnings: None

Recced because: John Chesteron is the son of Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton, the first human companions of the First Doctor. Now a rock star going by the name of Johnny Chess, he never believed the crazy stories his parents used to tell him of this mythical alien called "The Doctor." You don't believe in dragons either, do you? At least, not until you meet one . . .
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Story: alive [the time they talked]
Author: alex_unsigned
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3569
Author's Summary: Sexy is - oh, what's that word, something sad and huge and beautiful - Idris is dead, House is attacking, and the Doctor is too close to being alone in his own head. (The Doctor's Wife, from the TARDIS's perspective. One-shot.)
Characters/Pairings: The TARDIS, the Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: Written from the TARDIS's perspective during the episode The Doctor's Wife, this fic goes beyond the episode to explore the Doctor/TARDIS relationship in a way that's powerful and moving. It's difficult to write the TARDIS well, but this fic does a wonderful job of capturing her and her Thief.
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Story: Valentine's Day, This Year
Author: koshiroryuu
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2441
Author's Summary: How do you hold a memorial for people who don't even remember they died?
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones
Warnings: None

Recced because: Shortly after I first figured out what Calufrax was, I read this fic, and I immediately wanted to rec it on Calufrax. But it was recced by someone else long before I got the chance, and there's a reason for that: this is one of the best fics on Teaspoon. So here I am reccing it again, and if for some reason you haven't read it yet, go read it now. It's about Martha Jones dealing with the aftermath of the Year That Never Was, and it's personal and powerful, and the ending is so touching and uplifting it just made me cry again even though I already knew what happens.
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Story: Chilled
Author: ClocketPatch
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1522
Author's Summary: Rory warms up a cold Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: The Eleventh Doctor, Rory Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Doctor is suffering from hypothermia, and Rory takes charge. I love a good hurt/comfort fic, and this is an especially good one, with both Eleven and Rory firmly in character. This fic will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy, and sometimes we all need that, including the Doctor.
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Story: Happiness
Author: nostalgia
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3242
Author's Summary: In which John Smith is very happy with his life.
Characters/Pairings: The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, River Song
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: John Smith has everything he needs in his life to be happy -- a marriage, a mistress, and a rewarding career as a writer. So what's wrong? It's not clear at first what's going on, but when the truth is revealed, it's devastating.
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Story: Soldiers Without Guns
Author: Paladin
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 7999
Author's Summary: Alternate ending to the Poison Sky. The Doctor tries to save the world from the Sontaran threat but finds that even Time Lords shouldn't neglect the paperwork.
Characters/Pairings: The Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, UNIT
Warnings: None

Recced because: There's a bureaucrat at UNIT who wants the paperwork on the device the Doctor used to eradicate the Sontarans' poison gas in The Poison Sky. Did the Doctor file a Hazardous Emissions Management Plan? Not only is this fic extremely funny (and strangely plausible), but the twist at the end is brilliant.
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Story: The Sacred Art of Stealing
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 458
Author's Summary: A very serious and in no way silly story in which the Doctor attempts to pinch Sarah Jane's companions.
Characters/Pairings: The Tenth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Clyde Langer
Warnings: None

Recced because: When I learned that Calufrax now allows you to rec fics that were previously recced more than two years ago, I knew I just had to throw in some old favorites. This fic, recced back in 2008, is still just as funny and enjoyable as when it was first written. The Tenth Doctor is in search of new companions, and where better to go than to Sarah Jane, who conveniently has some already-trained teenagers at the ready?
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Story: Z-67
Author: Llywela
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1206
Author's Summary: Missing scene from The Zygon Inversion.
Characters/Pairings: The Twelfth Doctor, Clara, Osgood
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Twelfth Doctor episode The Zygon Inversion had a callback to Classic Who days -- the gas which could destroy the Zygons by turning them inside out, Z-67, was developed by Harry Sullivan, a companion of the Fourth Doctor who was a medical doctor, a naval officer, and someone who had met the Zygons. It all makes sense, except for one little thing: would Harry Sullivan really create such a horrific weapon? This wonderful story explains what happened, and is the perfect explanation of Z-67 for those of us who know and love Harry.
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Story: The First Sixty Seconds (Or Maybe the Fourteenth)
Author: Palgrave
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 523
Author's Summary: The Doctor's a bit confused. The brunette girl's not helping. Neither's the lingering taste of fish fingers and custard or the fact that his insides don't match anymore. (Spoilers for "The Time of the Doctor")
Characters/Pairings: The Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald
Warnings: None

Recced because: Starting right after his regeneration in "The Time of the Doctor," this fic gives us the first sixty seconds of the Twelfth Doctor's new life from his own POV. Moving skillfully from Capaldi's performance to meta about the show itself, it's very amusing and loads of fun.

