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22 March 2019 @ 08:33 pm
Welcome to dw_straybunnies. It's a space for any Doctor Who-related fanfic (or other fanwork) ideas you're not planning to write up yourself. Exorcise that idea that's been haunting you by donating it to this comm.

It's also a place to pick up inspiration in the wild by taking somebody else's prompt. All prompts can be claimed as many times as people wish and new prompts are welcome at any time. There are, of course, equally no guarantees that prompts will be used - but you never know!

Discussion of the ideas and general batting bunnies back and forwards in the comments is welcome, too. It isn't the place to post the resulting fanworks, but we ask that anyone inspired by any of these ideas post the link in the original post.

Have fun, and play nicely.

Guidelines for posting are here.

You can find the Prompt Masterlist here and the Fanworks Masterlist here.
 
 
09 March 2014 @ 01:09 pm


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New comm - Mini Prompt tables for Doctor Who fanworks ranging from 3 to 20 prompts per table. All fanworks, eras and aspects of the Doctor Who universe welcome!
 
 
 
26 January 2014 @ 12:58 pm
One I've been hanging onto for a while:

Username: lost_spook
Era (if any): New Who
Characters/Pairings (if any): Eleventh Doctor, Lorna Bucket
Plot Bunny Summary: In A Good Man Goes To War, Eleven's first meeting with Lorna Bucket is her second with him - I'd love to see a fic about their other meeting, when she was younger. (Because Eleven + child fic, yes.)
Any Other Notes: None.
 
 
26 January 2014 @ 12:19 pm
Username: john_elliott
Era: Fifth Doctor
Characters/Pairings: Tegan & Nyssa
Plot Bunny Summary: Tegan and Nyssa have to pose as a married couple.
Any Other Notes: Over the years there have been various fics that shipped Nyssa/Tegan. What I don't recall seeing is one where they aren't a couple, but have to act as if they were. Perhaps someone they meet thinks they're married, and they have to go along with the pretence for complicated Universe-saving reasons. A present-day or near-future Earth setting would also mean Tegan had to handle Nyssa's unfamiliarity with Earth while struggling with a few decades' worth of culture shock.
 
 
Username: dbskyler
Era (if any): Eleventh Doctor or AU Twelfth Doctor
Characters/Pairings (if any): Eleventh Doctor or Twelfth Doctor; other characters as you like
Plot Bunny Summary:

In "Time of the Doctor," we learned that Eleven was on his last life. I wish we had learned that information earlier in Eleven's run, and gotten to see some of the implications of that, so I am throwing this prompt out in the hope of inspiring fic. What was it like for the Doctor to know that he had no more regenerations left? Did he know he was on his last incarnation from the moment of his regeneration into Eleven from Ten, or did he find out later that he "lost" a regeneration during "Journey's End"? Did he have any particular goals for his last life? Was he more worried about going into danger? Less worried? Did he ever tell any of his companions? If so, what were their reactions?

As an alternative to Eleven, what about an AU Twelfth Doctor fic where he is the one on his last life? What is it like for him to be starting out on his last incarnation? Any goals? I would particularly love to see fic where he's trying to find Gallifrey and restore the Time Lords as the main thing he wants to accomplish before he goes. Although actually, come to think of it, this could be a non-AU Eleventh Doctor prompt as well if you place it between "Day of the Doctor" and "Time of the Doctor."

Any Other Notes: This is a plotbunny where multiple fills are very much encouraged! We didn't get to see these ideas played with in the show, so bring on the fanfic!
 
