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My Birthday Fic

Rejoice, my friends, for I still roam this earth, ish. Mathematics has made me her bitch, and writing is my bitch, and we live in a confusing bohemian triamory, with dogwhips.

And speaking of me, I am here ish, though not on IMing places so much any more, but if you wish to shower me with tributes in the form of emails, links, or fic, you may do so. I shall be gratified. And may even reply. And yes, this is the way I grovel for my absence, thanks. Chilla: putting the love in grovel, since 1989.

And speaking of 1989, I got a fic for my birthday! Which was a trimester or so ago, but I'm finally here to link it, and do check it out, because it rocks pantyhose. Which you're probably able to tell by the title. And the author, actually, duh.

Sixth Generation Biscuit by ehnel
Summary: The Doctor takes Donna somewhere new in hopes of cheering her up. Immediately post-Forest of the Dead.

C'est magnifique.

And speaking of Whofic, there is this horrible Bible-Who crossover that I doubt I'll ever write but like planning (based on a bastardised anagram of River Song's name, naturally). I have a very important question to ask.

Poll #1341396 As if I wasn't already going to hell in a handbasket.

Which Biblical character (apart from Jesus) does Jack Harkness most resemble?

Noah (he saves the poor drowning beasts from the downpoor of estrogen and, upon his Torchwood, they procreate)
Joseph (Technicolor dreamcoat)
Abel (evil twin!)
Adam/Eve/the Snake (why??)
Wait... Jesus, what?
Someone else, let me enlighten you
Honey, your offensive ignorance is showing
Sorry. I'm so sorry.


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 1st, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
When do you have an actual break? Or do you not until the summer? Does Uni work differently there?

Do you still need the link to that Charlie fic?
Feb. 2nd, 2009 11:08 am (UTC)
Yesplease on the Charlielink.

I 'm having a break, as such, on the thirteenth of February, which is Friday. One-day winter breaks for the win, no?

No. Sigh.
Feb. 2nd, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Okay, here we go. A Dragon's Eye View: http://author-by-night.livejournal.com/328242.html#cutid1

Happy reading!
Feb. 1st, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
Yay! The Chillasaura still roams LJ, let alone the earth! :)

Thank you for the link-pimpage. ^_^
Feb. 2nd, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
<3, and I am not a Chillasaura, thanks, because it flashes me back to the Chilla/Godzilla puns Aggie liked making when she was four and I ten. Poor poor traumatised-pasted me.
Feb. 2nd, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
First, let me say that I think a DW/Bible crossover is a Really Bad Idea. Like, really.

Having said that, I'm answering the poll anyway! The someone else I think resembles Jack is Mary Magdalene. It's not because of the whore thing (which technically isn't even in the Bible!). However, after Jesus casts some demons out of her Mary Magdalene becomes one of his most devoted followers, witness to the crucifixion and first discoverer of the resurrection. This could be taken as analogous to the way the Doctor steered Jack away from his conman ways and Jack subsequently became one of the Doctor's most loyal friends, who stayed with the Doctor during the year that never was and witnessed his return to power at the end of that year.

Of course, the sinner to devotee situation also applies to Paul, but Paul never actually met Jesus in person, and I think Jack's personal connection to the Doctor is important. Finally, there's always Solomon, because the Song of Solomon is a love poem and therefore right up Jack's alley.
Feb. 2nd, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Mm, I know it's a bad idea. It's worse than guilty pleasure and bordering on "Accepting White Powder from Googly-Eyed Strangers on Streetcorners in November" bad ideaness. But I blame Voldemort. That's the good thing about Voldemort, you can always blame him. Observe:

I AM RIVER SONG. *complicated letterscrabbly wand motion*

It's only natural that this lead me to imagining a Nativity story with Mary!Rose, Jospeh!Mickey and HolyTrinity!Doctor/Donna/Handy. Which leads to the very natural question of "But where's Jack?".

But thanks for voting anyway! (And I really seriously hope I haven't offended you in any way.) I have totally forgotten the redemptiony bit of Jack's storyline. Or the met-Doctor-and-became-better storyline at any rate. And the Mary Magdalene idea is BRILLIANT. And you're right, the personal kindness of Mary Magdalene's story is much more applicable than some sudden Damascus Moment thing - the latter reminds me most of that nerd kid in the Sontaran Stratagem episodes, I do wonder what his name is...

As to Solomon, I just had this surreal mental image of Jack wooing a Roman maiden with the line 'your teeth are lovelier than sheep'. But at the same time, he probably enjoys reading it for the beauty of it, because he is romantic deep down in a one-true-love-ain't-for-me-but-I-sort-of-adore-watching-it-happen.

Mm, do you reckon Jack cares about justice a lot? Modified moral codes, naturally, but rigorous ones?
Feb. 3rd, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)

It is 3.30AM and I haven't gone to bed yet (but I will as soon as I finish typing this), so I'll think about it tomorrow.
Feb. 3rd, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
It's tomorrow! :P
Feb. 3rd, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
I know you said apart from Jesus. But the Jack-Jesus thing seems too perfect not to do. Rising from the dead aside, I'm sure there are alien explanations for all the other miracles Jesus performed. Plus, Jack is so friendly and personable; he's the kind of guy that people would just get up and follow.

Although, I suppose you may be worried about the potential damnation that could come from writing such a story.
Feb. 3rd, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
I know, Jack IS Jesus. He spent a year on a cross, for crying out loud, and then everyone denied the year. I do think it's sort of deliberate, you know. Also, I need an icon saying WWJD: Who Would Jack Do? Because I do seriously intend to rot in hell, thank you.

I'm not worried about the potential damnation, no - scroll upwards to read the perfectly sane, normal and not at all staggering explanation I gave tardis_stowaway. Jesus is gonna be Handy. Or Donna. I still haven't decided. Except I might change my mind and the whole Holy-Trinity thing and make Jesus Jack anyway, but who's Donna, then?
Feb. 3rd, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
OK, I don't know which Bible character Capt. Jack resembles most, but in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, he mostly resembles Ford Prefect, in my personal opinion.
Feb. 8th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Rejoice, my friends, for I still roam this earth, ish. Yay! I'm so glad whenever you pop up!

Mathematics has made me her bitch, and writing is my bitch, and we live in a confusing bohemian triamory, with dogwhips. I adore you.

And hey! When I finally catch up all the way with Doctor Who, you've provided me with fic to read!

Always good to hear from you!
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