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Here's the complete inventory so far in chronological order of how they were written, the last in the list the most recent.


  • Redecoration: (Missing scene: 10, Sarah Jane, TARDIS) Sarah Jane says one word and the Doctor takes a trip back in time.
  • To Be Sure: (Missing Scene: Ten/Rose) Cassandra’s left Rose’s body, but the Doctor need to check, just to be sure. . . .
  • The Necessity of the Tin Dog: (Reflection: Ten/Rose) When Mickey asks to come along on the TARDIS, the Doctor has to say yes. But the request has come too late.
  • Joy: (Vignette: Ten/Rose, Nine/Rose) Rose takes a moment out of Easter dinner with her mum, Mickey, and the Tenth Doctor to retreat to her bedroom, the things she keeps there, and the memories she locks away.
  • Treasures of Lost Gallifrey: (Full adventure: mild Nine/Jack, implied Nine/Rose) The Doctor, Jack, and Rose stop in a trade and resort town. During a shopping expedition, the Doctor finds something extraordinary, something rare, something that makes him very, very angry. Ultimately, Jack and the Doctor must confront the essential truths of how their experiences relate to Rose, who they are, and what they mean to each other.
  • The Long Walk Back: (Missing scene: Ten/Rose) Rose and the Doctor walk away from Bad Wolf Bay, facing a new life that neither of them could ever have imagined. Where to begin?
  • A Message in the West: (Martha and the Year that Didn't Happen) Martha Jones’ walk across the world brings her to Seattle, where she encounters a pirate radio station perfect for getting the word out about The Doctor. When she finds the pirates, she has to argue her case to another doctor before she can access the airwaves.
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Title: A Message in the West
Rating: G
Characters: Martha
Spoilers: None
Chapter: 1 chapter, complete
Disclaimer: Disclaimer beneath a cut because it contains spoilers ) I’m just here to have fun.

Summary: Martha Jones’ walk across the world brings her to Seattle, where she encounters a pirate radio station perfect for getting the word out about The Doctor. When she finds the pirates, she has to argue her case to another doctor before she can access the airwaves.

A Message in the West )
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Given the reports from Live Journal about account purges, I'm making a post here mainly to keep this account active. I want to preserve the fan writing I've done here, and have been thinking about writing a couple of new pieces, so I want a place to put them when they're ready.
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Title: The Long Walk Back
Rating: G
Characters: Ten/Rose
Spoilers: Journey's End
Chapter: 1 chapter, complete
Disclaimer: Characters and settings belong to the Beeb. I make no claim to them. I’m just here to have fun.

Summary: Rose and the Doctor walk away from Bad Wolf Bay, facing a new life that neither of them could ever have imagined. Where to begin?
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Rose watched the TARDIS -- her Doctor -- disappear, the grinding of the time rotor fading against the sound of the wind and surf of Bad Wolf Bay. Her chest tightened as she watched it go, the walls closing one last time. Even as her heart twisted with the TARDIS' departure, she could still feel the sensation of the Doctor's lips on hers, the jolt of his solid body against her. It felt like a betrayal even though it wasn't. A hand took hers: the Doctor's hand, large and warm and sure. Once the TARDIS was gone, truly gone and silent, she looked up at the Doctor, her new Doctor. His gaze was dark, serious. Strange to see an expression she knew so well on her first Doctor's face here now, on this new man -- this new man, not Time Lord.

Wordlessly, they turned and walked toward Jackie. Rose reached out her hand; her mother took it. The three of them fell into step together and walked as one down the strand.

#

Near sunset, they found a motel in a tiny beach-side hamlet built on the tourist trade, if the boutiques and souvenir shops lining the streets were any indication. They didn't need Norwegian--the motel clerk spoke English, enough at least to understand they wanted three rooms; he only had two. Jackie retreated as quickly as she could, saying she'd attend to the travel arrangements to get them back to England. As she watched her mother enter her room and shut the door behind her, Rose couldn't have been more grateful, or more terrified. Part of her wanted to jump the Doctor right there; part of her wanted to retreat with her mother to sort things out.

