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P L A Y E R;
NAME: Jeni
AGE: 31
CONTACT: plurk: substituteskull

C H A R A C T E R;
NAME: Professor David Smith (fobwatched Doctor)
CANON: Doctor Who
POINT IN CANON: Post Year That Never Was.  Specifically, just before the Master refuses to regenerate during "The Last of the Time Lords" episode)
AGE: 903
APPEARANCE: The Doctor is 6 foot one, tall, lanky, with expressive hedgehog hair and brown eyes.  He rarely is found wearing anything other than suits, his long brown duster coat given to him by Janis Joplin, and a pair of trainers.    Ocassionally, he dons a pair of glasses because he thinks it makes him look smarter.  David, on the other hand, wears glasses for corrective reasons but prefers contacts.  We wears suits as well, mostly because of his work, though he insists that trainers are strictly for leisure and have no place at his job.  He carries around a curious fobwatch, long sing broken.
CANON HISTORY:  The Doctor and all of his incarnations have a very, very long past.  This is a link from the Doctor Who wiki on the Tenth Doctor alone.
CANON PERSONALITY:  The Tenth incarnation of the Doctor is by far the most morally and emotionally complex of his previous regenerations. This Doctor is rude, light-hearted, witty, sarcastic, jovial, manic, forgetful, clever, burdened and remorseless...often all at the same time. He is extremely excitable, given to babbling, and often talks as if his sole intent is to gain the interest or at least the attention of those around him.

The Doctor has a selective morality. He is just as likely to be cruel to his enemies (such as to the Family of Blood who hunted the Doctor for his immortality and thus ended up being punished by being trapped forever, deathless) or kind (as when dealing with the Master and the multiple atrocities he'd committed over the Doctor's long life span)...all depending on his mood or his own emotional ties to the situation. He is also extremely protective and doesn't always think through his impulsiveness to punish others (as with causing the downfall of Harriet Jones or leaving Sarah Jane Smith).  Though many other incarnations of the Doctor abhor the thought of killing or harming living creatures (including his future self, the Eleventh Doctor), the Tenth Doctor often appears to outsiders to have little to no qualms about it and gives no second chances to offenders.  Because of this, the Doctor has earned the titles "The Oncoming Storm" and "The Destroyer of Worlds." Intelligent races that know about him typically tend to fear him, including the Daleks who are arguably one of the most ruthless races in the Doctor Who series. He does, however, suffer survivor's guilt over causing the destruction of his home planet and the genocide of his people, something he not only blames himself for doing despite it being the only way to save the entire universe, but also selectively chooses to forget it happened.  This guilt has caused him to become an incredibly lonely old man, despite how well he hides it.

The Doctor wears a mask of frivolousness and of being a carefree spirit. He shirks duty in favour of sightseeing or flirting (such as when he wooed  Madame de Pompadour or during his trip to Victorian Scotland where he accidentally led the crown to create Torchwood while fending off a werewolf threat). His favourite race is, unsurprisingly, humanity because only humans can see the universe with as much curiosity as he does. For this reason, he often takes on human travelling companions.  Though rarely linked romantically to these companions, this incarnation of the Doctor sees a little more action than his previous regenerations. He is flirty and generally is quite pleased when he is kissed. However, he seems to prefer hand holding and hugs to other sorts of physical, sexual expressions and comes off as being quite asexual most of the time.

The Doctor also fears his own mortality.  Unlike his past and his future lives, always willing to regenerate into the next, the Tenth Doctor is afraid of losing himself.  For instance, instead of regenerating when he lost his arm, the Doctor channeled regeneration energy into a new limb so that he could keep his current personality and life.  Because of the Doctor's vanity, and his loneliness upon losing all of his human companions (Rose during a Dalek invasion, Martha and Jack voluntarily leaving him to return to their own lives), when he decides to fob watch himself again to become David Smith, it is done once more as an attempt to keep himself from ending his current life.

