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May. 21st, 2008

doctor who ten/rose


Recs for Darcie

I've been on a binge the last few days with this author and wanted to add to the recommendations she's already received here.

Story: Benumbed (PG)
Summary: He'd only brought her to the planet to enjoy the sights and have a little hot cocoa...
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, though not obviously shippy
Categories: action/adventure, drama, mystery
Warnings: None

Story: The Light of Reason (PG-13)
Summary: The Doctor and Rose hunt for an alien mineral that doesn't interact well with humans. As their search progresses, they find out just how dangerous the effects are...
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, not obviously shippy
Categories: action/adventure, drama
Warnings: sexual assault

Story: Used to Be Fantastic (PG)
Summary: The Doctor struggles to help prevent a wide-spread tragedy, but to do so he may have to give up on Rose...
Characters: Ten/Rose, not overly shippy
Categories: action/adventure, drama
Warnings: none

Story: Vision (PG)
Summary: When one sense fades, the others are said to sharpen. But will that be enough as the Doctor and Rose face a distressing situation?
Characters: Ten/Rose, not blatantly shippy
Categories: action/adventure, drama
Warnings: none

Reasons for recommending all of the above: If you like fics that essentially feel like episodes that didn't air during series 2, these are your answer. Darcie doens't stray into in-your-face shipping, but shows the very close mutual relationship between the Doctor and Rose, bringing both characters to life very vividly. She's especially fond of the hurt/comfort scenario and puts it to good use. She also rounds out her stories with great original characters. Her plots hang together very well and her writing itself is excellent; I don't remember getting jarred out of the story even once by an awkward turn of phrase or grammatical error.

Apr. 28th, 2008

love this rose


"after the afterlife" - all ages

  "after the afterlife" - all ages
after the afterlife by elsi-dissapear (the author hasn't rated; I'd give it a G or PG rating) [one shot]
Summary: Part of Rose's heart pounds, the part not frozen by time and loss and she wonders, inexplicably, if this is it. If it's him.
Characters/Pairings: Doctor (Eleven)/Rose
Categories: Alternate Universe, Reunion
Warnings: None

Reason for recommendation:
A wonderfully unexpected reunion fic, evocative language, illustrative, beautifully expressed emotion without being melodramatic or overwrought

Feb. 12th, 2008

The Flash: Flash Day!


"Perfume" - Adult

Story: Perfume by purplerhino [completed]
Summary: Scent is one of the strongest senses. It can trigger so many things, memories, hunger, desire…
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose, Jack
Categories: Alternate Universe, Drama, Romance, Het
Warnings: No warnings

Reason for recommendation:
Good friendship between Jack, Rose and the Doctor. Good romance, great snoging scenes and great primal Doctor.

Jan. 31st, 2008

dw; t/r; take my hand


Mod Post: Searching for recs?

Hi everyone

Sorry, I meant to post this the other day and completely forgot. *facepalm*

Just wanted to bring something to your attention in reference to tags (and filtering particular recs). Down the right hand side of the comm you'll find the current list of tags. Basically, all the items you put in the Category and Warning fields of your recommendation post have their own tag. So if you're looking for recs with a certain genre, you can click on the listed tag and it's just that bit easier to filter to those particular recs.

As well as the existing tags, I went through on the weekend and created specific author tags (eg *author: honorh). This will help in future so if you're looking for recs of stories by a particular author they'll be easier to find.

One last note regarding certain authors. In most cases, I have used the author's LJ username. This includes those authors from Teaspoon/FF.net who have indicated they have an LJ. An example would be a recent recommendation for Teaspoon user ThroughAnAmberFocus, who's LJ account is amberfocus (as indicated on their Teaspoon user page), therefore the author tag would be *author: amberfocus. If the author doesn't have an LJ account, then I have simply used their Teaspoon/FF.net/whatever author name. Clear as mud? Good. :)

You can also find a complete listing of tags here.

That's it from me! Any questions, please let me know.


Jan. 30th, 2008



"Wolf Moon" by ThroughanAmberFocus (Teen)

Story: Wolf Moon by ThroughanAmberFocus (Teen)
Summary: Start with one happy, well-adjusted Rose Tyler living her life in the parallel world at age twenty-nine. Add one top of the line TARDIS with an attitude and a relationship problem with one angry, annoyed, crotchety old alternate Doctor who shouldn’t exist but does. Shake well.
Characters/Pairings: Alt!Nine/Rose, Alt!TARDIS
Categories: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: WIP

Reason for recommendation: If you're a sucker for a good Alt!Nine like I am, this is an absolute must-read. He's even more world-weary than our Nine; he's been on his own longer, and he doesn't even have his own TARDIS. Instead, he's got Romana's, and the two of them have *not* bonded. They're only together because they're the last two survivors of Gallifrey, a situation which pleases neither of them. They chase down a bit of Vortex energy in the form of one Rose Tyler, who thinks she really doesn't need this in her nice, though hardly spectacular, life. Wine is drunk, misunderstandings are begotten, the TARDIS wants to keep Rose, electric shocks are doled out, Nine suggests that perhaps they should mate, and Rose freaks out. And that's just the first five chapters. The author's updating steadily at a rate of a chapter a day, and I have great hopes for this story. The dialogue's fantastic. Enjoy!

