[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
story: The Art of Manipulation
Author: csg1
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2,668
Author's summary: When the Master and Jack are too busy fighting with each other to pay attention to him, the Doctor takes matters into his own hands. Crack fic.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Captain Jack Harkness/The Master (Simm).
Warnings: Swearing.

Recced because: A good crack is good for the soul. This one's magnificent. Set within a completely mad/unexplained/silly alternate universe in which the Doctor drags both Jack and the Master with him post LotTL (and let's admit it, they both have a thing for him...), desperate measures have to be taken in order for the two of them to stop trying to pry each others' eyes out. Or something. Like any good crack fic, the fine details don't actually matter, because the result is brilliant and hilarious.
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[identity profile] akashasheiress.livejournal.com
Story: If I Grow Old
Author: csg1
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 851
Author's Summary: Koschei's far too reckless.
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor (Academy Era)/Master (Academy Era)
Warnings: None. Angst, I suppose.

Recced because: A nice portrayal of the Master's early recklessness (and it must be fairly extreme if it upsets the Doctor) and the Doctor's feeling that his best friend is not all there. The final line is darkly ironic.
[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
So! It's been a week since I started reccing and this is my chance to say goodbye, hope people have enjoyed the stories I recced! For my last rec, I shall leave you with an especially sweet fanfic. Eeeew.

Story: Job Hunting, Back Soon
Author: csg1
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3528
Author's Summary: Being stuck in the past once again is taking its toll on Martha, and the Doctor's not helping. Blink!Fic.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones
Warnings: None

Recced because: Living with the Doctor must be a terrible experience. After all, despite his best (?) efforts, he's not human and he doesn't really understand the finer points of humanity. Running away from dangers with him looks fun, but when our heroes are stuck in one place - say, 1969 - it's a disaster waiting to happen. Job Hunting, Back Soon is an extremely realistic approach to those months the Doctor and Martha spent stuck in 1969, and captures beautifully all those annoying little habits of flatmates, all those things the Doctor just can't understand, and the sort-of friendship between the Doctor and Martha. there's been a bunch of these - and quite some good ones, too - but this is definitely my favourite of all the stories of the genre I've read. It's not an excuse to ship Martha and the Doctor (canon! canon!), it doesn't try and make the Doctor a better person than he is in the show, or Martha... it's a brilliant piece and I really see it happening on screen, if Blink wouldn't've been slotted as the Doctor-light of series 3.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017