May 10th, 2008


rec: a phantom of clouds

Story: A Phantom of Clouds
Author: Doyle
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4778
Author's Summary: Jack has team spirit. Rose has alcohol. The Doctor has a story.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness
Warnings: nope

Recced because: I am one of those Old Skool fans that came into the fandom through NuWho (entirely due to presence of Eccleston), and this is one of the first Doctor Who stories I ever read. I figured after devouring so much more Who-fic, and becoming so engrossed in the classic series, I would return to find that this story was not as wonderful as I remembered. I can't tell you how glad I am that I was wrong. No matter how many times I go back and re-read this, it is still my absolute favorite Ninth Doctor tale. Doyle captures all three of these characters exactly as I see them, and reading it reminds me of why I fell in love with this show in the first place. It's a story about a bonding moment for the Doctor, Rose and Jack, with an ending that ties New Who and Classic Who together just beautifully in all its glorious angst.

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Nine/Rose/Jack - OT3

Rec: happily (not) ever after by HonorH

Story: happily (not) ever after
Author: HonorH
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3289
Author's summary: Life's too short, and love's too precious. In the end, the being once known as Jack Harkness is given the chance to make a new beginning.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: none

Recced because: I'm a sucker for (almost) happy endings, especially when they involve Jack. At the end of his incredibly long life, Jack is offered a chance to re-write the past. And the result is a realistic and lovely story that has a clever way of examining the question of 'what if'.

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Rec: Bizarre Love Rectangle

Story: Bizarre Love Rectangle
Author: uktechgirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3115
Author's summary: Peri gets drunk, Erimem gets revealing, Hex discovers his inner Whovian fanboy, and Ace is ace. Follows on directly from the DWM Big Finish audio The Veiled Leopard, which featured the two sets of companions but never allowed them to meet, which was an awful shame. Spoilery for said audio, but perfectly comprehensible if you haven’t heard it.
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Erimem/Hex/Peri, Fifth Doctor, Seventh Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: I hadn't yet heard The Veiled Leopard the first time I read this story. I loved it anyway. Since then I've listened to Veiled Leopard four or five times, and I love this fic even more. It's just the kind of continuation I wish that audio really had had, throwing two of my favorite companion teams together and letting them getting to know each other. Their interaction includes getting drunk, flirting, and gossiping about the Doctor. All good stuff. Bonus: two amusing scenes with my favorite Doctors (today, anyway), Five and Seven.

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