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Title: Not Enough
Fandom: Doctor Who
Word Count: 237
Characters/Pairings: Simm!Master/Tenth Doctor
Prompt: Written for the Best Enemies' 100 prompt Anniversary challenge. The prompt chosen was 'not enough'. 
Summary: This is an AU that begins on the Valiant, as the Doctor is begging the Master to regenerate. I neglected to post it for...months. So yeah. Here it is now.

The Master says ‘yes’, and his blood dissolves into golden dust and his eyes become blazing suns that burn his whole world away until all that remains is its core—the Doctor, whose joyous smile sears more brightly than the Master can bear.

When the light fades, he expects to feel different. His body settles around him like a new set of clothing that hasn’t been tailored yet. But he doesn't expect that when the gold is gone and the tingling sparkle of regeneration fades, all the brightness in the world will have left along with it.

The Doctor takes him away. The Doctor makes promises to him. The Doctor tries to keep them. The Doctor shows him snapshots of eternity—flashcards in space and time all neatly labelled and untouchably static. The Doctor presses him down and tries to smother the ache of the drums with his mouth. The Doctor tries to help him. He tries everything except for what they both know would work.

The Master sees the sparks that he’s lost swirling in the Doctor’s eyes. The Doctor holds the boundless universe singing beneath his skin. The Master sees him glow like a bottle of golden wine held up to the sunlight, full to the brim, stoppered, and just beyond his reach.

The Master wants it all back. He’ll have it, even if he has to pull the Doctor down and smash him open.
etienne_bessette: (Dancing Ood)
So, [livejournal.com profile] podtor_who is doing a month-long challenge in which people sign up, record, and then post as many newly recorded, non-crossover Doctor Who podfic as possible. I got bitten by the podfic bug (it is so much fun omg), so I wound up doing no less than three days and four podfics (one of which is quite short). The last one I will wait to post, as I haven't heard back from the author on if anything needs fixing with it.

So, without further ado, I give you....PODFIC.

Title: The Sea Devils and Mrs. Pond
Author: [info]dragonofmemory
Reader: [info]_rubber_chicken
Length: 41:50, 6969 words
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/Characters: Third Doctor, Amy Pond, and minor appearances by the Brigadier, Sgt. Benton, and Rory
Summary: This is the first story in the "Amy Pond in Three-Era" verse. Mrs. Pond gets stranded in the 70s and winds up captured by the Sea Devils, only to be rescued by the Third Doctor and unleashed upon UNIT.

Beware of my Sea Devils impersonation.

Links: audio (megaupload) (mediafire) // text

Title: Zombie Plan
Author: [info]dragonofmemory
Reader: [info]_rubber_chicken
Length: 13:30, 2114 words
Rating: G
Pairing/Characters: Third Doctor/Delgado Master, Jo, the Brigadier
Author's Summary: Written for the [info]best_enemies anon meme. Three/Delgado. The Master has once again attempted to Summon Stuff, and it has once again gone wrong. Except that this time he was attempting necromancy, and as a result, a plague of zombies is sweeping England. He and the Doctor have to work together to overcome the zombie hordes. Extra points for Jo and the Brig, and as much crack as you can cram in at the seams.

Links: audio (megaupload) (mediafire) // text

Title: A Car with Character
Author: [info]dragonofmemory
Reader: [info]_rubber_chicken
Length: 2:15, 329 words
Rating: G
Pairing/Characters: Bessie, Third Doctor/Delgado Master
Summary: Bessie is a car with character, and she is not going to put up with these shenanigans.

