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Story: Everybody Needs an Editor
Author: SignificantOwl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,592
Author's Summary: "Martha Jones? Are we having oblique yet resonant dialogue?" [post-ep for The Shakespeare Code]
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (10th), Martha Jones
Warnings: n/a

Recced because: I have recommended serious works so far that focus on character development and narrative arc, many of which pick up on many of the very serious themes in Doctor Who. But there is also humor in Doctor Who, and so my two remaining recommendations will both be funny and perhaps a bit silly. In this one, Martha discovers that the Doctor is writing a novel. In between the humor, both the Doctor and Martha are characterized well (I could well believe this would be an actual episode tag for The Shakespeare Code), and the humor highlights the Doctor's own rude-but-perhaps-a-bit-charming way of interacting with humans sometimes.
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Caveat: Children, when signing up to rec, make sure you're fully aware what else is happening in that week. *looks at pile of tissues*. Ah, well, I reckon I'm recovered enough to rec this:

story: All Through The Night
Author: Significant Owl
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,320
Author's summary: This was when it was hardest. When he was still, when he was quiet, when he could be anybody. [post-ep for TCI]
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: none.

Recced because: Considering the tragedies that follow the Doctor wherever he goes, it's easy to forget Ten started his life happy, between people he loved, and had loads of fun. All Through The Night, taking place right after The Christmas Invasion, is a beautiful, sweet fic that captures these moments perfectly - a simple, quiet moment of getting to know the Doctor all over again.
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[identity profile] missbaxter.livejournal.com
Story:Mr & Mrs Smith (Go to Lyrae)
Author: Significant Owl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count:4875
Author's Summary:"Yep, expect a perfect evening, I said that, I remember."
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Martha
Warnings: N/A
Recced because: Signficant Owl writes some of the best Ten/Martha I've come across - her Martha is the strong, funny, smart Martha who kicked ass in 'Smith and Jones', who Ten evidently fancied the pants off of, and who I wanted to see more of throughout Season 3. Mr & Mrs Smith (Go to Lyrae) was apparently written for the cliche challenge of characters pretending to be a couple, and it reminds me of nothing quite so much as classic screwball comedy. It's got brilliant rapid-fire dialogue, it's funny, it's sexy, there's moments of spot-on insight, and a misdirect that genuinely made me grin. Practically perfect in every way.
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Story: sometimes bodies
Author: Significant Owl
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1520
Author's Summary: She couldn't see the bottom.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Martha
Warnings: Sex, but not extremely graphic.

Recced because: It was hard to choose just one of Significant Owl's stories to rec; she has a wonderfully lyrical but economical way with words, and excellent characterization. This is set immediately after "42," one of my favorite stories for the Doctor and Martha's dynamic. It follows up on the moments of vulnerability in that episode, and has some really lovely imagery.
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Sorry for the late start!

Story: On Water
Author: Significant Owl
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: The Doctor, Donna, and a beach. Post-Midnight.
Characters/Pairings: Ten, Donna
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~1,250 words

Recced because: This is everything a post-episode coda should be: thoughtful without being treacly or just navel-gazing, and reactive to the episode while also exploring new ideas and points of view. Donna is wonderfully characterized here, and the writing is perfect: careful and gentle, with two last lines that wrap the whole little thing up so beautifully. It's satisfying and very good.
[identity profile] sabra-n.livejournal.com
Story: Night Ice
Author: Significant Owl
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Watch how you go. Mind the gap. [Ten, Martha, post-Family of Blood]
Characters: Ten/Martha
Warnings: None
Word Count: 5,259

Recced because: Visiting a planet where lodgings come in exchange for a story, Martha has some thoughts about playing Scheherazade to the Doctor's king. After John Smith, she has all too much perspective on the limits she'll always have placed on her as the Doctor's companion, and about the Doctor's own limitations. This is about why Martha Jones stayed a bit in love with him anyway, and decided to write her own story.
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Story: the people you meet (the things are also people)
Author: Significant Owl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 13040
Author's Summary: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has something to say on the subject of chance meetings.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: None

Recced because:This is a hoopy frood of a story. From the first paragraph I knew it would be good, and it sustained that goodness all the way through to the end. It really gets the tone and style of the Hitchhiker's Guide, with the turns of phrase, the cynical asides, and the zaniness. Arthur is his sweet, bewildered, sand-kicked-in-the-face self. Ford is oblivious and cool. Rose and the Doctor are seen through the eyes of Arthur, with his own slant on things.

It was a lot of fun.

And to convince you, here are some quotes:
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