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2017-03-08 01:02 pm

Doctor Who Cubed: Writing Prompt Thang

Doctor Who Cubed.  

"Once upon Space and Time...."

#Whodice Icons and text

#Whodice story cube/dice icons


 #WhoDice Text Only

How to take part: 
1: Look at the picture of the story cubes
2: Create some text that tells a Doctor Who story that includes all nine elements in any combination you wish
3: Share the result by March 31st 2017
4: You're done!
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Rules:
1. You must include all nine elements presented by the icons on the story cubes (aka dice)
2. Have fun
3. There is no wrong way to engage in this, as long as it's words
4. Please share your output
5. Please share your output by March 31st 2017 - Apologies I have to have an endpoint.
    Please comment here or on my Twitter account @faintdreams with the hashtag #Whodice so I can add a link to the results post here, and also let other people see what you wrote.
    Sharing is part of the fun.
6. Have fun. Yes this is rules 2 and 6, because it is the most important rule. 

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Potential Questions:
Q: Why?
A: I was gifted some Doctor Who Story cubes, and needed a reason to not only use them, but put the results online for others to see.

[ I am in no way associated with Story Cubes, nor BBC, nor Doctor Who, nor any of the copyright nor intellectual property holders of any of the aforementioned trademarks/copyright/properties ]

Q: Is this a competition? Is there a prize?
A: No and No. This is not a competition, this is just a writing exercise, inspiration pot, piece of fun.  
There are no prizes other than having the joy of having written something your very own, based on Doctor Who.

Q: Can I take part?
A: Definitely. Just please leave a comment, with a link to your words,  here or on my Twitter account @faintdreams with the hashtag #DrCube so I can add a link to the results blog here, and also let other people see what you wrote.

Q: What do the individual icons mean? 
A: Each dice icon is entirely up to interpretation. The game creators did this deliberately.

From The Story Cubes Website:*

"We get asked for definitions of icons every day - but their meanings are intentionally open, in order to trigger multiple associations. For example the castle can be (literal) castle, or it can refer to a princess, or to someone who is behaving in a  guarded way"

"The 'Master' could be an evil mastermind or a (maniacal) scientist, the 'Dalek' might become a robot servant!  The 'laurel wreath' icon could be a crown worn by a Roman (or Galactic) Emperor: it could also represent a wreath for the dead, or a reward for heroism. You don't find  a Doctor or Companion icon in the set. It is assumed  they will appear in your story - " But they don't have to!

Q: What format should my participation be in?
A: Anything that involves words. This includes - but is not limited to:
A drabble, a poem, a haiku, a screenplay, a brief synopsis,  a short story, a long story, a picture of something you've written, a tweet, a tumblr post, an AO3 (Archive of Our Own) post, A Dream Width post, An [insert your social media of choice] post, your own blog site.  Just make sure it's words. No art, video, puppetry,  audio, or anything that isn't words. Just words.  
Also if you do create an post in a language other than English (please do) please also provide an English translation. Unfortunately I only speak /write/understand English

Q: Why Just Words?
A: This is a writing prompt thang, for fun. Keyword- Writing

Q: Are there any other rules I should be aware of?
A: Nope.  The only limits on your story are the cube icons, and your imagination. Any Doctor, Any Time, Any Space, Any companion, any combination thereof. Have fun. 

[ Please note: I am in no way associated with StoryCubes, nor the BBC, nor Doctor Who, nor any of the copyright nor intellectual property holders of any of the aforementioned trademarks / copyright / properties ]
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2011-05-16 04:00 am

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2011-05-15 04:00 am

From Twitter 05-14-2011


  • 09:52:34: Attack the Block: positive reviews from both Heat and Wired. Must be doing something very right to entertain such divergent demographics.
  • 09:57:34: RT @settern: The people worth knowing are the ones that make you want to change your life for the better.

