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"No, Not the Mind Probe!!?!"

"I loathe bus stations. Terrible places, full of lost luggage and lost souls."

Fic: Escaping the Web, Part 8
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Title: Escaping the Web
Part Eight: St. James's Park
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 46,171 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

Eventually, the next part! In which Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart makes some new acquaintances, goes for a drive around London and sees the sights, has a lie down and watches some television. A good day all round...?

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Happy Birthday...
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...to john_amend_all. I hope you're having a good one - wishing you many happy returns and all the best for the next year.

Other people whose birthdays I've missed while not keeping up with my Livejournal are:

sciathan_file

ryanbrendonlove

shannonsequitur

sallymn

atraphoenix

geekslave

village_mystic

floren8

yoshimonkey

livii

paperclipbitch

teleens_journal

and last but not least farsh_nuke :)

I hope all of you had great birthdays and are continuing to enjoy the post-birthday experience. Best wishes to all of you.
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Obscure & British Commentfest 2015!
Fezzes are cool!
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Run by the inimitable lost_spook - check it out here:


Yeah, Baby!
Seven'n'Ace
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Came across this in the course of my internet perambulations and had to share (some of you may have seen it before, but I hadn't)?

You know 70s Pr0n Colin? Well...

https://whopix.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/patrick-troughton-is-jason-king/

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Happy Birthdays!
Seven'n'Ace
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Extending all of my best birthday wishes to my associate [personal profile] lost_spook - I hope it has been a good day and that watching of obscure 1960s-70s British TV has featured in it. :)

And a very happy birthday too to [personal profile] femme_slash_fan - I hope that whatever you have been doing has been enjoyable and that you've been doing all of the reading and writing that you can. :)


Wishing many happy returns to both of you.

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Fic: Escaping the Web, Part 7
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Title: Escaping the Web
Part Seven: Shoreditch
Rating: Teen (Gen)
Word count: 38,138 so far
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: The horror infesting the London Underground has been defeated, and now it's time for Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to pick up the pieces and build for the future. If he can, that is, with the shadowy agents of a certain Institute doing their best to interfere...
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Other characters
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its many associated characters and copyrights do not, of course, belong to me!

Back after another lengthy hiatus - I found this chapter quite difficult to write, conscious that I needed to finish the Brig-Gilmore dialogue in this part while making sure not to miss out all of the fanw*nky Who references (and one non-Who reference - let me know if you spot it!) that I wanted to shoehorn in...! Again, I'm trying to give the Counter-Measures audios their due respect while probably riding roughshod over their continuity... ;)

And if you like this, why not read my other, closely-related fic Focal Point, which covers some of the same ground?

And do you know what? It's been a long while since we had one of those UNIT Dating posts, hasn't it...? I may need to remedy that sometime soon...

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Reccers Reccquired!
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It comes to my attention, reading a post by lost_spook that calufrax is once again in need of reccers.

Their signup post is HERE, should you feel like having a go (I know most people reading this probably have already, but if you haven't I'd strongly recommend giving it a try - it's a lot more fun than you might expect).

Fic: Focal Point
All too true...
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Finished - at last! My entry for the [profile] dw_guestfest Whoniverse Minor Characters Ficathon! It turned out a bit longer than I was planning. I believe it is still, possibly, the 10th of April in some timezones...

Author: [personal profile] jjpor
Title: Focal Point
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 16,447
Prompt/Chosen character: Isobel Watkins from The Invasion. Sort of.
Notes/Warnings: A fairly strange idea for a fic that came to me when I was working on my other early-period UNIT fic and musing about UNIT dating etc. Once thought, though, I couldn't un-think it. I quote dialogue from the Who story The Invasion fairly liberally at some points, and also lyrics from the song Teddy Bears' Picnic, of all things. None of this belongs to me! With bloody violence, swearing, drug references, oodles of 1960s period misogyny and sexism and unpleasant stuff like that. Canon who characters bent wildly out of shape. OCs wandering into frame. You know, for the kids.
Summary: Isobel is in two minds about her involvement with the Doctor, Zoe and Jamie...

Link: At Teaspoon | At AO3

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Signal Boost: Vanuatu Cyclone Relief
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Originally posted by clocketpatch at Vanuatu Cyclone Relief
Where:

Vanuatu, a country of just over a quarter of a million people spread over 86 islands in the South Pacific. One of the most beautiful, diverse, and welcoming places in the world.

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What happened:

Cyclone Pam, one of the strongest Pacific storms on record, which managed to make landfall over nearly all of those 86 islands this weekend. Communication lines to the outer islands are down, but in the capital of Port Vila 90% of buildings have been damaged or destroyed. Much of the population relies on subsistence farming and Pam destroyed those crops. Food and water are the biggest concerns.

What you can do:

Make a donation to one of the disaster relief funds listed after the cut. If you are unable to donate, spread the word to others. Thank you for reading.

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And I suspect that with the way the world's climate is going we're only going to see more of this kind of thing happening in years to come, quite possibly much closer to home too.
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Sir Terry Pratchett 1948-2015
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After hearing the sad but, I think, not wholly unexpected news earlier this evening, I don't have a lot to say about it that others haven't said more eloquently elsewhere. I have been reading and re-reading (and re-reading) his books for at least the past twenty-five years and I'm pretty much certain that my tastes in literature and indeed my outlook on the world would be very different if I had not done so. Not only are they really funny, they've got a lot of heart and a lot of common sense. I think the world was much the richer for having him writing in it, and is now much the poorer for him having left.

There's a line from The Colour of Magic, which was the very first Pratchett I read:

“Magic never dies. It merely fades away.”

Although, Pratchett's depiction of magic being what it was, it's much, much scarier in context.

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