January 18th, 2010

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Story: Secretly Loves the Sahara
Author: lunarla225
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1835
Author's Summary: The universe has a really rotten sense of things. Donna in Egypt, pre-Series 4.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Wilfred Mott, The Doctor (10th)
Warnings: none

Recced because:

It’s absolutely gorgeous.

Really, there’s not much more I can say to sum it up. I love Donna and seek out fic with her, and yet, somehow, this is the first straight-forward, non-AU, fic I’ve seen with her set in the gap between The Runaway Bride and Partners in Crime. It’s about her growing as a person. It’s about her vacation to Egypt. It’s about the utter dullness and wonder of life on Earth. It has a prose style which draws the details crystal clear and hyper-real, painting the picture, showing all of the little nitty-gritty things that make up a day, that so often get forgotten by authors. This is professional, publishable quality writing. It’s absolutely gorgeous. And it’s all told from a perspective that is unequivocally, uncompromisingly, Donna Noble, unedited, in all her glory.

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Story: Learning Humanity
Author: Erya
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 586
Author's Summary: The Doctor learns how to be human in ten painful steps.
Characters/Pairings: Adric, Ace McShane, Jamie McCrimmon, Jo Grant, Katarina, Nyssa, Peri Brown, Rose Tyler, Sara Kingdom, Tegan Jovanka, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (1st), The Doctor (2nd), The Doctor (3rd), The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (5th), The Doctor (6th), The Doctor (7th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th)
Warnings: Tissues may be needed

Recced because:

The Doctor’s life has never been an easy one. There have been loses and sacrifices every step of the way – and gains, at the same time. This is a concise history, economical, and pulsing with everything that makes the Doctor the Doctor across all of his incarnations, in the face of any loss or confrontation:

The faith and love he shows his companions, his sorrow when he must let them go, and the regret when cannot save them.
Sarah from Hand of Fear

rec: in the garden, by robinc

Hello everyone! I'm dbskyler, your reccer for the week, and I'm excited to be back again to share more of my favorite stories with you. To start us off, here's a great story for a Monday:

Story: In the Garden
Author: RobinC
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2039
Author's Summary: How do you thank someone for saving the world -- again? Minor spoilers for Planet of the Dead.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Other Character
Warnings: None

Recced because: This fic takes what is essentially a throwaway line from "Planet of the Dead" and tells us the story behind it. (However, knowledge of the throwaway line is not needed, nor are there any real spoilers.) The central question addressed in the fic is a simple one: the Doctor deserves to be thanked for all the times he has saved the world, but what could possibly serve as an appropriate expression of gratitude? On one level this fic is pure fluff -- sweet and joyous fluff -- but there's another level here, one that delves into just who the Doctor is and how he is seen by others. The combination is a thoughtful and uplifting tale that is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.

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