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Doctor Who


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A Change in the Wind by Beatrice Otter

'Domaripopexnal—currently calling herself 'Marie Babineaux,' and before that 'Mary Poppins,' and before that 'Maria Pabst'—studied the list of errands the housekeeper had given her when she and her charges had left the house that morning.' My favourite of several stories from Yuletide 2011 exploring this delightful premise. Domaripopexnal underlines how different the Doctor is from other Gallifreyans (Doctor Who/Mary Poppins)

[Added 27/05/2012; Drama; 1000-2500; Doctor Who; Characters: Mary Poppins, Eleventh Doctor; Crossover]

Errant by Novembersmith

'The money has blood on it, but gas stations attendants and truck stop waitresses don't seem to mind. It spends like it was clean, and he doesn't have to drive for anyone but himself, now.' Atmospheric vignette with a neat crossover idea. I haven't seen Drive, but this caught me in the first paragraph and didn't let me go (Doctor Who/Drive)

[Added 27/05/2012; Drama; 1000-2500; Doctor Who; Characters: The Driver, Amy Pond, Eleven; Crossover]

No Man's Land by Ellen Fremedon

'"This whole landscape is wrong. It's not just a matter of a few lost days--this isn't the war I remember."' Captain Harkness meets Major Wimsey in the trenches in this plotty crossover novella. Wimsey's voice is particularly well realised (Doctor Who/Dorothy L Sayers)

[Added 01/02/2011; Drama; 20,000-50,000; Doctor Who; Characters: Jack Harkness, Lord Peter Wimsey, Mervyn Bunter (Sayers), OCs; Crossover]

Nowhere Man by Selena

'"Being an undercover agent isn't glamorous heroism, children. Not if you want to survive and be effective. It usually involves fawning around people you despise, selling out people you like and doing absolutely anything to reach your goal."' An intelligent adventure plot which features the Torchwood team during the Year That Never Was. Garak, as always, is a bonus (Doctor Who/Torchwood/DS9)

[Added 05/08/2008; Drama; 6000-20,000; Doctor Who; Characters: Owen Harper, Elim Garak (DS9), the Master, Jack Harkness, Tenth Doctor, Toshiko Sato, Ianto Jones, Gwen Cooper, Martha Jones; Crossover]