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Title: Man in the Blue Box
Author: Cryptile
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 616
Author's Summary: A fairy tale. Possibly.
Characters/Pairings: Unspecified Doctor, unspecified companions
Warnings: None

Recced because: I decided to wrap up this week with a fic that's about the threads that tie together all the Doctors, about his fundamental nature. I love stories that take the form of fairy tales, and this one is pitch-perfect, its words all fey and beautiful. The ending may make you tear up a little.
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Story: Mobius
Author: Canaan
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5472
Author's Summary: To save the universes, they had to save the Doctor. To save the Doctor, they had to save Donna. To save Donna, a certain non-Euclidean geometry was required. Timey-wimey angstfic with some h/c moments.
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Rose, Jack/Ianto, Tosh, Owen, Gwen, Donna, Jackie, others
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic, which fills in the missing period in Rose's life during Turn Left when she was looking for Donna, is dark and difficult and thorny. It's full of sharp angles that stab and jab until you hurt. It's about might-have-beens and should-have-beens, and it's never easy or smooth, but it's worth every painful moment. Canaan writes wonderful darkfic, and here she serves up the best.
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Story: Sohcahtoa
Author: Petra LeMaitre
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 7127
Author's Summary: One of the first truths the Doctor had tried to instill in her, and in so many of his travelling companions, was that it was never too late to run.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Jack/Rose
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because: I couldn't go through this week without reccing a fic about my OT3. This fic is a hidden gem for this 'ship, and I'd recommend it even to those who don't ship them, because it is above all a fascinating foray into the Ninth Doctor's mind. Petra LeMaitre gives us a very interesting perspective on how Time Lords perceive the world. The banter between these three is also adorable enough to warm any heart.
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Title: Ice Like Centuries
Author: rutsky
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3412
Author's Summary: He wanted someplace dark to flee the flames. Instead, he found himself at the mercy of someone from his past, on a planet where the light wasn't light, and where Time wasn't right.
Characters/Pairings: Nine, TARDIS, Original Character
Warnings: Violence

Recced because: It's very difficult to truly represent the way a Time Lord thinks. It's even more difficult to represent the thoughts of a Time Lord who's just blown a hole through time and obliterated two species. Yet rutsky manages to give us a terrifying glimpse into these thoughts. It's confusing and bewildering, but that's exactly how it should feel.
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Story: Undead
Author: Jadesfire
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 15303
Author's Summary: There's a new monster in Sunnydale. Fortunately help is at hand, but will it be enough? [Buffy/Torchwood crossover]
Characters/Pairings: Jack, Buffy, Giles, Willow, Tara, Anya, Xander, Spike
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is my personal favorite Buffy/Torchwood crossover fic. The Scoobies' reactions to Jack are just priceless, all the voices are spot-on, and there's one scene in the last chapter that made me tear up a little, and still emotionally affects me every time I read it. Plus, there's a cameo from a Classic Who villain.
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Hello! I'm known as Poetry over on the Teaspoon, and I'll be showing you the New Who and Torchwood fics that have dazzled, shocked, and delighted me these past few months. I'm particularly fond of Jack as a character, but I'll try to show you a variety of wonderful characters.

Story: Six Hundred Seconds
Author: Nancy Brown
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4564
Author's Summary: Five proper goodbyes Jack said, and one the Doctor didn't.
Characters/Pairings: Jack, Ten, Tosh, Owen, Ianto, Lisa, Alice, Steven, various others
Warnings: None

Recced because: I had a very hard time choosing a story from Nancy Brown's incredible Rabbit Hole AU series to rec. In the end, I chose the story that started it all. This is a story about a gift the Doctor gives Jack to try to make up for all that he's lost. The gift has an expiration date, though, and you can feel every second draining away. The sequels to this story also come heartily recommended.


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May 2017