4. Do you have a "muse" character, that speaks to you more than others, or that tries to push their way in, even when the fic isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse?
No, actually, I really don't. I don't think I've written enough to have a character like that who captivates me that much. I do have a few characters that I really like though (apart from the Doctor).
- Tim Latimer: Maybe because he's kind of like I was in high schoool, not sure of himself, a bit too smart for his own good, trying just to duck down and hide himself from everyone else. The slightly psychic part is also very appealing. And, of course, the implication that he's got a little bit of the Doctor in him makes him even more intriguing.
- Martha Jones: Strong, intelligent, devoted, with a very realistic relationship with her family... The only thing I didn't like about her in the show was that she fell in love with the Doctor way too quickly, and then she just pined for him. I have to admit that I don't write her very faithfully, because I portray her using her love for the Doctor as her strength when supporting him, rather than having her just pine for him. Donna's my favorite companion, but Martha's best for introspection.
- David (from The Actor): Is it ok to choose an OC? That's kind of patting myself on the back, isn't it? Now, I'm a David Tennant fangirl and the character David is theoretically him, so you might think I'm just fangirling about David Tennant through David, but I'm really not. First, I invented his personality almost wholesale, off of a couple of things I've heard about him: he's a huge Doctor Who fan and he's extremely active in charitable causes (thus inferring that he's a generous and driven person). (I honestly know nothing about David Tennant as a person.) Second, I have long disassociated the character from the person. When speaking of him, I call the character David (I always refer to the actor by the full name for some reason), and I don't picture the actor when I think of him. However, I really like the character, partly because of the courage he shows as things get worse and worse, even as he's sure that he couldn't possibly survive in his new universe. I'm also very intrigued by Time Lord-influenced humans (John Smith and, well, Tim Latimer come to mind). I want very much to use the character again, but I really can't figure out a way to do so. (He's dead, and he really should stay dead. It would ruin the story if he came back to life.)
- Jackson Lake: I guess I really like courageous, heroic characters who are touched in some way by tragedy. His story is one of my favorites, and he really deserved a Jago and Litefoot kind of adventure series. Jackson and Rosita! Maybe someday I'll try to write something like that, though honestly, Doctor Who spends way too much time in Victorian England.