History Fanfic / TheBenChathamAdventures

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



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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.
17th Dec '16 12:38:49 PM StFan
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''The Ben Chatham Adventures'' are an ongoing series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfics by Sparacus, a poster on 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 GallifreyBase.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]]''.



Eventually, Chatham left (because "Rose was a chav") and became the focus of his own adventures, in which he fought aliens--or more accurately, stood around, did nothing and then called Series/{{Torchwood}} to deal with everything--alongside a wildly unlikable supporting cast. These independent stories have long since overshadowed Chatham's time with the Doctor, making the link to the Whoniverse more and more tenuous. Our "hero" would return to ''Who'' in an alternate version of Series 4, in which he and a mute Donna Noble traveled through time and space (but mainly through rural England), facing the combined evil forces of the Meddling Monk, BOSS, the Cybermen, and some random Von Daniken aliens. Ben then left the TARDIS again, falling in love with someone he just met who offered him tickets to see Bowie. As is traditional with Ben, he was immediately dumped and left alone in his own spin-off series.

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Eventually, Chatham left (because "Rose was a chav") and became the focus of his own adventures, in which he fought aliens--or aliens -- or more accurately, stood around, did nothing and then called Series/{{Torchwood}} to deal with everything--alongside everything -- alongside a wildly unlikable supporting cast. These independent stories have long since overshadowed Chatham's time with the Doctor, making the link to the Whoniverse more and more tenuous. Our "hero" would return to ''Who'' in an alternate version of Series 4, in which he and a mute Donna Noble traveled through time and space (but mainly through rural England), facing the combined evil forces of the Meddling Monk, BOSS, the Cybermen, and some random Von Daniken aliens. Ben then left the TARDIS again, falling in love with someone he just met who offered him tickets to see Bowie. As is traditional with Ben, he was immediately dumped and left alone in his own spin-off series.
17th Dec '16 11:51:41 AM StFan
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-->--''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine''

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-->--''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine''
-->-- ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine''



'''The Ben Chatham Adventures''' are an ongoing series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfics by Sparacus, a poster on 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 ''The Ben Chatham Adventures''' Adventures'' are an ongoing series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfics by Sparacus, a poster on 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]]''.



!!This series shows examples of:
* AllJustADream - [[spoiler: every Halloween special, in which Katie becomes a vampire and kills Ben, or when a vampire with a maggot-ridden skull kills Ben, or when Ben is killed by the Nimon.]]
* 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.]]
* YouFailPhysicsForever - in ''Planet Waves'', the heroes are trapped in a room filling with gas, and decide the best thing to do is get down on the ground "as gas floats so it is safer at ground level". [[http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/123Adensitygas.html Yeah...]]

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!!This series shows ----
!!''The Ben Chatham Adventures'' provide
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* AllJustADream - AllJustADream: [[spoiler: every Halloween special, in which Katie becomes a vampire and kills Ben, or when a vampire with a maggot-ridden skull kills Ben, or when Ben is killed by the Nimon.]]
* AnticlimaxBoss - 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.]]
* YouFailPhysicsForever - YouFailPhysicsForever: in ''Planet Waves'', the heroes are trapped in a room filling with gas, and decide the best thing to do is get down on the ground "as gas floats so it is safer at ground level". [[http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/123Adensitygas.html Yeah...]]



* {{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...

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* {{Crossover}} - {{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...



* DeusExMachina - [[spoiler: in ''Operation Delta'', Sarah Jane Smith and K-9 enter the story just in time to [[BigDamnHeroes save Ben from being killed]].]]

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* DeusExMachina - DeusExMachina: [[spoiler: in ''Operation Delta'', Sarah Jane Smith and K-9 enter the story just in time to [[BigDamnHeroes save Ben from being killed]].]]



* DrowningMySorrows - Ben does this to an insane degree.
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench - "CHATEAU OF DEATH" seems to be heading in this direction.
* FanNickname - Spartha Jones, and occasionally Ben Shatham.

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* DrowningMySorrows - DrowningMySorrows: Ben does this to an insane degree.
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench - EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: "CHATEAU OF DEATH" seems to be heading in this direction.
* FanNickname - FanNickname: Spartha Jones, and occasionally Ben Shatham.