 
05 January 2014 @ 01:12 am
The first ones for this community after all these years, I believe.

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28 December 2013 @ 07:13 pm
Username: newmoonstar
Era: Eleventh Doctor/Twelfth Doctor
Characters/Pairings (if any): Eleventh Doctor, Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald, and any characters from Classic Who or New Who you want to throw in there.
Plot Bunny Summary: Inspired by a comment about "The Time of the Doctor" made by bitter_suite24 over at doctorwho I desperately need a cracky fic wherein the Doctor and Clara, having placed Clara's Christmas turkey in the Tardis to cook, realize that they've inadvertently cooked up a mystical Time Turkey, which turns anyone who eats it into a Time Lord, or gives them timey-wimey Bad Wolf powers, and that time itself could unravel as a result of this Christmas dinner! Make it as crazy as you can, throw in as many other Doctors/companions/villains you like, and the fate of the universe hanging on gravy or cranberry sauce would be a plus.
Any Other Notes: if the first person to take this up would entitle the resulting story "The (Tur)Key to Time", I would love you. ;D
 
 
03 May 2013 @ 01:25 pm
Apologies for the belated post, but the holiday challenge is now closed and we had two marvellous entries and (even with my dodgy maths) a clear winner:

Author: taiyou_to_tsuki
Title: The Myth Makers 0.5
Rating: All ages
Word Count Drabble
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright, Vicki
Summary: (First Doctor and) the St George and the Dragon legend


Author: john_elliott
Title: Sudden Flame
Rating: All ages
Word Count 6205
Characters/Pairings: Maxil, First Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Maxil, the Brigadier, Vicki, Liz Shaw, Leela, Jamie McCrimmon, Victoria Waterfield, Zoe Heriot, Sam Briggs, Mickey Smith, Martha Jones
Summary: A fire-breathing reptile stalks the corridors of H G Wells High School. But is that all that's going on?

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Updates etc. to follow as usual.
 
 
08 April 2013 @ 05:30 pm
The dw_straybunnies special spring challenge is still open - and we've had one fic entry already:

Author: taiyou_to_tsuki
Title: The Myth Makers 0.5
Rating: All ages
Word Count Drabble
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright, Vicki
Summary: (First Doctor and) the St George and the Dragon legend

(Clink on the link above for the original post and all challenge details etc.)
 
 
31 March 2013 @ 08:27 pm
It's the grand dw_straybunnies Spring Challenge! It's still a little out-there, but since it proved such fun last time and everyone seemed to think we should do it again... here goes!

So, here are 12 as yet unadopted prompts. Anyone who writes any variation of any of them of any length gets a participation banner, and 2 points.

You get 2 further points for every extra story you write and 1 further point for any elements from any of the other prompts you incorporate into your fic.

So, basically, 2 points for writing, say Kate Stewart. If you write pirate!Kate battling the telepathic plants you get 4 points. 5 if she's been interrupted from her road trip in Bessie.

If you write twelve stories, or incorporate all twelve prompts into one fic, you win. (Mostly kudos, but there will certainly be a winner's banner, and I'll see if I can think of something else to offer.)

Given the odd mix of prompts, your fic can be as cracky as you wish. Or as serious - it's up to you! Feel free to put as wide an interpretation as you wish on the original prompt.

Your 12 random prompts are:

1. From primsong: historical adventure with tulip speculators in the 1600s
2. " taiyou_to_tsuki: road trip in Bessie (post Battlefield
3. " ravenskyewalker: (Three-era) pirate AU.
4. " persiflage_1: more Kate (Lethbridge-)Stewart
5. " derekmetaltron: Doctor Who/Marvel crossover.
6. " tenthrose: Mickey Smith / Craig Owens / school.
7. " tenthrose: The adventures of Maxil!
8. " dbskyler: Fourth Doctor and Leela.
9. " curuchamion: a daisiest-daisy type scene (with Three, as in The Time Monster).
10. " tenthrose: story set on a planet with only telepathic plants as a lifeform.
11. " persiflage_1: Liz Shaw, Martha Jones, and Rory Williams (three medics).
12. " lost_spook: (First Doctor and) the St George and the Dragon legend.

So if you're unsure about some of the characters, don't worry too much. It's mainly fun, so if you want to learn enough to have the Doctor mention - while running away from Maxil, under suspicion of tulip-theft - that it's a shame Leela isn't here, because she would have been handy, you'd still get at least half a point for it. Also, wide interpretation is wide - any Doctor in a pirate AU, a roadtrip in Bessie, or tackling St George and the Dragon will get you those prompts. If you can learn enough about the unknown characters via the powers of the internet, you can risk a quick cameo - this isn't a serious ficathon, or a gift exchange!

