History Fanfic / TheBenChathamAdventures

18th Feb '18 12:00:36 AM nombretomado
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''The Ben Chatham Adventures'' are an ongoing series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfics by Sparacus, a poster on Website/GallifreyBase. They star Ben Chatham ("played" by Adam Rickett), a [[BlatantLies heroic, self-deprecating, multi-layered]] character [[SelfInsertFic self-insert]] of the author. The plots are [[{{Plagiarism}} occasionally affectionate homages]] to 1970s Doctor Who stories, such as the 1974 stories ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath The Green Death]]'' and ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionoftheDinosaurs Invasion of the Dinosaurs]]''.

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''The Ben Chatham Adventures'' are an ongoing series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfics by Sparacus, a poster on Website/GallifreyBase. They star Ben Chatham ("played" by Adam Rickett), a [[BlatantLies heroic, self-deprecating, multi-layered]] character [[SelfInsertFic self-insert]] of the author. The plots are [[{{Plagiarism}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Plagiarism}} occasionally affectionate homages]] to 1970s Doctor Who stories, such as the 1974 stories ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath The Green Death]]'' and ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionoftheDinosaurs Invasion of the Dinosaurs]]''.



* {{Plagiarism}}: Despite the typically hostile reaction to the overall story, Sparacus did earn some rare praise for the ending of the ''Robin Hood'' crossover, in which Chatham actually risked his life to save the day. At least until someone pointed out he had ripped the ending off from another user's ''parody'' rewrite of the Chatham New Year Special story, in which Torchwood's Gwen Cooper had risked her life in virtually identical circumstances to save the day.
** For that matter, most of the stories are nakedly transparent ripoffs of classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' stories with the focus skewed to make them entirely about Ben.
13th Jan '18 12:40:27 PM Scifimaster92
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* {{Plagiarism}}: Despite the typically hostile reaction to the overall story, Sparacus did earn some rare praise for the ending of the ''Robin Hood'' crossover, in which Chatham actually risked his life to save the day. At least until someone pointed out he had ripped the ending off from another user's ''parody'' rewrite of the Chatham New Year Special story, in which ''Torchwood'''s Gwen Cooper had risked her life in virtually identical circumstances to save the day.

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* {{Plagiarism}}: Despite the typically hostile reaction to the overall story, Sparacus did earn some rare praise for the ending of the ''Robin Hood'' crossover, in which Chatham actually risked his life to save the day. At least until someone pointed out he had ripped the ending off from another user's ''parody'' rewrite of the Chatham New Year Special story, in which ''Torchwood'''s Torchwood's Gwen Cooper had risked her life in virtually identical circumstances to save the day.
13th Jan '18 12:38:55 PM Scifimaster92
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* WordSaladTitle: a chapter of the LBC story "The Claws of Time" was named "Columnated Ruins Domino". Case closed.

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* WordSaladTitle: a chapter of the LBC story "The ''The Claws of Time" Time'' was named "Columnated Ruins Domino". Case closed.
13th Jan '18 12:38:09 PM Scifimaster92
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* {{Plagiarism}}: Despite the typically hostile reaction to the overall story, Sparacus did earn some rare praise for the ending of the Robin Hood crossover, in which Chatham actually risked his life to save the day. At least until someone pointed out he had ripped the ending off from another user's ''parody'' rewrite of the Chatham New Year Special story, in which Torchwood's Gwen Cooper had risked her life in virtually identical circumstances to save the day.

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* {{Plagiarism}}: Despite the typically hostile reaction to the overall story, Sparacus did earn some rare praise for the ending of the Robin Hood ''Robin Hood'' crossover, in which Chatham actually risked his life to save the day. At least until someone pointed out he had ripped the ending off from another user's ''parody'' rewrite of the Chatham New Year Special story, in which Torchwood's ''Torchwood'''s Gwen Cooper had risked her life in virtually identical circumstances to save the day.
13th Jan '18 12:36:13 PM Scifimaster92
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Creator/OscarWilde was Chatham's love interest in The Case of the Twelve Gold Crosses.
* IdenticalGrandson: both Friar Tuck in The Lord of Reedy River and Barry Tuck are apparently played by ... sigh... Johnny Vegas.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Creator/OscarWilde was Chatham's love interest in The ''The Case of the Twelve Gold Crosses.
Crosses''.
* IdenticalGrandson: both Friar Tuck in The ''The Lord of Reedy River River'' and Barry Tuck are apparently played by ... sigh... Johnny Vegas.



