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May. 26th, 2016

Eight

apolesen

Fic: Tea and Distractions (Eighth Doctor/River Song, implied Eight/Turing)

Title Tea and Distractions
Author apolesen
Fandom Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor Adventures / Doctor Who (2005)
Pairing Eighth Doctor/River Song, implied Eighth Doctor/Turing
Words 8309
Rating/warning NC-17.Vague spoilers for the first few pages of The Turing Test
Summary Two temporal castaways meet in 1954, in a bombed-out city. It should be a non-linear meeting like any other, but this is different. The Doctor does not know who and what he is any more than he recognises River.
Notes Betaed by Tumblr user helloteeceeblog.

Tea and Distractions

Aug. 30th, 2014

Eight

apolesen

Fic: A Night Out (Eight/Fitz)

Title A Night Out
Fandom Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor Adventures
Pairing Eighth Doctor/Fitz Kreiner
Spoilers/warnings None
Word-count 5447
Summary When a Time Lord looks at you as if you were the centre of the universe, what does it mean?
Author's notes Thanks to not-my-century on Tumblr, who betted this.

Gradually, Fitz had stopped feeling relieved whenever the Doctor bounded into his personal space but did not kissed him, and had started feeling disappointed instead.

Jun. 8th, 2014

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aralias

EDA Readalong: The Taking of Planet 5

This month's featured book:
'The Taking of Planet 5' by Simon Bucher-Jones & Mark Clapham


(Just to remind you, the readlong featured book is one that has been widely approved of, and is the book you should read if you only have the time or inclination to read one EDA this month).

'The Taking of Planet 5' follows directly on from 'Blue Angel'... bits of 'Blue Angel' anyway. I'm not going to lie to you - even though this is a lot more straightforward than that, I still find it very confusing (don't worry - the straightforwardly good 'Frontier Worlds' is up next! I love that one). 'Taking of Planet 5' is a sequel to 'Image of the Fehndahl' - sort of. It still features Fitz and Compassion, we're still big into the Time War plot (it's important later) and so some old 'friends' from earlier in the series show up. There's some Lovecraft, and some paradox stuff. Both authors have done various other stuff in the Whoniverse, but I think this is the big thing of note.

Please put spoilery comments behind lj-spoiler cuts or white-out the text below an indication of where you are in the book. And please comment and discuss if possible!
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May. 10th, 2014

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aralias

Readalong: The Blue Angel

This month's featured book:
'The Blue Angel' by Paul Magrs and Jeremy Hoad


(Just to remind you, the readlong featured book is one that has been widely approved of, and is the book you should read if you only have the time or inclination to read one EDA this month).

OK, so there's SO MUCH to talk about about 'The Blue Angel', which is the next book after 'Interference' (which is weird, but nothing to 'The Blue Angel'). It's written by Jeremy Hoad (who seems largely to do other things) and Paul Magrs, who invented Iris Wildthyme and LOVES metafiction. That's very relevant to this book, which also includes a rather bizarre Star Trek parody, as well as some bits about the Doctor living a normal life, there are bits about Sarah Jane and some stuff about a magical book that seems to tell the Doctor's adventures. I find it a bit of a confusing mess, but it is interesting, and there is lots to talk about.

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Apr. 1st, 2014

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aralias

Readalong: Interference Part 2

Welcome back EDA-ers! A timely comment by skalja (read it here) has reminded me to post about part 2 in the first 8 hours of April!

This month's featured book:
'Interference Part 2' by Lawrence Miles


(Just to remind you, the readlong featured book is one that has been widely approved of, and is the book you should read if you only have the time or inclination to read one EDA this month).

'Interference' Book 1 is the 26th EDA, and you should basically have read part 1 before you into this :) I personally liked it a lot better than book 1. It resolves loads of things, and several important game-changing things happen for everybody.

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Mar. 2nd, 2014

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Readalong: Interference Part 1

Sorry, missed another month. But now we're back and with one of the most interesting and controversial novels of the line.

This month's featured book:
'Interference Part 1' by Lawrence Miles


(Just to remind you, the readlong featured book is one that has been widely approved of, and is the book you should read if you only have the time or inclination to read one EDA this month).

'Interference' Book 1 is the 25th EDA, and it's another one from Lawrence 'game changing ideas' Miles. So many things that will continue to be important to the EDA universe are established in this book (did someone say 'Time War'?), and things that have been important previously are picked up and given a new importance. This is also an important book as far as companions, since we meet Compassion for the first time in this book and I don't think it's too much of a spoiler to say (since it's everywhere) that we loose Sam. I think the change over is actually done quite well. And as for Fitz - well. A word of warning - forget everything you think you know about Compassion, otherwise you will be very confused about what she's doing here. 'Interference' also features the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane (last seen in 'Alien Bodies').

