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Just a reminder that it's not too late to sign up for the [community profile] who_at_50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon, celebrating more than half a century of Doctor Who-related goodness. All - that is all - forms of fannish endeavour are welcome - fanfic, fanart, fanvids, fanmixes, icons, podfic, and absolutely any other medium in which you want to express your creativity and celebrate your love for that which is Who.

If you're interested in taking part, please take a look at one of the posts linked below for details and rules (there aren't many!) and if it looks good please leave a comment. See you there, hopefully.

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The 53rd Anniversary of Doctor Who is looming over us and, as in previous years, I thought it would be nice to commemorate it at [community profile] who_at_50 via the medium of fanwork.

I therefore announce the [community profile] who_at_50 52nd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon, celebrating more than half a century of Doctor Who-related goodness. All - that is all - forms of fannish endeavour are welcome - fanfic, fanart, fanvids, fanmixes, icons, podfic, and absolutely any other medium in which you want to express your creativity and celebrate your love for that which is Who, almost certainly including some I've never even heard of. Signups are open from today; posting of fanworks will commence from 1 November 2016 and continue throughout that month. Anything evoking the idea of the extraordinary longevity and diversity of Who would be especially welcome, but maybe the best way to do that is by creating the most typically Doctor Who-like Doctor Who fanwork you can?

If you're interested in taking part, please take a look at one of the posts linked below for details and rules (there aren't many rules!) and if it looks good please leave a comment. See you there, hopefully.

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Written for the dw_guestfest Minor Characters Ficathon and unfortunately posted a day late. I'm actually amazed I got it finished at all, considering the way it just...kept...growing... ;)

Author: [personal profile] jjpor
Title: Low Town
Rating: Teen
Word Count: c. 25,300 (in four chapters)
Prompt/Chosen character: "Spandrell — Gallifreyan police procedural."
Notes/Warnings: Some violence, descriptions of crime scenes etc. Doctor Who and its many characters and associated copyrights do not – repeat not – belong to me.
Summary: A murder on Gallifrey is bad enough; the murder of a prominent Time Lord in the heart(s) of Prydon Academy is even worse. Fortunately, Castellan Spandrell is on the case.

On Teaspoon | On AO3

As this thing’s actually too long to post to Teaspoon in one chunk as per their rules, I’ll put it up chapter by chapter there, but the whole fic is now up on AO3.
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Story: Presidential Address
At Teaspoon - At AO3
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 695
Summary: Shut up and listen, Earthlings. The President’s talking.
Characters/Pairings: Just Twelve and his axe
Warnings: Some mild cumudgeonliness about aspects of NuWho, nothing bashing though, I hope.

Please allow the valiant Teaspoon Mods time to validate!

So, it occurs to me that we're more than halfway through his second series and I still haven't tried writing anything featuring Twelve. I quite like the idea of those console room straight-to-camera monologues of his, so this is along those lines. And it sort of came out being a bit critical of NuWho NuNIT stories in general and recent ones in particular, that sort of thing being uppermost on my mind after last Saturday's episode. Anyway...
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Came across this in the course of my internet perambulations and had to share (some of you may have seen it before, but I hadn't).

You know 70s Pr0n Colin? Well...

jjpor: (All too true...)
Finished - at last! My entry for the [profile] dw_guestfest Whoniverse Minor Characters Ficathon! It turned out a bit longer than I was planning. I believe it is still, possibly, the 10th of April in some timezones...

Author: [personal profile] jjpor
Title: Focal Point
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 16,447
Prompt/Chosen character: Isobel Watkins from The Invasion. Sort of.
Notes/Warnings: A fairly strange idea for a fic that came to me when I was working on my other early-period UNIT fic and musing about UNIT dating etc. Once thought, though, I couldn't un-think it. I quote dialogue from the Who story The Invasion fairly liberally at some points, and also lyrics from the song Teddy Bears' Picnic, of all things. None of this belongs to me! With bloody violence, swearing, drug references, oodles of 1960s period misogyny and sexism and unpleasant stuff like that. Canon who characters bent wildly out of shape. OCs wandering into frame. You know, for the kids.
Summary: Isobel is in two minds about her involvement with the Doctor, Zoe and Jamie...

Link: At Teaspoon | At AO3
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Brought to you by the inimitable [personal profile] lost_spook:

Seriously - get over there and sign up! I'll be very disappointed if nobody picks up the Spandrell/Gallifreyan police procedural prompt (unfortunately I already have my own bunny demanding attention...)
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How the...flip did I not know that William Russell was in The Great Escape before seeing him dragged out of a tunnel by a German guard earlier today?!

