[identity profile] gncurrier.livejournal.com
I'm caught up! For today, here's another Ten/Rose reunion fic! (sorry! I promise, last one. Reunion!fic, that is, I've got one more Ten/Rose on the cards ;)

Story: Path of Needles
Author: TARDIS_stowaway
Rating: All ages
Word Count:28698
Author's Summary:Once upon a time, she had abided in the world where lives did not begin with ‘once upon a time.’ No more. Rose walks through the woods. Meanwhile, the Doctor deals with an abundance of Bad Wolf references.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Pete Tyler, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: None
Recced because: Dear God, what can I say about this fic? Not enough! There is such an eerie, dark fairytale aura, and the writing is jawdroppingly gorgeous. I needed to read a particualr chapter a few times to really get it, because I was so caught and entranced by the vivid and rich descriptions. There is tons of bad Wolf in this story, and it's used SO well!
[identity profile] wendymr.livejournal.com
Story: Mercy of the Fallen
Author: TARDIS Stowaway
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 22190 words over four chapters
Author's summary: If wishes were horses, this spaceship would be even more crowded and smelly. Trying to escape his past, Jack instead comes face to face with it in the form of the Doctor, on the run from his own recent tragedies.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, a cast of very well-drawn OCs
Warnings: None

Recced because: Another timey-wimey story tonight, though this one's heartbreaking in parts rather than quirky. Imagine a post-456 Jack stumbling on an immediately-post Time War Nine. Yeah. About as angsty and heart-wrenching as you think, but also laden with so many beautiful and even humorous moments. Very true to character, as well, for both of them.

TARDIS Stowaway also creates a very realistic, gritty setting for her story, with alien planets and races, natural disasters and crises from the horrific to the mundane. Her aliens are distinctively alien, but also very naturally so - I never felt that I was getting banged over the head with ''this character is alien' reminders, yet I never forgot either.

It's a gripping story with some lovely yet heartwrenching hurt/comfort. Gritty and realistic, right down to the blocked plumbing on a ship overflowing with refugees, while containing enough humorous and even laugh-out-loud moments to lighten the mood.

And, to give you a taster, here's one of those lighter moments: under the cut )

If you enjoy this story, please tell the author!
[identity profile] maypanic.livejournal.com
Here it is, my final rec for the week. I've enjoyed sharing a few of my favorite stories with you, I hope you've enjoyed them as well.

Story: Path of Needles
Author: TARDIS_stowaway
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 28698
Author’s Summary: Once upon a time, she had abided in the world where lives did not begin with ‘once upon a time.’ No more. Rose walks through the woods. Meanwhile, the Doctor deals with an abundance of Bad Wolf references.
Characters/Pairing: Ten/Rose, Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: Expanding on the theme of the Bad Wolf, TARDIS_stowaway brings us deceptively simple, lyrical prose that explores a multitude of fairy tale themes. Not the Disney versions of fairy tales, mind. This hearkens back to the old stories told around the fireside, where even small actions by the hero(ine) can cause a ripple of effects, and darkness breathes down your neck, lurking just out of sight.

As Rose crosses the void, she finds herself walking a strange path. Mysterious beings, old friends, and crossed timelines are all part of the journey. Meanwhile, the universe is trying to get a message to the Doctor. Unfortunately, he's not willing to listen.

Give this involving story a few minutes to draw you in. You won't be disappointed.

[identity profile] dark-aegis.livejournal.com
Series: Illyria
Author: TARDIS_stowaway
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Three years after Doomsday, Rose finds her new universe's version of the Ninth Doctor. Rose may be running for her life, but she's not the one most in need of rescue. Also, the TARDIS looks like a ticket booth. The title of the series comes from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In the play, a tragic shipwreck leaves Viola stranded in a foreign land, much as Rose is stranded in another universe. Much mistaken identity and unspoken love ensue. Although this series contains significantly less cross-dressing than the play, I thought the tone of mixed angst and humor fit just right. "What country, friends, is this?" "This is Illyria, lady." "And what should I do in Illyria?" Run.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Rose
Warnings: none

Recced because: This is an original take on the "Rose is stuck in an AU and comes across an alternate version of the Doctor". I love TARDIS_stowaway's version of the Ninth Doctor who travels around in a ticket booth. He's crotchety, he's classic oncoming storm, and most of all, he remains quintessentially Nine even though he's not really the Nine we know and love. I also adore Rose in this series. This a stronger older Rose, a Rose that I wish we'd met during her run on DW. Fantastic plotting, exciting storylines, and humour all characterise this series. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves AUs and who loves the Ninth Doctor.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017