The Doctor motioned toward the door to their left.

"Shall we?" he asked.

Rose stepped toward the door. She slid the card key in and out of the door lock. A little light over the doorknob flashed green. She pushed the door open and went in. The Doctor paused, then followed.

They hadn't spoken during their long walk back to civilization. For once, Jackie had sense enough to be quiet. Rose found herself speechless at the enormity of what had occurred. Her thoughts had been jumbled as they'd walked back together. Grief, elation, confusion, desire: a mad, whirling storm inside her. And she had no idea at all what the Doctor was thinking.

He left me so he could stay with me, she'd thought as they walked down the beach. He's here. He's real. He's mine. Forever. Those words, that idea, made her look at him as they walked. He smiled--a sort of half-smile. Was he unsure? She suddenly felt shy. All that wanting, all that grieving, had come to this: the two of them walking down a beach toward a future rapidly reshaping itself in ways Rose could never have truly hoped for.

But as they walked, Rose found herself turning that future over and over again in her mind. What would he do here, stranded on Earth, no TARDIS, no sonic screwdriver, no escape? Who was he without the things that seemed to define him? Did he want to escape? Who was he now? Who was she?

The room Jackie had secured for them had two queen beds -- which left them options -- a small bathroom, a chest for clothes, and a curtained set of sliding doors that revealed a view of the beach. The sea spread toward the twilit horizon. As Rose stood at the window, she heard the hotel room door shut, and soon felt hands on her hips, the Doctor standing close behind her.

"Rose Tyler, struck dumb. I should mark the date," he said close to her ear. She could hear the smile in his voice.

"What about you?" she replied, unable to keep herself from smiling but keeping her gaze firmly out the window. "You haven't said a word." She wasn't sure what she wanted him to say, after he'd said the one thing she'd wanted to hear more than any other. The intimacy of his touch, of him so close set her heart beating. Why was she feeing so shy, so unsure?

Because everything had changed. Everything.

He leaned down, wrapped his arms around her waist, kissed the left side of her neck then nuzzled her with his nose. She couldn't help but lean back into that embrace, enjoying the moment, one more nightly fantasy realized--shot through with uncertainty.

"We should talk," he said, his breath tickling her skin, sending shivers through her. The touch was familiar, the intimacy all she had ever wished for -- but this Doctor, this man, was a stranger--part Donna, part the Doctor.

"Doesn't feel like talking," she said without hesitation, almost smiling, calling up an old conversation that had become a mantra between them after their first adventure with Jack. The familiarity was comforting. He tightened his embrace around her, then let her go.

"You're right," he said. He took her hand and drew her to the only place there was to sit: one of the beds. Rose folded one leg beneath her as she settled on the corner of the nearest one. He let go of her hand and sat down on the other. She suddenly realized that she needed the space. He probably did, too.

"I know what you're thinking," he said. "I'm not him."

Rose looked down at her hands in her lap; he was right, of course. "Yeh," she said, embarrassed by her transparency.

"As long as there's a 'him,' there will never be an 'us,'" he continued.

She looked up at him then, seeing the truth in his eyes. How quickly he'd come to the point. The old Rose, the Rose she'd been before she'd met the Doctor so long ago, would have rolled her eyes and smiled in relief at a man who didn't beat around the bush. But now, cutting to the quick the way he'd done, it was painful.

"I asked you, on the beach, I said, 'I've only got one life, Rose Tyler. I could spend it with you. If you want.'"

Rose opened her mouth to speak, but the Doctor raised his hand. "No, don't. Don't make a promise you don't know if you can keep." Rose closed her mouth. He was right. "All I ask is this: Let's take it step by step. See who we are now. I've got . . . so much to figure out. I need to learn how to be human."

She smiled then. "Less than you think."

He smiled, too. Rose delighted in that look, the unabashed arrogance that she found so appealing.

"Well, no one's perfect," he said. For a moment it felt right. And then his smile was gone. "I do need a teacher, a guide. It's a whole new life." He leaned forward then, elbows on knees, his gaze boring into hers. "I said it on the beach, and it's true. I love you, Rose. I want to try -- if you do."

