[identity profile] stellastars.livejournal.com
Story: Chocolatey Gloop!
Author: The Secretive Bus
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4,359
Author's Summary: Trying to keep one step ahead of the Daleks as they pursue him through time and space for the Taranium core, the Doctor shakes paws with a rabbit.
Characters/Pairings: Sara Kingdom, Steven Taylor, The Doctor (1st), Mavic Chen, Daleks
Warnings: None

Recced because: Written as an additional episode set amid The Daleks' Master Plan, Chocolatey Gloop! features an adventure with One, Steven Taylor, and Sara Kingdom. This story is noteworthy not just for its use of this rare TARDIS team, but for the skill with which The Secretive Bus writes the characters and the overall (highly entertaining) tone of the story. The "voices" of One, Steven, and the Daleks are particularly outstanding throughout, while the premise is quirky, unique, and funny, very much in keeping with the mood of some of the more eccentric episodes of One's era. The result is an entertaining story with superb characterizations, that fits neatly within the overall storyarc.
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[personal profile] lost_spook
Story: “Just A Minute!”
Author:The Secretive Bus
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3095
Author's Summary: "Just a Minute" is that wonderful panel game where contestants are challenged to speak for one minute on a given subject without repetition, hesitation or deviation. Chaired, as usual, by Nicholas Parsons, we have with us tonight as our four players the Master, the fifth incarnation of the Doctor, the first incarnation of Romana and Clement Freud.
Characters/Pairings: Romana I, Fifth Doctor, Delgado Master
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It’s so ridiculously funny (as well as being proof that there really isn’t anything you can’t cross Doctor Who with). I have to confess that (despite living in the UK and having had every opportunity todo so) I never got round to listening to the radio show in question, so, trust me, you don’t need to know the crossover. Just imagine Romana, the Doctor and the Master competing against each other on a game show, speaking on the subjects of socks, cricket and Aberdeen among others, well… Hilarity ensues, to say the least.
[identity profile] morgeil.livejournal.com
Story: Love's Cocoa
Author: The Secretive Bus
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 868
Author's Summary: Cameca had loved the Doctor. If only he'd loved her back.
Characters/Pairings: One/Cameca
Warnings: None.

Recced because: One/Cameca from "The Aztecs" are one of those lovely, obscure pairings that sadly never get any love. This is beautiful.
[identity profile] tigerkat24.livejournal.com
Having proceeded to get sick and forget for two days that I was supposed to be recommending things, I hearby present you with a catch-up rec.

Story: "An Attempt at Getting Your Leg Over" with Ben Jackson - Viewer Involvement Minimal
Author: The Secretive Bus
Wordcount: 3082
Rating: Teen
Author's Summary: An educational feature on the mating habits of the "Cockney", a species to be found on the planet Earth. Intrusion by Time Lord may occur. We hope you'll learn something.
Characters/Pairings: Ben Jackson, 1st Doctor
Warnings: BDSM, but I don't see it myself.

Recced because: Are you aware just how few stories there are featuring Ben Jackson? Way too few, that's the answer, and this is a particularly hilarious example of the few that there are. Presented as "an educational feature on the concepts of love and romance," it chronicles one of Ben's ill-fated attempts to pick up some bird. There are some brilliantly funny lines, and everyone is spot-on in character, particuarly Ben.

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[identity profile] morgeil.livejournal.com
Story: An Unearthly Child & Stupid Apes
Author: The Secretive Bus
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4478
Author's Summary: A return to the beginning and the plight of two schoolteachers in their quest to get to the bottom of a most peculiar mystery...
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright
Warnings: None

Recced because: A very fun New Who twist on a story us old schoolers know all too well. Very clever! To say anything else would give it all away.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017