LO, for many moons you have gone unchallenged! In vain you have wandered these internets, sighing despondently, wondering if there would ever come an opportunity to produce fanworks worthy of your MIGHTY SKILL!! But hark, what is this on the horizon? What rises, sun-dappled, gleaming with either the morning dew or the sweet, hopeful tears of all those who would partake of your glorious fanworks? I see it! It is no mirage! It is the:
BEST_ENEMIES HISTORICAL CHALLENGE!!
Verily, even so.
Having culled your challenge ideas into a neat list (thanks prompters!) and given it a ponder, I'd like to do this first (and most of the others as well, in time).
Ends: the 19th of October
What we want: fanfic, fanart, or anything else your little heart yearns to produce, provided it is either set in or in some other way heavily features a historical time period (which implies Earth, but you know, make a compelling argument for Ancient Gallifrey fic based on the Rassilonate vampire wars or something and I'll totally come with).
For a show about time-travel, we just don't have enough costume kink and use of historically accurate dodgy sex toys. Have you SEEN what the Imperial Court of Meiji Japan got up to? If you haven't, they made some perhaps overly informative woodcuts to share. If you have, why didn't
you write a fic about it? They didn't make those embarrassingly graphic woodcuts for their own amusement, you know. Well. Maybe they did. Anyway.
Canon gives us PLENTY of scope here--for example, if you haven't listened to the Five Thomas Brewster
audio, there's another UNIT-style period in which Five gets trapped in Victorian London and poses as a gentleman scientist and has to grown a beard in order to be taken Super Srsly by the other scientists. Don't we know what happens when the Doctor is stranded on Earth for more than ten minutes? Where's THAT fic?
You can of course always write Master Interferes with X Event, because hell, King's Demons
shows us this is like, His Weekend Plan. Multiple fills of all shapes and sizes treasured! Or just romps--think of the sheer joy that is Seasons of Fear
Also, think outside the box on this one, too. This is the perfect opportunity for:
* documentation fic/art (fic/art that uses fic-writer created documents: letters, listserv, legal, academic, etc.),
* Doctor/Master parodies of famous historical poetry, novels, paintings (!! - DO WANT) and so on,
* historical piratical adventures,
* fic/art that uses our awesome historical and historian companions (Evelyn forevaaaaaa (also Jamie says hi--well, we think, his accent was REALLY thick, it was difficult to tell)),
* fic PARTLY set in a historcial period,
* fic ABOUT history as such (Lookin' at you, Omega
. I see you there, shakin' that pomo interrogation of stable historical meaning--daaaaayamn.),
and other creative means of meeting the prompt. We may be doing elements of the above suggestions as challenges in their own right at some point, but for the moment, perhaps consider them in this capacity?
A jolly chronoliday to you all!
X (aha that is like a pun...) (also do you know that now that I have a Masters you could LITERALLY CALL ME THAT? I don't think you should, that'd be really pretetious, I am just THRILLLLLLLLED it is a *possibility*. Thrilled to my nerdy, nerdy core. Sometimes one wonders if this is how this sort of thing starts. #themasterhasanunemployablehumanitiespos