"Step One"

Dec. 21st, 2016 04:40 pm
shivver: (Five with key)
Title: "Step One"
Fandom(s): Doctor Who
Characters: Tenth Doctor, David Tennant
Pairing(s): None
Rating: G
Genre: Sci-fi
Word Count: 4099

Summary: The first step on a long journey is always the hardest.

Author's Notes: This is a story in AU #2 for The Actor. (You can find all the supplemental stories here.) It is set just after chapter 5 of A Choice of a Lifetime and just before "Full Circle".

As usual, this is highly spoilerific for The Actor and you really should read that and A Choice of a Lifetime first.

This also fills in a spot for my Gen Prompt Bingo card - "Happy Endings". Most of it was written a while back, but the card gave me the idea for the ending, so I'm claiming that it fills the spot. So sue me.

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shivver: (Five with key)
Title: "The Play's the Thing"
Fandom(s): Doctor Who
Characters: David Tennant, Eleventh Doctor
Pairing(s): None
Rating: G
Genre: Science Fiction
Word Count: 4781

Summary: David is settling into life in the TARDIS, but knows he needs to start planning for the future.

Author's Note: This story is canon to The Actor and occurs sometime between the adventure in Cambridge and the adventure on the slave ship. Please note that it is somewhat spoilerific and that you really should read The Actor first.

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shivver: (Five with key)
Title: "Something Different"
Fandom(s): Doctor Who
Characters: David Tennant, OC (Will)
Pairing(s): None
Rating: G
Genre: Science Fiction
Word Count: 9822

Summary: David and Will make their first trip to a non-Earth-like, non-inhabited planet.

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"Trickery"

Feb. 6th, 2016 12:32 pm
shivver: (Five with key)
Title: "Trickery"
Fandom(s): Doctor Who
Characters: David Tennant, OCs
Pairing(s): None
Rating: G
Genre: General
Word Count: 2312

Summary: Being friends doesn't always mean being nice to each other.

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shivver: (Five with key)
Title: "Theories and Observations", part 2
Fandom(s): Doctor Who
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Jenny, David Tennant
Pairing(s): None
Rating: G
Genre: Sci-fi
Word Count: 12926 (in two parts; this is too long for one post)

Summary: One cannot draw accurate conclusions when one does not have all the facts. (AU #2 for "The Actor", story #4)

Author's Notes: Please see the notes for part 1.

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shivver: (Five with key)
Title: "Theories and Observations", part 1
Fandom(s): Doctor Who
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Jenny, David Tennant
Pairing(s): None
Rating: G
Genre: Sci-fi
Word Count: 12926 (in two parts; this is too long for one post)

Summary: One cannot draw accurate conclusions when one does not have all the facts. (AU #2 for "The Actor", story #4)

Author's Notes: This is the fourth story in AU #2 for my story The Actor. This is set after "A Scene from a Texas Diner", probably about month or so later. If it seems familiar, it's because it borrows a few concepts and scenes from "Discovery" (which I retconned from this AU).

These stories are being written out of order, so I apologize for any disconnect between them. Eventually, when they're all written, hopefully they'll feel cohesive and the character development is less jerky.

Spoiler Warning: Requires The Actor and A Choice of a Lifetime; won't make much sense without them.

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shivver: (Five with key)
Okay. As I wrote earlier, with retconning "Discovery", a couple of the later stories have to be rewritten, and I've finished with Repercussions. Well, there's a bit of minor editing that I need to do for chapters 2 and 3, which I'll post later today or tomorrow, but for now, here's chapter 1. It's the chapter that needed the most modification, as the "adventure" part of the story had to be completely rewritten. However, I think it's actually a lot better then the original version: dealing with the cube attack in this way was a lot more realistic and fun, though that opinion might also be influenced by my apparent love of physically torturing David. Anyway, here it is.

Word count: 4308

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shivver: (Five with key)
Okay, last one, at least for now. This one is set before Neighbours, but after David leaves the Doctor's TARDIS. It's very experimental: it features a scene I've pictured in my head for a long time, but I don't normally write pieces like this, and it shows. It's a bit rough, and I'm not sure it has a point.

I'm hoping now that David quiets down in my head and I can move on to working on other stories that I've thought of and works that I've abandoned for a while. I read through what I've written of what will probably be my next multi-chapter, and I'm starting to get very excited about returning to it. Wish me luck!