A sample )
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Story: Tributary, Confluence, Distributary, Fork
Author: Nancy Brown
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4244
Author's Summary: Four hellos and one goodbye.
Characters/Pairings: River Song, Jack Harkness, the Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: River and Jack are both travellers through time whose lives have been permanently altered through their association with the Doctor. But what if their lives had also been permanently altered through their association with each other? Expertly woven through time and space, this fic shows us their first meetings, the power of friendship, and the importance of being in the right place at the right time.

An excerpt )
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Story: Shadows Without Substance
Author: IrishVampire13
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2015
Author's Summary: Shardovan cannot remember a time when he was not the Librarian of Castrovalva.
Characters/Pairings: Shardovan (from Castrovalva), the Master (Ainley), other characters.
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a fascinating look at one of the minor characters of Castrovalva -- Shardovan, who among all the denizens of the city, seemed to be the only one to realize what was going on. The fic gives us an intriguing view into daily Castrovalvan life, and shows us Shardovan's slow realization of the nature of his world, and himself.

A taste )
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Story: Girlfriend, Date, Stake-out, Sex
Author: koshiroryuu
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1297
Author's Summary: The Doctor and Martha spy on Jack's date, and things, as expected, go horribly wrong.
Characters/Pairings: The Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones, Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: Ten and Martha hide in the hedgerows to spy on Jack Harkness and his date. It's a very funny fic with an amusing premise and an even better execution. There's also a bonus alternative ending in the second chapter.

A sample )
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Story: Move
Author: nostalgia
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 537
Author's Summary: TARDIS ansgt fic.
Characters/Pairings: The TARDIS, the Twelfth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: Written from the TARDIS' perspective, the fic portrays a situation where the TARDIS has to find a way to save the Doctor. Although the Twelfth Doctor is tagged in the fic, it could actually be any Doctor, so feel free to imagine your favorite. I love fics about the TARDIS, and this is one of the best I've read.

A taste )
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Story: Breaking the Bounds
Author: vvj5
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2416
Author's Summary:The TARDIS is nothing more than the Doctor’s means of escape – or so he tells himself. Any other thoughts concerning a mere machine would be quite nonsensical, wouldn’t they?
Characters/Pairings: The First Doctor, Susan Foreman, the TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: Shortly after leaving Gallifrey with his granddaughter, the Doctor does his first bit of TARDIS maintenance. It's expertly written, with great character moments, but what I particularly love about this fic is how it shows us the beginning of what is, arguably, the central relationship of the entire series: the Doctor and the TARDIS. Next stop: everywhere.

An excerpt )
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Story: And at the End, a Garden
Author: AstroGirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1762
Author's Summary: A regenerating Ten makes a stop in an Aztec garden.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Cameca
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic was just posted two days ago, but as soon as I read it, I knew I wanted to rec it here. As we know, the Tenth Doctor held off his regeneration and went on a goodbye tour, visiting past friends and companions. This fic tells us why he did that -- and the reason given is both obvious (in retrospect) and brilliantly insightful. Then, the author gives us a wonderful interaction between Ten and the person who is arguably the first human the Doctor ever loved: Cameca from the First Doctor episode "The Aztecs." It's sweet, and melancholy, and beautifully written. And, it takes place in a garden.

A taste )
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Story: Set Yourself On Fire
Author: Calapine
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2634
Author's Summary: River Song, time, stories and choices.
Characters/Pairings: River Song, Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: River is a fascinating character, and this fic really captures her spirit and her life. It's whirlwind and brilliant and glorious, just like River herself.

