[identity profile] annauq.livejournal.com
Today is something lighter after yesterday's angst.

Story: Awkward Questions
Author: Gary Merchant
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 996
Author's Summary: Not even the Doctor can answer everything.
Characters:Adric, Grace Holloway, Ian Chesterton, Jamie McCrimmon, Nyssa, The Doctor (1st), The Doctor (2nd), The Doctor (3rd), The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (5th), The Doctor (6th), The Doctor (7th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th)

Recced because:It's a play on the numerous (intentional) plot holes and is-it-canon-or-not-canon-questions all Whovians have to deal with at some point. With fifty years of series, not everything always makes sense. Two events from the history of the show can completely contradict each other and still both be awesome (a big cheer for timey-wimey stuff!). This fic takes that fact and runs with it, exploring 8 different scenes from Doctors 1 to 8 with humour and wit. The scenes used here are (in)famous throughout the fandom, and reading about them brought a knowing smile to my face. It's under a thousand words, so even if you're in a hurry, check it out. And if you like it, there is a sequel too!
[identity profile] choco-chick.livejournal.com
Next up is one of my favorite 'Scream of the Shalka' fics :)

Story: Negotiation
Author: Neveralarch
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 9297
Author's Summary: The Doctor, the Master, Alison, and a miserable muddy war.
Characters/Pairings: Alison Cheney, Reg!Doctor/Shalka!Master
Warnings: None

Recced because: If there had been a continuation of Reg!Nine's series this would've made a perfect episode. Allison acts like a proper companion, the Doctor and Master argue like a married couple and the Master plots behind the Doctor's back to save him from himself. The character's voices are so spot on that I could easily hear Derek Jacobi's voice when the Master spoke. 
ext_23799: (jacobi!master lurks in the tardis)
[identity profile] aralias.livejournal.com
Story: Verteidigungskrieg
Author: Von_Quixote
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 19,408 (thus far, in four chapters)
Author's Summary: After 'Scream of the Shalka, the Doctor's as-yet-unknown superiors send him, the Master and Alison to Passendale. It's July 1917, and there's something weird going on in no-man's-land.
Characters/Pairings: Shalka!Doctor, Alison, Shalka!Master, other canon character revealed later
Warnings: Explicit Violence (though I think this is debatable)

Recced because: Scream of the Shalka may have had many things wrong with it, but what it did have was a lovely snarky team TARDIS too seldom used in fanfic in this reviewers opinion. The dialogue in the show was great; the dialogue in 'Verteidigungskrieg' is great-er. Not that you really need to know 'Shalka' to read this - it landed us in much the same un-explained sort of scenario, though this one is more interesting, I think, and the story goes along at a better pace than the original (plus you don't have to look at the animation). This Doctor is a bit like Three and Six and a bit like Withnail, and everything he says is a joy. Most importantly in 'Verteidigungskrieg', there's always the read-on feeling that something very important is about to happen any minute now...

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[identity profile] fantasyjax.livejournal.com
Story: An Irksome Word and Task
Author: Cryptile
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 9529
Author's Summary: The stars are going out all over Creation, and he's at a Christmas party. In Lannet.
Characters/Pairings: Shalka!Nine, Alyson Cheney
Warnings: Swearing. Also creep.

Recced because: Very much a fic for the advanced class: it's freaky, it's scary, it's rambling and difficult to keep up with and it is overwhelming when the pieces finally click together and you really, truly realize what's going on. It's also, surprisingly, a very funny story, capturing Shalka!Nine's particular flavor of bitter, broken hilarity to perfection, and does not forget to carry Alyson from rather generic companion model to extremely much a person in her own right. If you're only ever going to read one Shalka fic, make it this one.

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Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

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