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"To Make Much of Time" by Chocolate Queen
(Doctor Who)
Summary: He said she had something of the Wolf about her. What did that mean? What if Rose had asked the Doctor about this? What if it meant more than either of them realised? A series 2 canon divergence fic starting with Tooth and Claw and following the changes through Doomsday.
fanfic  author:Chocolate_Queen  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Long_Novel  rating:Mature  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  series:Being_To_Timelessness  category:Romance  category:Adventure  category:AU  category:Post-Episode_Changed  category:Fix-it  category:Telepathy  category:Psychic_Bond  category:Unexpected_Immortal  characters:Tenth_Doctor  characters:Rose_Tyler  characters:Jackie_Smith  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Mickey_Smith 
may 2016 by KerrAvonsen
"Lessons" by Otter Child
(Doctor Who)
Summary: Vignettes chronicling the first year of Jenny's life with her father. An impulsive young girl has a lot to learn. And so does an reckless man who thought he knew it all.
fanfic  author:Otter_Child  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Novella  ranking:Excellent  finis:Complete  series:Wind_In_The_North  category:Sequel  category:AU  category:Family  category:Adventure  characters:Tenth_Doctor  characters:Jenny  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Luke_Smith 
april 2016 by KerrAvonsen
"I'll Meet You on the Other Side" by Fourzoas
(Doctor Who)
Summary: The alt!Doctor meets the alt!Martha Jones and copes with the realities of aging. They have adventures.

Notes: Canon assumes that the Handy!Doctor and Rose lived happily ever after - at least, that was what the Doctor expected. And many fan stories carry on with that assumption. But this one takes a different path. One of the themes in this story is that John (the clone Doctor) keeps on being overshadowed by the Doctor, keeps on trying to be and do what the Doctor would do, without even thinking about whether that's what he really wants, what he really is. One of the things I love about this story is how Martha comes along and challenges those assumptions.

But this isn't just about John and Martha. Or even John and Martha and Jack. There is something sinister afoot. When is a bowler hat not a bowler hat? Explosions, vortex manipulators, secrets, questions, answers, and more questions. Why is someone trying to kill Martha Jones? I like how it takes all of them - and other characters as well - contributing together to solve the mystery.
fanfic  author:Fourzoas  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Novel  ranking:Very_Good  ranking:Calufrax  finis:Complete  category:Petes_World  category:Romance  category:Telepathy  category:Post-JE  characters:Handy_Doctor  characters:Martha_Jones  characters:Jack_Harkness  characters:Jackie_Tyler  characters:Pete_Tyler  characters:Ianto_Jones  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Tish_Jones 
august 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"The Madwoman of Bannerman Road" by Minerva Fan
(Doctor Who)
Summary: Sarah Jane Smith loves to write. A page from her private journal, not available to the general public. Sarah Jane's Notes: If you are reading this, shame on you for hacking into my computer. As this article is for my own private purposes, I make no claim to perfect spelling, punctuation, or consistency. I proofread my work for publication; but my tired old eyes will not proofread for hackers. So there.
fanfic  author:Minerva_Fan  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Short_Short  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Character_Study  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith 
july 2015 by KerrAvonsen
"Late Night Phone Call" by Koshiroryuu
Summary: Sarah Jane gets a 3AM phone call, and it's surprisingly lacking in alien invasions. Sort of.

Notes: Delightful little story. The dialogue sparkles, and Sarah-Jane is very much on the ball.
fanfic  author:Koshiroryuu  universe:SJA  length:Short_Short  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Maria_Jackson  characters:Tenth_Doctor 
march 2009 by KerrAvonsen
"Silver And Gold" by Weimlady
(Doctor Who)
Summary: Post Runaway Bride/pre-Smith and Jones/pre-Sarah Jane Adventures story. The Tenth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith meet again a few months after School Reunion. Special guest appearance of another old friend from Classic days.

Notes: I don't think it's spoilery to say that the other old friend is Harry Sullivan.

This is a lovely friendshippy story. I love how it's so clear that all three
of them care for each other a great deal, not in a soppy way, but in doing
what they can to help. The Doctor is wounded in more than one way, and
Sarah and Harry care for him in more than one way. But it isn't just
hurt/comfort; the Doctor is very much himself, reckless and manic and
grinning, silent and enduring and unstoppable. Sarah-Jane is practical and
eyerolling and hugging and resourceful, as ever.

It isn't all hurt and recuperation either; there is some adventure too.

