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04 January 2009 @ 01:08 pm
Dr Who + Yuletide fics wot I wrote  
Well, I'm not unhappy. I was, and still am, a bit unsure about his youth, but Matt Smith certainly seemed to be thinking about it in a serious way. He seems an intelligent actor, which I like. I've decided I must let the age thing go - after all, my Doctor is Peter Davison, so I can hardly complain that much about relative youth! :)

I like his face, it's an interesting one. I think that's the main thing. As long as he can show all the ages of the Doctor's life in his eyes - and I think he'll be able to do that... Yes, I'm quite excited now, I believe.

And here is the stuff I wrote for Yuletide. I wrote three fics this year, my main story and two pinch hits.

First there was Keep it in the Family, A Dog's Breakfast, PG-13, mild incest, which squicked me a bit, but only a bit. And my recipient liked it, which is the main thing. Despite the squicking, I enjoyed writing it, because it was an excellent challenge.

Then my first pinch hit was Double-edged Sword, Merlin, PG, which didn't fit my recipient's request as well as I could have liked. But with a week to write in you've got to go with the plot bunny that bites, unfortunately.

And then after the deadline when loads of pinch hits go out, and you have like, three days, to write in, I picked up my second. This was What Maketh the Man, Georgette Heyer - Cotillion, G, which I picked on because I'd realised that I'd never written in a book fandom for Yuletide, and I wanted to change that. I'm not sure the style is *exactly* right, but it flowed a lot more smoothly than I thought it might, and, again, it was great fun to write. It's lovely when it's fun!

And that was my Yuletide. Utter madness, really, but I do enjoy the stress and the tension of it, and knowing there are over a thousand like-minded souls in the world!

Next up: my fic round-up for the year, when I get around to it :)
Katlinel the Darkeyed: Donna Hammerkatlinel on January 4th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
I'm working my way through Yuletide fic, picking out the fandoms I'm interested in, and I enjoyed What Maketh the Man very much. I think you've got the characters spot on, and it's always good to see a bit more of Lord Legerwood deriving vast entertainment from his children again. It certainly read smoothly and I am glad it was fun to write, as it was certainly fun to read!
Valderys: Captain Jack - historicalvalderys on January 4th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks! It was an interesting exercise - I love Heyer so much, but her style is so distinctive that I wasn't at all sure it would work. I'm glad it did! I know about reading Yuletide fic - I never seem to get around to doing a recs post, because I never have time. I do love it though!
smarter than a speeding bullettronella on January 4th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
I *really* need to see A Dog's Breakfast...
Valderys: A Dog's Breakfastvalderys on January 4th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
It's a fun little indy comedy - made more so by loving David Hewlett, of course :) This fic doesn't bear much resemblance, I'm afraid...
prochytes: Lukeprochytes on January 5th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)
I very much enjoyed the "Merlin" fic, and have commented on it at Yuletide.

Mr. Smith is an interesting proposition. He does seem awfully young. As you say, though, the real question is whether he can convey at appropriate moments the fact that The Doctor is an immensely old and powerful being.

I see it as a plus that I do not know him from anything else since I like my Doctors to come without too much previous baggage. That said, I still loved Five and Nine, despite the prior successes of the gentlemen concerned. But Messrs. Davison and Eccleston are such class acts anyway that memories of their previous careers were never going to be a big problem.
Valderys: Merlin - did I leave the gas on?valderys on January 5th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I did get that fb - I'm glad you liked the mixture of epic and mundane in Double-edged Sword - it was what I was going for, I have to say! :)

And I'm not unhappy about Matt Smith - but I don't read in the more mad areas of Who fandom. Morganmuffle has reported that she's seen at least three cases of hysteria surrounding poor Mr Smith - acusing him of being hired to ruin Dr Who, by looking and acting like Sylvestor McCoy, who, of course, was the last Doctor before cancellation... I blinked a bit at this :)
prochytes: Lukeprochytes on January 5th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
accusing him of being hired to ruin Dr Who, by looking and acting like Sylvester McCoy

*sigh* I suppose I should not be surprised that the crazies are already on the march. On the plus side, at least Who's lunatic fringe is not as pronounced as the one that surrounds comics.