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(U.N.I.T. double-feature!)

Story: Face Value
Author: Gary Merchant
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2294
Author's Summary: Corporal Bell learns about UNIT's scientific advisor
Characters/Pairings: Corporal Bell, the Brigadier, the Doctor, Liz, Benton
Warnings: none

Recced because: I'm a sucker for a good story from the POV of a one-off or minor character, and Corporal Bell, who often seems to be the U.N.I.T. equivalent of an office manager, is a particularly golden opportunity. And there's something deeply satisfying about seeing Three run up against the universal truth that you just don't mess with the office manager.

Just a lovely little sketch of Corporal Bell learning about the broader universe, on her own initiative… via the medium of the olive-and-khaki, paper-fueled base she keeps running.
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(U.N.I.T. double-feature!)

Story: Lessons
Author: stunt_muppet
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5,333
Author's Summary: In a past that might have happened, Liz and Jo learn from each other. Written for amaresu in the 2009 DW Femslash Ficathon, with the prompt "Nothing ever changes, not even when it does."
Characters/Pairings: Liz/Jo, the Brigadier
Warnings: none

Recced because: What makes a really satisfying AU is when, however far things have been shifted to the left or the right, we can still recognize the characters as possible versions of the ones we already love. Lessons only sidles a little bit to the side of canon, but it delivers all the charm of the U.N.I.T. years: spot-on characterizations, especially of Liz and the Brigadier, and the mundane humans finding adventure on Earth, taking on the world as it comes to them and saving the day.

Only super-concentrated, because this way we get Liz, Jo, and the Brig all at the same time.

Lessons has a pretty simple premise: In a universe where the third Doctor never became U.N.I.T.'s scientific advisor, Dr. Liz Shaw—conscripted before Three ever appeared on the scene—must simply do the job herself. Or would do the job by herself, if the Brigadier didn't insist on saddling her with an assistant… and so Liz and Jo end up learning from each other in much the same way that Three and Jo did. Stunt Muppet takes the opportunity to capitalize on the differences between Liz and the Doctor as well as the parallels, however, especially Liz's history as a teacher and the sense of camaraderie that develops between two women isolated in a world worlds away from what has been normal for them.

Oh, and there's light bondage.

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Story: To the End
Author: sheldrake
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2431
Author's Summary: He always means it at the time.
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Estelle, Jack/Ianto
Warnings: none

Recced because: What I've always loved most about this fic, the thing that makes me remember it and reread it, is its rendering of young Estelle, Estelle as Jack first knew her. She's brought alive with remarkable clarity in few words, and though the author had many years to work backward through, she fits. She's a marvel, but she fits.

There are a lot of other beautiful things to love about it, too, though: an Ianto who is flawed and conflicted and pissed off and developing; gorgeous details from the inside of Jack's head that we know must be there but rarely get to see; and a Jack who loves recklessly and frequently and by the measure of his life, briefly (and always means it at the time).

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Story: Universal Constant
Author: nix nada
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1138
Author's Summary: It's classic Doctor Who, with a twist. Only, the twist is at the beginning, not the end. Or is it?
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor, Susan, the TARDIS
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's elegant, ominous, and manages to engage our sympathies on behalf of our favorite over-sized blue box in the space of just eleven hundred words. A different take on two subjects that have been fandom favorites forever: the beginning, and the end.

This is AU with new Who, but it's satisfying and self-contained on its own. (Very self-contained.)

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Story: Suffragettes
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1135
Author's Summary:
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Jenny (from "Human Nature"/"Family of Blood")
Warnings: none

Recced because: Martha's connection with fellow servant Jenny is generally quickly forgotten by fandom (and by the episode itself). But this fic takes the brief glimpse we got, capitalizes it, and brings a nuance and life to the period that Martha and Jenny lived—together.

