ext_7885: Photo of Bitch,please Scarlet O'Hara (DW - Nine - half-face - prchung)
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The final rec of my week! This has been a wonderful trip down the memory lane of favorite fics. More importantly, thank you to everyone who read the fics and commented to the authors. Knowing that someone enjoys what you're doing is the most fantastic compliment an author can receive.

Story: Psycho Savior, qu'est-ce que c'est?
Author: Kalima
Rating: Unrated (I would say adult for language and themes)
Word Count: 7692
Charcters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, OC
Author's Summary: A young woman contemplates suicide by power steering fluid. "'Course you could just eat the gun like Cobain-- wait, what year is this? He done that yet?" No spoilers, except for the Ninth Doctor's vaguish backstory, and an assumption of perfectly justifiable PTSD. Set before the events of"Rose," the Doctor is an angry guy, and damn it, he's got legitimate pain, so move over, suicide girl.

recced because: I admit, I'm punting on this one and re-reccing an author, but I really, really wanted to close this week out with a Ninth Doctor, my Doctor, story. One of my favorite Ninth Doctor sub-genres is post-time war, pre-series and this ranks up there with the best. As usual, Kalima seasons her angst with a light, comic touch but make no mistakes, this one hurts. Putting a fresh spin on "The Doctor Saves Someone From Committing Suicide" trope, this story is told from the viewpoint of an Original Character, the "suicide girl" and turns a human lens onto the Doctor who is torturing himself/making amends for events caused by the time war. Fabulous stuff.

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ext_7885: Photo of Bitch,please Scarlet O'Hara (DW - Eight - My Doctor has voice pron -)
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Story: Three's a Crowd
Author: Gillian Taylor
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 7616
Charcters/Pairings: Eighth Doctor, Charlie Pollard (Spoilers for "Storm Warning")
Author's Summary: I love company, you know. I just don’t care for it when it decides you or your friends make a tasty meal.

recced because: I have a deep, deep love for the Eighth Doctor Audios (McGann was robbed, yo!) and this story captures the manic ramblings of Audio!Doctor perfectly. It's a story that fits neatly into audio canon and yet, even without knowing any backstory, is a complete story in and of its own. But mostly it's the Eighth Doctor being the Eighth Doctor and that's pretty amazing.

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ext_7885: Photo of Bitch,please Scarlet O'Hara (DW - Ten/Jack - Dynamic Duo - duskwill)
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Story: Boys Toys
Author: Spastamagoria
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 979
Charcters/Pairings: Team Torchwood
Warnings: Craaaaaaaaack!
Author's Summary: Jack and Owen worry about the important things...like who has the coolest stuff.

recced because: It's Friday and Friday calls for Crack!Fic. This? Over-the-top funny. So, the Torchwood Boys are having an internet smackdown with the boys from Gotham over who has the coolest stuff. Yes, those boys from Gotham - it's a Batman/Torchwood Crossover. But even if all you know about Batman is that he has a sidekick, you can stiil appreciate the LOL funny. Spastamagoria manages to write screamingly hysterical crack while still keeping the character's voices true which is the benchmark of the very best crackfic. It's been a long week, so go ahead and click...you know you're curious. ;)

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The series continues in Boys Toys 2 and Boys Toys 3 but sometimes one is all you need.
ext_7885: Photo of Bitch,please Scarlet O'Hara (DW - Ten/Jack - Dynamic Duo - duskwill)
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Story: Up Above, Down Below
Author: Aeshna ([livejournal.com profile] aeshna_uk)
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2389
Charcters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Tish Jones
Author's Summary: And to think that she had once been excited about Mr. Saxon giving her a job.

recced because: This is one of those great "Fill-In-The-Blank" fics that, as the author details in her notes, takes on the premise that by the end of his time on The Valient Jack probably knew Tish Jones far longer and far better than her sister. This fic is a little slice of that relationship. Primarily a TW writer, Aeshna writes good, solid gen fic, a rare breed indeed! It was a struggle between reccing this crossover or one of her excellent TW fics, but in the end I went with the fic with the least attention. If you enjoy reading quiet slices of life that happens in between the flash and glitter, I think you'll enjoy this.

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ext_7885: Photo of Bitch,please Scarlet O'Hara (SJA - Clyde and Luke friends -hhertzof.p)
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Story: A Teen's Guide To Coming Out
Author: Ellisbelle
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2389
Charcters/Pairings: Clyde Langer, Luke Smith, Maria Jackson, Sarah Jane Smith
Author's Summary: Luke wants to tell his mum that he's more than just friends with Clyde--in just 10 easy steps!

recced because: There is a criminal lack of Sarah Jane Adventure fic so when one pops up that highlights the charming chemistry between the characters and the fun, wacky dynamic they share, it's worth sharing. Ellisbelle crafted an amusing, light fic that touches on slash, femslash but, most of all, on the bond between the characters that even a few years beyond the series, just sparkles. If you've not yet seen SJA, this fic is a nice introduction to the characters, if you have, this will make you laugh out loud.

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rec: ROPE

Apr. 15th, 2008 09:56 am
ext_7885: Photo of Bitch,please Scarlet O'Hara (DW - Five - unrequited rain)
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Story: ROPE
Author: Kalima ([livejournal.com profile] lordshiva)
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 5581
Charcters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Tegan, OC
Warnings: Reference to off-screen date rape
Author's Summary: Tegan misplaces her key. She did not have a good time losing it. The Doctor sets out to retrieve it, and, in the process, changes a young man's perception of himself, and his place in the world.

recced because: Kalima has a gift for creating compelling, original characters who are used brilliantly to give us an outsider's perspective on the story. In this case the story is told from the viewpoint of a man who is not directly involved in the conflict and is caught up in the fallout of his room mate's very bad decision. It's an interesting technique to see the conflict of the story observed through two different lenses - the OC reacting to the conflict itself as well as dealing with the Doctor's reaction to the conflict. It's a tricky bit of writing to pull off and Kalima does it with panache. When I first read this story I had not yet seen any Fifth Doctor episodes and this story made me crave them deeply. There is a real sense of "Oncoming Storm" and darkness beneath this incarnations pretty facade - I was actually cringing waiting to see what would happen - yet despite pushing the boundaries, Kalima never breaks character. It's a delicious story.

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ext_7885: Photo of Bitch,please Scarlet O'Hara (DW - pretty cyberman)
[identity profile] scarlettgirl.livejournal.com
Sorry about the earlier, peek-a-boo duplicate rec. Great minds? I've now double-checked my rec list and it's clean. I was determined to post a "happy" fic today so, onto to the Monday fun!

Story: from up here you can barely see the ground
Author: [livejournal.com profile] livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4,248
Charcters/Pairings: Rose, Mickey, Jake, Alt!UNIT
Author's Summary: Making it in the new world, with extensive documentary and military backup

recced because: I absolutely adore Alt!World Rose-Mickey-Jake buddy fics (eta: punctuation changed to save [livejournal.com profile] doyle_sb4's sanity) and this is one of the best of the lot. The dynamic between the three characters is amusing, irreverent and filled with caring and admiration, when they're not teasing each other without mercy, that is. A fic where Rose is happy, living a full life and having adventures of her own is a rare thing, Mickey and Jake are the icing on the cake. This is joyful fic with a slightly cracky twist that only adds to the sense fun.

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