[identity profile] pimpmytardis.livejournal.com
Story: Postcards
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 836
Author's Summary: Doris Lethbridge-Stewart enjoys a relaxing holiday in the Highlands. Ish.
Characters/Pairings: Doris Lethbridge-Stewart/the Brig, Harry Sullivan, implied others
Warnings: None given

Recced because: Doris gets precious little screentime, but I like to think of her something like this. Which is to say, someone caring, funny, and completely unphased by both aliens and her husband's inability to actually retire. It's short, but wonderful.
[identity profile] laura-luvage.livejournal.com
Story: Companionship
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 228
Author's Summary: The TARDIS keeps her memories close.
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: Out of the fics I recced this week, this one is the one that stands out for me most in my memory, but is the hardest to describe. It's a beautiful and really haunting piece. For me it sums up the whole lonely theme of the show, and how the history of the show unlike any other show develops the main character.
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Sorry for the accidental double-rec: here, have this one instead!

Story: Boys (or, Down With The Patriarchy!)
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Doctor Who/Angel crossover. Shortly after taking up residence at Wolfram and Hart, Angel’s office plays host to a certain blue box.
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Fred, Seventh Doctor, various Angel characters
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~3,400 words

Recced because: This is an absolutely brilliant story. The crossover really and truly works (and I'm not generally a fan of Angel, so it had to work extra hard for me), bringing in Ace, who has something of a Slayer about her, and intertwining Fred and Ace's storylines, as well as the mythologies of both shows, all without trying too hard and forcing things that don't fit. All of the voices, from both teams, are dead-on perfect (Angel at the beginning is particularly hilarious), and the style is intriguing and manages to be appropriately serious while also having a light touch. And Ace and Fred make a fabulous team, with the relationship aspect played softly, hinting at something between the two women that could be amazing.
[identity profile] eponymous-rose.livejournal.com
Title: Dinner for Two
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3668
Author's Summary: 'And this, Jamie, is an oyster.' ‘You’ll not fool me, Doctor. That’s a rock, and I’m not eating it.’ The Second Doctor introduces Jamie to French cuisine. Their waiter, Guillaume, may never be the same again.
Characters/Pairings: Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon
Warnings: None

Recced because: Fic for the Second Doctor's era is regrettably rare, so any and all gems like this one should be savoured! The author makes a fine French restaurant seem as bizarre and unfathomable to our heroes as any alien planet - hilarity results, of course, but there's a really lovely thread of characterisation running throughout the story. uktechgirl writes both characters flawlessly, and the result is an extremely entertaining read!

A sample... )
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Story: Doctors and Nurses
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: In the middle of a war, Ace and Hex get some unexpected quiet time.
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Hex, Seventh Doctor
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~2,350 words

Recced because: This is so in-character it almost hurts; every word could be coming straight from my favourite of the audios. It's quiet and subtle and gorgeous: there's a war on, and no one is left unscathed, but through the grimness and devastation and blood and horror, there's a little bit of hope. From field triage to plastic surgery on Barbie dolls to a heart-breakingly just-about-shippy conclusion, with spot-on dialogue and an amazing sense of time and place in between, this made my heart sing.

A sample: )
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[identity profile] kseda.livejournal.com
Story: And Is There Honey Still For Tea?
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: teen
Word Count: 71,164
Author's Summary: Rose Cottage, Sussex, 1926. The Doctor and Turlough have settled down to an idyllic life of tea, crumpets, and the click of red leather on willow. But is it really as perfect as it seems?
Characters/Pairings: Five/Turlough
Warnings: spontaneous human combustion, baked goods

Recced because: Five and Turlough do domestic. Let me repeat that: Five and Turlough do domestic. It goes... actually about as well as one might expect, given the oh so very proper, repressed Englishness of the alien gentlemen in question. There are secrets, lies, assumptions, hidden obligations, a murder mystery involving Gideon Mantell, and many questions answered with awkward silences. However there's also lounging in baths and hammocks, and cricket, mucking about in boats, and some odd alien version of love. If Dreaming of England is the granddaddy of all Five/Turlough fics then this is its worthy successor, a love letter that both celebrates the pairing while holding a mirror up to its flaws. It's both heartwarming and tragic, and with its epic length is makes for a wonderful summer read. With plenty of tea and biscuits on hand, naturally.

Except )
[identity profile] ghost2.livejournal.com
Story: Bizarre Love Rectangle
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3115
Author's summary: Peri gets drunk, Erimem gets revealing, Hex discovers his inner Whovian fanboy, and Ace is ace. Follows on directly from the DWM Big Finish audio The Veiled Leopard, which featured the two sets of companions but never allowed them to meet, which was an awful shame. Spoilery for said audio, but perfectly comprehensible if you haven’t heard it.
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Erimem/Hex/Peri, Fifth Doctor, Seventh Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: I hadn't yet heard The Veiled Leopard the first time I read this story. I loved it anyway. Since then I've listened to Veiled Leopard four or five times, and I love this fic even more. It's just the kind of continuation I wish that audio really had had, throwing two of my favorite companion teams together and letting them getting to know each other. Their interaction includes getting drunk, flirting, and gossiping about the Doctor. All good stuff. Bonus: two amusing scenes with my favorite Doctors (today, anyway), Five and Seven.

an excerpt )
[identity profile] livii.livejournal.com
Story: Lessons
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Turlough gets a visit from an eccentric solicitor - by the name of Jack Harkness.
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Turlough
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~4,100 words

Recced because: This works unbelievably well. A wet-behind-the-ears Jack visits Turlough at school just prior to Mawdryn Undead; he's there to get a reading for the Time Agency, and Turlough's determined to find a way off of Earth. Turlough is written just dead-on, and it's fabulous fun to watch minxy, conniving Turlough outthink a green Jack (which you don't see enough of in fic). Add in some hilarious bits (Jack's ideas of fashion in the 1980s), some meta bits (thoughts on ages of schoolboys and that Jack ends up wearing Ten's outfit), and some quite hot bits and you get something really different and very clever and very fun.


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May 2017