dbskyler: (Ten expression)
I kid you not. Daleks singing Gilbert and Sullivan! It's the best thing EVER:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB7HF82y9CI

I think my favorite is "The Sun Whose Rays." Although I also keep singing When the foeman bares his steel, exterminate, exterminate . . .
dbskyler: (Rassilon)
So not only did I write a Yuletide story, but I ended up writing a drabble-ish little thing for Yuletide Madness because the prompt was so cool and I couldn't resist. Since I have some fellow Gilbert and Sullivan fans on my flist, I've decided it's worth sharing here even though it's just a short and silly "Yuletide folly" (I like the sound of that; sounds very G&S-ish).

Title: The Pirates of Iolanthe
Fandoms: The Pirates of Penzance and Iolanthe (yes, they count as two different fandoms for Yuletide!)
Rating: G
Characters: Pirates, Daughters and Fairies
Summary: What if the pirates from Pirates of Penzance, having resumed their ranks and legislative duties, were in the House of Lords during Iolanthe? (Note -- this was El Staplador's brilliant prompt; I was just inspired by it.)
A/N: Written for El Staplador in the 2009 Yuletide Madness challenge. It's not quite drabble-length, but it rhymes!
Disclaimer: No disclaimer needed because public domain, baby!!!!

fic here )
dbskyler: (Default)
So not only did I write a Yuletide story, but I ended up writing a drabble-ish little thing for Yuletide Madness because the prompt was so cool and I couldn't resist. Since I have some fellow Gilbert and Sullivan fans on my flist, I've decided it's worth sharing here even though it's just a short and silly "Yuletide folly" (I like the sound of that; sounds very G&S-ish).

Title: The Pirates of Iolanthe
Fandoms: The Pirates of Penzance and Iolanthe (yes, they count as two different fandoms for Yuletide!)
Rating: G
Characters: Pirates, Daughters and Fairies
Summary: What if the pirates from Pirates of Penzance, having resumed their ranks and legislative duties, were in the House of Lords during Iolanthe? (Note -- this was El Staplador's brilliant prompt; I was just inspired by it.)
A/N: Written for El Staplador in the 2009 Yuletide Madness challenge. It's not quite drabble-length, but it rhymes!
Disclaimer: No disclaimer needed because public domain, baby!!!!

fic here )
dbskyler: (Ten expression)
Okay, so I put a particularly obscure G&S in-joke into Fallacy Somewhere and since no one has gotten it yet (or at least no one has said they got it) I am going to give away the answer here in this post. Which really won't help anyone except the very few who get curious and decide to come back and read more of my journal posts -- but if you're out there you deserve to be rewarded!

The answer to why the Doctor thought the "Matter Patter" song from Ruddigore is in Pirates of Penzance is contained in this video. Yes, that's a production of Pirates of Penzance. Yes, that's Frederic, Ruth and the Pirate King. And yes, the Pirate King is being played by Kevin Kline. Just go listen to it. Listen to the words. Listen especially to the words at the end of Ruth's verse.

And if you want to get the actual explanation, you can find it here.
dbskyler: (Ten expression)
Okay, so I put a particularly obscure G&S in-joke into Fallacy Somewhere and since no one has gotten it yet (or at least no one has said they got it) I am going to give away the answer here in this post. Which really won't help anyone except the very few who get curious and decide to come back and read more of my journal posts -- but if you're out there you deserve to be rewarded!

The answer to why the Doctor thought the "Matter Patter" song from Ruddigore is in Pirates of Penzance is contained in this video. Yes, that's a production of Pirates of Penzance. Yes, that's Frederic, Ruth and the Pirate King. And yes, the Pirate King is being played by Kevin Kline. Just go listen to it. Listen to the words. Listen especially to the words at the end of Ruth's verse.

And if you want to get the actual explanation, you can find it here.
dbskyler: (Ten expression)
Title: Fallacy Somewhere (Or: If You Can't Steal a Coat from Gilbert and Sullivan, Then From Which 19th Century Librettists and Composers Can You Steal a Coat?)
Rating: G
Characters: Doctors One through Thirteen, Assorted Companions and, of course, Sir W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: This is a work of fan fiction, offered freely. Doctor Who and all Doctor Who characters belong to the BBC. Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas are in the public domain, joyous rapture!
Summary: You know, I acquired that ulster from Gilbert and Sullivan. -- The First Doctor, “Edge of Destruction.”
A/N: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] dw_historical ficfest. Prompt: How exactly did One end up with Gilbert and Sullivan's coat? Possibly the silliest thing I've ever written, and I have no idea if anyone else will like this but I had a blast!

(STORY HERE) )
dbskyler: (Ten expression)
Title: Fallacy Somewhere (Or: If You Can't Steal a Coat from Gilbert and Sullivan, Then From Which 19th Century Librettists and Composers Can You Steal a Coat?)
Rating: G
Characters: Doctors One through Thirteen, Assorted Companions and, of course, Sir W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: This is a work of fan fiction, offered freely. Doctor Who and all Doctor Who characters belong to the BBC. Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas are in the public domain, joyous rapture!
Summary: You know, I acquired that ulster from Gilbert and Sullivan. -- The First Doctor, “Edge of Destruction.”
A/N: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] dw_historical ficfest. Prompt: How exactly did One end up with Gilbert and Sullivan's coat? Possibly the silliest thing I've ever written, and I have no idea if anyone else will like this but I had a blast!

(STORY HERE) )

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