Story: All That For A Rubbish Punchline
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 752
Author's Summary: Err, it might be a DW/Hitchhiker's Guide crossover. Only not. Ten/Jack
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, The Doctor (10th)
Recced because: I know, we're not supposed to rec the same pairing all the time. I have not recced this fic for the pairing, however. I've recced it for the crossover (even if the author doesn't actually classify it as a crossover). I think it's fair to assume that people who like Doctor Who have at least heard of the HItchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (seen the film, read the book(s), etc.). Nostalgia does a great job mimicking the overall Hitchhiker-tone and it really made me giggle (I mean, this is lovely: 'The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy has this to say about the Doctor: "Freelance chaotic element. If something bad happens to you, it's probably his fault. Has attractive sidekicks."').
This fic is a great start of the day. Today is Wednesday, the middle of the week, often that point in your weekly cycle when you think 'I wish it was the weekend' - this fic is certain to brighten your day. Best read over breakfast (be careful not to splurt your weetabix over your laptop, though.)
The beauty of short fic (and short stories in general) is that a lot can be poured in a very small amount of words - and Nostalgia does a great job. This is just packed with a lot of info that makes both reading and rereading it a joy.
Eloquent, short, funny - the punchline is also good (and not rubbish at all).
(If you're reading this, I recommend pretending Stephen Fry is the narrator.)