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Nov. 13th, 2012 05:52 pm

The Moment

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Word Count: 1,419
Characters: Eighth Doctor, The Scholar
Rating: G
Spoilers: Set at the end of the Last Great Time War. Contains a quote from Babylon 5.

Summary: The Scholar. It was a Time Lord-like name, and it was a story that he had heard for years, ever since Romana had told it to him four regenerations earlier. The Scholar who guarded the Fount of Knowledge, who was in possession of The Moment, and who refused to surrender it until the anointed time to the destined wielder who had played eight movements of his symphony. It was one of many stories contained in the halls of the Citadel, and it was the one that Romana had turned to during this final, desperate time.

The Moment
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Hello)
Rating: T (for now, might rise)
Word Count: 3,503 (chapter)/16,198 (story)
Characters/Pairing: Doctor/River, Brian
Spoilers: If you haven’t seen “The Angels Take Manhattan,” you’d be pretty lost and very spoiled. The person the Doctor and River discuss in this chapter briefly is Friedrich Eisenlohr, an influential cuckoo-clock maker.

Summary: Their marriage was be twisty and turny. There were times when they were fully in sync and others when they were scrambling to hide their hurt because of their mismatched timelines. Two lost souls making their way through the universe together. It was marriage, and it was theirs. Like her parents, they would choose each other. Every time. They would make it work.

Chapter 5

Sorry it took so long to post this chapter. I wound up heavily revising it, then going back and revising part of chapter 4 as well.
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Hello)
Rating: E as in Explicit, definitely NSFW
Word Count: 3,200
Pairings/Characters: Doctor/River, Amy, Rory, Jack

Summary: “No one pisses off River Song and lives long. You might survive just because you’re married, but she’s going to make you lick her boots before she forgives you.”

Handcuffs and Forgiveness
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Hello)
Rating: T (for now, might rise)
Word Count: 3,343 (chapter)/12,695 (story)
Characters/Pairing: Doctor/River, Martha, Mickey, Brian
Spoilers: If you haven’t seen “The Angels Take Manhattan,” you’d be pretty lost and very spoiled. This chapter contains references to two of my other stories, "Locked in my heart in a corner apart" and "Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me"

Summary: Their marriage was be twisty and turny. There were times when they were fully in sync and others when they were scrambling to hide their hurt because of their mismatched timelines. Two lost souls making their way through the universe together. It was marriage, and it was theirs. Like her parents, they would choose each other. Every time. They would make it work. 

Chapter 4
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Hello)
Rating: T (which even shocked me)
Word Count: 1,776
Characters: Doctor/River, Amy/Rory
Spoilers: Post-Manhattan for the Doctor, Pre-Manhattan for the Pond family

Summary: Here he was. Sentenced to Trial by Congress — forced to either have sexual intercourse with a stranger or be castrated because he happened to get the unlucky father with a bent for violence punishment. Then there was facing River, and that would be worse.

Trial by Congress
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Hello)
Rating: T (for now, might rise)
Word Count: 3,470 (chapter)/9,352 (story)
Characters/Pairing: Doctor/River, Martha, Mickey, Brian
Spoilers: If you haven’t seen “The Angels Take Manhattan,” you’d be pretty lost and very spoiled.

Summary: Their marriage was be twisty and turny. There were times when they were fully in sync and others when they were scrambling to hide their hurt because of their mismatched timelines. Two lost souls making their way through the universe together. It was marriage, and it was theirs. Like her parents, they would choose each other. Every time. They would make it work.

Chapter 3
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Hello)
Rating: T (for now, might rise)
Word Count: 3,065 (chapter)/5,882 (story)
Characters/Pairing: Doctor/River, Martha, Mickey, Brian
Spoilers: If you haven’t seen “The Angels Take Manhattan,” you’d be pretty lost and very spoiled.

Summary: Their marriage was be twisty and turny. There were times when they were fully in sync and others when they were scrambling to hide their hurt because of their mismatched timelines. Two lost souls making their way through the universe together. It was marriage, and it was theirs. Like her parents, they would choose each other. Every time. They would make it work.

Chapter 2
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Hello)
Rating: T (for now, might rise)
Word Count: 2,817 (chapter)
Characters/Pairing: Doctor/River, a couple of cameos at the end
Spoilers: If you haven’t seen “The Angels Take Manhattan,” you’d be pretty lost and very spoiled.

Summary: Their marriage was be twisty and turny. There were times when they were fully in sync and others when they were scrambling to hide their hurt because of their mismatched timelines. Two lost souls making their way through the universe together. It was marriage, and it was theirs. Like her parents, they would choose each other. Every time. They would make it work.