Alas, the Luftwaffe dude did not exclaim "Hande hoch, Chesterfield!"

Pre-Who, too, as Wiki informs me the film was released in June 1963 - no wonder David McCallum looks about twelve!

In other news, Last Christmas was imho very good indeed - "Sweet Papa Crimbo!"
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...the Doctor Who Christmas Special and all through the house...

The actual clip doesn't exist anymore due to the BBC's old space-saving policy (a different sort of space-saving to the kind the Doctor does), but this excellent recon by Youtube user cbatt91337 makes a very serviceable substitute (with an added bit of Python at the start):

Whatever winter holidays you may or may not be celebrating, I wish you a good evening and an excellent tomorrow...and here's hoping the Doctor brings us the present we want. :)

jjpor: (Five Rounds Rapid)
...with UNIT's early years, UNIT dating and the great Web-Invasion gap, these sound quite interesting:


Oh, and regarding UNIT dating, I think I've decided how I'm going to deal with Sarah's frankly bizarre "1980" remarks when I get to that bit (just ignore them?!). Which should be about next April judging by the "progress" I'm making with the next chapter of the fic (must do another chapter before I'll allow myself another weird UNIT-w*nk post on here!)


Oh, and you all know about Henry Lincoln's somewhat strange career after he was no longer writing for Doctor Who, don't you? I might do a post about that at some point - that sort of wacky pseudohistorical stuff is one of my sometime guilty pleasures.
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...was a fairly whacked-out cartoon they used to show on Children's BBC back in the early 90s. It was about this alien planet (I assume) where there was, well, a lot of ocean. A bit like Earthsea or somewhere. And pirates. And "dark water", which was like this Lovecraftian abomination from the Beyond, one part oil slick one part The Blob, which was slowly eating said planet and generally interfering with the kewl adventures of the various pirates. Oh, and there was some likely young Chosen One looking for lost amulets or something in order to fulfil his Destiny, and possibly do something about the dark water. It was actually better than I've probably just made it sound.

That, however, has little or nothing to do with this week's episode of New Doctor Who...

It is a truth universally acknowledged (well, that might be overstating it a tad) that you cannot truly know yourself until you have been put under some sort of existential pressure. It is only in the moment of crisis, this somewhat overdramatic take on human nature posits, that somebody fully understands who they are and the things of which they are capable. I do not think I am exaggerating when I say that I experienced such a moment a few minutes from the end of Dark Water...

Mucho SPOILERS and raw, emotional truth under the cut! )

Anyway, that's enough from me. Let's wait until Saturday and then you can all watch me trying to eat those last words there. ;)
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Is it just me being a curmudgeon, or is it a bit early to be crowning Jamie Mathieson showrunner-in-waiting just because he wrote two good scripts in a row? Are people that eager to be rid of Moffat? (And before you scoff at my naivety, I do glance at Tumblr from time to time nowadays and know that yes, yes quite a lot of them are).

[trollishness]Anyway, isn't that Gatiss's job to refuse, given his close links to Der Moff?[/trollishness]

It also seems that Mathieson may have been tapped up by France (yes, the entire country).

SPOILERIFFIC Thoughts Follow )
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Seriously, Livejournal's foremost Doctor Who fanfiction reccing community needs fresh reccers - if you haven't already, please read the below post by the comm's admin [personal profile] nonelvis and give it your serious consideration:

Originally posted by [personal profile] nonelvis at WE ARE ESSENTIALLY OUT OF RECCERS. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
I hate to capslock at you, but seriously: we're out. [personal profile] clocketpatch will be reccing for the next couple of weeks, and [personal profile] ffutures has graciously volunteered for another stint in September, but other than that, my reccing calendar is empty.

Please, please, please: if you've ever thought about reccing but have never stepped forward, now's the time. If you've recced before and want to try again, now's the time. If you're not sure if you want to rec, contact me, and I'll talk you into it answer any questions you have about it. And if you have friends who might want to rec, please share this post with them.

Reccing periods last two weeks; complete rules and sign-up instructions in this post. Thanks, everyone, for any help you can offer here.