Links: (megaupload) (mediafire) // text
etienne_bessette: (TARDIS)
Title: Self-Sabotage, Part II of II
Word Count: 10,308 in total
Beta: [info]dragonofmemory
Rating: PG-13 for swearing
Characters/Pairings: (Academy Era) Theta/Koschei
Summary:  This is a revised, much-improved response to a prompt at [info]best_enemies (I am actually de-anoning here): Theta/Koschei. The two are best friends, then Koschei gets jealous after (mistakenly) assuming that Theta has a girlfriend. Because the universe /needs/ more Academy fic. Or it'll like, implode or something.
Notes: Same notes as in Part I apply! I had to split this post into two because it was too long. First time that's happened to me.


Self Sabotage Part II )
etienne_bessette: (TARDIS)
Title: Self-Sabotage, Part I of II
Word Count: 10,308 in total
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] dragonofmemory
Rating: PG-13 for swearing
Characters/Pairings: (Academy Era) Theta/Koschei
Summary:  This is a revised, much-improved response to a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] best_enemies (I am actually de-anoning here): Theta/Koschei. The two are best friends, then Koschei gets jealous after (mistakenly) assuming that Theta has a girlfriend. Because the universe /needs/ more Academy fic. Or it'll like, implode or something.
Notes: I cannot thank Mem enough for beta-ing this for me. It went through....four? five? revisions at the very least. She, among other things, 1) helped me with my Theta characterization so that he actually sounds like One now, 2) told me where my imagery just plain failed and how to fix it, 3) helped me to flesh out my Koschei motivations, during the process of which much Koschei-torment was added, 4) prodded me to give Vera more presence in the fic, 5) inadvertently reminded me that I had, in the original response, completely forgotten to add an ENTIRE SECTION. The fic has grown by about 2,500 words, and quite a bit of the rest has changed. In short, don't read the original response. This is SO MUCH BETTER NOW. It is practically a new response by this point.

Read Part II here

Self Sabotage, Part I )
etienne_bessette: (bow ties are cool)
Title: Bugs Bunny Tactics
Word Count: 2543
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] narwhale_callin
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Three/Delgado!Master
Warnings: CRACK. Specifically Looney Tunes Crossdressing Crack.
Prompt: Response to an anon meme prompt from [info]best_enemies: In the old Looney Tunes cartoons, it was a common tactic for the character running away to cross-dress and seduce the character chasing them [...] I want to see one of them about to be caught, a quick change, and let the cross-dressing seduction commence.
Summary: In which the Master resorts to desperate measures in order to escape from UNIT, and gets a bit more than he anticipated.
Notes: This is the crackiest thing I have ever written you guys. And I have no shame. I regret NOTHING. Also, a huge thank you to Nar. She saved my Three characterization and made me cut out about a page of unnecessary chase scene at the beginning, among other things. It was somewhat painful, but so good. ♥

In retrospect, perhaps poisoning Britain’s tea had not been a wise choice after all.  )
etienne_bessette: (compass)
Okay, so, I had really wanted to end this week with something light. I certainly didn't want to end it with this, because this is possibly even darker than the last one, and it does not have a happy ending. Read the notes for details.

To make up for this, however, I come bearing a rec! Because when I checked my friends list this morning, I found that someone in the best enemies community had been reading my mind and wrote a fic in honor of Asexuality Awareness Week with the same premise that I'd been contemplating doing. Only ne did it much better than I could have done. So, if you want something nice to follow this up with, check out the rec!

For those who don't know about Asexuality, please give the topic a few minutes of your time! You can read more about what asexuality is at the AVEN website. Here is a link to AVEN's brief overview: ASEXUALITY BASICS

Today's fandom is Forgotten Realms! Read the notes.

Title: Nothing Left to Say
Prompt: Asexuality Awareness Week.
Word Count: 797
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Artemis Entreri, Jarlaxle
Warnings: This is dark. It does not end happily.
Summary: in which Artemis explains to Jarlaxle why they are no longer friends.
Notes: This doesn't have much in the way of plot or any explanation as to why I have the three of them (Drizzt, Entreri, and Jarlaxle) being forced to work with one another. It's obviously AU. I don't care. The point is that I've really, really wanted for a long time to point out how wrong what Jarlaxle did to Artemis was.