Chapter 1
Sep. 29th, 2012 10:30 pm

Closure

savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Hello)
Word Count: 2,172
Rating: T
Pairings/Characters: Doctor/River, Amelia Pond, Brian Williams
Spoilers: If you haven’t watched “The Angels Take Manhattan,” don’t even go near this fic.

Summary: With every loss, there must be closure. Then they can heal.

Closure
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Hello)
Rating: M - definitely NSFW
Word Count: 2,380
Pairing: Doctor/River
Spoilers: Spoilers for "The Angels Take Manhattan," theorizing who a fictional character might be.

Summary: ”They’re not running all the time. Eventually, Melody pulls Jamie into her room so they can discuss strategy. Except there’s all that adrenaline, and it needs to go somewhere.” River reads a book to the Doctor.

The sound of your voice stirs me across the stars
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Hello)
Rating: T
Word Count: 2,074
Pairings: Doctor/River, Amy/Rory
Spoilers: Takes place during the seven weeks the Doctor had Amy and Rory on their anniversary trip in "The Power of Three." It has mentions of a theory in "The Angels Take Manhattan."

Summary: "Surely you’ve figured it out by now, sweetie. My parents have segmented their lives into two parts: real life and Doctor life. I became part of Doctor life when they realized that Melody would never come back to them as a baby."

The Woman Between Two Lives
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Stormcage kiss)
Word Count: 2,972
Rating: T
Pairings: Doctor/River, Amy/Rory
Notes: This story has spoilers for “A Town Called Mercy” and a theory about “Angels Take Manhattan.” If you’re wondering where this is in “Mercy,” the fic takes place just after the Doctor speaks with Kahler Jex in the marshal’s office during the night. It also refers to "I can see the perfect sky is torn."

Summary: Maybe it was the comments Kahler Jex said about her being a mother. Maybe it was seeing the Doctor get so dark that Amy worried she wouldn’t be able to pull him back. But Amy wanted to see her daughter so very much, and she had just enough time to make that happen.

Ask about my conscience, and I offer you my soul
Sep. 14th, 2012 12:09 am

One (1/1)

savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Hello)
Rating: T
Characters: Amy, Rory, River, the Doctor and Oswin (see note)
Word Count: 5,333
Note: This contains major spoilers for “Asylum of the Daleks.” As for Oswin, we’re still not sure if the Oswin introduced at Christmas is some earlier version of Oswin Oswald or an ancestor named Clara Oswin. So, I’m hitting middle ground and having the Doctor and River just address her as Oswin, covering first or last name.

Summary: This was something River Song couldn’t change. She and the Doctor had researched and, cajoled specialists and did everything they could to change Amy and Rory’s future. But to do so, it meant they would have to go so far back into Amy’s timeline that it most likely would affect River’s existence. They would always just have one daughter.

"One"
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Stormcage kiss)
Rating: M
Word Count: 3,354 (chapter), 15,777 (story so far)
Characters: Doctor/River, original characters
Notes: Certain dialogue at the end is transcribed from the prequel to "Let's Kill Hitler."

Summary: Oh, but it all made sense now. River Song was Melody Pond, and Melody Pond was River Song. And River couldn’t tell them that she was Melody because with one single misstep, she could have easily wiped herself out of existence. That, the Doctor knew, would be a very bad thing - a story of the three months between "A Good Man Goes to War" and "Let's Kill Hitler."

Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3

"Chapter 4"
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Continuing with our adventures in a merry Pond life ... these short stories have been excellent writing practice this week since Namesake was just not happening for obvious reasons.

Story #4: Defense — It was Rory's job to defend his daughter no matter what -- even if it was from her husband.

The below stories are all epilogues to the Pond Life episodes that the BBC streamed this week. If you haven't seen them, you will be spoiled. Likewise, story #4 contains a spoiler for "Angels Take Manhattan," episode 5 of series 7. You might want to avoid that one if you've seen Pond Life but trying to remain spoiler-free for the main series.

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I’d been wanting to do a series of Pond family oriented short stories for awhile. With the BBC running “Pond Life” leading up to the series 7 premiere, I figured it was a good time to finally gather these stories together and post them. This is an ongoing collection of vignettes. Kudos to anyone who gets the summary!

Summary: In a terraced home on a quiet street in Leadworth, behind a door of the bluest blue, Amy Pond and Rory Williams had a little family that no one knew about. It was somewhat broken, but it was still a very good family.

Story #1: Midnight Snack — Amy and Rory want to sleep. Their daughter and son-in-law think sleeping is highly overrated.

Story #2: Homecoming — “River, take them all home,” the Doctor ordered as he swept into the TARDIS to find another version of the woman who’d revealed herself to be Melody Pond. Too bad, River thought, he didn’t mention what to do next.

