April 28th, 2008

Donuts

Rec: Ten Times Trouble by TigerKat

Story: Ten Times Trouble
Author: TigerKat
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 8157
Author's Summary: Ian and Barbara are getting married. All ten Doctors go to their wedding. Chaos ensues.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton, the Doctor (1-10), Ace McShane, Donna Noble, Evelyn Smythe, Fitz Kreiner, Jack Harkness, Jamie McCrimmon, Other Character(s), Romana II, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None. 

Recced because: Ian and Barbara deserve a perfectly lovely and smooth wedding, complete with affection, cake, peace, and presents. But Ten Times Trouble is like a real wedding, rolling everyone’s drunk uncle, interrupting brother, affectionate friends, and bickering relatives into ten incorrigible packages. This sweet, funny, and poignant story has more than a bit of appeal for almost every part of fandom. 
martha jones is trapped in a cartoon, worlds out there...

REC: We've Really Got To Stop Meeting Like This

Story: We've Really Got To Stop Meeting Like This
Author: koshiroryuu
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2169
Author's summary: While traveling with the Doctor, Martha meets the Doctor. And then the Doctor. And then the Doctor. And then...
Characters/Pairings: Martha, Tenth Doctor, First Doctor, Second Doctor/Jamie, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor
Warnings: none, unless you want me to warn for high awesome levels

Recced because: Quite simply, I love this story. A lot. I loved it back when it was a series of commentfic in koshiroryuu's fic journal as part of her 1001 Whovian Nights project (she's up to ninety-eight last time I checked!) and I still love it today. I loved it so much so that I bugged koshiroryuu into posting it on Teaspoon just so that I could rec it here today.

It's multi-Doctor fic, which admittedly is one of my favourite genres in this fandom, but that's not the only reason I'm so very fond of it. I love it for the characterization. Koshiroryuu takes each of the classic telly Doctors that the Tenth Doctor and Martha run into and captures them perfectly: voice, mannerisms, and personality. I could hear the actors saying their dialogue. And she does this all in less than 4300 characters per Doctor. I'm quite impressed.
bing and bong

Rec: Nothing But Flowers, by Vali

Story: Nothing But Flowers
Author: vali
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 23,066
Author's Summary: There's flowers, sex and breakfast in bed, but the honeymoon's still over.
Characters/Pairings: Martha, Ten, TARDIS
Warnings: Doctor/other non-con and other not-vanilla acts

Recced because:
This beautifully written story presents us with a relationship of complexity and nuance, where oblique dialogue and flashes of insight combine to create an astonishing, if imperfect, mutual understanding between the Doctor and Martha. Nothing but Flowers deals with the themes of loss and persistence with subtlety and sensitivity, without insulting either the characters or the reader by oversimplifying or oversentimentalizing. I love the dialogue, snappy and witty, but beneath  that you can see the Doctor and Martha probing, looking for the boundaries of this relationship. In the end, there are no easy answers, but there is connection.

And then of course there are the flowers. And the sex.