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Pirates! Dinosaurs! Sailing ships IN SPACE! This community’s intended for all things adventurous and Doctor Who related. In a fictional sandbox where the characters can go anywhere in the universe (or into other universe, or inside books) at any point in history, there’s plenty of scope for doing almost any kind of story. On screen we’ve had werewolves, vampires, giant insects, bodysnatchers, killer plants, sea monsters, robots of all varieties, Egyptian gods, alternate timelines, the Big Bang and the heat death of the universe; we’ve seen clockwork androids in the court of Louis XIV, Daleks fighting a robot Dracula, a monster made of liquorice allsorts, the Earth being dragged across the cosmos (twice) and more evil despots, mad scientists and crazed sentient computers than you can shake a stick at; and that’s just telly canon. The tie-ins, with their lack of budget constraints, really go to town.

When Big Finish ran their Short Trips competition last year, the editor commented that they got a lot of stories where the Doctor saw some children playing in a park, and realised on seeing their mother – Susan – that he was watching his great-grandchildren. The editor suggested that while this is fine, it would have been better something had happened in the story; maybe the kids could be attacked by a monster, and before the Doctor can act he sees they’re doing just fine without his help. On those lines, while characters and ships of all description are more than welcome, this is the sort of thing that’s within this comm’s remit:

No: The Doctor angsts about his feelings for Rose.
Yes: The Doctor angsts about his feelings for Rose while they’re both caught up in planning how to get the TARDIS back from those pirates.

No: Some years after City of Death, Romana goes to visit Duggan.
Yes: Some years after City of Death, Romana gets accidentally stuck on Earth and decides the only sensible thing to do is start a detective agency with Duggan.

No: Rose, Donna, Martha and Sarah Jane gossip about the Doctor.
Yes: Rose, Donna, Martha and Sarah Jane gossip about the Doctor during their complex Ocean’s 11-style heist on an alien spaceship.

You get the general idea. Stuff happening, characters doing things, settings or events that are out of the ordinary – that’s what this comm’s for. Links to older adventure fic would be great. As well as fic, feel free to post recs, icons, picspams, vids, meta, discussion topics, or anything else you think is on-topic. If you’re not sure, run it past me first at the page-a-mod post.

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lizbee
Jan. 7th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Some years after City of Death, Romana gets accidentally stuck on Earth and decides the only sensible thing to do is start a detective agency with Duggan.

I started writing that fic once. It was glorious. Or would have been, if I'd managed to get more than 300 words written.
doyle_sb4
Jan. 8th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
You know, a new year is classically a great time to dust off those amazingly awesome ideas that are crying out to be written...
lizbee
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:36 am (UTC)
*bats eyelashes*

Sorry to say, I am currently in the middle of a GIANT gen(ish) adventure project, but with luck that will be complete in a few more months.

(Luck = actually working on it.)
livii
Jan. 8th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
I was just hitting the comment button to quote that very idea and beg the universe (or the people reading this comm) to make this fic happen... ::bats eyelashes at you::
lizbee
Jan. 8th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
Funnily enough, it was at one point going to be your marriage challenge fic.
settiai
Jan. 8th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
That story would make the world a better place. I'm just saying.
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