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Sorry it's been so long between recs, I've been recovering from a nasty case of the flu.

Story: Welcome to the House!
Author: Masterpwn
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 31896
Author's Summary: Multiple people who have never met each other are selected by a secret organization for unknown reasons and forced to survive in the most terrible place they have ever been in full of traps and monsters. It will take their best to stay alive and find out the truth, but the house will try everything to kill them. Is escape even possible? Will anyone even survive this? 10 go in, 1 comes out... Or so they say.
Characters/Pairing: Amy Pond, Clara Oswald, Donna Noble, Rose Tyler, River Song, Martha Jones, Rory Williams, the 9th Doctor, the 10th Doctor, the 11th Doctor
Warnings: Explicit violence, swearing, several major character deaths

As I've said before, I love a good AU, and this story fits the bill. Perhaps my favorite thing about it though is that we get a whole mess of characters who never got a chance to interact in canon working together towards a common goal. This story is full of surprises, twists, and turns-I never knew what to expect next, which is part of why I loved it so much. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
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Story: 45 for a Moment
Author: EllyF
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 645
Author's Summary: We move on, even when we don't want to.
Characters/Pairing:Eleventh Doctor, Donna Noble, Shaun Temple
Warnings: None

The Doctor doesn't deal with loss easily. We saw that in the aftermath of Doomsday, and again after Journey's End. By all accounts, you could say Ten went a bit off the rails after he lost Donna, and while it's never really talked about in explicit detail in canon, I imagine that what happened to her would be the sort of thing to haunt him, and that he would need to reassure himself that she's okay. This short little ficlet explores that idea, as Eleven sneaks a peek at Donna and her family on her 45th birthday. Hold on to your feels!
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Story: the sacrament of penance
Author: lyricalprose
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1442
Author's Summary: (Broadchurch crossover). Hardy is not officially a missing person. Yet.
Characters/Pairing: Alec Hardy (Ten) & Ellie Miller
Warnings: Swearing

It's a pity there's only a handful of DW/BC crossovers on the Teaspoon, and this is just one of several that combines the best of both worlds-Hardy is really a chameleon arched Ten. For such a short fic, it's very evocative, giving us snapshots of both Ellie and Ten/Hardy's thoughts and dreams (of Rose and of beaches). It does end on a bit of a cliffhanger-I'm hoping eventually the author will write more. If you like Broadchurch, this is a must read.
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Hello again! It's my first time reccing in a while, and I signed up specifically because I wanted to gush about this story. Without further ado...

Story: A Ghost Story
Author: Kelkat9
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 76054
Author's Summary: Stressed-out post grad maths and computer science student Rose Tyler moves into a house with a reputation for being haunted. She scoffs at the things at first as she has her own issues with her personal life and school. Soon, she can’t ignore or logically explain what’s happening. Her inner scientist is intrigued and she starts to investigate. The more she investigates, the more things happen and she becomes obsessed with solving the mystery of the house and the disappearance of one Dr. James McCrimmon who vanished mysteriously in 1968.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, other DW characters
Warnings: Explicit sex, swearing