[livejournal.com profile] tinypinkmouse has made a podfic of this story! You can find it here

Nothing Left to Say )

And now, the much happier and fluffier recommendation! I've shamelessly copy-pasted the info blurb from the community that the author cross-posted this to. The only bit I added was the 'why this must be read' bit.

Title: In Which The Doctor Is, Fortunately, Not An Amoeba
Author: [info]nemaline 
Rating: PG
Summary:  Shalka!fic. Alison  is rather confused about the relationship between the Doctor and the Master.
Warnings: Silliness, insufficient editing, and fluff. References to sex, including the blueprints for certain parts of the Master's anatomy.
Author's Notes: So I am not, as it happens, dead. And it is (as I believe has already been mentioned!) Asexuality Awareness Week, and then [info]dragonofmemory talked me into writing fic to celebrate this occasion, because she is an enabler. And then I wrote Shalka!fic, because the world always needs more Shalka. It's all her fault, anyway, that's the main point.
Why this must be read: This is exactly the premise I'd been considering writing for Day Seven. But nemaline pulls it off so much better. The premise is basically Alison realizing that the Doctor and Master are more than friends, but then being confused by the obvious lack of physical intimacy between them. So she goes into detective mode, trying to figure out what the deal is. The Doctor and Master voices are perfect, and the ending is wonderfully sweet. Also, the world will always need more Shalka-verse fic.
etienne_bessette: (bow ties are cool)
Well, despite being horribly sick and having nothing to do other than curl up miserably at home and write, I have still only just managed to get this one done. Also...this is kind of rubbish. It really is this time. I am kind of ashamed that this is my first (not anonymously posted) fic in this fandom. But I also kind of can't think straight at the moment, so maybe I will be forgiven.

For those who don't know about Asexuality, please give the topic a few minutes of your time! You can read more about what asexuality is at the AVEN website. Here is a link to AVEN's brief overview: ASEXUALITY BASICS

Today's fandom is Doctor Who. You knew this was coming. And this is also a complete 180 shift from Day One's fic. Whereas then we had the aromantic asexual not-cuddly Dilandau, in this one we have a romantic, cuddly asexual relationship. DO READ the warnings and notes on this one.

Title: Cocoa, Cuddles, and Coyotes
Prompt: Asexuality Awareness Week. Also, see notes.
Word Count: 1143
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: asexual!Ten/asexual!Simm!Master
Warnings: No sex, but there is use of sexual innuendo. It's not my fault. It kind of wrote itself, and I was like REALLY, SELF? REALLY? There is also kissing and cuddling.
Summary: In which the Doctor and Master cuddle on the couch with cocoa and compare one another to cartoon characters.
Notes: This is NOT BETA'D. Believe me, if I had the time, I would beg for a beta for this, because it's shoddily written and doesn't flow well and the characterizations are off. I KNOW the characterizations are off. My deepest apologies in advance for those who read this. Maybe I will get this fixed up someday. There is about zero descriptive, lovely imagery, for which I am very sad. I kind of failed here.

Also, do you know what's more pathetic than filling your own anon meme prompt? Failing to fill it properly. Guess what I did here.

Also, also, there is backstory around this. This particular scene is from near the end of an AU that's been floating around in my head in which, during LoTL, the Master tries to activate the Vortex Manipulator again after the Paradox Machine is disabled (but before Jack catches him). The Doctor, naturally, tries to stop him and, naturally, fails so spectacularly that the two of them wind up stranded out in the boonies of time and space with the Vortex Manipulator broken. I haven't though it out much more than "the Doctor and Master's Epic Hitchhiking Adventures Across the Universe", but at this point they're (finally) in an established relationship. Also, I wanted fluff, so they get along unrealistically well. I unno, these two need more fluff, so I don't feel too bad about that.

Cocoa, Cuddles, and Coyotes )

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