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Well, these two weeks have flown by and my reccing stint here on this lovely comm is now at an end. I didn't manage to post the maximum ten recs allowed by the new rules...this time, but hopefully there will be other opportunities. Before I sign off, then, and your next intrepid reccer takes over, I will leave you with this parting shot:

Story: What Dreams May Come
Author: Misato
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 393
Author's Summary: In his new beginning, the Doctor finds something he'd lost.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (11th), Unspecified Companion
Warnings: None

Recced because: Very shortly, we are going to be venturing into the unknown once again, with the demise of the current Doctor and the introduction of a new one. And during all of the excitement over the summer surrounding this impending event, I've found it amusing and informative to remind myself of some of the buzz surrounding the last time this happened. The wild press speculation on possible Doctor actors (and even some of the names suggested) was practically identical, then and now. And once the announcement was made, well I suppose Peter Capaldi is less of an unknown quantity than Matt Smith was to most of us back then, but still he's a versatile actor; we have no real way of knowing exactly what his Doctor is going to be like until we see him in action.

But we can speculate. As you may have noticed, there is already a Twelfth Doctor section over on the Teaspoon; it already has stories in it, even. And it makes me remember when fandom was in the same position with regard to the as-yet-unseen Eleven, all of the various versions of him that fluttered about in the fanfic space before The Eleventh Hour hit our screens and collapsed that particular superposition.

This fic is one of those speculations that I especially enjoyed at the time, and it still makes me smile fondly now. It stems from the announcement of Karen Gillan as the new companion (before we even knew Amy was called Amy) and the fact that she is Scottish. I recall, perhaps fancifully, the idea this fic is based around actually being discussed as a serious theory for a short while in online fandom. And as much as I enjoyed the Amy we got, a little piece of me still thinks "what if...?" This is also a very nicely-written fic that I hope you will all enjoy even as you wallow a little in Who nostalgia for those legendary days of 2009. Go on; read it, love it, leave some complimentary words for the author.

Oh, and the tone of the opening line does sound scarily like the real Eleven, if you ask me:

“Why are you still following me?! Didn’t I say to let me alone?”

And that's your lot from me for the time being. :)
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Story: Excerpt From the Physic’s Tale
Author: Apple Cameron
Rating: All ages
Word Count: Drabble
Author's Summary: A Chaucer excerpt you probably missed in school. (DW100)
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor, A Companion
Warnings: None. (Although it is written in Middle English.)

Recced because: I have only seven recs to make – not even one per Doctor, these days. Am I really going to ‘waste’ one on a drabble, a mere 100 words? The answer is, yes: drabbles can be as complete and perfect as any other type of story when they’re done well, and this one is.

It's filed in the Eighth Doctor section on the 'Spoon – but the true beauty of it is that it could be any Doctor, and any companion joining the pilgrimage, and it's left to the reader to decide.

So, why? It’s a crossover with Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales; it gets at the heart of the role of the Doctor and his companion(s) perfectly in very few words; there’s the proper authorly edge of amusement we find in the Tales, the Doctor namedrops; and it’s believably written in Middle English.
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Story: Mortal
Author: Booster
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 630
Author's Summary: What about those people swept up in the Doctor’s trail? People have a nasty habit of dying when he’s around. Set just before the end of Aliens of London.
Characters/Pairings: 9th Doctor, Unspecified companion
Warnings: None
Recced because: Booster is one of the best crossover authors. However, this story is Booster in non-crossover mode, showing us the human cost of the Doctor's adventures in a small vignette.

A small sample )

Rec: Faith

Jun. 11th, 2010 02:56 am
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Story: Faith
Author: whoisit
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 22981
Author's Summary: There is a prophecy surrounding Martha Jones' friend, Faith Wallace. Is she the Doctor's love of a lifetime?
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th), Unspecified Companion
Warnings: none

Recced because: Sometimes I don’t think the Doctor should be paired with one of his companions because they too in aw of him or I think he has the need to show off to keep them with him. So every now and then I like having someone that is not a companion be his love interest. I also like seeing the Doctor do domestic. This fic and sequels show him doing domestic and enjoying it. He has a job, a hobby, friends that aren’t former companions, the dreaded mortgage, and children. There a couple shorts that are just so sweet and funny involving his children. I just love them.
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Story: Dancing on the Head of a Pin
Author: Whovian42
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 603
Author's Summary:
A prose-y day in the life of the Doctor in sudden short story form.

Characters/Pairings: Unspecified Doctor and Companion
Warnings: None

Recced because: Today’s selection proves the adage that good things come in small packages.  This is a lovely portrayal of the nature of the relationship between the Doctor and a companion.  The author doesn’t really specify which doctor or companion, so you are free to insert the pair of your choice.  I like one of the lines in this so much I added it as a favorite quote on my Facebook page.  See if you can guess which line!


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Hello! I'm [personal profile] dbskyler, and I'll be your reccer for the week. I'll be bringing you a mix of recs -- New Who and Classic, gen and shippy, funny and fluffy and dark. I hope you find in these recs at least one new story you enjoy.

Story: The Utterly Non-Committal, Generic, All-Purpose Eleventh Doctor Story
Author: Magnus Greel
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 474
Author's Summary: Some things of some sort happen to a Doctor we don't know yet, and Unspecified Companion. They suffer greatly at the hands of some old enemy or historical figure or maybe a vacuum cleaner with a faulty wire causing it to blow up and emperil the universe. It's hard to say.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Unspecified Companion
Warnings: None

Recced because: As the author says in the author's notes, "Writing for a Doctor we know nothing about yet poses certain difficulties." This story unabashedly plays it safe by simultaneously including every possible alternative in a brief but hilarious look at a future Eleventh Doctor adventure. What makes this fic so brilliant, though, is that in among the extremely funny "let's-cover-all-the-possibilities" jokes are some very specific predictions for the Doctor Who tropes we all know and love, and will definitely be seeing in the future!

here, have a taste )

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