Suffragettes captures everything that was just offscreen but could be felt: the camaraderie, the little mundanities of a borrowed life (that was still a life), the humiliation. The anger. And it explores a bonus dimension between Martha and Jenny, as well. I first read this when it was first posted, and it still bowls me over a bit.

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Story: It's Getting Boring by the Sea
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 400
Author's Summary: “If you told me what room the giant bees were in, I'd know not to open that door.”
Characters/Pairings: Peri Brown/the Rani
Warnings: AU

Recced because: It's just a brilliantly fun romp. In an alternate universe somewhere, Peri Brown isn't romantically saved from drowning by Vislor Turlough—she's romantically saved by the Rani, instead. All for the cause of science, of course.

Netgirl combines the Rani's wryness with Peri's naïve abrasiveness to get great chemistry, and then proceeds to give a series of swift peeks at a magnificent show we never got but that I'd watch in a heartbeat. And there are, most importantly, giant bees.

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Story: The Shirt
Author: Bex
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,807
Author's Summary: Sam comes face-to-face with her limitations.
Characters/Pairings: Sam Jones
Warnings: none

Recced because: Sam Jones was pretty much prototypical teen idealism on legs. Her concept of the truth was sometimes a bit too pure and/or simple (albeit for, ahem, reasons that later became clear), but there are worse things to unleash on the spacetime continuum.

This fic is more about the world getting unleashed on Sam. Bex captures her perspective excellently: Colors seem bright, emotions seem pure, the Doctor's mood swings seem beautiful, and the odd position of being, essentially, the Doctor's ward is clear in Sam's mind yet borne easily. Sam has to assimilate the fact that good intentions aren't always enough, but learns the value of hope in the process. A lovely little snapshot from the idealistic side of Who.

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Story: An Element of Blank
Author: Carmen Sandiego ([livejournal.com profile] calapine)
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 1,660
Author's summary: Wormholes, pubs, darts and a big fight scene. Written for the 2005 Multiverse challenge.
Characters/pairings: Nine, Jadzia Dax (from Star Trek: Deep Space 9)
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's the crossover that needed to happen. Though I didn't know that until I read it, of course.

Bringing the Doctor face-to-face with Dax is simple and inspired, particularly with the newly-orphaned version 9.0. Nine and Dax's camaraderie and maybe friendship is rough around the edges but deeply satisfying. Their differences are as important to their understanding of each other as their similarities, and An Element of Blank is really just a fantastic look at both of them.

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Story: Backwards Traveller
Author: Lydia Hunter
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4,242
Author's Summary: The Doctor encounters an old companion who prefers to leave his past where it belongs.
Characters/Pairings: Ian, Peri, Six
Warnings: none

Recced because: The Doctor takes Ian for one last ride in the TARDIS. Never mind that Ian doesn't want one last ride in the TARDIS.

Backwards Traveller does such a beautiful job of showing what home has come to mean for Ian. I love fics that put a companion who's left and made his or her life next to a companion who's still aboard the TARDIS, still unfixed, because the contrast always seems to make them both seem more real. And everybody's so entirely, marvelously themselves here, especially the Doctor.

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Story: Moving In
Author: Calico
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 6,850
Author's Summary: Ianto's first day at work. AKA, Oblivious Jack is oblivious!
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Ianto
Warnings: Swearing, explicit sex, extremely complicated consent issues

Recced because: It's dead smack in the middle of yet another work-week; let's have some porn.

This fic isn't porn from beginning to end, though. It's porn nearly from beginning to end that manages to be one of the most brilliant Torchwood character studies I've read. Amazingly crafted, Moving In plays on everything we already know, rather than secrets the author holds, to deliver killer punchlines on so many levels at once. Darkly, bitterly funny, chilling, and hot all at once.

This fic seems to be well-known within TW fandom already; since I was clueless as to its existence until I stumbled on a rec somewhere not long ago, though, I wanted to share.