Story #3: 50 Shades of Something — “I was off to play a round golf with Jack Nicklaus. Ran into River while I was picking out my lucky putter. She said she was coming here to read a book with you,” the Doctor chirped as he all but bounced into Amy and Rory’s living room. He clapped his hands. “I love a good book reading!”
savvyliterate: (Doctor/River: Stormcage kiss)
Rating: M
Word Count: 4,403
Characters: Doctor/River, original characters
Notes: This story came about as a desire to tell the story of the Doctor properly falling in love with River, which you can see starting at the end of "A Good Man Goes to War" and culminating with his fierce drive to protect her in "Let's Kill Hitler." Something happened between those two in the 3-month gap for the Ponds. It was also spawned by seeing gorgeous pictures on Tumblr of cities created out of trees and the tale of Jim the Fish that's in the diary excerpts of "The Eternity Clock." When I saw the tree cities, I knew that there was a story that needed to be told.

Summary: Oh, but it all made sense now. River Song was Melody Pond, and Melody Pond was River Song. And River couldn’t tell them that she was Melody because with one single misstep, she could have easily wiped herself out of existence. That, the Doctor knew, would be a very bad thing - a story of the three months between "A Good Man Goes to War" and "Let's Kill Hitler."

Prologue | Chapter 1

Chapter 2 )
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For the first one, nextstop-everywhere on Tumblr asked for "You, me, and all the stuff we're so scared of"

Commentary under the cut )
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Looking back at 2011, I think overall it was a pretty good year.

Mike finally got to join me over here in November, and it's been a great ride. All of my jobs have continued to be challenging and fulfilling, and I know what I want to achieve in 2012 in all three of them. My credit got repaired, and I got a new car. [livejournal.com profile] secondlina and I went to our first con, and I got to spend my birthday with her and [livejournal.com profile] earthstar_moon, whose wedding I'm ridiculously excited about. I got to play in New York City, Montreal, Baltimore, Liverpool and London. I got to see "Much Ado About Nothing" with David Tennant and Catherine Tate, and it was brilliant

There's been challenging parts. The immigration process was really rough, and part of why my work has been so excellent is that we had to cover some really trying situations from tornadoes to floods to bin Laden to Jerry Sandusky. There was a lot that made my heart hurt. On the personal front, I lost a friend who was a constant in my life for six years. It hurt a lot and still does if I think about it too hard. I tried dabbling in the BONES fandom, but it didn't quite fit.

I’d also been dabbling in the Doctor/River fandom this year, and the final episode of series 6 sealed my love for this ship. Or, as I mentioned, I went from “Oh, they’re cute” to “Oh, I like this ship, I think I’ll write fic for it” to “EPIC OTP, I AM GOING DOWN WITH THIS SHIP.” That’s when I began using Tumblr more and discovered a world of amazing people that are a constant joy to be around. Chief among them were [livejournal.com profile] gidget_zb and [livejournal.com profile] penguinspy42 and [livejournal.com profile] speckleberry. It’s because of them and the amazing fandom I found that I was able to move past what happened fairly fast and not be bitter about it.

But, I am having so much fun creatively, and I've written more this year than I've written in a long time. Mike and I capped off the year by celebrating his birthday. I ran home from work at midnight, snogged him, then ran back to work. Today, we went to Hooters, then stopped by Comix Connection. And guess what I found?

RIVER SONG AND THE PANDORICA SET!

No, seriously, this set was originally produced for SDCC and was suppose to be limited to that. But I know Forbidden Planet got ahold of some, but they weren't allowing them to be exported out of the UK. The guy at Comix Connection said there were several sets in the box of Doctor Who stuff I got, and they've flown off the shelves. I think I got the last one. I didn't think I'd never even get the chance to own this! I am so thrilled! I snatched up a Doctor figure to go with it. They're now sitting proudly on my shelf. Here's a picture of them:



I did a couple of photosets posing them as well: photoset 1 and photoset 2.

Mike saw a Batgirl statue he adored, and since it was his birthday and I had just grabbed the Doctor and River for me, I told him to get the Batgirl. He's really happy with it. But, we really need a curio cabinet now for all the figurines, busts and statues we're collecting. And there's more in our future because the store also has that Eleventh Doctor bust I've been wanting. Getting these, along with the Lina figurine I've wanted forever, has made 2011 a good year for collecting!

Our shelf. This isn't everything as there's not enough room for it all. My Kenshin figurines are at work.



I don't really have resolutions so much, but I do have goals and things I want to work on. It's stuff I've been addressing in December to begin with, but I'm ready to tackle 2012 with optimism! I hope everyone has a happy and safe new year!

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