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Story: Like Nobody's Watching
Author: Andraste
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: The Doctor has been dancing for a long time.
Characters/Pairings: Doctors One through Ten, also Barbara, Ian, Vicki, Ben, Polly, Benton, Romana I, Tegan, Turlough, Evelyn, Mel, Charley, C'rizz, Rose and Jack. (Apologies to the unfortunate person doing the tags...)
Warnings: None

Recced because:
Ten Doctors, thirteen companions and a hell of a lot of dancing (that's dancing, not 'dancing'). I really appreciated the fact that this went for some less usual Doctor-companion pairs - Benton, C'rizz, the Seven segment being about Mel instead of Ace. I loved this for the humour and the insight, but what pushed it into must-rec category was the last section, with Barbara dancing at her wedding with a strange man in a pin-stripe suit, bringing the dance right back to the beginning.
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Story: Five Places the Doctor Never Took Liz Shaw
Author: eponymous_rose
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Liz Shaw has always prided herself on her ability to entertain several hypotheses without leaning too heavily one way or the other – blind faith is anathema to her nature.
Characters/Pairings: Liz Shaw, Third Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because:
Probably everyone has at least one companion who they think deserved more trips in the TARDIS than we got to see onscreen, but Liz Shaw's got them all beat; a whole year as companion and, what with the Doctor's exile to Earth, she didn't get a single trip. This story gives her five of them - to the past, to the future, to alien worlds - and looks at how she responds, as a doctor and a scientist, and how it ultimately changes her.
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Story: Man-Whores and Wealthy Women
Author: HonorH
Rating: All Ages (there's talk about sex but no onscreen action)
Author's summary: The Doctor and Jack have gotten themselves in a sticky situation and are about to be auctioned off as concubines on the planet Trioditis. What will Rose have to do in order to free her men?
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Rose, Jack
Warnings: None

Recced because:
I love TARDIS teams with more than one companion. Partly this is because I have a huge weakness for comedic stories where all but one of the crew haplessly land themselves in hot water, whereupon the one who's been smart enough not to get him or herself dragged off to the nearest dungeon rolls their eyes and sets out to rescue their comrades. I especially love it when the Doctor's one of the ones being rescued, so this story hits an awful lot of my buttons by having Rose hatch a brilliant plan to spring the Doctor and Jack from a concubine auction by posing as a spoiled socialite (complete with a little alien dog). The dialogue for all three is spot-on, and the Doctor and Jack's attempts at sexual one-upmanship are hilarious.
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Story: Harry and the Tuesday Girl
Author: Amy Wolf
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: He should know about nameless and eccentric by now.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan (het), Jack, Sarah
Warnings: None

Recced because:
I found an old entry of mine written after I'd watched my first Harry Sullivan story. I was distinctly unimpressed with him. This surprised me because I love Harry; so something happened in the interim period to completely change my perspective on him, and I have a feeling this story was a large part of that. I dithered back and forth about what to put in the characters/pairings line above, but I think it's enough to say that it's about Harry meeting a woman who has no name - or lots of them - and what unfolds from there.
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Story: Patterns in the Patchwork
Author: Kay Seda
Rating: All ages
Author's summary: Other worlds, other times, myriads of other book shops, music shops, duty-frees, jumble sales, treasuries, dungeons, corridors, rock-strewn wastelands, space stations...
Characters/Pairings: Eight/Fitz
Warnings: None

Recced because:
Because this manages the fairly difficult task of reconciling the end of the books with the beginning of the new series (meaning that Gallifrey has to get undestroyed in time for Eight to destroy it again) and it does it without falling headlong into fanwank; because it packs all these hints of other stories into less than 5000 words, with the summary alone containing about a season's worth of missing adventures; and because while I have many, many ships these two are my OTP and when their 'epic bromance' is done as right as it is here it's my favourite thing in this fandom.
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Story: Eighteen Seconds
Author: Kate
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: So now what?
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor gen with a brief Rose appearance
Warnings: None

Recced because:
This was one of the first New Who stories I read, right after Rose aired, and nearly three years later I still love it. It's a short, funny piece that's a fantastic example of that favourite pasttime of Doctor Who fanfic writers: cramming 'missing adventures' between episodes, between scenes and, in this case, in the space between the Doctor dematerialising at the end of Rose and reappearing to point out that the TARDIS travels in time. So what was he up to in those 18 seconds? Quite a lot, as it happens. Oh, and it has a 'red bicycle when you were twelve' scene of the type beloved of Doctor/Rose writers - except it was written before The Doctor Dances. Timey-wimey stuff at work, probably...

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