ext_7829: (Doctor Who -- Rose/Jack)
[identity profile] gwynevere1.livejournal.com
Story: A Public Spectacle
Author: wmr @ Teaspoon / [livejournal.com profile] wendymr @ LJ
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1,890
Author's Summary: Judging by the Doctor’s expression, he could be facing a choice between mating with a pit of snakes and shagging Jack - and the snakes seem to be winning.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: When I first read this on wmr's LJ, I commented that Team TARDIS must have landed on the Planet of the Fangirls. At least, that's the only explanation I can think of for a culture that requires the Doctor and (still mortal) Jack to have sex in public or face execution.

The boys' dialogue is spot-on, especially the Doctor's list of fates-worse-than-death-but-still-better-than-public-sex-with-Jack. In addition, I love how Jack's mind works in this fic (or, more specifically, how [livejournal.com profile] wendymr works Jack's mind):
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Also, only Jack would think the solution to ending an argument is a good snog.
ext_7829: (Doctor Who -- Jack/Rose)
[identity profile] gwynevere1.livejournal.com
Story: Cheating Time
Author: Gillian Taylor ([livejournal.com profile] dark_aegis @ LJ) and wmr ([livejournal.com profile] wendymr @ LJ)
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 36,414
Author's Summary: He's saved the universe over and over again. He's lost everything, including his own race. Doesn't the universe owe him something in return?
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler/Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: Ten attempts to get Rose back by taking her from himself pre-"Doomsday." Needless to say, this will all end in tears. Gillian Taylor and wmr create a fascinating, believable alternate reality dealing with the aftermath of Ten's decision--and their ultimate solution for rewriting the timeline *and* solving both the "Doomsday" dilemma and the problems caused by Ten's selfish mistake is jaw-droppingly brilliant.
ext_7829: (Doctor Who -- Jack "Fantastic")
[identity profile] gwynevere1.livejournal.com
Story: Timelines and All That
Author: Sun @ Teaspoon / [livejournal.com profile] sunstar77 @ LJ
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 4,408
Author's Summary: "I went back to her estate, in the 90s. Just once or twice. Watched her grow up. Never said hello, timelines and all that." What if Jack lied to the Doctor when he said that? What if he did say hello, just once?
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness/Rose Tyler
Warnings: Explicit Sex

Recced because: Bit of background here: This fanfic is actually a redo of an earlier version. While I liked the original's superb characterizations and the sizzling hot porn, wmr and a couple other readers pointed out a logic flaw in the ending of the original story--and I had to agree with them.
Unlike some lesser fic writers, [livejournal.com profile] sunstar77 did not throw a hissy fit at the constructive criticism but took it into account and came up with this superior version. Like the first draft, this rewrite maintains the wonderful interactions between Jack and Rose and the way the narrative tone changes from burning hot porn (still there) to melancholy regret at the end. Now, this fic is my favorite one-shot Whoniverse story.
ext_7829: (Doctor Who)
[identity profile] gwynevere1.livejournal.com
Story: We'll Always Have... You Know
Author: nostalgia @ Teaspoon / [livejournal.com profile] nostalgia_lj @ LJ
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1,824
Author's Summary: Inexplicably in love with Donna, the Doctor decides to relive that honeymoon he had with Romana. It goes as well as you'd expect.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Donna Noble, Martha Jones
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: Nostalgia's crack!fic is the cure-all for everything that's wrong with the universe. I'm convinced of it. At the very least, if [livejournal.com profile] nostalgia_lj's fanfic doesn't solve all that's wrong with the universe, it's the cure-all for everything that's wrong with New Who.

In this fic, the Tenth Doctor realizes that he's in love with Donna while in the shower (yes, like that); calls Martha for advice on seducing human women; concludes that Martha may not have been serious when she suggested "lead her on with mixed signals while making her work as your servant for months at a time"; receives feedback on his Angel/Spike slash fic; tries to recreate that date he had in Paris with Romana by substituting Donna; and comes to recognize that friendship can often be more important (and saner) than passionate love.
ext_7829: (Billie3)
[identity profile] gwynevere1.livejournal.com
Story: The Top 5
Author: funmonkey
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2,591
Author's Summary:The Doctor and Captain Jack Harkness, in a dive at the arse-end of the galaxy, sink ever deeper into their drinking trousers...
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Doctor and Jack get drunk at a dive located at the end of the universe. That's pretty much the plot of this fic. With Jack being, well, Jack, the conversation inevitably turns to sex, eventually leading to the fact that the Doctor has a Top Five List of humans he would sleep with--that is, if he ever condescended to shag a human, of course. *cough*

I was giggling throughout this fic, but #4 on the list made me howl.
ext_7829: (Billie2)
[identity profile] gwynevere1.livejournal.com
Story: They Came to Norway to Eat Our Brains
Author: Doyle @ Teaspoon / [livejournal.com profile] doyle_sb4 @ LJ
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5,266
Author's Summary: Post-Doomsday. The Torchwood base at Darlig ulv Stranden has a problem with zombies. Well, one zombie (suspected). And when the pictures come through in London, Rose is shocked to realise who it is.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler/Jack Harkness, Mickey Smith, Jake Simmonds
Warnings: None given - Should I give a non-warning for no actual zombies appearing in this fic?

Recced because: So, that one (suspected) zombie? Was dead when they found him, dead when he was brought to the morgue, got up and walked around, charmed a nurse into bringing him his coat, and--“What the hell’s he doing on the roof?” I literally laughed out loud at this fic's sparkling, snappy dialogue:

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Also, the use of Rose the Yorkie is made of win.
ext_7829: (Billie)
[identity profile] gwynevere1.livejournal.com
Story: The Judas Series
Author: wmr @ Teaspoon / [livejournal.com profile] wendymr @ LJ
Rating: Adult
World Count: 85,560
Author's Summary: The Doctor: betrayer of those he loves, or just irreparably damaged?
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler/Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recced because: Ever read a series that's so bloody fantastic you wish it were canon? Actually, there was that meme going around a while ago that asked if you were in charge of Season Four, what would you have happen? My answer would be this fic. OK - the beginning would have to be tweaked a bit to fit in with "Utopia," but, except for that, this would pretty much be it. (Taking into account, of course, if I "were in charge," things like "actor availability," "budget restraints," and "pre-watershed hour" wouldn't exist.)

I thought [livejournal.com profile] wendymr captured Ten so well--including his inability to shut up, even during sex. I liked how she portrayed Jack and Rose, individually, (eventually) as a married couple, and as a part of the OT3 relationship. I thought it was also perfect how the Doctor returned to them after losing another companion. I even admired the details in these stories--like making that lost companion, Lauren, a travel agent: someone who sends other people to wonderful places but never went herself. There's more I want to praise, but I think I may have spoiled too much of the series already!
Honestly, this is my favorite Whoniverse fanfic ever and one of my favorite novel-length fics, in any fandom.


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