02 June 2015 @ 08:22 am
Story: Education
Author: cosmickitten
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 111
Author's Summary: “Romana, I think you’ve got me confused with K9.”
Characters/Pairings: Romana I, The Doctor (4th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: Writing characters in-character can be difficult. Told entirely in dialogue, this is a short yet amusing vignette which manages to capture the Doctor and Romana's voices perfectly.
 
 
Hello! I'm new to reccing but I love all things Doctor Who.

Story: Memories With No Beginning
Author: Irish Bad Wolf
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 556
Author's Summary: In another reality, the Doctor has a normal life and a family.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (AU!8th)/Grace Holloway
Warnings: None

Recced because: Based on an alternate universe from the Doctor Who Magazine comics in which the Eighth Doctor marries Grace, this fic gives an interesting (and rather sweet) look into this reality.
 
 
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Posting on behalf of Styrofoam monster on Teaspoon.

Story: Self-Preservation
Author: Memory Dragon
Rating: teen
Word count: 16429
Characters: Delgado!master, Three, Simm!master
Summary: Running for his life with the Master, the Doctor finds someone he just can't leave behind.
Warnings: This fic is part of a well balanced diet of angst and cuteness. The Master gets a bit beaten up (off screen abuse of the insane on backwater planets) and there is a small bit of violence towards the Doctor, but I don't think it's anything major. Just a bit of choking, really.

Recced because: Self-Preservation features two incarnations of the Master, and Memory Dragon writes them both splendidly (though of course, anything Memory Dragon writes with the Master is guaranteed goodness). This fic shows the trust between the 3rd doctor and his master, something that has been lost in their later regenerations, and the mercurial nature of simm!master, and offers a believable explanation for how Delgado becomes who he will be. The story is very much one of contrasts, a moment of truce in a conflict that almost feels like a farce because it's obvious in this fic that Three and his master don't hate each other - rather the opposite. The concern the 3rd doctor and Delgado!master show for each other only underscores how bitter their battles will become. The conversation between the two Masters was also well done, with Delgado characteristically dismissive of his older self's melodrama. And the ending is excellent.

I could go on about it all day -- go ahead and read it!

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31 May 2015 @ 12:08 pm
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Story: Critical Angle
Author: Calapine
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 940
Characters: Tegan, Five
Summary: They say it's better here than anywhere else.

Recced because: Tegan is so well drawn here as the complex, confrontational and vulnerable person she is. This fic unravels the trauma that Tegan undergoes from traveling with the Doctor, tackles their complex relationship and how very distant and alien the fifth doctor can be. There are too many wonderful lines to list, but this one especially struck me: "She’ll think of Earth and he’ll tell her about all the wonderful places in the universe she’s never going to see because they’re too busy helping the not so wonderful places." Nothing is nice or neat in this fic. But despite that, it is the little moments -- Tegan dreaming of being a car mechanic, tea in the rain room, and Tegan's colonizing the cloister room -- that offer some humanity in the harsh and clinical prose.

A haunting fic.

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30 May 2015 @ 12:42 pm
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Story: Other Days
Author: aralias
Rating: all ages
Word count: 3569
Characters: Jackson Lake, Simm!Master
Summary: There were days when Jackson Lake woke up safe in the knowledge that he was Jackson Lake, mathematics teacher, friend to Rosita, and father of Frederick Lake. Then, there were other days.
Warnings: none

Recced because: Even though I was unfamiliar with Jackson Lake, I immediately fell into the narrative. The story is tightly written, using Jackson to give an outsider's perspective on the Master. Jackson/ the Doctor is a great character and his interactions with the Master were witty and smart. The ending packs a particular punch.
Oh, and the remixed drabble, linked in the author's note, is also very much worth reading.

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Story: Establishing Events
Author: Lurky McLurklurk
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 2432
Characters: 10, Martha, Seven
Summary: "Saving someone's life's not a cheap trick, Martha," said the Doctor quietly.
"No, it's much more important."
Warnings: none

Recced for: Excellent timey-wimey in the form of a closed paradox. Martha wants to save her sister's life, and we all know she can't -- the way the establishing events of the title play out, though, show how manipulative the Doctor can be, without necessarily being cruel. An intricate and troubling fic.

