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Doctor Who, 6 recs, Amy/Rory

This post corrects the previously erroneous links. Apologies for any trouble!

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Sally Sparrow/Larry Nightingale
Fic Title: Do You Wanna Date My Avatar
Author: paperclipbitch
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/720919
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 3,550 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: This takes care of both a special rec and a trope rec for me—one of my favorite AU tropes, in fact. You know how sometimes you'll see a rec that says "THIS IS THE BEST THING EVAR!!!1!!1!" and you sort of roll your eyes? Well, check your skepticism at the door, because this gem is quite possibly actually the best thing ever. It's a coffee shop AU wherein Oswin Oswald (the AotD version) hangs out with Sally and Larry (from "Blink"), totally ships RPF Amy/Rory, and fangirls hard about the Avengers, the "Phonebox Angels," and Wincest vs. Destiel.

Special Rec: 4/20

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Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Amy Pond/Rory Williams, River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: Post
Author: easytheretyger
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/534153
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: ~5,000 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: Headcanon accepted. This fic—which sees River packing up her parents' house post-TATM and wondering where their farewell note to her is (if it even exists)—sort of broke my heart and pieced it back together again. I love stories that flesh out and balance her marriage to the Doctor and that give him the chance to support her in turn. And the illustrations of River's variable childhood leave so much to the imagination while feeling complete.

Special Rec: 5/20

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Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Fic Title: Wouldn't You Love to Love Her?
Author: _starrystarry
Link: http://users.livejournal.com/_starrystarry/79265.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Word Count/WIP?: ~2,000 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: You know when you get caught up on a new fandom, and there are a bunch of fic ideas that you just want to read right now? I watched "Let's Kill Hitler" and was promptly desperate for some sort of five-times-Melody-raised-her-parents or just more of the three of them in Leadworth. Plenty of authors have since obliged, but this little beauty was the first and best one I found (made all the sweeter by the fact that it's the author's fault I started watching Doctor Who in the first place). I love her grasp of the characters here, particularly Rory, and Melody's strangely functional mix of madness and, well, being the ultimate Amy/Rory shipper. It's a lovely piece, beautifully written, and worth a click.

Special Rec: 6/20

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Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Fic Title: Amy Pond and the Year That Never Was
Author: snowdarkred
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/307011
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 2,684 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: There are other stories about what characters besides the Jones family and Jack Harkness were up to during the Year That Never Was, but this is easily my favorite. We get to see Amy become the steadfast hero she was always meant to be (with Rory by her side), with snapshots of how an aborted timeline might have affected both of them, unknowingly, after the fact. I love how the author weaves in her stubborn dedication to the Raggedy Doctor she's still waiting for, as well as the inimitable Martha Jones. Go read!

Special Rec: 7/20

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Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Fic Title: The Pond Continuum
Author: kaydeefalls
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/679634
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 5,389 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: This post-TATM five-things story will make you grin through any lingering Pond!feels you have, trust me. Although it doesn't take the "P.S." minisode into account, this is definitely one of those "headcanon accepted" stories for me. In it, Amy and Rory to have an absolutely fantastic life, and they (mostly unaware) meet a few familiar faces along the way. I'm not sure if 4 or 5 is my favorite part, but 3 is also awesome and 1 and 2 are pitch-perfect, and the bonus section will leave you with a smile on your face.

Special Rec: 8/20

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Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Amy Pond/Rory Williams, River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: Ossia and Encore to the Square Root of Three
Author: savvyliterate
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/739698
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 16,413 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: One of the frustrations of "The Power of Three" was that we were supposed to believe the Doctor had more or less hung around the Ponds' house for a year without once seeing River—and from Amy's point of view, no less. This clever and emotional take on the "Year of the Slow Invasion" not only fixes that issue—it also takes the idea of "fixing" to a whole new level. Bonus points for the short and sweet epilogue, lovely characterizations, crackling dialogue, and a much-needed dose of heat.

Special Rec: 9/20
Tags: fandom: doctor who, ship: amy pond/rory williams, ship: river song/the doctor, ship: sally sparrow/larry nightingale, special reccer: stars_inthe_sky
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