An excerpt )
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Story: Punchline
Author: Lissy Strata
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 536
Author's Summary: Some people thought that Jo Grant was a walking blonde joke.
Characters/Pairings: Jo Grant
Warnings: None

Recced because: Jo Grant was blonde, ditzy, talkative . . . and someone you would never, ever want to underestimate. In this fun fic, Jo comes across an average person who makes the average mistake of thinking there is no brain under Jo's bubbling personality. The outcome made me laugh, and also reminded me that Jo was a companion whom even the Master learned to respect.

To tempt you )
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Story: Loose Sand
Author: schildkroet
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2687
Author's Summary: Torchwood is facing a problem and Jack doesn't want to call the Doctor for help. Martha does so anyway.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic is like the best of Twilight Zone in the way it quietly unfolds, starting with a mystery -- why doesn't Jack want to call on the Doctor for help? -- and then turning on a simple, horrifying reveal. The story was written back in 2008, so it's AU now, but perhaps that just means this happened in an alternate timeline (something else both Doctor Who and Twilight Zone have in common).

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Story: Karaoke
Author: koshiroryuu
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 345
Author's Summary: Martha, Donna, Sarah Jane and the Doctor go to a karaoke bar. It seemed like such a good idea at the time.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: Ten takes Donna and Martha to meet Sarah Jane, and they all end up in a karaoke bar. It's a little bit of silly and a whole lot of fun, and what better reason could there be for a rec, really?

A sample )
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Story: Reputation to Uphold
Author: The_Bookkeeper
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 100
Author's Summary: They think he’s not him. It’s freedom, of a sort. Set during The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: I used to not like drabbles, and then I realized it was because I hadn't been reading the right drabbles. Done well, a drabble is like a scalpel in the hands of a skilled surgeon -- precise and incredibly powerful. This drabble, about the Eleventh Doctor during "Rebel Flesh / Almost People," is done extremely well. Go read it.
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Story: take it with you (when you go)
Author: Azar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2021
Author's Summary: The Doctor gives Nyssa a way to recreate a little piece of Traken aboard the TARDIS.
Characters/Pairings: Nyssa, Fifth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's sometimes easy to forget that when Nyssa joined Team TARDIS, she lost her entire planet. This moving fic gives us some fascinating background into her life on Traken, and gives Nyssa a little bit of hope that there might still be a chance to nurture a small piece of her former life.

An excerpt )
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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: Never Meant for One as Beautiful as You
Author: MinervaFan
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4850
Author's Summary: I’ve seen the whole of time and space. Now I’d rather enjoy a good patch of land and some seeds, if you please. Sarah Jane hires a very unusual gardener.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, K9, original character
Warnings: Implied off-stage death of an original character

Recced because: This is an utterly charming fic that introduces a wonderfully drawn, irresistible original character named Cal, a soon-to-die Time Lord who has decided to spend his retirement on Earth, and has come to Sarah Jane for help. There are some interesting parallels between Cal and Sarah, but the real delight of this fic is simply in their relationship, and in the marvelous character of Cal.

Try it out )
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Hello! I will be your reccer for the next two weeks, and I'm excited to share some of my favorite fics with you! I hope you find in these recs at least one new favorite of your own.

First up:

Story: Stories with Swordfights
Author: ClocketPatch
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1659
Author's Summary: Rory Williams loves his family. He loves his wife. He loves his son. And he loves his daughter. Of course he does. Except…
Characters/Pairings: Rory Williams/Amy Pond, River Song
Warnings: None

Recced because: Set after "The Angels Take Manhattan," Rory thinks about River, and wishes he could have gotten to know her as her father. It's beautiful and moving, and the ending is wonderful.

A small sample )
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We've come to my tenth and last rec. Thanks for letting me share some of my favorite fics with you!

