April 14th, 2008

Sherlock: Punch me in the face

Rec: Flowers on Fire

Story: Flowers on Fire
Author: etherati
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2627
Author's Summary: They burn, in the darkness and the light, circling round each other like binary stars just on the edge of nova. They both burn, but they do not burn the same. Theta, Koschei, and their successors.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (1st), The Master (Delgado), The Master (Simm)
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's beautifully written, with an obvious affection for the Doctor and the Master and their long, twisted, ultimately tragic relationship. The language is economical, perfect, and lyrical. The story focuses on their youth, but touches upon their ensuing significant encounters, painting a poignant, painful picture of two powerful beings who could neither embrace nor escape each other.

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rec: from up here you can barely see the ground

Sorry about the earlier, peek-a-boo duplicate rec. Great minds? I've now double-checked my rec list and it's clean. I was determined to post a "happy" fic today so, onto to the Monday fun!

Story: from up here you can barely see the ground
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4,248
Charcters/Pairings: Rose, Mickey, Jake, Alt!UNIT
Author's Summary: Making it in the new world, with extensive documentary and military backup

recced because: I absolutely adore Alt!World Rose-Mickey-Jake buddy fics (eta: punctuation changed to save doyle_sb4's sanity) and this is one of the best of the lot. The dynamic between the three characters is amusing, irreverent and filled with caring and admiration, when they're not teasing each other without mercy, that is. A fic where Rose is happy, living a full life and having adventures of her own is a rare thing, Mickey and Jake are the icing on the cake. This is joyful fic with a slightly cracky twist that only adds to the sense fun.

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rec: leap in the dark by nonelvis

Story: Leap in the Dark
Author: nonelvis
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8183
Author's Summary: The 10th Doctor and Donna crash an unusual party, and discover they aren't the only uninvited guests.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: For a fandom that's all about time travel it's strange how rarely it's used in fic. In this Ten and Donna arrive at a party and not only do they find themselves bounced back and forward along the time-line of the party but something big and with claws is hunting.

This fic is brilliantly well written and astonishingly clever. But what really impresses me about it is the interaction between Ten and Donna, given that it was written before Partners in Crime aired it plays beautifully both into what we knew about them from The Runaway Bride and what we've seen in S4 so far. 

Oh, and if you need more convincing Donna befriends a robotic skull in a flowerpot called Bernard.