[identity profile] morganfm.livejournal.com
Story: All The King's Horses
Author: RobinC
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 26614
Author's Summary: A star empire is menaced by deadly creatures from the time of Rassilon. Will one lone Time Lord and a human companion be enough to defeat them?
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Other Character(s), The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a very clever and original adventure, peppered with beautiful imagery and every quality that makes Doctor Who the show we know and love. Ten and Donna are perfectly in character and it's a wonderful story that could easily be another episode from season 4. There's no shipping in this one, just a lot of high quality friendship and bonding. Oh, there's also some believable and interesting OCs as well. :)
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Story: Finally Free
Author: RobinC
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 101
Author's Summary: The Ninth Doctor muses on the nature of freedom. Drabble.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor.
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It’s a bitter, brilliant little look at the Doctor’s life at this point and the costs of finally achieving your goal. And again, a lovely example of just how much 100 words can do.
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Hi, I'm [livejournal.com profile] yamx, and I'll be your reccer this week.

Story: The Red Maw and the Blue Box
Author: RobinC
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1989
Author's Summary: Shall I tell you a tale? Once a monster from another world came to our planet.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: I love stories that present an outsider view of the Doctor, and I love stories that deal with the Doctor-as-legend, and I love stories that take a closer look at the Time Lord Victorious, and this story does all three. It's a bedtime story told by an unknown narrator, about the time the Doctor saved their planet. It was spawned by the off-hand comment the Doctor makes at the beginning of End of Time about "saving a planet from the red carnivorous Maw." It does a great job of bringing the Doctor's Otherness into focus, and shines a light on the messes he likes to leave for others to deal with after he's done with the heroic bit.

It's a very different view on the Doctor from what you find in most fics, and it's worth reading for that alone. But it's the beautiful prose and strong narrative voice that make it really memorable.
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[identity profile] aralias.livejournal.com
Story: Lines from an Unwritten Book
Author: RobinC
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 487
Author's Summary: The Doctor, under his many names and titles, is known to billions of beings who never met him, on thousands of planets he never visited. How did they learn about the Last Time Lord?
Characters/Pairings: None

Recced because: Stories that are about the Doctor's legend interest me a lot - mostly I tend to feel I know him quite well, and it's interesting to see him from an outsider's perspective. The conceit of this fic (an academic introduction to a bibliography of Doctoriana) is smart, and the ideas for various titles that might be contained in such a compendium are amusing while also being plausible. I also like the kindness and warmth of the supposed author of this piece - that's how I'd want the Doctor to be treated, really.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] derekmetaltron.livejournal.com
Hello for Day 2 of Metaltron’s marvellous fiction picks! Yesterday we had Ian and Barbara’s attempts at dress-up - today we zoom from the first Companion/Companion Pairing to the most recent doing something not wholly dissimilar!

Story: Dressing Up
Author: RobinC
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 4909
Author's Summary: They’re on their honeymoon, having fantastic sex, and travelling the universe with a 900 year-old alien as their pilot and tour guide. Do they really need to pretend to be other people?
Characters/Pairings: Amy/Rory
Warnings: References to past pretend dub-con/non-con, violence and a dash of angst. Spoilers for The Pandroica Opens/The Big Bang.

Recced because: I adore Amy/Rory through thick and thin and whilst I tend to avoid adult fics for the sake of uncertainty over content, RobinC writes this pairing really well and here takes the basis of the newlywed couple’s off-screen antics in the ‘Honeymoon Suite’ just prior to the start of A Christmas Carol and reveals why exactly Rory was back in the Roman Centurion outfit. Suffice to say without spoiling things that it larks back to Rory’s decisions in The Pandorica Opens and paints it all in a retrospective light for dear Amy. I love this couple and long may their sexy zany relationship appear in fan fiction! :)
[identity profile] humantales.livejournal.com
Story: The Children of Time Will Gather
Author: RobinC ([livejournal.com profile] lindenharp on Live Journal)
Rating: All
Word Count: 14,082
Author's Summary: After the events of Journey's End, the Doctor's friends and companions gather together to remember the past and to prepare for the future.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Wilfrid Mott, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Luke Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: Although this has the feel of a Journey's End fix-it, it isn't one. What it is is a look at how the people we see in Journey's End cope with the aftermath and with a threat to Donna. We see a wonderful friendship building up between the different characters that I truly wish were (shown in) canon.