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Story: Down the Pub
Author: Edithmatilda, co-written with nostalgia
Rating: probably Teen
Word count: 1,272
Author's summary: Fitz and Tegan meet in a pub.
Characters/pairings: Fitz Kreiner, Tegan Jovanka, Anji Kapoor
Warnings: swearing

Recced because: Doctor Who is packed with fantastic worlds and roller coaster adventures. Sometimes, though, you just want to tune in to the quieter moments, the conversations you know companions must have over tea and beer. Because that's where the real train wrecks lie.

Down the Pub is a bitingly cracky tale not just of two companions colliding with each other, but of one era of Who talking to another. And social awkwardness. And alcohol.

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Story: A Place Called Home
Author: sheldrake
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 2,413
Author's summary: What's so bloody special about being human, anyway?
Characters/pairings: Martha, Jenny (from "Human Nature")
Warnings: none

Recced because: It makes Martha's experience in 1913 real. Though we only got brief glimpses in the episode itself, Martha's interactions with Jenny suggest that she entered into that world to a great extent, even though her time there was mostly bitter and she knew she wasn't staying. A Place Called Home explains why.

I'm at a loss to explain just what makes this story so effective; the best I can do is to say that it doesn't make the view through Martha's eyes pretty, but it does make it beautiful. It's just very alive. It's also one of my favorite looks inside Martha's head.

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Huge apologies for the lateness of this last rec; my laptop suffered sudden power supply failure yesterday.

Story: No Exit (Everybody Lives)
Author: Bagheera
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 3,453
Author's summary: "No, this is a very exclusive establishment. Our own private ever after."
Characters/pairings: The Doctor (Tenth)/the Master (Simm)
Warnings: none

Recced because: This fic is a bit like one of those pictures they used to show us in elementary school, where depending on how you looked at it you saw either a pretty maiden or a crone. It could be fluff, if you like. Like the pictures, though, once you see its darker possibilities, it's hard to unsee them. For me, this quick, condensed little fic subtly plays on everything that makes the concept of "happily ever after" both disturbing and intoxicating. But whatever you take from it, it's a stunning piece of work.

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Story: Infinite Probabilities
Author: professor pangaea
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 1,709
Author's summary: "Our most glorious experiences are a kind of regret. Our regret is so sublime that we may mistake it for triumph. It is the painful, plaintively sad surprise of our Genius remembering our past lives and contemplating what is possible." -- Henry David Thoreau
Characters/pairings: The Doctor (First), the Master, Susan
Warnings: none

Recced because: The characters and situation may be fantastic, but this captures all the grim mechanics and conflicting emotions of one of the most awful facts of life we ever face: Friendships can decay. Painful to read and worth it.

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Story: Ghostmeat
Author: Cathica
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 2,612
Author's summary: A chronic meddler should always consider the worst-case scenario.
Characters/pairings: The Doctor (Tenth), Rose Tyler, Harriet Jones
Warnings: none

Recced because: The world can always use one more fic that plays with a bifurcation point in canon's timeline, or explores what being a time-sensitive might mean for the Doctor. This one does both.

In this particular worst-case scenario, Cathica traces out all the ramifications a slight shift in the events of The Christmas Invasion might have for the characters and their interactions. The picture ends up looking very, very different from the one we saw onscreen, but every step Ghostmeat takes to get there feels logical, inevitable. Rose and Harriet are particularly compelling here in the new, too-sharp triangle that unfolds between them and the Doctor when Ten does something—a small thing, comparatively—that makes good sense, coming from a man who's always liked to think that there should have been another way.

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Story: His Own Man
Author: sheldrake
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 5,292
Author's summary: It seems to Jack that people keep taking bits of him away and adding other bits on. Set after 'The Parting of the Ways'.
Characters/pairings: Jack Harkness
Warnings: none

Recced because: One of the things I like best about this fic is the fine detail is gives to Jack's interactions with the larger cosmos and the beings in it. This is a Jack I can actually believe as a traveller from the 51st century, as a citizen of the universe—but also as a guy just bumping from place to place, using common sense and all the experience he's got to work out how to read the natives and where the best bars are.

