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Story: By The Naked Sword
Author: the_seventh_l
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 295
Author's Summary: Ask not what your Governor can do for you, but whether he's lived long enough to do anything.
Characters/Pairings: Governor of Varos
Warnings: Refs to death.

Recced because: I have a love for fic that looks at minor characters and fleshes them out, and this piece is a brief but brilliant and chilling exploration of the Governor of Varos (from Vengeance on Varos), sitting day after day on his “poisoned throne” as the author puts it, and why he does it. It’s excellent.
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It's been fun, and as always the end has come too soon with too many stories unrecced - but here's one last before I go:

Story: Comeback of the Year
Author: the_seventh_l
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2905
Author's Summary: Leela misses her home and her people; the Doctor is just plain lonely. The two of them meet in an unorthodox manner.
Characters/Pairings: Leela, Sixth Doctor, Andred (Leela/Andred)
Warnings: Spoilers for The Invasion of Time and The Trial of a Timelord.

Recced because: Leela and Six meet again on Gallifrey. It’s a lovely exploration of Leela’s new life there, her relationship with Andred and how even with a different incarnation, she and the Doctor can still find ways to help each other. It’s about love, loss, friendship – and then there’s the inevitable and very amusing moment right at the end…
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These are the recommendations of the Calufrax reccer Biichan. My week-long mission is to explore strange new genres, to seek out new authors and new pairings, and to boldly rec where I have not recced before.

Story: Nowhere Man
Author: the_seventh_l
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1863
Author's summary: He's a nowhere man with nowhere plans; meet the Seventh Doctor. Even when (supposedly) retired, there's still work to do.
Characters/Pairings: Seventh Doctor/Ace (though it's not really a shipfic), Jamie, Susan, Sylvia Noble, Donna Noble
Warnings: One suspects the plot is purposely confusing

Recced because: This is an odd little story about an odd little man, with plot that doesn't immediately make sense when you first read it or indeed when you reread it, but I'm fond of it anyway because it does a very good job of encapsulating the basic essence of the Seventh Doctor: who the man is, if not necessarily why he does what he does.
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Story: All Changes Big and Small
Author: the_seventh_l
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1116
Author's Summary: 'Looking in the mirror, Frobisher thought he looked pretty good, even without a beak.' Sometimes even a shape-shifter needs to stay the same. Slight spoilers for "The Doctor's Daughter" and the end of "Journey's End".
Characters/Pairings: Frobisher, Iris Wildthyme, Jenny
Warnings: none

Recced because:

Because Monday's are rather awful sometimes, here's a bit of crack to brighten the day!

For those not in the know, Frobisher is a shapeshifting alien – a Whifferdill to be precise – who likes to wear a penguin body most of the time. In this story Frobisher is having a bit of a mid-life crisis, with some interesting results… the line about him, Jenny, and an adopted Adipose alone make this fic worth its weight in gold. Also, the ending, which explains Frobisher’s fate, is scary-plausible (if a little AU).
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Title: Five Phone Calls the Doctor Never Received
Author: the_seventh_l
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2749
Author's Summary: He knew buying a mobile was a mistake. Five phone calls across the years that make up the Sixth Doctor's life.
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, Frobisher, Peri Brown, Mel Bush, Others
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is a refreshingly original take on the old "five things" format, drawing on bits and pieces of the Sixth Doctor's era and quietly solving the little mysteries that arise. It's also one of those rare fics that can bring in characters from other fandoms without a jolt - and despite all these disparate elements, the author draws them together nicely with the running motif of the phone itself. A fun, fascinating, and surprisingly poignant look at the Sixth Doctor's era.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017