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Story: Cyber Souls (and Bleeding Hearts)
Author: 10timelord4ever
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5935
Author's Summary: AU, Nightmare in Silver. The Doctor gets taken over by the malevolent Cyber-Planner.
Characters/Pairings: Other Character(s), The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: Non-Con, Alternate Universe, Angst, Hurt/Comfort

Well, sorry about the rec-change - but it seems the Awesome I recced was already recced (which was how I found it in the first place, naturally)! Good thing I double-checked! Eeeep! Apologies for that. I have no replace it with the fic-rec that I had originally planned for (and should have stuck with *laughs*) Again. Apologies! Now...onto the rec!

Recced because: I have a weakness for the Cyber-Planner. I'm quite sure a few of us do, actually. He was diabolical and yet we could relate to him. He was funny and sexy and edgy - and terrifying just because he was all those things (and so much more). He was the Doctor and yet he was not. He was a desperate machine that had the upper hand, even as it was the only hand he had to play. He was losing, even as he won - and somehow, that only made him more compelling.

This tale here is part of a larger, darker universe, but stands very well on its own. I must admit, I devoured every chapter as it came, loving the idea of the Cyber-Planner taking over, dominanting the mind that was not made for him, laying claim to that mind, reworking it to suit himself and his purposes. The deeper he burrows, the more horrifying and terrible he becomes: his ruthlessness, his joy in destruction one of those things that makes you wonder if he discovered this on his own (getting a taste of emotion, of something more than mere machine), or if he found that within the Doctor and adopted it for himself.

I have enjoyed (loved, let's just say Loved because that is More Accurate) every tale where the Cyber-Planner either got his revenge or just hung around a little longer than our heroes thought he did. This fiction is no exception - and the author not only nails down the voice of this formidable foe - they do so in a way that somehow makes the creature that much more menacing. I love that. I absolutely adore it, really! There is nothing like a bad guy being a bad guy...and once more, the Cyber-Planner gets the upper hand (and fast)! Watching this fiction unfold is like the grimmest of horror movies. You wish sometimes you could turn away and yet you are compelled to read, to find out if it gets better, if the heroes win - or if it only gets worse.

Of course, I can't tell you the ending. Would spoil the whole thing. But trust me - I think you'll enjoy the ride! Just mind the warnings before you dive in. There are a few bits in here that do a little more than skim the darkness - but if you have a hearty constitution for that (and if you revel in it as I do), you will certainly not let it deter you from reading...


Small taste here... )



Ohh, see? Wicked Awesome (as well as just WICKED)! I certainly hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed sharing it. Please drop the author a note if you enjoyed - maybe they will grace us with more (which I wouldn't quibble about at all). Until tomorrow!

*Hugs to All*

Mandy
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Story: Temporal Displacement
Author: Nostalgia
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2,287
Author's Summary: In which Clara may or may not be pregnant.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/Clara
Warnings: swearing; possible dubcon during offscreen sexual activity

Recced because: In a universe with canonical time travel, a hero who regenerates instead of dying, and villains who can literally threaten all of reality itself, how much more of a leap is a temporally displaced pregnancy? Not much of one, in my opinion, and it's the premise of this story: Clara is going to be pregnant with the Doctor's child in three weeks, and she doesn't want to be, so surely as long as she and the Doctor avoid each other, everything will turn out fine, right? But of course, that's far easier said than done.

With this premise, you could go creepy or comedy, and while the creepy approach would be equally fine with me, Nos' touch here is much lighter. "Temporal Displacement" is breezy and funny without going over the top into crack – and ultimately, it's a surprisingly romantic tale.

Excerpt: after the cut )
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Apparently the comm has had no Clara recs yet! Shocking, but easily corrected.

Story: Time Takes It All
Author: purplelaterade
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1,427
Author's Summary: There's a lot of things the Doctor doesn't know about Clara Oswald, but there are a few things he does.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/Clara
Warnings: None

Recced because: Clara was a mystery when she joined the TARDIS, but bit by bit, the Doctor begins to unravel that mystery: first through careful observation of her day-to-day habits, and later by careful observation of her bedroom habits. I'm very picky about the adult-rated fiction I'll read, and this story is the perfect mix of well-crafted sentences, detailed character observations, and sex scenes that are highly sensual without ever getting overwrought.

Excerpt: after the cut )

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