September 3rd, 2008

doctor who - five/nyssa/tegan

rec: the heart is an open system

Story: The Heart Is an Open System
Author: Astrogirl
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2293
Author's Summary: Tegan demonstrates that Companion Emo is not exclusively a new series phenomenon. Fortunately, Nyssa's an excellent shoulder to cry on.
Characters/Pairings: Tegan, Nyssa
Warnings: None.

Recced because: Simply a lovely character study of Tegan, Nyssa, their relationship AND both their relationships with the Doctor. I can so easily picture this happening in the background of Five-era and it delights me to do so. I love this one because so much happened to the 5th Doctor and his companions and of course none of it's ever discussed. Which is what fic is for and this one does it gorgeously.
doctor who - romana/leela manip

rec: seconds ticking

(Second post to make up for missing yesterday. Apologies!)

Story: Seconds Ticking
Author: Biichan
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 908
Author's Summary: Of course they had a back-up plan. No one said that it was sensible.
Characters/Pairings: Leela, Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, K-9, Romana II, Braxiatel, Narvin, Jackie Tyler, Rose Tyler, Pete Tyler
Warnings: None.

Recced because: I love pocket-watch stories and I love Big Finish and this story manages to combine the two fantastically. Awesome, awesome theory and it's incredible how many good lines are packed in to so few words. I really sort of wish this were canon. Everyone's voice sounds just right, especially Leela's. This one's a must if you like the Big Finish series Gallifrey but is still heaps of fun even if you're not familiar with it, I think.

All's Well That Ends Well

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Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3746
Author's Summary:
‘When the Brigadier's moustache falls off mid-shag, years of trust and loyalty are undermined.’
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier/Benton, Jo Grant, Mike Yates
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because:
This story was inspired by the madness which is the kinkmeme. I think it’s nicely summed up by its original prompt: ‘When the Brigadier's moustache falls off mid-shag, years of trust and loyalty are undermined. Luckily, all is well thanks to Mike Yates, Jo Grant's mother and a tin of Spam.’
How can you go wrong with that???
This was only posted a few days ago, and I’m bumping off one of my original recs to fit it in. But rec it I must, because this is one of the funniest things I have ever read. The majority of the humour comes – not from the ridiculous situations – but from the ridiculously in-character reactions: Poor, clueless, and utterly betrayed Benton, Scarred-for-life Yates who has been wrangled into the role of unwilling relationship therapist, and dear sweet Jo who knows more than she’s letting on. And, of course, the stalwart Brig.