* TheMafiya: Run a chemical scheme in "New Morning". And they're ''[[PlanetOfSteves all named Ivan]]''.

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* TheMafiya: Run a chemical scheme in "New Morning".''New Morning''. And they're ''[[PlanetOfSteves all named Ivan]]''.
13th Jan '18 12:33:17 PM Scifimaster92
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* {{Crossover}}: two in a row, with The Ghosts of Weatherfield as a Coronation Street crossover and The Lord of Reedy River being a Robin Hood crossover. The cast were so massively out of character it was difficult to work out whether it was a crossover to the 1978 or 2005 Tv series...
** Unfinished tale: The Case of the Twelve Gold Crosses, with Sherlock Holmes. And it has Oscar Wilde as Chatham's love interest...

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* {{Crossover}}: two Two in a row, with The ''The Ghosts of Weatherfield Weatherfield'' as a Coronation Street ''Series/CoronationStreet'' crossover and The ''The Lord of Reedy River River'' being a Robin Hood ''Robin Hood'' crossover. The cast were so massively out of character it was difficult to work out whether it was a crossover to the 1978 or 2005 Tv series...
** Unfinished tale: The ''The Case of the Twelve Gold Crosses, Crosses'', with Sherlock Holmes. And it has Oscar Wilde as Chatham's love interest...



* DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: Particularly when the victim is Ben, the offender is Henry VIII, and he forces Ben to put on a dress in preparation. He's interrupted before he can carry out the deed, however.



* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: "CHATEAU OF DEATH" seems to be heading in this direction.

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* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: "CHATEAU OF DEATH" ''Chateau of Death'' seems to be heading in this direction.



* DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: Particularly when the victim is Ben, the offender is Henry VIII, and he forces Ben to put on a dress in preparation. He's interrupted before he can carry out the deed, however.
23rd Dec '17 2:23:37 PM Scifimaster92
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* HarmlessVillain: The Apocalypse Chaser is a massively powerful trans-dimensional being whose plan involves causing a paradox to tear space-time apart to create an army of Reapers... who eat him.

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* HarmlessVillain: The Apocalypse Chaser is a massively powerful trans-dimensional being whose plan involves causing a paradox to tear space-time apart to create an army of Reapers... [[EpicFail who eat him.him]].
17th Sep '17 1:29:28 PM nombretomado
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The series is notable for being incredibly badly written (or SoBadItsGood, or an incredibly devoted StealthParody that's arguably gone on too long), with a very jarring [[HowDoIUsedTense present tense voice]] that makes even the few decent ideas difficult to follow, and for the author's constant insistence that:

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The series is notable for being incredibly badly written (or SoBadItsGood, or an incredibly devoted StealthParody that's arguably gone on too long), with a very jarring [[HowDoIUsedTense [[UsefulNotes/HowDoIUsedTense present tense voice]] that makes even the few decent ideas difficult to follow, and for the author's constant insistence that:



* HowDoIUsedTense: Almost all of the stories are written in a present tense voice not in about 99.8% of any other written medium outside of scripts.
2nd May '17 11:11:09 AM Scifimaster92
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* MST: Most people are fans of Ben Chatham because they either read or write what amounts to MSTies of the orignial fics

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* MST: {{MST}}: Most people are fans of Ben Chatham because they either read or write what amounts to MSTies [=MSTies=] of the orignial fics



* {{Oxbridge}}

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* %% {{Oxbridge}}
2nd May '17 11:00:39 AM Scifimaster92
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* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler: in ''Chateau of Death'', the main villain, alien UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, dies from getting caught in the crossfire while the heroes are fighting his androids.]]



* FanNickname: Spartha Jones, and occasionally Ben Shatham.
** Sparacus himself has gained a few, such as 'King Weirdo' or 'The Fishy One'.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Creator/OscarWilde was Chatham's love interest in The Case of the Twelve Gold Crosses.



* [[MissingEpisode Missing Fic]]: Some of the stories were only hosted on the sadly lost OutpostGallifrey Doctor Who forum, but many still exist on the writer's blog. Sparacus claims there is a missing fic that explains in detail how the BC adventures can possibly fit into canonical Doctor Who and why no one ever mentions Ben.



* Creator/OscarWilde was Chatham's love interest in The Case of the Twelve Gold Crosses.
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