Rec: Blue

Aug. 8th, 2013 08:05 pm
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Title: Blue
Author: Singe
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1702
Author's Summary: Recovering in a very unusual hospital brings the fifth Doctor and Tegan a bit closer.
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Tegan, hints of Five/Tegan
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: It's cheating a bit because it was written partly to a request of mine for lizard aliens. And there are wonderful, tetchy lizard alien doctors, and Tegan being loopy, and the Doctor being in the way, in a hospital that kind of makes me want to get injured on a fantastic adventure so I could end up there. It's fluffy and silly and fun with just the right undercurrent of UST for the pair.

Excerpt )
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Story: Turn Your Back
Author: Singe
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 21943
Author's Summary: The Eleventh Doctor had a simple philosophy about public nudity. "If it embarrasses you, turn your back." Hmmm, what about the other Doctors? Here are ten humorous vignettes with a central theme of nakie-ness.
Characters/Pairings: Doctors 1 through 10 and various companions (ETA for the intrepid calufrax tagger: Susan, Ian, Barbara, Victoria, Jamie, Liz Shaw, Brigadier, Mike Yates, John Benton, Sarah Jane, Adric, Tegan, Nyssa, Melanie Bush, Ace, Jo Grant, Martha Jones)
Warnings: Swearing
Recced because: Honestly, how can you pass up a story with that summary? Do you need more? Okay, it's ten stories that go effortlessly from era to era, that are quirky and imaginative and funny and outlandish. They are also well-written and fun, inducing a little bit of ear reddening blushes at times, but also exploring concepts of friendship, acceptance, vulnerability, and the tendency of the Doctor to gravitate to gift shops in more ways than one. And well, if it's not your cuppa you can always turn your back...

Small excerpt (chapter 7) )
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Story: Variation on a Theme
Author: Singe
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 7476
Author's Summary: What is a naturally chilly space alien to do when a blast from his past comes down with heat exhaustion? Jo and the Sixth Doctor find out.
Characters/Pairings: Jo Grant, Three, Four, and Six
Warnings: None

Recced because: The short answer is, it's brilliant and a joy to read. The long answer is, it is a wonderful mix of world-building, adventure, peril, humor and affection. Singe has a fantastic Jo Grant voice; it makes me want to go watch more of her serials and learn more about her. For a comparatively simple plot, Singe builds us a whole alien world and species painted in vivid prose and dialogue. Her Third Doctor is industrious and heroic, of course, but to the point of being ever so slightly absent-minded about things like, oh, heat tolerance in his human assistants. And if we see an almost Six-ish tone in Three's ego and oversight, we also get to see a side of the Sixth Doctor that more echoes the protective, intimate side of Three that we might glimpse in the uncertain stretch of time spent locked up in a cell somewhere. In this case, the closeness is a bit more physical and necessary (it's NOT 'aliens made them do it', I promise), but Singe plays it for some laughs and ultimately, amazingly, a satisfying sense of friendship and comfort. And I haven't even mentioned the third act yet, have I? Well, you'll just have to read it then.

I really have to refrain from quoting the whole thing, so here is an excerpt )


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