Fic: The Scientific Method (1/1, Teen)

Title: The Scientific Method
Characters/Pairing(s): Liz Shaw, with brief Liz/Kate Stewart and reference to Liz/Brig; Miss Quill
Rating: Teen
Word count: 1,748
Spoilers: very minor spoilers for Class through "Nightvisiting"
Warnings: one cultural microaggression in part V's dialogue
Beta: platypus
Summary: Five moments in the life of Elizabeth Shaw.

Author's Notes: My entry in this year's who_at_50 53rd Anniversary Fanwork-a-Thon. Yes, I realize "reproduce" isn't an official part of the scientific method, but it's part of the scientific research process, so I went with it.

::xposted to [community profile] who_at_50, who_at_50, [community profile] dwfiction, and dwfiction, and archived at A Teaspoon And An Open Mind and Archive of Our Own

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Fic: The Fox and the Doctor (1/1)

Title: The Fox and the Doctor (1/1)
Rating: G
Word Count: 1,504
Characters: Eight
Timeline: Set after Doctor Who the TV movie
Summary: A publishing house tries to buy the rights to the Doctor's life story.
Disclaimer: Doctor Who has belonged to the BBC for 53 glorious years.
A/N: My contribution to who_at_50's 53rd anniversary fanwork-a-thon. Ever since jjpor posted that 2016 was the 20th anniversary of the TV movie, I had this ridiculous plot idea floating around my head. It's all in good fun, but maybe it has a smidgen of truth, too.

A rust coloured fox sat in the grass at the Doctor's feet. It was no bigger than your average house cat and its fluffy tail, tipped with white at the end, idly flicked back and forth. The creature stared at him with gleaming black eyes.
spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = ♥

Fourth Doctor Era Recs Post

Belated, but finally here: my entry for the Fourth Doctor in the 53rd anniversary fanwork-a-thon.

All my previous recs posts for this comm have been only tasters for each era rather than comprehensive lists of the good stuff (however long they may have grown!) but I'm aware that this is even more true here. Limited as it is, it rapidly became epic, so please forgive my many obvious omissions and add your favourites in the comments.

I hope, however, that this post will still serve as a handy starting point for fanworks about Four and his friends, whether you're a long time lover or just keen to be introduced.

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It's the end, but the moment has been prepared for - rec your favourites that I've missed in the comments! All fanworks & ratings are welcome, with bonus points for anything or anyone I've unfairly neglected here. Go wild! (The only rules are no self-recs.)
  • jjpor

2 @ 50

After posting about the fiftieth anniversary of William Hartnell's departure and the very first regeneration/renewal last week, it seems only right this week to remark upon the fiftieth anniversary of Patrick Troughton taking up the Time Lordly mantle.

On this day, in 1966, the Second Doctor had his first outing in Power of the Daleks, which has of course now been released in animated form (or the first episode at any rate) on the BBC Store.

(I'm sure other options for viewing this may become available on't'interwebz over the coming days and weeks, and whether you take up those options is, I suppose, between you and your conscience and whether or not there are any other options in whatever part of the world you happen to be in, although I will observe that the more people who watch this via the official, and legal, channels, the more likely we are to get more of the same in the future).

Anyway, I could wax lyrical at some length about just how much I like Patrick Troughton's portrayal of the Doctor, and Ben and Polly, and Daleks, and all of his later companions and adventures too, of course, but I have the feeling I have done so numerous times in the past. I stand by my often-asserted assertion that he may be the most technically brilliant actor ever to portray the Doctor...although I wish, as I am sure we all do, that more of his stories had survived in their original form.

Evil of the Daleks would be the obvious next choice for the animated treatment, right?

And if you have a certain regard for Polly and, more to the point, for Anneke Wills (as I am sure you do), you could do a lot worse than to read THIS.

  • jjpor

50 Years Ago Today...

As a community originally created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and which is themed around the idea of the longevity and diversity of the series and its various spinoffs, it seems only fitting to mark the second great landmark in Who history.

On this day in 1966, British television viewers were probably somewhat taken aback to witness this:

In some ways, I think, the ending of The Tenth Planet is equally as influential to what Doctor Who came to be as An Unearthly Child was almost three years earlier. The whole concept of regeneration, or renewal as it was first referred to, not only allowed the series to continue after William Hartnell's departure but also allowed it to continue up to the present day, setting the stage as it did for the continuous reinvention and refreshment that has been such a hallmark of Who.

And following directly on from it, Power of the Daleks, soon to be available in animated form.

In other news, despite going on about it so much, I still haven't watched any of Class. Any good?

  • jjpor

Reminder - The Who@50 53rd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon!

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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  • jjpor

Announcing the Who@50 53rd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon!

By popular demand (and thanks to all of the people who commented on my "testing the water" post the other day), it's back! The 53rd Anniversary of Doctor Who is looming over us and as in previous years, I thought it would be nice to commemorate it here at who_at_50 via the medium of fanwork.

I therefore announce the 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 say so in the comments to this post to get added to the list of participants. It would be great if you could name a date in advance (list provided below) as it helps spread the contributions across more of the month, but it's not essential to do so.

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To try and reflect as many of the myriad different parts of Doctor Who as possible, I'm also going to ask people to pick a category for their fanwork from the following list. The idea is to pick one that hasn't already been picked by somebody else, but if you really really want to do one somebody else has already gone for, please let me know and, soft touch that I am, I will almost certainly relent. Also if you can think of a category that I've missed which you'd like to use, that's fantastic too. :) If all of the categories are already taken when you sign up, then please feel free to choose whichever one you'd like.

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And finally I suppose we ought to go over what are, theoretically speaking, the rules:

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And that's my bit done. Go for it!

  • jjpor

The 53rd Anniversary Fanwork-a-thon??

I think it's fair to say there hasn't been a great deal of activity on who_at_50 this year, entirely down to my not getting around to posting anything. And to be honest, there seems to be less online Who fandom going on in general in recent times. Perhaps it's normal that in a year without a new series of Who there's going to be a drop-off in activity. However, while we're waiting for Class (we are waiting for Class, right, folks?) and Power of the Animated Daleks to drop, and since it's that time of year again, I'm giving some very serious thought to having an anniversary fanwork-a-thon for the comm as in the past couple of years.

It would be the usual sort of drill - signups during October, posting in November, relatively informal and inclusive format and rules (basically, make a fanwork - just about any fanwork - post it and receive kudos from all). I just thought I'd test the waters before I announce anything to see whether people are up for it this year.

So, let me know! :)