Given that this weekend sees an absence of new Doctor Who episodes on our screens, and the fact that a number of people have been commenting about the relative absence of Martha-focused fics, I've decided that now is the perfect time to
abuse my mod status
use an idea I've had bouncing around for a while: A lifeonmartha
For those who aren't familiar with how a drabble tag works, you can see an example over here at who_otp
The basic concept is fairly simple, though: You start out with a few fic prompts. People comment to the post with a drabble/ficlet fulfilling one of those prompts, and at the bottom of said comment (after their ficlet), leave three or so prompts. And the cycle continues.
Generally speaking, the response requirements are fairly relaxed - despite the name, the fics don't have to have a 100 word limit, but can be as long as you want (so long as it fits in one comment). In fact, if a prompt particularly inspires you, you are entirely welcome to post the longer fic to lifeonmartha
People are welcome to respond to as many prompts as possible, and more than one person can respond to the same prompt. It'd be preferable if people put the prompts they respond to in comment headers, though, so when the comments collapse, they're easier to find.
Also, specific rules for prompts in this particular comm's drabble tag: Though prompts can be gen, shippy, smut, paired, threesome or more, het or slash, they must
have Martha Jones as a focus. And unlike who_otp
, more than just a ship would be prefered - a few words or sentence would be appreciated, especially for a more common ship. Crossovers are also allowed, just let people know what fandom you're referencing.Some prompts to start us off:
- Martha, Tish and Leo have a childhood alien experience.
- Shakespeare joins Martha and the Doctor as companion.
- Doctor/Martha, playing James Bond and Bond Girl.
Feel free to throw a few sample prompts into the mix, until we start getting going with the fic.