I really liked this.
fanfic  author:Weimlady  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Novella  ranking:Very_Good  ranking:Calufrax  finis:Complete  series:Silver_and_Gold  category:Adventure  category:Friendship  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Tenth_Doctor  characters:Harry_Sullivan 
january 2009 by KerrAvonsen
"This Sporting Life" by NetGirl Y2K
(Doctor Who)
Summary: Sarah Jane thought that she had quite enough troubles already, what with the bright purple man-eating aliens living in the Thames. Then the Doctor turned up with a new face, an inexplicably northern accent and a sex crazed American in tow.

Notes: Straightforward mayhem and running and escaping and cuppas; banter and snark.
It was really fun seeing Sarah Jane having an adventure with Nine and Jack;
this really got Sarah's PoV, her mix of exasperation and exhilaration, Nine's
infectious and goofy smile, and of course Jack being Jack.
fanfic  author:NetGirl_Y2K  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Short_Story  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Meeting-in-wrong-order  category:Adventure  characters:Ninth_Doctor  characters:Jack_Harkness  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith 
august 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"Memory Lapse" by Carmen Sandiego
(Doctor Who)
Summary: A post-Journey's End fix-it type thing.

Notes: This may technically be a Donna fix-it story, but it does much more than that.

* A cast of tens: old enemies, old friends, old not quite enemies or friends.
* Things forgotten and remembered, snark, banter, humour, angst, nobility, self-sacrifice.
* A plot that makes sense and ties all sorts of things together even if they didn't look together at first: phone calls, dead jellyfish, rings, unidentified energy spikes, and the Time War.
* The character voices are just right. Even the characters that don't get much screen time (like Clyde) get their just due.
fanfic  author:Carmen_Sandiego  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Novella  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Post-JE  category:Fix-it  category:Adventure  characters:Donna_Noble  characters:Jack_Harkness  characters:Martha_Jones  characters:Mickey_Smith  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Tenth_Doctor  characters:SimmMaster 
july 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"The Continuing Adventures Of Sparrow And Nightingale" by Erisinia
(Doctor Who)
Summary: Just like the title. (done for the 'Doctor Who Minor Characters Ficathon')

Notes: A follow-up to "Blink", which is fun in a goofy, wry sort of way; it was good
to revisit these characters again.
fanfic  author:Erisinia  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Short_Short  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Episode_related  characters:Sally_Sparrow  characters:Larry_Nightingale  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith 
july 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"Four Times Martha Met Sarah Jane" by Wojelah
(Doctor Who)
Summary: The first time Martha Jones meets Sarah Jane Smith, neither of them knows it. To be fair, Martha's just survived near-asphyxiation on the Moon and Tish is fussing and there's a thousand reporters everywhere, and Sarah Jane's really more interested in the odd puncture wounds on Mr. Stoker's neck and inclined to avoid anyone who might shoo her away - which is to say, they both have rather a lot on their minds.

Notes: The things I like about this:

* the commonalities between Martha and Sarah-Jane
* the enigmatic way that Sarah-Jane has of turning up at newsworthy events
* Year-That-Wasn't angst
* developing friendship
* healing
fanfic  author:Wojelah  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Short_Story  ranking:Calufrax  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Year_That_Never_Was  characters:Martha_Jones  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith 
july 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"Bad Gods" by Carmen Sandiego
(Doctor Who)
Summary: In School Reunion the Doctor makes a different choice.

Notes: What if the Doctor had made a different choice in School Reunion? Embraced the power of a god, restored that which was gone, destroyed that which he hated? He just wants everyone to be happy. Paradise, right? Sarah-Jane, Rose and Romana think that the answer to that is "no", and flee before he can change their minds. But how can you stop a god?

This is atmospheric, thoughtful, mythic and clever. Read it.
fanfic  author:Carmen_Sandiego  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Novelette  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Canon_Divergence  category:Episode_related  characters:Rose_Tyler  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Tenth_Doctor  characters:Romana 
june 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"Into The Cornfield" by Nostalgia
(Doctor Who)
Summary: The obvious AU from School Reunion.

Notes: This fits so much into so little space.
Mythic and haunting; you'd never think that a happy ending could be so chilling.
fanfic  author:Nostalgia  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Short_Short  ranking:Very_Good  ranking:Calufrax_me  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Canon_Divergence  category:Episode_related  characters:Jackie_Tyler  characters:Rose_Tyler  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Tenth_Doctor 
june 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"Five Times Jenny Met One Of The Doctor's Companions" by NetGirl Y2K
(Doctor Who)
Summary: Jenny saves some civilisations, does a lot of running and meets some of the Doctor's old friends.

