[identity profile] honor-reid.livejournal.com
I had a great time this month reccing stories. I hope you enjoyed them as well. Thanks for the opportunity!

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Martha Jones/Doctor
Fic Title: 18, Goshawk Avenue
Author: Flaignhan
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3585836/1/18_Goshawk_Avenue
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance, Friendship, Humor
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 22 of 22

Why This Must Be Read: Author's summary:Mr and Mrs Jones, they had called themselves. Naturally, the neighbours had begun to gossip. There are a lot of well written fics about the time Martha and the Doctor spent in 1969. I recently read this one and loved it! We get to see what the neighbors thought of the newest addition to the neighborhood. It is a sweet and funny take on Martha and the Doctor's sojorn in 1969 and how that could have changed things between them.
[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
I've been meaning to rec these fics for a long time, so I'm just going to do a massive fic dump in one post.

Fandom Category: The Amazing Spiderman (2012)
Pairing: Gwen Stacy/Peter Parker
Fic Title: promise not to promise anymore
Author: ProfessorSpork
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/486601
Rating/Warning(s): teen and up
Genre: post-movie
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: A wonderful look at what was going on with Gwen at the end of the film, capturing all the emotion we didn't have time to see. From grief to anger to need to forgiveness, this is a great fic about Gwen and her struggle and confusion over Peter's decision.

Fandom Category: Inception/Harry Potter (infusion)
Pairing: Ariadne/Arthur
Fic Title: Further Studies in Impossibility
Author: metonymy
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/228321
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and up
Genre: fusion crossover
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: When I first read the idea, I was entirely dubious. But this is a surprisingly well written fusion where Ariadne is actually a witch in Harry Potter's world, and how she comes into Cobb's Inception world with that history. Her relationships and viewpoints are tainted by her experiences, and the muggle world is suddenly just as complicated as her wizarding world. Very well written.

1 Doctor Who rec - River/The Doctor )

1 Matrix rec - Trinity/Neo )

2 Luther (BBC) recs - Alice Morgan/John Luther )

1 Young Justice rec - Artemis Crock/Dick Grayson. )
[identity profile] honor-reid.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose Tyler/Doctor, Hints of Martha Jones/Jack Harkness
Fic Title: Mama Used To Say
Author: bobsyeruncle
Link: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=43465
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Drama, Angst, Bitterness
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 8 of 22

Why This Must Be Read: Author's summary: Jackie Tyler shares her fears for Rose's future with Sarah Jane Smith. Missing scene from Journey's End. I had a hard time choosing between a couple different bobsyeruncle's stories, because I loved both of them. In the end I choose this one because I love that this is from Jackie's pov which I think the author gets spot on. Bobsyeruncle does a great job with Jackie's thoughts and opinions on her daughter's relationship with the Doctor. I could see a mother being less then happy with the course of Rose/10's relationship especially the ending. There are no punches pulled in this very well written story.
[identity profile] honor-reid.livejournal.com
Very excited to be this month's special reccer! Here is my first rec I hope you enjoy it!:

Fandom Category: Doctor Who/Torchwood/Sarah Jane Adventures
Pairing: Martha Jones/Master + various canon pairings
Fic Title: Now We Have a Map of the Stars
Author: [livejournal.com profile] zauberer_sirin
Link: http://42number.livejournal.com/tag/nwhamots (scroll to the bottom of the page for Prologue)
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13/Violence,War,Temporary character death
Genre: Romance, Drama, Angst, War, Humor.
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 1 of 22

Why This Must Be Read: Author's summary: total AU: Martha never left and the Master was never killed. The Doctor keeps his promise of taking care of him. Sort of. Martha helps. Kind of. This story is so well written and the author does such a great job of doing the almost impossible she keeps the Master in character. So don't expect to be overly fond of him for most of the fic, but like Martha you will find yourself sympathizing and understanding him more until he ruins it by being well...the Master. But this story isn't only about Master/Martha's burgeoning relationship, it is about all the relationships in the very dysfunctional Doctor Who family. Both Jack and Sarah Jane and their issues with the Doctor make an appearance. Also there are Martha's host of issues with the Doctor and her very conflicting emotions for and against the Master. Plus the Doctor's issues with companions in general and with the Master specifically, come to play. All of that and they are supposed to be stopping an invasion, that may or may not be happening in their timeline. It is 100,000+ words of delicious drama, adventure, and familial dysfunction.
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Here we go - a whole month in one post. There's a few days missing because I just didn't have anything good enough to rec or because everything in that category was already on the site.