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Feb. 10th, 2014

Eight

apolesen

Fic: Fight Our Own Shadows

Title Fight Our Own Shadows
Author apolesen
Fandom Doctor Who (2005-present), elements of Eighth Doctor Adventures & Faction Paradox
Pairings Gen
Rating/warnings PG for scary stuff and scarring.
Spoilers AUish, picking up sometime after The Name of the Doctor. This fic is basically possible to read without any previous knowledge of Faction Paradox.
Words 8037
Beta laughinggas13
Summary Something worse than a nightmare haunts Clara’s sleeping mind.
Author’s notes I hope posting this here is alright - although the characters are New!Who, the concepts are very EDA-inspired. The Clara arc and Faction Paradox felt like such an obvious connection that I simply had to write it. Inspired by this edit by kelleycarries of Tumblr.
Title from this lovely quote from Owen Meredith’s poem Lucile: “Alas! must it ever be so? / Do we stand in our own light, wherever we go, / And fight our own shadows forever?” (II.II.5)

The dream started before Clara was completely asleep.

Jan. 11th, 2014

Who:Eight, Who:Fitz

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Two Fitz-focued EDA stories (written for Yuletide)

Title: No Longer a Sidekick
Characters/Pairings: Fitz/Ace, Fitz/Sam, Sarah Jane, Rani, Clyde
Rating: Teen and Up
Recipient: lelek whose story, History of Rust, inspired me to write a sequel.
Thanks: hhertzof for beta-reading and fredbassett for hand-holding and cheer-leading.
Summary: How did Fitz Kreiner rebuild his life after he left the Doctor? Particularly when aliens will keep interrupting his plans.

AO3, Teaspoon

Title: Night and Day for Fitz
Characters/Pairings: Fitz/The War Doctor, Fitz, Eight Doctor, War Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, Clara
Rating: General Audiences
Recipient: lelek
Thanks: hhertzof for beta-reading and fredbassett for hand-holding and cheer-leading.
Note: Written as a treat after the 50th Anniversary aired.
Summary: Where was Fitz during Night of the Doctor? and did Day of the Doctor make a difference?

AO3, Teaspoon

Jan. 3rd, 2014

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aralias

EDA Readalong: Unnatural History

Hey, hey. We did quite well last month! How does everyone feel about...

This month's featured book:
'Unnatural History' by Jon Blum and Kate Orman


(Just to remind you, the readlong featured book is one that has been widely approved of, and is the book you should read if you only have the time or inclination to read one EDA this month).

'Unnatural History' is the 23rd EDA, and the third by Orman and Blum (who you may remember from 'Vampire Science' and 'Seeing I'. It's the first one in a while that I've actually read already, and I really enjoyed it! primarily enjoyed it - the ending is a bit strange. We're back to San Francisco, home of the TVM and Sam Jones (both important) for a plot about time travel and missed opportunities and paradoxes - yes, Orman and Blum are here playing with Lawrence Miles's toys, but that's an ongoing, shared narrative for you. The book wraps up some interesting plot arcs, and also plays around with some meta-y thoughts about Sam as a character. Also, what I particularly like about it is that it gives Fitz a real chance to shine as a character, both on his own and in interaction with Sam. It's easy to read, fun, and quite important on a character and plot level. So, if you haven't been playing for a while, I recommend getting back on at this one.

Please put spoilery comments behind lj-spoiler cuts or white-out the text below an indication of where you are in the book. And please comment and discuss if possible!

Other readalong books this month: Autumn Mist
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Dec. 1st, 2013

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aralias

EDA Readalong: Revolution Man

Oh dear, henriettastreet, I'm sorry - I've been a terrible mod and totally failed to do readalong posts for many many months (it was 'The Taint' that did it. It was so so bad)(no, it wasn't 'The Taint'. Not really)(it was bad, though). But - as far as I'm concerned, they're still going on. So, please do keep playing if you want to keep playing. Or jump on if you want - this is actually quite a good time, as the last readalong book (back in the day) was Fitz's intro book (here'a a thing about Fitz and recent events you might enjoy).

This month's featured book:
'Revolution Man' by Paul Leonard


(Just to remind you, the readlong featured book is one that has been widely approved of, and is the book you should read if you only have the time or inclination to read one EDA this month).

'Revolution Man' is the twenty fourth EDA, and it's by Paul Leonard, whom we have met before in such former discussions as 'Genocide' and 'Dreamstone Moon', both of which I recall not going down all that well. I'm pretty sure I have read this one, but I don't remember anything about it. But don't be put off! It is relatively highly regarded. It's set in the sixties and is about music, hippies, drugs and communism. It's also got a lot of weird stuff happening to Fitz, which is interesting (and the start of a repeated theme...)

Please put spoilery comments behind lj-spoiler cuts or white-out the text below an indication of where you are in the book. And please comment and discuss if possible!

Other readalong books this month: Dominion

Here's the schedule I'm going to try and stick with...

Featured books are in bold.

December: Revolution Man, Dominion
January: Unnatural History, Autumn Mist
February: Interference Book 1 (introduces Compassion)
March: Interference Book 2
April: The Blue Angel
May: The Taking of Planet 5
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