ext_15290: (romana gallifrey)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: The Watchmaker
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lizbee
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 19,748
Author's Summary: None
Characters/Pairings: Harriet Jones, Liz Shaw, Mickey Smith, Romana II, Rose Tyler, The Daleks, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: Romana survives the Time War - one of my favourite tropes - and settles down on Earth. This is a lovely meaty story thats wonderfully paced.
ext_15290: (tem/martha)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: Common Ground
Author: [livejournal.com profile] _thirty2flavors
Rating: All ages.
Word Count: 1,965
Author's Summary: Rose Tyler, Martha Jones and Donna Noble have one thing in common.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Rose Tyler

Recced because: I always adore thirty3flavors's writing, and I especially love her characterisation. Common Ground shows us how such different companions can all end up in the same place.

A snippet:

Do you want to come with me?

It comes about differently, each time. With Rose he has to ask twice, because it’s not until that second time that she’s selfish enough to say yes. Martha has to work for it; she saves his life and fights his battles and stares down witches and Daleks and the Doctor himself before she gets her invite. Donna says no and then changes her mind a minute too late, so she has to she invite herself along, hatboxes and all.

It comes about differently, but it’s the same offer each time.
ext_15290: (River!)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: The Real Mother Goose
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 4,465
Author's Summary: Amy Pond has lost her baby girl. She has a week to find her.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane, Amy Pond, Anji Kapoor, Dodo Chaplet, Mel Bush, Nyssa, Polly Wright, River Song, Rory Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: An alternative take on a 'A Good Man Goes to War', in which Amy uses River's Vortex Manipulator and goes on a bittersweet journey to find her daughter - and meets some of the Doctor's old companions along the way...
ext_15290: (seven and ace)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Hello all, sorry about the late start to this weeks recs - all my fault. My tastes are quite eclectic and I'm a fan of both old Who and new (as well as some side jaunts into Big Finish) so expect a bit of everything over the nest few days! My first rec is from an author that's new to me:

Story: The Boys Upstairs
Author: Al B Dickerson
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 21,296
Author's Summary: In 1978, Ace and the Doctor fought a monstrous evil in Mount Shasta City. In 2013, Dorothy McShane returned to find the battle still raging. Only this time, she's on her own.
Characters/Pairings: Ace, Seven, OCs
Warnings: None

Recced because: Timey wimey and madcap characters, this writer seems to blend the two into something resembling a Tom Robbins novel (Crazy, funny and sad, all at the same time.) This story is at a length of 21,000+ words, so its the perfect accompaniment to an idle afternoon.
ext_15290: (one for best)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: 17 Reasons Why Romana is (better than) the Doctor
Author: [livejournal.com profile] calapine (Carmen Sandiego on Teaspoon)
Wordcount: 1165
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary:Cause she is, y'know.
Characters/Pairings: K-9, Romana II, The Doctor (4th)

Recced because: I know you all know about my unshakable belief that Romana pawns the entire multiverse - whether my proof for this theory is sound is another story! The truth, I suspect, lies somewhere between Shrodinger's cat and Newton's apple tree... this wee story shows 17 of the steps between.
ext_15290: (martha and romana)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: That Untravelled World
Author: [livejournal.com profile] shinyjenni
Wordcount: 4315
Rating: All ages.
Author's Summary: Martha Jones, Romana II

Recced because: Martha and Romana hooking up and travelling through space and time together... when it comes right down to it, I'm rather easy, really. :-P
ext_15290: (smith and jones)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: Do You Remember The First Time?
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ionlylurkhere / Lurky McLurklurk
Wordcount: 2767
Rating: Adult
Author's Summary: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th)

Recced because: Nothing is ever straight forward with a Timelord, including his sex life - as [livejournal.com profile] ionlylurkhere proves in this rather steamy tale! Timey-wimey takes on a whole new meaning when Martha sleeps with the Doctor for the first time.
ext_15290: (dr tipsy)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: Circularity
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tromana
Wordcount: 5140
Rating: Teen
Author's Summary: Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it. Romana learns the hard way thanks to a certain Irving Braxiatel.
Characters/Pairings: Irving Braxiatel, Romana I, Romana II, The White Guardian

Recced because: I love 'what if' stories, and Circularity paints a fascinating picture of what would have happened to Gallifrey and Romana if she hadn't travelled with the Doctor; lovely, fascinating stuff!
ext_15290: (martha and romana)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
And this is my last rec for the week! Looking back on it, I realise my tastes are a lot more eclectic than I thought - and there's no Martha fic! (Well, there was, but somebody beat me to the punch, unfortunately :-P) I hope you enjoyed the stories and, remember, feedback is an author's candy - drop them a sweet!

