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the enemy of fun
25 April 2008 @ 07:47 am
Story: Passing Notes
Author: Adalia Zandra
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1,158
Author's Summary: Were they passing notes like schoolboys now? Well, two could play at that game!
Characters/Pairings: Ten/The Master (Simm)
Warnings: None

Recced because: As an antidote to yesterday's Master story, I present this delightful bit of crack, in which the Master has survived the events of the Valiant and is living with the Doctor onboard the TARDIS. His many escape attempts have failed, and he's bored out of his mind, leading him to begin a note-writing campaign requesting some very personal attention. What makes this story wonderful isn't just the concept, which is plenty funny on its own, but the author's perfectly rendered illustrations of Gallifreyan messages left on Post-It notes, photographed in the appropriate locations.
 
 
she who is the teller of tales
25 April 2008 @ 09:06 am
Story: Nothing But Sand
Author: travels_in_time
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 9527
Author's Summary: An unexpected event pulls Rose and Jack away from the Doctor, throwing them into separate timestreams.
Characters/Pairings: Jack (+ Jack + Jack), Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Rose, Ianto
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: This story is where Jack's timeline goes to get drunk. Seriously. You get three different versions of Jack, one before the Doctor and Rose, one with the Doctor and Rose, and the one from after. I found it really interesting how different Jack was at these three different times in his life, and yet he was still the same in all the ways that count. He might be a little more jaded and sad, but he's still Jack in all the ways we love.
The story itself seems to be one giant paradox in the making, but somehow they manage to avoid that.
 
 
 
Worrals
25 April 2008 @ 09:51 am
Story: Bright Star
Author: eponymous_rose
Rating: Teen
Author's summary: Marshellian Paston's Fifteenth Theorem of Time Travel states that any two persons travelling through time are slightly more likely to meet from a probabilistic standpoint, within a margin of error described by a hypercube with complex dimensions; Ian, Barbara and Sarah Jane Smith give Marshellian Paston something to write home about.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, Sarah Jane, Harry Sullivan, Luke Smith, First Doctor, Susan, Vicki, Third Doctor
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~7,700 words

Recced because: Epic and brilliant, this story spins out a non-linear adventure and love story for Ian and Barbara, and unexpectedly but beautifully, tells us about Sarah Jane, as well. There's UST, romance, a touch of sex, happiness, ever-afters, danger, and adventure galore – everything that happens in life, especially a life with the Doctor, all of it, the good and the bad. The guest stars are all perfectly used, and with some terrific lines: "It's enough to give anyone a headache," Harry said sympathetically. / "Oh, Ian's just easily baffled," said Barbara which made me laugh out loud, and "It's a lovely elbow," said Barbara politely. / "Thank you," Ian said. "But I have heard good things about certain other portions of my anatomy." which was too perfect – and sexy – for words, this is an absolute delight.
 
 
she who is the teller of tales
Story: That's DAME Rose Tyler to you!
Author: Aibhinn
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5313
Author's Summary: An accident on the planet Praxis II causes the Doctor to be arrested, and Rose has to appear in an alien court to plead his case.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: I'm a huge fan of 'the Companion saves the Doctor' fics, and this one is the first - and one of the best - I've read, so far. This is Rose, left stranded on a strange planet when the Doctor is arrested, and how she deals with it all. She's smart and clever and resourceful. I especially love the entire courtroom scene. The story is wonderfully written, and Rose's character coming shining through.