November 24th, 2013

spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = ♥

rec: It Worked On Paper by LilacFree

(Continuing with the bonus anniversary recs… Yes! We're not quite done celebrating yet!)

Story: It Worked On Paper
Author: LilacFree
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 195
Author's Summary: The Fifith Doctor seems to have trouble hanging on to useful gadgets. In this story, another item goes the way of the sonic screwdriver.
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor
Warnings: None.

Recced because: Somehow this morning feels like exactly the moment for a bit of humour and Fifth Doctor-love, and, funnily enough, I had this already lined up to rec, and it’s a little gem. You see, Five just can’t get away with things the way his future selves will…
dw - individual daleks

rec: Plumbing's Very Important by johne

Story: Plumbing’s Very Important
Author: johne
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 100
Author's Summary: Can the Doctor save Rose from the rising waters before it's too late?
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (Duplicate Tenth), Rose Tyler
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It’s not just a drabble, it’s a sonnet. Yes, really. Now, go and read it…
spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = ♥

rec: In Training by eponymous_rose

(And still continuing with the bonus anniversary recs...)

Story: In Training
Author: eponymous_rose
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 452
Author's Summary: The Doctor and Mel discover a strange sort of exercise regime.
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Mel Bush
Warnings: None.

Recced because: It wouldn’t be Doctor Who without a lot of running, would it? And this is one of the most entertaining Doctor Who ficlets I know about running – and about companions getting to be sneaky and awesome. It’s just wonderful and guaranteed to make you grin.
spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = ♥

rec: Five Minutes / Bognor Blues by padawanpooh

Story: Five Minutes / Bognor Blues
Author: padawanpooh
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 214
Author's Summary: Two Seven/Ace drabbles written for the Livejournal DW100 comm
Characters/Pairings: Seventh Doctor, Ace McShane
Warnings: None

Recced because: A pair of drabbles that perfectly capture Seven and Ace and their relationship in a few, well-chosen words – one the darker side, the other the lighter. Or both together, perhaps. And Seven and Ace being awesome as ever, of course, because they are.
spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = ♥

rec: Starlight by agapi42

We've made it to the end of the bonus anniversary recs (if not the rest of my regular calufrax stint...)

Story: Starlight
Author: agapi42
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 129
Author's Summary: Stargazing by starlight.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton
Warnings:None

Recced because: Where else to end these bonus recs, but to come back to the beginning? And this is a beautiful fic-in-miniature, full of love, wonder and hope (and, yes, starlight), not unlike the show itself - sometimes, at least.