April 24th, 2008

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Rec: Lessons by uktechgirl

Story: Lessons
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Turlough gets a visit from an eccentric solicitor - by the name of Jack Harkness.
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Turlough
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~4,100 words

Recced because: This works unbelievably well. A wet-behind-the-ears Jack visits Turlough at school just prior to Mawdryn Undead; he's there to get a reading for the Time Agency, and Turlough's determined to find a way off of Earth. Turlough is written just dead-on, and it's fabulous fun to watch minxy, conniving Turlough outthink a green Jack (which you don't see enough of in fic). Add in some hilarious bits (Jack's ideas of fashion in the 1980s), some meta bits (thoughts on ages of schoolboys and that Jack ends up wearing Ten's outfit), and some quite hot bits and you get something really different and very clever and very fun.

rec: High Windows by Paristani

Story: High Windows
Author: Paristani
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 963
Author's Summary: "I know some of you were sceptical about the relationship between the Soup Dragon and the Iron Chicken but it really is necessary that a series made for the posthuman era have that kind of emotional resonance and I just want to reassure you that I’ve allayed the concerns of those critics privately. We won’t be hearing from them again."
Characters/Pairings: Clive Jones, Martha Jones, The Master (Simm), Tish Jones
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: Fair warning: this is one deeply twisted, disturbing story, and if you didn't already know the Master was a sick bastard, you will by the end of this fic. It's also got some of the blackest humor I've ever seen, so if the concept of "Master TV" appeals to you, this may be your kind of story. It manages to simultaneously horrify me and crack me up, which is pretty impressive for something less than 1,000 words long.

AU, taking place during "Last of the Time Lords," with Martha onboard the Valiant.