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Update on fic and life

Yes, I'm still alive and well, though I wouldn't be surprised if some people thought otherwise, considering how little I've posted in the past few months.

First, a little bit about my life.  In late May I went on a European vacation which included several days in London.  I saw David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing.  I had a fabulous time.  They were both brilliant and hysterically funny.

I also visited the Doctor Who Experience.  I bought my ticket for a weekday morning, so as not to be surrounded by hordes of shrieking children.  It was great!  They don't let you take pictures during the interactive adventure, but you can snaps as many as you like in the exhibit, which has life-size monsters, costumes of all the Doctors (and some companions, too), and a model of the current TARDIS.  Below is a slideshow of some of my pictures.

As for the status of my fic. . .

Lyonnesse is not dead, I swear.  I actually finished chapter 14 some time ago.  I haven't posted it because I'm working on chapter 15 -- the last chapter -- and I need to have the option to go back and make changes to 14, if necessary.  I was stunned to realize recently that Lyonnesse has been a WIP for over two years.  Wow.

Before traipsing across the Pond I signed up for the Summer/Winter Holidays challenge on
Winter Companions.  I was supposed to write a fic of at least 500 words about Jack and the Doctor based on the following prompt: white, 24, anger, black pepper.  I seem to be incapable of writing something short unless it's a drabble.  This one turned out to be a whopping 7500 words, and is a mystery set in Victorian Cornwall.  (It's also a stand-alone sequel to Consequences, which is my post-COE fic about Jack traveling with Ten.)  I'll post it here when the challenge is over, at the beginning of August.

When Lyonnesse is finished, I owe some incredibly patient bidders an auction fic.  After that, I don't know.  I have some ideas about sequels to Haggard, and maybe some more Rory-fic.

And that's the news!



( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 5th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
*panics* What happened to Vindaloo? Is Vindaloo off the table? I want Vindaloo! canaana wants Vindaloo! (Ask her if you don't believe me!)

Though also:
I owe some incredibly patient bidders an auction fic
Yay! :)
Jul. 5th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
CanaanA wants Vindaloo, yes. But also would not mind some of those Haggard sequels. *g*
Jul. 6th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)
There will almost certainly be Haggard sequels. Eventually.
Jul. 5th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
What happened to Vindaloo? Is Vindaloo off the table?

Vindaloo was never on the table. I can't even call it a WIP. It was an experiment, and one that I may or may not revisit sometime in the unforseen future. I'm sorry if that disappoints you, but after struggling mightily to write a couple of kissing scenes, I'm not sure if I can handle kinky erotica.
Jul. 5th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Really? But you were off to such a great start...

Honestly, kink is learnable. If I could do it, anyone can.

Well, I live in hope. :)
Jul. 6th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)
Hope is good. ;-)
Jul. 5th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
Got to do what you're comfortable with...I think some of the hottest scenes are the ones you don't see.
Jul. 6th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
I'm not uncomfortable with graphic sex, kinky or otherwise, but I do worry about committing purple prose.
Jul. 6th, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
Know what you mean...
Jul. 6th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
You were doing perfectly well in that first section. From a beta reader's point of view, you seemed to struggle far more with the kissing scenes (which had difficult emotional implications), then you did with the kinky scene (which was more about the intellectual implications) in Vindaloo.
Jul. 5th, 2011 06:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for the London report, especially the photos, which are marvelous. It must have been really neat to look at all the outfits. (Three and his red-lined cape <3 ) Which era is the last TARDIS pic from? (I want to say Four, because that's how I remember it, and also on account of the scarf on the hat rack.) I'm glad to hear you had fun :)

And you've reminded me that I want to catch up on your fics, Lyonnesse and otherwise!

Jul. 5th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
It was a lot of fun. I think that older TARDIS console is probably from Four's era, but could also be Three and Five. They didn't redecorate as often back then.
Jul. 5th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
...could also be Three and Five. They didn't redecorate as often back then.

If I remember correctly, Three, Four and Five had console rooms that were similar to that, at least. (I haven't seen enough of the other classic eras to know about theirs.)

I prefer the less shiny and more rough and cobbled-together look of Nine and Ten, though. Although Eleven's -- as well as being steampunky --is a little of both. (And I'm tickled that the TARDIS incorporated the pencil ball into the console.) I like Eight's steampunk/antique-y combo as well.

...So, after typing the above, I went ahead and researched a bit on Wikipedia's TARDIS entry. (Which has at least a few small errors, but I think this material is reasonably accurate at least.) Quotes from there, and my commentary, below:

...the secondary console room used during Season 14 in 1976/77 [Four's era, which is comprised of Sarah's last 3 eps, the bridge episode, and the first 3 with Leela], which has wood panelling and a more antique feel to it.

I have fond memories of that one as well.

In the Third Doctor serial The Time Monster (1972), the console room of the TARDIS was dramatically altered, including the wall roundels. This new set...was disliked by producer Barry Letts who felt that the new roundels resembled washing-up bowls stuck to the wall...the set was damaged in storage between production blocks and had to be rebuilt...

Jul. 5th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Good to hear from you! The trip to London sounded way cool...and I hear you about needing to finish something. Haven't had much inspiration.
Jul. 5th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
I hear you about needing to finish something. Haven't had much inspiration.

Maybe we could buy some on eBay? They've got everything else. ;-)
Jul. 5th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
Worth a try!
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