October 17th, 2008


Rec: An Attempt at Getting Your Leg Over

Having proceeded to get sick and forget for two days that I was supposed to be recommending things, I hearby present you with a catch-up rec.

Story: "An Attempt at Getting Your Leg Over" with Ben Jackson - Viewer Involvement Minimal
Author: The Secretive Bus
Wordcount: 3082
Rating: Teen
Author's Summary: An educational feature on the mating habits of the "Cockney", a species to be found on the planet Earth. Intrusion by Time Lord may occur. We hope you'll learn something.
Characters/Pairings: Ben Jackson, 1st Doctor
Warnings: BDSM, but I don't see it myself.

Recced because: Are you aware just how few stories there are featuring Ben Jackson? Way too few, that's the answer, and this is a particularly hilarious example of the few that there are. Presented as "an educational feature on the concepts of love and romance," it chronicles one of Ben's ill-fated attempts to pick up some bird. There are some brilliantly funny lines, and everyone is spot-on in character, particuarly Ben.

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Rec: Waiting to Break the Silence

And today's.

Story: Waiting to Break the Silence
Author: Samantha Wilkinson
Wordcount: 635
Rating: All Ages
Author's Summary: Evelyn isn't as good at keeping secrets as she thinks. WARNING: Contains a spoiler for Project: Lazarus.
Characters/Pairings: 6th Doctor, Evelyn Smythe
Warnings: none

Recced because: I have a soft spot for Six. I have an exceptionally soft spot for Six with Evelyn (or Six/Evelyn, should you choose to read it that way). This story gives us the more affectionate side of Six, the side we almost never get to see, while still keeping him perfectly in character (his frustration and anxiety in particular ring true). There's some lovely writing here, and a poignant ending.
smith and jones

rec: In a World She Never Made, by biichan

Story: In a World She Never Made
Author: biichan
Wordcount: 1,525
Rating: All ages
Author's Summary: Stranded in the twentieth-first century, nearly eighty years after she ought to have died, Charley Pollard begins to make a new life for herself. (Big Finish/Torchwood crossover)
Characters/Pairings: Charley Pollard, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, OC Andy Davidson, Polly Wright, The Doctor (8th), Other Characters

Recced because: It's so rare to find good characterisation for Charley, so I was delighted to stumble across this little gem. It charts Charley's slow tranformation into a citizen of the 21st century, and it's beautifully done, with just the right amount of bittersweet.

rec: ...And Things That Go Bump In the Night

Story: ...And Things That Go Bump In the Night
Author: Aeshna
Wordcount: 1249
Rating: Teen
Author's Summary: Luke is curious, Sarah Jane is embarrassed, Jack is Jack.
Characters/Pairings: Luke Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Jack Harkness

Recced because: It's hilarious, cleverly written, surprisingly sweet on Luke's part and hideously embarrassing for Sarah Jane (and for Jack, except he's unembarrassable, apparently), and supports my theory that Jack has a giant fanboy crush on Sarah Jane. Besides, every kid has to catch his parent in flagrente delicto at some point. Luke being Luke...

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