May 5th, 2008

time and relative dimension in space, doctor who?, doctor blue box

REC: The Slow Path, or Two and a Half Centuries in Two and a Half Days

Story: The Slow Path, or Two and a Half Centuries in Two and a Half Days
Author: Amy Wolf
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 16598
Author's summary: AU from Girl in the Fireplace.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Reinette, Rose, Mickey, Various Historical Figures
Warnings: only if you want me to warn for awesomeness

Recced because: This fic is excellent. It's complex and well-researched and wonderfully detailed. There's a sense of history to it and a sense of geography too. It's well-plotted and well-structured and just very, very good. It's one of my favorites. And as always, Amy Wolf's characterization is faultless.

Plus, there's a scene where William S Burroughs gives the Doctor drugged tea in a room full of Beat Poets and a great cameo by Led Zeppelin. What's not to love?
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Rec: And That Was How The Doctor Was Forced To Eventually Invent Retcon

Story: And That Was How The Doctor Was Forced To Eventually Invent Retcon
Author: koshiroryuu
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 457
Author's summary: To his great shock, the Doctor discovers that he's about to marry... the Doctor!
Characters/Pairings: Fourth Doctor/Tenth Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: Look at the title! Doesn't it make you even a little curious? Come on, it has to. Even without the added glory of that great title, though, I would have read the story because I have a marked fondness for good crack. Such as the Tenth Doctor learning that he's supposed to marry his fourth self. Featuring perfect dialogue and a killer last line, this fic is one of many excellent efforts to come out of churchontime.

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rec: all these things that we've done

It's finally my turn! I'm so excited!!! Let's start with a Third Doctor AU, shall we?

Story: All These Things That We've Done
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1966
Author's Summary: The one where the Brigadier and Liz Shaw travel as companions to the Third Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor, Liz Shaw, the Brigadier
Warnings: nope

Recced because: This is exactly how it should have happened. I absolutely love the Third Doctor era, but it's always bothered me immensely that Liz and the Brig never got to travel in the TARDIS. They would have made fantastic companions, and this story shows us all the reasons why in tiny snapshots of fabulous adventures. The characterizations are spot on, the dialogue is perfection, and the whole thing feels SO right.

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Nine - No-one Wears a Doorway

Rec: Mother Knows Best by Wish Wielder

Story: Mother Knows Best
Author: Wish Wielder
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 26,216
Author's summary: When Jackie makes a flippant comment in the presence of an alien artifact, she wakes up to find her entire world flipped around – and not in the good way. There’s only one man – well, alien – she knows who could possibly fix it, and she’s just wished him out of their lives.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Pete Tyler, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: none

Recced because: I adore stories that delve into the intricacies of 'what if' and toying with time. This one is a true gem. It starts with the premise of Jackie wishing for one thing, one thing only: That Rose Tyler never met the Doctor. From that moment on, it hits the ground running. It's an engrossing, well-written story and it contains one of my absolute favourite characterisations of Jackie Tyler in fan fiction.

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