Fade Away

Nov. 7th, 2010 08:42 pm
[identity profile] madmerry.livejournal.com
Story: Fade Away
Author: Pitry
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3411
Author's Summary: It was supposed to be different this time. He's human, he can't regenerate - he was supposed to die before her.
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler, The Doctor (Duplicate 10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: I wanted to rec something from the classic series, and very nearly did, when i stumbled across this piece. It's lovely and haunting and the style Pitry (the author) uses allows the story to have an emotional impact outside of the sequence of events inside the story, which stops it from, sinking to morose or melodramatic levels of emotion. It's a beautiful story that I didn't want to risk it not being shared until my next turn reccing.


In the end, I guess I did lie to you guys, as these recs were mostly newer series with classic touches thrown in; for that I apologise. However, I do hope you enjoyed my recs even half as much as I enjoyed reccing them and I PROMISE next time will have more classic tales. Until we meet again!

Cosmic Joke

Nov. 7th, 2010 08:04 am
[identity profile] madmerry.livejournal.com
I'm sorry, fellow whovians, my son turns four tomorrow, we decided to have a party yesterday, he decided to celebrate this upcoming milestone by getting concussed (counter corner 50000001 Gabey 0). Hence the small toddler party we were planning morphed into an hours long experience at the hospital. I know I said I was going to mixed bag this week and it seems nuWho heavy to me so I will make my second rec (today's) something else, in the meantime this really IS a fantastic piece and I hope you forgive my nuWho heavy week. :(

Story: Cosmic Joke
Author: Dune
Rating:All Ages
Word Count:4127
Author's Summary:Like almost all insane ideas and almost all stories, this tale starts in a pub.
Characters/Pairings:Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: Timey-wimeyness?

Recced because: I love a great timey-wimey story and this story ABSOLUTELY fits that description as well being a beautiful and intimate look at the lines of causality spinning off into forever between Jack and the Doctor. Add to that recipe a touch of sorrow and a cup of empathy and you have the perfect tiny tale. I know it's on the short side but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying it all the same.

Time Trek

Nov. 5th, 2010 09:14 am
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Story:Time Trek
Author:Lamiel
Rating:All Ages
Word Count:11002
Author's Summary:A nuWho/nuTrek crossover.Because it had to be done.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: spoilers for the Star Trek reboot

Recced because:There are hundreds if not thousands of cross-overs on Teaspoon what makes this one so special is the story it tells. The author, Lamiel, successfully combines two universes in such a seamless manner you are left unable to tell whether you have The Doctor in a Star Trek story or Spock n company in a DW story. The result is a flawless blend of both universes that works from either viewpoint. The final few scenes, in which two aliens bond over a grief all too human lift this story to a transcendent level and leave the reader wondering how different any of us are from the other.
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Story: The Spotter's Guide to the Doctor
Author:dbskyler
Rating:All Ages
Word Count:1259
Author's Summary:Because someone had to write it.
Characters/Pairings:The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (11th), The Doctor (1st), The Doctor (2nd), The Doctor (3rd), The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (5th), The Doctor (6th), The Doctor (7th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th)
Warnings:None, aside from minding you don't drink while reading, as this will place your keyboard in mortal peril

Recced because: It's Thursday and I need to rec something less than angsty before we head into the weekend? No, truly, this is an exceptional little story, filled with humour and whovian in-jokes. In fact, if you aren't laughing by the end, I dare say, you don't have a sense of humour. Enjoy.
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Story: With Justice and Honour
Author: JJPOR
Rating:All Ages
Word Count:2559
Author's Summary:“I swear to protect the Ancient Law of Gallifrey with all my might and brain. I will to the end of my days with justice and with honour temper my actions and my thoughts.” SPOILERS for Waters of Mars
Characters/Pairings:Other Character(s), Other Character(s), The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (Academy era), The Master (Academy era), The Rani (Academy era)
Warnings: None, aside from Spoilers for Waters of Mars

Recced because: I waffled in reccing this piece. I know the author and I recced the author last time I recced and while that may look like favouritism; it doesn't stop the author or this piece, in particular, from being just that good. Rather than commit reverse nepotism I have decided to rec this. With Justice and Honour is an an academy days tale, and I know many are put off by those, but this piece was written post-Waters of Mars and in that light this early days tale takes a strange sort of ambiguity that haunts the reader. Also, as this story happened so long before any we have seen in canon (using only what the series entitled Doctor Who shows as canon to avoid arguments without end)it also lends that sort of haunting ambiguity to some other, classic era events (The Key to Time in particular). As usual, JJPOR (the author) spins a tightly woven tale that manages to hurt without being angsty and manages to heal while straying closer to the Valeyard side of the Doctor.
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Story:What We Might Have Been
Author: Rickmaniac
Rating: All Ages
Word Count:1463
Author's Summary:The Doctor says goodbye to a companion who no longer remembers him.
Characters/Pairings:Donna Noble, The Doctor (10th), Jamie McCrimmon
Warnings: None

Recced because: Obviously, there's something very poignant about The Doctor and Donna bumping into Jamie McCrimmon on his deathbed. Obviously, there's an eerie aching sort of foreshadowing occurring. Thankfully, Rickmaniac101 (the author) handles this topic beautifully; never forcing the reader to see the obvious parallel. Her phraseology and tone are both understated and almost elegant. I also quite liked her brief description of the incarnations after their death, it's simple but powerful. The piece is on the short side but truly has a quiet beauty, a must read.
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Greetings to all those who understand LJ far better than do I. I'm Merrythemad and I'll be reccing for you lot this week. It'll be an odd assortment of nuWho and classic with,perhaps, a bit of Torchwood thrown in good measure. I'm no good at LJ so please bear with me.