Rose's heart filled. There it was again: an old expression on a new face. That naked need, that cry for one light in the darkness.

"One step at a time," she said. "We can do that. We can try."

This time, when the Doctor smiled, it wasn't that wide, cheeky grin, but rather a gentle smile. "Good. I'll get your mum. Leave you two to sort things out."

He got up then and headed for the door.

"Wait!" she said, before he could grab the doorknob. She got up, walked to him, and put her arms around him. He embraced her. "One step at a time," she whispered. "Yes."
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Here's the complete inventory so far. Don't know if there's going to be more, but here's where it all began:

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Have a look. We get glimpses of James Marsters and Freema Agyeman. As usual, it looks good. Whether or not it will be is anyone's guess.
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A new Fan Fiction Awards is being launched, and I'd like to nominate Treasures of Lost Gallifrey. The trouble is, I'm not sure what categories to nominate it for. I'm only allowed to pick three, so I'm here with a poll (an informal one since this isn't a paid account). How do you think I should categorize the story, which three?

# Best Doctor Who "Season One" Fic; Must be based on Season One.
# Best Doctor Who Angst Fic; Must have this as its main feature.
# Best Doctor Who Series Fic; Must be part of a multi chapter series.
# Best Doctor Who Slash Fic; Must be a same sex fic. (Not convinced I'd be in the running here; not enough smut in this story.)
# Best Doctor Who Fic; Must be a fandom fic.
# Best Doctor Who Fic Author; Must be a author of this fandom.
# Most Dramatic Fic; Must be a dramatic fic.
# Best AU Fic; Must be set in an alternate reality.
# Best Dark Fic; Must be a dark type fic, not a light toned fic.
# Most Original Fic; Creative, different, not the normal, usual stuff.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Jewcy, a Jewish community web site, is running an article on fan fiction and, specifically, the best Harry Potter fan fic. I'm still trying to figure out the cultural connect. I'm Jewish and I don't see it.

I need to stop. It's hurting my head.

In the meanwhile, here's the piece. I suspect I'm not the only one who will be interested in this.
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"The problem Dr Who always used to have was never a failure of imagination or a failure of script. It was a failure of obviously being a man in an unconvincing costume hiding behind some wobbly scenery. I love the fact that we are now in a world where the storytelling technology has caught up with the human imagination."

The man's got a point.
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Here are links to all the chapters in Treasures of Lost Gallifrey. This story is complete.

Summary: The Doctor, Jack, and Rose stop in a trade and resort town. During a shopping expedition, the Doctor finds something extraordinary, something rare, something that makes him very, very angry. Ultimately, Jack and the Doctor must confront the essential truths of how their experiences relate to Rose, who they are, and what they mean to each other.

Rated: R for graphic violence, angst, some light slash.

Disclaimer: Characters and settings belong to the Beeb. I make no claim to them. I’m just here to have fun.

Treasures of Lost Gallifrey: Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Merchant's Wares
Chapter Two: Movement
Chapter Three: The Hunt
Chapter Four: The Trader
Chapter Five: The TARDIS
Chapter Six: A Fight Over More than Surfaces
Chapter 7: Reckoning
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Title: Treasures of Lost Gallifrey
Rating: R for violence
Characters: Nine, Jack
Spoilers: None, really
Chapter: 7/7
Disclaimer: Characters and settings belong to the Beeb. I make no claim to them. I’m just here to have fun.

Summary: The Doctor, Jack, and Rose stop in a trade and resort town. During a shopping expedition, the Doctor finds something extraordinary, something rare, something that makes him very, very angry....

Comments: Jack comes face to face with the Doctor after he concludes business with Mischa. --Comments are love. Enjoy!

Author's note: And so he story concludes. It doesn't end the way I had planned, but the characters wrested the story from me and made it their own. It's not quite what I promised, but I think it ends in a way that makes sense for all concerned and is emotionally satisfying. Hope you agree and enjoy.

Series cross-posted to A Teaspoon and An Open Mind.