Story: All Maps Welcome
Author: kaydee_falls
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1722
Author's Summary: She knows she's not the only person to ever have traveled with the Doctor. It's a comforting thought.
Characters/Pairings: Clara Oswald, the Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's gorgeous. It's about Clara and the road she takes, but it's also about the road that all companions of the Doctor take. It's beautifully written, and uplifting, and a great tribute to the legacy of everyone who travels with the Doctor, and has their lives changed thereby.

an excerpt )
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Story: With True Love and Brotherhood
Author: LizBee
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 831
Author's Summary: The Doctor has an invitation, Rosita has a firm right hook, and then there's a Yeti.
Characters/Pairings: The Tenth Doctor, Rosita, Jackson Lake
Warnings: None

Recced because: After the events of The Next Doctor, the Tenth Doctor tries to recruit Rosita to be his next companion. I won't tell you the outcome, but I will tell you that this is a wonderful, feel-good fic. Go read it.

an excerpt )
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Story: The Girl Who Waited
Author: PandaStar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 535
Author's Summary: The Doctor has trouble keeping promises with other people. Like Amy Pond -- or Jo Grant.
Characters/Pairings: The Eleventh Doctor, Jo Grant, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: This vignette takes place during the Sarah Jane Adventures episode Death of the Doctor, when Eleven suddenly finds himself face-to-face with Jo. It's about companions waiting for the Doctor, and promises made, and promises not kept. Remember that moment in School Reunion when Sarah asked the Doctor why he never came back for her, and he replied, "I couldn't"? It's about why he acts that way. It's also very well done, right down to the last line.

a taste )
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Story: Pollination
Author: Lissy Strata
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1374
Author's Summary: While touring an alien garden, Peri runs headlong into a cliché.
Characters/Pairings: Peri Brown, the Sixth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a sex pollen fic with Peri and Six, and it's hysterically funny, and also very, very clever. Notice the lack of Peri/Six pairing in the header. Yes, this is a genfic, and also a sex pollen fic. It makes sense! It makes more sense than any other sex pollen fic you have ever read. As for the ending? I'm still laughing.

a teaser )
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Story: Story About a Girl
Author: ClocketPatch
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3809
Author's Summary: The most precious moments come between waking up and falling asleep
Characters/Pairings: Clara Oswald, Rose Tyler, the Ninth Doctor
Warnings: Offstage character death

Recced because: Clara said in The Name of the Doctor, "I don't know where I am. It's like I'm breaking into a million pieces, and there's only one thing I remember. I have to save the Doctor." What was that like? This brilliant fic delves into Clara's experience of one of those lives, and it wasn't just any life, either -- it was the life where she saved the Ninth Doctor during the events depicted in the episode Rose. As a bonus, we get to find out that Clara's splintered lives aren't all about the Doctor, either; in this particular life, she gets a very special and personal chance to say goodbye.

an excerpt )
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Story: Block Transfer Computations
Author: stunt_muppet
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1040
Author's Summary: He hasn't been thinking about what came between before and after. Post-ep for Castrovalva.
Characters/Pairings: Adric, the Fifth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: One of the best things about fanfic is that it allows us to explore the aftermath of an episode's events on the characters. In Castrovalva, Adric went through a great deal -- not to mention the fact that he saw the Fourth Doctor plummet to his death at the end of the previous episode, Logopolis. This scene between the Fifth Doctor and Adric isn't just wonderful; it gives us some much-needed closure, and shows us the new beginning.

a sample )
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Story: Once Upon a Time
Author: nostalgia
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2691
Author's Summary: The Doctor's life on Gallifrey is not all it seems.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Romana III, Braxiatel, Amy Pond, River Song, Rory Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is one of those rare fics where you finish reading it and then think, "Wow." And then you go to read it again. I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that reading this fic is like experiencing what is happening to the Eleventh Doctor -- the slow realization until the "wow" at the end.

a very small sample )
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Story: Dead Things
Author: rosa_acicularis
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2381
Author's Summary: Rose always did have a thing for dangerous older men. A Pete's World crack!fic.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Jake Simmonds, the Tenth Doctor, the Duplicate Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: I love a good crack!fic, and this one is especially noteworthy because its humor isn't silly, it's deadpan -- a trick that I didn't realize could even be pulled off in a fic, let alone pulled off as well as it is done here. Rose Tyler becomes a vampire between "Doomsday" and "Journey's End," and if that's not cracky enough for you, plenty of vampire tropes get skewered here, too. (Did I mention that I also love fics that skewer tropes?)

