Who @ 50

"go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine"

[sticky post]Have you ever thought what it's like to be wanderers in the Fourth Dimension?
Welcome to Who @ 50!


There isn't ever going to be another 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, and this is a community where fans of the greatest television show of all time can come together to mark that occasion and celebrate it together. It's a place for people to post about the anniversary itself, about 50th anniversary-related media and news, meta about what Who means to them, details of RL events they're participating in or organising to celebrate, or just general japery. Fan fiction, fan art, fan vids, fan mixes and all other forms of creativity are more than welcome.

There are going to be monthly fanworkathons (as said above, all fiction, art, vids, podfic etc, etc welcome), one a month for the duration of the anniversary year and covering all of the Doctors to date, starting in January with Eleven and counting down to the anniversary itself in November 2013. Here are the fanworks that have been produced already this year, as well as the fanwork-a-thon schedule for the remaining months:

Who @ 50 Fiftieth Anniversary Fanworks to Date and Remaining Fanworkathon ScheduleCollapse )

I hope as many Who fans as possible, of whatever age and duration, fans of whatever era in the history of the show and its many spinoffs and associated media, join and participate in this comm. And I hope together we can play our small part in making 2013 a year to remember!

Who @ 50 is also on Dreamwidth!

Doctor Who Minor Characters Ficathon 2017
dw - oswin

dw_guestfest is a low pressure ficathon for all minor/guest characters from any corner of the Whoniverse.

Open now for both prompts and sign-ups!

Breaking News...!
Fezzes are cool!
This literally just in from the BBC (yes, I have a smartphone nowadays):

Peter Capaldi to leave Doctor Who

A sad day, as always, I think, although I'll be honest that I'm not entirely surprised given the impending Moffat-Chibnall changeover. The new guvnor, no doubt, will want to have the same chance to establish his vision of Who as Moffat got in 2010 (and hopefully it will be as great as the magisterial The Eleventh Hour).

I for one don't buy into the narrative about the past couple of seasons of NuWho losing their way; I actually think they contained some of the best stories since the revival in 2005, and Capaldi has always been a joy to follow both on screen and off. So it will be a sad day, but also I think an exciting one as Who does that thing it does and remoulds itself into a new era. I assume this means the 2017 Xmas special will also double as a regeneration story?

Anyway; thoughts, wild speculation, fancasting fantasies...? Please feel free to share all in the comments below!

EDIT: More detail!

The Return of Doctor Mysterio: Reaction and Discussion Post [SPOILERS!]
Well, here we are. It seems like a very long time, doesn't it, since we last saw any new Doctor Who? I wonder whether or not that will colour our reactions to the Xmas special, airing more or less right now on BBC One? Well, buckle up for the superheroic shenanigans we are apparently about to witness, and please feel free to share your thoughts, comments, cheers, jeers and insights in the comments below. As always, please keep proceedings civil and collegiate (you always do) and beware, there will be SPOILERS aplenty.

See you on the other side!

...a happy midwinter holiday of your choice, or just a very pleasant 25th of December to all of you at home! :)


And may "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" prove to be one of the good Who Xmas specials (although I'm sure they all have their fans and naysayers, it being Doctor Who and everything). I will put a post up tomorrow, merrymaking permitting, to enable those of you so inclined to share your thoughts and comments upon it, anyway. :)

First Doctor-era post
Plushy One
I had planned to make this post yesterday, but I just got home from Chicago TARDIS late Monday. I then spent hours last night trying to retrieve photo and video files from a damaged SD card. I won, but it was a taxing fight. Which is why this post is only now being made. Anyway!

Chicago TARDIS First Doctor postCollapse )

My vision of the Doctor during the Time War
As I started watching Doctor Who with Christopher Eccleston, Time War and the way it ended was always one of the most interesting topics to me. I've written my vision of the Doctor during the Time War, based mostly on pieces of dialogues from RTD era. I reject the War Doctor as shown in The Day of the Doctor and describe an alternative one, along with not-sure-how-canonical Eight. I disagree with that statement and claim the Doctor was able to push the button and kill them all.

If you're interested: The Doctor uses the Moment - my vision

Fic: Where Thou Art Not, Desolation
Title: Where Thou Art Not, Desolation | AO3
Author: merryghoul
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Wordcount: 579
Rating: Mature
Characters: Missy, Clara Oswald, Twelfth Doctor
Pairing: Clara Oswald/Missy
Contains: sexual content (the "huddling for warmth trope," pretty much)
Prompt: For who_at_50's 53rd anniversary fanwork-a-thon (a work centered around the Master/Missy).
Disclaimer: Characters and trope not my creations.
Summary: Missy sets a trap for the Doctor, but ensnares Clara instead.

Happy (American) Thanksgiving!
Schrodinger real + TARDIS bowtie
Ten and Eleven celebrating Thanksgiving.

Eleven is thankful for Fish Fingers and Custard!

Ten not so much ;-)


Happy anniversary to Doctor Who!
Schrodinger real + TARDIS bowtie
In honor of the anniversary, I'm reposting an action figure photo I set up last year, of one of my favorite scenes from Day of the Doctor.


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