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Fic Recs: Martha Gen Fics 
16th-Sep-2007 05:02 pm
DLM: Frankenfruity
This post is for you to rec all those gen Martha fics you've enjoyed. These recs should be primarily gen in nature and romance should not be prominent in the fic, if at all. Please clearly label each rec so people can read what they want.

So, without further ado, here's an easy cut and paste template for you to use:



So start looking through your bookmarked and memoried Martha fic so you can help out Martha fans on the look out for some quality fic. Feel free to add recs/links at any given time.

TIP: Just a reminder, even though this post will be linked on our sidebar at lifeonmartha, using the track post feature will alert you when new recs are added.
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16th-Sep-2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Title: Bordeaux
Author: holidayonice
Link: Here
Rating: G
Character(s): Martha, the Doctor
Summary: Martha, the Doctor, and a vintage Château Lafite
Why do you rec this fic? It was written prior to S&J and yet it's still my favourite Martha fic ♥


17th-Sep-2007 02:05 am (UTC)
Picking one from my mems just to get started:

Title: It's no place you can get to by yourself
Author: starrystarry
Link: click here
Rating: PG
Character(s): Ten, Martha
Summary: Blink. She lets herself ask questions about his past, because it could be her future.
Why do you rec this fic? Because it isn't sweet 'n easy, but it isn't bitter and hard, either.
17th-Sep-2007 02:56 am (UTC)
Title:Second Invitation
Author:parrotfish
Link:Second Invitation

Rating:All Ages
Character(s):Ten/Martha
Summary:Twice in one day. However obliquely, Martha knew that the Doctor had invited her twice.
Why do you rec this fic? I thought he was sweet with her.
17th-Sep-2007 06:28 am (UTC)
Title: Everybody Needs an Editor
Author: significantowl
Link: link!
Rating: PG
Character(s): Ten, Martha
Summary: GOD such an adorable fic set early on, with Martha poking around the fridge and reading the Doctor's magnum opus. ADORABLE.


17th-Sep-2007 08:09 am (UTC)
Title: Brink
Author: Viala :o
Link: Here

Rating: 100% tame
Character(s): Ten/Martha/random blonde girl
Summary: Missing scene from near the end of Smith & Jones
Why do you rec this fic? *Optional* Er, well, I wrote it so I know it exists. And I was pleased with it at the time. And I don't think many people noticed it. Also it will only take you two minutes to read...
17th-Sep-2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
Title: A Place Called Home
Author: sheldrake
Link: http://sheldrake.livejournal.com/198081.html
Rating: G.
Character(s): Martha, Jenny.
Summary: What's so bloody special about being human, anyway?
Why do you rec this fic? A gorgeous Martha-study, and a gorgeous study of history too - 1913 is made real and vibrant, just as Martha is.

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Title: the frozen hours
Author: noldo_
Link: http://users.livejournal.com/noldo_/9553.html
Rating: G.
Character(s): Martha, Ten
Summary: Martha seeing the world. (Or universe, rather.)
Why do you rec this fic? It's flippin' beautiful, it's smart, it's vivid, it's all-around wonderful.
18th-Sep-2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
Title:A Day That Martha Jones Refuses to Acknowledge. [House Crossover from the "Telling A Story" Challenge]
Author:Lady Yueh
Link:http://ladyyueh.livejournal.com/9181.html
Rating:PG-13
Character(s):Martha Jones, Gregory House, James Wilson.
Summary:Martha will never speak of the events which happened on April 12. Ever.
Why do you rec this fic?
It made me giggle a lot. From other comments I've read, you don't need to have seen House to enjoy this, but House's reaction to the Doctor's plan is very much in character. Oh, and his take on the Doctor/Master dynamic is a joy.

Other recs to follow, but this one jumped out at me today.
20th-Sep-2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
Firstly, if I may, I'd like to second the rec of noldo_'s The Frozen Hours, because it is stunningly beautiful, and it should be required reading for any Martha fan - or really any Doctor Who fan in general.

And secondly:

Title: An Anatomy of the Impossible
Author: faeriemaiden
Link: Here
Rating: G
Character(s): Martha, primarily.
Summary: 'Secretly, she has always been fond of the impossible'.
Why do you rec this fic? It's a lovely rendering of Martha: beautiful imagery, fantastic characterisation, and gorgeous prose in general.
28th-Sep-2007 12:51 am (UTC)
Title: Terms of Art
Author: loneraven
Link: http://loneraven.livejournal.com/549350.html
Rating: PG.
Character(s): Ten, Martha.
Summary: none given. first line: The Doctor isn't sleeping.
Why do you rec this fic? It's astoundingly clever and beautiful, but I rec it here in particular because I love how it shows Martha to be the perfect companion for the Doctor at this time.
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28th-Sep-2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
I adore Mardy Lass' fics too, so I'll rec a different one:

Title: Take Two Companions and Call Back in the Morning
Author: Mardylass
Link: Click here
Rating: T
Character(s): Ten, Martha, Original Companion
Summary: Ten gets himself into trouble and needs Martha's expertise. But is that a new Companion she sees before her? Rated T for language.
Why do you rec this fic? Because it's funny and well written, and I love Fergus, the OC, and his relationship with Martha, as well as Ten's relationship with Martha and her mother.
30th-Sep-2007 10:52 am (UTC)
Title: How Martha Jones Saved the World and Lucy Saxon Initiated Divorce Proceedings With Extreme Prejudice
Author: lizbee
Link: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Epilogue,
Rating: PG-13
Character(s): Martha, various and assorted ex-companions, UNIT, a couple of originals, the Master, the kitchen sink...
Summary: Alternative ending to Season 3, written before the finale.
Spoilers: "Human Nature", "The Family of Blood", "Utopia", "The Sound of Drums", Also, SPOILERS FOR "LAST OF THE TIME LORDS" IN THE COMMENTS.
Why do you rec this fic? Because, it was one of the fics that helped stop me having the hump over the season 3 finale. And to be honest, I prefer it to what we were given by the show.