David Smith is very much like the Doctor.  Thanks to the Chameleon Arch's ability to rewrite a pre-programmed personality and history along with overwriting the DNA of any person, the Doctor was able to mould David in his own likeness.  David, like the Doctor, is overly jovial and carefree and because he's human, comes off mostly as being scatterbrained.  He suffered a trauma in his childhood that he has repressed (a convenient way for the Doctor to mask his own self inflicted traumas of genocide).  He is extremely smart, holding two degrees in practical and theoretical physics but also thinks he's quite insane.  He tells no one about his dreams at night, save for Harry Saxon (his reluctant and one-sided best friend).  David is extremely loyal but hasn't been able to trust himself to care for other living beings because he often forgets about them.  As part of his therapy, David has managed not to kill a few house plants and has moved up to goldfish.  Galileo II is happy and healthy.

POINT OF DEPARTURE: After discovering that he was not the only Gallifreyan to have survived the burning of his planet, the Doctor accidentally awoke the Master from his human confinement and set off a chain of events that included the total and complete domination of the human race by the Master.  Suffering for a year under this oppression as a captive, the Doctor was eventually able to overcome the Master through the combined will of the planet.  In the confrontation, the Master was wounded.  Because the Master is the last of the Time Lords, once the Doctor used the TARDIS to revert the world to a point several years prior in order to allow humanity to forget the Master and his deeds, he used the Chameleon Arc to once more turn him human.  For a time, the Doctor stuck close to the human Master but his own guilt got the best of him and before too long, he used the Chameleon Arc on himself, writing a new personality to fill his head and give himself a holiday from being a Time Lord.

Unfortunately, David did not end up being a holiday, but more of a new life.  He has many of the Doctor's characteristics (including a love of licking) but he is completely devouted to "Harry Saxon" (AKA the Master).  David has taken a job at Westminister Academy teachning physics and works from time to time off the books for JPL and the European Space Agency, submitting accidental breakthroughs in technology that come to him from time to time in dreams.  He is a somewhat skittish teacher, loves animals, and would do anything for a friend.

ABILITIES: The Doctor is a member of a humanoid, alien race called the Gallifreyans and is a Time Lord (the oligarchic ruling class of the planet Gallifrey) While he appears human in every way (save for some interesting internal additions), he is over nine hundred years old and has gone through a process called regeneration nine times. All Time Lords are given twelve regenerations which allow each member to 'cheat death.' Regenerating causes the Time Lord to change physically, mentally, and emotionally, making him or her both the same and different. All memories of previous regenerations are retained, but everything from taste buds to personality to style preferences are dramatically different after each cycle.

The Doctor has two hearts, allowing for one to be injured or disabled while still allowing him to live. He also has a respiratory bypass, allowing him to breath far less often than humans, survive poison gas and even strangulation. Gallifreyans are much stronger than humans and far more resilient. They are also able to enter a healing sleep to repair themselves. The Doctor has shown superior senses of low-light sight, ability to taste chemical compositions down to blood type, and enhanced smell. 

The Doctor can speak several thousand languages despite having a time machine that translates for him (and his companions). He is able to retain vast amounts of information, though he admits to forgetting details here and there. He is also proficient when dealing with large varieties of technology and can cobble fantastic devices together rather easily with the right tools and a little know how.

David, as a human version of the Doctor, created through the Chameleon Arch of the TARDIS, does not have any of these abilities.  Genetically human, he has poor eye sight and must wear glasses or contacts.  He is still a genius, however, and consults for various space agencies on new schematics for propulsion or fuel or solar arrays that come to him in his sleep.

INVENTORY; David has his wallet with a few pounds in it and an Oyster tube card, his photo ID allowing him access to Westminster Academy where he teaches physics, and a picture of Harry and a few other fellow teachers from a retreat.  He also has a shoulder bag with a contact case, some contact solution, a weird USB drive (his sonic screwdriver), a pair of gloves, fish food, his lunch, books, and a lesson plan in it.  He has his fobwatch too, but it's broken.  He can't figure out how to open it.


S A M P L E S;

[Despite the smile on his face, David looks terrified. His hair stands straight on end and his glasses are slightly askew.  He clears his throat before he speaks, adjusting the reverse camera on the device so his entire face is in view.]

This might well be horrible timing and so, so sorry to be a bother to anyone listening, but I believe I could use a bit of help.  Has anyone seen a short, brown haired man with a temper and likely a 'kick me' sign on his back wandering around shaking his fists or throwing chalk at people?

