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Last rec of the week. I just wanted to say thanks to my fellow reccer, [livejournal.com profile] clocketpatch, and to all the people who left comments for the stories and for the recs. It was a blast!

And for my last rec, another short, light-hearted story.

Story: Vital Equipment
Author: Primsong
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 650
Author's Summary: Some things are more vital than others.
Characters/Pairings: Two, Jamie, Victoria, not-yet-actually-the-Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings: None

A fun little missing scene snippet from the Yeti era. Jamie and Victoria go on an unauthorized field trip for some important equipment.
mysticalchild_isis: (dr who 8)
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Story: Fishbowl
Author: etherati
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1871
Author's Summary: Introspection post-TV Movie. The Doctor has this problem, see, where he cannot ever let go or give up on anyone. It'll be the end of him one day.
Characters/Pairings: Eight, Grace
Warnings: Spoilers for the TVM

Post TVM, Grace lingers a little longer in order to get the details of what exactly happened, and the Doctor tells her a bit about the Master. The author does an excellent job in fitting the relationship we saw between the Eight and Roberts!Master during the TVM into the general flow of all that's gone before, and allows the Doctor all the complex emotions we would imagine him having after the events of the movie.

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mysticalchild_isis: (dr who 10/rose)
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Story: The Rather Odd Couple
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rosa_acicularis
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1361
Author's Summary: "You can't spend the rest of your life crying. It annoys people in the movies." - Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. An angst-free look at life after Journey's End.
Characters/Pairings: Rose/10.5
Warnings: None

A wonderfully silly and fun take on life for Rose and 10.5 after "Journey's End". The humor flows smoothly throughout the story without ever feeling over the top, and the banter between Rose and the Doctor reads like some of the better (and funnier) episode dialogue.
mysticalchild_isis: (dr who 7 & ace)
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Story: A Bad Day
Author: Megumi
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1024
Author's Summary: Hex gets separated from the Doctor and stumbles upon another Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: Hex, Seven, Ace, Ten (vaguely Ace/Hex)
Warnings: None

A rather adorable ficlet in which Hex has a bad day, has an encounter with Ten, and finds a bit of a silver lining to getting caught in a dimensional storm. Despite the brevity of the story, each character is captured perfectly.
mysticalchild_isis: (dr who 4 brain)
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Story: The Good, the Bad, and the Hovercrafts
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose
Rating: All-Ages
Word Count: 1814
Author's Summary: In which various alien entities get held off at the pass, the Doctor and Romana take up jogging, and K-9, to everyone's horror, tells a joke.
Characters/Pairings: Four, Romana I, K-9
Warnings: K-9 tells a joke.

This is one of those brilliant, funny stories that reads just like one of the classic episodes. From the banter ("Rather clever bits and bobs?" Romana echoed, and narrowed her eyes. "You just dropped the sonic screwdriver in the works, didn't you?"), to the angry aliens of the week, to Romana's choice in footwear- it all scans perfectly.
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Story: Time's Secret
Author: Camilla Sandman ([livejournal.com profile] misscam)
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2867
Author's Summary: There are bad days and there are bad days, a careful study in everything going wrong that can go wrong. Rose Tyler is about to have one and she'll never want to change one glorious moment of it.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose
Warnings: None

Nine and Rose have a superlatively Murphy's Law day on an alien planet, complete with angry mobs, a lost TARDIS, killer storms, and living rocks. It is quite spot-on for the sort of life they lead, and has a wonderful balance of humor, adventure, and wonderment. Short, sweet, and thoroughly re-readable, Time's Secret is one of those stories that always leaves me smiling.
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Hey, I'm [livejournal.com profile] isiscaughey, back for another week of mixed bag recs. To start the week off, some cracky Five humor.

Story: "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Author: aces
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1557
Author's Summary: There's Five. And there's the Master. And there's Tegan's underwear and Turlough's blazer, but that's a slightly different plotline.
Characters/Pairings: Tegan, Turlough, Five/Ainley!Master
Warnings: Crack.

Tegan and Turlough drag the Doctor to a dance club, and while the companions cut lose, the Doctor runs into the Master. Delightfully ridiculous.
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This is my last rec for the week- just wanted to say thank you to the Calufrax mods, my fellow reccer [livejournal.com profile] wendymr, and to everyone who commented on the recs and the stories. It's been a blast!

