August 5th, 2011

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rec: And Straight On 'Til Morning by Jayne Leitch

Story: And Straight On 'Til Morning
Author: Jayne Leitch
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 906
Author's Summary: "I came back for my mother," he explained, "to take her to the Neverland."
Characters/Pairings: Rose Tyler, the Doctor (author created)
Warnings: None

Recced because: What people miss most of all about Peter Pan is that it's downright depressing. And this story captures exactly why.
And Doctor Who is, of course, the best fandom ever to write a tribute to Peter Pan, as the Doctor is already so similar to Peter. Which makes this little ficlet not only depressing, but also very real. It's one of the best parallels to make, and Jayne Leitch captures it beautifully.
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rec: A Quarter of Your Kingdom by Schildkroet

Let's take a break from depressing fic, shall we.

Story: A Quarter of Your Kingdom
Author: Schildkroet
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 8,386
Author's Summary: Jack and the Doctor have saved the world. Again. Now it is up to Owen to save them, on threat of imaginary death. Such is the life of a doctor at Torchwood.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor/ Captain Jack Harkness, Owen Harper
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's fluffy fluff. But even though I have a very low threshold for fluff, it doesn't bother me or get on my nerves in the case of this story. A Quarter of Your Kingdom manages to be funny and fun and sweet. The Doctor and Jack show up back in Torchwood after an adventure gone somewhat wrong, and for the first part of the story, Owen finds himself being the Doctor's Doctor in a very Owen-ish, sarcastic way. The second part of the story has a lot of entertaining, comic scenes between the Doctor and Jack, and in between the comedy, a lot of sweetness appears.