I've recced Kelkat9's stuff before, and I'll probably do it again, because I love a good Ten/Rose AU, and no one writes them finer than she. This story is exactly what it says on the tin-a ghost story/haunted house story, and it's deliciously creepy. I don't recommend reading at night, unless you want to make yourself jumpy and uneasy. This is more than just a ghost story, though, it's a mystery and a love story, too, and all the various plots weave together beautifully. Trust me, you want to find out what happened to Dr. James McCrimmon. Even though I know how it ends, I've reread this story 3 or 4 times because it's just so perfect.
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Story: Should I Stay
Author: valforeverblue
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 41703
Author’s Summary: So many years have passed since she was left behind with a clone of the man she loved. Desperate to return home, Rose Tyler was ready to do whatever it takes to make that happen. But something unexpected happens. She suddenly finds herself back in her own universe on a beach that resembles the very one she was visiting. And there, standing a short distance from her, was the Doctor.
Characters/Pairing:11th Doctor, Rose Tyler, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Brian, Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: It doesn’t let the Doctor off the hook for just leaving Rose and the Metacrisis at Bad Wolf Bay without considering whether that was what they wanted, too. It tells a heartbreaking story of what happened to Rose and her family after the Doctor left them there, and how she comes to find him again, albeit in a different body than the one she knew him in. It also gives an interesting look into what Amy and Rory think of this newcomer to their group, and how they feel about her relationship with the Doctor as it relates to River Song.
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Story: Spare Parts 'Verse
Author: Fogsblue
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 8888
Author's Summary: Rose and some other companions meet an interesting quirk of Time Lord biology.
Characters/Pairing: 9th Doctor, 10th Doctor, 11th Doctor, the Master (Simm), Rose Tyler, Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Reinette
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because: This is crackfic at its most delicious. There are plenty of fics that deal with the differences between Time Lord and human biology, and this one deals with-you guessed it-a certain talking part of the Doctor's anatomy and the hilarity that ensues when his companions encounter it. Scottish accents...they're not just for Time Lords anymore!
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Story: Beyond the Veil
Author: AceOnGallifrey
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1827
Author’s Summary: The Tenth Doctor discovers that his song isn't ending: it's just leaving to join in a greater melody, above and beyond death itself. Oneshot of various pairings and much joy.
Characters/Pairing: 1st Doctor and Susan Foreman, 2nd Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon, 3rd Doctor and Jo Grant, 4th Doctor and Romana, 5th Doctor and Vislor Turlough, 6th Doctor and Peri Brown, 7th Doctor and Ace McShane, 8th Doctor and Grace Holloway, 9th Doctor and Rose Tyler, 10th Doctor and Donna Noble, 11th Doctor and River Song, 12th Doctor and Michael, 13th Doctor and Inez
Warnings: Just for feels, folks.

Recced because: An interesting look at Time Lord afterlife. What happens to the Doctor we know and love when he regenerates? AceOnGallifrey posits the lovely theory of Timeheart and what it’s like, and if you’re not trickling a tear or two by the time you’re done reading it, then I’d be surprised.
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Story: Notice the Bumblebee
Author: ciccigreen
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2991
Author’s Summary: After a while, the Doctor notices certain oddities in Donna's behavior. Like how she always does the dishes and never truly talks about herself.
Characters/Pairings: 10th Doctor and Donna Noble
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is one of my favorite ships, and one of my favorite character introspection/insight stories. Ciccigreen has recced here before, but no one has recced her stuff and I think she writes brilliant Donna Noble stories, in spite of her own protests that she thinks Donna is a difficult character to write. This story gives a wonderful and insightful look into Donna’s character and why she is the way she is with the Doctor (and people in general). It’s funny, a bit romantic, and all around heart warming.
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Hello again folks! Feels like I only recently recced, but I hope you don't mind having me again ;-) . My repetoire is mostly NuWho, but a few classics thrown in as well. My first recc is one I just finished reading, and I was absolutely hooked when she updating! You get it all in one shot though, so I hope you enjoy.

Story: Heeled
Author: Jellyneau
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 105192
Author's Summary: There he was. The 'Oncoming Storm'... caught, caged, and clad only in his pants... reduced to trying to look adorable enough to adopt in an effort to gain his freedom. But adoption isn’t the ticket to freedom the Doctor hoped it would be, and he discovers that if he wants to obtain it, he will will have to make some decisions that could easily change not only his and Rose’s lives, but the lives of all those on an entire planet as well.
Characters/Pairing:10th Doctor and Rose Tyler
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because: The story line and character development is just incredible, and it's all written around the idea that our pets are actually sentient creatures (and maybe they aren't always happy about the arrangements, as in the Doctor and Rose's case being captured against their will). Jellyneau has created a complex world of characters and creatures (the Danarians) with a culture and society all of their own. It’s totally fascinating, and almost feels like it could be a serial in NuWho, but in addition to that we get the blossoming love story of the Doctor and Rose as well, which adds a whole other dimension to the story. It’s so well-written, it’s addictive! You’ll be clicking next chapter, next chapter, next chapter and be done before you even know it.
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This will be my final rec this week. Hopefully, you enjoyed at least a few of them. ;-) Now that I'm surrounded by snow, I can't help but think of Christmas and how we only have 10 more days until 11 regenerates...

Story: How the Doctor Stole Christmas
Author: Endelda
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1237
Author's Summary: But the Doctor, who lived in the TARDIS, did not.
Characters/Pairings: 10th Doctor and Rose Tyler
Warnings: Please DO NOT warn for slash or het.

