July 31st, 2008

worse than your aunt

rec: Three Months, Subjective Time

Story: Three Months, Subjective Time
Author: Versaphile
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1582
Author's Summary: The Doctor didn't go back for Martha right away. He needed some time to think, first. Missing scene for "Smith and Jones."
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's a brilliant snapshot of how the Tenth Doctor thinks -- the prose is a bit manic and scattered, much like you'd think the Doctor's mind would be.
Geeky - Coffee in Theorems

rec: Entangled

Story: Entangled
Author: Doyle
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2103
Author's Summary: "Right, then. Adam Mitchell, this is your life."
Characters/Pairings: Adam Mitchell, Nine, Mickey Smith, Rose
Warnings: none

Recced because: Don't click away when you see the character list! Adam Mitchell is generally regarded as one of RTD's least successful creations. This is the first - and thus far, only - fic I've read that not only makes Adam into a real person, but also makes you empathize with him. The style is absolutely lovely. It's a very memorable portrayal of a character a lot of us tried to forget.

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Doctor Who - Ace/Hex OTP

rec: Kodachrome

Apologies for the lack of recs the last couple days; I've been down with a nasty flu.

Story: Kodachrome
Author: livii
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2349
Author's Summary: "She's memorable, Martha Jones. He never had a chance."
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Harry Sullivan
Warnings: none

Recced because: This is the story that completely sold me on Martha/Harry. For those of you who haven't read anything by livii, yes, Martha and Harry have never canonically met. If that prevented us from shipping them, we wouldn't be in fandom, would we? It's a beautiful portrait of Harry, and life with(out) the Doctor, and knowing the future.

(Also, it includes lines like: "He realizes that even with ten years' warning, he's still incapable of making sensible conversation, and so the floor collapsing underneath them is a stroke of terrible good fortune." Enough said.)

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Doctor Who - Donna Noble

rec: Nowhere Music

Story: Nowhere Music
Author: LizBee
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1664
Author's Summary: "I was a dad once."
Characters/Pairings: Romana II, Eighth Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: Oh, the language. This story is less about plot, and more about time - what could have, might have, should(n't) have happened in a war where everything around you can be rewritten in an instant.

"Losing a time war, if you've never tried it, is a long, slow process. Win a day, lose a decade. That planet? It was always uninhabited. Would you mind standing still a moment while I nip back and kill your grandfather?"

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