* {{Fanon}} - Of a sort; despite the vast, vast, ''vast'' quantity of evidence to the contrary, the author insists that his fanfiction is part of the series continuity. [[invoked]]

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* {{Fanon}} - {{Fanon}}: Of a sort; despite the vast, vast, ''vast'' quantity of evidence to the contrary, the author insists that his fanfiction is part of the series continuity. [[invoked]]



** [[TheHero The "Hero"]] - Ben
** TheLancer - Katie
** TheBigGuy - Kyle
** TheSmartGuy - Shakey Jake. [[InformedAttribute Apparently]]. The Doctor takes on this role when he appears.
** TheChick - Isobel, or the Doctor's companion when she appears.
*** TagalongKid - Craig Chatham, Ben's nephew.
*** TeamPet - Would be K9, if he ever appeared.

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** [[TheHero The "Hero"]] - "Hero"]]: Ben
** TheLancer - TheLancer: Katie
** TheBigGuy - TheBigGuy: Kyle
** TheSmartGuy - TheSmartGuy: Shakey Jake. [[InformedAttribute Apparently]]. The Doctor takes on this role when he appears.
** TheChick - TheChick: Isobel, or the Doctor's companion when she appears.
*** TagalongKid - TagalongKid: Craig Chatham, Ben's nephew.
*** TeamPet - TeamPet: Would be K9, if he ever appeared.



* 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.
* HeroicSacrifice - [[spoiler: Ben, strangely enough, in the movie pitch ''New Dawn''. But then he has an UnexplainedRecovery.]]
* 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.
* IdenticalGrandson - both Friar Tuck in The Lord of Reedy River and Barry Tuck are apparently played by ... sigh... Johnny Vegas.

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* HarmlessVillain - 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.
* HeroicSacrifice - HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Ben, strangely enough, in the movie pitch ''New Dawn''. But then he has an UnexplainedRecovery.]]
* HowDoIUsedTense - 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.
* IdenticalGrandson - IdenticalGrandson: both Friar Tuck in The Lord of Reedy River and Barry Tuck are apparently played by ... sigh... Johnny Vegas.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - there are a surprisingly large number of recurring original characters for a fan series. Kyle, Craig, Isobel, Katie, Paul Farraday, Corrine Shaw, Barry Tuck, Shakey Jake, Anselm Ashford-Ashworth, Carl and Abby Simpson and probably some more. None of them do much, though...
* LongLostRelative - [[spoiler: in ''Chateau of Death'', Ben finds out he has a half-brother he never knew about, the product of his father's affair with a French actress.]]

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: there are a surprisingly large number of recurring original characters for a fan series. Kyle, Craig, Isobel, Katie, Paul Farraday, Corrine Shaw, Barry Tuck, Shakey Jake, Anselm Ashford-Ashworth, Carl and Abby Simpson and probably some more. None of them do much, though...
* LongLostRelative - LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: in ''Chateau of Death'', Ben finds out he has a half-brother he never knew about, the product of his father's affair with a French actress.]]



* MoralDissonance - A lot of Ben's actions are overtly selfish, repellant, narcissistic and just plain wrong, and he at times possesses an almost sociopathic lack of compassion or interest in the affairs of others, yet he's rarely ever called on it. The writer also often refuses to acknowledge any of this.
* 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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* MoralDissonance - MoralDissonance: A lot of Ben's actions are overtly selfish, repellant, narcissistic and just plain wrong, and he at times possesses an almost sociopathic lack of compassion or interest in the affairs of others, yet he's rarely ever called on it. The writer also often refuses to acknowledge any of this.
* MST - MST: Most people are fans of Ben Chatham because they either read or write what amounts to MSTies of the orignial fics



* {{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}} - {{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.



* PlanetOfSteves - ''All'' of the Russians are named Ivan.

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* PlanetOfSteves - PlanetOfSteves: ''All'' of the Russians are named Ivan.



* RougeAnglesOfSatin - Apparently Ben has a "smoothe" chest. And the less said about punctuation the better.
* SecretTest - in the election special ''New Dawn'', Ben and his team investigate a political party apparently led by the Eleventh Doctor. [[spoiler: At first, it looks like the Doctor is actually a Zygon who has kidnapped the real Doctor - but it turns out the whole thing is a test of Ben's team by the Doctor and Amy, who presumably had nothing better to do.]]
* SelfInsertFic - one story ends with Katie molesting one of the story's critics in a coffee bar.

