March 17th, 2008

Love the World

Rec: The Unsexy Sex by Spastasmagoria

Story: The Unsexy Sex
Author: Spastasmagoria
Rating: None Listed, assume Teen
Word Count: 1166
Author's Summary: A story in which Rose fakes many orgasms.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, OC's
Warnings: Frank discussion of sexual matters.

Recced because: This is quite possibly one of the best pieces of crack!fic to come from this fandom. Not only does it deal well (and believably) with the concept of the Doctor and Rose having a child, but it displays a great deal of in-character humor about the situation. The entire fic is incredibly quotable, a series of snappy one-liners that mesh as a whole in a way that doesn't seem forced. It's a quick, light, fun bit of fluff, and I've wound up reading it a good dozen times when I've been in need of a pick-me-up.

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rec: here there be, by cryptile

Story: Here There Be
Author: Cryptile
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 32,036
Author's Summary: "Rose Tyler battles Prehistoric Beasts, Torquay housewives and her new therapist."
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Pete Tyler, Other Character(s)
Warnings: None

Recced because: There are dinosaurs. Well, there's that, and there's also a post-"Doomsday" Rose, working for the ramshackle alternate Torchwood with Mickey and Jake, babysitting her younger sister, and attending therapy forced on her by her employer. This is the best Cyber!verse story I've read, where moving on from the Doctor is neither fast nor easy, but it happens.

Also, there are dinosaurs. That's the really important bit.
sweet Rose
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Rec: Nighthawks by Rivrea

Story: Nighthawks
Author: Rivrea
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Rose walks into some bar on some planet and meets a girl called Fred.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler/Romana II
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~1,300 words

Recced because: A wonderful little story, wherein Romana is disillusioned, Rose is drunk, and somehow they find a common ground. With some great lines for Romana (Sometimes, I suspect I never really knew him. Unless bohemian nutters always turn into ruthless utilitarians with a penchant for genocide), some interesting insights into what can make Rose tick underneath it all, and a very powerful ending (the "grapefruit moon" imagery has stuck with me over a long time), this really works.