December 21st, 2009

sixth doctor

REC: First Date

Whoops, sorry, too much to do and not enough time to do it in, with the result that I'm hopelessly behind. So I'm going to squeeze a few into one session, m'kay?

First Date
Author: koshiroryuu
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 558
Author's Summary: Sarah Jane can be surprisingly overprotective of her son.
Characters/Pairings: Clyde / Luke, Sarah Jane
Warnings: Non, but there's a bit of slash in there.

Recced because:
Overprotective parents can be very good for a laugh, done well. Overprotective parents with matter transporters are comedy gold. A short-but-sweet fic about how unfair it is that a parental figure who'll let you combat alien forces of darkness won't give you a moment's peace on a date with your boyfriend. Funny, warm and sweet, and Sarah Jane's attempts at intimidation are hilarious.
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REC: Masterchef

Story: Masterchef
Author: JJPOR
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 3648
Author's Summary: Ten. Master(s). Cake. No chains or nakedness this time, though. Don't look so disappointed.
Characters/Pairings: The Master (all of them), Ten, Donna
Warnings: None

Recced because:
It's such an obvious idea I can't believe I haven't come across it before; we've had multi-Doctor stories, why not multi-Master ones? It takes a challenge about Ten (being naked), Three (being chained to Ten) and cake and twists it to provide a hilariously cracky story about the Master attempting to collaborate with himself to bake the Doctor a birthday cake of all things. They collaborate about as well as the Doctor usually does with himself in these situations; personalities clash, minor irritants bloom and the Delgado Master in particular seems less-than-impressed by what his future has in store for him. Bliss.
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REC: The Protectionals!

Story: The Protectionals!
Author: JJPOR
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1222
Author's Summary: A forgotten classic from the 1981 television schedules, unfortunately as yet unreleased on DVD; only read this if you think you can handle the action; Duggan! Benton! The Protectionals!
Characters/Pairings: Duggan, Benton, Other characters
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because:
Anyone who has even vague memories of either Starsky and Hutch or The Professionals, depending on what side of the Pond you grew up on, will recognise the cliches being skewered here; namely, a lot of early eighties cops with cool cars and bad perms, one of whom has a 'hit things first and don't bother about the asking questions part' and the other who provides a 'vaguely cool-headed voice-of-mild-reason thing'. And they're skewered hilariously. And what gets me most of all is that this actually fits into the Whoniverse quite well; I suspect I'd actually rather see this than some of the spin-offs we did get...
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REC: We Could Go On Loving In The Same Old Way

Last one! And I suspect I'm cheating a little bit, reccing three by the same author, but I have to confess I love this author so much that when time came to choose I couldn't find any others to recommend over them. This one, however, is at least quite different in tone to the last two...

We Could Go On Loving In The Same Old Way
Author: JJPOR
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1161
Author's Summary: He would do anything for her… post-Doomsday AU “fix it” fic.
Characters/Pairings: Ten / Rose
Warnings: None listed, but it's a bit dark. Also, spoilers in tone if not in content for recent episodes.

Recced because:
I'm leaving as I came in; dark...

I'll be honest; although I've really enjoyed the new series, some of the decisions made throughout it haven't really thrilled me; I'm not really much of a 'shipper and I've found the Tenth Doctor at times really difficult to like. Which is why I like it when the fic -- and the writers of the show proper -- actually acknowledge this. This fic claims to be a post-"Doomsday" AU, but as the author acknowledges it's actually more of a post "The Waters Of Mars" fic; it doesn't actually spoil anything from that episode, and I won't spoil anything for anyone who hasn't seen it, but it essentially depicts a Doctor has decided to reverse old wrongs in his life... and why he really, really, really shouldn't. It's dark, bleak and confronting, and subverts all the "Doomsday" 'fix-it' fics which seek to bring Rose and Ten back together by taking it to an extreme that shows why this might not be such a good idea after all.

*** Anyway, that's all from me; as I (belatedly) pass on to my successor, I hope you've enjoyed the fics I've offered to you (even though I did sort of squeeze several of them in at the last minute!), and I hope you all have a happy holiday period!
J'onn J'onzz

Rec: Doctor Who?

Hi! I'm curuchamion , your reccer for this week. (Both of which points should be fairly obvious... *g*)

Anyway. I've got a fair jumble of fics for y'all this holiday week - Classic and New Who, and combinations thereof; no Torchwood, SJA, books or audios, though - so I thought I'd start off with something a bit unusual.

Doctor Who?
Arthur Dent
All Ages
Word Count: 1070
Author's Summary:
“The Fate of the Doctor and Rose after 'Journey's End'.”
Other!Ten, Rose Tyler, other characters
Rose dies, eventually.

Recced because: Yes, it's a Handy/Rose post-JE fic. That's not, exactly, why I'm reccing it.

This is one of the most awesome, most hilariously convincing pieces of timey-wimey continuity repair ever written. It's good even if you're not familiar with the continuity being repaired - it gives Rose and "Handy" a lovely, convincing life together (with a son named Michael Alistair, yet) - but it's the twist at the end that knocks this fic into the realm of classics.

(Ouch. I just made a really bad pun. You'll see.)

Anyway. This is one of those rare fics that I think everybody in the fandom, whatever their interests, should probably read at least once. If you find yourself a bit puzzled at the end, the necessary information to un-puzzle you can be found here on Wikipedia - but read the story first. Seriously.