Recced because: It's silly and sexy and festive, and if anyone had a reason to dislike Christmas, I'd say it's the Doctor. Christmas never seems to go so well for him, but at least in this version he gets a happy ending, with no hand choppings or ship crashings to get in the way.

Happy Whomas to all, and to all a good night!
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Story: They Taste Better on Tuesdays
Author: PhoenixDragon
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1442
Author's Summary: Astounding. The man seemed to be familiar with him, but funnily enough, he couldn’t place the intruder at all. And he was very good with faces. It was something he prided himself on – after all, he’d had a few himself.
Characters/Pairings: 4th Doctor, and one surprise NuWho guest
Warnings: None

Recced because: I guess seeing old Tom Baker in the 50th got me nostalgic for the 4th Doctor. PhoenixDragon has been recced here before, and with good reason-her stuff is well-written, engaging, and humorous, and this story is no exception. The Doctor gets a surprise visit on the TARDIS, and we get to watch the hilarity unfold as he tries to figure out how exactly this guy knows him. Maybe grab some jelly babies, if you have them. Save the yellow ones for Tuesday, though. On that day, they're the Doctor's favorite. ;-)
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Story: A Hairy Situation
Author: Katherine_b
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2708
Author's Summary: A disaster strikes the Doctor. Donna isn't helping.
Characters/Pairings: 10th Doctor and Donna Noble
Warnings: None

Recced because: There's only a handful of recs for this pairing (and by that I mean less than 20, which is not enough. TEAM DONNA NOBLE FOREVER!), and it happens to be one of my all time favorite ships. Katherine_b has written loads of lovely stories featuring the Doctor and Donna, some romantic in nature, some not. This is one of the latter, even though I quite enjoy the former. I think perhaps my favorite thing about this story as that it captures the familiar (and humorous) dynamic between the Doctor and Donna very well, and it's hilarious and heart warming. The Doctor discovers he has a gray hair. You don't have to imagine what happens next, because you can read it instead. ;-)
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Story: Fifty Shades of Skaro
Author: Kelkat9
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1939
Author's Summary:In the episode "Dalek," the Dalek downloaded the internet. All of the internet with everything that entails from science to entertainment to, ahem, more adult pursuits. It gave the Dalek thoughts.
Characters/Pairings: 9th Doctor, Rose Tyler, a Dalek
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because:I've never read 50 Shades of Grey. I refuse to on the principle that I can read smutty fanfiction online for free, and it will feature the Doctor and Rose or Donna or Romana, etc... instead of...you get the point. My name is doctorxdonna, and I'm a crackficaholic... 50 Shades fans and crackfic lovers alike can hopefully raise a few eyebrows and have a few laughs together here. Kelkat9 writes lots of funny, crackficy stuff, and this is just one of many. Enjoy. };-)
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Story: Closed
Author: A_Who_in_Whoville
Rating: Adult
Word Count:103773
Author's Summary: The breach between universes is permanently closed. After a horrific accident, Rose Tyler decides to re-create herself. Broadchurch is as good a place as any to start afresh. Crossover with Broadchurch.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Jake Simmonds, 10th Doctor/DI Alex Hardy, Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler
Warnings: Explicit sex, and a canon character death early on.

Recced because: Since the first series of the show has finished, there have been a lot more Doctor Who/Broadchurch crossover fics popping up. Closed is one of the first, and IMHO, one of the best as well. It's not a reunion fic though, and the 10th Doctor only ever appears in Rose's dreams and memories. Rather, she finds solace in a world where she and the Doctor never reunite in a man who shares his face: DI Alec Hardy. It's a really well done story, and you'll be rooting for Rose and Alec the whole time, so you won't get a chance to be disappointed that there is no actual 10 in it. Plus, we get lots of Jake Simmonds, who is an awesome and underused character. I read this fic as it was being updated, and was on tenterhooks waiting for her to update chapters. You're lucky enough to get it all in one shot! Enjoy. :)
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Story: Hello, Goodnight
Author: myprvvalentine
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 800
Author's Summary: There will be no grand goodbye tour this time. Who would he say goodbye to? Most of them are gone, lost to time and space. But the TARDIS has plans of her own, and the Doctor finds there are people left in the world to say goodbye to.
Characters/Pairings: 11th Doctor, Alfie Owens
Warnings: None. Just watch out for the feels again!

