January 24th, 2009

TORCHWOOD incompetent

Rec: Eugene's Alien

Story: Eugene's Alien
Author: azriona
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 372
Author's Summary: Eugene Jones wanted to meet an alien, more than anything in the world.
Characters/Pairings: Nine, Eugene
Warnings: None

Recced because: People either love or hate the Torchwood episode "Random Shoes" – and while I think it's got some problems, I still fall into the "love" camp on this one. Poor, nerdy Eugene never quite fit in, and this ficlet treats him very sympathetically, showing his sweetness, his intelligence, and his thirst for knowledge about the universe. azriona sketches out Eugene's character with remarkable completeness and crisp, deceptively simple language; by the end you'll wonder if Eugene's story might have turned out quite differently had he only realized who he'd met when he was eight years old.
can't sleep! ten will eat me!, don't look back, like fire and ice and rage
  • biichan

REC: Something In The Hair

These are the recommendations of the Calufrax reccer Biichan. My week-long mission is to explore strange new genres, to seek out new authors and new pairings, and to boldly rec where I have not recced before.

Story: Something In The Hair
Author: RedScharlach
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 393
Author's summary: The Tenth and Eleventh Doctors mutually express their irresistible physical attraction to each other's most prominent attribute. Rampant double entendre results.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Eleventh Doctor (or, more properly, Tenth Doctor's Hair/Eleventh Doctor's Hair)
Warnings: Spoilers for the Eleventh Doctor's physical appearance.

Recced because: Some of the funniest and most creative works in this fandom have come about because of the kink meme. This is one of them. I'm so very glad that RedScharlach decided to post this on the Teaspoon under her own name.

"Then I've got a brilliant idea," said the Doctor. "You can pluck me all night long, and I'll pencil you in for next week..."
can't sleep! ten will eat me!, don't look back, like fire and ice and rage
  • biichan

REC: A Shift In Reality

Story: A Shift In Reality
Author: Kesomon
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5408
Author's summary: Since Farrinham, the Doctor's been restless. Splitting headaches, blackouts, and the same phantom memory, speaking the same unfinished request. Just what is going on? AU post Human Nature/The Family of Blood. No spoilers.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones, The Master (Author Created)
Warnings: None that aren't already in the author's summary.

Recced because: Despite the unusual nature of this AU, it somehow seems to be uncannily plausible. Kesomon does a very good job of maintaining the tense mood of the first half of the fic and I find the interaction between Martha and the Master in the second half to be absolutely compelling. And while I'm not exactly a Master/Martha shipper normally--it's the whole Year That Never Was thing--there's a sort of fascinating chemistry between them in this AU where the Utopia/Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords arc never happened.