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This is a list of all fanfics I've written, organized by Doctor or type (e.g. multi-Doctor, crossover).

Since many of my fics deal with particular episodes, they're listed by episode when appropriate. (This makes for some weirdness, as I have some fics that feature one Doctor but refer to a different Doctor's episode.)


  • Multi-chapter fics are marked as such and have their wordcounts indicated.
  • Story collections say "collections"
  • All other fics are single short stories (less than 10,000 words).


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Mambo #5

The friend I made at the Raleigh Comic Con last year posted the following on Facebook. I think it's just awesome and wanted to share it.

A little bit of Jackman in my life
A little bit of Benedict by my side
A little bit of Richard is all I need
A little bit of Tom is what I see
A little bit of David in the sun
A little bit of Martin all night long
A little bit of Barrowman here I am... a little bit of all cause I'm a fan.

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A perfect answer

Apparently, at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, an audience member asked John Barrowman what he would do if he woke up one morning and found he was David Tennant. Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUzo4gmwbhg

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Learned a new word today!

"Eggcorn"! An eggcorn is a substitution of a similar-sounding but incorrect word into a phrase that results in a phrase that is still plausible. For example, "ex-patriot" is an eggcorn of "expatriate", because while it is incorrect, it still makes sense. Another is "with baited breath" as a substitution for the correct phrase, "with bated breath". This is different from a malapropism, which is a substitution of a similar-sounding word into a phrase that makes it nonsense.

The term originated in 2003 during an online linguistics discussion, in which one of the participants mentioned a woman who thought the word "acorn" was "eggcorn". One of the other participants suggested using the word to describe the general phenomenon.

I don't know why, but this word and concept is just delightful to me.

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"The Size of It All"

Title: "The Size of It All"
Fandom(s): Doctor Who
Characters: Lance Bennett, Empress of the Racnoss, Donna Noble
Pairing(s): None
Rating: G
Genre: Adventure
Word Count: 6539

Summary: It's like you said, Doctor. The big picture. What's the point of it all if the human race is nothing?

Author's Note: Written for the Doctor Who Minor Characters Fest - Summer Mini-Round #1 at dw_guestfest. Only a day late...

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References and plot-lifting

This is something I'm struggling with in my current story, so advice is very welcome.

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That's the way the weekend goes...

So, we were supposed to celebrate our DW anniversary this weekend with six hours of DW episodes interspersed with other things we had to do - parade/concert Saturday morning, and going to our favorite restaurant (which is an hour away) Saturday night. Six hours isn't much of a difficulty with a mostly free weekend. Then our company declared a party-at-the-local-bar-arcade on Sunday, so most of that afternoon is gone. Then when I got home from the parade, we cuddled up in bed and chatted and napped for hours - something we haven't done in a long time. I really don't think we'll get those six hours done today...

And then of course, there's the dw_guestfest Minor Character Ficathon... which I missed today's posting for because the fic is just not finished. I got an extension until later in the week... and then hurt my finger so now I'm typing at about 1/3 speed. We'll see how this goes. My poor minor character might be stuck in that dark tunnel for a lot longer than I had intended.

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This is how scrum should work

In the agile methodology of development, one part of it is morning scrum: every morning, the team gets together and everyone says what they did the day before, what they're doing today, and what (if any) obstacles are stopping their progress. Ideally, each person talks for less than a minute. It's meant to be an informational thing, so the team knows what everyone is doing and if there are problems that need to be addressed.

Yesterday, I took my little Tenth Doctor Funko Pop doll to scrum and placed him on the table in front of me. We started doing our talks and halfway through, the boss, who was late from another meeting, walked in, asked where we are in the meeting, then pointed to Ten and said, "Has he gone?"

I said, "Nope," and my husband said, "He doesn't want to go."

Sadly, no one else in the room was enough of a DW fan to get the reference, but the two of us were disabled with laughter for a bit.

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Celebration!

Though my husband was a big fan of DW growing up, we never watched the modern show until 2013, and the moment I saw the first episode, I was hooked, obsessed like I've never been before about anything. Looking back on it, we've figured out that we started watching in early August of 2013, which means we're coming up on our third DW anniversary. In celebration, we've decided to set up an annual tradition to spend the first weekend in August watching DW. The plan is to watch the first episode of each of the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors, and then we each choose one episode to watch. This weekend, the schedule is:

Saturday:

  • "Rose"
  • "The Christmas Invasion"
  • "Eleventh Hour"


Sunday:

  • "The Girl in the Fireplace" (his choice)
  • "Battlefield" (my choice)


We are so looking forward to this! The funny thing is that next month is our 20th wedding anniversary, and we're doing more to celebrate three years of DW than we are for twenty years of marriage! 8-)

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End of Camp

Well, today's the last day of July, which means it's the end of Camp Nanowrimo. I completed my extended goal (30k instead of 20k) back on the 21st, and if I had waited until now to claim, it would have been over 40k. Still not enough to be able to have won real NaNoWriMo, even with a story that I'm excited about, but double my original goal. Not bad. :)

The first draft of the story is nearly done. I still have one major scene to write, as well as the final chapter, and then it'll be time to edit and beef up all the parts that I rushed through (which is a lot). However, I've got my dw_guestfest story to write, and I came up with a good idea for it, so that'll be my focus this week. I'm hoping a little break from big story will spark some cool ideas.

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