The tags are gonna be madness!

Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship )

Day 02 - A fic for your very first ship )

Day 03 - A fic for UST )

Day 04 - A fic that demonstrates how a pairing with little canon romantic chemistry/interaction can totally work )

Day 05 - A fic with the best kiss/sex scene )

Day 06 - A fic with the most heartbreaking scene )

...and the rest )
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
Day 29 - A fic that best deals with that character you loved who was unfairly fridged/killed in canon.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: though my eyes stare inward now at where you were
Author: areyoumarriedriver
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: Some AU, some romance, some adventure...I mean, it's a Doctor Who fic.
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Put aside whether you thought River's death was fair or not, because you should read "though my eyes stare inward now at where you were" either way. This is a fic that I honestly thought was going in one direction and instead veered in an entirely different one. And it was all the better for it. It's hard to describe without spoiling things, but if you're a Doctor/River fan, go read it. Bonus appearance by that other character who can canonically claim the title "Doctor"!
[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Day 24 - A crossover pairing fic.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who/Firefly
Pairing: Rose Tyler/Malcolm Reynolds
Fic Title: Passing the Years Among the Stars
Author: [livejournal.com profile] jessicaqueen
Link: http://jessicaqueen.livejournal.com/185549.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Implied character deaths.
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: "Me? I’ve always been more about the journey. She’s a ship that flies and she has a captain who clearly loves her enough to keep her that way. The rest is just dressin’."

Firely and Doctor Who is a relatively common crossover choice. This pairing isn't, but this story makes me ache for what could be. Set after Journey's End and Serenity (the film), Rose finds herself on Serenity, and meets the captain. It's wonderfully intriguing to see two damaged souls as they get to know each other.

Excerpt )
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[identity profile] aj.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose Tyler/The Doctor
Fic Title: Five and a Half Hours
Author: Sapp1066
Link: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=10188&warning=Adult
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17/M.
Genre: Retelling, AU, romance, friendship, angst.
WIP?: Complete!

Why This Must Be Read: Anyone else wish we'd gotten a bit more time with 9? This is a fairly interesting and original idea on how Rose (and later, the Doctor) spectacularly fuck up their own timelines because they've got the collective emotional IQ of an amoeba. No, amoeba's are likely pretty self-aware. Okay, of Sigmund Freud. I like this story quite a bit because it doesn't sugar coat Rose or the Doctor's OR the TARDIS' flaws, but rather leaves them out there and forges a new path on its own. (I totally need to do an AU-9 rec post some day.)
[identity profile] vickysg1.livejournal.com
Day 21 - A rare pairing fic.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: River Song/Duplicate Tenth Doctor
Fic Title: River in Pete's World
Author: [livejournal.com profile] honeynoir
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: For some reasons, as in it's commonly accepted that the Duplicate Tenth Doctor, aka Ten II, aka Handy, is happy in the parallel world with Rose. Plus, River Song just can't exist in Pete's World if this Doctor never had Amy and Rory on the TARDIS. So yeah, it's a really rare pairing, but I love the few fics there is, including this whole series. I love the angst in there because the only time Ten II saw River, she died, and he doesn't have the faintest idea who she is. And River can't just tell him and it's hurting her too because he's not her Doctor. Really beautiful series!


Mods, should it be tagged with River Song/The Doctor, or with a new River Song/Duplicate Tenth Doctor tag?
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[personal profile] merryghoul
* Day 21 - A rare pairing fic.
Fandom Category: Torchwood
Pairing: Toshiko Sato/Ianto Jones
Fic Title: Impolitic
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kayliemalinza
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17; dubcon (sex pollen trope)
Genre: smut
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: This is a smutty classic in Torchwood fandom. Tosh and Ianto are dosed with sex pollen. The only thing to do is let them have at it.