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Story: No Return and No Deposit
Author: sheldrake
Rating: All ages
Word count: 3866
Characters: 10th Doctor, Romana, OCs
Summary: "There's a sort of sliding scale of aloneness." Meetings with Time Lords in bars.
Warnings: none

Recced because: Two different bars, and two different encounters between out-of-time people create an atmospheric and introspective story. The fic explores travelling, home, and the ways people are alone. Romana's final monologue is chilling and hopeful and perfect. There is so much depth to this fic - when you finish you want to read it again.

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21 May 2015 @ 10:27 am
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Story: Force of Nature
Author: nostalgia
Rating: Teen
Word count: 2637
Characters: Missy, 12
Summary: The Doctor reluctantly assists Missy's life of crime.
Warnings: none

Recced because: This story is Classic Master. Missy keeps the Doctor and the reader guessing all the way through - the prose is crisp, the banter is strong, and the characterization fitting. The Master is simultaneously superior and vulnerable, the Doctor frustrated and reluctantly fond, and there is a customary blend of trust and mistrust between them. Good Missy stories are hard to find, and this is a good one.

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20 May 2015 @ 09:53 am
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Story: Set Yourself on Fire
Author: livii
Rating: all ages
Word count: 1081
Characters: Leela/Jacobi!Master
Summary: War, in fragments: Gallifrey's two greatest defenders.
Warnings: none

Recced because: This fic imagines the Master and Leela as warriors of Gallifrey, bound together by their determination to protect their home. They are not friends, but comrades-in-arms, sharing something deeper than trust in the cataclysm of the Time War. The prose is sparse and evocative, and the relationship the two share is uncertain and oddly beautiful. Leela is proud and brave; the Master is proud and almost brave. But the ending shows where they differ.

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Story: The Revolution Will Not Be Analysed
Author: JJPOR
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 2257
Characters: Ace, Seven
Summary: From up here, she could watch the city burn.
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's Seven and Ace exactly the way they should be. A simile that compares the doctor to a slam poet, Ace reading Hannah Arendt, and a serious reflection on that oft-ignored point - what happens after the Doctor leaves in his TARDIS. The revolution itself is drawn vividly, with tantalizing hints dropped about the state of affairs before the pair arrived, even though the focus is firmly on Ace and the Doctor. Ace's perspective is lively and fascinating - she's written as the intelligent, observant character she is. The seventh doctor plays devil's advocate and teacher, forcing Ace to question and defend what they do everyday. The answers she comes to - are interesting, especially in light of the poem the fic takes it name from.

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18 May 2015 @ 09:46 am
Your reccer for the next two weeks is Styrofoam monster on Teaspoon; I'll be posting on their behalf.

Story: Naked People
Author: Pluto
Rating: All Ages
Word count: 4,956
Characters: Tosh
Summary: Tosh finds confidence in the shape of a little rust-colored dress, and sees a side of herself that she'd like to keep. Slight AU (confident Tosh).
Warnings: none

Recced because: Tosh doesn't get enough love. The summary calls this story a slight AU, but it's that kind of AU that is so close to reality you can see it, and far enough that you feel its loss when you finish reading. Tosh is gorgeous and smart, and here she starts to realize it. The structure is excellent, composed of Tosh's interactions with not just her co-workers but also some very well-drawn OCs. Tosh's inner-doubts and struggles ring painfully true, as she explains to a girl much like herself just how she feels sitting in a bar: "You came here because it was better than going home and staring at the television and now you just wish you were home watching anything at all, because at least you wouldn't be paying seven quid a drink for the privilege."

The story is about self-confidence, self-doubt, and self-esteem. It's heart-warming and just a little bit tragic.

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08 May 2015 @ 06:07 am
Story: Symmetry
Author: JaneTurenne
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 985
Author's Summary: The Doctor has always expected to lose River, but he never expects to find her.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor/River Song
Warnings: None.

Recced because: This is a really fantastic and short piece about Eleven and River's relationship, how they meet out of order, and then their moments perfectly coming together in canon. I think the author has the voices down solidly too, and the ending is lovely and hopeful.
 
 
07 May 2015 @ 10:59 pm
Story: The Fun of the Fair
Author: johne
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 584
Author's Summary: Victoria visits a funfair with Jamie, and realises it's not the first time she's been there.
Characters/Pairings: Jamie/Victoria
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I love this early period of the Second Doctor's era, and even more so Jamie and Victoria's interaction. I felt chemistry there, and when I found this fic I was ECSTATIC. I must have read this twenty times and more. It's fluffy, these two are just too sweet, and there's a great memory from Victoria and an impulsive move Jamie makes to calm her. This fic just gives me such happy feels for sure.
 