Word count: 2816

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A pic

Jun. 19th, 2015 09:43 am
shivver: (Hardy)
So, with [livejournal.com profile] bas_math_girl and [livejournal.com profile] serenityslady displaying their DT pics and userpics, I decided it was high time for me to add one of my favorite DT character. After all, I did pay for this account and should have more than two userpics active! So, while looking through images of DI Hardy on the web, I found the animated gif I wanted to take the image from, and while paging through the frames, I found the following, and I just had to share.

shivver: (Five with key)
Wow, I didn't realize this story made it to twelve chapters. Well, I hope you enjoy it! There's one rocky part that I hope to get to rewrite before it's time to post it.

Word count: 2392

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shivver: (Five with key)
This is set after "A Choice of a Lifetime". I'd like more chances to work with Jenny as a character. I just haven't come up with any compelling storylines.

Word count: 5137

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shivver: (Five with key)
This little short occurs between chapters 5 and 6 of A Choice of a Lifetime.

Word count: 3047

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shivver: (Five with key)
This is the one I'm the least proud of. It's very rough (mostly unedited), drags on in some parts, and is sometimes very heavy-handed. (Yes, here I am giving reasons not to read this!) However, it's very important to the storyline in this AU, since it sets up all of the rest of the stories. I can see how to fix this thing - what to remove, what to rewrite, what needs to change - but I'm just not sure it's worth the time. I would truly love any criticisms on this, to let me know what's wrong and how I could tighten it up.

I do think the last chapter is rather cool, though.

This story starts at the very last paragraph of The Actor. I'll try to post a chapter a day, but I'm going to be doing some traveling soon so that cadence might get interrupted. After the entire story is posted, I'll post a summary, for those of you who can't quite stomach reading the whole thing. :)

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shivver: (Five with key)
I really like this one. Not sure why. There should be a part 3, but I tried writing it and it just didn't add anything to the story, so I abandoned that effort.

Word count: 3420

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shivver: (Five with key)
This is an AU story that takes place in chapter 15 of The Actor, diverging from the paragraph where Amy and Rory start to creep out of the console room and David stops them. This and the following story give David a slightly different destiny. I haven't decided if I like this one or not: it pushes the boundary of how mystical/psychic I like Doctor Who to be.

Oh, and originally this one and the following story were written separately and I had to rewrite the end of this one so that they fit together, so it might be a little rough, because I haven't gone back to proof it. :)

Word count: 7823

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shivver: (Five with key)
This takes place just after chapter 12 of The Actor, after the Doctor has been to see David in the cloister room and has helped him work through his guilt and anger a bit. As far as I'm concerned, this scene actually did take place (as opposed to all the other stories, which are AU).

Word count: 5892

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shivver: (Ten with kitten)
That's how my husband termed it, anyway. I met David Tennant.

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shivver: (Five with key)
Title: The Actor (Complete)
Fandom(s): Doctor Who (modern)
Characters: David Tennant, Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams
Pairing(s): None (well, Amy and Rory)
Rating: PG, maybe PG-13
Warnings: Character death
Genre: Sci-fi, adventure

Summary: While filming his final specials for Doctor Who, David Tennant finds himself in the TARDIS, face-to-face with a future incarnation of the character he portrays, his childhood hero. When he discovers that he can't return to his own world, he must determine his place in this strange yet familiar universe.

Word count (chapter): 3041
Master post link: Master post

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shivver: (Five with key)
Title: The Actor
Fandom(s): Doctor Who (modern)
Characters: David Tennant, Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams
Pairing(s): None (well, Amy and Rory)
Rating: PG, maybe PG-13
Warnings: Character death
Genre: Sci-fi, adventure

Summary: While filming his final specials for Doctor Who, David Tennant finds himself in the TARDIS, face-to-face with a future incarnation of the character he portrays, his childhood hero. When he discovers that he can't return to his own world, he must determine his place in this strange yet familiar universe.

Word count (chapter): 1932
Master post link: Master post

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shivver: (Five with key)
Title: The Actor
Fandom(s): Doctor Who (modern)
Characters: David Tennant, Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams
Pairing(s): None (well, Amy and Rory)
Rating: PG, maybe PG-13
Warnings: Character death
Genre: Sci-fi, adventure

Summary: While filming his final specials for Doctor Who, David Tennant finds himself in the TARDIS, face-to-face with a future incarnation of the character he portrays, his childhood hero. When he discovers that he can't return to his own world, he must determine his place in this strange yet familiar universe.

Word count (chapter): 2514
Master post link: Master post

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