Then a war starts up.

His Own Man is a magnificent take on Jack's gap year(s), and Sheldrake fills in part of the stretch from Satellite 5 to Cardiff with a world and characters so real and well realized that I think I know what the place smells like. Jack himself is that much more real as a result, coming to some kind of terms with his… changed circumstances and finding his footing far away from home. And damn, but he's fantastic.

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Story: Doctor Who and the Bored Game of Death (edit: Also available here)
Author: edithmatilda, co-written with nostalgia
Rating: Story pre-dates the site change that defaulted all the ratings to "All Ages"; contains some profanity.
Word count: 969
Author's summary: The Doctor, Fitz and Anji play nicely together. Co-written with nostalgia the Sun Killer. (Alternatively: "There's, like, a game. And it all goes horribly wrong from there. This is co-written with Edithmatilda. She eats souls.")
Characters/pairings: Fitz, Anji, the Doctor (Eighth)
Warnings: Some profanity, the slightest oblique hint of meta, irreconcilable economic theories

Recced because: Bored Game of Death does exactly what it says on the tin: Fitz, Anji, and the Doctor sit down to play a nice board game with each other. But as we all know, the greatest perils of travelling on the TARDIS don't require setting foot outside it.

Crackfics—or cracky humor fics—are a dime a dozen in this fandom. Hell, really good crackfics are all over the place, even; we're a productive fandom and the source material is made for it. But this one retains a very special place in my fannish heart, and it's not just because it made me cry with laughing the first time I read it. It's because it pulls off even the sharpest of its humor with real affection, and because the characters just work.

The characters are so well drawn, in fact, that you can probably read this and enjoy it if your only exposure to Eight is the TVM—it worked for me, when I first read it years ago. And it made me realize that this was a TARDIS team I had to try.

But I really doubt I can give a better rec than an opening excerpt, so without further ado:

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Story: Love Has Many Shapes
Author: Darkerchild
Rating: Teen
Word count: 1,261
Author's summary: Frobisher/Peri, true love inside Six, who has inexplicably transformed into a 1968 Chevrolet Sportvan.
No, but really: Yes. Really.
Characters/pairings: Frobisher/Peri, Peri/Six, and arguably, in some sense Six/Frobisher. It's hard to tell.
Warnings:

Recced because: Because of the crack. Oh, God, the crack. Crack, and a pretty damned fantastic Frobisher characterization.

You have to understand: It's fairly difficult to break my brain with words alone, these days. But Darkerchild is somehow able to hit just the right note with this piece to do it, like somebody finding the resonance point and breaking glasses into itty-bitty pieces. It's the use of Frobisher's voice that allows her (or him) to do it, I think. Let's face it, Frobisher is the only character who could possibly guide us through a scenario like that.

Weirdly enough, this isn't exactly a humor piece. I think that's part of what makes it work, actually. In any case, it's a bit of surrealism rarely matched even in a fandom that practically invites it, and if you, like me, can't resist that sort of thing, the Doctor as a '68 Chevrolet Sportvan is for you.

Just a note: Having some familiarity with Frobisher would probably improve this story, to be sure. However, the author also manages to exploit the scenario to give enough information about who and what he is for the uninitiated to enjoy.

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Story: Bright Young Thing
Author: livii
Rating: All ages
Word count: 1,243
Author's summary: She traces a pattern in the slushy ice: a woman, weeping. Susan, and the time vortex.
Characters/pairings: Susan/Ace, Susan/Rose, One
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's amazing to me that a character who left the show in 1964 seems to become increasingly more fertile ground for fic, rather than less, as the show evolves. This fic packs a lot into a small space by twining several eras' strands around each other: a look at the Doctor's relationship with Susan, and what drove him from Gallifrey; the fallout for Susan herself; and a compelling combination of ideas from S3 with canon from earlier eras, especially as achieved by combining Susan with later characters. Mostly, though, it's just beautifully sad and one of my favorite characterizations of Susan. The juxtaposition of her strength and frailty brings her to life.

