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Story: Our Own Brand of Domesticity
Author: DQBunny
Rating: R
Wordcount: 2063
Author's Summary: River Song would never be the Martha Stewart of the 51st century. Actually, she's quite convinced her cleaning crew has put a hit out on her. It really would explain so much.
Characters/Parirings: Eleven/River

An outrageous alien encounter, snappy sexy banter, and and affronted TARDIS = a scene of madcap domesticity between the Doctor and River Song. In honor of the finale!
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Story: Sealed With a Kiss
Author: PhoenixDragon
Rating: G
Word Count: 1390
Author's Summary: Just 31 minutes in which to clean up whatever mess he could - as he would be dead one minute after.

Recced because: This is a look behind the scenes in the Doctor's mind as he comes to grips with his imminent death in Let's Kill Hitler. The Doctor's thought processes are difficult to map out, but PhoenixDragon does a great job of capturing Eleven's near-death stream-of-consciousness. The Doctor's bravery in that episode impressed me, and this is a lovely counterpoint to it. Enjoy!
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In celebration of the upcoming S6 finale, most of my fics are going to have an Eleventh Doctor slant to them -- I'd like to highlight some of the great work that's being done with Eleventy & Co.!

Story: Control
Author: Musedepandora
Rating: PG
Word Count: 3830
Author's Summary: There seemed to be no way out. There seemed to be no other option. Yet, the Doctor had to believe he always had a choice. So River gave him one.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven/River; Amy/Rory

Recced because: This is one of my go-to fics (why yes, there's a copy on my kindle). It's clever - sharp-as-a-tack clever. Like the very best of Doctor Who (professional or amateur) it careens wildly between hilarity, edge-of-your-seat action, pathos, and triumph.
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Hello! I'm [livejournal.com profile] avarill and am offering recommendations this week.

Story: Sexy Dresses
Author: lyricwritesprose
Rating: G
Word Count: 1273
Author's Summary: There is a reason why the Doctor has never had all that much luck repairing the chameleon circuit.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (1st), The Doctor (unspecified), Susan Foreman and The TARDIS.

Recced because:

After The Doctor's Wife I can't get enough of good TARDIS-pov fic, and this is one of the best I've read. Lyricwritesprose perfectly captures the TARDIS's voice, as portrayed by Idris.

(ETA: Thanks Pers! :: Facepalm:: )
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Story: Paradox Loop
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lizbee
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3544
Author's Summary: He's seen her from childhood, but he doesn't know her name.
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, Romana, Susan
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: This one made my eyes mist over and blew my mind at the same time. It's a nifty temporal paradox, a desperate love story, a look at the Doctor when he was young, and a tidy solution to some interesting continuity puzzles all at the same time.
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Story: But Broken Lights
Author: rosa_acicularis
Rating: PG
Word Count: 34162
Author's Summary: "I thought you and me were...I obviously got it wrong." Rose and the Doctor after The Age of Steel.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose
Warnings: None

Recced because: Let me first say that I don't ship Ten/Rose -- but I do appreciate good fic in general. Considering how many Ten/Rose fics have been recced here, I was astonished that this wasn't one of them and it really deserves to be. For my money, rosa_acicularis writes the best Rose in the business, and this story is exceptionally well-written. It's heartbreaking and hopeful, and basically about the immense gulf that can exist between two people who understand one another perfectly but just can't seem to communicate.

Oh, and did I mention the fire-breathing manatee?
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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.
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Story:Loves Them All
Author: witchofthedesk
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1685
Author's Summary: Three/Sarah. Not long after seeing the Doctor again at Deffrey Vale School, who should turn up?
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor/Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: none

Recced because: A fun take on the 'Loves Them All' idea. Plus, I couldn't resist older Sarah meeting younger Doctor.
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Story: Five Time Jenny Met One of the Doctor's Companions
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Rating: G
Word Count: 1145
Author's Summary: Jenny saves some civilisations, does a lot of running and meets some of the Doctor's old friends.
Characters/Pairings: Mel Bush, Mickey Smith, Romana II, Sarah Jane Smith, Tegan Jovanka, Jenny
Warnings: None

Recced because: A fun exploration of Jenny's love of life and her innocence as she learns about her father from the people who know him best.
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Story: First Love
Author: rickmaniac101
Rating: G
Word Count: 915
Author's Summary: You never forget your first love. The Doctor is no different. Set pre-series.
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: Rickmaniac101 captures the essence of the Doctor as a young man -- his enthusiasm and sheer child-like glee at discovering a new world and being entranced by its inhabitants.


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