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Story: Educating Koschei
Author: Joan Milligan
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1,458
Author's Summary: A cautionary tale, really.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (Academy Era), The Master (Academy Era)
Warnings: none

Recced because: I read this fic very early on in my introduction to fandom, and I'm really glad. It has an interesting take on the Koschei and Theta dynamic (which has kind of been explored in as many ways as possible, at this point). And it's also very lyrical and clearly-written and real.
ext_23531: (four/romana ii - creature from the pit)
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Story: Synchronicity
Author: Joan Milligan
Rating: Adult.
Word Count: 1526
Author's Summary: The Doctor, Romana, time and smut. That's all.
Characters/Pairings: Four/Romana II
Warnings: Smut, PWP.

Recced because: First of all, I'm terribly sorry about reccing two Four/Romana II tiemsex stores this week. You gracious mods may scold me if you want. However, I just found out that this story had not yet been recced on this fine community and I simply had to recitify this. There is Time. There is smut. There is love. And Rassilon saw it and it was good. Honestly, it's gorgeous stuff.

Excerpt of Rassilon )
ext_23531: (ten/master)
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Story: Abide With Me
Author: Joan Milligan
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 471
Author's Summary: He doesn't really want the Master, but it's too late for that.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Simm!Master
Warnings: Angst, maybe.

Recced because: It's a little reflection on how the Doctor is addicted to being alone and he and the Master totally deserve each oter. So true.
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Story: Things to Do on Gallifrey When You're Bored
Author: Joan Milligan
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,834
Author's Summary: Theta and Koschei (and Ushas) have a lot of time to kill.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor, The Master, The Rani (all Academy-era)
Warnings: None

Recced because: If the Doctor, the Master, and the Rani were trouble after graduation, just imagine what they got up to before they left the Academy. Bored college students find all sorts of inappropriate things to occupy themselves: computer hacking ... dorm room redecoration ... casual sex ... TARDIS-building. (Okay, that last one definitely didn't happen at my college, but everything else was awfully familiar.) This is a wry character study that points out how little difference there is between extracurricular interests and full-time occupations, at least for these three Time Lords, and though I don't often read Academy-era fic, this is one of my favorites.
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Story: Like The Sea Wind
Author: Joan Milligan
Rating: All Ages.
Author's summary: There was a girl on a beach who'd decided to stay there forever.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Sapphire, Steel
Warnings: Crossover with Sapphire and Steel

Recced because: Crossovers are probably one of the hardest genres of fanfiction to actually write well. To write a really good crossover, you have to find a way to make the two fandoms you're writing about really mesh well, so that it makes sense that they're both happening in the same universe. Ideally, you also want to make sure that someone from either fandom can read the crossover and still enjoy it, no matter how little they know about the other fandom. Joan Milligan's "Like The Sea Wind" is quite possibly one of the most perfect crossover fics I have read.

There are weak points along the fabric of time, places where very bad things have the possibility to happen. Sometimes they do. When problems occur, Sapphire and Steel are sent to take care of things. In this story, they're sent to a beach in Norway.

All irregularities will be handled.
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Story: Nights Like This
Author: Joan Milligan
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: A big loud man and a little old lady walk into a bar...
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor/Evelyn Smythe (Big Finish audio companion)
Warnings: None

Recced because: Evelyn Smythe, for those unfamiliar with her, is a fiftyish historian with a steel backbone who gives as good as she gets, which is probably why she makes such a fine foil to the Sixth Doctor's abrasiveness and arrogance. This story, told in the style of a rambling joke that turns sweet but not sappy, shows this very odd couple in their element, arguing, drinking, dancing, laughing, alarming everyone around them without meaning to (and sometimes very deliberately meaning to) and generally being wrapped up in one another in a way that made me smile. Six is definitely not my favorite of the Doctors, but I like him with Evelyn, very much.


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