Story: 'Twixt Earth and Paradise
Author: Patrice
Rated: All-Ages
Word count: 45,336
Author’s summary: The Doctor is curious about a new settlement on a small, remote planet. However, an inquisitive mind is not always a good thing.
Characters/Pairings: Five, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, OCs
Warnings: None

And for my final rec, I offer a fantastic Fifth Doctor multi-chapter adventure story. Excellent writing and impeccable characterization make up a story that easily could have been an episode. Beyond being an excellent mystery story (with an occasional tinge of creepiness), the fic also contains some wonderful individual moments with each of the characters.
mysticalchild_isis: (dr who 10/rose)
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Story: A View From the Door
Author: Aenaria/[livejournal.com profile] io_aenaria
Rating: Listed as All Ages, but I'll give it Teen for safety's sake
Word Count: 5131
Author's Summary: On the third day, Zuleika interviews an interesting girl of about her own age. She appears to be just the same as every other neo-human that has come through their doors, but something’s strange about her. She suspects it’s not just the dyed blonde hair either.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Rose, OCs, Ten/Rose
Warnings: Minor sexual situations

This is a really lovely and thoughtful story, in part due to the third person narration from an original character's point of view. Zuleika is a novitiate at The Sisters of the Hallowed Words, an alien abbey. The story unfolds after a battle gone wrong, during which time Rose and the Doctor were separated.

The author really put a lot of time into creating the OCs and their abbey, and it really shows, especially in the Sisters' relationship with words and flower imagery. The background development and the elegant prose alone make this story well worth the read, but on top of that, there's also a delicately referenced love story running through it all.
mysticalchild_isis: (dr who 7 & ace)
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Story: Breeding Starlings
Author: [livejournal.com profile] elliptic_eye
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1090
Author's Summary: He might indulge in master plans, but he made a concerted effort to exorcise subtlety.
Characters/Pairings: Seven, Ace
Warnings: None

The author wrote this in part as a reaction to the Seventh Doctor's late years characterization, and so you may or may not agree with her own interpretation. Either way, though, this is an excellent short fic that combines an NA worthy adventure with a character study.

Anyway, Friday seems like a good day for Seven to be manipulating his little heart out as Ace tosses the explosives.
mysticalchild_isis: (dr who rose/nine)
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Story: Ariadne Quits
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rhilin
Rating: All-Ages
Word Count: 2307
Author's Summary: This is why Rose isn't allowed to cook any more.
Characters/Pairings: The TARDIS, Rose, Nine
Warnings: None

I love this story because it manages to be elegant, quirky, and humorous all at once. It is set in the early days of Rose's travel with the Doctor, and it does an excellent job of capturing Rose, the Doctor, and most of all, the TARDIS. I love the author's concept of the TARDIS as vast and infinite and practically beyond our (and the Doctor's) understanding, but possessed with a rather off-beat sense of humor nonetheless.

The author's style is almost a bit Douglas Adams-esque, but a bit more subdued, and all the thought that went into the subtle details makes the story a joy to read (and re-read).
mysticalchild_isis: (dr who 4)
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Story: La Vie Boheme
Author: Doctor Tam
Rating: All-Ages
Word Count: 2075
Author's Summary: A non-linear character study: "He composes a symphony for accordion and dog whistle, goes pike fishing in the Thames, and gets a sunburn on his nose. After all, the universe isn’t his responsibility."
Characters/Pairings: Four, The Brig, Harry, Sarah Jane, Leela, Romana I, Romana II, K-9
Warnings: None

It's not too hard to scratch the surface with Four (teeth & curls, scarf, jelly baby, hello!), but he's always seemed to be one of the more difficult Doctors to get beneath the surface with.

This story not only goes deep, but also provides a lovely illumination of Four: his fears, his hopes, his motivations, and his interactions with his friends and companions. Even the non-linear nature of the story is perfectly suited to the Fourth Doctor (and the sections are scattered to great effect).
mysticalchild_isis: (dr who 4 brain)
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Story: A Cuddle for a Dalek
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spastasmagoria
Rating: All-Ages
Word Count: 1697
Author's Summary: There's only one thing the deranged dustbin wants in all the universe.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara, Ian, Peri, Ace, Rose, Mickey, Jack, Gwen, Future!Doctor, and a Dalek.
Warnings: Silliness

This one is a wonderfully humorous multi-era romp, all centered around a Dalek (capable of a "temporal shift of infinite sadness") that just wants a hug. Particularly amusing are the reactions of Peri and Ace, but every scene is quite brilliant (including the small hints about the fashion sense of the future!Doctor).
mysticalchild_isis: (dr who 3)
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Hey, I'm [livejournal.com profile] isiscaughey, and I'll be reccing a mixed bag of Classic and New Who fics this week.

Since it's Monday, I'll start off with something short (but lovely).

Story: Sparking Plugs
Author: [livejournal.com profile] infiniteviking
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 590
Author's Summary: The Doctor's a dab hand at fixing Bessie but he's barely scratched the surface with Jo.
Characters/Pairings: Three, Jo
Warnings: None

Yes, it's quite short, but it packs a lot into every word. The author's lovely, deft imagery sets the scene as Jo struggles with a painful memory while the Doctor tinkers.

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