kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Doctor Who: thoughtful Second Doctor)
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Title: Culloden
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters: Jamie McCrimmon, Second Doctor
Rating: All ages
Warnings: None needed
Word count: 100
Summary: History, truth, and entertainment.
Notes: Written for [personal profile] ellen_fremedon, whose prompt was "costume drama." The program Jamie and the Doctor are watching is Peter Watkins's Culloden, which aired on the BBC in 1964. I haven't actually seen it and have no idea if it's guilty of the inaccuracies Jamie notes.

"They don't talk right."

"Pronunciation changes over time, Jamie."

"And I've never seen a Highlander wear his plaid like that."

"I'm sure the filmmakers tried to get the details right. Not everyone's got a time machine, you know."

"But how could people forget so soon?"

"Two hundred years, Jamie." The Doctor sighs. "I did advise you against -"

"Aye, but I never thought such a battle could turn into a . . . a fireside tale. Something folk take pleasure in because it's not real to them."

"I'm sorry."

"I remember men who died there," Jamie says, switching the television off.

I'm now taking a new request. The first commenter on DW or LJ can name a fandom (see here on DW or here on LJ for a list of fandoms I can write), a character or pairing, and a brief prompt.

on 2010-09-24 03:27 am (UTC)
ellen_fremedon: overlapping pages from Beowulf manuscript, one with a large rubric, on a maroon ground (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] ellen_fremedon
Oh, Jamie. He takes so easily to time travel-- we never really see it hit him just how far from home he is. But it must have, at some point.

(And I think this might be the first comment, but don't count it as such!)

on 2010-09-24 12:29 pm (UTC)
sharpest_asp: Nate Ford sitting on a bench, Sophie Devereaux resting against his lap (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] sharpest_asp
Lovely drabble though. Jamie was dead on...and it's a lot of why I have issues with games based on real wars.


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