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 I don't read a lot of fanfic, mainly because there is so much poor stuff and I'm too lazy to sift through it all to find the good ones, but I do tend to follow up recs by friends here and to try stuff written by friends.

I've just been reading Elisi's novel 'Dating the Cleverest Boy in the World'  

An excellent read, a Dr Who novel, but relying almost entirely on well written original characters, who interact occasionally with the Master, Lucy Saxon, tenth Doctor and Jack Harkness.

It's a novel that looks at relationships between mortals and immortals, between human and non-human and asks what it's ethical to reveal/conceal.

The basic premise is an AU where the Master and Lucy Saxon had a son.  The boy grows up with both the Doctor and the Master as major influences in his life, trying to balance their conflicting ethics and their expectations of him. 

When he finally enters a romantic relationship with a human woman, he gets caught in the trap of how much to tell her about himself.

It's a novel that avoids quick, easy answers, and one that allows the characters to grow and develop in a believable manner. 

This is a gen novel.  Characters have sex (both gay and straight), but there are no explicit scenes. 

When it comes to sex, this is the way I prefer it.

(In days gone by, I sometimes skipped plot to get to the sex. Now, I skip sex to get to the plot.  There are more original plots than there are original sex scenes. )

The breakdown between chapters is well-balanced. Each is a distinct scene, but contributes to the overall storyline.  Made it very easy to read one or two chapters a day.

Definitely recommended.


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 An old favourite Tom Lehrer song, with two video versions for you.  Blake's 7 and Dr Who (Missy)



Blakes 7 by Mary van Deusen



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 Is anyone able to make me a couple of stills or a very short video clip of the Gallifreyan children maypole dancing?

I trust you did all notice that maypole is a traditional dance on Gallifrey?...
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  I wrote a Dr Who filk at Redemption.  It's set at Amy and Rory's wedding.  I was quite pleased about that, as my filk muse had dried up for a long time.  Being at a good, relaxing convention seems to have kicked it awake again.

The tune is an old gospel song, which seemed to fit the theme of remembering.

I had a couple of requests for the words/tune, so here it is:





The words )Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

 

By Judith Proctor

 

Tune: Do Lord, Oh Do Lord, Oh Do Remember Me

 

I’m marrying the man I love, Rory I love you,

I’m marrying the man I love, Rory I love you,

I’m marrying the man I love, Rory I love you,

Why do I feel so blue?

 

I dreamed I had a childhood friend, but childish dreams must always end,

I dreamed I had a childhood friend, but childish dreams come to an end,

I dreamed I had a childhood friend, but childish dreams come to an end,

Leaving me so blue.

 

Who’s that woman passing by? In the corner of my eye,

Who’s that woman passing by?  In the corner of my eye,

Who’s that woman passing by?  In the corner of my eye,

She left a book of blue.

 

Raggedy Man, Oh Raggedy Man, Why did I dream of you?

Raggedy Man, Oh Raggedy Man, Why did I dream of you?

Raggedy Man, Oh Raggedy Man, Why did I dream of you?

With a box of blue.

 

Something old and something new, something borrowed, something blue,

Something old and something new, something borrowed, something blue,

Something old and something new, something borrowed, something blue,

Where is my something blue?

 

Time Lord, Oh, Time Lord, I do remember you,

Time Lord, Oh, Time Lord, I do remember you,

Time Lord, Oh, Time Lord, I do remember you,

In your box so blue.


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[personal profile] selenak links to two wonderful bits of Dr Who that had to be cut from the broadcast episodes.  Two scenes, with the Doctor and Amy having great conversations on topics beloved by fans.
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Via [livejournal.com profile] selenak , an enjoyable Doctor Who version of "I am the very model of a modern major-general" (I do do love Gilbert and Sullivan filks)



And the lyrics... )
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So, how many Agatha Christie novel titles did everyone else spot hidden in the dialogue.

I cracked up as soon as the professor said "Why didn't they ask - Heavens!" (Why didn't they ask Evans?")  and I think I caught about half a dozen in total.

There was 'Murder at the Vicarage', 'The Moving Finger', 'Sparkling Cyanide', 'Crooked House', 'They do it with Mirrors'

Darn it, I forgot to notice what time the young woman's train arrived.  I wonder if it was the 4:50 from Paddington?

Who caught any that I missed?

Those who haven't seen it yet, see how many you can catch!

BTW - Donna is fast becoming my favourite companion of all time!

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Oct. 19th, 2007 09:26 am
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One of my favourites from the new crop of pics from [profile] ihasatardis

Spoilers for most recent series of Dr Who and won't make sense if you've never seen Life on Mars

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Jun. 19th, 2005 10:01 pm
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I really loved the current series of Dr Who. Read more... )

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