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Story: Chance Encounter
Author: AND
Wordcount: 2753
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: Martha meets someone unexpected at the hospital.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith

Recced because: Okay, so, I really like Martha Jones, especially post-Doctor, because I think she is kickass and awesome. I also really like Sarah Jane Smith, especially with Luke, because I think she is also kickass and awesome. Therefore, Martha plus Sarah Jane plus references to the Year That Never Was plus Harriet Jones, Made of Win equals one excellent fic.

Seriously, it's a well-done look at two ex-companions meeting and commiserating re: Ten, with an interesting new take on how and why they met. We get some nods to the end of series three and to Harriet Jones, as well as Tom and bits of Luke, and, of course...

this exchange. )

Thanks for having me this week, guys!
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Story: ...And Things That Go Bump In the Night
Author: Aeshna
Wordcount: 1249
Rating: Teen
Author's Summary: Luke is curious, Sarah Jane is embarrassed, Jack is Jack.
Characters/Pairings: Luke Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Jack Harkness

Recced because: It's hilarious, cleverly written, surprisingly sweet on Luke's part and hideously embarrassing for Sarah Jane (and for Jack, except he's unembarrassable, apparently), and supports my theory that Jack has a giant fanboy crush on Sarah Jane. Besides, every kid has to catch his parent in flagrente delicto at some point. Luke being Luke...

...he's amusing about it. )
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And today's.

Story: Waiting to Break the Silence
Author: Samantha Wilkinson
Wordcount: 635
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: Evelyn isn't as good at keeping secrets as she thinks. WARNING: Contains a spoiler for Project: Lazarus.
Characters/Pairings: 6th Doctor, Evelyn Smythe
Warnings: none

Recced because: I have a soft spot for Six. I have an exceptionally soft spot for Six with Evelyn (or Six/Evelyn, should you choose to read it that way). This story gives us the more affectionate side of Six, the side we almost never get to see, while still keeping him perfectly in character (his frustration and anxiety in particular ring true). There's some lovely writing here, and a poignant ending.
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Having proceeded to get sick and forget for two days that I was supposed to be recommending things, I hearby present you with a catch-up rec.

Story: "An Attempt at Getting Your Leg Over" with Ben Jackson - Viewer Involvement Minimal
Author: The Secretive Bus
Wordcount: 3082
Rating: Teen
Author's Summary: An educational feature on the mating habits of the "Cockney", a species to be found on the planet Earth. Intrusion by Time Lord may occur. We hope you'll learn something.
Characters/Pairings: Ben Jackson, 1st Doctor
Warnings: BDSM, but I don't see it myself.

Recced because: Are you aware just how few stories there are featuring Ben Jackson? Way too few, that's the answer, and this is a particularly hilarious example of the few that there are. Presented as "an educational feature on the concepts of love and romance," it chronicles one of Ben's ill-fated attempts to pick up some bird. There are some brilliantly funny lines, and everyone is spot-on in character, particuarly Ben.

A small sample... )
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I'm back! Did you miss me?

Title: Fairytale
Author: schildkroet
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1373
Author's Summary: Once upon a time there was a boy from Earth who met a man from the stars.
Characters/Pairings: Mickey/Eight, Rose, Ten
Warnings: None.

Recced because: How can I not? This is a weird and painful love story, exploring Mickey's not-quite-fitting role, with an odd pairing that somehow manages to work exactly. Schildkroet's somewhat formal diction fits the story exactly, and gives it the feel of some of the best of the BFAs. It's sweet and poignant and painful and gorgeous and ow.
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Last recommendation! Thanks very much for sticking with me, and I hope you've enjoyed my offerings.

