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Pinch Hit

Hello! If you've been enjoying watching the challenge, but have not
participated, here's your chance! We need one nice, easy pinch-hit for
a participating writer.

If you agree to pinch hit, your fic or art doesn't need to be in until
April 12th.


* Fic Prompt 1: Age of Sail AU! Get Brax in there as an
oh-so-civilised but still infamous privateer, Narvin as ye old Naval
officer with a stick up his arse. Leela as a terrifying pirate
captain. Points if Leela is mixed-race and grew up in one of the
Caribbean tribes (Carib, Arawak, Caquetio, etc), and therefore has
righteous rage against the colonising European bastards. Or not, if
you don't want to delve into, you know, serious issues of historical
racism. It could be a romp instead! I have no idea how to get Romana
in there; I will leave that up to you.

* Fic Prompt 2: Politics-- council meetings, addresses, debates-- with
one of the other OT4 under the table trying their very hardest to
break the other's concentration. Any pairing you fancy; go wild.

* Fic Prompt 3: Leela and Narvin somehow being stuck out in the wild.
Maybe they're on a mission to somewhere off-world and get stuck, maybe
it's during S4 with the Gallifrey-hopping, but the upshot is that
Leela has to teach Narvin how to not get either of them killed.


* Art Prompt 1: I actually would love to see an Age of Sail AU in art
too. Because costume!porn.

* Art Prompt 2: Leela/Brax, in the form of Leela curled around behind
him with her knife to his throat. Omnom, kinky

* Art Prompt 3: AUs and costume!porn apparently, are my thing right
now, but I really want to see Romana and Leela out on the town in the
20's. The boys can join if they want,

Contact me via comment or DM before March 15th if you'd like to give it a go.


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Gallifreyathon, Benny, and a Friending Meme

Hi all-

Two and a half announcements (and I'm sorry if you've seen this across all my other comms by now).

1. morepolitics will run again next year, in roughly the same spot (sign-ups starting at around January the 20th).

1.5 This year it will not only be a Gallifrey fest! You can also sign up to write or request Benny stuff (that's fic, art or podfic). Benny's canon is a little more tricky than Gallifrey's, so you will also be given the option of specifying how much you're familiar with. Or opting out of Benny (or Gallifrey) full stop.

2. We are partnered with eve11's friending meme 'Come Along'. Find more LJ friends who are interested in Narvin there! (potentially).
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I really wanted to contribute to this awesome fest, and to thank the pinch-hitter who picked up the assignment I was unable to fill, so I promised podfic. I didn't think it would be quite so horrifically late. Thanks to the authors who wrote these fics and kindly gave their permission for these to be recorded.

Six podfics over at my journal
scribo ergo sum

Pinch hit for alibi-factory

Title: The Tangled Web of Time
Wordcount: 6023
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Narvin, Torvald, original character, and a couple surprises
Prompt(s): Prompt by alibi-factory: Pretend the CIA is a functional organization that’s as manipulative, mysterious, and scary as the writers tell us it is. History is re-written, criminals are Oublietted, bribes are accepted, wires are tapped, Free Time activists suppressed. Can be as gen or sexy as you like.
Notes: Unbeta-ed and horrifically late. I hope it's acceptable.

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Late fic for atraphoenix

Title: A New Refutation of Time
Rating: PG
Length: 2883 words
Characters: Brax
Recipient: atraphoenix, who asked for a story about Brax being the Lord Burner and not killing the Doctor and Susan.

Thanks for x_los for beta-ing this and also for Aunt Flavia, and to aralias for also beta-ing this and organizing the gallifreyathon and then listening to me whine about it a lot. The cut text is brought to you by Jose Luis Borges, and so is the title.

Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.