[identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Story: White Noise
Author: Versaphile
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 852
Author's Summary: It felt as though part of his mind had been cut out with a hot blade.
Characters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: Angst, General

Recced because: The Time War and its aftermath has always fascinated and haunted me. All those centuries of history, of absolute iron rule over Time itself wiped out in mere minutes - it brings quite the image. The Doctor - alone. Without the hum of his people in his mind, singing through his TARDIS. It is a tragedy beyond comprehension. And then - when the Master was found and lost again...

A lot of authors have tried to touch on the War and its aftermath. The horror of losing everyone, everything you have known. I have written on it myself - but I could never, never write it with the gritty rawness this author brought to it! I have been reading her work since the Angel Fandom, so I have the definite advantage in knowing just how realistic, how vivid and gripping her work is. This fiction is absolutely top notch - some of her best work - and there was no way I could not share it with you all: War, pain, loss. Then redemption (in the face of an old friend/enemy)...only to lose it all over again, live it all over again with a fresh loss. She writes it so well, you live it with him; so needless to say, this is not a fiction for the faint-hearted. But should you chose to read (and I highly encourage it), you will find every word well worth the time...

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Ahhh, see? How can one not read?! Be sure to tell her how much you have enjoyed this piece - she has more than earned the praise!
[identity profile] sahiya.livejournal.com
Story: Unsinkable
Author: [livejournal.com profile] versaphile
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4329
Author's Summary: Post-VOTD. The Doctor has nowhere to go, and ends up in Cardiff
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Jack Harkness
Warnings: None
Recced because:

This might have been the first Jack/Doctor I ever read. Three years later, it is still one of my favorites. It is achingly beautiful. The Doctor is the broken one here, but I love the hope that it offers both characters. And there is a wonderful (and wonderfully hot!) sequel as well!
[identity profile] roachpatrol.livejournal.com
Okay, number two! Versaphile hasn't been recced lately, and that is a crime.

Story: Win/Win, (the second installment of the series Game Theory, though it works perfectly well on its own.)
Author: Versaphile
Rating: teen, though I'd have rated it explicitly adult.
Word Count: 15686
Author's Summary: Every plan has to start somewhere. Warning: Amazing amount of wrongness, mad science, mind games, and a side of horror. Oh, and the Doctor is pregnant. Sequel to Game Over. Proceed at your own risk.
Characters/Pairings: the Tenth Doctor / John Simm's Master.
Warnings: well, see the author's summary. Torture, consent issues, and mpreg.

Recced because: Sometimes, you just need to sink your teeth into a nice long descent into madness, and Versaphile serves that up in spades. The Master defeats the Doctor's gambit with the Archangel network, and breaks his spirit. Dissatisfied with a Doctor that won't fight back, he impregnates the Doctor to give him something new to care about. It's kind of a mobius strip of a hurt/comfort fic, and makes for a gorgeous case study of how love doesn't necessarily make you a better person, it gives you an excuse to be any kind of person you want to be. And the Doctor and the Master really do love each other in this story, that's what makes it beautiful and terrible all at once: they are crazy about each other, and they're also just plain crazy.

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[identity profile] avarill.livejournal.com
Story: Three Months, Subjective Time
Author: Versaphile
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1582
Author's Summary: The Doctor didn't go back for Martha right away. He needed some time to think, first. Missing scene for "Smith and Jones."
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a brilliant snapshot of how the Tenth Doctor thinks -- the prose is a bit manic and scattered, much like you'd think the Doctor's mind would be.
[identity profile] in-the-end.livejournal.com
Story: Singing Each to Each
Author: Versaphile
Rating: Adult
Word count: 4770
Author's summary: The Master needs, the Doctor submits, the TARDIS is patient.
Characters/pairings: Tenth Doctor/Simm!Master/TARDIS
Warnings: Graphic violence, graphic sex. Look, it's just graphic, okay.

Recced because: I wasn't sure about reccing this for a long time because, well, it's dark, like, really dark. But it also made me cry and cry so I thought that it deserved a mention. I can't stress how dark this fic is enough, so IT'S DARK. There's not a lot I can say about this because every time I read it, it still leaves me gobsmacked. So, I'm going to give you a little quote which will hopefully give you an idea as to just how dark this gets.

Mutual regeneration. Two Time Lords bonded to each other forever, their regenerations forever entwined, their bio-data a helix of six instead of three. An abomination, forbidden forever.

Like everything on Gallifrey, there was even a formal name for it. It was called The First Kiss.

So, yes, you've got that it's dark now. Good. But I hope that doesn't put people off because it is such a wonderful read. It shows just how deep and involved their relationship is, and whilst I enjoy the more humourous fics for this pairing also, I do like endulging myself in something more from time to time.


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