Recced because: The 10th Doctor's swan song was pretty damn sad, but this makes an even sadder point: 11 pretty much has no one he can say goodbye to, they're all dead or lost in time. Except for the son of Craig and Sophie Owens. Bittersweet snapshot of two characters getting a chance to interact in a way that they never did in canon. Bonus for the Doctor that this is someone's life that he directly influenced without destroying.
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Story: Winner Takes All
Author: LN29
Rating: Teen
Word Count:205,464
Author's Summary:A man with two hearts wakes up in an underground cavern with absolutely no memory of who he is or how he got there. Or who the nine strangers with him are. But what starts as a search for answers and identity rapidly turns to a fight for their very survival as the true stakes of the twisted game are revealed, and a surprising connection is forged.
Characters/Pairings: 10th Doctor, Rose Tyler, other canon characters
Warnings: According to the author none, but there are some emotional (and sometimes violent) character deaths. So I'll warn for feels, just in case. And some violence.

Recced because: it's one hell of a wild ride, and one I'd take again and again. This was one of the very first fics I read when I first joined the Teaspoon, and I fell completely in love with it. I think if Suzanne Collins and Russel T. Davies had a little fanfiction lovechild, it would be this story. LN29 weaves a tale so vivid and complex, you will be sad to see it end at a mere 205,464 words. The beauty of the story is that it's so well done, you could have little to no background knowledge of Doctor Who and still be captivated. That we as the reader recognize who the individual characters are though makes it that much more exciting. I have a soft spot in my heart(s?) for this fic, I hope you'll find a place for it in your own.
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Story: Does the Doctor Know Where His Towel Is?
Author: Astro Girl
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 623
Author's Summary: Nowhere in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's entry on the Doctor is there any mention of towels. This fact has more significant consequences than you might imagine.
Characters/Pairings: None, technically.
Warnings: None

Recced because: I don't know about you, but I usually prefer to have my Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters with a side of crossover fic. A brief and humorous nod to the most famous work of late and great former Who writer Douglas Adams'. Probably still funny if you haven't read The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy, but I strongly recommend doing that if you haven't already. If anything, it will make the Doctor's hatred of 'funny robots' that much more entertaining for you. ;-) Astro Girl does a good job of capturing the spirit and mood of both Hitchhiker's Guide and DW.
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Story: So, 11 Doctors Walk Into A Bar
Author: enchantment
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2873
Author's Summary: The First Doctor takes Susan out to celebrate her birthday. When he steps away, Jack Harkness introduces himself and attempts to make Susan his next conquest. It's up to the other ten Doctors to make sure that he doesn't succeed.
Characters/Pairings: 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, 4th Doctor, 5th Doctor, 6th Doctor, 7th Doctor, 8th Doctor, 9th Doctor, 10th Doctor, 11th Doctor, Jack Harkness, Susan Foreman
Warnings: None

Recced because: I had a bad day and needed a laugh, and this one never fails to put a smile on my face. This one is witty and endearing, in a what-it-says-on-the-tin sort of way, and enchantment does a good job capturing the personality and mannerisms of each individual Doctor. It left me in stitches the first time I read it, hopefully it will do the same for you. :)
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Bonsoir, Calufrax! [livejournal.com profile] doctorxdonna here (RoseByAnyOtherName on Teaspoon), I'm another one who encountered the Doctor through new Who, but I've been loving 'getting to know' him and his past though through the 1-8 stories that crop up here on Calufrax. I really and truly did mean to get to this recc yesterday, but I'm a retail manager and spent most of my time rocking back and forth in disbelief that I survived Black Friday weekend. Now I'm still riding the leftover high from the 50th Anniversary special, so I bring you this little gem from an author who'd never been recced here before. Enjoy!

Story: 5 Minutes Before the Wedding
Author: naiad8
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 715
Author's Summary: A conversation between the Doctor and the woman he's about to marry. She has her reasons.
Characters/Pairings: 10th Doctor and Queen Elizabeth I
Warnings: None

Recced because: How I wish the anniversary had played out a little more like naiad8's version of the story. History tends to speak of Queen Elizabeth I as a brilliant, pragmatic, and analytical woman, and I was a little sad to see them treat her a bit like just another girl with a crush. Here, Elizabeth reveals that her reasons for choosing to marry the Doctor when she'd eschewed so many suitors before him are motivated almost entirely by logic.


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May 2017