However, also don't be afraid to simply take one of the prompts and write perfectly straight fic. The original prompter will no doubt be delighted - and you may still win, as there's no guarantee anyone will write fic at all, let alone multiple fics!

The challenge will open on Monday 1st April and close on Sunday 28th April. (I won't close down the challenge officially until Mon 29th, so as long as it's still Sunday 28th in some time zone, somewhere, you're good.)

Additional rule: no more than 2 drabbles per person (you can write a 12 drabble set if you wish, but only the first 2 will earn you points for the prize). Also list fic, or a drabble or short poem that uses all the words of the prompts in some way will only get you the usual 2 points and a banner. This is merely in the interests of some rough attempts at fairness and not to discourage anyone from tackling the prompts in any way they feel inclined!

Please post your stories, or links to them here in this post. Please include a note to say which prompts you've included in the fic. If you have any questions, please ask here.

Happy writing!

ETA: Bonus appearances by the evil giraffes are always welcome. ;-D
 
 
Stand by for the second dw_straybunnies really belated Winter Holiday Spring challenge! It'll run pretty much as last time.

Rules and prompts etc. will be up tomorrow (but don't worry; there will be four weeks in which to write, post, read and have fun).

This is your one day warning. (Your mod is so terribly organised, but she has got some fun prompts in her hands...)
 
 
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29 March 2013 @ 08:42 pm
It's well past time for another discussion post!

This time, how about minor characters - one-off (or maybe two-off) guest characters you'd love to see more of? Given how many different worlds, times and places the Doctor has visited in the past fifty years, there are any number of great characters we saw only once in passing.

Which of those would you like to see fic for? Any ideas? For me, I confess, it's always the Classic Who guest characters I think about the most - after all, many of us lived with them for three, four or even six weeks back in the day. Prf. Amelia Rumford should have all the fic, Mrs Tyler too (she fights Death with table salt; how awesome is that?), Adam Colby, Cameca, Duggan, nearly everybody from Robots of Death, Litefoot & Jago (if they count now they've got their own BF series), the amazing Bambera and Ancelyn, and so many others. So many. How about everyone else? Who do you think ought to be picked up and explored more in fic?

(As for what counts as a minor character, it's hard to say - I'm going to leave it at "not a Doctor/companion/regular" and preferably "hasn't appeared more than twice", but don't worry about it too much. This comm takes any bunnies in and gives them a home till they can be adopted by a new and unwary owner.

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But enough of the RPG's inevitably limited selection - you have the entire range to choose from, so tell us about it here.
 
 
26 March 2013 @ 01:40 pm
March's Prompt of the Month is now closed!

The business of the comm continues as ever, and stand by for a special challenge in April.
 
 
04 March 2013 @ 05:57 pm
Time for the next Prompt of the Month! Your three prompts for this month (chosen at random by your mod's highly technical process) are as follows:



* From curuchamion: "Two Doctors" crack missing scene - Two and Six go shopping for curtains to cover the police-box windows. original post here

* From tenthrose: a DW/Magic Tree House crossover - from the Crossover discussion post

* From daystarsearcher: The Wicked Witch of the West is one of the Flesh original post here


Remember, you can use any one of the prompts you choose, or combine them, or any mix of the three that works for you. Have fun!

Rules of the challenge
Fics can be as short or as long as you like and any other fanworks are welcome. Please post wherever you wish but link back to this post via the comments (or you can post comment!fic here - that's fine too). Other fanworks are equally welcome for the monthly challenges.

Bonus points for including as much of the original prompt(s) as possible, but this is a free-for-all, so there is plenty of room for interpretation (e.g. same prompt, but variation of characters etc.)

All participants will receive a banner. The challenge closes on Sunday 24th March.


Don't forget that all prompts are always open for the taking. You can find the Prompt Masterlist here - and the comm is always open for more ideas!
 
 
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