He really is very nice, incredibly friendly, when you get to know him.  He answers to the name of Harold Saxon.  [Actually, that couldn't be further from the truth.  Harold Saxon is an arrogant, evil little man that can't figure out how to make David go away and therefore, becomes more arrogant and evil the more David pesters him.]  

If so, could you tell him that I did not tape the sign onto his back and send him in my direction once he's agreed to drop the chalk?  Or no!  Wait!  Better idea.  Do not mention my name [-- a name he hadn't given but still expects everyone to know--] and just point me in his general direction?  It's well passed tea time and as you can imagine, an Englishman without a proper tea time is likely prone to all sorts of things not strictly proper.

[Rambling?  Yeah he might as well be rambling now even as he walks.  Suddenly, David stops and looks around.  The device slides from his hands to give everyone a decent image of some grass and one red trainer beneath a brown trouser covered leg.  Yes, he's just realising he's not where he assumed he'd been before.]

What...?  What?  WHAT?!

Oh no!
 It's happening again!  Where am I now?!

No one seemed to understand what it was like to find the TARDIS as they did. The Doctor almost felt as if his very life had been drained out of him. He loved her like no other and to see her spread out, bare and brutalized, was enough go make him ill. One didn't spend most of their life with a living, breathing piece of perfection and not fall terribly in love with it. He swallowed hard. "We have to end this."

Captain Jack, meddling, wonderful, itchy Fixed Point that he was pushed on ahead of them all, leading the way as if it was his right. The Doctor didn't mind so long as he and Martha played their parts well in the struggle to come. Getting the perception filter around Saxon to reveal him as the Master would be impossible, but the Doctor was fond of impossible things, much like Carroll's White Queen. He just didn't have to think of them when he could simply live them.

The Master had to be stopped, not only for the sake of his ship, but also for the sake of humanity and for the Master himself. They couldn't go on like this. The elaborateness of the plot, at least, gave the Doctor hope. The other Time Lord was as beautifully brilliant and as clever as he had ever been. He could still reason with him. There was still a chance!

No matter how slim it ended up being.

Slim, it turned out, was not the proper word in any of the thousands of languages that the Doctor knew. One wave of the Master's laser screwdriver and plan B had to be enacted. Now, it was all up to Martha Jones. The Doctor only had to survive long enough for her to succeed.


Jan. 25th, 2014 12:35 pm
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"Harry!" Yes, running through the halls. Yes, after he'd been told not to. Yes. Using the name he's not meant to be shouting. "Harry, come quickly!
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David gives Harry a present.

Note: Takes place one year after David and Harry were Fobwatched.
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"The Life & Times Of A Master"
Who: Doctor and Master
Where: Fob!watch verse

After a few weeks of tooling around the universe with Harry, because let's face it, weeks were like seconds to a Time Lord, the Doctor set about finding Jack Harkness for babysitting duty.  Finding the right one could sometimes be difficult, but the last time that they'd met, he'd scanned his unique wrongness.  That TARDIS zeroed in easily enough.  The encounter was meant to be 'random' as Harry was not to know that he was suppose to spent a few days with Jack quite yet.

Getting Jack to agree to lead a trip to Fun And Safety World, where everything was both fun and safe by design and happenstance, was easy.  He'd by now picked up some other Ianto -- and though the Doctor didn't approve of this obsession with multiples of the same lover, it was Jack's life.  Getting Harry to want to go was easy too.  Jack could convince anyone to do anything.

So, after that was settled, the Doctor slipped out of the trip with a clause about there being no Time Lords allowed on the planet, he headed to New New York, dating the time back a few weeks.
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"In Soviet Gift Shop World, Gifts Purchase You!"
Who: David and Harry Cat
Where: Fob!watch verse

"Where's the Doctor?"  It only occurred to David to ask this seemingly important question roughly and hour after being in contact with the man that gave them shelter and shuttled them from world to world.  He and Harry had just been booted out of one gift shop on the aptly named Gift Shop World when their hour allotted time had ran over and the Doctor was not with them.

In fact, David didn't remember the Doctor actually following them into that particular store.

David checked his purchases and frowned at the hatted Harry.  "Maybe we should wait out here."
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"It's a Wonderful Life, Harold!"
: Doctor, David, Cat!Harry, Harry, Robbie-Doctor, Other David, Other Harold
Where: Fob!watch verse
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"Day of the Dead"
: Doctor, David, Cat!Harry, Jack
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: Jack's not happy about the new additions to this world.

