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Story: Universal Constant
Author: nix nada
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1138
Author's Summary: It's classic Doctor Who, with a twist. Only, the twist is at the beginning, not the end. Or is it?
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor, Susan, the TARDIS
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's elegant, ominous, and manages to engage our sympathies on behalf of our favorite over-sized blue box in the space of just eleven hundred words. A different take on two subjects that have been fandom favorites forever: the beginning, and the end.

This is AU with new Who, but it's satisfying and self-contained on its own. (Very self-contained.)

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Story: Borrowed Time
Author: Nix Nada
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1,197
Author's Summary: The fifth Doctor tries out an experimental telepathic circuit on the android Kamelion, with unexpected results.
Characters/Pairings: Five, Kamelion, Tegan
Warnings: none

Recced because: I liked it even better on the second read. This story does at least three very worthwhile things very well: It shows the Doctor making a mistake, it looks inside the TARDIS from a very unusual perspective, and it does justice to potential that largely went to waste in the original. Plus, making me enjoy Kamelion, of all companions, is a feat in itself.

In case some people are asking, "Who the heck is Kamelion?", I'll give a two-sentence break-down that I think is spoiler-free, but which I'll cut to be safe )

Borrowed Time is a deft little process of elimination that gradually traces a picture of what such a creature (being? thing?) is and is not. And it doesn't do it too neatly; certain ambiguities about the Doctor's actions stand without any distortion of his character.

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