Title: Countess of Confusion, Duchess of Disorder
Fandom: Doctor Who, The Scarlet Pimpernel
Pairing/Characters: Clara Oswald fragment, Lucie Miller, Sir Percy Blakeney
Rating: PG for violence
Length: 15636 words
Summary: Seeking distraction after the death of her husband, Clarissa
Pink accepts an invitation to a risqué house party. She certainly wasn't
expecting an attack by a ruthless assassin — or assistance from a
no-nonsense duchess by the name of Lucie Miller.
Notes: Based on summary 244: 'Darian Hunter: Duke of Desire' by Carole
( Full summary )
Links: AO3 | Teaspoon
(Despite the original summary it came out pretty much gen. Writing debaucheries is obviously not my forte).
Wylder's Hand by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Before reading Wylder's Hand, the only acquaintance I had with it
was from the references to it in Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey stories.
I'd come away with the impression that it was a supernatural story of some
kind. Well, it (probably) isn't. It's more of a Gothic thriller.
( Hopefully free of major spoilers )
i) A sign on a shelf reading 'General + Outsize Royalty'. That'll be Henry VIII and George IV, then.
ii) Various romance novels, whose titles I noted pursuant to later googling them and adding the summaries to the generator. I decided to start with The Case of the Accidental Heiress
. I put it in the generator, and it went all psychic on me straight away.
475) The Case of the Accidental Heiress by Victoria Pade
The Case: An accidental heir.
The Client: the Second Doctor was dead. At least, that's what everyone told him. But as he pursed his lips and moved his muscles, he knew he was very much alive. . . And in a heap of trouble!
The Detective: Sensuous, long-legged Polly Wright had rescued many a swain in distress. But this new client. . . Despite his enormous inheritance and his gorgeous body, he was simply nuts - or about to pull off an incredible scam! How could the Second Doctor expect her to believe that he had been switched - heart and soul into another man's body?
For those who like old-style telephones and live in the UK, I can recommend half an hour of James May reassembling one.
I've had the lid off a couple of dial telephones to fit conversion kits for the modern plug-and-socket system, but I certainly didn't reduce them to their component parts. A lot of it was quite familiar, though.
Because I'm a glutton for punishment, I wrote drabbles for all the
General thoughts: With Doctor Who characters and some of
the prompts, it's difficult to distinguish an AU setting from actual canon.
So, once or twice, I took the prompt as 'Divergence in a broadcast story that used
this trope'. And as for '…In SPACE!!', I did it by making the characters
natives of other sci-fi settings.
I think 'Harem' may have been intended to refer to the Harem Genre, rather than an
actual collection of concubines. I hope so, anyway. Though since I've never
watched such an anime, it doesn't actually make my task that much easier.
romanajo123 prompted 'Eight/Grace (or if you want, Eight&Lucie)'. I chose Eight and Lucie.
( Eight and Lucie )
lost_spook prompted 'Ben/Polly'. Of course, some of them
came out more gen than shippy, but that's an occupational hazard in
works of this size.
( Ben/Polly )
liadtbunny prompted 'Doctor/Romana'.
( Doctor / Romana )