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Author: Meadowlark
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 120
Author's Summary: At a UNIT office party, Jo needs a dance partner.
Characters/Pairings: Jo Grant, Mike Yates, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Warnings:  None

Recced because: This fic is short, yet very cute and actually feels very in-character for these three.
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Story: Steal Away into Eternity
Author: Meadowlark
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1515
Author's Summary: The Doctor takes his young granddaughter for a very long trip- and they make their first encounter with their new home.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (1st), Susan Foreman, Other Characters, The TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: It is a beautiful and well-written take on a scene that many fans (myself included) have been curious about, the Doctor and Susan's initial departure from Gallifrey.
[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: Happy Campers
Author: Meadowlark
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 103
Author's Summary: The Doctor and Peri give camping a try.
Characters/Pairings: The Sixth Doctor, Peri Brown
Warnings: None

Recced because: How would you expect a camping trip with Six to go? Something tells me this won't end well. ;)
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Well, this is my last rec for my reccing period. And I can't help but to end this period on a crackly note.

Story: An Unearthly Child- Jane Austen Style!
Author: Meadowlark
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2779
Author's Summary: Ever wondered what it would have been like if Jane Austen had written for Doctor Who? Possibly it would have been something like this- here's the very first episode, re-written in the style of a Jane Austen novel.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton, Susan Foreman, First Doctor
Warnings: no standard warnings apply

Recced because: I recently saw this spot-on Austen parody of the opening scenes in "An Unearthy Child" and fell in love with it on the spot. I think it's a brilliantly executed cracky idea, and something I wouldn't mind seeing in more fanfic.
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Story: The Unlikely (But True) Tale of Troilus & Cressida
Author: Meadowlark
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1249
Author's Summary: Vicki had heard the stories told about Troilus & Cressida, of course, but the reality is much stranger - and better- than fiction.
Characters/Pairings: Other Character(s), Vicki
Warnings: None

Recced because: Of all the instances in which Doctor Who has rid itself of surplus companions by randomly marrying them off to guest characters (and there are quite a few when you start to add them up), at least Vicki's departure in The Myth Makers makes a kind of sense and does have the added bonus of making her a mythological/Shakespearean figure in her own right. And I guess the temptation, for fans and fan-fictioneers, is to wonder what happened next. Things didn't work out that well for the actual Troilus and Cressida, but the TV serial had already deviated significantly from the original story (that being one of the points of the serial) so we have room to speculate.

There have been a couple of "official" versions in various Who spinoff media over the years, most of which tend to assume (as was at one point very much the fashion in such works) that whatever happened it was kind of grim and angsty. I like this fic's version of events a lot better than those.

The thing about Vicki is that while it's easy to dismiss her as a Susan substitute (and I think I was one of those who did, at one point in my fan career - foolishly) and to argue she was underused, she's actually a pretty awesome character. Maureen O'Brien really shines whenever she gets the chance and Vicki's relationship with One is really a joy to behold. I think this fic more than does her justice, especially by emphasising the fact that it is Vicki, with her knowledge of future events and therefore status as a prophet, who is the wise, important half of her relationship with Troilus, really leaving her stamp on the ancient world and overcoming adversity with her own quick wit. The relationship itself is portrayed as a storied sequence of surprises and unexpected turns, but also one of love and compassion. Vicki, basically, gets a happy ending, and I am all for that. I hope you will be too.

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Story: When In Rome
Author: Meadowlark
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3362
Author's Summary: The TARDIS team explores an abandoned villa in ancient Rome, and Ian and Barbara discover the wine cellar. Cracky shenanigans ensue.
Characters/Pairings: Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright, First Doctor, Vicki
Warnings: None.

Recced because: Here’s a story to give everyone’s spirits a lift as we struggle towards the end of the week! Just how did the TARDIS team stumble over a handy abandoned villa – and what made them stay? This fic explores the gap in The Romans with much humour and warmth, and the author captures the four adventurers perfectly, even in more unusual (but completely plausible) circumstances. It’s delightful, and guaranteed to leave you smiling by the end.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017