Jan. 22nd, 2008

[dw] shock


Canis Lupis and Journey's in the In-Between by lostwolf (PG-13)

Story: Canis Lupis by lostwolf (PG-13)
Summary: 'To look into the eyes of a wolf is to see your own soul' - Aldo Leopold.
This series begins after Doomsday and follows 10 and Rose as their story continues.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, Jack Harkness, The TARDIS
Categories: romance, reunion!fic, series
Warnings: Series
Reason for Recommendation:
I've linked to the entire series of this fic on whofic because it is all wonderful. It's a AU fic with wonderful characterisations of Ten and Rose. A Rose I love and adore and I even managed to get past my revulsion of anyone/thing referring to The Doctor as "Theta" to enjoy this fic (that's in the last fic if you are wondering).

Anyone who enjoys time vortex!rose, a loving adoring ten and a little but of Rose whumpage (a kink I admit to adoring for some strange reason!!!)

Story: Journey's in the In-Between by lostwolf (PG-13)
Summary:The in-between places are those places of transition, the pathways that take us from here to there. These are the stories that bridge the gaps between what we know and what we imagine.
Characters/Pairings: Nine/Rose, Ten/Rose, Nine, Ten, Rose
Categories: romance, series
Warnings: Series, WIP (Voices Airy)
Reason for Recommendation:
I've linked to the entire series of this fic on whofic because it is all wonderful. This fic is awesome. Seriously good characterisations of Nine, Rose and eventually Ten. Shows how much they need each other.

So far there are 5 fics in this series (Voices Airy is currently a WIP) and I could not pick a favourite even if you begged me to.

Like I said Voices Airy is currently a WIP (new chapter every day) and I am constantly refreshing to look for it and then rereading every single fic on the series every chance I get. It's seriously that good.

The write is absolutely brilliant at showing the character emotions, they write so well that at some stages my heart hurts for the characters and I end up crying.

Again, pretty heavy on the whumpage but the author loves the ship so it always end up leaving you feeling all warm and fuzzy.

This is definitely one author I will be watching to see what else they write.

Jan. 21st, 2008

DW hug


Four Reccy McRecs

Story: Into the Open by orange_crushed (PG-13)
Summary: Four holidays in the life of the Doctor and Rose.
Author-offfered excerpt: They shut the door and stroll back up the ramp, walking backwards, kissing idly, not wanting to hurry. "Doctor," she says, "take me somewhere." She puts her hand over his as he spins the dial, and the whole world hums between their skin.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, Donna
Categories: romance, reunion!fic
Warnings: slight S4 spoiler in terms of the companion for that season
Reason for Recommendation:
An absolutely beautiful fic, from the character interactions to how the four holidays are used to just the writing itself. orange_crushed has a real gift for lovely, original prose that is full of absolutely gorgeous analogies and images, and her humor is top-notch. As for the characters themselves, well, they're perfectly IC. Basically, after reading this fic (and most any fic by her, really), I guarantee you'll be left with a huge grin on your face and maybe some tears in your eyes.

Story: Do I Twist, Do I Fold by rosa_acicularis (Teen)
Summary: "Will you walk into my parlor?" said the spider to the fly. Rose runs an errand.
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, the Master
Categories: drama, angst
Warnings: Spoilers for LotT, swearing, adult situations
Reason for Recommendation:
Have you ever wondered what would happen if Rose and the Master met? Well, they might have during those 18 months (Rose and the Doctor probably arrived on Earth at some point during that time, after all), and this story gives a true, creepy look into what might have happened then, as well as what might have happened if the Doctor ever found out. As with pretty much all of rosa_acicularis's pieces, you can picture the characters in these situations. She really gets everyone down, so while this story is eerie, it also feels very real. And it's just plain awesome.

