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Story: Time Waits for No Godot
Author: BetaCadabra
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1882
Author's Summary: What the world never realised it so desperately wanted: a Doctor Who/Samuel Beckett crossover story. Familiarity with 'Waiting for Godot' not necessarily required.
Characters/Pairings: Second Doctor, crossover characters.
Warnings: None.

Recced because: Where to even begin? A work of literature is amusingly turned around by the arrival of the Doctor (who doesn’t have much truck with a permanent state of waiting, after all), and then what ought to be the crackiest of crossovers turns out to be unexpectedly serious in all the right ways. And I can echo the author’s assurance that no knowledge of Waiting For Godot is needed, because I’ve never actually read or seen it myself, and I loved this enough to rec it here. Plus, I think they’re right about the other thing, too – the world really did need this crossover, even if it didn’t know it.
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Story: You're So Sweet, Elise
Author: BetaCadabra
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4181
Author's Summary: Growing tired of its erratic behaviour, Mel persuades the Doctor to upgrade the TARDIS to a newer model, with hilarious consequences. Well, just consequences.
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Mel, TARDIS
Warnings: none

Recced because: This is a fun story that I found buried in the Sixth Doctor section a few years ago. I remembered it when it came time to rec again (yet somehow never managed to review it until now). It's an amusing take on the idea of what might happen if the Doctor ever did get an updated TARDIS. The new model, Elise, has a distinct personality and proves to be useful in a number of ways. I was just waiting to find out what her fatal flaw might be, because she seemed too good to be true. Also, this is a story where a TARDIS speaking out loud makes sense to me. One of my favorite sections is the visit to Honest Rassilon, the TARDIS dealer:

The owner, Honest Rassilon, was not the legendary Time Lord himself, but a minor Gallifreyan who had adopted the name in the hope that it would give him more authority. He was sorely mistaken. He was a shifty character, to say the least, and Mel wondered if the Doctor had chosen the right place to trade in his TARDIS. Unfortunately, for reasons he kept to himself, the Doctor refused to visit Gallifrey itself, so this was obviously the only option available to him.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017