[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
So I was checking the tags earlier this week and noticed that I would reach my 100th rec this stint. And then I realized today (January 20th) is the eighth anniversary of the very first rec on calufrax! So I decided I would front-load my recs this week so these momentous occasions could co-incide :)

Luckily I have the perfect story to rec, as well.

Title: The Maze
Author: Rangersyl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 977
Author's Summary: The TARDIS sang of joy and sorrow in that ever-present hum that only her bonded soul could hear. He wasn't listening.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, the TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: This one is a change of pace from the light-hearted ones I've recc-ed most of this week. On the forefront it's the story of the Doctor and the TARDIS coping with Donna's loss, and moving on. It's bittersweet and sad and hopeful with just a touch of melodrama, as we have come to expect with the series and especially Ten's run. But I especially like it because it's really a microcosm of the heart of the entire series, that endures and repeats with different faces, different names up to the present, even though the story itself is post-Journey's End and was posted not much later than the start of our recs experiment here at [livejournal.com profile] calufrax. I'm surprised no one's pointed it out here before. It reminds me of everything I love about the show--the alien madman and the blue box, and the human connections that keep them both grounded and running.

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[identity profile] irishvampire13.livejournal.com
Story: A Sticky Situation
Author: Rangersyl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5,607
Author's Summary: "This rescue," the Doctor admitted as he dangled over the chasm, "is a work in progress."
Characters/Pairings: The Eleventh Doctor/River Song
Warnings: None

Recced because: It honestly sounds like it could be an episode. There's excitement, suspense, danger, adventure, snark, and Eleven/River cuteness. Pretty much all you need, really. Plus creepy spider-like creatures. Actually? That makes me glad it's not an episode, now that I think about it...I'd much prefer to read about creepy spider-like creatures than see them. ^.^ Because these babies sound much scarier than the real thing! Anyway, it's a great story; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
(Oooh, and I have a great icon for it too! :D )

Title: Moon River
Author: Rangersyl (co-written with Taiamu)
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 46658
Author's Summary: With Lake Silencio inexorably approaching, the Doctor wonders if it's time to fulfill his first and last promise to River. But the River he finds isn't used to being the one who has to say 'spoilers.' So they compromise: an archaeological expedition on a stormy, hostile moon where an ancient danger lurks behind every shadow.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/River
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: It's a good old fashioned adventure where the setting is so well-realized and visual, like a character in itself. It's also River and the Doctor against the world, still trying to navigate their relationship among antithetical timelines, looking out for each other and having their version of a good time. I really love the way the story unfolds and gains momentum as it goes; and you can tell that the authors had a blast (and used a good amount of hands-on networking knowledge) writing the alien perspective. Anyway, it's action, adventure, a mystery alien world, with good characterization and a good dose of H/C thrown in. Perfect episode-type fic for the long drought.

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