|Reviews for My Ghosts Like to Travel|
| Guest chapter 1 . 12/25/2013
this is sweet :]
| Seta Kaita chapter 1 . 10/5/2013
my god, how sweet! nearly made me cry at the end!
loved the "breaking-things alien and the fixing-things alien"! XD
| LudwigBeiIschmidt chapter 1 . 4/8/2013
| eve997 chapter 1 . 2/15/2013
This was wonderful! I love the implications with the Master and his struggle to regain his sanity.
| Tosa chapter 1 . 7/7/2011
Oh my god, these are so good. I love the "good days", "terrible days", etc. thing. Very clever. I was also very pleased by Rory's role In this fic. Good job :)
| westwindhowl chapter 1 . 5/27/2011
I love this story! I never thought of the Master as anything redeemable but you've proven me wrong! I love the dynamic that you established towards the end between Rory and the Master, maybe not respect but something close to it. I'd like to see the Master reacting to Rory dying with this dynamic in place: how he would react, if he would try and do something to save him. And also to see the Master reacting to the events of The Doctor's Wife...lol, basically the Master reacting to every important moment from seasons 5 and 6! But, in any case, i love this verse you've created and hope you continue it!
| Indigo1100 chapter 1 . 12/6/2010
Again, I am so stunned it is hard for me to express. Wow! Amazing story! I'd been interested in seeing the aftermath of "Burn you up", and this was *fascinating*. From the style you wrote it in, the sections, the chronological flow as well as the different kind of days in there, the the echo of the end and the beginning, to the Koschei thing, to the Master remembering Amy from the Year, to the parallels to a medicated patient, not just when it's mentioned, but the whole time, to the way the Doctor tries *so* hard, the saying he's proud and taking him away privately (and wow, I just realized that we see that reference *before* we learn what it means. So thinking back to the first time we see it give a whole new view on that time), and everything, and the way it truly means something for him too, the sadness-going-away Rory notices. And yet how he has to take the other kind of steps too, double checking the repairs and the straightjacket and everything.
I love the list thing, and honestly just that whole scene is so amazing- the Master not looking up and toneless, and Amy running in, the the Doctor not even there, and it's hard to even imagine how he's managing this.
The... well, I'll say BDSM... idea with the Doctor is also- well, it just catches my mind. And for all that it takes up so few lines, that description is brilliant- the lines of dialogue reflecting both their history and their current situation so wonderfully.
The way the end... occurrence works out is so well done, Rory convincing them he can manage, and it's clear that in a normal circumstance he would have, but the circumstance stops being normal in a rather extreme way and you can *see* it happening. (And the line "There's no need to be super-creepy" is a nice injection of humor, there). The way the Master makes Rory unconscious, and the way you described it. Then the 'coming back' scene, and the 'icy calm' term is perfect, and I can imagine it, the Doctor holding himself like that, speaking like that, ("I've taken that into consideration"), and the implications of a 'long chat' that we know, but Rory, of course, does not. And how Rory is trying to portray it as as not-so-bad as he can.
The way you capture emotions so subtly- Amy with the cookies after, acting in that way people do when they're nervous or such like and trying not to show it, then the silence that falls afterwords, as the both clearly *know*, even if they don't, literally.
That so-brief section with the Doctor crying- again, I can imagine it, and the yet the emotions there escape me, leaving me with just a glimpse, a trace, because it's just clearly, clearly, *so* much, like a black hole or something.
And then the solution Rory comes up with, and it fits so well, and makes sence so well- yes, the Doctor tries, tries as hard as he can, and yet sometimes, something else is needed, and he needs somethings sometimes too.
And I love the line at the end about the breaking-things alien and the fixing-thing alien. Such away to describe it, and it fits so well.
And finally, and this is what I truly cannot describe, because in my head it's wordless- I absolutely love the Master's mental/psychological state here. Not just the way you describe it, which is amazing, but the way you created it to begin with. So many things roled into one- the psychiatric patient thing (and that one gets into the dynamic too- some of the ways the dynamic between and with the Doctor and Master is the kind of thing you can imagine with someone who cares very much trying to live with, take care of, etc, someone with a psychological problem- making accommodations for how they are, like how someone else might, say avoid certain numbers or pictures or something, and glad at Good Days, and sometimes it all seeming too much and all), and the dead-pan Atoner, and the so much more that I just can't *describe*, and yet I could see it through your words. Wow, wow, wow, and wow.
Thank you and thank you for such a wonderful story.
| DrippingPen chapter 1 . 11/21/2010
Oh my god, this was beautiful. You, my friend, are a talented writer. I hope many people buy your books, I certainly will. You only have four reviews on this? That's just odd. Either that or people are blind, because this is great!
| Atalanta Pendragonne chapter 1 . 11/19/2010
Please, please, please write more in this 'verse. I love the psychological angle so much, and you handle material that I might have otherwise found triggering deeply cathartic and compelling. I think if Pat Califia or Artemis Oakgrove wrote Doctor Who fic it would resemble this. The Master's dynamic with Rory blew me away.
And I haven't even read your fics for some of my other fandoms yet, either.
| GuesssWho chapter 1 . 11/15/2010
Poor broken Master!
| Aietradaea chapter 1 . 11/15/2010
Peter Gabriel lyric! Woo! *pounces on fic* ...and is immediately glad I did! Very nice! :) (I'm afraid I didn't get very far with the "Burn You Up, Burn You Down" one, though - bit squicky, sorry. :S )
Aww, good old Rory...
This was quite dark, quite serious for much of it - I'm finding it hard to picture how Amy and Rory would still be so set on travelling with the Doctor when they've got what's basically a dangerous psychiatric patient to worry about every time they leave the TARDIS... Still, I expect "downtime" in a dimensionally transcendent time machine beats settling down in Leadworth!
Anyway, that ending was very poignant - I've thought at times how the Doctor is so ready to forgive people, but the one person he can never forgive is himself, and he never has anyone tell him they forgive him. Good old Rory. :)
| KiraSparrow chapter 1 . 11/15/2010
I like this 'verse *a lot*. My favorite, laugh-out-loud part of this story was:
'"I'm Rory, and this is Amy," Rory says quietly, nibbling on a cookie. "It's not out of the question, but I'm not feeling that well today."
"It's not out of the question?" Amy whispers.
Jack nods understandingly. "I was nearly sacrificed to a volcano god this afternoon myself, so we'll table this for later discussion, after I've cleaned up a bit and dealt with your more important problem."'
(I'm still giggling thinking about it.)
I also loved the ending. It was so elegant, and wonderfully heartbreaking, that such a simple and profound thing as forgiveness (with a kiss) could make the Terrible Days go away.
I hope you decide to write more in this 'verse. :)