    (And I have been very lucky t ...
  • 09:59:42: RT @RobertFischer: Dance like nobody's watching. Love like you've never been hurt. Develop software like the end user has your home address.
  • 10:08:45: Is it just me or does Glee take every song featured and just completely reduce and gentrify it? Do they have song soul-removal templates?
  • 10:53:13: What is the best android phone i can ger for £60? dont actually need phone functionality just need a hardware test device with the o/s
  • 16:57:04: Bah thought dr was on at 6. But its 6.30. I rushed me dinner!
  • 18:17:10: RT @Look2011: A photographer is a person with a camera and open mind. A photographic artist is the same but with a grant. #look11 #nps3
  • 18:25:06: Tv tonight: quite exceptionally yummy I thought.
  • 18:34:35: Tonight was the first time that I actually bought Matt Smith's portrayal of the Dr.
  • 19:40:06: just had to delete a tweet it was so full of typos it was almost indecipherable.
  • 19:41:00: Am all alone in the house tonight. Suddenly it just hit me WALLOP - Huge does of loneliness :S
  • 19:41:24: I think euroovision is causing the fil whale to rear it's ugly head on twitter ..?
  • 20:39:35: I think perhaps I take my tv too seriously, and I should unplug it all together :S
  • 20:44:50: I am not watching eurovision but the commentry tweets from @felinefeminist and @jamesmoran are very gigglesome
  • 21:16:08: Digital dissonance, bought comic via iTouch, iss 1/3. Now find Digital pub house went bust, so now can ONLY buy iss 2/3 as digital dwnlds.,
  • 21:16:32: But the free issue one made me want to buy all of them in real life paper format - doh!
  • 21:17:14: That's DC (well an imprint) being ejits and letting me preview an item I can never actually buy. FFS.

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2011-05-14 04:00 am

From Twitter 05-13-2011


  • 07:12:55: RT @solobasssteve: New album out 5 days early! Listen/buy at http://stevelawson.net (plz feel free to RT if you're so inclined) #11Reasons
  • 21:45:23: So hearing the new single from lady gaga on Graham Norton. Is it jut me or is it not a very good song?

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2011-05-13 04:00 am

From Twitter 05-12-2011



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2011-05-12 04:01 am

From Twitter 05-11-2011


  • 07:12:31: RT @adamcurry: Skynet. It's here. http://my.butt.org/9kyz
  • 08:54:35: RT @AndrewTerry: RT @mikkohypponen: English website of #Pravda newspaper hacked, spreading malware. Do not visit english dot pravda dot ...
  • 23:28:23: RT @NoSecondNight: Amazing how people have to be convinced that someone sleeping rough is an emergency. I bet if it were them it would f ...

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2011-05-10 04:00 am

From Twitter 05-09-2011


  • 16:28:44: RT @emercoleman: I've posted TfL position on Barclays Cyle Hire app here http://bit.ly/iWuutt @adrianshort @osbornec @tobybarnes @smithsam
  • 18:07:41: Noggin the nog on bbc4 tonight at 7.30. Ahh good memories. Also probably why I can never quite trust a man with moustache.
  • 18:54:29: Sarah janes red dungarees were the cutest assistant outfit evah !
  • 20:30:42: Am inhumanely tired.
  • 20:31:51: so I have a board-band connection yet 20.2 MB of skype installer is going to take 1 hour and 45 min to download - Am i back in the 1980's?
  • 20:56:12: wow the new skype UI for mac is FUGLY! Also Frikkin HUWAGE. OVeruse of whitespace much?

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2011-05-09 04:01 am

From Twitter 05-08-2011


  • 08:53:18: RT @neilhimself: I love this #8in8 video for Because the Origami. Love love love. http://bit.ly/jo7rln (via @BenJJacobson) @BenFolds @am ...
  • 09:24:34: RT @extensionofbob: 10 Help Wanted signs from workplaces potentially more insane than yours. http://t.co/qrODOcG via @someecards
  • 09:30:32: RT @jamesmoran: For any who missed it yesterday, a handy song explaining how to not like stuff: http://is.gd/1dWnLT
  • 09:35:28: Mainstream media clueless about geek shows as usual. Fracking confuses IT Crowd with The Big Bang! Chris morris must be livid. Or giggling.
  • 13:46:45: RT @bsletten: For @kkjordan: RT @JessicaGottlieb What if Male Superheroes Had Costumes Like Women? http://post.ly/20NU7
  • 13:50:19: What the ..! Apparently Bladerunner reboot wil be directed by Michael Bay. Dir of the *excellant* Transformers 1/2/3 film series. I despair.
  • 13:52:31: Just think about a Michael Bay Bladerunner. It will have ADDED EXPLOSIONS for no reason and a plot mere atoms deep. Nay, a nano thin plot.
  • 16:53:56: RT @thefworduk: Domestic violence courts face closure in ConDem cuts: One in six specialist domestic violence courts will ... http://tin ...
  • 17:57:52: RT @themanwhofell: Eventually Stewart Lee's show will only consist of a blank screen with 30 minutes of him doing a voiceover explaining ...
  • 18:03:07: It always confuses me that in the US they celebrate mothers day today, and in the UK it was last month ! Or am i wrong ?

