Fandom: Supernatural/Doctor Who crossover
Word Count: 970
Summary: My first venture into SuperWho. Crowley has Team TARDIS and Team Free Will cornered, as they’re facing off against the Weeping Angels. Brief exploration of an idea that may develop into something more.
( Made of Stone )
Title: Inferior Metal
Fandom: Doctor Who/Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles crossover
Summary: Oneshot. A glitch with a time bubble causes Cameron to come face to face with a Cyberman.
Notes: This is a sort-of prequel to the TTSCC series, set at the point when Cameron is first sent back from the future, and ties in with the events involving the Cybermen in the parallel universe of Doctor Who. It's just a little idea I had that I wanted to try out – if the mechanics of a time bubble accidentally got caught up with a parallel universe, what would happen when Cameron encounters their version of a "cyborg"? A couple of initial glitches with it have now been smoothed out.
I was out and about today and happened to come across this blue box in a police station car park. It was locked, and even though I had my trusty sonic screwdriver (pen) to hand I couldn’t get inside. I had a look round for the Doctor but he was nowhere to be found, although I’m sure if he’d seen me he’d have said ‘hi’ since I was dressed in TARDIS blue.
But still, it isn’t every day you come across the TARDIS parked in a car park somewhere, hence the reason I’m grinning like an idiot in this photo.
I was so relieved that I found it and was smiling immensely to myself when I realised that the reason I lost my sonic screwdriver was because my bag was bigger on the inside!
Captain Cornelius was brilliantly mysterious, and I loved how his true appearance was never revealed so it's slightly ambiguous as to whether he's meant to be Jerry or not. However, the papier mache (false) Arlecchino mask and the iron (true) Pierrot mask he wears very much suggest he is meant to be an incarnation of Jerry, as those are the Commedia dell'Arte stock characters Jerry usually fills the roles of. It's also left open ended as to whether the Doctor and Amy might encounter Cornelius again, and I very much hope they do. Or maybe I'd like to read about the Doctor's past with Cornelius and that sword fight they have in Newcastle in 1918...There's just so much potential with this character and I really hope Michael Moorcock gets invited to write more DW stories.
Wouldn't be at all surprised if Moorcock was making a few nods to Blue Oyster Cult in this book. He's worked with them before, and I suspect he may have dropped in a few references to Hawkwind songs as well, but it was the BOC ones I picked up on. Bubbly Boys? The galleon Paine? Oyster Boys and Plutonia, anyone?
My favourite part of it (just pipping Captain Cornelius to the post ever so slightly) was the game of Whackit. I want Whackit to be real so much. It's basically cricket meets archery, and even though I imagine it would be a really dangerous game because of all the arrows flying around it still sounds like so much fun. I just found the idea of whackers and wotsit keepers and 'howzat!' so clever and funny, and I don't even like cricket!
I really want to start a Whackit team now. Anybody crazy enough to join me?
Best of all, it features Jerry Cornelius as a space pirate. How bloody awesome is that? If you've read The Inimical Prey you'll know how much I love space pirates anyway, but I love Jerry Cornelius just as much. I think I've just found a rival for Tevo for when I do the TIP sequel. ;D
I've only read the blurb and I'm trying to be disciplined and save reading the rest it for when I'm on holiday next week, but it's going to be difficult. This is literally my dream book. The only way this could possibly be cooler is if Michael Moorcock and Neil Gaiman were to co-write a multiple Doctors story featuring Nine, Ten and Eleven. (Please let that happen. If one of my DW dreams has come true why not another one?)
I don't think I'll be able to wait. I'm going to have to start reading it now.
Synopsis: The Doctor goes to investigate a distress signal from a stranded space crew, but gets more than he bargained for when he discovers the planet they've crashed on is infested with xenomorphs and a hunter species that views humans as fair game.
I've tried to stick to the plot, but it was a bit difficult due to the shortage of usable clips. And just for the sake of this video, try and pretend Georgia Moffett didn't play Jenny and that she's Ailyn Tevo instead. I tried to think of another actress I could use, but actually Georgia fits the role really well.
WMG did take away the audio at first but they've let me have it back, so enjoy!
Music is 'The Howling' by Within Temptation.
Clips are the property of 20th Century Fox and the BBC.
