May 19th, 2009

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rec: Towing the Earth Home by mamfidd82

Hello! I'm Pitry and I shall be your reccer for this week (be afraid, be very afraid). I've decided to go this week with stories by authors who have never been recced before here on Calufrax, just to add a little bit more to the mix. 'Sides, it gives me an excuse to sign up for a second round later this year...

Story:Towing the Earth Home
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1873
Author's Summary: After the events of 'Journey's End', two women move back into their lives. But for a moment, one moment there, they moved together.
Characters/Pairings: Martha/Tom, Rose/Duplicate Ten
Warnings: none.

Recced because: THe one thing I would fix/change about Journey's End is the nearly-non-existant interaction between Rose and Martha. mamfidd82's story doesn't fix JE's, and doesn't add interactions between these two, but rather shows what happens afterwards - two women who could have had the same life, each one thinking about the other. The really brilliant thing about this story is the love and respect shown to both characters - there are too many stories that downplay one character in favour of the other, but not this one - each character is played to its strength, each character gets to show just why she became a companion in the first place, and you can really feel the love the author has for both characters - and that makes the whole story just a joy to read.
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rec: Paying For It by JessaLRynn

Story: Paying For It
Author: JessLRynn
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3897
Author's Summary: Jack should have stayed in bed that morning. Furious Time Lords, time machines behaving oddly, something you might have wondered about, and an impossible problem all come to breakfast. One shot.
Characters/Pairings: Captain Jack Harkness, Tenth Doctor, The Tardis, rest of Torchwood.
Warnings: none.

Recced because: Good crack fics are important, especially to maintain my sanity. Getting a crack!fic that has such a ridiculous set up but manages to keep characters in character and still be hilarious is a rare bonus, and Paying For It is one of these bonus stories. Jack suffers a surprise visit from the Doctor with some terrible - yet hilarious - news, has to listen to the biggest rant in history, and gives the reader some thoroughly entertaining lines - including a wonderful punchline. Basically, it just left a huge smile on my face the whole time I read it.