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Chef d'Oeuvre

Rose had been delighted to discover that the TARDIS had a curious literary defence mechanism. Anyone with a bent for folding pages, scribbling in the margins or otherwise defacing books, were nudged towards the section specialising in celebrity chef books from her own time.

It didn't take Rose long to discover that the comments were more interesting than the contents. There were numerous notes about alternative ingredients, an omelette that had been mistaken for a weapon and an interesting debate about the sexuality of cabbages; although, the reminder blood is thicker than water, adjust recipes accordingly was a little disturbing.

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dw100challenge #144: blood
dw100challenge #145: water

Comments

pheral
9th Dec, 2006 14:48 (UTC)
Lol! Love this one. Excellent little ficlet, every line has something cool, and i always adore references to the Tardis' consciousness.
redwolf
10th Dec, 2006 01:19 (UTC)
This one was easy, if a little tough to trim down. I have that quote on my iPod. I wanted the Dave Allen one, but there's a character limit, so if the the recipe one didn't fit it was going to be the world is full of squirrels.
pheral
10th Dec, 2006 17:26 (UTC)
Don't know Dave Allen, or the quote you're talking about, 'mafraid! Ahwell, seems the ficlet made perfect sense and was enjoyable even though i missed the main point. :P
redwolf
10th Dec, 2006 20:17 (UTC)
Dave Allen had a massive following in Australia.

The quote is the punchline of a joke that I wanted on my iPod and it's the one I use on my sigfile: and the werewolves came... and they ate him... and they drank his beer...
pheral
10th Dec, 2006 23:07 (UTC)
Ahhhh, of course, sorry, i know him by face. He was popular in Ireland too - though we watched a show he did more recently and he came across surperbly unfunny, which was strange. My parents remembered him as being entertaining, so we weren't sure why we didn't find him so. Possibly our humor changed over the years and his didn't, or the other way around.

I had wondered where your email quote came from! That's pretty cool. And it's a nice mystical, chilling quote too.