The Master from Doctor Who is a pretty good villain. Not outright evil, just a bit crazy and messed up through no fault of his own. Gives his character more depth and also his backstory with the Doctor is interesting.
But my absolute favourite has to be Sergeant Hakeswill from Sharpe, and I particularly loved the way Pete Postlethwaite portrayed him in the TV series. Scheming, cruel and completely mad. Probably one of the most fun to watch and outright evil villains ever.
There's plenty of people on the internet who feel that Rose was the Doctor's soulmate; or Romana was his soulmate and the only reason he ever cared about Rose was because of the aftermath of the Time War; or in fact Martha was his soulmate and he just didn't realise it because he was so hung up on Rose, and loads of other stuff like that. Personally, I don't think the Doctor should really be shipped with any single one character above any of the others that he's shown romantic inclinations towards. I think he's capable of loving more than one person at a time, in different ways but with the same intensity, and I don't think he'd ever choose between them if it came to having to spend his life with only one of them. Honestly, I think he'd choose to be alone without any of them rather than be forced to pick just one.
I know that may sound odd, knowing that he does get immensely lonely and that's the reason he has companions in the first place, but he's shown that he's capable of leaving his companions when he knows it's the right thing to do, and he would feel that it wouldn't be right to be with just one of them forever when he cares about the others just as much. He loves all of them in different ways, and out of all the people he could potentially be shipped with they all have different things that would make them a great couple, but I don't think any of them really takes precedence over any of the others.
In my opinion, the only 'person' that understands and accepts the Doctor in such a way to set their relationship apart from the others would be the TARDIS, but since the TARDIS has only ever had human form once, shipping him with a blue box would be a bit odd. So I will continue to quite happily ship him with anybody provided it makes sense and goes along with canon (mostly Ten/Rose, as this is what I'm most familiar with) but I really don't think any one romantic pairing for him stands out above the others.
I like Ten.5/Rose because I don't really think of Ten.5 as being the real Doctor, just a human version of his tenth incarnation, and since Rose was the one he truly loved throughout his tenth incarnation then it makes sense that they end up together. But I still don't think there should be any one true pairing for the real Doctor: it all depends on which incarnation he's in, as his emotions change over time and although he may feel differently about his companions, there are certain ones (like Romana and Sarah Jane) that I don't think he will ever stop loving.
If you really pushed me to say what my OTP was I'd probably say Doctor/TARDIS. That's the only relationship that remains constant and unchanging and isn't affected by what incarnation he's in or who else he may be travelling with. But like I said previously, shipping the Doctor with his spaceship is just a little odd. So I suppose what I'm really saying is that I ship the Doctor with everybody within reason, but at the same time there's nobody I truly ship him with. Honestly, I don't think he's meant to be with just one person for the rest of his life or feel like he wants to be. He's better suited to having a large number of loyal and devoted friends, and although he may have romantic feelings towards some of them, I think the fact that he's capable of loving all of them differently is what stops him from wanting to be with just a single one of them forever.
Title: The Inimical Prey
Fandom: Doctor Who/Alien vs Predator crossover
Word Count: 51 116
Summary: The Doctor goes to investigate a distress signal from a stranded space crew, but gets more than he bargained for when he discovers the planet they've crashed on is infested with xenomorphs and a hunter species that views humans as fair game.
Fandom: Doctor Who
Summary: TARDIS internal monologue drabble, because the idea of personifying the TARDIS in 'The Doctor's Wife' was just too awesome to not write a fic about. The TARDIS reflects on her and the Doctor's relationship and the kind of bond that exists between them.
( Connected )
Okay, I'm going to archive a few of my fics here if they're complete and relatively short. May as well start with the most recent one.
Title: I Am The One You Warned Me Of
Fandom: Doctor Who / Imaginos Crossover. Mostly Imaginos, although there probably aren't that many readers familiar with what that is. Imaginos is the title character of a rock opera by Blue Oyster Cult, and he's an agent of a group of supernatural beings who are trying to change history. Or at least that's my interpretation of the album. I don't think anybody really understands it.
Summary: The time travelling agent of Les Invisibles encounters the Doctor in Elizabethan England.
Notes: Short mini-fic that came about because I was simultaneously trying to listen to the concept album and watch Doctor Who on TV.
( I Am The One You Warned Me Of )