July 5th, 2008

doctor who - romana & k9 1

rec: the bits with daleks

Story: The Bits With Daleks
Author: Ninamazing
Rating: All ages.
Word Count: 863
Author's Summary: She built four different kinds of vortex manipulator, then took the circuits apart and turned it all into a device for producing perfectly browned toast — which, if she thought about it, really seemed like something the Doctor might do.
Characters/Pairings: Fourth Doctor, Romana II
Warnings: Again, none given.

Recced because: This is set right after 'Destiny of the Daleks' and it's a short look at what Romana might have been feeling after her various experiences with Daleks in that episode and it's rather lovely. Her reactions are, imho, completely in character. This is just a reallly nice little character introspection and also some very well done hurt/comfort. Some of the imagery used is gorgeous and I really feel that if Romana were to freak out over anything, it'd look an awful lot like this.
DW - Doc 11

Rec: Humans

Sorry for my hopelessness at posting!

Story: Humans
Author: rosa_acicularis
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1706
Author's Summary: Six people, six stories, six seconds. Six voices, and the evil that men do. A post episode fic for Midnight.
Characters/Pairings: Other Characters
Warnings: Spoilers for Midnight

Recced because: This fits the tone of the episode of Midnight perfectly: Dark, introspective and very, very human. Six of the characters are given their own little story and they fit perfectly. I would but unfair to pick a favourite because they are all so amazing but the Hostess is phenomenal. It is a superb piece of work.
DW - Doc 11

Rec: Ask Before You Snap At Me

Story: Ask Before You Snap At Me
Author: ThetaSigma
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 206
Author's Summary: Next time, he'll ask.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (10th) and The TARDIS
Warnings: Tiny spoilers for Forest of the Dead.

Recced because: The TARDIS is really not represented enough in fics. She is such a wonderful character who is woefully mistreated by the Doctor but often overlooked. This fic shows the TARDIS as a rather irritated machine after the Doctor thinks it's OK to snap his fingers at her.

It is funny and very sweet. Please review the story if you read it.
got | robb & jon | falling from high

Rec: Wanderers in the Fourth Dimension, or How Jack Got to be So Emo

Story: Wanderers in the Fourth Dimension, or How Jack Got to be So Emo
Author: Dr Miracle
Rating: All ages
Word count: 1443
Author's summary: One gets the impression that Torchwood!Jack fell through through the Cardiff rift from the Gamestation Era to the early twentieth century, and has been looking for the Doctor ever since. Thing is, he's had numerous opportunities to catch up with all the Doctor's previous incarnations. This story explains why the poor man is still languishing in Cardiff...
Characters/pairings: Captain Jack, 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, 4th Doctor, 5th Doctor, 6th Doctor, 7th Doctor, 8th Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's my personal fanon that Jack met at least one version of the Doctor before he caught up with Ten in Cardiff, probably a bit different to this, admitedly, but it didn't stop me from finding this very funny. Also, I couldn't go a week and not rec crack fic when it is my most favourite type of fic. This is short, sharp and funny which makes it pretty perfect, in my opinion. Each Doctor is spot as well.