October 26th, 2008

  • carawj

rec: aliens, arguments, showers, and slime

Story: Aliens, Arguments, Showers, and Slime
Author: Settiai
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 900
Author's Summary: It's always easiest to blame Owen.
Characters/Pairings: Gwen Cooper/Toshiko Sato, Owen Harper, Ianto Jones
Warnings: None

Recced because: Gwen and Tosh are adorable, Owen is grouchy, and Ianto is snarky. It's just really cute and fun, and if this pairing had happened, this is how I'd have wanted to see it. It was written for whoniverse1000, which you should really check out if you haven't already because it's a great project (set up and run by the lovely author I'm reccing here) that's producing some fabulous fic for all sorts of pairings.
  • carawj

rec: ocean-going ships

And another one to make up a little for my fail earlier in the week.

Story: Ocean-Going Ships
Author: livii
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1174
Author's Summary: Some cries for help are far less straightforward than others.
Characters/Pairings: Jo Grant/Rose Tyler, The TARDIS
Warnings: None

Recced because: This seems to be the week of femmeslash recs, which is always a good thing! This is a fascinating idea that has been put together brilliantly, and the language is absolutely beautiful, dreamy and haunting. It's a wonderful look at Rose and what she might have gone through during her dimension-jumping, and it has fantastic Jo voice. The last line in particular is just completely perfect.
doctor who - doctor/romana smarter

rec: a mutual understanding

Story: A Mutual Understanding
Author: Branwyn
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 325
Author's Summary: "Doctor," says Romana, "I have a feeling."
Characters/Pairings: Fourth Doctor, Romana II.
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It's insanely INSANELY cute? With fabulous Four voice? And pitch-perfect Four/Romana interaction? Which are both really hard to get down? I think these are all valid reasons. Also, how I wish it were canon.
doctor who - romana II

rec: sugar and spice (and all things nice)

Story: Sugar And Spice (And All Things Nice)
Author: Agapi42
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 4418
Author's Summary: Spicy sweetness, Martha thought, and liked the sound of the words together.
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Romana, Martha Jones, Romana II, Romana III, Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble.
Warnings: None.

Recced because: This fic just makes me grin like a loon every time I read it. As a matter of fact, I think the first time I read it I bounced around my flat for an evening squeaking about the cute that is Martha/Romana, having fabulous adventures and being cooler than the Doctor. ;) I'm flicking through it again, trying to come up with more coherent reasons to read it but it's Martha and Romana, having adventures in time and space, it's really really lovely. :D
  • carawj

rec: a knight in shining armour

Because apparently two recs today are not quite enough. ;) This brings me a little closer to my target of seven, anyway, and will be my last for this week. It's been a lot of fun!

Story: A Knight in Shining Armour
Author: atraphoenix
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1854
Author's Summary: “I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Life on Earth, after everything I’ve seen? How am I supposed to get back to normal?”
Characters/Pairings: Harry Sullivan/Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: A really gorgeous version of what happened between Sarah Jane and Harry after she left the TARDIS. My very favourite thing about this is that it has a brilliant twist part way through that just makes the whole piece and feels very real. There's lovely Harry characterization particularly, and Sarah Jane's is great too, and the ending is completely wonderful.