 
06 May 2015 @ 07:15 pm
Story: Through and Through
Author: wuhdemah
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 790
Author's Summary: The cracks in the skin of the universe were open; it shouldn't have been surprising that the fabric between his universe and hers had also come undone.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor/Rose Tyler
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I loved this because I am a sucker for Eleven seeing Rose Tyler again, and this short little fic hit the spot. It's fluffy and cute with just a bit of light romance, but I think the best thing about it is Rose taking in the Doctor as Eleven, and despite that, the way they feel about each other doesn't seem to change much. Both characters are wonderfully portrayed in this meeting and I think it's a good way to get them together for a short piece.
 
 
Hello, all! I'm a first time reccer here at calufrax but a long-time Whovian. I hope you like my recommendations this week. Cheers.

Story: About Last Night...
Author: Kittenmommy
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 5,876
Author's Summary: Clara and the Doctor keep waking up in bed together with no memory of how they got there.
Characters/Pairings: Twelfth Doctor/Clara Oswald
Warnings: Mild swearing and mild sexual situations.

Recced because: I started my reccing out with this because I LOVE this pairing, so I'm maybe a bit biased but what makes it so great is you have to get it JUST right, and Kittenmommy really does that, with their voices and behavior, and especially on how they react to this mysterious (and albeit awkward) situation that keeps happening to them. I enjoyed the writing style, the humor, the characterizations, and especially how they took it all in at the end.
 
 
Well, well. At the end of my run, already. My word, but that went quickly! Time to hand it over to the next reccer. :D

But...before I do...let's have just one more. I started with a bang...now let's end with one... ^.^ A big one...

Story: Darkness Burns Brightly
Author: PhoenixDragon
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 502
Author's Summary: Held perpetually on the cusp of supernova, it teetered on the fine edge of destruction, all of its divine power harnessed and maintained at the heart of an ever-shifting, malleable white singularity.
Characters/Pairings: No, no, no; not telling! That'd give it away! Just trust me. Read it, and see for yourself.
Warnings: Scary imagery

Recced because: First off, the obvious reason: This author is brilliant! She has the most fascinating way with the words she uses. Such incredible talent deserves loads of attention. I can't shower enough praise on this wonder. Sweet Mandy is a veritable phenomenon.

Secondly, when I first read this, it absolutely took my breath away. And I mean that literally; I stared at the computer screen, overwhelmed with OMGNOOOOOYESYESYESPERFECT!!! It is stunning, staggering, terrifying...and unimaginably clever!

Read it slowly, and do not read ahead. Savor every word like fine chocolate, and you'll get the full impact. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
 
 
Story: Sometimes I Wrestle with My Demons, Sometimes We Just Snuggle
Author: betawho
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 302
Author's Summary: Sometimes the best and worst parts of your life are the same thing.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor/River Song
Warnings: None

Recced because: I always wait eagerly for this author's fics, and I am never let down when they arrive. This short gem is every bit as sexy-fun-cute as Eleven and River themselves.
 
 
29 April 2015 @ 12:53 pm
Story: The Enmity of Ages
Author: Forge
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1,718
Author's Summary: A battle that has stretched across time. From childhood games, to burning planets, to the Immortality Gate. The never-ending conflict between the Doctor and his oldest enemy.
Characters/Pairings: The Master (unspecified), the Doctor (unspecified)
Warnings: None

Recced because: I can't think of a word to say that would sell this one. It's just...good. Very damn good. We'll let it speak for itself.
 
 
27 April 2015 @ 01:10 am
Story: Propositions for Peace
Author: Calapine
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,123
Author's Summary: A compromise during the Time War.
Characters/Pairings: Romana II, the Master (Ainley version)
Warnings: None

Recced because: Two intriguing characters, interacting during their planet's darkest days. I think that pretty much says it all.

Edit: 1:15 AM

Actually, there is something to add. I just reread this mere moments ago. It's even better than I remembered. And I remembered it being excellent. Therefore...well, you can trust my judgment. ;-)
 
 
Story: Little Miss Sunbeam
Author: Dancingsalome
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,399
Author's Summary: Anne only met the man twice when she was four years old, but she never forgot it.
Characters/Pairings: Original character, the Master (Delgado version), Third Doctor, Jo Grant
Warnings: None

Recced because: If you're looking for a surprising and different side to the Master, you'll find it within this story. It was quite unexpected--after all, this is the Master we're talking about--but I could still see something like this happening. And I really enjoyed it. I'm sure you will, too!
 