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2011-05-08 04:00 am

From Twitter 05-07-2011


  • 10:52:24: I just polished the kettle. I AM A PROCRASTINATION Queeeen !
  • 16:45:03: Local tv news told me to go to thier facebook page for updates on an armed seige in news catchment area. Wtf ? What the fresh hell is this?
  • 16:50:46: RT @GeekSyndicate: digital version of Fallen Heroes #1 free today,go get! http://bit.ly/dGcAW8 now you have no excuse not to share the shiny
  • 18:33:49: RT @Cavalorn: Little kid in gas mask to floaty siren: 'Are you my plot?' #doctorwho
  • 18:34:15: RT @Cavalorn: Romp romp rompy romp someone dies never mind rompy rompy romp
  • 18:48:02: No spoilers but did anyone else (apart from me) notice the MAJOR continuity screw up in tonights Dr who?
  • 21:48:30: RT @sophwarnes: Best headline *ever*? http://twitpic.com/4up4bn
  • 23:26:48: RT @7Stories: Children's authors rail against Michael Gove's reading lists
    http://gu.com/p/2zqqp/ip
    via @guardian
  • 23:33:48: #askthenuge 1) unlimited budget 2) u can make any comic into a film that has not already been done what would you pick (not fallen heroes)?
  • 23:39:27: Saw fringe season finale. Uhm wtf ? May have to abandon everyhing jj abrhams touches from now on :s

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2011-05-07 04:00 am

From Twitter 05-06-2011


  • 08:29:47: RT @hopenothate: I can now confirm that all 4 BNP councillors have lost in Stoke-on-Trent. With 9 just over a year ago BNP have 0 left.
  • 08:40:56: RT @feliciaday: This is why the internet exists: http://animalswithstuffedanimals.com/ (via @kiala)
  • 10:00:02: RT @DarrenGoldsmith: RT @ScottKAndrews New post - Of Agents and Angles - http://j.mp/j47lKD - please RT coz am seeking comments on this ...
  • 10:45:54: web design question: Is it CSS set width restrictions that stop sites such as BBC news filling the whole width of my 22 inch monitor?
  • 10:54:02: As a reader who wants to PAY for ebooks, but NOT VIA DRM'd KINDLE AMAZON ROUTE, I am am becoming increasingly frustrated :C
  • 13:44:04: RT @girlonetrack: How to make a sysadmin snap with a single sentence: http://bit.ly/kljeeQ
  • 20:24:06: RT @ampgt: every time someone makes a programming tool for people who can't program, you get programs written by people who can't program

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2011-05-06 04:00 am

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2011-05-05 04:00 am

From Twitter 05-04-2011


  • 10:35:02: New Wired article talks about 170 Android capable apps vs iOS 7 capable apps like it's a GOOD thing. Have they not heard of fragmentation?
  • 23:31:08: RT @DoctorLongscarf: Know why it's better to be a Time Lord than a Jedi? It's never a Long Time Ago and nothing is ever Far, Far Away. # ...