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Story: Silence
Author: Glinda
Rating: Teen
Word count: 668
Author's summary: She lets her in, makes her tea, and finds some gin to lace it with, without a word.
Characters/pairings: Iris Wildthyme/Izzy Sinclair
Warnings: none

Recced because: This is a beautiful Iris piece, which is enough to make it noteworthy. What's really unusual about Silence, however, is that it isn't comedy. Iris Wildthyme, the most irrepressible character ever to drive a double-decker bus and hit on every incarnation of the Doctor ever to cross her path, is pretty much made for comedy. That's what makes this fic so heart-stopping: We never expected to see Iris like this, and we never wanted to see Iris like this. Because this is Iris immediately after the Doctor has pressed the switch, and there aren't many fics out there that can make the Time War this interesting to me, or so real. Add to that a beautifully rendered Iris/Izzy relationship, and you've got a winner.

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Story: Step In, Step Out, Walk Around
Author: amberite
Rating: It's listed as "all ages," but there's some profanity and the subject matter is… well, I don't know what you'd call it. That's what makes the fic. Anyway, if screening this for younguns, I'd call it a "teen," personally.
Word Count: 439
Author's Summary: Repeat anything enough times with meaning, and it becomes an obsession, even a fetish.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Martha (Ten/Martha?)
Warnings: As for rating.

Recced because: Martha plays a game with the Doctor and gradually realizes that she doesn't know quite what the game's about. Then she, like us, perhaps begins to get an inkling, and the whole thing gets much worse.

I don't know that I'd call this dark!fic, exactly, though there's a dark current to it. But "dark" also seems too simplistic a label for what turns out to be a condensed character piece for the Doctor, Martha, and—just possibly?—Who fans and our fascination. A creepy and yet still sort of touching look at what living so long and knowing so many might have done to the Doctor's head. This fic's so short that it's hard to say much without spoiling something, so I'll just push off and give you the excerpt.

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Story: On the Study of Shatter-Resistant Materials
Author: eve11
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3071
Author's Summary: Peri's grandmother gave her a different doll every year on her birthday.
Characters/Pairings: Six, Peri
Warnings: none

Recced because: This fic might just be the most justice Peri has ever gotten in or out of canon. Peri, I realize, is not everybody's cup of tea, or even most people's so far as I can tell. Hut I think that this fic, as beautifully written as it is, would be rewarding to both her fans and her detractors, because it nails everything about her that I love.

It does the same for her prickly relationship with Doctor number six, showcasing both their friendship and their friction in a way that makes them both sympathetic. There's a lot in this beautiful little study that's heartbreaking—often in a mundane, real, everyday way—but a lot that's hopeful woven into it, for both the Doctor and for Peri.

All that, and a freaky alien planet, to boot.

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Story: The Game of Making
Author: Lurky McLurklurk
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1,809
Author's Summary: Martha finds out what the Doctor really likes.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Martha
Warnings: AU, mind games

Recced because: It just might make your skin crawl enough that you hate yourself for enjoying it. This story is AU in terms not only of plot, but of character, I should note, but it's a true AU: Changes aren't random; they all stem from a central "what if?" I'll leave you unspoiled as to what the "what if" here is, but The Game of Making is one of the most interesting explorations of just what this whole Time Lord thing might mean that I've seen. In spirit it reminds me strongly of Big Finish's Unbound series.

Look, it's fanfic about an erotic Gedankenexperiment. What more do you need to know?

