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Aug. 9th, 2013

Eight

apolesen

Fic: An Unearthly Guest

Title An Unearthly Guest
Author apolesen
Fandom Doctor Who (2005-present), Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor Adventures
Pairings Madame Vastra/Jenny Flint, implied Eighth Doctor/Fitz Kreiner
Rating/warnings PG
Spoilers None. Set after The Ancestor Cell, and at some unspecified point in the Paternoster Gang’s timeline.
Word count 14 430
Disclaimer I don’t own anything at all.
Summary When Jenny finds an alien stranger outside the house at Paternoster Row, she and Madame Vastra follow instructions the Doctor has given them months in advance: “Take him in. Take care of him. Don’t get anyone else involved.” But the mysterious guest’s stay only leads to more questions. What has made him lose his memory? Why have they been told to keep the existence of alien life from an alien being? And how come the nameless guest reminds Jenny of the Doctor, when he looks nothing like him?
Author’s notes Betaed by laughinggas13 (thanks!) I had tons of fun writing this. Due to the size restrictions on LJ entries, I had to post this as two entries, but it is not a multiparter, just very long.

Part one and Part two on LJ
Or The whole thing on Archive of Our Own.

Jul. 6th, 2013

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aralias

EDA Readalong: The Taint

It's time for Fitz! Unfortunately that means that it's also time for:

This month's featured book:
The Taint by Michael Collier


(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).

So - 'The Taint' is the 19th EDA and the second one by Collier, who also wrote 'Longest Day', which we skipped because everyone says it's rubbish. Unfortunately, so is 'The Taint' by almost anyone's reckoning, but it has something 'The Longest Day' doesn't, and that is Fitz Kreiner's origin story. Yes, it's time for a new companion at last and, unlike Sam, this one isn't practically perfect in every way. In fact, he's the anti-Sam. He smokes, he drinks, he has no real ambitions, he works in a garden centre, he wants to be a musician (he may be quite good, but it is not working out) and meet an attractive woman who would go out with him - unfortunately, the Doctor cramps his style a bit (there's literally a bit in 'Year of Intelligent Tigers' where Fitz regrets how smoking hot Eight is, and how that always distracts the ladies). He's also not annoying - in fact, Fitz is one of my all time favourite companions. He is lovely - his heart is indeed of gold. That does not mean that 'The Taint' is a good thing, though. It's full of mental institutions and dodgy choices on behalf of the characters and writer. Still - it is important, just because Fitz is going to stick around for a long time. And there's that nice bit about the begonias that's on our profile. It's not all bad - but a lot of it is.

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: Demontage
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Eight

apolesen

Fic: Otherness

Title Otherness
Fandom Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor Adventures
Pairings Gen, but can be read as Eight/Fitz. Implied, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Doctor/Romana
Rating/warnings PG. Angst.
Spoilers None. Knowing bout the Earth arc helps, and there are vague foreshadowing of events in Adventuress of Henrietta Street, but it by no means a spoiler.
Word-count 5487
Summary Having been stranded on Earth the past twenty years without a purpose, the Doctor decides to help when the Spanish flu starts spreading, but trying to blend in among humans prompts realisations about himself.
Author’s notes I wanted to write something about the fact that even if the Doctor forgets his identity after The Ancestor Cell, he seems to retain all other kinds of knowledge. There are so many parts of the Doctor’s development during the century he spends on Earth which aren’t covered in canon, so I always enjoy exploring that.

Sleep was the closest the Doctor came to remembering.

Jun. 14th, 2013

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aralias

EDA Readalong:

Whoops - 14th of June is much like the 1st of June, right? Right.

This month's featured book:
Beltempest by Jim Mortimore


(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).

I actually know almost nothing about this one. It's by Jim Mortimore, who wrote 'Campaign', which is a fairly famous Doctor Who book, and some generally well-regarded Big Finish audios, such as 'The Natural History of Fear'. If you've read the excellent and highly recommended 'Bernice Summerfield: the Inside Story', you might remember him as the author of never-produced audio 'Drop Dead Divas' (the story behind this is quite interesting). It looks like Mortimore never wrote another EDA. And other than that... I don't know what else to say here. This isn't a classic of the EDAs, as far as I know, but there are some relatively positive reviews around, so I thought we might as well.

