October 14th, 2012

NLH - John

The Physics of Friendship (New London High #2)

Hi! I'm Shelwass, both here and on Teaspoon, and I'm happy to be reccing for the first time! :)

Story: The Physics of Friendship (New London High #2)
Author: TimeLord1
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6046
Author's Summary: New friends, old enemies, and a tough guy with a secret talent. Oh, and one diagrammed sentence.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Jackie Tyler, Martha Jones, Other Character(s), River Song, Rory Williams, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (11th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th), The Master (Simm)
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: This is the story that made me fall in love with the New London High series. It's one of the most innovative, captivating AUs I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The author seamlessly inserts the characters of Doctor Who into the setting of a teen drama, without losing any of the fantastic characterizations that makes them unique in the first place. It cleverly blends elements of canon, yet re-imagines the show as something entirely new, and entirely wonderful.

There's a blossoming 9/Rose love story, a super-shy and awkward Rory, a flirty teenaged Jack, and even a nod to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And, because every high school drama needs its villains, there's Harry Saxon and his evil minions, the Dalecki brothers.

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Before you go off to read it, here's a quick lowdown on the Doctors at New London High. All of the Doctors are related to one another, and all of their names are variants on 'John Smith.'

Evan is Eight, John is Nine, Sean is Ten, and Ian is Eleven. These four, along with the majority of their companions, are high school students. The other Doctors are parents and uncles, and Sarah Jane is Evan and John's mother.

I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did, and, if you do, feel free to let the author know!
Matt Smith - Sharp-Dressed Man B&W

And I Must Scream

Here we are, last day of recs from me...

I wanted to end on a Dark!Note (as is my wont) so I will get to this last rec without futher ado!:

Story: And I Must Scream
Author: Starling Night
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2,365
Author's Summary: Silence has fallen, but the Doctor is screaming in the dark, immobile and imprisoned for all eternity. AU from The Pandorica Opens.
Characters/Pairings: Amy Pond, River Song, The Doctor (11th)
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Horror

Recced because: Ohhh, how I love a good 'What-If?' and horror-tale wrapped all in one - and this fiction fits the bill! The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang could have gone wrong in OH-so-many ways and this fiction sets up a delightfully horrifying 'what-if' that rings so true and hurts so much, even as you cannot stop reading! This is one of my top ten reads in Who Fandom. I have it saved on three different fiction sites, just in case I ever need a fresh shot of the shivers to get me rolling down the dark!side again. Just a phenomenal, believable set up. Pacing is gorgeous and the reactions all around are just perfect. We won't mention the ending. THAT...you have to see for yourself! *Wicked chuckle* Go on - have a peek - you can thank me later...

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Be sure to thank her for the nightmares - I'm sure she'll be happy to hear about them! *Laughs* Hope you enjoyed as much as I have!

It has been a great pleasure reccing for youse guise this week. I'm hoping you liked (even had some love for) all the awesome fics and I look forward to doing this again, if Fate and Time allow. Maybe next time I'll have a few more multi-era fictions to bring to the table - but all I can say is, I did my best. As long as there was something for everyone, I am content!

Until Next Time!