A Day in the Park

dryadalis:

Pairing: Twelve/Rose
Rating: T
Summary: The Doctor and Rose spend some downtime in the park, and decide to have a little fun in the meantime.

A/N: Happy tumblrversary to an amazing co-author and all around brilliant person, gallifreyslostson! Beta by bluedawn0123. Thanks dear <3

“Doctor, we have a problem,” Rose announced as she walked into the console room. He grunted in acknowledgement, more concerned with the equation on the chalkboard, but when Rose cleared her throat impatiently he sighed and turned to see what she wanted.

He was momentarily distracted by her attire. She was wearing black jeans and one of his discarded oxfords, the sleeves rolled up and the bottom tied around her waist, leaving a tantalizing strip of skin. Her feet were bare with her hair tied in a ponytail, and she only had on mascara. She looked stunning, and he immediately dropped the chalk to walk over to her.

“Wipe your hands off first,” she grinned, dancing out of his reach when he grabbed for her. “I just changed, and everything shows on black.”

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Writing

whatwecanfic:

earthfire75:

So I apparently have no idea how to write something as simple as a shopping trip…

Ok so I’m not the best person to give advice because I get super stuck sometimes.  But I find it helpful with scenes like this to try to pull it back and think about what emotionally is the content of the scene.  Because if you think about it like a shopping trip that’s hard to write interestingly.  It ends up being:

Rose reached for the toilet paper and put it into the cart.  she grabbed some sink cleaner and detergent and chucked it in to.  For a moment she contemplated some mascara in the beauty aisle before double checking her wallet and deciding against it.

And let’s face it, shopping for yourself is dull enough, but we still do it because we need toilet paper.  A character never needs toilet paper, they should only be going on a shopping trip if it furthers the emotional and thematic purposes of the story.

So if I think back and go, ok I want to show Rose shopping for the first time after Jackie dies (sorry jackie fans) so I can illustrate her vulnerability and helplessness.  Then I have a lot more descriptive things to pull from:

The trembling fluorescent lights made Rose’s hand seem eerily pale as she reached for the toilet paper, placing it in the rickety cart.  On instinct she nearly pushed by the rest of the cleaning products.  Her mum had usually taken care of those.  But she stopped, checked herself and with a sigh chucked some sink cleaner and detergent into the basket.  No sense in living like a slob just because you feel like one on the inside.  At least that’s what her Mum would say.  She could still hear her voice scolding her in her head.  ”Rose, that Jimmy bloke was rubbish, but if you keep dragging around here looking like the living dead people are going to think he was right to take off.  Now throw on some lipstick and go find a new bloke.”  Rose contemplated the hot pink tubes of mascara, checking to see if she could afford them.  Money had been tight now that she had to pay for the flat on her own.

And then having a good emotional vein in a scene helps give you a springboard for what happens next to play off of.

At the end of the aisle a tall man in brown pinstripes was fidgeting with something.  He was handsome.  Maybe not traditionally but Rose had always had a soft spot for freckles, not to mention he had some truly marvelous hair.  Rose smiled at the tall man and he blushed, jerking his hand  a little too quickly and dislodging the whole stack of condoms he’d been perusing.  

… Ok I got carried away there a bit.  I might need to write a condom shopping fic now.  

But anyway, maybe try to find a few words to describe your various characters moods in the scene and think about what purpose the scene has in the overall story arc.  And this may be unpopular advice, but if a scene is just really not working out maybe consider whether you need it at all or if it’s just slowing down your story development.  


Anonymous asked:

Oh I was not implying that Rose was pregnant lol I was just surprised to read the real line.

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roseoswiins reblogged your post roseoswiins replied to your post:OH MY… and added:

dazzlem okay this is gonna sound stupid after I re-read it but I was thinking the anon was implying that rose was talking about her and the doctors baby ….. holy cow it looks stupider typed out

Haha, sometimes we all go a little hand-flappy with excitement when it comes to those two… Imagine, though… 

**imagines Rose pregnant…sighs happily***


Anonymous asked:

Can I just. Something I've noticed. Moffat seems to have a thing for imprinting the Doctor on children who grow up fixated on him and basically in love with him. Specifically Reinette and Amy. It's just a bit creepy.

ninedw17:

allegoricalrose:

whatwecanfic:

Not to mention:

allegoricalrose:

Moffat also has a thing for making school-matron-esque women into villians

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I’m not saying mummy issues. Definitely not. 

