March 22nd, 2008

Love the World

rec: Simmer Dim by joely jo

Story: Simmer Dim
Author: Joely Jo
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 45849
Author's Summary: With the events of Doomsday just a distant memory, Rose Tyler and Mickey Smith make a discovery that they cannot leave alone. But what they find will take Rose on a journey she never expected. Will she come to terms with what she’s faced with, or will the carefully constructed life she’s built for herself come crashing down?
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, Mickey, OC's
Warnings: Graphic Sex

Recced because: This is one of the few twists on the concepts in Human Nature that I really, truly enjoyed. Instead of simply plopping Rose into the middle of events on screen, this story poses a very plausible 'what if?', where the Doctor's attempt to get back to Rose goes horribly wrong. Even the mechanics of his becoming John Smith are more believable than in the series--the result of trauma rather than technology. It's epic, and heartbreaking, and ultimately one of the most finely crafted AU's I've run across since discovering the fandom.
Love the World

Rec: The Way of Things by shrak

Series: The Way of Things
Author: shrak
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 193637 for the first story in the series, 2500-11000 words for the remaining stories
Author's Summary: A post-Doomsday story, set in the Alt!Verse. It's been over three years since Rose and the Doctor said goodbye. What happens when she not only meets his doppelganger, but has to work with him? A Blackpool/Doctor Who crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler, Jake Simmonds, Peter Carlisle, DC Penington, OC's
Warnings: Graphic sex, violence

Recced because: This entire series is just completely, utterly epic and enthralling. I like the idea of Rose getting on with her life, and then getting hit upside the head by the fact that just because there's no Doctor in her new universe, that doesn't mean there isn't someone eerily like him, and all of the drama such a discovery could cause. Add in a compelling Torchwood-style murder mystery, and some extremely well-written OC's (I haven't seen Blackpool yet, but I really want to after reading this), and it's hard not to be sucked in to this AU. The length of the stories can be a bit daunting, but it's worth the time involved in the read.
Doctor + Rose = Love
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Rec: The Bubble Chamber by Duncan Johnson

Story: The Bubble Chamber
Author: Duncan Johnson
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: A historical story set in San Francisco in 1960.
Characters: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, OCs
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~9,500 words

Recced because: A long, plotty genfic with the Ninth Doctor, this reads like an episode of the series in all the right ways. Rose and the Doctor arrive in San Francisco in May 1960, at the height of the Cold War, and get tangled up with the House Un-American Activities Committee, atom bomb threats, conspiracies, and good old-fashioned human drama - families, friends, the good and the bad mixed up perfectly. The historical details are well-researched, the OCs are all well-drawn and feel like the regular sorts of new characters you meet in an episode, and the Doctor and Rose both get to play strong roles and have lots of plot. Really satisfying.