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Story: Right At Home
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sahiya
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3302
Author's Summary: "Doctor, this is my son, Count Miles Vorkosigan. Miles, this is the Doctor. Please try not to blow anything up, either of you, while I go pack a bag." Crossover with Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Other Character(s)
Warnings: None

Recced because: I bumped out another rec to make room for this one, I liked it so much.

After Aral dies, Cordelia feels the need for something new; and when the Doctor appears, she thinks she's found it. Those who haven't read the Vorkosigan books will perhaps be confused, lacking the background, but Cordelia is such a delightful character anyway, I think one would like her even if one hadn't met her before. For those who are familiar with it, Cordelia saying goodbye to Miles in preparation to going off with the Doctor is so full of zingers and feeling; it's so very them. And while those two are centre-stage, the Doctor is just as much himself here too.
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Story:Tea and Ginger
Author: banburytale
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2613
Author's Summary: The Doctor did so want to be ginger. Donna is a most able assistant.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (10th), Donna Noble
Warnings: None

Recced because: This made me smile, and keep smiling afterwards. Not because it's amusing, even though it is, and silly, even though it is, but because it warmed my heart in its amusing silly way. I love the way the Doctor is described as someone who changes from wizard to court jester in the blink of an eye. I also love the friendshippyness of it.
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Apologies, folks; the last two days life collapsed on top of me. So I am going to cheat and make up for it by posting all three of the recs I intended to post in the last two days and today. Not that I have to, no, since I've done the minimum, but I had such a hard time cutting down my recs to seven, I don't want to give up their hard-earned reccage.

So, first, a crossover.

Story:Hellmouth High Schools Don't Have Reunions
Author: Morag MacPherson
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 16315
Author's Summary: What if "School Reunion" took place at Sunnydale High School? A BTVS crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: On being told that this is a "remix" of the episode "School Reunion", many people would justifiably run screaming, but this works amazingly well. Yes, there was deja-vu in a few places, since certain of the best lines from the original episode were re-used, but unlike other retellings, this really got into the spirit of the crossover, and rather than just try to map the plot of the original "School Reunion" onto the characters, it took the scenario and then let the characters run with it the way they would have if it had been an original Buffyverse story. You get all the quips and snark and unfolding of the plot, and everyone is in character. I'm particularly impressed with how the author resolved the incompatibilities between the Buffyverse and the Doctor Who universe.
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Story:A Stranger in the City
Author: [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5889
Author's Summary: The 51st century and the 23rd cross paths in 1930, where they discover that tragedy is timeless. A Star Trek crossover featuring Jack Harkness and Spock.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: If you haven't seen the Classic Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", you probably wouldn't be interested in reading a Classic Trek crossover anyway. This was a perfect point of intersection for these two universes; time travel and tragedy. The characterisation of Jack here is by no means a one-note song: it dances between the light and the dark; disillusionment, hope, grimmness, charm, and compassion. It is also interesting to see Spock through Jack's eyes, and how it reflects on Jack himself.
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Story:Into the Cornfield
Author: nostalgia
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 613
Author's Summary: The obvious AU from School Reunion.
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fits so much into so little space. Mythic and haunting; you'd never think that a happy ending could be so chilling.
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Story: Because We Have Survived
Author: AmyWolf
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 14389
Author's Summary: It's a book. A stupid book. Cheap paper and blank pages. How's it supposed to fix anything?
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (8th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: This story has two of my favourite things in it: an alien point of view, and the healing of things broken.

The form of the story is a first-person journal, yes, but written by an alien in a psych ward in the year 4992 who is afraid that everyone thinks she's crazy. Except that we know she isn't. In walks Martha Jones, and you realise that she and the Doctor are undercover... and the plot thickens.

The whole thing works magnificently.
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Hello everyone! I'm back for another round of reccing. A mix of crossovers and other pieces of excellence.

Starting off with one that I didn't rec last time because it wasn't up on Teaspoon at that time (though it had been posted elsewhere last year).

Story: The Wooded World of Worlds
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ladyyueh
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1366
Author's Summary: There exists a place where trees grow tall. [Narnia/DW Crossover]
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: One wouldn't think that Narnia is the kind of thing that could be crossed over with Doctor Who, or if they were, then the result would be silly. But this story captures them both where they intersect best -- in the deep and the mythical. Here we have the 9th Doctor, post-Time War, trying to lose himself in the peace and forgetfulness of the Wood Between the Worlds... and then he is visited by a Lion. This resonates so well; sad and beautiful, with a touch of hope.
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And here's my last rec for this week!

Story: Upon A Time
Author: AstroGirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1127
Author's Summary: Time travel, fairy tales, the Ninth Doctor, and the TARDIS.
Characters/Pairings: 9th Doctor, TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: I'm surprised that this wasn't recced by the person who was doing a TARDIS-themed week, but that means I can rec it myself!

