May 2nd, 2008

an allegorical figure on the lam, meanwhile...

REC: Men Are From Mars

Story: Men Are From Mars
Author: quillofrassilon
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 7862
Author's summary: When Ten and Donna are forced to marry, Donna convinces the Doctor to take her on a honeymoon, complete with sun, sand, and...dinosaurs.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Donna, dinosaurs
Warnings: explicit sex

Recced because: This fic exemplifies everything I love about about the Tenth Doctor/Donna ship: they fight and argue and bicker (and all other sorts of synonyms for quarrel) but at the end of the day, they really do care about each other deeply. Men Are From Mars starts out the way that Doctor and Donna fics usually do: with fate throwing them in an unexpected situation, giving them plenty of room to snark at each other. Then, about midway through the fic, things take a turn for the serious and suddenly it isn't just about the funny bickering. Suddenly there's some real emotional meat to the fic. It's a bit like a good S4 episode, actually—like Fires of Pompeii or Planet of the Ood—but with the chemistry between the Doctor and Donna made actual text (which of course is what fanfic is for.)

And it's got a rather nice sex scene too.
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Rec: Kiss Me, Please Kill Me by HonorH

Story: Kiss Me, Please Kill Me
Author: HonorH
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1143
Author's Summary: Even from beyond the grave, the Master torments the Doctor--and his latest companion.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, the Doctor (10th)
Warnings: None

Recced because: In Kiss Me, Please Kill Me, the Doctor steals Donna’s copy of the Master’s novel, which features suspiciously familiar love interests adoring the suspiciously familiar main character. I literally laughed out loud at this well-written and entertaining story, in which Donna and the Doctor demonstrate the secret pleasure and captivating horror of really bad fiction. 

"Don't tell me it's not yours, because it's signed, 'To the Lovely Donna, Hugs and Kisses, Harry Saxon'--and his handwriting's appalling, too."
time and relative dimension in space, doctor who?, doctor blue box

REC: An Introduction to Space Travel

Story: An Introduction to Space Travel
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5025
Author's summary:
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Rose, Romana, Jack
Warnings: none, unless you want AU warnings

Recced because: There are three things about this fic that I absolutely love: it has femmeslash (my favorite genre after gen), it's an alternate universe (another favorite genre of mine), and it has Romana, Rose and Martha working together sans Doctor and kicking arse perfectly well without him. One of the things I love in Doctor Who fanfic is Companions Are Doing It For Themselves and this is a damn good example of the trope. (Not to mention that Netgirl_y2k is an awesomely fun and funny writer and it was really difficult for me to choose just one fic of hers to rec, because they're all good. I ended up picking this one because Calufrax really does deserve more femmeslash recs.)

Anyhow, I just really like this fic. A lot. Enough that I think everyone should read it. It has me willing to overlook the random typo and it's not every fic that can do that.

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