Try it out )
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Story: Melancholy Astronautic Man
Author: honeynoir
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 978
Author's Summary: 'She’s lit by starlight, and she looks curious. “What are you doing?”'
Characters/Pairings: The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond
Warnings: None

Recced because: Why does the Doctor need his human companions? It's not just because he sometimes needs someone to stop him. This lovely fic, told from the Doctor's point of view, shows us what else the Doctor needs from his human friends, and why Amy is a friend he particularly needs.

A taste )
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Story: (untitled prompt fic)
Author: Paul A
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 52
Author's Summary: “Quietly,” the Doctor whispers. “We don’t want to startle them.”
Characters/Pairings: The Fourth Doctor, Romana II
Warnings: None

Recced because: I've wanted to rec this one for awhile, but I've been hesitant because it's so short, and I don't want to "waste" a rec. However, I keep coming back to it, which surely means that it deserves -- no, needs -- to be recced. Consider this an "amuse bouche" for my fortnight of recs -- a perfect little concoction to whet your appetite. It leaves me with a smile on my face, and I bet it will do the same for you.
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Story: Put Down Your Pencils and Get Ready for the Practical Exam
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1270
Author's Summary: That was the dinosaurs. Anybody fancy a trip to see some saber-toothed tigers?
Characters/Pairings: Clyde Langer, Rani Chandra, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None
Recced because: What's better than Clyde and Rani traveling in the TARDIS with the Doctor? Crack!fic about Clyde and Rani traveling in the TARDIS with the Doctor! It's very funny and very fun, and it's practically guaranteed to leave you smiling.

A sample )
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Story: Into the Fire
Author: Daystar Searcher
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 777
Author's Summary: A warrior like Leela would be the first volunteer for any dangerous, last-ditch plan the Doctor would have against the Daleks. And they would want to make an example of her.
Characters/Pairings: Leela, Eighth Doctor
Warnings: Implied major character death / torture (nothing very explicit in the fic itself, however)
Recced because: Yes, I've yet another short fic to rec to you, but one that's incredibly powerful. This is Leela, Warrior of the Sevateem, at war against the Daleks. The writing is evocative, and Leela's characterization is perfect. You can hear her voice in the narrative, and feel her fierce spirit. Leela herself would approve of this fic, and I can think of no higher praise.

An excerpt )
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Story: Never Ever Been
Author: honeynoir
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 565
Author's Summary: 'You have saved so many things, tucked them away.' Idris/Doctor. Spoilers for 6x04.
Characters/Pairings: The TARDIS
Warnings: As noted, spoilers for "The Doctor's Wife"
Recced because: It's a story written from the TARDIS' point of view during "The Doctor's Wife," and it's as mad and wonderful as the TARDIS herself.

Try it out )
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Story: Lost in Translation
Author: Pitry
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 646
Author's Summary: The Doctor and Jack talk all the time: one of them opens his mouth and words come out. They never listen.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Jack Harkness
Warnings: Spoilers for "The Sound of Drums" / "Last of the Time Lords"
Recced because: Pitry knows a lot about linguistics, and she shows off her expertise here with her speculations about the effect of time travel on language. As fascinating as that is, however, the real power of this story comes from its quiet build and the incredible punch at the end.

A sample )
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Story: Color Coded for Your Inconvenience
Author: Lyricwritesprose
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1124
Author's Summary: Peri and the Doctor talk about visual spectrums. The conversation goes to the obvious place.
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Peri Brown
Warnings: None
Recced because: Lyricwritesprose gets recced here a lot, and there's a reason for that. This story shows off the author's skill with descriptive phrases, characterization and verbal banter, and as a special bonus, it's got the best explanation for the Sixth Doctor's coat that I have ever come across.

A taste )
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Story: The Real Reason the Doctor and Rose Tyler Never Had Sex
Author: azriona
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 315
Author's Summary: Exactly what it says on the tin, kids. The reason that the Doctor and Rose didn’t have sex has NOTHING to do with the hour the show was aired.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Warnings: None
Recced because: It's hilarious, and like the best humor fics it needs no other excuse. But even better, the humor comes from a well-known fact about the Doctor that I'd never thought about in this context until I read this fic. The result is total win.

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