"We've been holed up here for three days.  It's getting a bit smelly, really, but I think that's because the big fellow down the end doesn't know how to keep his shoes on.  I suppose it's better that he doesn't in the end because hoo-boy, if that stench built up--"  David grinned into the camera and then at Harry's tail twitching lightly beside him.  The man it belonged to was asleep, and David could tell because it always made that three point wave when he was.  David blinked and looked back at the video he was taking.  "Right, so Jack brought us here to be sure we don't get infected.  Except the Doctor's infected all ready, infected but not getting sick.  They took him yesterday and now it's just me and Harry--"

David reached out to lightly stroke that tail until it quieted down, silly thing.

"--and the sheep.  Which I wouldn't have minded except...  Well.."  He pans the camera to a group of people nearby.  Sheep people.  And David was literally terrified of them.  "I think they're making plans to eat me.  Oh, Doctor--  Doctor, if you hear us!"
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"I Love New New New New New get the picture...York!"
: Doctor, David, Cat!Harry
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: Chocolate waterfalls behind them, it's time to visit the New Big Apple!

David put on his 'I love New x14 York' t-shirt and a pair of faded jeans. His trainers were as bright as his smile and he hopped up and down like a lunatic until Harry and the Doctor joined him. "Hi! Are we ready?  I made a picnic lunch!"

David's face was still puffy and his nose and the corners of both eyes were swollen. He looked like he'd been in a bar fight. But that didn't seem to put a damper on his mood at all.  He was poised for the go-ahead to open the door and once he did, he shot out of the TARDIS so fast it was rather impossible to keep up.

He needed the best sight for a picnic, one where you could see the whole city!
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"Mister Master Doesn't Like Tea"
: Doctor, David, Mister Master, Cat!Harry
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: The trip to see Galileo took some pretty awkward turns for the worst.  The Valiant is in the 16th century now and the Master is raining terror upon the humans!

David didn't pout, but he was being a bit more quiet than usual, hands folded in his lap as he watched the Master sing and dance.  The moment he was done, he clapped rather happily, jumping to his feet.  "Ooh, well done!" he half purred.  It had been two days since he had seen the Doctor or Harry, but he didn't give up hope.  So long as he was nice to the Master, he only ever threatened him a little bit!

He could totally live with that!

David twisted around a bit, hands behind his back.  "Could you teach me?"
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"Black Holes & Revelations"
: Doctor & David
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: David's made a list of weird things to do until the doctor can sort him.

So far they'd seen quasars and accretion disks, rocky moons and solar storms.  They mapped out binary stars and watched galaxies being born or die thanks to the TARDIS's ability to punch in and out of time.  Every phenomena that David could hope to study was studied...

Minus one.

The best for last, right?

Black holes were nothing to mess with.  They ate space, they nibbled on time and they made light salads out of reality.  Best to steer clear mostly, though stopping at a safe distance couldn't hurt.  "Ah, blimey, magnificent!"
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: Doctor & David
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: Robbie!Doctor has been taking David around the universe, keeping him away from Harry shaped objects.  It only sometimes works.

"I don't mean to alarm you," David said, pushing up his glasses as he followed the Doctor down yet another lonely and desolate corridor, "but I've just ran out of jammie dodgers.  Including the last one I was saving for you in my pocket that you said you'd eat ten minutes ago and evidently forgot about...?"

David had taken to carrying around snacks with him when he left the TARDIS these days because the Doctor kept taking him to places devoid of human -- or alien -- life.  He understood why.  Harry-shaped objects followed them.  But the last one he met was rather nice, kind to him, and obviously a better fobwateched Master in this crazy broken universe than morst of them.  Therefore, he needed something to occupy him.

Thus.  Snacks.

"Ooh!  Lied!  There's a bit of one you mind lint?"
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"I Think We're Alone Now!"
: Doctor & Harry
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: David has been permanently separated from the Doctor

They always ended up landing in a back room somewhere and this time was no different.  A storage shed, for lack of better terms, for very long, snake-like tubes happened to cushion their arrival this time and the Doctor, after checking to be sure David would not be waking up any time soon, burst out of the door and right over the hoses.