Story: she falls through holes by biggrstaffbunch (PG)
Summary: "I can see everything. all that is, all that was, all that ever could be." It occurs to Rose that hell is not at all like one would think. [doomsday au]
Characters/Pairings: Mainly Rose, also Ten (it is Ten/Rose), Pete, Jackie, Mickey, Jack
Categories: angst, romance
Warnings: If you haven't see "Doomsday" by now...
Reason for Recommendation:
biggrstaffbunch is yet another one of those authors whose prose feels both fresh and professional. This is a very dark, original, and--again--true look at what might happen to Rose if she ended up in the Void. It addresses her journey as well as the others in her life, what they're thinking and feeling about her life and "death". It's not all roses (uninTENtional pun, I swear! [the "Ten", however, was not]) and daffodils and joy, and this fic is just a lovely peek into that sort of world.

Story: ghost stories by biggrstaffbunch (PG)
Summary: Sequel to she falls through holes. "rose tyler is a ghost." Rose didn't make it to the alternate universe, and the Doctor must deal with the repercussions of what she has gone through. Some things, even time can't change. And sometimes, forever isn't all it's cracked up to be. [post-Doomsday AU]
Characters/Pairings: Ten/Rose, Jack
Categories: angst, romance
Warnings: Spoilers through S3
Reason for Recommendation:
Possibly even darker than its predecessor, this fic is both gorgeous and terrifying. What would months and months in the Void do to you? What would happen if Rose and the Doctor reunited afterward? A hard, IC look at what "forever" might end up meaning, and while providing that insight, this fic flows beautifully and gives an original take on a bunch of concepts.

Jan. 10th, 2008



The Execution of Rose Tyler by tsukara (Rated R)

Story: The Execution of Rose Tyler [R] by tsukara (link is to the final part, links for all three parts included there)
Author's Summary: Rose has the war at Canary Wharf, the Daleks, the Family of Blood, 1969, and the Master's takeover of the Earth, all by the Doctor's side. But her luck, it seems, has run out. Will the Doctor be so willing to forgive the Master now?
Characters/Pairings: Rose/Ten, the Master, Martha
Categories: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Spoilers for The Sound of Drums/The Last of the Time Lords. Character death, pretty gruesome, tough emotional stuff, VERY DARK, AU.

Reason for recommendation: Because of the warnings given, I expect some people have passed this one by. I almost did myself, but the fact that the author is a die-hard shipper made me check it out and I'm glad I did. I'm a wuss when it comes to hard-core angst, but I enjoyed this story. Rose is still with the Doctor during the S3 final arc, and she and Martha escape to Earth together. The story is AU, even beyond those changes, with an established relationship between the Doctor and Rose, but it's an interesting exploration of how things might have been different -- or stayed the same -- for the Doctor if he'd had something else to come back to after the "reset". It's definitely a shipper's story, and despite the description, has a happy ending.

Dec. 15th, 2007

Doctor Who


The Messenger (Rated PG) by karenor

The Messenger

By karenor, Rated PG.

Summary: from the author- Someone has something to tell Rose.
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Rose Tyler, The Messenger
Categories: Post "Doomsday," set in the alt!verse.
Warnings: None given by author, but I will add, If you haven't finished Series Three, something won't make sense.

Reason for recommendation: It's really unique. I can't say much more. I don't want to give anything away. But I will say, if a sequel comes of this, IT WILL BE WELL WORTH READING.

Dec. 8th, 2007

Knitting is Therapy


A Tale of Two Doctors, by sensiblecat - Rated G

A Tale of Two Doctors by sensiblecat/catsfiction
Author's Summary: At the end of "Time Crash" the two TARDISes separated and took Five and Ten back to their respective timelines. But something went a bit wrong. The Doctors separated. The TARDIS sort of...cloned. Now Five has Ten's TARDIS, and he's about to find out about the Year that Never Was. But why's he in a parallel world, and who is the girl waiting on the beach?
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Donna Noble, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones; one or two surprise guests at the end.
Category: Angst, hurt/comfort, romance
Warnings: none.

Reason for recommendation: Just in case there's anyone on this community who hasn't already read this brilliant, amazing fic! No, seriously; you could read it just for the Doctor/Rose reunion, but there is so much more to this story than that. It's not about the reunion. It's about Ten's character growth and development, and it's about him learning to forgive and let go, and about him learning that - as Five says in the story - unconditional love means you're loved despite your flaws. If you've ever wished the Doctor would learn from some of his mistakes (leaving Jack behind, the way he treated the Family, the way he pretended with Rose), then this is the story for you. And, if you love the Fifth Doctor (especially as we saw him in Time Crash), you'll love him even more here. I can't praise this story enough, and I'm finding it very hard to stick to one paragraph to explain why it's the most moving Ten/Rose story I've ever read.

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