Notes: This captures the enthusiastic naivete of Jenny, and the other characters are in character too, painted with quick strokes.
It would never happen, but it's fun thinking about.
fanfic  author:NetGirl_Y2K  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Short_Short  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Five_Things_Format  category:Reunion  characters:Jenny  characters:Mel_Bush  characters:Mickey_Smith  characters:Romana_II  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Tegan_Jovanka 
may 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"Ghost Stories" by XWing Ace
Summary: There is a spot on the pavement in Cardiff where reality is thin. Sometimes, the ghosts of different pasts can be seen.

Notes: This is a remix of AstroGirl's "Sandstorm in a Sideways Hourglass", told
from Jack's point of view. In some ways this is even creepier than
the original. I like the characterisation of Jack here, and the
kind of nightmares he has.
fanfic  author:XWing_Ace  universe:Torchwood  length:Short_Short  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Parallel_Universe  category:Remix  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Jack_Harkness 
april 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"Sandstorm In A Sideways Hourglass" by AstroGirl
Summary: The world was destroyed in 1911.

Notes: There's a community on LiveJournal which is dedicated to the AU idea
that Sarah-Jane Smith ended up working for Torchwood.
This story is one of the fruits of that. It's an interesting shivvery
vignette about might-have-beens, and things that aren't spoken of.
fanfic  author:AstroGirl  universe:Torchwood  length:Short_Short  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:Parallel_Universe  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith 
april 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"Five Lives Winifred Bambera Might Have Lived" by Selenay
(Doctor Who)
Summary: There are billions of alternate universes out there, each created by a choice, some closer to our universe than others. It could be a tiny change, it could change an entire life.

Notes: So many different possibilities, each of them plausible, each of them touching an aspect of Bambera that rings true.
The cool thing about this is that I want to have more than the taste that these vignettes give, especially the last one.
fanfic  author:Selenay  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Short_Story  ranking:Calufrax  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:AU  category:What-if  category:Five_Things_Format  characters:Winifred_Bambera  characters:Shou-Yuing  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Seventh_Doctor  characters:Ace_McShane 
april 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"Bombardment Of Positive Ions" by Carmen Sandiego
(Doctor Who)
Summary: Martha Jones and the UNIT Christmas Party.

Notes: Okay, so I know that such a Christmas Party isn't really plausible, but I don't care, it was fun and snarky and sweet. Martha meets the Second Doctor, and that was lovely.
fanfic  author:Carmen_Sandiego  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Short_Story  ranking:Calufrax  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Holiday  category:Meeting-in-wrong-order  characters:Martha_Jones  characters:Second_Doctor  characters:Brigadier_Lethbridge-Stewart  characters:Harry_Sullivan  characters:John_Benton  characters:Liz_Shaw  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith 
april 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"This Torch I've Been Carrying" by NetGirl Y2K
(Doctor Who)
Summary: The door opened and out came a sixteen foot scarf. The scarf was wearing a curly haired man.

Notes: * Non-linear time travel: check
* Jack flirting with everyone he meets: check
* Sarah-Jane Smith in character: check
* Harry Sullivan being embarrassed: check
* Jelly babies: check
* Good punchline: check
fanfic  author:NetGirl_Y2K  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Short_Short  ranking:Calufrax  ranking:Good  finis:Complete  category:Meeting-in-wrong-order  characters:Harry_Sullivan  characters:Jack_Harkness  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Fourth_Doctor 
april 2008 by KerrAvonsen
"A Question Of Jurisdiction" by AND
(Doctor Who)
Summary: 'Why was it up to me to end the invasion of the Bane, Captain Torchwood?'

Notes: This was recced on Calufrax, so I was expecting something good; some snark, some
banter, some fun. It was actually better than I expected: all that plus a
poignant flashback to the Year That Wasn't, angst, misunderstandings, and
Sarah Jane pwning Jack, like good.
fanfic  author:AND  universe:Doctor_Who  length:Short_Story  ranking:Calufrax  ranking:Very_Good  finis:Complete  category:Snark  category:Angst  category:Banter  characters:Sarah_Jane_Smith  characters:Jack_Harkness  characters:Luke_Smith  characters:Gwen_Cooper  characters:Ianto_Jones  characters:Owen_Harper  characters:Toshiko_Sato 
march 2008 by KerrAvonsen

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