ext_23120: ([who] donna&ten on the roof)
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Story: Let's Forget We're Running (Out of Time)
Author: zoicite
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 18064
Author's Summary: A gay man who lies about his name and his job asks her out in Trafalgar Square and she says yes. It sounds like the start of a joke and here she is waiting for the punch line.
Characters/Pairings: Donna/Ten, Donna/Lee
Warnings: None

Recced because: I couldn't very well do a whole week of reccing and not include at least one story with Donna. This is one of my favourite Donna fix-its, and considering how many of them I've read, that is saying something.

The story tackles many of the same things that other fics taking place after Journey's End also does, but it still manages to be both original and highly memorable. It swings masterly between hilarity and heart-break, making you laugh in the middle of things that are actually quite sad, and the other way around. There is a complexity to the characters and their relationships that is very compelling. Nothing is ever easy or clear-cut. It's penned with a lot of skill and humour, and the author has got such a perfect handle on Donna and her friendship with the Doctor that I never wanted the story to end!
ext_23120: ([sja] rani)
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Story: Through Windows and Small Doors
Author: hafital
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3830
Author's Summary: Rani touched Christina's face, and before she could think, leaned in to kiss her. Sweet and light, with lips parting, Rani tasted the freedom of flying.
Characters/Pairings: Rani Chandra/Christina de Souza, Clyde Langer, Luke Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: I admit to having a weakness for stories where Whoniverse characters who've never met before magically (and awesomely) happen to run into each other. This story features just that, and manages to thread it effortlessly with the events of a Doctor Who episode that I am personally very, very fond of. I like both Christina and Rani quite a lot, and they make for a really unusual and interesting team. There is time travel, mystery, adventure, and a lot of running - all tied together in a delightfully spirited way. Just what any good Whoniverse escapade needs!
ext_23120: ([who] four and his scarf)
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Story: Six Times the Doctor Loved and Lost (and Once He Didn't)
Author: Doctor Tam
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1723
Author's Summary: As you do.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Jamie McCrimmon, Romana (I & II), Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 10th), the Master, the TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: This story takes us through seven vignettes depicting a few of the Doctor's important relationships. At a first glance it looks deceptively simple, but scratch the surface and you realise it actually hides quite a lot of insight. Together, the seven snippets form a whole that somehow manages to make me smile and break my heart a little at the same time.
ext_23120: ([who] tardis glows in the dark)
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Story: Scymnus
Author: Aeshna
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 583
Author's Summary: But all children are ungrateful.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, The TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: The show left room to interpret what really happened when Rose got Bad Wolfed and brought Jack back from the dead, and this fic uses that to great effect. It's short, but packs quite the emotional punch in how it shows the TARDIS as something very alien and eerie. Interesting and original; executed in a skilful and poetic way. I have not been able to get this story out of my mind since I first read it.
ext_23120: ([sja] luke & clyde)
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Story: The Doctor and Clyde Go Adventuring (or, Don't Drink the Water)
Author: Paranoid Seat
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1641
Author's Summary: Clyde doesn't quite get the outer space adventure he hoped for.
Characters/Pairings: Clyde Langer, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None.

Recced because: The universe is an unfair place, because it has denied us Clyde travelling in the TARDIS. Luckily we have fanfic to correct that mistake. This story is nothing but a ball of laughs in which Clyde gets to meet aliens, security robots, and, as always when the Doctor is around, do a bit of running. It may not be quite the adventure Clyde had hoped for, but it definitely made me laugh out loud.


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