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Title: Head Over Heels
Author: Glinda
Rating: all ages
Word count: 1773
Characters/pairings: Clyde Langer/Dodo Chaplet
Author's summary: Holding hands, skipping stones and fighting aliens, who says romance is dead?
Warnings: none

Recced because: The random pairing generator can give us some truly cracky ideas that make for deliciously ridiculous crack!fic, but sometimes it also gives us cracky ideas that actually end up being weirdly plausible. This is just such a one. While it would never have occurred to me (or probably anyone) that Clyde Langer & Dodo Chaplet could make a good couple, in the infinite possibility of the vast timey-wimey Whoniverse, who’s to say that if Clyde travelled back in time & got stuck there for a while, he might not have met & hit it off with a nice young lady who knew as much about aliens as he did? This is a clever, breezy, yet truly touching story that makes this random pairing make sense, and bestows on Dodo the happier fate that she deserves as well. Go read it, and then you can win bets with your friends when you tell them, “yes, there is Dodo/Clyde fic, and it’s not even crack! Yes, for real! Bet you a fiver I’m telling the truth…” ;D
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Story: The Real Mother Goose
Author: [ profile] livii
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 4,465
Author's Summary: Amy Pond has lost her baby girl. She has a week to find her.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Amy Pond, Anji Kapoor, Dodo Chaplet, Mel Bush, Nyssa, Polly Wright, River Song, Rory Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: An alternative take on a 'A Good Man Goes to War', in which Amy uses River's Vortex Manipulator and goes on a bittersweet journey to find her daughter - and meets some of the Doctor's old companions along the way...
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Thank you to everyone here at Calufrax - I leave you with one last rec to finish off my week here and sincerely hope you've all found at least one new story in this collection to fill your imaginations and bring some pleasure to your days. Let's do it again sometime, shall we? Hm? Hmm?

StoryFuture’s Past
AuthorGary Merchant
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,043
Author’s Summary: The Doctor introduces Dodo to the Time Space Visualiser - both receive unexpected surprises.
Characters/Pairings: the First Doctor, Dodo Chaplet, reference to Steven
Warnings: None

Recced because: Dodo is so rarely seen in fic, much less given positive treatment and I’ve always had a soft spot for the First Doctor, they both deserve more attention.  Gary Merchant was one of the first writers I came across back when I discovered the existence of this marvelous world called ‘whofic’ and I suppose it is well it was someone of such quality!  Often working in a partnership with friends, he is a writer with a wonderful knack for spotlighting neglected minor characters, small moments and subtle turning points in the development of characters and plots.  Any reader delving into his extensive works will find several well-crafted treasures there that are a pleasure to read.

This particular short story is relatively light and somewhat introspective, crowned with a surprise cameo and an excellent subtle joke for those familiar with the long term history of the show and its popular promotion.  I won’t give it away, go read and see what I mean.

clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (Default)
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Greetings! I'm Clocketpatch and I will be your assigned reccer for the week. Most of the stories I've picked out already are a trifle on the long side and I do apologise in advance. I'll try to get some shorter ones in as well for those who enjoy having tales which they can read and digest over a lunch break.

Story: Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey (Book I: Exile)
Author: I Walk In Eternity
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 33280
Author's Summary: “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect… but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly…. timey-wimey…. stuff.” (The 10th Doctor, ‘Blink’) An adventure spanning all of the Doctor's lives begins with a series of vignettes from the eras of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Doctors. May they rest in peace.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright, Ben Jackson, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Dodo Chaplet, Ian Chesterton, Jack Harkness, Jamie McCrimmon, Jo Grant, John Benton, Liz Shaw, Martha Jones, Omega, Polly Wright, Romana (author created), Susan Foreman, The Autons, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: Some swearing

Recced because:
For my first rec of the week I wanted to start at the beginning, literally. Using the simple, yet brilliant, premise of a diary bequeathed from companion to companion, this story follows the life of the Doctor and those many companions, allies, and enemies who have been swept into the whirl-wind of his existence. The plot is, in some ways, straight-forward, but at the same time it is very, well, I guess the scientific term is “wibbly-wobbly”, as it darts from past to present. This is, really, a love song to the show. Every character from Jack, to the Brig, to Ben and Polly, to the Doctor himself(s), is perfectly voiced and painted with the palate of an author who is both a very talented writer and a very devoted fan. There are continuity references galore for those who like them, though the story should still be a good romp for someone who has only basic knowledge. There's a mystery as well!
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Story: Wipe the Sleep Out of My Eyes
Author: Bagheera
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2498
Author's Summary: Dodo Chaplet tries to be normal for forty-one years.
Characters/Pairings: Dodo Chaplet, Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Polly Wright, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This story is magical. Dodo got shafted in the series and she REALLY got shafted in the extended universe. This story takes a look at what might have happened to Dodo in her post-TARDIS years and manages to make the character more real, more heartbreaking, but in the end more hopeful than I would have thought possible. The language, the interweaving of events from different eras, it's all beautiful. I can't recommend this story highly enough.

a small taste... )
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Story: Not Quite Grammatical
Author: shinyjenni
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1247
Author's Summary: Stumbling into renegade Time Lords’ TARDISes is becoming something of a habit for Dodo.
Characters/Pairings: Dodo Chaplet, Iris Wildthyme
Warnings: None

Recced because: Poor Dodo is even more woefully unrepresented in fanfiction than Susan, which is saying something. Here she gets another chance at the universe, in even less conventional company than the last time. Which is also saying something. If you've not met Iris Wildthyme, she's a Time Lady of even more insanity and reckless behavior than the Doctor. This story is a great introduction to her in all her multi-colored, surprisingly kind, frizzy-haired, packrat glory.

Sample! )
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Story: Fall Fast, Fall Free (Fall With Me)
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1115
Author's Summary: The stories they tell are not true; it travels in time as well as space. Steven and Dodo, and what wasn't.
Characters/Pairings: Dodo Chaplet, Steven Taylor, The Doctor (1st)
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a beautifully written look at some characters who don't get nearly enough fic about them. The writing is incredibly lyrical and precise, with not a word wasted or out of place. The characterisation of Steven is particularly good. The sweetness of the first section is balanced but not compromised by Steven's realisation in the second, which gives the story a real edge. It's a story that stays with you.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017