 
Story: Dark, Dank, and Somewhat Gloomy
Author: Fayth
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3,086
Author's Summary: They are out of milk--again--and need to take a short cut. The Doctor doesn't have a great sense of direction.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: A certain degree of spookiness

Recced because: "Spooky" and "adorable" are two words that don't usually belong in the same sentence. But, in this case, apply in equal measure. :D Because there is simply no other way to describe what you're about to read.
 
 
Story: Can't Run from Me
Author: fate_incomplete
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 920
Author's Summary: The one thing he can't run from is himself.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams
Warnings: Slightly scary

Recced because: I've developed a fascination for stories featuring psychological horror, and this very aptly fits the bill! If you've a taste for that sort of thing, then you're very much in luck! ^.^
 
 
20 April 2015 @ 12:08 am
Ah. Well. Looks like it's my turn, again! *waves* Hello; Irish again, back for another round of recs! Hope you like the goodies I've brought for you, this time...

Well. Let's start with a bang, shall we? ^.^

Story: A Time to Live
Author: Kara Jade
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 306
Author's Summary: Once, we were as brothers. Closer than brothers; I had given him my hearts.
Characters/Pairings: The Master (author-created)
Warnings: None

Recced because: Fascinating and creepy, with a deliciously wicked twist at the end.
 
 
To lighten the mood for the last rec of my stint, another First era story but one that is fun and a bit tongue-in-cheek and a bit bittersweet in its examination of old TV/film in general.

Title: Movie Night
Author: Pendragon
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2177
Author's Summary: Lights out! Film rolling! It's classic movie night in the TARDIS.
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, Steven Taylor, Vicki
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: It's just a fun and very cute scene. It would seem to work as with Eleven and the Ponds as it does with Steven, Vicki and One. There is some self-referential irony and a bittersweet nod in there as well, considering how many of the First Doctor episodes were lost.

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Title: Bring Up the Bodies
Author: Yowza
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2571
Author's Summary: He wished the beeping would stop. It was bad enough only having hours to live, but listening to those hours being counted down by that shrill monotonous beep was intolerable. It wasn’t that he didn’t trust the Doctor and Barbara and Susan to get him out of this situation – they’d been in difficult circumstances before, after all, but that he didn’t trust the justice system here one little bit. It may not matter that they could prove he was innocent if everyone else was so convinced he was guilty.
Characters/Pairings: Ian Chesterton
Warnings: (reposting Author's note): Warnings for execution, and spoilers for Keys of Marinus. I don't know what made me wonder what would happen if Barbara and the Doctor didn't catch the murderers in time, but I did wonder, so here it is.

Recc'ed Because: This one was only posted a few days ago but it really grabbed my attention, just because of the mixture of the mundane world amid the absolute madness of the overarching idea of time traveling adventures, and of course the dread and helplessness and heartbreak of the inevitable. Even reading the warning, the reader is right there with Ian on the inability to process the absurdity and reality of the whole thing. It's dark and sad and horrible, and brilliant for all that.


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Title: many's the time i ran with you down
Author: saywheeeee
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2898
Author's Summary: Amy and the Doctor visit Aularind. Based off a scene in "crowns of snow." Winner of Challenge #2 at big_jumps.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven, Amy. Mild Eleven/Amy or friendship
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: I had forgotten how beautiful and poetic this story was. That means that I got to re-read and rediscover it. The world-building is beautiful, the characters and settings vibrant and alive, and the ending is a bittersweet reminder of how the Doctor lives from one moment to another, rarely looking back.

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Title: I've been doing bad things
Author: Penny
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2507
Author's Summary: "This is Doctor Zoe Heriot, senior technician aboard station seven. Making my final report. Experiment Zeta is a failure." Zoe's in the middle of sacrificing herself to save the earth from a hoard of the undead when she's rescued by a mysterious blonde girl with a homemade energy-weapon. Or, Zoe and Jenny team up to fight zombies.
Characters/Pairings: Zoe Heriot, Jenny, Zoe/Jenny
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: Ummm... it's Zoe and Jenny fighting zombies? Do you need more? I love the character voices and the humor and descriptions and the frenetic pace and plot, and the fact that the author gives an entirely earnest and believable (within the DW universe) take on the base-under-siege trope with "artificially reanimated corpses". It's fun and hilarious and action-packed and as sweet as sweet can be when your first date is being rescued from a zombie horde.