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Story: Alias Smith and Jones
Author: kbk
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,763
Author's Summary: Sarah Jane meets the Prime Minister.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith/Harriet Jones
Warnings: none

Recced because: This does something much better than just setting up a convincing romance: It sets up a convincing friendship. As soon as kbk gets these two women in a room together, we can just feel that these are people who can get past roles and titles and know each other. There's that little frisson that seems to come out naturally from not glossing either character's strong will, there's K-9, there's the complicated spectre of the Doctor in the background, there's dashes of humor, and there's the warmth of comfort and familiarity between two adults out to save the world. There's just no bad here.

Definitely my feel-good rec, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Maybe I have a bit of a thing for good fluff after all.

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One to make up for Wednesday, which I most shamefully missed.

Story: Salt
Author: Cathica
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,284
Author's Summary: Tears always leave an aftertaste.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler
Warnings: none

Recced because: Salt has a beautiful, cutting quality to it. It's a miniature mystery, though one that's entirely about Rose's inner world, and worth reading for the prose alone: It achieves a timbre that's at once matter-of-fact-and opulent, hyperreal and slightly absurd. It has edges where you don't expect them.

Salt captures a room in the TARDIS from what's at once an inside and an outside perspective flawlessly. Does a fine job with the inside of Rose's head, too.

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Story: Borrowed Time
Author: Nix Nada
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,197
Author's Summary: The fifth Doctor tries out an experimental telepathic circuit on the android Kamelion, with unexpected results.
Characters/Pairings: Five, Kamelion, Tegan
Warnings: none

Recced because: I liked it even better on the second read. This story does at least three very worthwhile things very well: It shows the Doctor making a mistake, it looks inside the TARDIS from a very unusual perspective, and it does justice to potential that largely went to waste in the original. Plus, making me enjoy Kamelion, of all companions, is a feat in itself.

In case some people are asking, "Who the heck is Kamelion?", I'll give a two-sentence break-down that I think is spoiler-free, but which I'll cut to be safe )

Borrowed Time is a deft little process of elimination that gradually traces a picture of what such a creature (being? thing?) is and is not. And it doesn't do it too neatly; certain ambiguities about the Doctor's actions stand without any distortion of his character.

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Story: Crumble Cake
Author: merripestin
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1,049
Author's Summary: Ace/Benny; it's time they learned to share. [NA continuity somewhere between Deceit and TLHH]
Characters/Pairings: Benny/Ace, Seven
Warnings: graphic sex

Recced because: It's not always pleasant, but it is always visceral.

I admit I'm missing huge chunks of NA lore, most of my exposure to these two coming from audio for Benny and TV/audio for Ace, but stick these two in a trench, as Merripestin's done—especially if it's the umpteenth trench—and, oh, yes, this is an extrapolation I can see.

There's sex, and at 1,049 words, you wouldn't think there'd be room for much more, but the author makes this micro war into a quick, skewering little character study and ensures we're never bored. "Crumble Cake" runs on all the tensions cropping up between companions learning about the unglamorous side of travel: constant danger, constant inconstancy, and all in constant proximity to the inscrutable, inhuman figure of the Doctor. Call it a candid capture.

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Story: Nine
Author: Edithmatilda
Rating: None given, but I'd suggest "teen" for language and themes
Word Count: 631
Author's Summary: The Ninth Doctor of People's Hearts.
Characters/Pairings: Nine (other), original companion
Warnings: Self-harm in a tongue-in-cheek context, profanity, twelve-tone composition techniques

Recced because: Edithmatilda's stuff was some of the first I ever read on Teaspoon, back when Five/Tegan was the largest single source of porn in the fandom. Her brilliant Doctor Who and the Bored Game of Death was my first exposure to Fitz and Anji, and I didn't understand how good I had it. So, in the name of AU and adventure (because these are the things that make Doctor Who go 'round), take a short trip back to the days when Doctor Number Nine was whatever you created him to be.

Weirdest are these: It might have been.

Nine is a short, wry, slightly cracked look at companionhood and the Doctor's interests in same, and it's hilarious. As the story itself puts the question: "Why [does] he get mixed up with so many dysfunctional teenagers?"

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