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Title: The Gift Of The Mad Guy: A Doctor Who Christmas Special Fanfic
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing: gen (with background Jack/OFC)
Categories: humor, action/adventure, holiday
Length: Medium (9,916 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: sam_storyteller aka copperbadge / [personal profile] sam_storyteller
Author Website: Master Fic List

The Doctor joins some Kings of Orient following a star, helps a quartet of sociologists, gets thrown in prison, meets shepherds (ditto: talking sheep), finds a baby in a stable, uses Christmas carols for nefarious ends, and learns The True Meaning Of Camel.

Sam's own version of the Doctor Who Annual Special, it's a madcap romp through a not-quite Christmas story. There's a bit of traveling, helping out some aliens in need of assistance, assorted wacky original characters, a few coshings, lots of spot-on Tenth Doctor dialogue, and a wee cameo by Jack Harkness.

sam_storyteller is a masterful writer, and I love the forward momentum and zaniness of the story, while he still sneaks in some poignant blink-and-you-miss-it references to canon. It's just a blast, and an especially fun fic for this time of year.

The Gift Of The Mad Guy


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