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That'd be me. (Strictly speaking, the comm itself has no thumbs, but you get the idea.)

We are out of reccers as of April 20. If you've been reading this comm for a while but have never stepped forward to rec, please consider it – everyone, new and old reccers alike, is welcome to rec. (Tumblr folks especially welcome – I know you're out there! See below for how you can pitch in.) All you need to do is select 4-10 stories that haven't been recced before and that meet the comm's fairly basic rules (well-written/formatted, no bashfic, etc.). Reccing periods last two weeks; complete rules and sign-up instructions in this post.

Tumblr, Facebook, Google+, and other users reading this: you don't need a LiveJournal account to rec! If you're interested in reccing, you can comment in the sign-up post, leave me an Ask, or email me at nonelvis42 on Gmail. (Note: if you're a Facebook user who wants to volunteer, please contact me by email; I have no Facebook account, and LJ doesn't send OpenID users comment notifications, so I have no reliable way of reaching you beyond email.)

Please feel free to repost/reblog this at will; the more who see this, the more likely we get volunteers. Thank you!
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Title: The Existing Scheme of Things
Author: Culumacilinte
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6835
Author's Summary: In which the TARDIS acquires two more passengers, and there are Antarctic explorers in love. And a little bit of altering the course of history.
Characters/Pairings: Eleven, Amy Pond
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: It's a fantastic historical adventure about the Terra Nova Expedition of the Antarctic in the early 1900s, a could-be-an-episode story with the moral and ethical arguments of when and why the time stream should stay fixed or can be altered. The secondary characters really shine. Not being a history buff, I did not know anything about the expedition before reading the story, but the author did a great job of telling both the history and the Doctor Who perspective in a seamless manner. It is a quick read for such a complete and well-written adventure tale. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

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Title: Future
Author: Styrofoam Monster
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 423
Author's Summary: They are not humans, and they will not be Time Lords.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Simm!Master
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: A dark, imaginative, and brutal AU where the Doctor and the Master end up on Earth, almost domestic but with old habits that die hard. There is an amazing amount of depth packed into so few words. The poetic dread of being the last of their kind, of fitting nowhere, not even with each other--simmers just under the surface of this story, unstated but pervasive. I love the discussion of Gallifreyan synonyms and tenses. I am not sure whether to be happy or sad at the ending.
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Title: Lost in the Echo
Author: PhoenixDragon
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2812
Author's Summary: When he cut and ran from the Vortex, the thud-thud-thud of his hearts like drum-beats within his ears, he knew they had deemed him a coward. Unfit. Unbecoming material for Time Lord.
Characters/Pairings: Borusa, Irving Braxiatel, The Master (Academy era), The Rani (Academy era), The Doctor (1st)
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: Great world-building, and a chilling and very believable backstory for how Koschei started on the road to the incessant sound of drums. The Time Lord mythology is both intriguing and mysterious, and I love how the Master's downfall is brought about by his own brilliance and insatiable desire--not just to know, but to cement his own superiority in his mind and chase away his insecurities.

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Hello calufrax! I am your recc-er for the next two weeks! And as penance for not getting my first rec out until Wednesday, here is a great long adventure story.

Title: Age of Gold
Author: James Stoker
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 30297
Author's Summary: The Doctor takes an incredible risk to tick off something on his bucket list, and unwittingly sets off a chain of events which will change the fortunes of millions of children.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Clara Oswald
Warnings: None

Recc'ed Because: This is a twisty turning adventure written in a charmingly light and often humorous style that sometimes belies the complexity of the world building and the gravitas of the situations that unfold. With Eleven and Clara at the center of a new world of its own different original characters, mysteries, villains, and unfolding significance in the greater Doctor Who universe, this story reminds me very much of something we might see in a classic Fourth or Seventh era serial, but updated and brilliantly characterized so that both Eleven and Clara shine. Go take an afternoon and read it! But don't be disarmed by the style; you really do have to pay attention to all of the details to get the full effect of the storytelling.

