"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: "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 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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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)
This is the master post for all the The Actor-related stories here on LJ.






Summary of The Actor - If you haven't read The Actor, then you need this to understand the stories below. But, really, read The Actor; it's better than its summary. ;)

Canon Stories:

  • "The Play's the Thing": This takes place some time between Cambridge and the slave ship. (4781 words)
  • "A Meeting of Minds":
    This takes place just after chapter 12, after the Doctor has been to see David in the cloister room and has helped him work through his guilt and anger a bit. (5892 words)


AU Storyline 1:

In which David decides to postpone what he must do.


AU Storyline 2:

In which David is about to do what he must, but is interrupted.


AU Storyline 2, retconned:

I decided to remove "Discovery" and its events from AU Storyline 2, because they were too difficult to work with (and were frankly kind of stupid), and this affected some of the later stories. However, you can still read them here, if you like.

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