Although I enjoy the entire story, my favorites are probably the UNIT officer's description of the events on the Valiant and what he calls the principal players and Wilf's role in the "performance" (because we need more Wilf).
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Hello everyone! I'm [personal profile] dbskyler, your reccer for the week, and I'm excited to be back again to share more of my favorite stories with you. To start us off, here's a great story for a Monday:

Story: In the Garden
Author: RobinC
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2039
Author's Summary: How do you thank someone for saving the world -- again? Minor spoilers for Planet of the Dead.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Other Character
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic takes what is essentially a throwaway line from "Planet of the Dead" and tells us the story behind it. (However, knowledge of the throwaway line is not needed, nor are there any real spoilers.) The central question addressed in the fic is a simple one: the Doctor deserves to be thanked for all the times he has saved the world, but what could possibly serve as an appropriate expression of gratitude? On one level this fic is pure fluff -- sweet and joyous fluff -- but there's another level here, one that delves into just who the Doctor is and how he is seen by others. The combination is a thoughtful and uplifting tale that is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.

A taste )
[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
story: All The King's Horses
Author: RobinC
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 26,612
Author's summary: A star empire is menaced by deadly creatures from the time of Rassilon. Will one lone Time Lord and a human companion be enough to defeat them?
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble
Warnings: none.

Recced because: The Time War. Personally it's definitely one of my favourite things about the new series, especially because of the growth it forces into the Doctor's character. In this is one of the reasons I love RobinC's story so much. In many ways, it captures perfectly the spirit of the series - an outwards story of an exciting adventure in which - surprise, surprise - the Doctor saves the world/universe, but the heart of the story is the Doctor dealing with his own actions and his own role in the Time War. This story is funny at times, melancholic at others, and can be very sad and touching... but also manages to keep the spirit of the show in the great sense of hope it has. Brilliant characterisations of both the Doctor and Donna, brilliant plotting and beautiful execution make this a very satisfying read all around.
[identity profile] librarylover82.livejournal.com

Hello!  I am LibraryLover82, and I’ll be reccing this week.  I read a bit of everything, so I’ll be bringing you a mix of good stories from the Teaspoon archive.  I’m trying to vary the story length, as well as the characters.  I can’t completely avoid authors who have been recced before, so I’m not even going to try.  As far as I know, none of these stories have been recced here before.

Story: The Valiant Tales
Author: RobinC
Rating: Teen
Word Count:
Author's Summary: A series of drabbles about the people who lived, worked, and suffered on the Valiant during the Year That Never Was.

Characters/Pairings: Primarily Other characters, with appearances by the Tenth Doctor, The Master(Simm), Lucy Saxon, Tish Jones, Francine Jones, Jack Harkness
Warnings: Some explicit violence

Recced because: I’m going to start the week on an unusual note by
recommending a series.  Never fear; it is a series of drabbles, which makes the length about the same as a regular story.  This author can do more with 100 words than some people can do with 1,000.  These are portraits of people who were either forced to work on the Valiant, or who volunteered to work there, during the Year That Never Was.  In 100 words RobinC paints a picture of the best and worst of humanity, and illustrates just what a terrible year it was.  Some are surprising, some are shocking, some make me cry, and some make me proud to be a human.  They all make me think; is this what I would have done if I had been there?

[identity profile] garpu.livejournal.com
Story:  Valiant Tales
Author:  [livejournal.com profile] lindenharp
Rating:  All
Word Count: 100
Author's Summary: A series of drabbles about the people who lived, worked, and suffered on the Valiant during the Year That Never Was.
Characters: vary
Warnings: none

I can't believe these haven't been recommended before now!  [livejournal.com profile] lindenharp is writing a series of drabbles based upon people who were on the Valiant during the year between "Sound of Drums" and "Last of the Time Lords."  Each is only 100 words, but they pack a wallop.

Here's the first one, "The Accountant's Tale":

I was an accountant in the USAF Quartermaster Corps until the new regime drafted me. When rocket factories need steel, I decide which mills must overproduce; which workers are transferred across the world.

My ancestors were Crow Indians: nomadic warriors. Their wartime triumph was counting coup: touching an armed foe with a stick, leaving him alive but humiliated.

I manage small deceptions. Redirected shipments of rice. Disappearing truckloads of blankets. Guards’ medicine going to an orphanage. If discovered, I'll be guest star on “Morning Execution”. Until then, I honor my ancestors, counting coup on the Enemy of the World.


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