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2011-05-04 04:00 am

From Twitter 05-03-2011


  • 00:31:26: RT @JackieKessler: Yes, LOST BOYS 3: THE THIRST. Seriously. http://bit.ly/939VMr don't say you weren't warned. Tragic
  • 00:37:49: Why hello simultaneous hip pain and toothache. Goodbye sleep :(
  • 09:08:37: RT @Documentally: Looks like SSD drives should will teach us lots about backing up... http://bit.ly/jdKjwz
  • 11:04:51: HINT: if you launch a product that ALL GEEKS will want, it's best to have it available and publish a PRICE. Evonmouse: http://bit.ly/m1o7Ib
  • 11:25:08: ::Facepalm:: An academic journal secretary, replied to my subscription enquiry email using 10 point COMIC SANS FONT. Dear Lord :S
  • 11:58:20: whom do I follow who also has an identi.ca account please? Also is there an easy way to crosspost with twitter and identi.ca ??
  • 12:35:34: right ttfn ppl, words to wrangle
  • 12:36:47: Hello hivemind, I've got a new identica account, if you have one too, I'd feel less of a-billy-no-mates if you subscribe to me :D
  • 13:31:18: X-Men: First Class Official International Trailer http://bit.ly/lLWy3N Ok. I am officially interested now :)
  • 14:05:11: Fail to see how 'movers & shakers' at Wired Uk conference are worth more than a £ grand per attendee ticket! Is this new UK Silicon Valley?
  • 14:05:34: RT @AndrewTerry: so, is everyone looking forward using Blackberry Messenger on their Windows Phone 7-powered Nokia handset...?
  • 14:06:14: There is a fried egg and chips in my IMMEDIATE future :P
  • 17:50:35: RT @DaveGorman: Cubes of jelly being dropped onto a hard surface, filmed by a high speed camera-> http://bit.ly/ltos3N Strangely beau ...
  • 20:00:07: RT @helenic: OMG, this is awesome, helpful and quite revealing: respective timelines of River Song and the Doctor so far http://i.imgur. ...
  • 20:08:02: pokes @voidspace .. :D RT@FragDolls: Guide for parents on how to #geek out your little mini me's http://ubi.li/WTdWU

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2011-05-03 04:00 am

From Twitter 05-02-2011


  • 09:15:23: RT @T_Humphrey34: If I see any of my friends in some shape-ups, Nike/Jordan Heels, or some Jellies.. I will trip you; take your shoes n ...
  • 09:22:09: RT @nickbilton: Epic Fox News typo on Osama Bin Laden death (read the name): http://t.co/YaL7z5l
  • 09:23:12: RT @johannhari101: I'm in Times Square. The guy selling US flags for $25 is an Afghan refugee. #intriguingironies
  • 09:33:55: RT @pud: Wow, guy unknowingly live-tweets Osama raid http://t.co/WDQK8zc
  • 09:37:23: Am a bit stunned at Osama B news this morning. Unsure what the rippling repercussions will be worldwide.
  • 10:59:11: RT @DaveGorman: Wisdom RT--> @EricFidler: Remember on Sept 12, 2001 when you saw people in some places abroad celebrating death? Exac ...
  • 19:32:45: Hivemind have you had a root canal and on a scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being most painful, how painful was immediate aftermath?

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2011-05-02 04:00 am

From Twitter 05-01-2011


  • 10:43:08: bwahahahahaha ! Schrodinger's Zygote ! LOL!
  • 11:58:51: OMFG. Went to a guitar teachers website and it had autoplaying FORCED music in the browser. Did I fall in a time-hole back to the 1990's??
  • 12:14:50: Useful - Stolen Camera finder software (needs Firefox or chrome to work) http://bit.ly/jBaBXH Finds pics online
  • 13:14:45: RT @DailyQuail: Man arrested by Met for being in a place and having a credit card. Seriously. http://bit.ly/kfD0Xb via @beng / @safilpope

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2011-05-01 04:00 am

From Twitter 04-30-2011


  • 09:40:30: RT @AdviceToWriters: 40 Literary Terms Every Bookworm Should Know: http://bit.ly/ixbv0W #reading #writing
  • 14:38:06: RT @marcusbrig: Anybody want a K2 spitfire (wide) snowboard with Flow bindings? It's a perfect beginners board steady as a table top. Fr ...
  • 14:39:11: RT @allisonkilkenny: Wanted: Any Youtube comment thread that doesn't devolve into an ugly, racist screamfest.
  • 14:45:43: RT @jonsnowC4: So Twitter may be the best place to air the names of other Super Injunction personages..prepare to make deductions.
  • 14:49:12: Wha?? TomTom admit selling user route plans to the police! http://on.ft.com/ij2vcd
  • 19:31:06: spoiler free dr who comment - For the love of all things televisual someone please make Mark Sheppard a lead in his own genre show ! dammit!

