ext_10637: (dw - turlough (what the shit?))
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Story: And Is There Honey Still For Tea?
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: teen
Word Count: 71,164
Author's Summary: Rose Cottage, Sussex, 1926. The Doctor and Turlough have settled down to an idyllic life of tea, crumpets, and the click of red leather on willow. But is it really as perfect as it seems?
Characters/Pairings: Five/Turlough
Warnings: spontaneous human combustion, baked goods

Recced because: Five and Turlough do domestic. Let me repeat that: Five and Turlough do domestic. It goes... actually about as well as one might expect, given the oh so very proper, repressed Englishness of the alien gentlemen in question. There are secrets, lies, assumptions, hidden obligations, a murder mystery involving Gideon Mantell, and many questions answered with awkward silences. However there's also lounging in baths and hammocks, and cricket, mucking about in boats, and some odd alien version of love. If Dreaming of England is the granddaddy of all Five/Turlough fics then this is its worthy successor, a love letter that both celebrates the pairing while holding a mirror up to its flaws. It's both heartwarming and tragic, and with its epic length is makes for a wonderful summer read. With plenty of tea and biscuits on hand, naturally.

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Rec: Torus

May. 30th, 2008 10:53 pm
ext_10637: (dw - turlough (cunning plan))
[identity profile] kseda.livejournal.com
Story: Torus
Author: dblauvelt
Rating: none given, I vote Teen
Word Count: 13,154
Author's Summary: The crew encounter an ancient toroidal planetoid. A Jim M/Andy Lane style piece set between Mawdryn and Terminus.
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa, and Turlough
Warnings: none

Recced because: This story is unique on several fronts, none the least of which being its placement in canon. There are precious few fics which take place in the gap between "Mawdryn Undead" and "Terminus," and it is always interesting to see a take on how this TARDIS team would have worked, given more time. The result is much more fantastic and bizarre than the summary gives it credit for, with the crew taking very divergent paths. Each of them is given their own set of motivations, their own journey, but they all want the same thing: home, whatever that means for them. Brilliant world building, poetically trippy prose, and Nyssa goes parasailing in the first chapter. Just a lovely little gem.
ext_10637: (dw - fitz (smoking drinking shagging))
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Story: Hero Worship
Author: warinbabylon
Rating: all ages
Word Count: 1,294
Author's Summary: Fitz is forced to ponder his relationship with the Doctor.
Characters/Pairing: Fitz, Anji, Eight, a bit of Fitz/Eight
Warnings: none

Recced because: There's a bit of fanon out there which posits that Fitz is a proto-Rose, a companion whose life is so entwined with the Doctor's that it becomes seemingly impossible to leave. This story has Fitz reluctantly coming to that conclusion himself, and as he's not entirely comfortable with it he tries figuring out why. Does he stay because he has nowhere to go? Or because he feels it is his duty to protect the Doctor from himself? Or is it, and this really blows his mind, love? As with many things there are no easy answers, and the ones we find we may not like.

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ext_10637: (dw - the doctor never loses)
[identity profile] kseda.livejournal.com
Story: It's About Choices
Author: Van Donovan
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 9,056
Author's Summary: Turlough influences some of Tegan's choices.
Warnings: graphic sex

Recced because: I keep saying that fandom needs to be fired for not producing more Tegan/Turlough fic, and this story is my Exhibit A for why the pairing works. The characterization is spot-on, from the snappy dialogue to the perfectly captured mannerisms. Tegan's observations of Turlough, his analysis of her, their reactions to each other all meld into a snarky, bittersweet piece made all the better by the inescapable conclusion. Also: hot like burning.

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ext_10637: (dw - eight/callum!fitz (bffs!))
[identity profile] kseda.livejournal.com
Hello all, I'm reccing this week! Except much in the way of slash, Fivey, and nattering about some guy named Fitz. Speaking of...

Story: Simple Progressions
Author: aces
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5,094
Author's Summary: AU Doctor-Fitz reunion after the Earth Arc. "Maybe he’d gotten the TARDIS working and had already left the planet. Maybe he had no intention of keeping the meeting. Maybe he was angry at Fitz, because Fitz knew what he had done and he didn’t want anyone to remember."
Characters/Pairings: Fitz Kreiner, Eighth Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: Sometimes canon FAILS. There was a time during the EDAs when the Doctor spent over a century on Earth with nothing but a weird blue box and a mysterious note which read Meet me in St. Louis. 8 February 2001. Fitz. When we finally get to the reunion, the longed-for moment, the culmination of six novels, it is glossed over in two paragraphs and then buried in plot. aces, bless her, said "no," and gave us this beautiful alternative filled with all the joy, sorrow, awkwardness, and hope that the real thing should have had. "Simple Progressions" gives that closure EDA fans were cheated of while also pointing the way forward.

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