March 18th, 2008

Love the World

Rec: Sonnets Writ in Skin by Aenaria

Story: Sonnets Writ in Skin
Author: Aenaria
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2731
Author's Summary: He writes on Rose’s skin in Gallifreyan, the looping, swirling, interlocking patterns inked onto her flesh, preserving their story for the years to come.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (9th), Rose/Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: The story is by turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, and is held together with a lyrical writing style that is incredibly vivid and poetic. The whole story is told in a series of vignettes that link the Doctor and Rose together through a tradition that becomes almost a character in and of itself. It's the beginning of a series, but this one shot is the one I keep coming back to for a re-read. Also, the author quotes Shakespeare, and manages to not have it be hokey, which is an automatic plus in my book.


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rec: the spy who came in with a cold, by bigbadwolf

Story: The Spy Who Came In With A Cold
Author: bigbadwolf
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Written to fall after 'World War III', hopefully this piece not only marries with that stage of RTD's characterisations, but does not feel out of place as a piece of dark satire in it's own right...
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (9th), Rose Tyler
Warnings: None
Word Count: 25,285

Recced because: This is a silly, rollicking adventure story set on a planet a bit overly obsessed with sanitation, featuring an alien stripper, a car that runs on road rage, and some very bad doctors. What more do you need?
fucking your shit up altverse style
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rec: As Ordinary Things Often Do by Doyle

Story: As Ordinary Things Often Do
Author: Doyle
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Benton and Harry need a TARDIS. Rose and Martha have one.
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones/Harry Sullivan, Rose Tyler/John Benton
Warnings: none
Word Count: 3,500 words

Recced because: This just might be my favourite fic in the history of ever. It was written for me in a ficathon where I’d requested these two pairings (my crack OTPs) as well as the idea that “genetic transfer through kissing” could have hilarious time-travelling, crime-solving possibilities for Rose and Martha. Doyle managed to turn this silliness into something that, while still very funny, is also extremely well written, has absolutely dead-on characterization, and is packed with small truths about time travel and choices. With the bonuses of neat AU turns off of canon, a cameo by another woman who’s been kissed by the Doctor, the Brigadier, swimsuits that take hours to do up, cracks on Torchwood, K-9 and UNIT dating problems, a Harry who’s still quite the navy man, and a last line for Benton that broke my heart into happy pieces – and especially, pairings that really truly totally work – this is, on the whole, a fantastic piece of work.

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