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Story: The Way We Get By
Author: Poetry
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4526
Author's Summary: Somehow, even when they're stranded far from home, they find a way to get by.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, The TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is an incredibly compelling story about Nine, Rose and Jack being stranded on an alien planet. That in itself would be pretty standard fare, but what makes this story stand out is the incredible dense world building, the tangible bleakness of the Doctor's helplessness juxtaposed with the steely determination of his companions, and the deep, deep undercurrent of mutual care running through it all. Also, I love fics that handle the TARDIS as a character.
[identity profile] gncurrier.livejournal.com
Title: Mad Girl's Love Song
Author: Poetry
Rating: Teen
Word Count:8942
Author's Summary:Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler, Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (9th) (femme)
Recced because: Literally, all for these lines:
Once upon a time, there were two old soldiers, and a girl who was also a big bad wolf, and they lived in a little blue box whose heart was vaster than planets, and more ancient. It was their home, because it was the place where they could always go back and find each other, no matter how far they roamed.

Some of the best bits of writing I have ever been fortunate enough to come across.
[identity profile] lindenharp.livejournal.com
Story: The Marauder’s Clan
Author: Poetry  ([livejournal.com profile] joking on LJ)
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2547
Author's Summary: Justice comes in many forms.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Other Character(s), Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: none

Recced because: An outsider’s POV on the main characters is always intriguing to me, especially if the viewpoint character is an alien.  Add in my favorite Doctor Who trio--the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, and Jack Harkness--and it’s a recipe for for some very satisfying reading.

In a relatively short piece, Poetry has created a rich and complex alien culture.  The unnamed narrator is a member of a species that communicates with sign language and has a highly developed sense of smell.
A snippet... )

Read it here.
[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
Story: Children, Go Where I Send Thee
Author: Poetry
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,089
Author's Summary: There are children on Earth stranded far from their families. Friends of the Doctor help them find their way home.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Amy Pond, Rory Williams
Warnings: None.

Recced because: The Doctor doesn't just save the world, he also changes the people around him and teaches them to save the world. This is a very sweet story on how the Doctor can make the world just a little bit better - without even being in the story, at all.

Happy 2011, folks!
[identity profile] roachpatrol.livejournal.com

Story: Mad Girl's Love Song
Author: Poetry (or Joking on LJ)
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8,942
Author's Summary:
Once upon a time, there was a girl who dreamed of adventure - until one day a woman in a leather jacket took her by the hand and told her to run.
Characters/Pairings: Female!Nine, Rose, Jack, Male!Ten.
Warnings: 2,660

Recced because: One of the best things about Halloween is ladies with a rock-solid excuse to be sexy as hell. One of the worst things about Halloween is ladies sacrificing their personal integrity to conform to arbitrary standards of beauty for the conditional approval of a heteronormative male-dominated society. Poetry's Mad Girl's Love song is all about the former and gives a big, joyous brush-off to the latter: she writes a female Ninth Doctor who's gorgeous and strong and hurting and healing, and a Rose who finds out that love can be lots of different things, and a Jack who is every bit as flexible as a 51st century guy should be. To top it all off, Poetry even gives the Doctor a genderswap within the genderswap fic, and writes her regenerating into a male Ten. It's a funny and silly and thoughtful romp through a Rule 63'd Season One, and it's worth every minute you spend reading it.
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Aaagh! I'm really, really sorry about not posting this yesterday, but it was HECTIC over at chez Robot. (Internet was only working for 30 second bursts, and then my bedroom door fell apart... literally!) Anyways, today I'll post two, so stay tuned! Expect the next one in about half an hour.

Story: A Wind From Another World

Author: Poetry

All Ages

Word Count:

Author's Summary:
When a portal appears in the skies of Cardiff, the TARDIS team tumbles into another dimension and becomes tangled in an enigmatic prophecy. Doctor Who/His Dark Materials crossover (though no familiarity with the crossover fandom is necessary) set after Boom Town.
Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th).


Recced because:

Well. Normally I don't really go for crossovers, because the circumstances in most are a tad unbelieveable. However, this one is definitely one of the better ones, namely because of the malliability of the target universe, the His Dark Materials universe. For those of you unfamiliar with the trilogy, it is centred on a girl named Lyra Belacqua, set in a parallel Earth, where your "inner voice" takes an animal form, or daemon, outside of your body. Through the course of the trilogy, Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon,  discover artifacts that allow them to travel through different parallel universes. A Wind From Another World takes that concept and runs with it. At the beginning of the story, the TARDIS is pulled through an interdimentional portal, to Lyra's universe, know as the Omega Tau universe to the Time Lords. Poetry has set this as a Nine fic, although it must be said that her Nine is a touch more like Ten in many respects. However, this is a well executed and thoughtful 'fic, and I look forward to seeing the conclusion. Bonus points are added for the liberal use of external media to further engage the reader. (Nice illustration, by the way!)

Extract from Chapter 1: Prophecy )


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Story: The Man with Time in his Eyes
Author: Poetry
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8475
Author's Summary: Mereisekarait, a medical student from the planet Emmeras and a former companion, meets a man with time in his eyes, a look she finds deeply familiar. He doesn't recognize her. Can they solve a mystery and untangle their timelines?
Characters/Pairings: Original character, other Doctor, the TARDIS
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because:
OCs can go either way, and their presence tends to deter potential readers. Other Doctors offer a world of possibility, but their unfamiliarity takes a leap of faith to accept. If you take that leap this story is so, so worth it. It’s heart-breaking, it’s reassuring, it’s about a character who endures through space and time no matter what face he wears. It’s about the companions he loves so very much. It’s about his ship, his lovely lady, and his chariot amongst the stars. The OC is one of the most remarkable aliens I’ve encountered in fic, for she is not alien-in-name-only but is a part of a complex and believable culture which we see from her point of view. Yet, she is still completely sympathetic, even if she isn’t as innocent as she pretends. To cut it short, this is a mastery of plot and world-building and frighteningly likely what-if.

I’ll give a shout out for the chapter titles as well, which provide a nice bit of nostalgia as well as being highly appropriate for each scene.


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