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22 March 2015 @ 10:36 am
Story: And at the End, a Garden
Author: AstroGirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1762
Author's Summary: A regenerating Ten makes a stop in an Aztec garden.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Cameca
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic was just posted two days ago, but as soon as I read it, I knew I wanted to rec it here. As we know, the Tenth Doctor held off his regeneration and went on a goodbye tour, visiting past friends and companions. This fic tells us why he did that -- and the reason given is both obvious (in retrospect) and brilliantly insightful. Then, the author gives us a wonderful interaction between Ten and the person who is arguably the first human the Doctor ever loved: Cameca from the First Doctor episode "The Aztecs." It's sweet, and melancholy, and beautifully written. And, it takes place in a garden.

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21 March 2015 @ 08:47 am
Story: Set Yourself On Fire
Author: Calapine
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2634
Author's Summary: River Song, time, stories and choices.
Characters/Pairings: River Song, Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams
Warnings: None

Recced because: River is a fascinating character, and this fic really captures her spirit and her life. It's whirlwind and brilliant and glorious, just like River herself.

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20 March 2015 @ 08:37 am
Story: Punchline
Author: Lissy Strata
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 536
Author's Summary: Some people thought that Jo Grant was a walking blonde joke.
Characters/Pairings: Jo Grant
Warnings: None

Recced because: Jo Grant was blonde, ditzy, talkative . . . and someone you would never, ever want to underestimate. In this fun fic, Jo comes across an average person who makes the average mistake of thinking there is no brain under Jo's bubbling personality. The outcome made me laugh, and also reminded me that Jo was a companion whom even the Master learned to respect.

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18 March 2015 @ 10:23 am
Story: Loose Sand
Author: schildkroet
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2687
Author's Summary: Torchwood is facing a problem and Jack doesn't want to call the Doctor for help. Martha does so anyway.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic is like the best of Twilight Zone in the way it quietly unfolds, starting with a mystery -- why doesn't Jack want to call on the Doctor for help? -- and then turning on a simple, horrifying reveal. The story was written back in 2008, so it's AU now, but perhaps that just means this happened in an alternate timeline (something else both Doctor Who and Twilight Zone have in common).

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16 March 2015 @ 10:39 am
Story: Karaoke
Author: koshiroryuu
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 345
Author's Summary: Martha, Donna, Sarah Jane and the Doctor go to a karaoke bar. It seemed like such a good idea at the time.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: Ten takes Donna and Martha to meet Sarah Jane, and they all end up in a karaoke bar. It's a little bit of silly and a whole lot of fun, and what better reason could there be for a rec, really?

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Story: Reputation to Uphold
Author: The_Bookkeeper
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 100
Author's Summary: They think he’s not him. It’s freedom, of a sort. Set during The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People.
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: I used to not like drabbles, and then I realized it was because I hadn't been reading the right drabbles. Done well, a drabble is like a scalpel in the hands of a skilled surgeon -- precise and incredibly powerful. This drabble, about the Eleventh Doctor during "Rebel Flesh / Almost People," is done extremely well. Go read it.
 
 
Story: take it with you (when you go)
Author: Azar
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2021
Author's Summary: The Doctor gives Nyssa a way to recreate a little piece of Traken aboard the TARDIS.
Characters/Pairings: Nyssa, Fifth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's sometimes easy to forget that when Nyssa joined Team TARDIS, she lost her entire planet. This moving fic gives us some fascinating background into her life on Traken, and gives Nyssa a little bit of hope that there might still be a chance to nurture a small piece of her former life.

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Story: The Doctor Cooks (The Eleventh Time Lucky Remix)
Author: paranoidangel
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3264
Author's Summary: The Doctor offers to cook dinner for Amy and Rory. What could go wrong?
Characters/Pairings: Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond/Rory Williams, First Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright, Susan Foreman, Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot, Third Doctor, Jo Grant, Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka, Nyssa, Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, Seventh Doctor, Ace McShane, Eighth Doctor, Charley Pollard, Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble.
Warnings: None

Recced because: The Doctor claims he can cook. Actually, as it turns out, the Doctor has always claimed that he could cook. This fic starts off with the Eleventh Doctor promising to cook a special meal for Amy and Rory, and then moves on to a series of flashbacks that show past Doctors, past companions, and past culinary (mis)adventures. Much of it is very funny, but there is also a wonderful depth to the writing, especially in the framing story of Eleven, Amy, and Rory.

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