To story as a whole:
Chapter One: The Merchant's Wares
Chapter Two: Movement
Chapter Three: The Hunt
Chapter Four: The Trader
Chapter Five: The TARDIS
Chapter Six: A Fight Over More than Surfaces

Chapter 7: Reckoning )
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Someone over in the [livejournal.com profile] doctorwho community took a moment to rank the third season's episodes. Since finishing "Treasures of Lost Gallifrey" has been so tough (but it is coming), I thought I'd kill time in the meanwhile by indulging myself this way. So this is how I'd rank the third season's episodes:


1. "The Family of Blood"
2. "Human Nature"
3. "Blink"
4. "42"
5. "Gridlock"
6. "The Shakespeare Code"
7. "Smith and Jones"
8. "Utopia"
9. "The Sound of Drums"
10. "Last of the Time Lords"
11. "The Lazarus Experiment"
12. "Evolution of the Daleks"
13. "Daleks in Manhattan"

Notes: I love "42." The more I watch it, the more I see great character moments and, in particular, a real turning point in the Doctor's relationship with Martha. I mean, gee, that moment in the medlab where he admits that he's scared? He would never have admitted fear like that to Rose; it's a moment of perhaps unprecedented vulnerability for him, and in that moment, he trusts Martha without even thinking about it. He puts his life in her hands completely. It's huge. He'll never love her the way he loved Rose, but he finally has to admit to himself that other people are just as capable, just as resourceful, and can be relied upon just as well. That moment at the end, when he pauses before giving her a TARDIS key, it's as though he's finally saying to himself, "You know, wishing for Rose won't bring her back, and you do Martha--who's smart and strong and resourceful--a real disservice by continuing to compare them to each other." I think this episode is underrated in so many ways.

I think "Gridlock" is a little overrated, in part because it's sort of a "End of the World" retread: Companion gets into trouble, realizes she's taken a ride with a stranger, pushes him to tell her who he is, and they become friends. The concepts are cool, and the secondary characters are fun and well drawn. It just doesn't draw my admiration the way "42" does.

I may reconsider the placement of the series finale trio, mainly because there are scenes I keep going back to watch again and again. Somehow, it's growing on me, despite some of the incredible stupidity. It still isn't as awful as the Torchwood episode "Cyberwoman," which I've finally seen and can now finally appreciate its awfulness.

Anyway, that's what I've got this morning. "Lost Gallifrey" will return, though it's taking a turn I hadn't expected--a good thing but a challenge.
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Title: Treasures of Lost Gallifrey
Rating: R for violence
Characters: Nine, Jack, Rose (later, Nine/Jack with lots of angst)
Spoilers: None, really
Chapter: 6/7-8
Disclaimer: Characters and settings belong to the Beeb. I make no claim to them. I’m just here to have fun.

Summary: The Doctor, Jack, and Rose stop in a trade and resort town. During a shopping expedition, the Doctor finds something extraordinary, something rare, something that makes him very, very angry....

Comments: Mischa seals her own fate and Jack does the only thing he can in the face of her resolve. --Comments are love. Enjoy!

Author's note: Sorry for the delay on this chapter. This was a tough one for me to write. I don't expect the next one to be any easier. I just hope it's worth the wait.

Series cross-posted to A Teaspoon and An Open Mind and [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction

Chapter One: The Merchant's Wares
Chapter Two: Movement
Chapter Three: The Hunt
Chapter Four: The Trader
Chapter Five: The TARDIS

Chapter Six: A Fight Over More than Surfaces )
scarlett_key: (Nine scruffy)
...is that they're hard to write. I've been hammering away at the next part of Treasures of Lost Gallifrey and it's just killing me. I wrote myself into this corner, I know, and I have to write my way out of it to get to the next good/hard bit. Writing this bit will make the next bits juicier and more interesting but, well, um, wow.

One of the things that's come out of all the workshopping and classes I've done is that I have a really hard time writing conflict. This is an old challenge of mine. I avoid it like the plague. (See? Even now, I'm procrastinating, not writing.) I've got to get over that.

