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Story: Happiness
Author: nostalgia
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3242
Author's Summary: In which John Smith is very happy with his life.
Characters/Pairings: The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, River Song
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: John Smith has everything he needs in his life to be happy -- a marriage, a mistress, and a rewarding career as a writer. So what's wrong? It's not clear at first what's going on, but when the truth is revealed, it's devastating.
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Title: many's the time i ran with you down
Author: saywheeeee
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2898
Author's Summary: Amy and the Doctor visit Aularind. Based off a scene in "crowns of snow." Winner of Challenge #2 at big_jumps.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven, Amy. Mild Eleven/Amy or friendship
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: I had forgotten how beautiful and poetic this story was. That means that I got to re-read and rediscover it. The world-building is beautiful, the characters and settings vibrant and alive, and the ending is a bittersweet reminder of how the Doctor lives from one moment to another, rarely looking back.

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[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Title: Quick Sacrifices
Author: audreyii_fic
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 5632
Author's Summary: Malfunctioning copulation detectors on war-mad clockwork half-goats can really complicate a day; luckily, Amy's there to help. Shameless S5 trope!smut.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/Amy from early on in season 5
Warnings: Explicit sex, swearing

Recc'ed Because: According to the author: "This happened because I read the entire Eleven-Era Kink Meme in two days. My fanfic motto: EMBRACE ALL THE TROPES. I regret nothing." Folks, there is nothing to regret here: it is a glorious trope fic. An "aliens sort of make them do it" fic? Or maybe a "shag to save the world" fic. But unlike the way some of these tropes can go dark and angsty, this one stays firmly in the "hot and hilarious" category, yet still managing to keep enough away from full-on crack fic to add some subtler depth of character as well. It's a particular trope that one needs to handle with care to get right, but the author does that; keeping each character true, and I also appreciate how the situation unfolds in a way that the eventual sexytimes are consensual and more of a consummation of an underlying desire on both sides. DID I MENTION THERE ARE ALSO ROBOT GOATS? Did I? It's that kind of fic. There is also a breezy style, pitch-perfect Eleven and Amy banter (yes, he never stops talking...), and I laughed so hard, but yeah, also, it's totally hot.

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[identity profile] ladymercury-10.livejournal.com
Story: each piece inextricably
Author: saywheeeee
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2190
Author's Summary: The Doctor falls in love with Amy.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/Amy
Warnings: None; author's summary warns for mild profanity and spoilers through "The Time of Angels."
Recced because: This is a really sweet and gorgeous story. It's formatted as a series of vignettes of Amy's adventures with the Doctor. Saywheeeee really manages to capture the magical, lighthearted atmosphere of early Season-5 Who. The best part is her prose: so lovely, spare, and lyrical. Here's an excerpt:

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[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Hello again! I'm [livejournal.com profile] eve11 and I'm your reccer for the week! I will start with a new take on a slightly older concept:

Story: Holding On
Author: peonyinblue
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3600
Author's Summary: It was all dreadfully familiar. The fear. The running. The confusion and trust in his companion’s eyes. The cold metal of the fob watch clutched between his fingers.
Characters: Eleven, Amy
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recc'ed because: A re-imagining of Human Nature but with Eleven and Amy instead of Ten and Martha. Amy is just in the right position to fall in love and is just childish enough to keep things going when she knows she shouldn't. Romantic and hot and poignant and sad, and the love story is so much more doomed for it being Amy and Eleven because she's not only messing with the Doctor's human life, but what she does will have repercussions for when he "comes back", and she knows it.


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[identity profile] cakeordeath44.livejournal.com
 So sorry! I've had various internet problems, and so I have somewhat failed as a reccer.

Title:  Wrong Turn on the Way to Albuquerque
Author: nonelvis
Rating: Teen
Word count: 905
Author's summary: The other time the Doctor made an unusual entrance. (Minor spoilers for "Vampires in Venice.")
Characters/Pairings: Amy and the Doctor, some OCs. Amy/Rory
Warnings: None

Recced because: It a hilarious fic, inspired by the Doctor's 'again' in Vampire in Venice. The gaudy reality of hen nights is portrayed beautifully, and the characterisations are amazing.
[identity profile] starling-night.livejournal.com

Story: Choose Wisely
Author: Aiffe
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1295
Author's Summary: Alternate ending to The Beast Below. What if Amy had been mistaken?
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: None
Recced because: This fic presents a stark contrast to the previous rec. Like ‘Nothing to Worry About’, it’s set just after The Beast Below. However, in this fic, things turned out differently. What if Amy had been mistaken? What then? And if we're still going by the "Star Whale = Doctor, dammit!' analogy, then what would that say about the Doctor himself? This fic is grim, wonderfully written and well worth your time.

