[identity profile] roachpatrol.livejournal.com
Okay, last rec! It's been great, thanks for having me.

Story:  Canary in the Coal Mine
Author: Meredith
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6006
Author's Summary: This probably didn't happen. But the only one who knows for sure isn't talking. What would the Doctor do to convince the Time Lords that the threat of the Daleks was real?
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Romana.
Warnings: darkfic, mentions of character death. Also, it's a bit out-dated as of the End Of Time.

Recced because: One of her older stories and a little bit jossed by recent events, but it still holds up fantastically. I love stories that deal with the Time War. And I love stories that make fun of Gallifrey and Time Lord Society. And I really, really like stories that start off funny and then go punch you in the stomach. This does all of that, and does it wonderfully. Meredith's Eighth Doctor is bright and sweet even when he's being serious, and watching him try so heard is inspiring and heartbreaking. And Nine is feirce and sad and take-charge. And even Romana is great to watch, as she hovers between wanting to help her friend and fit into a society that has no room for anyone different.

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[identity profile] tardis-stowaway.livejournal.com
Story:  Perpetual Motion
Author:  Meredith
Rating:  All Ages
Word Count:  5,408
Author's Summary:  Nine, running. "After he dies, he finds himself back in his TARDIS control room. This doesn't entirely surprise him. After all, it is some sort of afterlife, and he can't think of anywhere else that looks remotely like heaven."
Characters/Pairings:  Ninth Doctor, the TARDIS.
Warnings: None.

Recced because:  This is my personal canon for what happened to the Doctor between the Time War and meeting Rose.  It's clever, powerful, unexpectedly funny here and there, and heartrending.  Meredith nails Nine's character, particularly during an encounter with an alien at a concert that is so quintessentially Doctor.  We get to see the TARDIS being more upfront than usual at looking after her Time Lord. Your heart will break for Nine all over again, but right at the end the story puts the first few pieces back together.

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[identity profile] tardis-stowaway.livejournal.com
Story: But I Hope
Author:  Meredith or [profile] ameretrifle on LJ
Rating:  All Ages
Word Count:  2,280
Author’s summary: Jackie makes mistakes, and learns. "You deserve the world, Jackie Tyler. And you've raised a daughter who won't settle for anything less."
Characters/Pairings: Jackie Tyler, Rose Tyler, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor
Warnings:  None.

Recommended because: This story is a brilliant examination of Jackie Tyler.   She is imperfect.  She falls for the wrong man, settles on the not so wrong but not right either man, doesn’t ask the right questions of Jimmy Stone. Nevertheless, she’s always trying for the best for Rose if not herself. The Tyler spunk is on full display.    Jackie might not have seen the stars in the TARDIS the way her daughter did, but the Doctor sent her on an emotional journey too.  “But I Hope” is moving, insightful, and just a touch funny.  

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But no, it was a crotchety alien with a time machine. Figured.
[identity profile] stoplookingup.livejournal.com
Story: Moon Revenge
Author: Meredith
Rating: General
Word Count: 8,152
Author's Summary: There's a fine line to walk, he'll realize. There's a place between despair and recklessness, and he's about to die by the lessons he's forgotten.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Rose
Warnings: none

Recced because:
This story is disturbing. Very, very disturbing. With Girl in the Fireplace as its jumping-off point, it looks unflinchingly at the very darkest aspects of Ten. In this story, Ten is at his most selfish,  thoughtless, and impulsive; Rose is trusting and naive. That combination gives us a glimpse of a nightmarish outcome that sheds a glaring, unforgiving light on the characterizations we saw in season 2. I love the author’s daring originality as  she compels the reader to follow her through this difficult journey – and then plants a fragile seed of hope at the end. This story is not for the sentimental or the faint of heart – or for that matter for those who can bear to find no fault in Ten -- but its power and insight are undeniably compelling.
[identity profile] sabra-n.livejournal.com
Story: Sic Semper Tyrannis
Author: Meredith
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Where was Harriet Jones, in the Year that Never Happened? "Trying to incite a rebellion, of course; it's the only sensible thing to do under the circumstances."
Characters/Pairings: Harriet Jones, The Doctor (10th), The Master (Simm)
Warnings: none
Word Count: 3327

Recced because: I never felt the Doctor did right by Harriet Jones in "The Christmas Invasion", and no story states the reasons why more articulately than this one. This is former PM Jones, finally stating her case and getting a bit of her own back, both in the Year That Never Was and after the reset. As Meredith writes her, it's easy to believe that this woman was supposed to lead Britain's Golden Age.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017