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Story: Ink Smears, As Thoughts Sometimes Do
Author: kiwimouse
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 12998 as of this posting
Author's Summary: A collection of drabbles and random scenelets, offered in no particular order, for your perusing pleasure!
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Jack Harkness, Romana I, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (3rd), The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (7th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th), The TARDIS
Warnings: Implied Sex

Recced because: Each chapter is a little ficlet, and they are all simply beautiful. It's a wonderful collection of character studies, covering a goodly chunk of Who canon, and they are all bound together by a playful melancholy that is very moving. It's sprinkled throughout with literary references, quite often with the Doctor making obscure but fantastic quotes. I can easily see most of these as being cut scenes from various episodes (a couple of them are, most of them aren't). Additionally, it's a great view of the Doctor's main personality, outside of the quirks of regeneration.
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Series: The Way of Things
Author: shrak
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 193637 for the first story in the series, 2500-11000 words for the remaining stories
Author's Summary: A post-Doomsday story, set in the Alt!Verse. It's been over three years since Rose and the Doctor said goodbye. What happens when she not only meets his doppelganger, but has to work with him? A Blackpool/Doctor Who crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler, Jake Simmonds, Peter Carlisle, DC Penington, OC's
Warnings: Graphic sex, violence

Recced because: This entire series is just completely, utterly epic and enthralling. I like the idea of Rose getting on with her life, and then getting hit upside the head by the fact that just because there's no Doctor in her new universe, that doesn't mean there isn't someone eerily like him, and all of the drama such a discovery could cause. Add in a compelling Torchwood-style murder mystery, and some extremely well-written OC's (I haven't seen Blackpool yet, but I really want to after reading this), and it's hard not to be sucked in to this AU. The length of the stories can be a bit daunting, but it's worth the time involved in the read.
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Story: Simmer Dim
Author: Joely Jo
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 45849
Author's Summary: With the events of Doomsday just a distant memory, Rose Tyler and Mickey Smith make a discovery that they cannot leave alone. But what they find will take Rose on a journey she never expected. Will she come to terms with what she’s faced with, or will the carefully constructed life she’s built for herself come crashing down?
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, Mickey, OC's
Warnings: Graphic Sex

Recced because: This is one of the few twists on the concepts in Human Nature that I really, truly enjoyed. Instead of simply plopping Rose into the middle of events on screen, this story poses a very plausible 'what if?', where the Doctor's attempt to get back to Rose goes horribly wrong. Even the mechanics of his becoming John Smith are more believable than in the series--the result of trauma rather than technology. It's epic, and heartbreaking, and ultimately one of the most finely crafted AU's I've run across since discovering the fandom.
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Story: The Universe in Gallifreyan
Author: northernMagic
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1056
Author's Summary: a melody of cyclic harmonies and undulating words and an aeolian voice that whispered of the North-
(Not quite what she thought the writing on the sticky notes would sound like, but it's good enough for Rose.)
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose
Warnings: None

Recced because: I have trouble describing this fic, other than to say it's absolutely beautiful. The author does an incredible job describing what spoken Gallifreyan might sound like, using language that is vivid yet precise, including quite a few references to advanced mathematical and musical theory. Instead of becoming bogged down in terminology, though, it's sad, and evocative, and poignant. Plus, the English translation of the poem the Doctor is reciting is just gorgeous; simple and moving.

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Story: Ko-herance
Author: Fayth
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4670
Author's Summary: Only an idiot doesn't have the sense to come in out of the rain. Tenth Doctor with rambling fever and slightly less coheranr than usual. Enjoy.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose
Warnings: None.

Recced because: This made me giggle. Endlessly. I have the urge to laugh even *thinking* about this fic. It's fluffy, and happy, and so very in character. It also does a very good job of pointing out the Doctor's alien-ness with a vivid portrayal of a Time Lord's autoimmune response, and his response when asked about it is too cute: “Alien phys–physsi–fizzy-logy!” ... “Burning, on fire. Put me out, lotsa water, fizz. Fizz for fizz-ology.”
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Story: Sonnets Writ in Skin
Author: Aenaria
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2731
Author's Summary: He writes on Rose’s skin in Gallifreyan, the looping, swirling, interlocking patterns inked onto her flesh, preserving their story for the years to come.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (9th), Rose/Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: The story is by turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, and is held together with a lyrical writing style that is incredibly vivid and poetic. The whole story is told in a series of vignettes that link the Doctor and Rose together through a tradition that becomes almost a character in and of itself. It's the beginning of a series, but this one shot is the one I keep coming back to for a re-read. Also, the author quotes Shakespeare, and manages to not have it be hokey, which is an automatic plus in my book.


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Story: The Unsexy Sex
Author: Spastasmagoria
Rating: None Listed, assume Teen
Word Count: 1166
Author's Summary: A story in which Rose fakes many orgasms.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, OC's
Warnings: Frank discussion of sexual matters.

Recced because: This is quite possibly one of the best pieces of crack!fic to come from this fandom. Not only does it deal well (and believably) with the concept of the Doctor and Rose having a child, but it displays a great deal of in-character humor about the situation. The entire fic is incredibly quotable, a series of snappy one-liners that mesh as a whole in a way that doesn't seem forced. It's a quick, light, fun bit of fluff, and I've wound up reading it a good dozen times when I've been in need of a pick-me-up.

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May 2017