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2011-04-30 04:00 am

From Twitter 04-29-2011


  • 12:16:11: My mother managed to turn talk of Royal Weddings into talk of when I shall get married ::sigh:: Mother's eh?
  • 12:16:35: Trying echofon again so I can keep tweets synched between iTouch and desktop..
  • 12:17:23: oh and - #donaldtrumpisabellend :)
  • 22:56:38: RT @courtneyesmith: Dolly Parton has written over 4,000 songs. You are wasting your life.

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2011-04-29 04:00 am

From Twitter 04-28-2011


  • 12:33:29: Dammit! Suspect my Voice-To-Text software is sentient, and fracking with me. Have to use a 'perky' voice to get it to work. I AM NOT PERKY.
  • 12:40:37: National Youth Choir of Great Britain singing Spiderman theme. Lovely. http://fb.me/LUZx7rX1 (via @geeksyndicate)
  • 12:44:33: RT @markthomasinfo: Just seen old woman declaim to bank clerk in loud voice 'I suppose you're shut tomorrow for that slag and whore's w ...
  • 14:35:52: RT @tomtomorrow: The Klan wants you to know: they don't support those crazies in the
    Tea Party. http://bit.ly/j9fRyB
  • 14:53:47: Parish elections are approaching. I won't vote for anyone without a form of internet footprint. No email contact? Then no vote from me!
  • 14:54:56: Am going to vote in local elections, but am dismayed at the dissapointing choices availble, before you ask, no I won't stand.
  • 22:23:33: hello hivemind - question: could a Bumble Bee smell a flower through glass?
  • 22:36:00: Lots of things are wong right now, BUT I do have a delicious buttery honey-combed chunky biscuit. THAT is a GOOD THING. (small pleasures)

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2011-04-28 04:00 am

From Twitter 04-27-2011


  • 08:26:02: RT @lilithsaintcrow: Zombie proof house? http://bit.ly/h8jRWC I'm wondering what happens when the power goes out.
  • 11:53:56: Just discovered that Local Govt funding cuts mean the Independent cinema where I grew up is closing forever. Was an arts centre since 1875!
  • 11:56:40: Imagine surviving as an institution for approx 136 years, and then being killed off by Coalition Government funding cuts in under a year. :S
  • 17:01:45: No spoilers but the sesason finale of Farscape season 3 - Woo Boy! WHAT AN EMOTIONAL KICK IN THE HEAD :S
  • 17:06:26: RT @robinmckinley: How overexposure 2 internet makes u stupid RT @HornBook wow @briancooley really doesn't know anything about librarie ...
  • 17:59:34: RT @racheljacksonn: If you have a #delicious account, you need to opt-in to save your content in their transition to Avos. http://ow.ly/ ...

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2011-04-27 04:00 am

From Twitter 04-26-2011


  • 08:42:40: RT @bobbyllew: RT @beardyman: YEY!! good riddance Glenn Beck! you hideous and deranged fantasist. http://ow.ly/4GEjF Here here.
  • 08:59:18: RT @FragDolls: Positively UH-MAZING! Super Mario Beatbox: http://bit.ly/fG5iEC and Tetris Beatbox http://bit.ly/hhlEJK
  • 09:06:14: RT @adamcurry: For Facebook users, the free ride is over. http://my.butt.org/du7g
  • 09:17:22: RT @JasonBradbury: Pls RT x. Wanna work with me? Need an HTML coder/agency for exciting charity I'm attached to. Have some budget.
  • 10:45:49: Read my review of The Digital Plague by Jeff Somers on LibraryThing http://boo.kz/21c
  • 11:31:09: Last typewriter factory in the world stopped producing them this month. Feels strange, tech once ubiquitous in my lifetime, is now obsolete.
  • 15:01:12: RT @GeekSyndicate: New Batman trailer. Was it all just a dream... :-)... http://fb.me/OSxVYH74
  • 15:26:56: As with most things online, individuals milage may vay, but I've never met anyone who *prefers* truncatedor summary RSS feeds :D
  • 15:40:30: My voice activated software. I Say : 'Close Quotations', it types '. Asians' o_O
  • 22:04:17: I love my chumby for it gives me internet radio (grrove salad) in the bedroom. :)

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