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Story: Someone to Listen
Author: Alienist
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 791
Author's Summary: He does so enjoy assassins.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (5th), Turlough
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: I... really don't like the first person narrative, so for a story to jump out at me like this, written in the first person, it must be something good. Add to that the fact that Turlough isn't a companion I know well and really it's an unlikely pick. But in contrast to the chipperness of the last rec, this is a very emotion-driven piece, and you're on the edge of your seat. I was holding my breath from the very begginning, because it's always nice to hear the more dangerous side of the Fifth Doctor. You find yourself simultaneously before feeling for Turlough and pitying him; you can see his angle, but you also want the Doctor to survive. The conversation flows, and it feels perfectly real, with interruptions, changes in tone, the works. The ending is very touching, too.
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Story: Of Toast and Jam
Author: Howlcastle
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,468
Author's Summary: Inspired by a conversation between Charley and C'Rizz at the beginning of Absolution, the Doctor encounters several strange adventures before breakfast.
Characters/Pairings: Charley Pollard, Eighth Doctor
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: Don't we all like a little happy piece of fluff? I was giggling all the way through this one, and they have the Eighth Doctor to a T. It's got very nice pacing, little short 'bits' making up the full story. It's very silly, and it makes you warm and fuzzy inside, with just the right amount of excitement on the side! Also, I would rec a story about toast and breakfast while hungry, wouldn't I?
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Story: An Unearthly Guest
Author: apolesen
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 14,774
Author's Summary: When Jenny finds an alien stranger outside the house at Paternoster Row, she and Madame Vastra follow instructions the Doctor has given them months in advance: “Take him in. Take care of him. Don’t get anyone else involved.” But the mysterious guest’s stay only leads to more questions. What has made him lose his memory? Why have they been told to keep the existence of alien life from an alien being? And how come the nameless guest reminds Jenny of the Doctor, when he looks nothing like him?
Characters/Pairings: Jenny Flint, Madame Vastra, The Doctor (11th), The Doctor (8th)
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: Another long rec! I'm actually still in the process of reading this one, but it's so good that I decided to take a break and add it to my reccing queue. The Eighth is my favourite Doctor and frankly, he fits in almost perfectly into Victorian England - after all, he looks like an Edwardian man. That, and 'amnesia' as a trope for this particular Doctor works particularly well. And can you see the potential for him hanging out with the Paternoster Gang? Especially considering the role of Sontarans in the War... Oh, I was delighted when I first stumbled across this fanfiction. The different POVs you get as the story go on stop you from getting bored with such a long piece, and it's well worth the fact that it may take you a few sittings (unless you're like me).
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Story: They Also Tear You Apart
Author: Rointheta
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,290
Author's Summary: Courtney whirled around at the sound of the Doctor’s raspy voice. “I didn’t touch anything! Promise.” He stepped over the threshold and maneuvered around the dirty trainers and a heap of frilly dressing gown and fuzzy slippers. “How did you find this room?” - Courtney accidentally finds Rose's old room.
Characters/Pairings: Twelfth Doctor, Courney Woods
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: Nice little missing scene, with spoilers for the most recent season of Doctor Who. [spoilers to follow] It's nice to see what Courtney got up to when the Doctor first took her for a ride, and why she seemed so quick not to consider him a stranger. If she got to see a little bit of his past... Courtney is characterised perfectly, and the way that the Doctor works things out by sniffing them is unexpectedly funny and adorable at the same time. Yes, it's an angsty story, but it's not a depressing one by any stretch.
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Story: The Impossible Flirts
Author: LordRebeccaSama
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4,935
Author's Summary: Captain Jack Harkness and Professor River Song: two people that should never meet, but they do...multiple times across both their timelines. "The biggest flirts in all the universe, and you let them have coffee!"
Characters/Pairings: Other Character(s), River Song, The Doctor (11th), Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: The amount of relationship building that went into every side of this story is frankly astounding. As is the effort that went into characterisation, particularly at different points in each of the character's lives. Everyone is in character, the voices are crisp, and you can really picture the scene. I like how they've managed to seamlessly fill in some of the gaps in River's backstory to make it work, while still referencing little nods in episodes, like A Good Man Goes to War. The fish and chips nod is a pleasure, too! I also like the amount of work that's gone into both the pop culture references (eg. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and into building new planets and species to play around with. Always a plus when there's some of that to add to a brilliant plot.

Another note - sorry that my reccing has been... sporadic. I underestimated the amount of real life that would happen this week and have spent half the week driving forth across the province of Nova Scotia and sewing.
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Story: Five Slush Puppie Flavours
Author: lunarsilverwolfstar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 547
Author's Summary: One-shot. There's a flavour for everyone. Rose thought she knew her favourite until she tasted one she'd never had on a certain Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Rose, Adam, Jackie
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: Apparently, today is a happy day, when it comes to recs. This is a short '5 times' sort of fic, but it's well worth your time. One of my favourite fic tropes is little stories that... well, they aren't a story, they aren't an adventure, they're just little anecdotes that you might tell the kids one day; though there is some kind of chronology to it, this story is one of those. And then there's the shipping.... well, I won't ruin the ending, but it's adorkable. Yes. Adorkable.
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Story: Tiger Tales
Author: Lissy Strata
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3,002
Author's Summary: After an accident in a bio-engineering lab, the Doctor tries to get Leela to have the changes reversed. However, she rather likes her new form.
Characters/Pairings: Leela, Fourth Doctor
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: Clearly, I have an interest for stories involving companions, and some degree of cat-like behaviour. Also, this one is just... fun. I was in stitches over and over, and sometimes you just need that. You can hear the Fourth Doctor, and I love how he interacts with Leela in this story. It's a follow-up to another story, but also works on it's own.
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Story: Wind in the Meadow
Author: ClocketPatch
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3,192
Author's Summary: A rather dark story in which Ace is slowly taken over by the Cheetah virus from Survival.
Characters/Pairings: Seven, Ace
Warnings: Dub!con, allusions to self harm

Recced because: This... isn't the kind of thing I usually rec, I'll admit. It is dark, and sad, and terrifying, and I swear the first time I read it - even though Seven isn't a Doctor I know well - I stopped breathing and sat on the edge of my teeth. I can't speak for characterisation, but they are consistent, and the edgy, uncanny valley effect in the character's thoughts really throws you off guard. It's a great story for this run up to Halloween, but by no stretch of the word a happy one.
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Author: elisi
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 41,098
Author's Summary: "Why is it only ever the bad guys who have a proper plan?" The Master's son finally meets the Daleks. And he thought it a good day. (Hugely AU rewrite of TSE/JE with Eleven and Clara and a host of extras.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, The Master (original), River, Jack, Clara, Davros, Daleks, OCs
Warnings: Death, strong language, violence

Recced because: Elisi's work is always an utter gem to read, especially when she delves into the world of AUs. I also have an ulterior motive for reccing this one, because I've been along for the ride all year since she started it. 'A Good Day' is a brilliant AU version of Journey's End, starring Eleven, River, the Master, Clara, Jack and a small host of OCs. It is an emotional roller coaster from start to finish and takes a wildly different approach to the missing Earth than the original story.
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Story: Wardrobe Hostage
Author: Kafaraqgatri
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 335
Author's Summary: Date: Unknown
Time: Unknown
Location: Wardrobe room, inside TARDIS
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Peri
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: Sheer. Ridiculous. Fun. It's always interesting to think of the Doctor doing mundane things, like having a livejournal account. I particularly like little slice of life stories, no monsters, no... real mayhem, just travelling with the Doctor and all the hilarity that ensues. The writer has a really good Six voice, too; you really hear it.

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