And now, um, back to it. Yeah. Right. This is me, heading back to it....
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While doing research for an article I'm writing (my job is so cool), I discovered this article. It starts off like this:

A CARDIFF priest loves Dr Who so much he is preaching to his congregation through the Time Lord.

St Paul’s Church, in Grangetown, Cardiff, was used as a location for an episode of the first series of Doctor Who starring the ninth Doctor played by Christopher Eccleston.

And parish priest, Father Ben Andrews, 32, says he loves the cult TV show so much he thought a themed evening would go down well with the youngsters.

He said: “I love the series and it has such a great following that we couldn’t resist doing something for young people on a Dr Who theme.

“We will be looking at the idea of Jesus as a Lord of time and showing who Jesus was and the different images of him throughout time.


Read the rest here.

I am resisting mightily the urge to make snarky remarks about coopting Doctor Who in the name of God...but it's really hard....
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Title: Treasures of Lost Gallifrey
Rating: This chapter, G; later R
Characters: Nine, Jack, Rose (later, Nine/Jack with lots of angst)
Spoilers: None, really
Chapter: 5/6-7
Disclaimer: Characters and settings belong to the Beeb. I make no claim to them. I’m just here to have fun.

Summary: The Doctor, Jack, and Rose stop in a trade and resort town. During a shopping expedition, the Doctor finds something extraordinary, something rare, something that makes him very, very angry....

Comments: The Doctor, Jack and Rose find the source of Mischa's contraband and the Doctor makes a choice about its fate. In the meanwhile, Jack is faced with an enormous problem--and realizes that there may be only one horrifying solution.... --Comments are love. Enjoy!

Chapter One: The Merchant's Wares
Chapter Two: Movement
Chapter Three: The Hunt
Chapter Four: The Trader

Chapter Five: The TARDIS )
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This story is going on hiatus while I'm out of the country. I'll be writing while I'm gone an hope to return with it completed. My apologies for leaving people hanging. :-(

Joy

Aug. 28th, 2007 10:26 pm
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Title: Joy
Rating: PG (for angst)
Characters: Rose, Nine, Ten (Mickey and Jackie make a brief appearance)
Spoilers: Father's Day, Parting of the Ways
Disclaimer: Characters and settings belong to the Beeb. I make no claim to them. I’m just here to have fun.

Summary: Rose takes a moment out of Easter dinner with her mum, Mickey, and the Tenth Doctor to retreat to her bedroom, the things she keeps there, and the memories she locks away.

Comments: This started with a simple question--but if I tell you that question, I'll instantly spoil it for you. All I'll say is that Rose keeps a secret in her childhood bedroom that she'll never share with anyone else.

Scent summons memory like nothing else. )
scarlett_key: (Nine scruffy)
Title: Treasures of Lost Gallifrey
Rating: This chapter, G; later R
Characters: Nine, Jack, Rose (later, Nine/Jack with lots of angst)
Spoilers: None, really
Chapter: 4/6-7
Disclaimer: Characters and settings belong to the Beeb. I make no claim to them. I’m just here to have fun.

Summary: The Doctor, Jack, and Rose stop in a trade and resort town. During a shopping expedition, the Doctor finds something extraordinary, something rare, something that makes him very, very angry....

Comments: This chapter, the Doctor, Jack and Rose get closer to the truth: who Mischa is, what Mischa is, and where she's getting Vortex channels. Once the Doctor, Rose, and Jack have those answers, bigger questions--and one enormous problem--remain.... --Comments are love. Enjoy!

Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction and A Teaspoon and an Open Mind

Chapter One: The Merchant's Wares
Chapter Two: Movement
Chapter Three: The Hunt

Chapter Four: The Trader )
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From BoingBoing.net: How fanfic makes kids better writers--and copyright victims

We walk a fine line, doing what we do, and it is copyright violation.

It's also fun.

It's a pain in the butt, knowing as much as I do about copyright because of my career, and indulging in fanfic. There's a part of me that feels like an enormous hypocrite.

I'll learn to live with the cognitive dissonance.
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