[identity profile] spacetimecndrm.livejournal.com
Story: Revisions Which A Minute Will Reverse
Author: sparrowmarrow with thirty2flavors
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 20,363
Author's Summary: From a dingy hotel in Norway, the Doctor and Rose realise something has gone wrong. A timey-wimey interpretation of Turn Left.
Characters/Pairings: Metacrisis Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler, Donna Noble
Warnings: None.

Recced because: By now, some of you may have figured out that I'm a fan of complicated time travel plot devices. This is another example, done spectacularly well. In a sense, this is a fix-it fic for Journey's End but it changes so little from the established events that I hesitate to call it that. For anyone who had issues with the predicament that the Doctor left Rose and his half-human duplicate to deal with, this answers some of those concerns nicely while re-visiting and reframing the events of Turn Left. Beautiful and painful.
[identity profile] ellyfanfic.livejournal.com
Story: The Genuine Article
Word count: 2460
Author: thirty2flavors
Author's summary:  This new coat wasn’t exactly the same as the old one had been -- it was a much darker brown than the old one had been, it was a several inches shorter, it was missing a pocket and the material wasn’t as soft. But it was close -- the closest he’d seen in this universe, and he’d been looking.
Characters: Rose/Duplicate Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because:
This is a charming bit of lightweight humour, but the story develops into slightly more than mere fluff. The story is about the duplicate Doctor's efforts to find something approximating his beloved brown coat in the alternate universe, but it turns out that the absence of his coat isn't all that's worrying him. A nice little character study!

If you like it, don't forget to rain down praise on the author!
[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
Story: Wait 'Til You Read Book Seven
Author: thirty2flavors
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1489
Author's Summary: The Doctor discovers a horrifying difference between that first universe and Pete's World. /
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?” she read aloud. She sent him a strange glance. “I thought you liked these books.”
Characters/Pairings: Handy/Rose, Tony, Jackie
Warnings: None

Recced because:... And to help you celebrate the ending of my reccing week(s), I leave you with a hilarious silly crack, in which the Doctor acts like, well, fandom. Because you just know he'll be an OTPer.
ext_15290: (tem/martha)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: Common Ground
Author: [livejournal.com profile] _thirty2flavors
Rating: All ages.
Word Count: 1,965
Author's Summary: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones and Donna Noble have one thing in common.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Rose Tyler

Recced because: I always adore thirty3flavors's writing, and I especially love her characterisation. Common Ground shows us how such different companions can all end up in the same place.

A snippet:

Do you want to come with me?

It comes about differently, each time. With Rose he has to ask twice, because it’s not until that second time that she’s selfish enough to say yes. Martha has to work for it; she saves his life and fights his battles and stares down witches and Daleks and the Doctor himself before she gets her invite. Donna says no and then changes her mind a minute too late, so she has to she invite herself along, hatboxes and all.

It comes about differently, but it’s the same offer each time.
[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: If It's Not Broken
Author: thirty2flavors
Rating: All Ages (I would call it PG, or possibly PG-13)
Word Count: 1045
Author's Summary: Five things that didn't happen after the Doctor left Rose in Journey's End.
Characters/Pairings: Duplicate Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler (some vignettes have them paired, and some vignettes don't)
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: The author presents five possible scenarios for what happened after the TARDIS left that beach in Norway at the end of "Journey's End," and they're all hysterically funny. Really good satire is hard to pull off, but thirty2flavors shows us how it's done.
[identity profile] pitry.livejournal.com
Story: Chase Your Demons Away
 All Ages
Word Count:
Author's Summary:
 Three weeks after Norway, the Doctor bonds with Tony Tyler over a shared affliction -- bad dreams. Tony accepts the man in the hallway as the same flesh-and-blood action hero from all Rose’s stories, full stop. Tony doesn’t find the human warmth of the Doctor’s skin strange or send him pointed looks if he says something more Donna than Doctor. Tony probably doesn’t dream about beaches and pinstripes, either.
Characters/Pairings: 10.5/Rose, Tony Tyler
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It's a bit of a problem, to get Handy quite right - the enough amount of human and Donna while still maintaining a person who's essentially the Doctor is a difficult task. thirty2flavors does a wonderful job of it here, telling what is essentially a human story, but still makes a perfect fit for the Doctor.
[identity profile] alt_universe_me.livejournal.com
Story: Skipping Stones
Author: Thirty2flavors
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,745
Author's Summary: Travelling between worlds to find the Doctor, Rose meets only one person who knows her by name.
Characters/Pairings: Rose, River
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's timey-wimey, always a plus, and almost a must when writing about River Song. It's a story that could fit easily into canon, and it's great to see part of Rose's journey and the strength she finds within herself to travel all alone. The interactions between Rose and River are delightful, mysterious at times, but also comforting. Each of them gets a chance to shine in this story, and it's clearly not a competition. It's also beautifully and thoughtfully written and very true to the characters.
[identity profile] sciathan-file.livejournal.com
Hello everyone, I'm [livejournal.com profile] sciathan_file and I'll be sending some recs your way this week. I hope everyone can find a fantastic fic or two to love as much as I do!

