April 23rd, 2008

Romana II leading the troops.

Rec: Learn How To Be You In Time by LizBee

Story: Learn How To Be You In Time
Author: LizBee
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: "No one you can save that can't be saved." Written for the chuchontime prompt: "Romana is in need of some muscle. Duggan has conditions."
Characters/Pairings: Romana II/Duggan
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~1,300 words

Recced because: Oh, my soul. This is a gorgeous piece, bringing back the marvellous Duggan from City of Death, and throwing him and Romana into the Year That Never Was. Time Lords aren't easy people to know, but Duggan, with his big heart and good faith, tries his best, and between romance in shattered cafes, proposals involving piles of rocks, death, and rewinding, this manages to be heart-breakingly beautiful while also funny and insightful. "I'd forgotten you were crazy," Duggan says, and he must be crazy to deal with some of the things that come his way from knowing Romana, but somehow, these two crazy kids make it work.
DW blue TARDIS

rec: Things to Do on Gallifrey When You're Bored by Joan Milligan

Story: Things to Do on Gallifrey When You're Bored
Author: Joan Milligan
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,834
Author's Summary: Theta and Koschei (and Ushas) have a lot of time to kill.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor, The Master, The Rani (all Academy-era)
Warnings: None

Recced because: If the Doctor, the Master, and the Rani were trouble after graduation, just imagine what they got up to before they left the Academy. Bored college students find all sorts of inappropriate things to occupy themselves: computer hacking ... dorm room redecoration ... casual sex ... TARDIS-building. (Okay, that last one definitely didn't happen at my college, but everything else was awfully familiar.) This is a wry character study that points out how little difference there is between extracurricular interests and full-time occupations, at least for these three Time Lords, and though I don't often read Academy-era fic, this is one of my favorites.
doctor - cheeky

rec: Facets by padawanpooh

Story: Facets
Author: padawanpooh
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 44,124
Author's Summary: To save her Doctor's future, Rose has to go back in time and meet all previous incarnations of the Timelord. There'll be danger, humour, romance and adventure!
Characters/Pairings: Rose/Doctor, All 10 Doctors
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: This is the first story in a series, but it's also my favourite. This is a Rose story where we see her strength and courage and conviction, and her stubborn drive to save the Doctor and the universe as she travels through the Doctor's life on her own. Yet this is also a Rose/Doctor story, where we see Rose meet her feelings head on where the Ninth and Tenth Doctors are concerned. I especially like this story because each meeting with each incarnation is unique yet still so similar - in almost every instance they end up running for their lives or being in mortal peril in some way. It's really great fun to read, and I think the author is completely right when they said 'There'll be danger, humour, romance and adventure!'.