It was not his most grand of entrances.  Arse in the air and arms flailing, he glanced up as Harry as the other man slipped passed him.

"Last time I was here," the Doctor said, righting himself, "the fashion was blue and gold jumpsuits.  Lucky you, it's more beachwear this time!"
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"It's All Fun And Games Til Someone Loses An Eye!"
: David, Master, Harry, Jack, Blue
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: A cruise on the Valiant to London and the Master is ready to get back his body.

Grinning like a fool -- for that truly was what David happened to be for the moment -- the Scotsman led the Master straight up to Harry's front door and even knocked on it for him.

A blue eyed man answered instead, half dressed, and to David at least, strangely itchy feeling.  He couldn't put his finger on why that was however.  Glancing at the man in the towel, David took a step back, noted the flat number and frowned again.  "I'm sorry, was lookin' for Harold Saxon?"

Jack grinned and put an arm around David's shoulder.  "He's in here.  How about you come in and--"  Jack spotted the Master and pulled David in with him, ready to shut the door.
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"Master In His Own Right"
: David, Robbie-Doctor, Master
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: A trip to an ice planet to escape the Force Police separates David and Eleven

Well, Rose wasn't wrong.  The grass smelled exactly like apples.  After waving the TARDIS off, David flung himself down into the verdant field and spread out, eyes closed in bliss.  The Doctor would return for him shortly, after he saved the world, and then they'd go exploring.

Two hours passed.  Three. Six.

His stomach growled.  After eight hours, he simply could not lie in the grass any longer.  It was dark out now and he needed to eat and find a place to stay.  He was lucky that the Doctor dropped him off at New New Earth over fifty years before the incident Rose described with her own Doctor.  The city was relatively safe to wander in.

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"Gone Fishin'"
: David, Robbie-Doctor
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: After David discovers Robbie is Eleven!

Found here:
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"A Very Odd After School Meeting"
: David, Harry, Jack, Robbie, Gareth, Hugh
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: A few days after David's trip to Mars

"I should have stayed on Mars!" David said as the building around them shook.  He tucked his head against his knees and covered it with the back of it with his arms.  He already had a smattering of plaster caught in his hair.  When he shook, which he was doing quite a lot of, it looked a bit like Christmas with all of the 'snow' showering across the floor.

Jack was the only one standing, hands on his hips and a look of disquiet on his face.  Ianto. Owen.  The Doctor's next regeneration...they were all here...they were all professors.  It was absolutely making him crazy.  "So, there's another one of me here too?  He teaches..."

"Robotics," Gareth said, less than happily, though he ignored what David was whining about.  "But don't you think there's better things t'do now than complain about your brother?  Like...oh I don't know...SURVIVE?!"
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"The Tale of the Rift"
: David (briefly), Harry and Jack
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: Day after the incident with David and Blue in the TARDIS

David darted to class, late again.  He'd spent twenty minutes outside of Harry's locked door, pawing lightly at the wood before giving up and dashing to his room with two teas, both cold, and assorted treats.  He gave those out to the students that could answer his questions.

David pouted lightly in the teacher's lounge with Robbie that afternoon after Harry told him off.  For someone that said he didn't care much, he certainly did seem to.

"I guess...he'll walk home alone today?"  He sighed and waved goodbye to Robbie.  He had another sort of date with Rose.  He could worry about Harry later.
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Hoping she's got her mobile on.

After a small accident with the Rift, the Doctor's unexpectedly become David once more.

Two Peas

Nov. 1st, 2010 08:17 am
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"Two Peas"
: Doctor, Harry
Where: Fob!watch verse
When: Two weeks after dropping off the Master

The Doctor was not entirely himself, though he smiled goofily and danced about and took Harry to places near and far in time and space.  With the Master gone, having decided to keep the immortal body for a little while longer, and despite the promise that he would one day see the Doctor again, the remaining Time Lord in the not very quiet TARDIS couldn't quite hide the sadness in his eyes.

"So," he said, arms folded over his chest as he found Harry in the library, trying to get at one of his favorite books that the Master had seen fit to hide in out of reaches places, "Where shall we go?  Anywhere.  Anywhen.  Just pick and we'll be off!"
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