February 23rd, 2009


rec: home, by clocketpatch

My final rec for the week... I hope that you've enjoyed some of the stories I selected. It's been a pleasure sharing my favorites here!

Story: Home
Author: ClocketPatch
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8893
Author's Summary: "Home is where the heart is, though sometimes we're too busy trying to run away to recognise it."
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (3rd), The Doctor (9th), Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Harry Sullivan, Jo Grant, Mike Yates, John Benton, UNIT
Warnings: Angst, Dark Themes, Swearing

Recced because: This fic features the intriguing combination of Three and Nine and there are four reasons why it is a standout for me: 1) the vividness of the imagery, particularly in the opening scenes; 2) the brilliant dialogue, which captures not only what these characters would say, but the exact manner in which they would say it; 3) the connections to tiny details from both New and Classic Who; and, 4) the intensity of story, dark, with raw emotion and such anguish. This story hurts, but it is so very worth the read.
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Rec: To Have And Not To Hold, mtemplar_fic

Hello!  I'm recommending fics this week!  I grew up watching Doctor Who on WTTW northwest of Chicago (about 40 minutes away from where John Barrowman was doing the same.)  I've got a nifty assortment of new Who, old Who, and Big Finish inspired fic to share.

StoryTo Have and not to Hold
Author's Summary:  The Sacred Flame of the Sisterhood of Karn has failed. Will the Doctor once again be able to put things right? Rose soon finds herself in over her head as she learns a few secrets about her traveling companion.
Characters/Pairings:  Rose/Ten
Warnings:  Adult, sex, violence. 

Recommended because:  I love the way mtemplar_fic combines old Who, new Who, and book elements.  She takes one of my favorite stories ("The Brain of Morbius"), and writes a sequel to it.  In true old Who fashion, the Doctor and Rose find themselves in a benign situation that quickly goes south.  I think the rating is a bit conservative, although things get steamy.  If you're not a Rose fan (like me), give it a try.  You won't be disappointed.  It takes so many twists and turns in the plot, I'm reluctant to quote an entire section, for fear of giving something away. 

"Do you mind?" Rose snapped irritably. "I'm just brushing my teeth. It's really nothing exciting...do you have to stare?"