Story:The Time of Your Life
Author: Nostalgia
Rating:Adult
Word Count:1477
Author's Summary:In which loving someone in chronological order is for losers. (Eleven/River)
Characters/Pairings:11th Doctor/River Song
Warnings: explicit sex, swearing

Recced because: Most of us assume that, at some point, the Doctor's mind changes in regard to River Song, this story delves into that mental switch and does so with a delicate touch that's as amusing as it is refined. The characterisations are spot-on and Nostalgia (the author) has The Doctor's mentality down to a "T". Also, please not, that though the warnings say explicit sex is involved it's nothing more than you might see on late-night Primetime network television.
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Story: Seven Minutes
Author: theshoelessone
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1839
Author's Summary: Five/Tegan. "Two years for you, Tegan, but all it took me was seven minutes to realize how unfair everything you told me was. Seven minutes and all of your twenty years gone for me to sort it all out."
Characters/Pairings: Five/Tegan
Warnings: None

Recced because: From the very first second of this story the beauty is ever present. You don't have to have read the novel that inspired this story to love and understand this story, Tegan and Five ring incredibly true even unto the bittersweet ending. I hope you enjoyed my recs this week, I was honoured to rec them to you.
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Story: Betrayal
Author: edzel2
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 5294
Author's Summary: Part One of my series, The Master Chronicles. This is Lucy's story, told through her eyes from when she first meets Harold Saxon to her final act of betrayal on board the Valiant.
Characters/Pairings:Lucy/SimmMaster
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Explicit Violence, Swearing

Recced because: This story is a bit more adult than many I've seen recced here but the ticklish subject matter is handled with a maturity and grace that speaks volumes. The eloquent words seem to pull you right into the brain of a young woman called Lucy and you can watch as horrified as she, herself, is as her world falls down. The author manages to rise above your insipid I-used-to-be-evil-but-the-Doctor-came-and-I-got-better portrayal f Lucy and shows instead a girl as human as you and I and as easily relate-able.
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Story: Let Them Eat Cake
Author: JJPOR
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2227
Author's Summary: Ten. Naked. Chained to Three. Covered in cake. Look, just don’t ask, okay?
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor, Multi-Era, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: I wavered all week trying to decide if I was going to rec this fic. I have read and reread both the story and its reviews. This story is hilarious and a fine example of how wonderful fluff can (and should!) be. It's hilarious from start to finish and is enjoyed even by those who cannot call themselves the author's crony. I don't want to say much for fear of spoiling it, but be prepared to laugh until you cry.
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Story: Donna Noble
Author: Manyshadesoflove
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 455
Author's Summary:The Doctor sums up Donna Noble.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: Strunk and White once said "Omit needless words". This story makes full use of what those aged old men meant. Though short, the language is lovely and succint and the author manages to catch ten's voice very clearly in spite of his not saying much. Sometimes we all say more with what we don't say, and she manages to convey all of this and more in just 455 words. This story is well worth more than one read.
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Story: One is the Loneliest Number
Author: Howlcastle
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 4581
Author's Summary:A lone tenth Doctor stumbles into an old friend in a Chinese Takeaway. The mystery of her being there is more than just a pleasant surprise, but a prelude to war.
Characters/Pairings:Charley Pollard, Charley Pollard, Lucie Miller, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (6th), The Doctor (8th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: This story was just breathtaking, from the beginning the excellent character voices ring absolutely true. It's end is somehow bittersweet and joyous and leaves you warm and aching. Somehow in the middle of this lush story full of detail the author even manages to sneak in an unexpected bit of fun. I can't imagine you won't enjoy it as much as I did.
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Story: Existential Bubbles
Author: Comet
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 102
Author's Summary: Yet another drabble written for the dw100 challenge #122: Under the Sea. Could probably work with 9 or 10.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: none

Recced because: I know it may be odd to rec a drabble, but this drabble is the drabble that hangs all other drabbles. This drabble sets a scene and tells a complete story in 102 words and the character voices are true(especially her nine). This tiny piece is just excellent and deserves recognised for that.
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I'm MadMerry and I'll be one of this weeks reccers. I 'd like to start off with something a bit different that is just good fun. I hope you like my choices as the week progresses. Enjoy!


<b>Story:</b> <a href="http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=30412"> Drinking Tactics For Nine Hundre Year Old Minors </a>
<b>Author:</b> <a href="http://www.whofic.com/viewuser.php?uid=9434"> Riversrunthroughme </a>
<b>Rating:</b> All Ages
<b>Word Count:</b> 4273
<b>Author's Summary:</b>“This is ridiculous,” said the Doctor at last, disbelievingly. “I’m nine-hundred and three years old. I shouldn’t be carded.” The adventures of Sally Sparrow and Eleven. (Response to the Jessa L'Rynn April ChallengeII lulz!)
<b>Characters/Pairings:</b> Eleventh Doctor, Sally Sparrow
<b>Warnings:</b> none

<b>Recced because:</b>
This story is simply gold. The characters are well thought out, the voices ring in true, if hysterical, tones and I was unable to stop laughing the whole way through my first read. I'm recommending it to you because I still laugh out loud, each time I read it through. So go, enjoy the best cure for a case of the Mondays: laughter!

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