May 20th, 2008


Rec: "Every Second Tuesday"

Story: "Every Second Tuesday"
Author: rea_p
Rating:All ages.
Word Count: 1501
Author’s summary: "Jack investigates a semi-secret alien meeting in Cardiff, and finds something other than what he expected."
Characters/Pairings: Captain Jack Harkness
Warnings: None

Recommended because:  I've always been curious about what happens to the ordinary folk/beings who end up in Cardiff via the Rift -- I mean, they can't *all* be evil things intent on destruction, domination, or criminal activity.  This charming little story provides an answer, while giving Jack a chance to take a break from the less pleasant aspects of his job.  And what better day to post a rec for it?

(And yes, I'll admit to having liked the idea of weird flyers posted around Cardiff enough to have borrowed it for one of my own stories -- though in a rather different context.  Still, credit where it's due!)
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Rec: "Used to Be Fantastic"

Eee! My turn to rec! I'll have to get in a few before I leave for Oregon, so here's the first:

Story: Used to Be Fantastic
Author: darclee or Darcie
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 16163
Author's Summary: The Doctor struggles to help prevent a wide-spread tragedy, but to do so he may have to give up on Rose...
Characters/Pairing: Ten/Rose, OCs
Warnings: None

Recced because: First of all, Darcie's not getting nearly enough love around here. All her stories are fantastic, especially the longer, plotty ones. This is a prime example. The plot, equal parts political intrigue, ecological disaster and personal struggle (Rose is ill, possibly dying while the Doctor's coerced into helping a totalitarian government), rips right along while the author misses nary a beat with the characters. This feels like an episode of DW in every way. In spite of being sidelined by her illness, Rose is hardly a helpless victim; she's very proactive until she literally can't stand up. As for the Doctor, his solution is absolutely ingenious. After reading this one, check out "Royal Blood," which I very nearly recced instead. Don't forget to review!