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Doctor Who Adventures

Stories of the Doctor's Other Adventures in Time and Space

Hurry - (River Song, Captain Jack)
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Title: Hurry
Author: betawho
Rating: G
Characters: River Song, Captain Jack Harkness
Words: 466

Summary: When River Song and Captain Jack are in a hurry, nothing stands in their way...Read more...Collapse )

Hotfooted - (10th Doctor / Donna)
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Title: Hotfooted
Author: betawho
Rating: G
Characters: 10th Doctor, Donna Noble
Words: 169

Summary: The Doctor's always running. But he always seems to come up with new reasons for it...Read more...Collapse )

Nerves - (11th Doctor/River Song)
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Title: Nerves
Author: betawho
Rating: PG
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song
Words: 647

SummaryIt's unnerving to travel with River Song, she tends to get sidetracked.


“River!” the Doctor yelled.

River hung upside down, a rope wrapped around one leg as she broke into a safe two stories up.Read more...Collapse )

Clues - (11th Doctor, River Song)
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Title: Clues
Author: betawho
Rating: PG
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song
Words: 734

Summary: Diaries aren't the only way to present clues to their twisted timelines. And the Doctor drops an unexpected bombshell about River's past.


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Chaos and Melody - (11, River)
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Title: Chaos and Melody
Author: betawho
Rating: PG
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song
Words: 306

Summary: She fit him in ways no one else would ever be able to, the jagged edges as well as the soft curves. How had the universe created such a compliment for him?Read more...Collapse )



Discussion: Why does the Doctor have to have a tortured soul?
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I'd like to start a discussion about an aspect of the Doctor that confuses me.

For me, starting back in the Classic Series in the 80's (as an American seeing it on PBS) one of the things I loved about the Doctor is that he seemed to be a mature man who had his shit together.

Sure, he couldn't drive his time machine, and he was always bumbling around and getting things wrong. But within himself, in his soul, he seemed to be such a refreshing character, a man who enjoyed his life, who liked himself, and who, (while having tragedies in his past,) did not dwell on them.

I admired that. I aspired to be like that. To be able to live fully in the now. To be someone who had accepted himself, warts and all, and didn't worry about it.

Modern life seems to be consumed with worrying about everything. Every character has to have some big "tragedy" or they aren't considered interesting. I find it boring. And predictable. And done to death.

So, that's my question. Why does the Doctor have to be a tortured soul? Wouldn't he be more original in today's TV landscape as a non-tortured soul?

Wouldn't it be nice to have a hero to look up to who was not perfect, but who had the maturity to accept himself as he was, accept his life as it was, and still enjoy life to the fullest. Not in a shallow jesterish way, not as a way of "covering up" his "pain" but simply as a man who is whole hearted?

What are your thoughts? I know, from a writing perspective, it's considered good to have a character who is not perfect and who has conflicts and dramatic things to deal with, but does that mean he has to be tragic?

Slippery Customer - (11th Doctor, River Song)
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Title: Slippery Customer
Author: betawho
Rating: PG
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song
Words: 545

Summary: Sometimes the Doctor and River work on opposite sides. Sort of...Read more...Collapse )

Re-Regeneration - (A different version of what Capaldi's 12th Doctor might have been like.)
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Title: Re-Regeneration
Author: betawho
Rating: G
Characters: 12th Doctor, Clara Oswald
Words: 842

Summary: This is my version of what Peter Capaldi's 12th Doctor could have been like.

Author's Note: When Capaldi was first cast as the Doctor I started speculating what kind of characterization his Doctor would have, what he'd wear, and how he'd act.

He would obviously need to be different than the last two Doctors, but as an older man he'd also need to be able to hold the portion of the audience that was accustomed to the Doctor being someone to crush on.

This was my version, still eccentric, but older, wiser, calmer, an elegant man of the world, mature and attractive. A "Silver Fox." In the Doctor's own unique style. I hope you enjoy this trip into "what might have been."

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Nip and Tuck - (11/River)
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Title: Nip and Tuck
Author: betawho
Rating: PG
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song
Words: 252

Summary: Sometimes it’s delightful to be married, even if it does interrupt your sleep.Read more...Collapse )


Gallifrey Base users! Attention, they need our help!
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I don't know how many Doctor Who fans on Livejournal use Gallifreybase, but if you do, or if you're a Doctor Who fan who hasn't heard of it yet, they need our help.

Gallifreybase is the biggest independent online Doctor Who forum. It's a fantastic place for going and discussing all facets of Doctor Who, both Classic and New. It's well moderated, respectful, and really allows us to dig into Doctor Who and converse with other Doctor Who fans worldwide.

Gallifreybase is free for the public to use, but they are a non-profit organization (no ads, just pure Doctor Who fun) and they do have to pay for their server use.

Since Doctor Who is off the air this year, and Doctor Who use has been down everywhere, Gallifreybase is in danger of not being able to pay for it's server use. This would be a fantastic loss to fandom if Gallifreybase was forced to close. It's one of the best Doctor Who resources on the web! Even Stephen Moffat used it when it was still Outpost Gallifrey! (Back before he became show runner.)


If you're a Doctor Who fan, please go check out Gallifrey Base, (they even have sections that showcase filming photos and updates for the new series 10 now being filmed!)

Support Gallifreybase by becoming a Patron, you can donate as little as $10 or as much as you want (donations aren't required to use Gallifreybase, but for fans who want some Doctor Who discussion and fun between series, and discussion of the new series as it airs, it's the best resource on the web!)

Please help keep this great Doctor Who tradition alive, and spread the word to the other Doctor Who fans in your friends lists and communities, let people on facebook, twitter, and everywhere else know! Lots of fans are away right now between seasons and might not know the site needs their help. It would be a shame for them to come back next spring when the series starts again, to find Gallifreybase gone!

Please help! Spread the word!

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