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Story: Lord Shiva in the House of Joy
Author: kalima
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3003
Author's Summary: Desperate to remember who he is, the Eighth Doctor visits a certain house in St Louis in order to determine if he can, in fact, travel through time and space in the manner of Shiva.
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor and OCs.
Warnings: Moderately graphic talk of sex, though not much happens onscreen.

Recced because: This is the story of the Eighth Doctor and the denizens of a whorehouse, as told by the madam. Nowhere near as dirty as it sounds. Shiva references have shown up more than once in kalima's writing, but they're integral to this story, and the Eighth Doctor is as charming as ever. The narrator provides a fun change in perspective, especially apt when writing about a Doctor who doesn't know who he is.
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Hello! I'll be reccing mostly New Who this week, with an occasional dose of Classic Who characters, and a couple of crossovers.

Story: THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE CRACKING MOSH TOAD (fragor beelzebufo), by A.C.E. Jenkins
Author: Kalima
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4,983
Author's Summary: Anya has a business plan. The Doctor executes a hostile takeover. DoctorWho/BtVS crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Anya
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: A really well-written crossover that's true to both fandoms is a wonderful thing – and this story, which pretends to be crack, but sneaks in more than a little bit of angst – is very, very wonderful. The Tenth Doctor encounters vengeance demon Anya in a bar and tries to talk her out of an ecologically disastrous money-making scheme. The character voices are utterly perfect, and the more Ten and Anya bickered, the more I felt like I was reading a brilliant, lost scene from Buffy, season 6:
Dialogue excerpt under the cut. )
Even if you've never seen a single episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you should be able to follow along with this story, and for Buffy fans, it's an absolute must.
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Story: Not Her Type
Author: Kalima
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 760 words
Author's summary: Donna has standards.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Donna
Warnings: none

Recced because: This story is an amusing twist on the idea of a Ten/Donna relationship. In this case, Donna claims her main worry is that the aliens holding them prisoner will want her and the Doctor to have sex. It's refreshing to see the Doctor with a deflated ego from the thought that one of his companions might actually not be attracted to him. Best of all, Donna is the real star here, as she controls the situation from beginning to end.

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Story: The Gap Between Womb and Tomb
Author: Kalima
Rating: either All Ages or Teen
Word Count: 2443
Author's summary: He'll build a bridge if he has to. The Tenth Doctor wants what he wants and he's figured out a way to get it. Problem is, it's not exactly ethical. And worse, it doesn't work.
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, Susan, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Romana I, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Eighth Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: disturbing imagery

Recced because: The Tenth Doctor used to scare me. And I mean really scare me. He was mad and bad and dangerous to know. I've been warming up to him a bit in S4, but stories like this remind me exactly why he used to scare the shit out of me.

This story is tense and horrifying and very, very good.
ext_7885: Photo of Bitch,please Scarlet O'Hara (DW - Nine - half-face - prchung)
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The final rec of my week! This has been a wonderful trip down the memory lane of favorite fics. More importantly, thank you to everyone who read the fics and commented to the authors. Knowing that someone enjoys what you're doing is the most fantastic compliment an author can receive.

Story: Psycho Savior, qu'est-ce que c'est?
Author: Kalima
Rating: Unrated (I would say adult for language and themes)
Word Count: 7692
Charcters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, OC
Author's Summary: A young woman contemplates suicide by power steering fluid. "'Course you could just eat the gun like Cobain-- wait, what year is this? He done that yet?" No spoilers, except for the Ninth Doctor's vaguish backstory, and an assumption of perfectly justifiable PTSD. Set before the events of"Rose," the Doctor is an angry guy, and damn it, he's got legitimate pain, so move over, suicide girl.

recced because: I admit, I'm punting on this one and re-reccing an author, but I really, really wanted to close this week out with a Ninth Doctor, my Doctor, story. One of my favorite Ninth Doctor sub-genres is post-time war, pre-series and this ranks up there with the best. As usual, Kalima seasons her angst with a light, comic touch but make no mistakes, this one hurts. Putting a fresh spin on "The Doctor Saves Someone From Committing Suicide" trope, this story is told from the viewpoint of an Original Character, the "suicide girl" and turns a human lens onto the Doctor who is torturing himself/making amends for events caused by the time war. Fabulous stuff.

excerpt )

rec: ROPE

Apr. 15th, 2008 09:56 am
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Story: ROPE
Author: Kalima ([ profile] lordshiva)
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 5581
Charcters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Tegan, OC
Warnings: Reference to off-screen date rape
Author's Summary: Tegan misplaces her key. She did not have a good time losing it. The Doctor sets out to retrieve it, and, in the process, changes a young man's perception of himself, and his place in the world.

recced because: Kalima has a gift for creating compelling, original characters who are used brilliantly to give us an outsider's perspective on the story. In this case the story is told from the viewpoint of a man who is not directly involved in the conflict and is caught up in the fallout of his room mate's very bad decision. It's an interesting technique to see the conflict of the story observed through two different lenses - the OC reacting to the conflict itself as well as dealing with the Doctor's reaction to the conflict. It's a tricky bit of writing to pull off and Kalima does it with panache. When I first read this story I had not yet seen any Fifth Doctor episodes and this story made me crave them deeply. There is a real sense of "Oncoming Storm" and darkness beneath this incarnations pretty facade - I was actually cringing waiting to see what would happen - yet despite pushing the boundaries, Kalima never breaks character. It's a delicious story.

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Story: Seven Minutes in Heaven
Author: Kalima
Rating: Adult
Author's summary: "My dear Doctor, that itch you can't scratch? It's not all in your head."
Characters: The Doctor (10th)/Rose Tyler, Jackie Tyler, Jack Harkness
Warnings: Explicit sex
Word Count: 27,389

Recced because: Ten is living as the human John Smith, and it has nothing to do with the Family of Blood. Rose, Jackie, and Jack try to figure out what happened and get Ten to remember who he is, and shenanigans ensue. Kalima gets right into Ten's ADHD point of view, slips in a few nods to the old-school series, and keeps the adventure rolling along while staying brutally honest about the emotional fallout of Rose finally getting her man.
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Story: Tiny Human Heads
Author: kalima
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 5479
Author's Summary: The Doctor is on a mission to tell everyone he loves that he loves them.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: explicit sex

Recced because: It's absolutely gorgeous. It's funny, moving and tragic in equal measure. The characterisation of both the Tenth Doctor and Sarah Jane is spot on, the dialog is superb and the author really manages to capture the decades long friendship between the Doctor and Sarah.

Oh, and if that isn't enough for you there's a bit where the Tenth Doctor runs about naked with spectacles on.
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Story: Mistress of the Jolly Dark
Author: Kalima
Rating: Adult
Author's Summary: In 19th century London, a down-on-her-luck prostitute meets a strange little man with a red-handled umbrella.
Characters/Pairings: Seventh Doctor/OFC
Warnings: Graphic Sex, Horror

Recced because: I don't gravitate toward darkfic--as you've probably long since figured out--but this little parable of why Time Lord/human sexual relationships are a really, really, really, really, really bad idea fascinated me with its depictions of the Seventh Doctor's despair and inner demons (this Doctor is definitely the Oncoming Storm of the NAs), an original character skillfully fleshed out in a very few paragraphs and the atmosphere of dread suffusing their encounter right from the start. Please be forewarned that this is indeed a horror story featuring a very alien Doctor, and while he's sorry, so sorry for what he's inadvertently done, he still can't put things right in the end.


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May 2017