January 28th, 2008

sweet Rose
  • livii

rec: Human Activities

Story: Human Activities
Author: sheldrake
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: A story about bad coffee, a green librarian, and a thing that doesn't shoot acid at people.
Characters: Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Jake Simmonds, Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler, (alt!)Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: none

Recced because: This is an absolutely lovely story about Rose post-Doomsday, and the new universe she's living in. With a great structure around ecosystems - or habitats - we get a Rose who is studying for an A-level, has made friends with the altverse!Sarah Jane, investigates alien toasters that might be weapons with Mickey and Jake, and generally is living her life, the way the Doctor would want her to. There's some very funny bits, some very thoughtful and touching bits, some melancholy bits (because this Rose is real, with all the human emotions that go with that), and a strong, hopeful ending. I just love Rose in this story, so very much.
Master - LJ Troll

Rec: Bless

Series: Bless
Author: commodoresexual
Rating: Adult
Author's summary: Every couple has a love story. Some of those are just more messed up than others.
Characters: Other Character(s), The Master (Simm) (Simm!Master/Lucy)
Warnings: none

Recced because: I absolutely adore commodoresexual's take on the Master/Lucy love story. These characters are so dark, so broken, and so terrifyingly right for each other that it's simply fantastic. There are more stories in this series than just the two that are posted on Teaspoon, and I really wish commodoresexual'd post the rest on Teaspoon for everyone to enjoy. But even in this smaller snippet, this series has definitely become part of my personal canon regarding the Master/Lucy relationship. There are some terrifying moments, dark aspects, angst (I do love me some angst), but overall, you can really see how and why the Master fell for Lucy and vice versa. It's an ode to darkness, and I do love it.
Six coat
  • ghost2

rec: grounds for annulment

Story: Grounds for Annulment
Author: Sub Rosa
Rating: not given, but I'm going to say Teen.
Author's summary: Peri marries an alien and deals with wedding-night expectations.
Characters: Sixth Doctor, Peri
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's hilarious. Sometimes you just want to read something fun. First, though, despite the summary, this story is gen. Also, the Doctor and Peri don't really get married. Not exactly, anyway. What happens is that Peri commits a cultural faux pas, and she and the Doctor end up as "guests" of the planet's high priest, who has certain expectations of them. Peri and the Doctor, less than pleased with the situation, plot an escape. There's a lot of amusing banter along the way, plus some sweet bonding between Six and Peri. When well written, they make a great team.