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Moffat wanted to do a storyline which revealed she was the Doctor’s experiment as the perfect companion. x

Bad Moffat.  Stay away from my Rose.  

OMG. I’ve seen that plot floating around and wondered at how random it seemed. It was Moffat? It all makes sense now…

No, I have seen that post. It wasn’t Moffat is was another writer

Okay, I’ve gotten to the bottom of this: it was Paul Abbott. Hahaha, such a weird plot though. I mean, a funny idea, but STAY AWAY FROM ROSE. Good job, RTD…


chocolatequeennk replied to your post “I find it so hard to like river and most of the episodes shes in :/ I want to like her because the concept of her character is great but I just don’t.”

River is a place where Moffat’s lack of understanding of how the passage of time actually affects people becomes most clear. As intriguing as the idea is, a relationship that works “back to front” doesn’t really work, at least not executed like this.

I agree. It’s a great idea, just poorly executed. 


Anonymous asked:

Can I just. Something I've noticed. Moffat seems to have a thing for imprinting the Doctor on children who grow up fixated on him and basically in love with him. Specifically Reinette and Amy. It's just a bit creepy.

whatwecanfic:

Not to mention:

allegoricalrose:

Moffat also has a thing for making school-matron-esque women into villians

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I’m not saying mummy issues. Definitely not. 

(article citation)

Moffat wanted to do a storyline which revealed she was the Doctor’s experiment as the perfect companion. x

Bad Moffat.  Stay away from my Rose.  

OMG. I’ve seen that plot floating around and wondered at how random it seemed. It was Moffat? It all makes sense now…



bluedragonhawk asked:

Doctor Who ask meme - 20, 34, 40, 49! Also want to thank you for all you do! Soo many new favorite fics and soo many more to read! Thank you for taking the time to do all these rec lists! I am totally loving them! *hugs*

**hugs right back** Thank YOU!

20. Do you own or aspire to own any Doctor Who merchandise? (including fanmade stuff)

Well, I just opened my mailbox to find the sonic screwdriver a collegue made my nephew, which included a tiny little TARDIS figure for me, so I suppose I do! Otherwise, no… I keep this little obsession STRICTLY secret, haha. Oh, I do have a ‘trust me I’m a doctor’ t-shirt in exactly the same colour/script as DT’s, but since I’m actually a doctor, it’s dual purpose… :-)

34. Do you believe time travel is actually possible?

Sure! Why not! Also, one must always keep an open mind about these things: you don’t want to be that person who doubts magic/futuristic technology and is the first to die (or just looks intransigent, unimaginative, and/or foolish) 

40. How has Doctor Who changed your life?

Haha, in many ways. It got me to write for the first time ever, which I’m extremely grateful for, and it brought me to a community of fans just as obsessed or more than I am, which is a lovely change of pace. I usually have to tone down my obsessions! 

49. Favourite plot twist?



Anonymous asked:

Well, I know you do more ficrecs, but I was wondering if you could recommend me any poetry books or poets (Or philosophy books. I desperately want to read some of these after reading OCH and There Walks in Cool Disguise with all the little references. I loved them, obviously.) for my.. own.. pleasure? That sounds wrong. Oh, and plays, if you have some you love. I got into plays lately and I can't find my hands between the shelves. So yeah. Poetry and philosophy and plays, if you are so kind.

I’m very excited to answer this! 

Poetry
Poetry books and anthologies

I’m not really a good source for philosophy, unfortunately, I’ve never formally studied it, but my favourite philosophers are:

I don’t really read plays I’m afraid (I’m an uncultured swine) or possibly I’ve never read any I enjoyed enough (it reminds me so much of A-level stresses!). I’m very open to any recs, though! 



Just to let you know, I AM receiving all your great fic rec requests and unless I respond privately (or publicly if you’re an Anon) they’re being worked on! :-)