September 28th, 2008

doctor/tardis on top of the world

rec: Getting Out by melissa_228

Story: Getting Out
Author: melissa_228
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 1,330
Author's Summary: The human Doctor and Rose are forced to face the inevitable in their relationship.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (Duplicate 10th), Rose Tyler
Warnings: Swearing, Explicit Sex

Recced because: This is a positively brilliant interpretation of what the dup!Doc and Rose's life might've ended up. There are too many sappy stories out there, I like to see a little pain and a little realism thrown in. Both are blended into this beautifully, while the characters behave believably. I love this.
time and relative dimension in space, doctor who?, doctor blue box

REC: Bigger on the Inside

Story: Bigger on the Inside
Author: tangerine
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 130 (or 1130 if you count the picture)
Author's summary: This is not for you. (Crossover with House of Leaves)
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, The TARDIS
Warnings: Crossover with House of Leaves. May leave cracks in your brain.

Recced because: Everyone has those fics where after reading one says to oneself. “This. This is canon.” Well, this is one of those fics for me. Right now I'm reading House of Leaves for the first time and I can say unto you with no hesitation that this fic is absolutely true to both halves of its source material and manages to blend them absolutely seamlessly. I'm very impressed.
time lords wear funny collars, kylie vs romana, lord high president of the dance floor

REC: Gazing into the Abyss

Story: Gaze into the Abyss
Author: JJPOR
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 22, 811
Author's summary: She wanted to make a difference; she wanted to do good. She wanted to be able to say that she had done something more with her life than simply watching. Most of all, she wanted to be like him, to please him. Events dictated otherwise.
Characters/Pairings: Various Doctors/Romana II, Leela/Andred, Davros, K9, Fourth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Eighth Doctor, Jacobi!Master, Daleks, and various assorted Time Lords
Warnings: Sad and long. Bring tissues. Also, explicit violence (but then it is a war story.)

Recced because: Tonight you get two Calufrax recs from me! I've already recced the short one; this is the long one. Believe me, it's worth every sentence.

Gazing Into the Abyss is, without a doubt, my favorite Time War fic. It's written from the perspective of Romana and through her JPOR does an excellent job of showing the horrors of war. We begin with Romana in all her youth and idealism, wanting to do good and finding the role of President as the perfect way to accomplish this and we end at the end of Gallifrey herself, the final hour. It's sad and heartbreaking, but the writing is beautiful and there were moments reading this where I forgot that it isn't actually canon. I cannot recommend this one more.