January 25th, 2009


Rec: Outgeniused

Story: Outgeniused (or: How to Get Fired From the Apple Store in Three Easy Steps)
Author: Casira/casirafics
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 5,451
Author's Summary: Kate Stowe's seen a lot of strange problems come up at the Genius Bar, but this one qualifies as the strangest she's seen yet... Presenting a bit of shameless insanity, featuring the Doctor, a race of aliens with quite inconvenient taste, and several unorthodox ways to break your iPod's warranty. (In other words: crackfic ahead!).
Characters/Pairings: Ten, OC
Warnings: None

Recced because: I usually stay far away from fanfic starring original characters unless I trust the author, and in this case, not only was I certain Casira wouldn't be writing a Mary Sue, I couldn't resist the title of the story. (In case you can't tell from my icon, I'm a longtime Mac user.)

This is a spectacular little story, featuring the Doctor at his troublemaking best, a smart and resourceful OC I'd be perfectly happy to watch as companion, and iPod usage guaranteed to breach the warranty. Shockingly, there's even a plot, but one with screwball-comedy timing and execution; the author calls this crack, but I'd call it genius, no pun intended.
seven is thinking up a cunning plan
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REC: Nowhere Man

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: Nowhere Man
Author: the_seventh_l
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1863
Author's summary: He's a nowhere man with nowhere plans; meet the Seventh Doctor. Even when (supposedly) retired, there's still work to do.
Characters/Pairings: Seventh Doctor/Ace (though it's not really a shipfic), Jamie, Susan, Sylvia Noble, Donna Noble
Warnings: One suspects the plot is purposely confusing

Recced because: This is an odd little story about an odd little man, with plot that doesn't immediately make sense when you first read it or indeed when you reread it, but I'm fond of it anyway because it does a very good job of encapsulating the basic essence of the Seventh Doctor: who the man is, if not necessarily why he does what he does.