This story is so lovely. It isn't just that this is one of those rare stories that feature the TARDIS-as-person (a person, but alien in its personhood); it is the way that this takes myths and fairy tales, weaves them into the events of Nine's tenure, and makes them fit. Full of symbolism, resonance and love, painted with a vibrant and poetic brush.
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Story: the people you meet (the things are also people)
Author: Significant Owl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 13040
Author's Summary: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has something to say on the subject of chance meetings.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: None

Recced because:This is a hoopy frood of a story. From the first paragraph I knew it would be good, and it sustained that goodness all the way through to the end. It really gets the tone and style of the Hitchhiker's Guide, with the turns of phrase, the cynical asides, and the zaniness. Arthur is his sweet, bewildered, sand-kicked-in-the-face self. Ford is oblivious and cool. Rose and the Doctor are seen through the eyes of Arthur, with his own slant on things.

It was a lot of fun.

And to convince you, here are some quotes:
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Story: [the other side of the sky]
Author: Aces
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2464
Author's Summary: Jack was bewildered and dead. Or maybe just dreaming.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: It is a waking dream that never happened, in places that don't exist, with people who are not as they seem, and probably not even people. My favourite bit is Jack's encounter with Desire, but every bit of it is good. Quintessential Sandman, it captivates, teases, hints; full of myth and atmosphere.
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Story: Ivory and Horn
Author: LJC
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 11074
Author's Summary: A quiet walk across the ice fields of Kos turns into more than either the Doctor or Rose planned for.
Characters/Pairings: 9th Doctor/Rose, Jackie, Mickey
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is the first story that persuaded me (at least for the duration of the story) that Nine/Rose was actually possible. Which is impressive, considering that I tend to friendship them rather than 'shipping them. But the characters feel right, and it dances on the edge of whether or not this is a friendship or a 'ship, which is not an easy thing to do. That isn't all there is to this story, either; we have arguments, angst and illumination. The dreamworlds of each of them were insightfully built, and worth chewing over.
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Story: Travel Light
Author: AstroGirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 14259
Author's Summary: A Farscape crossover. Seven and Ace become involved in a rebellion against the Peacekeepers. (Takes place sometime after the Peacekeeper Wars miniseries.)
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Other Character(s), The Doctor (7th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: This was my favourite story to come out of the Multiverse 2005 ficathon. The Seventh Doctor and Ace become involved in a rebellion against the Peacekeepers. This makes perfect sense. Of course if the Doctor happens to drop into a situation of rebellion against oppressors, he's going to help. It's what the Doctor does! Since this is told from mainly Ace's point of view, one doesn't have to be familiar with the Farscape universe, really. This has got so much in it: adventure, rebellion, plans, betrayal, dilemmas, good, evil, good intentions, gizmos, loyalty, encouragement, and a hopeful ending. And Baniks, of course. With a great Stark, and Planning!Doctor and GungHo!Ace, and, like, it's great, okay? Don't let the fact that it's a crossover scare you away.
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Story: How Martha Jones Saved the World and Lucy Saxon Initiated Divorce Proceedings With Extreme Prejudice
Author: LizBee
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 12199
Author's Summary: An alternate resolution to the "Sound of Drums" cliffhanger, featuring a cavalcade of companions, UNIT soldiers and rather more Time Lords than one usually sees.
Characters/Pairings: Liz Shaw, Lucy Saxon, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), Romana (author created), Sarah Jane Smith, Tegan Jovanka, The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm), UNIT
Warnings: None

Recced because:Let me count the ways...
  1. This was the first someone-else-in-a-pocket-watch story I read, and it was inspiring.
  2. This was much, much better than "The Last of the Timelords".
    1. a better plot, which made a lot more sense
    2. a different but interesting origin of the Toclafane (this story was written in the week between "The Sound of Drums" and "The Last of the Timelords", which was a feat in itself).
  3. UNIT!
  4. Former companions! Particularly Ace, Liz and Jo.
  5. Romana!
  6. And Martha did rock, too.
  7. Snark, banter, and good characterisation.
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Woo hoo! My week to rec! There's going to be a mixed bag from me, and here's the first one.

Story: First-Hand Knowledge
Author: AstroGirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4482
Author's Summary: You know that thing that the Doctor lost on top of the spaceship in 'The Christmas Invasion?' This is the story of what happens to it.
Characters/Pairings: Other characters
Warnings: None

Recced because: This delightful story is not only an original idea, but it was far more fun than one might think. The narrator is endearingly stuffy; well-intentioned but oblivious. He has no idea of the chaos that will ensue when he makes a clone from Ten's hand. As for the clone itself, he's irresistable, irrepressable, hyperactive, perfectly realized; Ten without the weight of knowledge, years, or angst, but still very much Ten.

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