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Story: Can't See for Looking
Author: Howlcastle
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2077
Author's summary: Fluffy story in which Charley is indispensable in finding a first edition of 'Oliver Twist' for the Doctor.
Characters: Eight, Charley
Warnings: none

Recced because: The Big Finish audio Chimes of Midnight prompted this story with the line, "Without you I'd never have found that first edition of 'Oliver Twist' at Charring Cross Road." In case you ever wondered about that line, too, Howlcastle tells the story for us. It's delightfully fluffy and the tone (and the banter between these characters) feels just right.
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Story: Antifreeze
Author: Calapine
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1194
Author's summary: A Time Lord and an anthropomorphic personification walk into a bar…
Characters: Ten, other character
Warnings: none

Recced because: Ten and Death meet in a bar, post-Doomsday. This short fic has some absolutely brilliant dialog and it never fails to make me laugh. Not convinced? Here's an excerpt:

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Story: Unbirthday
Author: DameRuth
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3089
Author's summary: Peri teaches the Doctor about a new holiday.
Characters: Six, Peri
Warnings: none

Recced because: The Sixth Doctor and Peri both seem to rank near the bottom of the fandom's list of favorite characters, and I love that this sweet little story takes what we saw on screen and transforms it. Neither of the characters are unrecognizable, but somehow they feel right. Peri is smart and independent and absolutely knows how to handle the Doctor. The Doctor, for his part, is all brash and bold, but genuinely cares about Peri. It's a great look at how these two can be a brilliant match for one another.

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Story: Runaways
Author: the_tenzo
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3161
Author's summary: In the summer of 2011, my grandmother died, my mum had an affair, and the Smiths moved in next door.
Characters: The Doctor (Duplicate 10th), original character
Warnings: none

Recced because: This astoundingly lovely story somehow manages to make me smile and put me right on the verge of tears, all at the same time. The story features no invading aliens, no mystery, and hardly any of the Doctor: it's just an honest tale about growing up (and running away). The Doctor's limited presence injects a special sort of magic to it -- and, let's be honest, who wouldn't have loved to have the Doctor as a next door neighbor?

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Story: Fallen (or How Charlotte Pollard Very Nearly Reformed The Master)
Author: vvj5
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3579
Author's summary: Charley’s waiting for the Doctor to return, but it isn’t the wrong Doctor she gets, it’s the wrong Time Lord altogether. This can’t end well.
Characters: Charley Pollard, The Master (Delgado)
Warnings: none

Recced because: Only a randomiser would have chosen to cast Charley Pollard as traveling with The Master -- but this quirky concept works brilliantly. Worth a read purely for the banter between these two, such as:

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Howdy, Calufrax! [livejournal.com profile] faience here with recs for the week. Expect no rhyme or reason to the week's recommendations, but a (hopefully entertaining) mix of classic and contemporary (sometimes in the same fic!). And with that, let's start Monday off with... 

Story: Knit One, Purl Two
Author: livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1521
Author's summary: Fitz, Evelyn, and a jail cell. And some knitting. All in a day's work for Fitz Kreiner, ladies' man.
Characters: Eight, Fitz, Evelyn
Warnings: none

Recced because: Did you see that character list? Yes, ladies and gents, this fic features both Evelyn Smythe and Fitz Kreiner, both with spot-on characterization: hilarity (and a surprising amount of adorable) can't help but ensue. The Doctor makes only a brief appearance, letting the companions steal this show.

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Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

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