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a guy who doesn't read fan fiction, but is more than happy to write them... for some reason...


Sepia Tock is an artisan, friend, and citizen of Ponyville. He is not, however, Doctor Whoof.
This is his story

Chapters (9)
Comments ( 67 )

hehe, loved your story and your take on the characters
I love Doctor Who and adventures but I guess it's just not in the little clock maker for all that excitement

plan on doing any other stories?


not currently planning on it.
heck, i don't even read fan fiction!

might make an exception to that rule if another sepia tock fic finally surfaces, though.


I don't know how likely that would be :/
it feels like it'd stealing a character from you or something...

but that's why i made him! as a gift to this awesome fandom.
i was just sad doctor whoof exsisted as a cross-fandom injoke.
so i created a new characterization for him.
for the good of the herd.

seriously, anypony can use him. they have my complete support and permission!

Well, when I started reading, I was a bit skeptical of your premise. Obviously I understood where you were coming from, I just didn't see how you could have the townspeople confuse a clock-maker for a fictional character in a way that made sense.

But by the third chapter, I didn't really care anymore. This was an absolutely delightful read, with lovable characters, an engaging (If somewhat silly) plot, and a fun writing style. Well done!

I like this! Really funny! :rainbowlaugh:
I like the idea that that the doctor is not in Equestria, but a pony who looks like the Doctor and gets harassed for it.
On a related note, do you mind if I use Sepia Tock in a fanfic?

anyone who wants to use sepia tock may use sepia tock.

I am a big fan of the concept:derpytongue2:.

Going to a show of who he isn't.:trixieshiftleft: Awkward.:trixieshiftright:

Okay... this story has taken a weird turn.:pinkiecrazy::applejackconfused:

Through out the story you had few grammar mistakes and had a few words left out. I am glad that I read this story. I wanted to since I found it on Equestria Daily, but the link wouldn't work for me. I'll check out your other stories if you have others.:pinkiehappy:

This is... my version of Whooves. I've been put off a bit by several fics showing Whooves as some godlike entity. I rather enjoy this. You gave permission to use him, so if it's all right to borrow him, I shall. Full credit/link back here of course. If it's all right with you, that is. :fluttershysad:

And I loved Trixie in this one, too. A great use of her. :trixieshiftleft: She's my favorite, you see. :twilightsmile:

Is it okay if I borrow Sepia (or at least the characterization; the time bubble thing would fit awkardly) for a story I'm working on?

This was great; love the conflict of his identity versus what ponies expect him to be.

Also, I see what you did during the scene in Hoofington. "So, my concept is this: we find a popular character from fanon, but portray him as aware and loatheful of his reputation," made me laugh out loud.

yes. everypony can use sepia. forever.

Comment posted by Page Turner deleted Dec 18th, 2012

that is so awesome! and you got the watch down perfect! how'd did you even do that? just... i am so impressed and happy.
thank you very much!
may i please use that as the cover for sepia tock here and on eqd?

Absolutely, It is a gift to you to thank you for your gift to the community.
as for how i did it... Photoshop can do amazing things.

Since the ponies know of the Doctor, I think he is in Equestria, just not in Ponyville.

I don't think Luna is crazy. She just has enchanted puppets!

Sepia's humorous, he has a model K-9 he does not know is a model K-9, He is awesome.

Horned Ponies! Ha- oh. He did not mean a pony devil. Hello. I am derp.

Light? LIGHT? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! THE FRICKING MISCONCEPTIONS! A sonic rainboom is a sonic boom with a rainbow, and that is breaking Mach One. Not Warp One.

It has taken a turn from: Awwww, the Doctor does not exist to: Dun Dun Dun Dun. Dun Dun Dun Dun. Dun Dun Dun Dun,

Canvas Wolf Doll
I am currently writing a screenplay for Summer Funimation Screenwriting Contest (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/summer-funimation-project-screenwriting.html) and I was hoping to use Sepia Tock as a character.
I am actually calling him "Clockwise" or something similar, but his personality, relationship with Colgate/Minuette and annoyance at being mistaken for Doctor Whooves remain.
I look forward to your reply.

what's wrong with using the name 'sepia tock'?

I just don't really like the name. It is probably just the rhythm of it; it doesn't roll off the tongue just right. That is, of course, just my personal opinion, and I think I can understand your reasons for wanting me to use the name. Whatever name I use, I will still credit you for the character.

Very cute story, excellently done and the ending was pitch perfect ;)

No disrespect, but I just think it's a little too dull. Too many details, not enough actual storytelling. It wouldn't hurt if you tried to focus on what action you have rather than each and every step he takes in his daily chores.

this was more intriguing than the first chapter.

i should hope so, first chapters are meant to show life when exciting things aren't happening to protagonists.

Was it a "Thief of Time" reference?

finally someone caught that! welp, my job is done, i must now retire from fanfiction writing forever.
not even going to finish further adventures.
everyone thank Litho.

I am not a Doctor Who fan - I've only seen a handful of episodes, and then only recently; this is one of my favorite fanfics of all time. Every day it stuns me that this story does not have more views, more likes, and more attention.

The reason why is simple: it is written with such a deft hand there that if one changed it from "Doctor Whooves" to their own made up entity that everyone kept mistaking Sepia Tock for, it would still be a joy to read and still work well. And that is the sign of a good piece of fan fiction, when the elements it wants to draw upon are used to accentuate and flavor the story but are not the primary focus of the whole thing.

For me, it's not just the quality of the writing or the great characterizations that go on, but the very set up itself that is so masterfully pulled off: a case of mistaken identity that plagues the protagonist throughout the series. That is something rarely done, and even more rarely done well.

This is one of those stories where I want to just read more, because I so fell in love with the characters. Instead of some beast or great evil force, Sepia Tock's foe nothing more than exaggerated human (pony) nature. Watching others confuse his identity for seemingly no reason while continuing to ignore his protests to the contrary was a real joy because he became so real. We can see how worn down he has become every time he stoically ignores the whispers and stares. So much is said when he says so little, a simple sigh conveying more than a few paragraphs of exposition.

So again, I must repeat my claims that this is one of the more enjoyable stories on the sight and within the fandom. The show off between "Doctor" and "Companion", and the sudden transition from the latter to the former within the eyes of the townsfolk, was a sublime pleasure to read, and has left me eternally craving more Sepia Tock.

That was funny and sad.

That was the most interestingly delivered backstory I've ever read.

Comment posted by Dream Bolt deleted Jul 21st, 2013
Comment posted by Dream Bolt deleted Jul 21st, 2013

Now while I like Dr. Hooves quite a bit, I have to say that I think that it's a bit overdone at times, like Lyra liking humans. A good concept, just a bit overused. So it's nice to see a fresh take on the whole character as Sepia Tock. (Decent name by the way. I like it.)

I'm currently writing a fanfic starring a number of background ponies, and our favorite brown stallion with the hourglass Cutie Mark is present. I depict him as a fan of the fictitious Dr. Hooves series, rather than as the Doctor. But it's funny to see Sepia, with no interest in the whole Dr. Hooves thing, being bombarded by fans. I'm pretty sure that this would be the real pony's reception to finding out about the fandom's depiction of him. One little reference, one little meme, and the whole community creates something out of it. Again, it's fun and interesting, but I do wonder what the actual ponies would think.

"I mean, I sit oddly one time to crack my back, and I get a reputation."

Heh. That pretty much sums it up. I assume that's Lyra talking? Just imagine the fandom's reaction if they met Lyra for real, and she said, "what the hay is a human?":pinkiesmile:

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