Story: Whitsunday
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Wordcount: 1,136
Rating: All Ages - Femslash
Author's Summary: There's a woman with a motorcycle waiting to ferry her home.
Characters/Pairings: Ace McShane/Tegan Jovanka

Recced because: Seriously, I have to answer this? This story has one of the most marvelous descriptions of Ace I've ever read, and the imagery in general is just wonderful. Go read!
ext_15290: (romana gallifrey)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: The Devil You Know
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lizbee
Wordcount: 1,828
Rating: Teen
Author's Summary: Romana sees the Time War at close range.
Characters/Pairings: Leela/Romana II/The Doctor (8th)

Recced because: I have a severe weakness for Time War fic, especially when it involves Romana - throw in Eight and Leela, and it becomes a very special tale indeed. This is a tender portrayal of their intertwining relationships - and it has a delicious twist at the end.
ext_15290: (smith and jones)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: In a World She Never Made
Author: [livejournal.com profile] biichan
Wordcount: 1,525
Rating: All ages
Author's Summary: Stranded in the twentieth-first century, nearly eighty years after she ought to have died, Charley Pollard begins to make a new life for herself. (Big Finish/Torchwood crossover)
Characters/Pairings: Charley Pollard, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, OC Andy Davidson, Polly Wright, The Doctor (8th), Other Characters

Recced because: It's so rare to find good characterisation for Charley, so I was delighted to stumble across this little gem. It charts Charley's slow tranformation into a citizen of the 21st century, and it's beautifully done, with just the right amount of bittersweet.
ext_15290: (seven and ace)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: Tea Time Terror for Time Tots
Author: Branwyn on teaspoon, [livejournal.com profile] cesario on LJ
Wordcount: 2,133
Rating: All ages
Author's Summary: The Doctor writes an instructive book for children.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (7th)

Recced because: Amusing and sweet, and a little bit sad; Seven's acerbic nature and wit really shines through in this story. A beautiful piece of writing.
ext_15290: (tardis trouble)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: Mr. and Mrs. Smith or Happy Who-loween
Author: [livejournal.com profile] philyra
Wordcount: 2,759
Rating: Teen - Swearing - Het, Humor
Author's Summary: After "Journey's End" we were all left with only the hope that Rose and 10.2 would make it work and live happily ever after. But what if they just couldn't?
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (Duplicate 10th)

Recced because: In a post Journey's End world, there are a million and one stories out there of Handy and Rose, living their lives in complete happiness... this is not one of those stories! It turns out that warring with Rose bears a startling resemblance to the War of the Roses... will they both survive?

Oh, and I'd recommend not having any hot liquids within the vicinity when you read this.
ext_15290: (romana and methos)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Story: Making Time (Lords)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] calapine (Carmen Sandiego on Teaspoon)
Wordcount: 1477
Rating: Teen (For Language)
Author's Summary: The pocket watch has to die. (A Withnail & I crossover)
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (webcast 9th)

Recced because: I've always thought there was something...suspect... about Marwood and Withnail. This amusing little crossover explains it all. Pass me the port.
ext_15290: (Donna is lovely)
[identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
Hi all! My recs are going to be an eclectic mix, with bits of Classic and New Who mushed together. My first rec is a prime example of this!

Story: Into Cool Night (Rescued from Rainy Dawn)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose
Wordcount: 1301
Rating: All ages
Author's Summary: The timelines converge, even now. Donna laughs at the end of the storm.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, The Doctor (8th)

Recced because: This is probably my favourite post JE Donna story. She may not remember, but she still sees the wonder in a sunset and helps the Doctor see the bigger picture.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017