* Day 22 - A canon pairing fic.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: River Song/Eleventh Doctor
Fic Title: Postcards from Atlantis
Author: marginaliana
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Genre: action/adventure, fluff
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: The Doctor and River have adventures and send letters to Amy and Rory. It's a fun read; it's like the postcards are coming to life before your eyes.

more DW and TW, OUAT, Leverage, Boardwalk Empire, Burn Notice, Luther, Suits )


Mods, I need the following tags:
Toshiko Sato/Ianto Jones
Boardwalk Empire
Toshiko Sato/Owen Harper
Jessica Pearson/Harvey Spencer
[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Day 20 - A fluffy fic

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose Tyler/The Doctor
Fic Title: And That's It, Then
Author: [livejournal.com profile] andsheloves
Link: http://hipteapots.livejournal.com/17726.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Fluff
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: "Well, let's get married, then!"

It's nine super-short, silly ways the Doctor might propose to Rose, and it's one of the most adorable things ever -- without making it overly gushy or cheesy. For someone like me who is primarily a doomed!shipper with these two (and would therefore usually steer away from weddings, proposals and the like), it hits all the right notes.
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[identity profile] aj.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose Tyler/The Doctor, Others
Fic Title: The Blonde Girl, Defender of Earth, The Companion Connection, Time and the Trickster
Author: Lumendea
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7098591/1/The-Blonde-Girl
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7290668/1/Defender-of-the-Earth
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7491055/1/The-Companion-Connection
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8647456/1/Time-and-the-Trickster
Rating/Warning(s): PG-PG13, spoilers for most of the ENTIRE series. Violence.
Genre: Retelling, action/adventure, AU, romance, friendship, sci-fi.
WIP?: The first three stories are complete, and the last one is updated regularly!

Why This Must Be Read: Not only are all these stories epic and very well written, it's an amazing alternate backstory for Rose that draws in the Doctor's other companions. It's Rose-centric and is chuck full of friendships, UNIT, companions, various forms of the Doctor, alien invasions, and running for your life. But the shining star in this is Rose. Her evolution and life, and the way that she's just fantastic. Plus, the author's promised at least three more "seasons" (giant-sized stories like The Companion Connection) and considering her earlier work, I believe her.

ETA: Updated 11/19/2012.
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* Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: Timeless Dreams
Author: musedepandora AKA cinderbella333
Link: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=40274 or http://cinderbella333.livejournal.com/60680.html
Rating/Warning(s): All Ages, None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Romance
WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read:
Summary: "Every story is his story." A retelling of the Doctor and River Song's romance with magic and iPads.

A dreamy, magical AU that wonderfully shows the epic, mythical nature of Doctor/River. Terrific writing.

Days 2-12 and 14-31 )
merryghoul: River sonic screwdriver comics (amy & 11)
[personal profile] merryghoul
* Day 11 - A fic for your favorite Book pairing.

Fandom Category: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Pairing: Arabella Strange/Jonathan Strange
Fic Title: every little thing she does is magic
Author: leiascully
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): Mature; no standard warnings apply; sexual content
Genre: smut
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: While I like book series like The Hunger Games, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is one of my favorite books released in the last decade because of how the book is formatted (like a book from the 1800s) and its well-plotted narrative. This fic captures the spirit and the writing of the book perfectly. Also, smut.


* Day 12 - A fic for your favorite Animated pairing.

Fandom Category: DCU Animated Universe/Batman: The Animated Series
Pairing: Selina Kyle/Bruce Wayne
Fic Title: Damsel
Author: mithen
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Genre: Action/Adventure
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Batman: The Animated Series is still one of my favorite cartoons. I can totally see the events of this fic (Batman catching Catwoman) happening in the cartoon canon if the cartoon was still on the air.