6th-Oct-2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Title:Where Ever I May Roam
Author:irenak
Link:The story can be found HERE
Rating:Gen
Character(s):Ten, Martha, Donna
Summary:(Post Season 3 finale)A very amusing Doctor Who fic, featuring a Timelord with a new phone... and no clue.
Why do you rec this fic? Because it made me smile :-)
16th-Oct-2007 11:43 am (UTC)
Title: Ulysses
Author: rheanna27
Link: click here
Rating: PG
Character(s): Ten, John Smith, Martha (in a way)
Summary: "I am become a name."
Why do you rec this fic? This is a wonderful, sad, post-Human Nature/Family of Blood fic that's so creative -- I wish I'd thought of it! Fortunately for us, a really good writer did.
22nd-Oct-2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
Title: The Madness and the Void
Author: bewarethespork
Link: here
Rating: G
Character(s): Ten, Martha
Summary: Martha watches as emptiness begins to destroy the Doctor and wonders if the same is happening to her.
Why do you rec this fic? It feels very real; I can easily believe things were like this at first in 1969. Also, pretty pretty writing.
5th-Nov-2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
Title: A Moment's Grace
Author: cesario
Link: Click here
Rating: PG-13
Character(s): Two, Martha, Sally Sparrow
Summary: On the eve of her return to England, a weary Martha Jones meets an old friend for the first time.
Why do you rec this fic? Set just before the S3 finale, it's a beautiful Year That Never Was story that made me cry like a baby.
14th-Feb-2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
Title: Ten Calls
Author: serrico
Link: Ten Calls
Rating:gen (all ages)
Character(s): Martha, Ten
Summary: Martha left the Doctor her cell phone so she could call him if necessary. As it turns out, he calls her first.
Why do you rec this fic? The voices are perfect, Martha is just as smart and awesome post-S3 as she was during S3, and the Doctor finally *gets* what makes Martha Jones special.
14th-Feb-2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Title: Valentine's Day, This Year
Author: koshiroryuu
Link: on the Teaspoon
Rating: all ages
Character(s): Martha, her family, mentions of the Doctor
Summary: How do you hold a memorial for people who don't even remember they died?
Why do you rec this fic? Utterly gorgeous Year That Never Was fic, as Martha remembers on Valentine's Day that she's lived through this day before.
26th-Feb-2008 07:25 am (UTC)
Title: Q.E.D.
Author: technosage
Link: Click Me
Rating: PG
Character(s): Martha, Jack/Ianto
Summary: Ianto gets a bit of help with an avant-garde problem.
Why do you rec this fic? I don't normally go anywhere near Jack/Ianto fics because the pairing simply doesn't interest me. However the mention of Martha in the character list sent me there out of curiosity (a lot of authors who ship TW characters can't write Martha worth a dime but I always look).

Put simply this is Martha doing what Martha does best - comforting and empathising with Ianto, and then putting the smackdown on Jack when he's being obnoxious. I love the sparkling humour of Martha here and her playful friendship with Ianto (it's set several months after "Reset").
28th-May-2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
Title: Flipping With A Coin That’s Got A Tail On Either Side
Author: paperclipbitch
Link: Clickety-click
Rating: PG-13
Character(s): Martha, Owen Harper, Tom Milligan, Tenth Doctor, TW Team
Summary: "I'm still not dead," he says by way of a greeting.
Why do you rec this fic? Because the author has got Martha's and Owen's voices pitch-perfect. Their friendship zings off the screen with its teasing, snark, friendly banter and affection. Plus the cameos are fab !

Be warned, it contains spoilers up to TW 2.13.

Edited at 2008-05-28 08:11 pm (UTC)
9th-Jul-2008 09:44 am (UTC)
Title: Appearances can be deceptive: Four people Martha Jones didn't kill, and one she did
Author: dani_the_girl
Link: http://dani-the-girl.livejournal.com/9591.html
Rating: None given. Probably PG for character deaths.
Character(s): Martha, OCs and the Torchwood team.
Summary: Around the world in a year and a day takes a lot out of you and teaches you a lot about yourself, Martha finds.
Why do you rec this fic? Because it's a look at just how painful and terrible the Year That Never Was must have been for Martha.
4th-Oct-2008 05:15 am (UTC)
Title: Electric Avenue
Author: Bobsyeruncle
Link
Rating: Um, mature subject matter in later parts but not sex.
Character(s): Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Clive Jones, Harriet Jones, Jackie Tyler, Leo Jones, Martha Jones, Original Companion, Original Companion, Original Companion, Pete Tyler, Rose Tyler, and Handy
Summary: “You never talk about her…” Rose’s comment about Ten’s and Martha Jones’ travels triggers strong emotions as the Human “Doctor” reflects navigating the complexities of personal and social relationships and Ska beat of Brixton in 1969, and his third incarnation and the companion who left him for a man named Jones.
Why do you rec this fic? I love this fic because it explores the realities of Martha being a black woman in 1969, and Handy sheds some light on the Doctor's feelings for Martha even if they are convoluted as hell - at least to me :o)