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Story: Ticky Box Therapy
Author: castrovalva9
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2617
Author's Summary: After Time-Flight, the Fifth Doctor goes to see a therapist. "The ticky boxes told the sad tale. The Doctor was a histrionic, narcissistic, dependent, paranoid, passive-aggressive sociopath with possible bipolar tendencies."
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Original Character
Warnings: None.

Recced because: An odd sort of psychotherapist meets her most unusual and worrying patient yet and the results are highly entertaining, as the Doctor merely tells the truth and inadvertantly sets all her alarm bells ringing. It’s thoroughly amusing, with great use of an outsider POV – and then there’s the punchline…
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Well, another week of reccing flies by... I hope all of you reading Calufrax have enjoyed the stories I've brought to your attention over the past seven days and smiled indulgently rather than gritting your teeth in annoyance while reading my blather about them :). So, to finish off, another one I think very highly of, and that's me for the time being. Hope we can do this again soon.

Story: Time Lag
Author: castrovalva9
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,480
Author's Summary: In 1979 London, the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough accidentally crash a Torchwood party.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (5th), Tegan Jovanka, Turlough, Torchwood
Warnings: None

Recced because: I don't know if anybody else has seen the recent film version of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy yet, but there's a sequence in it in which the great and good (or great...ish at any rate) of the Circus, John Le Carre's fictionalised version of MI6, gather at what looks like the cheesy 70s Xmas office party from hell. And when I saw it, it reminded me strongly of this fic. In a good way! Essentially, that's what happens here - Five and companions inadvertently crash the Torchwood Institute's 100th anniversary bash and hilarity ensues, with dancing, team-building pep talks and flagrant misuse of alien technology all featuring in the course of the evening. I really like the way this story portrays Five, Tegan and Turlough, a Doctor-companion team that always make me smile with their various personality quirks and often spiky interpersonal relations. The character voices and interactions are spot on. As for Torchwood, they don't exactly cover themselves in glory - you know that it probably really was like this for them most of the time. It is all in all extremely funny, and yet also very true to the characters and what we know of this particular corner of the Whoniverse. So, I encourage you to read this and hope you all enjoy it - please leave reviews for the author if at all possible.

The Kind of Thing I'm Talking About )
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Story: Six-Five Special
Author: castrovalva9
Rating: Teen
Word Count: ~1100
Author's Summary: Five and Six meet for the first time, and the obvious occurs. Five/Six slash, non-graphic.
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor/Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: Ah, Doctor/Doctor slash. Is it incest? Is it masturbation? Does it really matter? Castrovalva9 confronts the subject the way it is meant to be confronted: with equal parts humor and sarcasm. This is definitely a fun fic.

The older Doctor scowled. "Ah, yes, everyone likes Eight. He's so innocent and likeable, and with his bad memory you can tell him anything and he believes it. Or do anything to him, and he always forgets it. Not that I would know anything about such reprehensible behaviour," he hastily added.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017