Story: Making Do
Word Count:
Author's Summary:
 Life goes on for Donna Noble.
Characters/Pairings: Donna, Shaun Temple
Warnings: Spoilers through "The End of Time."
Recced because: Thirty2Flavors is generally brilliant at just about whatever she turns her pen to, and this fic is no exception. Among a plethora of fix-it fics, this one takes what canon has thrown at us and runs with it. What this piece does with Shaun's character is particularly admirable: he emerges as a fully formed character through the prose rather than just an alternative that Donna has to take now that her former life has been denied to her. There are still bittersweet fragments of that other life sprinkled throughout, but the life that Thirty2Flavors forms here for her is every bit as everyday fantastic as Donna deserves.

A small sample... )
[identity profile] librarylover82.livejournal.com

Story: Most of All

Author: thirty2flavors

Rating: All ages

Word Count: 1217

Author's Summary: It’s been months since he spent any decent amount of time on the TARDIS, what without eight-hour layovers as part of a daily routine, and so the prospect of finding a mug he hasn’t used in a room he hasn’t been in is, frankly, unsettling.

Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor

Warnings: Spoilers for Planet of the Dead.


Recced because:

This takes inspiration from one of my favorite deleted scenes between the Doctor and Donna.  It explores how the Doctor knows that his most recent companions would disapprove of his decision to travel alone, and yet he can't bear to lose another.  This implies that what he really can't bear is to let go of Donna.  It also mentions one of my all-time favorite poems, and is just too beautifully written to not have more reviews!

[identity profile] dbskyler.livejournal.com
Story: Romantic (With a Lowercase R)
Author: thirty2flavors
Rating: Author says Teen, but I'd say All Ages (PG, but not PG-13 if you're familiar with those ratings)
Word Count: 3079
Author's Summary: Besides, Rose was quite certain if there’d ever been a human celebration crafted to make the Doctor uncomfortable, it was probably Valentine’s Day. Rose held no delusions about him being the sort to enjoy candlelit dinners or long talks about feelings – he was, after all, still the man who’d said “quite right too”.
Characters/Pairings: The Duplicate Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler, Donna Noble (Pete's World version), Jake Simmonds
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Duplicate Tenth Doctor is a fascinating character, and there are many excellent fics out there that explore how he deals with learning to live as a human. Some of them are moving, some of them are thought-provoking, and some of them, like this one, are just plain fun. The author quickly and deftly establishes a scenario where the Doctor is in a stable relationship with Rose and best friends with alt!Donna, then sets up the premise: it's Valentine's Day. The Doctor is, of course, clueless. What follows is perfectly in character all the way around -- Donna in particular is wonderful -- and it's an absolute joy to read. The learning-to-be-human Doctor and Valentine's Day? Be afraid. Be very afraid.

click here if you dare )
[identity profile] dark-aegis.livejournal.com
Story: Extraordinary
Author: thirty2flavors
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1146
Charcters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Tenth Doctor
Author's Summary: “They were scared,” was all the Doctor would say, and for once Donna found herself wishing he’d relinquish the moral high ground and admit that they were wrong, wrong, wrong, cowards and idiots and quite nearly murderers.

Recced because: Donna Noble is loud, brash, and full of righteous fury when things aren't going the way she thinks they should. Now take Donna Noble, put her in a situation directly after the events of Midnight, and then have her face the people who tried to kill the Doctor. This is one of those stories that I wanted to see in the episode and it's written so very well it could slot seamlessly into the show. I'm actually half-convinced this was a bit that just wasn't filmed, though it should've been.

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