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FiledRose crouched down beside the Doctor. "That's a mystery, then."

The Doctor looked up at her, with a grin. "The up to your armpits in corpses by the third chapter kind of mystery? Or the I seem to have misplaced my spectacles kind of mystery?"

"The second." Rose blinked, making a mental note to avoid mystery novels. "I can't find my nail file."

Wriggling out from under the console, the Doctor handed Rose her file. "I've been using it to clean around the switches."

"Thanks." Rose noted the gunk build-up on the end and handed it back. "You keep it."

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dw100challenge #71: hardboiled detective novel

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laridian
1st Jun, 2005 11:49 (UTC)
Heh! I didn't know you were a DW fan too. :) I must be the last person on earth to have not seen any 9th Doctor eps, mostly because they weren't available 'round here. :/ But I like you fics no matter what. ^_^
redwolf
1st Jun, 2005 12:03 (UTC)
The ABC (Australian equivalent of the BBC) has been playing most of the episodes from the beginning. Which is pretty cool, as I haven't seen much of the series — all of the fifth Doctor and some of the fourth — so I loved getting to see the first, second and third Doctors.

The new series aired its second episode on Saturday and it rocks. Certainly enough to warrant me downloading all episodes aired so far in the UK. Got all excited to find that the first DVD is released here in a couple of weeks (it's already out on the UK), so I'll have a boxed set before the end of the year. Yay! Christopher Eccleston goodness shall be mine.

Keep an eye out for Second Coming. I'd be surprised if the US fundies let it in (unless they see the ads and don't actually watch it), but, aside from being deliciously subversive, it's a nice preview for Doctor Who, with Christopher Eccleston in the lead and Russell T Davies writing.
gamiila
1st Jun, 2005 13:11 (UTC)
Good drabble! Good situation, and great last line.
redwolf
1st Jun, 2005 22:20 (UTC)
Thanks.
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redwolf
1st Jun, 2005 22:21 (UTC)
Happy to have amused you.
edenfalling
1st Jun, 2005 14:20 (UTC)
Dr. Who, I presume? Hmm. Maybe someday I should get around to seeing some of that show. But probably not, as I am a lazy bum.

Once a nail file has been used for something like that, its days of actual contact with fingernails should be considered over. Rose made the right choice. :-)
redwolf
1st Jun, 2005 22:26 (UTC)
If you want to see the new Doctor Who, you'll have to download them for now. At least the ABC in Australia have started screening them only a little behind the UK, which is lovely.

Perhaps you're right with the nail file, but I tend to use them for other things. Still haven't learned not to use my thumbnails for screwdrivers, so am probably not the best judge of gunky nail file life expectancy.
edenfalling
1st Jun, 2005 23:33 (UTC)
Well, once you use the flimsy wooden ones for something else, they're pretty much shot in terms of actually doing anything to your nails. And there's really no way to get guck out of the tiny little grooves in metal nail files. (I should know -- I use mine to trim candles. *grin*)
sanda56
1st Jun, 2005 16:41 (UTC)
Squeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahem, I too am a great fan of the latest Dr. In the UK we've only got 3 more eps to go and I'm heartbroken. *sniff* I think you got the Doctor and Rose well. :)
redwolf
1st Jun, 2005 22:30 (UTC)
Squeeing right along with you. I'm not happy at losing Chris Eccleston so soon either. He's a wonderful Doctor.

Nice to hear you liked this.
irishvampire13
1st Jun, 2005 18:56 (UTC)
Okay, ew. *shudders*
redwolf
1st Jun, 2005 22:33 (UTC)
It was just a nail file, I'm sure I could dig something up to really give you the shudders. I guess it's all relative.
irishvampire13
1st Jun, 2005 23:33 (UTC)
True.
pheral
1st Jun, 2005 22:23 (UTC)
Sweet! nice to hear you're joning the ranks of Who fans. Peter Devison is my favourite, and then i obsess i over Paul McGann's hair. MMmmmmMMmm...
redwolf
1st Jun, 2005 22:36 (UTC)
Peter Davison was the only Doctor I'd seen all the way through. The ABC started airing (almost) the entire series last year so I got to see the first three Doctors and, fortunately, have started screen the new series too.

I was quite fond of Paul McGann too, but never thought much of the sixth and seventh Doctors.
pheral
2nd Jun, 2005 12:49 (UTC)
Oh cool that you got to see the whole Davidson season, i haven't yet because they're been so bad at released Doctor Who and i deprived of all the shiny satellite and sky-type things that people with brains have managed to get. Parents are not into that kind of thing, and frankly i'd have to choose between it and broadband. but when i move out, i might have to get bazillions of extra channels and just not choose between them and broadband. heh.

i thought it was a real pity they chose McGann, who was a great doctor, and put him in a relatively badly produced movie. Making a movie from an english series that has a certain nostalgia connected to tv-budget effects but excellent writing was a bad idea. the effects took control but were not stunning, and the writing suffered. ahwell.
tinpanalley
2nd Jun, 2005 12:11 (UTC)

Just watched the first episode of the new Dr. Who yesterday and I really love it! Very cute drabble!
redwolf
2nd Jun, 2005 12:49 (UTC)
Thanks. It is nice to have a show live up to the hype for a change.
11nine73
8th Jun, 2005 13:18 (UTC)
Oh brilliant! This is really IC, so much so I could see this during an episode.

*appaulds*
redwolf
8th Jun, 2005 13:27 (UTC)
Many thanks! Nice to hear you thought it worked.
flurblewig
8th Jun, 2005 19:38 (UTC)
::snerk:: Great drabble!
redwolf
8th Jun, 2005 22:01 (UTC)
Thanks!
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