December 24th, 2010

Captain Jack Harkness

rec: before time there was a void... by Teacupnosaucer

Story: before time there was a void until a voice said 'I' and was "vulnerable and divine"
Author: Teacupnosaucer
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 3,519
Author's Summary: The Doctor. And then, Jack. Always Jack. Takes place after TDD.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor/Jack
Warnings: Explicit sex

Recced because: The Doctor is just the perfect balance of intense, know-it-all, and caring in this. Every piece of dialogue works to push the story forward, and the glimpses of Jack's background are haunting.  There's also a sexy Boeshane linguistics lesson.  This is a great story for reconciling the Jack from Doctor Who and the Jack from Torchwood without lessening either characterization.
River Smiles

rec: Skipping Stones by Thirty2flavors

Story: Skipping Stones
Author: Thirty2flavors
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1,745
Author's Summary: Travelling between worlds to find the Doctor, Rose meets only one person who knows her by name.
Characters/Pairings: Rose, River
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's timey-wimey, always a plus, and almost a must when writing about River Song. It's a story that could fit easily into canon, and it's great to see part of Rose's journey and the strength she finds within herself to travel all alone. The interactions between Rose and River are delightful, mysterious at times, but also comforting. Each of them gets a chance to shine in this story, and it's clearly not a competition. It's also beautifully and thoughtfully written and very true to the characters.