September 13th, 2008

the duchess and her bit of cockney rough
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Rec: The Power of Pol by Van Donovan

Story: The Power of Pol
Author: Van Donovan
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: Ben is shot and Polly is fearless. Watch out for the blink-or-you'll-miss-it cameo.
Characters/Pairings: Ben/Polly
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~1,600 words

Recced because: This is just delightful: written for me in a ficathon, it gets Ben and Polly exactly right, and they are just too cute for words here. Polly gets to wear a fabulous dress, Ben gets to see her turn it into a mini, they fight Cybermen – the perfect returning enemy for them to face - and there's even a cameo by a young Harry! Sweet, funny, and a loving look at some very underrepresented characters.
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Rec: Best Served Hot by Rivendellrose

Story: Best Served Hot
Author: Rivendellrose
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: An inspiring tale in which Harry Sullivan finally wreaks vengeance on his most hated foe.
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~2,100 words

Recced because: This is impossibly adorable. Harry takes Sarah out for a fancy seafood dinner, and orders...the clams, of course! The whole feel of the story is light and fresh, with crackling dialogue and some absolutely perfect lines, such as "All right, you little devils," he addressed the butter-drenched gastropods, "take a good look at me." Sarah and Harry's relationship is pitched just right as well, very sharp and yet sweet and teasing, and it's just such a joy to see them out together, and Harry earn his victory as best he knows how.
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rec: the ten weddings of donna noble

Story: The Ten Weddings of Donna Noble
Author: Netgirl_y2k
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1919
Author's Summary: Donna has to marry the Doctor. All of them.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Tenth Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Eighth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Third Doctor, Second Doctor, First Doctor
Warnings: None

Recced because: This does exactly what it says on the tin, and is utterly brilliant for it. It's gloriously cracky-awesome fun, and is absolutely hysterical, with an amazing selection of mad-but-plausible reasons for the weddings. Donna is her fabulous self, and each of the Doctors is perfectly in-character. My personal favourite is the Third Doctor one, but they're all fantastic!