[identity profile] aiffe.livejournal.com
Story: Closer to Fine
Author: hhertzof
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 20442
Author's Summary: The Doctor believes Luke is his son and that Sarah lied to him at Deffrey Vale. The truth is more complex than anyone suspected.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, the Tenth Doctor, the Eighth Doctor, Clyde Langer, Rani Chandra, Luke Smith, Mr. Smith; Doctor/Sarah Jane
Warnings: None given.

Recced because: I've seen a lot of "Luke is really the Doctor and Sarah Jane's biological child!" stories, but this is the first one I've seen to convincingly pull it off. I was thrilled, because I was always really taken with the idea, but couldn't think of any way to make it work with canon. This fic takes that intriguing premise and runs with it, weaving a very clever story that uses all the tools canon gave it.
paranoidangel: PA (Seven and Ace)
[personal profile] paranoidangel
Story: Companions at the Chalet School
Author: hhertzof
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 36,184
Author's Summary: The Chalet School has three new pupils. Sarah Jane is ambivalent; Ace has been coerced by the Doctor, and Jo is just thrilled to be at boarding school at last. Meanwhile, Barbara Wright joins the school as a mistress. Mysterious weather and strange doings make this a term to remember.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Barbara Wright, Jack Harkness, Jo Grant, Sarah Jane Smith, Third Doctor, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a crossover with Chalet School. If you've read those books you'll get the cliches replicated in this, and see how close it is to one of the books. If you've never heard of the Chalet School this'll still make sense because hhertzof explains everything you need to know in the story. You'd think, looking at the list of characters in this story that it would be tricky to get them all to the same boarding school in Switzerland, but hhertzof comes up with good reasons, and any lingering doubts are satisfied by the end of the story. The Doctor Who plot in it meshes well with the Chalet School plot, both of which are typical for the fandom.

Basically, it's a great adventure with a few of the companions and the Doctor being his normal self (both of them).

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ext_43: proust quote: let us be happy to those that make us happy.  They are the constant gardners that make our souls blossom. (Tennant - Hamlet)
[identity profile] drho.livejournal.com
Story: Altered States
Author: [profile] hhertzof 
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2752
Author's Summary: Why would Sarah suddenly decide to get married? Luke is determined to find out the answer before he ends up with an unexpected stepparent.
Characters: Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde, Maria, Alan, The Doctor (10th), Turlough

Recced Because: A fun, endearing, and cracky story deserves to be appreciated. In Altered States, Sarah Jane announces her wedding without sharing the groom's identity. Clyde, Luke, Maria, and Alan attempt to solve the mystery, while the Doctor arrives to cause a disruption.

"It began quite simply with Sarah announcing over tea that she was getting married. Luke was not amused."
[identity profile] fantasyjax.livejournal.com
Greetings! I'll be your other reccer for this week. My aim is variety - I've tried not to repeat characters and to recommend mostly unrecced authors. Let's see if I can please them all...

Story: But We'll Always Have Paris
Author: hhertzof
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2,465
Author's Summary: Life after the Doctor, life after the Time War.
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane/Romana
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is, you know, one of those stories where you're genuinely surprised no one's recced it before. No groundbreaking concept, perhaps - fob watch, all that - but written with such passionate love for the characters and their experiences. The story dares not to offer a single easy solution at any turn, but keeps afloat above the melodrama into solid emotional truth. And for some mind-boggling reason it has no reviews at all. Go forth, you lot, remedy this oversight!
paranoidangel: PA (SJA Sonic)
[personal profile] paranoidangel
Story: It's Aliens. No, Really!
Author: hhertzof
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2730
Author's Summary: Luke, Maria and Clyde are searching for aliens, the Doctor's searching for spare parts and Sarah's searching for peace and quiet.
Characters/Pairings: Donna, Tenth Doctor, Alan, Clyde, Luke, Maria, Sarah
Warnings: None

Recced because: Because it's utterly silly. Yet still in keeping with the tone of Doctor Who and SJA. There's quite a few characters and quite a short story, yet they still all have their own role in it. I really liked the kids' reactions to seeing a police box and meeting the Doctor.

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Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017