[identity profile] starling-night.livejournal.com

Story: Nothing to Worry About
Author:  chinesebakery
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1404
Author's Summary:  Following the Star Whale debacle, Amy let her insecurities take over. But only for a little while.
Characters/Pairings: Gen, really, but Eleven/Amy if anything.
Warnings: none
Recced because: This is a lovely piece of post-5-2 fic that addresses the Doctor’s 'outburst' during the climax of that episode in a way that isn’t wangsty or overdramatic. Amy’s feelings regarding the whole Beast Below deal are written very well– after all, what would it be like to discover that your Raggedy Doctor, your wonderful imaginary friend and your childhood hero who came back for you after all those years, had a temper and made mistakes? It’s funny, sweet and a great interlude between 5-2 and 5-3.

[identity profile] ladymercury-10.livejournal.com
 Good morning, Calufrax!  I'm [livejournal.com profile] ladymercury_10 , and I'll be your reccer this week!  To start off, here's one of my absolute favorite Eleven-era stories.  

Story: Here shall John always stumble; there shall Jane's heart always break
Author: Levendis
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1974
Author's Summary: It's a January-December sort of thing.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/Amy
Warnings: none

Recced because: This story is also posted on LJ, where a lot of people have commented that it's the only Eleven/Amy they can believe.  I absolutely agree.  It's convincing, heartbreaking, and gorgeously, lyrically written.  Sensual, tasteful, and very in-tune with the characters.  I find myself returning to it again and again.  
[identity profile] ladymercury-10.livejournal.com
Hello, again!  I must confess that the majority of what I have to rec for you this week is Eleventh Doctor-era, but I will try my best to make sure there are a variety of characters/pairings.  And I promise I have some different-era stuff for later in the week.  On that note....

Story: keep her lustrous eyes
Author: saywheeeee
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1684
Author's Summary: Amy Pond is drowning.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/Amy
Warnings: none

Recced because: This is an incredibly well-crafted story.  It's lyrical, heartbreaking, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat.  It switches back and forth between Amy and the Doctor's perspectives, but the imagery provides a visual motif that ties it all together really elegantly.  Maybe it's a bit English-major-y to say that, but that really is how well this piece works.

No excerpt today--click the link and read for yourself! And don't forget to leave a review if you like what you see. :)
[identity profile] redblueskies.livejournal.com
Story: And the Beat... 
Author: seren ccd
Rating: R
Word Count: 3350
Author's Summary: This is the story of when John met Amy.
Characters/Pairings: Amelia Pond/The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: None

Recced because:
I love the Eleventh Doctor, and I love Amy Pond. And I especially love them in this.  This story reads beautifully, and the characters stay in form throughout despite the fact they are, shall we say, not quiet themselves for the majority of the fic. And though it's end is a little painful, I really can't see this Doctor doing anything else, and it's part of what makes this story so worth the read. 

Psychic dreamworlds: while you're there it's easy, it's the getting out that hurts... )
[identity profile] redblueskies.livejournal.com
 Hi! I will be your reccer for this week, and I'd like to offer you some treasures, both old and new. I should warn you that I love the eleventh Doctor, and have always been one to ship current!Doctor/current!Companion, so do expect some Eleven/Amy. However my love of the new does not stop me loving the old, so expect to see some Classic Who as well. 

Story: hung aloft the night
Author: saywheeeee
Rating: pg-13
Word Count: 1603
Author's Summary: The Doctor marries Amy.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/Amy
Warnings: None.

Recced because:
Reading this is like listening to an incredibly uplifting and joyful song. It moves eloquently from one moment to the next and manages to just be happy. Saywheeeee has captured the characters perfectly and uses them beautifully. This story is the fourth part in a larger series, and the author recommends that you read the others first. However I think this stands very well by itself, though of course I urge you to read the others as well.

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