Story: All the Maps Change
Author: Ligia Elena
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2760
Author's Summary: "We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains." - Ursula LeGuin
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Warnings: None

Recced because: Barbara Wright is one of my favorite characters in the Whoniverse (equalled only by Evelyn and Sarah Jane), and this fic is a beautiful tribute to her. Ligia Elena takes Martha Jones's heroism in the Year that Never Was and sets it against Barbara's very different heroism many years earlier in dragging the Doctor kicking and screaming towards his destiny as the savior of the universe. The frame story is sweet, the inner story heartbreaking, and Martha and Barbara shine through it all. Plus, of course, there's Barbara/Ian shippiness; Ian reminiscing about his wife is one of the loveliest scenes in this fic. The brief appearance of their son John is a nice bonus for the audio and novel fans.
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Story: Fading Star
Author: Settiai
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1804
Author's Summary: The Doctor finds out about Evelyn's heart condition... the hard way.
Characters/Pairings: Evelyn Smythe, Sixth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: More Evelyn fic is always a good thing, and this is a particularly good example, showing the relationship between Our Heroes in a nutshell. Six is at his best here, bombastic, rude, and loud while still capable of loving his companions just as deeply as anyone else, and Evelyn herself deals with him with her sort of exasperated affection that somehow turns him adorable. The story itself, dealing as it does with Evelyn's never-specified heart condition, is elegantly researched and written, with excellent use of tension and buildup. Highly recommended.
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Title: Student Pranks
Author: drox
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 106
Author's Summary: There's no April Fools' Day on Gallifrey. So imaginative students at the Time Lord Academy celebrate it every day.
Characters/Pairings: Theta, Koschei, Ushas (Doctor, Master, Rani)
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's utterly, unspeakably hilarious and involves both the Toaster of Rassilion and asperiations being cast upon Omega's virtue. I dare not say more, for it is but a drabble; as such, however, it's a quick and excellently funny read.
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Story: Not Quite Grammatical
Author: shinyjenni
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1247
Author's Summary: Stumbling into renegade Time Lords’ TARDISes is becoming something of a habit for Dodo.
Characters/Pairings: Dodo Chaplet, Iris Wildthyme
Warnings: None

Recced because: Poor Dodo is even more woefully unrepresented in fanfiction than Susan, which is saying something. Here she gets another chance at the universe, in even less conventional company than the last time. Which is also saying something. If you've not met Iris Wildthyme, she's a Time Lady of even more insanity and reckless behavior than the Doctor. This story is a great introduction to her in all her multi-colored, surprisingly kind, frizzy-haired, packrat glory.

Sample! )
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Story: The Music Lover
Author: LilacFree
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 437
Author's Summary: A brief look at Susan and what it's like being a teenaged alien on Earth.
Characters/Pairings: Susan Foreman
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It's an unfortunately short but really lovely look at Susan Foreman, and why she loves Earth so much. Susan doesn't get much attention in fanfiction, perhaps because her tenure was so short and so early, but there are still so many unanswered questions about her background and her life that even a short piece like this can really illuminate her character. LilacFree also has a knack for interesting turns of phrase that I'll let you discover yourself.
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Story: No Hands Were Severed In The Making Of This Conversation
Author: koshiroryuu
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1204
Author's Summary: When the Doctor wants to express his feelings, he often turns to Star Wars quotes. Sadly, Luke still doesn't have any clue what in the heck he's talking about.
Characters/Pairings: Luke Smith, the Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is silly, but it's silly in a way that is totally in character for both of them. The Doctor thinks Luke needs a father figure and takes a typically roundabout way of saying so, and Luke thinks the Doctor is just crazy. The dialogue and prose are perfect. Every time I have a bad day, I go to this fic to make me giggle.

Sample )
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Story: Great Things Have Happened
Author: Doyle
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1783
Author's Summary: Evelyn gets sent on a Christmas errand. If only she knew what for...
Characters/Pairings: Evelyn Smythe, Barbara Wright, Sixth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is one of my absolute favorite stories in the Who fandom; it is, in fact, the one I signed up to recommend. Doyle does a spot-on Evelyn voice, with beautifully-characterized appearances from Six and Barbara. The ending always makes me catch my breath as Evelyn's mysterious Christmas errand turns out to be both less and more than it appears. Finally, the prose is wonderful, with so many little quotable snippets that I had serious trouble picking a sample for you.
Read more... )

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