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: The Face Eater
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May. 1st, 2013

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aralias

EDA Readalong: The Scarlet Empress by Paul Magrs

Hello again, all. I'm sorry about April: the beginning of the month was hectic in the extreme and by the time I'd remembered that I hadn't posted a readalong book it was the 25th or something and I thought... I'll wait.

I've decided to push everything back a month since 'The Scarlet Empress' is really good and I wouldn't want anyone to miss it, who might otherwise have read it. I'll go through the list of planned books later tonight/this month and bump everything on one (June's book will be 'Belltempest' etc).

This month's featured book:
The Scarlet Empress by Paul Magrs


(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).

So - 'The Scarlet Empress' is the 15th EDA - it is, I believe, the first Doctor Who thing by Magrs, who would go on to write the equally strange 'Blue Angel' and various other books, audios and short stories starring transtemporal adventuress Iris Wildthyme. 'Scarlett Empress' isn't Iris's first appearance in Doctor Who canon, but it is her first major appearance (this isn't the Katy Manning incarnation, it's an earlier one). I love Iris - and she'll reappear several times during the EDAs. I also love 'Scarlett Empress', though it's got some serious flaws. It's lots of fun, though, and does one of the things that the EDAs do best - experimental storytelling. In this case, about storytelling.

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: The Janus Conjunction
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Apr. 28th, 2013

Eight

apolesen

Fic: The Reminder

Title The Reminder
Author apolesen
Fandom Doctor Who - Eighth Doctor Adventures
Pairing Eight/Fitz
Rating G-PG
Spoilers Set at some point after EarthWorld.
Word count 1888
Summary Fitz just wants the Doctor to remember the things that actually matter.
Author’s notes I actually wrote something which is almost fluff! Also, probably astronomically impossible planet, but you get those in canon, so why not?

On Livejournal ~ On AO3

Apr. 13th, 2013

Eight

apolesen

Fic: If I lead, will you follow?

Title If I lead, will you follow?
Author apolesen
Fandom Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor Adventures
Pairing Eighth Doctor/Scarlette
Rating R. Sexual themes
Spoilers Set during Adventuress of Henrietta Street
Word-count 3408
Disclaimer I don’t own anything.
Summary The Doctor introduces Scarlette to the dances of the future. Things of the present come to the surface.

Here she was, dancing a future dance with an elemental, to music which would not be written for another eighty-six years.

Mar. 29th, 2013

Who@50

jjpor

50th Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon-a-thon, Round Four: Eight / Monsters

Remember it's not too late to sign up for the who_at_50 50th Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon-a-thon:

Round Four: Eight

(Secondary prompt: Monsters)


Please, if you have an interest in Doctor Who fanwork, take the time to look at the signup posts on the comm:

The Livejournal Version

The Dreamwidth Version

All fanworks of whatever form are more than welcome!


Mar. 22nd, 2013

Writing

apolesen

Fic: Cor Cordium

Title Cor Cordium
Author apolesen
Fandom Doctor Who (Eighth Doctor Adventures)
Pairing Eight/Sabbath
Rating/warnings PG (if that)
Spoilers Set during Camera Obscura. Spoilers for the end of Adventuress of Henrietta Street, but it’s stuff you’d know if you’ve read books later in that arc.
Word-count 3440
Disclaimer I don’t own anything.
Summary The Doctor seeks Sabbath out to have a heart-to-heart.
Author’s notes This fic was written with dangerous amounts of Mozart in my system. Also, the foe yay in the EDAs deserve more fic.

Look at us. The order of the universe turned around.

(Here on AO3.)

Mar. 17th, 2013

Who@50

jjpor

50th Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon-a-thon, Round Four: Eight / Monsters

I hope it's okay to post this here - I thought it might be of some interest to the members of the comm:

50th Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon-a-thon, Round Four: Eight

(Secondary prompt: Monsters)


Even as the third round rumbles on, already we're thinking about the fourth in our series of monthly fanwork-a-thons counting down to the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Please, if you have an interest in Doctor Who fanwork, take the time to look at the signup posts on the who_at_50 comm...and if it takes your fancy be sure to sign up! It's Eight this month, who after the briefest and shakiest of TV starts went on to shine in novels and audios, and hopefully an inspiring secondary prompt - Monsters. That's right, all of the good, bad and ugly creatures that the Doctor has encountered, fought and on occasion befriended over the course of his adventures.

The Livejournal Version

The Dreamwidth Version

All fanworks of whatever form are more than welcome!

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