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* RougeAnglesOfSatin - RougeAnglesOfSatin: Apparently Ben has a "smoothe" chest. And the less said about punctuation the better.
* SecretTest - SecretTest: in the election special ''New Dawn'', Ben and his team investigate a political party apparently led by the Eleventh Doctor. [[spoiler: At first, it looks like the Doctor is actually a Zygon who has kidnapped the real Doctor - Doctor: but it turns out the whole thing is a test of Ben's team by the Doctor and Amy, who presumably had nothing better to do.]]
* SelfInsertFic - SelfInsertFic: one story ends with Katie molesting one of the story's critics in a coffee bar.



* SuddenlySexuality - Ben can apparently turn any man homosexual in 6.72 seconds.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial - "I have never stolen young girls knickers off washing lines and sniffed them."

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* SuddenlySexuality - SuddenlySexuality: Ben can apparently turn any man homosexual in 6.72 seconds.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial - SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "I have never stolen young girls knickers off washing lines and sniffed them."



* TooDumbToLive - All core cast members have had at least one moment of blinding stupidity. Ben and Craig have had several.
* WordSaladTitle - a chapter of the LBC story "The Claws of Time" was named "Columnated Ruins Domino". Case closed.

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* TooDumbToLive - TooDumbToLive: All core cast members have had at least one moment of blinding stupidity. Ben and Craig have had several.
* WordSaladTitle - WordSaladTitle: a chapter of the LBC story "The Claws of Time" was named "Columnated Ruins Domino". Case closed.



* WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons - Ben (and, not incidentally, Sparacus himself) is very fond of sneering at 'chavs', even if the characters being sneered at don't actually fall into that particular group. A lot of them (unintentionally?) turn out to be a lot more useful and intelligent than he is.

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* WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons - WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons: Ben (and, not incidentally, Sparacus himself) is very fond of sneering at 'chavs', even if the characters being sneered at don't actually fall into that particular group. A lot of them (unintentionally?) turn out to be a lot more useful and intelligent than he is.
6th Dec '16 5:01:42 AM Scifimaster92
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* FunetikAksent[=/=]OohMeAccentsSlipping: Kyle's accent seems to vary wildly between Mancunian, Liverpudlian, Cockney...basically anywhere that sounds vaguely working class.

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* FunetikAksent[=/=]OohMeAccentsSlipping: Kyle's accent seems to vary wildly between [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Mancunian, Liverpudlian, Cockney...Cockney]]...basically anywhere that sounds vaguely working class.
6th Dec '16 4:59:49 AM Scifimaster92
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* FunetikAccent[=/=]OohMeAccentsSlipping: Kyle's accent seems to vary wildly between Mancunian, Liverpudlian, Cockney...basically anywhere that sounds vaguely working class.


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* FunetikAksent[=/=]OohMeAccentsSlipping: Kyle's accent seems to vary wildly between Mancunian, Liverpudlian, Cockney...basically anywhere that sounds vaguely working class.
6th Dec '16 4:58:04 AM Scifimaster92
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Added DiffLines:

* FunetikAccent[=/=]OohMeAccentsSlipping: Kyle's accent seems to vary wildly between Mancunian, Liverpudlian, Cockney...basically anywhere that sounds vaguely working class.
23rd Oct '16 10:13:24 AM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: Kyle's accent seems to vary wildly between mancunian, scouser, cockney...basically anywhere that sounds vaguely working class.
1st Jul '16 6:55:15 AM gewunomox
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** ...wait a minute, that's a line from ''[[TheBeachBoys Smile]]''!

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** ...wait a minute, that's a line from ''[[TheBeachBoys ''[[Music/TheBeachBoys Smile]]''!
21st Jun '16 2:41:48 PM gewunomox
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Villains of the Ben Chatham Adventures have included such [[BlatantLies innovative]] monsters as the Russians ([[PlanetOfSteves all of them called Ivan]]) and KylieMinogue. Later stories have included such enemies as the androids in Chateau of Death, and Evil Snowmen from a short Annual story.

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Villains of the Ben Chatham Adventures have included such [[BlatantLies innovative]] monsters as the Russians ([[PlanetOfSteves all of them called Ivan]]) and KylieMinogue.Music/KylieMinogue. Later stories have included such enemies as the androids in Chateau of Death, and Evil Snowmen from a short Annual story.
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