Welcome to Only One Bed, the fandom fest for one of the best tropes ever: sharing a bed!
We've all done it. Watched a scene between the Tenth Doctor and Mickey, or the Twelfth Doctor and Missy, or the Eleventh Doctor and the entire Paternoster Gang, and thought – hey. What if these people had to share a slightly too-small bed for transparently self-indulgent reasons only tenuously related to the plot? What might happen? Unresolved sexual tension? Awkward yet endearing cuddling? Naked Twister? The inspiration for the invention of the earplug? Let’s find out!
If you’ve ever wanted to write fic, create fanart, make a vid, or write the score for a low-budget rock opera in which two or more characters from Doctor Who and its related media (including Sarah Jane Adventures, Big Finish audios, Torchwood, comics, etc.) have to share a bed for some kind of transparent and possibly only vaguely plot-related reason, this is the fest for you. All pairings, genres, and ratings are welcome, although extra points will obviously be awarded to anyone who writes about Frobisher the shape-shifting penguin*.
Interested? We’ve got a prompts post
where you can leave prompts for others and claim one(s) you want to write yourself. Prompting and prompt-claiming are for fun and inspiration, but are not required to write for this fest; write whatever you like, as long as it involves 01: characters from Doctor Who 02: sharing a bed.
Prompts open for claiming on December 15.
Posting of finished pieces will take place throughout the month of February – giving us all 28 Days of Sharing a Bed (Through Time and Space). So romantical! (Or aromantical, depending on what you write!) No need to have a LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, or Tumblr account to participate; you can always contact the mod team at onlyonebed [at] gmail [dot] com, and we’ll post on your behalf.
Need more info? Check out our rules post
for complete fic fest guidelines, or leave us questions here or via an ask on Tumblr.*The fest moderator team would like to express its understanding that Frobisher is not actually a penguin.