CW RPF, Doctor Who, Gossip Girl, Burn Notice, Sherlock BBC )


Mods, I need tags for:
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Arabella Strange/Jonathan Strange
Leighton Meester/Ed Westwick
Vanessa Abrams/Chuck Bass
Barbara Wright/Ian Chesterton
[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Day 09 - A fic for your favorite live action TV show pairing*

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Fic Title: playing dress-up
Author: [livejournal.com profile] professor_spork
Link: playing dress up
Rating/Warning(s): pg.-13. Written after s5
Genre: Romance, introspection.
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Amy, Rory, and the disguises we all wear. A love story.

Though it was written after the end of season 5, the characterization in this story has become even more canon and accurate. In some ways, it's a meta-fic for the themes of the Moffat era to do with running away, masks, vulnerability, and the different roles Amy and Rory have been given throughout the show, all framed by the glimpse of kiss-o-gram Amy we saw in the first episode. And it's done without being overly-dense, relying instead on dialogue and well-crafted scenes. Probably one of the best Amy/Rory fics in the fandom IMO.

Excerpt )

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Fic Title: Handlebars
Author: [livejournal.com profile] orange_crushed
Link: Handlebars
Rating/Warning(s): G. Written after 5x07.
Genre: Romance.
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: She walks through the halls mostly undetected, and she pretends it is because the Doctor has made her invisible. "Good plan," she whispers into the washroom mirror. She gives her reflection a cool thumbs-up.

Well the fact it's written by [livejournal.com profile] orange_crushed in all her poetic glory is the #1 reason to read it. The way the author has conveyed Amy's voice in every sentence is incredible. But what I love about this story is that it looks at Amy and Amy/Rory in all its brutal glory -- no smoothing over their edges, no ignoring the power dynamics, either way. Oh, and it features baby!Ponds in all their cuteness.

Excerpt )

*disclaimer: right now
[identity profile] sandystarr88.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose Tyler/The Doctor
Fic Title: Postcards to Gallifrey
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tsukara
Link: http://time-and-chips.livejournal.com/2917667.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG / none
Genre: Alternate Universe, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Five different snapshots of the Doctor and Rose's life on Earth after the TARDIS breaks down as they learn to live life the slow way, from day to day. The author's prose is just gorgeous and almost heartbreaking in a way. Rose and the Doctor are by far my favorite TV couple, and this story really does them justice.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] vickysg1.livejournal.com
Day 08 - A fic for a pairing about a wedding and/or baby.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Fic Title: From This Day On
Author: sleepscribbling
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is short, but I wanted to rec Amy/Rory for this day, and do you know how difficult it is to find a fic about their wedding? Anyway, it's a really beautiful fic about the wedding we didn't get to see, and Amy thinking that there's something missing, but she doesn't know who. Just go read it, now! ;)
[identity profile] vickysg1.livejournal.com
Day 06 - A fic with the most heartbreaking scene.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Donna Noble/The Doctor
Fic Title: Hello, Goodbye
Author: day_dream_girl
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG, character death
Genre: drama, romance, AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: The beginning of this fic is definitely heartbreaking and you better have tissues with you when you read it. After, it picks up, and it's a really beautiful fic. Day_dream_girl had really captured the characters perfectly. It's a must read. Oh, and the author has qualified this as AU, because given the characters, it can't be anything else now, really. ;)
[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Day 03 - A fic for UST. | List of Days

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose Tyler/The Doctor
Fic Title: Incurable
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rosa_acicularis
Link: http://rosa-acicularis.livejournal.com/9454.html#cutid1
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama, introspection, missing moment
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: After the events of Love and Monsters, Rose has a question. The Doctor may or may not have an answer.

[livejournal.com profile] rosa_acicularis has been recced here before multiple times, so I was lucky (and astonished) that Incurable could had been missed. (Fortunate for me, though, because I was wondering what I would put in this category.) As for why this story in particular? Because it features the Doctor and Rose discussing love but coming to the sort of conclusions a nine-hundred-year-old alien would, while lying side by side on Rose Tyler's bed. I think it captures extraordinarily well the push-pull, verging on fulfilled dynamic between Ten and Rose, while keeping their characters absolutely in character.

An excerpt )

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