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An eventful year

It's almost the new year, and though the break between old year and new is completely arbitrary, this is the time when people think back on the year and reminisce. So, here I am.



I started watching Doctor Who in August of 2013 and was completely hooked within the first ten minutes of "Rose". Approximately two months later, the episode "The Girl in the Fireplace" (don't ask why it took so long to get this far in the show) sparked a story idea in my brain and I wrote my first story ever. And then I wrote my second soon after "The Day of the Doctor", and I've been writing ever since: two novellas, two short story collections (eighteen tales total), and twenty-two other short stories. (Here's my complete list.)

For my year-and-a-little-more-in-review, here are the pieces I'm the most proud of, in no particular order. Thank you very much for welcoming me into this wonderful community of writers and fans of a brilliant television show and universe that is such a big part of my life!

The Actor: David Tennant travels in the TARDIS with the Eleventh Doctor. This is by far my favorite of everything I've written.

Mistaken Identity: Doctor Who/Harry Potter crossover. My first multi-chapter fic and the kind of thing I'd like to write more of - adventure.

"For This Moment" (from Calling the Doctor): The War Doctor visits the Eighth Doctor to ask him to help stow Gallifrey away in a pocket universe.

"The Dawn of the Doctor": My second story ever, and, in my opinion, one of my best. The War Doctor regenerates, and the new Doctor must find his path.

"Every Mirror": The eternal prison of Daughter of Mine. This was a stretch of my abilities, and it turned out pretty well.

"Bloody Doctors!": Doctor Who/Broadchurch crossover. Just because it makes me smile. And it has DI Alec Hardy, who I wish I could give a hug to.

"Untitled": Drabbles are really difficult, but I think this one worked well.

"A Splendid Day": A missing scene from Mistaken Identity, and I think my best Doctor and Donna writing ever.


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flowsoffire
Dec. 30th, 2014 07:44 am (UTC)
Did Doctor Who actually start you writing? My, that's amazing! :D

Haha, it took me half a year to watch all (six and a half at the time) seasons, slow watchers ftw ;)

Keep being as great in 2015! ;)
shivver13
Dec. 31st, 2014 02:40 am (UTC)
Yes! Doctor Who has been that inspiring to me, and I love it!

My husband and I don't watch many new shows, but when we do, it's all at once. I remember when we watched Heroes season 1 (the other seasons were terrible), we basically watched the entire thing over the course of three nights.
flowsoffire
Dec. 31st, 2014 07:53 am (UTC)
Wonderful! :D

Okay, I get that. Why was it different for Who, then—less time?
shivver13
Dec. 31st, 2014 09:40 am (UTC)
This is kind of silly...

So, we started watching because we bought Series 1 on DVD. I got hooked, so I immediately pre-ordered the Series 1-7 blu-ray box set, which was scheduled for release in early November, so 2.5 months later. Of course, that meant that we had to wait until November to see Series 2-7.

I remember seeing "Parting of the Ways", with Nine's regeneration, and I was okay with waiting, and then I watched the 2005 Children in Need special, the one where the new Doctor has to convince Rose that he's still the Doctor, and that made me so excited to find out more about the new Doctor (that short was just too anticipatory) that I bought "The Christmas Invasion" from iTunes, and I probably watched it about fifteen times, to tide me over until we got the box set.

Anyway, sometime in early October, my husband and I were sitting on our bed, talking about some Nine episode (probably "Parting of the Ways"), and I pulled out my iPad and brought up the episode on Amazon Prime to watch some scene on it. After it was done, we just sort of looked at each other as we both realized at the same time that we could have been streaming all of the show all along. DUH. We immediately ran out to the TV and started watching. I think we lost that whole day to Series 2.

For two people who work in the software industry, we are really slow to adopt new technology. Sigh. :)
flowsoffire
Dec. 31st, 2014 09:25 pm (UTC)
*laughs* That is a sweet story! Well, I don't work in the software industry but I'm not very tuned to technology either, so I can understand ;)
a_phoenixdragon
Dec. 30th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
OMG...one would think you'd been writing for YEARS. Dude.

So many awesome achievements!! You truly rock, lovie!

*HUGS*
shivver13
Dec. 31st, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much!! :)
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