Tumblr, Facebook, Google+, and other users reading this: you don't need a LiveJournal account to rec! If you're interested in reccing, you can comment in the sign-up post, leave me an Ask, or email me at nonelvis42 on Gmail. (Note: if you're a Facebook user who wants to volunteer, please contact me by email; I have no Facebook account, and LJ doesn't send OpenID users comment notifications, so I have no reliable way of reaching you beyond email.)
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I think it's pretty much a truism of Doctor Who fandom that everybody's - everybody's - favourite story is some other fan's most hated. And the reverse, of course.

For me, this bit of news is yet more proof that that truism is, er, true. Once again I am given cause to reflect what a long shadow, for better or worse, the Ten/RTD era still casts over the series, even when we're literally only a couple of months away from moving on to Twelve. Best moment in science fiction, horror and fantasy? Best moment in Doctor Who? Best moment in the post-2005 series, even? Not even close, for me. Not even in my top twenty, if I had to compile one. Could possibly be in my bottom twenty, but I suspect there would be quite a lot of Series 2 moments in there, tbh.

When, oh when, will people stop disagreeing with me on t'internets???!! ;D
jjpor: (Who@50)
Title: The Dome on the Moon, Episode 3
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: c. 6,500
Warnings: Some violence
Year: 1968
Summary: Recently rediscovered in a forgotten TV archive in the former People’s Democratic Republic of Ruritania, the only remaining full episode of a missing classic from 1968!
Characters: The Second Doctor, Jamie, Zoe, the Cybermen
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights, of course, do not belong to me!

Written for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Ficathon, horribly over-deadline but finished at long last. Also my (equally overdue) entry for the Two leg of the [community profile] who_at_50 50th anniversary fanwork-a-thon-a-thon. The prompt year was 1968. I actually started writing this before the rediscovery of Enemy of the World and Web of Fear was announced, so at the time the idea of writing a single episode of an otherwise lost story seemed like a cute sort of conceit; now, I wonder whether the other episodes are out there somewhere...
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So, er, like, y'know, I went and did a meme, like.

Yoinked from [personal profile] eve11 here.

The internet is an amazing place that has allowed us to communicate and share with each other, but there is just something about listening to someone else's voice and getting to know them through the things that make them unique. Cadence, accent, the amount of times someone says "UM" -- all of those things are a delightful way to appreciate the friends you already have and the friends you are hoping to make.

The instructions are super easy: record yourself answering the questions below the jump and then post it in the comments!

The Meme! )

And as I say, I quite enjoyed doing that. I hope you enjoyed it too. It was quite recreational. If any of you have any suggestions about other things I could ramble about and post here, then please let me know. :)

EDIT: I've had a bit of feedback from a couple of listeners who have said that the sound on the linked recordings is very low for them, so be warned you may need to crank your volume up a bit. :)

jjpor: (One)
Less than 24 hours to go, at least here in the UK, until Eleven bites the big one and Mr Peter Capaldi takes up the Doctorly mantle. In the meantime, please allow me to extend the best wishes of the season - and of whichever midwinter holiday you may or may not be celebrating - to all of you. Have a good one. :)

And thinking of Eleven, and my own sadness tinged with excitement concerning his impending demise, I thought I'd just run through eleven of my favourite Eleven stories and why I like them:

11 Eleven Stories )

There were certainly a number of others that would have made the list had it been longer, or had I been compiling it on a different day. The only reason The Day of the Doctor didn't make it is because I don't think it counts as purely an Eleven story...and because I'm still recovering from it a month later and can't really offer an objective assessment as yet. I'm sure all of you will have your own that you would have included in such a list while being quietly appalled by some of my choices. Who fandom - I hope it never changes. :) Please feel free to discuss any serious omissions I may have made in the comments to this post.

jjpor: (Fezzes are cool!)
I can't shake the image of that bit at the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, with that knight and Count Scarlioni and so on:

"He chose...poorly."
jjpor: (Two and the gang)
I feel like a bit of a sellout for throwing my hard-earned so pathetically at The Man so easily (it's the first time I've bought anything off iTunes in many, many moons)...but...but...!

Yeah, I've just finished mainlining both "The Enemy of the World" and "The Web of Fear" in one long, ridiculous eleven-episodes-plus-one-25-minute-recon marathon and all I can say is...yeah, man. You know, I've watched recons and read the Target novelisations of both of these stories, but it was still like watching them both for the first time (well you know, because, well it was). Amazing stuff. I'm moved, in a silly fanboyish "gah, something in my eye!" sort of way. Moved!

Some Talking Points )

And at the end of "The Web of Fear" it says "Next Week Fury from the Deep". If only, eh? ;)


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