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Story: Passengers
Author: Azar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 690
Author's Summary: Before they leave 1913, there's one place Martha wants to go.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a short fic where Martha and the Doctor visit the last passenger pigeon in existence, after "The Family of Blood." And yet it always breaks my heart whenever I read it.
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Story: take it with you (when you go)
Author: Azar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2021
Author's Summary: The Doctor gives Nyssa a way to recreate a little piece of Traken aboard the TARDIS.
Characters/Pairings: Nyssa, Fifth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's sometimes easy to forget that when Nyssa joined Team TARDIS, she lost her entire planet. This moving fic gives us some fascinating background into her life on Traken, and gives Nyssa a little bit of hope that there might still be a chance to nurture a small piece of her former life.

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Story: A School for Scandal?
Author: Azar
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1439
Author's summary: "Don't you remember, he said we'd give the Time Lords a shake-up they really needed?" Ace/Martha/Donna--VERY AU crack!fic.
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Donna/Ace, Romana, OC
Warnings: None I can think of.

Recced because: About a year and a half ago, the most awesome ficathon ever conceived in this fandom took place. It was called the Cliche Swap-a-thon and what it basically entailed was taking the cliched plotlines from various pairings and challenging people to write fic for other pairings using those plotlines. Which meant that suddenly the internet had Ten/Martha stopwatch porn, the TARDIS shipping Seven/Ace, and fic in which the Doctor reassures the Master he was never second best. Much fun and lulz were had by all.

As you may have guessed, Azar's "A School For Scandal?" was one of the fics written. It takes the "group sex and academy hijinx" cliche so beloved of Doctor/Master/Rani shipfics and instead applies it to Martha, Donna, and Ace. Well, if any of the Doctor's companions were to end up attending the Prydonian Academy, it would probably be those three. The resulting fic is cracky and hilarious. I was giggling all the way through it. It probably helped that the one original character from the beginning of the fic--an Academy master--is the perfect portrait of Time Lordly stuffiness and his octosyllabic name sounds wonderfully silly said out loud.

Martha looked at her with a raised eyebrow. "So which of us is going to graduate and go all megalomaniacal, then?"

"I dunno." Ace shrugged with a twinkle in her eye. "It might be a lark, being evil."

Donna shrugged too. "I'm up for it." She smirked at Martha. "And you're already the doctor of us anyway, so it's only fair."
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Story: Alien Abduction for Beginners (or, How I Never Wanted to Spend My Summer Vacation by Meredith McKay)
Author: Azar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 236
Author's Summary: Get kidnapped, see the universe. Crossover with Stargate Atlantis.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This crossover probably won't have as much impact if you don't know who the aforementioned Meredith McKay is because it's short. However, if you do, you'll see why it doesn't need to be made any longer. I think more of McKay and the Doctor together might cause you to bang your head together, given the way they're like in this one. But this little snippet is funny - it's the typical reaction you'd expect McKay to have about travelling with the Doctor.

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Story: The Trouble With Harry
Author: Azar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 26,386
Author's Summary: "Abby's past and present collide when she and the missing Admiral Sullivan they're searching for turn out to have a mutual friend--the Doctor. Crossover with NCIS."
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (8th), Martha Jones, Abby Sciuto, Gibbs, Tony DiNozzo, Ziva David, Tim McGee, Ducky, Director Shepard, Original Characters
Warnings: Spoilers: Doctor Who - Robot through Terror of the Zygons, 1996 Movie, and Season 3 through Blink. NCIS - through 5x14.

Recced because: This is story is just plain fun to read. Azar writes Harry, Ten, Eight, Martha and the entire cast of NCIS brilliantly. The plot is fast-paced, clever, and features some cool aliens. Each time I read this story, it makes me smile. (And if you're not familiar with NCIS, don't worry -- you'll still enjoy it!)
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These are the recommendations of the Calufrax reccer Biichan. My week-long mission is to explore strange new genres, to seek out new authors and new pairings, and to boldly rec where I have not recced before.

Story: The Doctor's Rib
Author: Azar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4549
Author's summary: Hope can come from unexpected places.
Characters/Pairings: Female!Eleventh Doctor/Ninth Doctor, Female!Eleventh Doctor/Rose/Jack
Warnings: Somewhat akin to babyfic. Kindasorta. Conceptionfic perhaps?

Recced because: Because it has my absolute favorite way of repopulating the Time Lord species that I have ever found in Whofic. And besides, it makes sense, somehow, that there'd be a clear biological reason for the Doctor to suddenly regenerate into a woman.

And, well, I have a rather large soft spot for the story in general, given that it was the first Doctor Who fanfic I ever read—dating back to the days when I was a casual viewer of a few random episodes and not yet a full-fledged fan of the show—as well as the one that introduced me to the whole girl!Doctor concept. It's all been jossed, of course, but I still feel like the story itself has held up rather well over the years.

(Oh, and if you're wondering about the whole mission statement above, I've decided to challenge myself this week to only rec people whom I've never recced in Calufrax before. I've been worrying lately that I'm falling into a bit of a rut, so this is a good way to snap out of it.)
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Story: From a World More Full of Weeping
Author: Azar
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3056
Author's Summary: Two people meet who have nothing in common except a world of loss. Crossover with The Chronicles of Narnia.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Susan Pevensie
Warnings: If you don't know about how The Last Battle goes, then there could be some spoiler issues.

Recced because: Susan is perhaps the most tragic figure in all of the Chronicles of Narnia. A lot of people find her ending to be unfair in some form or another. Azar keeps her ending, but gives her a chance at a new beginning. The set-up and the banter between Susan and Ten is brilliant and just spot on. Like all good crossovers it gives the feeling that not only could this have happened, it maybe did.

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Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017