Author has written 17 stories for Doctor Who, and Torchwood.
Call me Otter. Pleased to meet. Polite introductions first; on paper I'm a senior horticulture student who's battling her way through chemistry classes. In life I'm a dreamer, a half-Irish wild child, an eccentric, and a contemporary bard of sorts.I love stories and story-telling of all types. So I’m taking a bit of time to practice my craft and have a little fun. I'll be spinning tales about the Doctor. I have been a fan of Doctor Who for around eight years; my attention was captured by the witty repartee and, most of all, the emotions of the piece. The Doctor reminds me of my favorite Trickster characters throughout folklore, crossed with Sherlock Holmes, with a little of Merlin thrown in. I'd always had small daydreams about what could happen to him, and when I stumbled into this site, my mind sparked at the realization that I could finally share them! Practicing with already formed characters is actually a bit of a challenge, since you need to keep in the spirit of the character, rather than setting your own parameters. But it is, I admit, also tons of fun.
Oh, on the subject of stories:
Disclaimer: If I owned Doctor Who, I would have enough money to pay my tuition. I don't, ergo I don't own the series. Or Torchwood. In fact, I don't own any of the characters in my stories. They just found my mind a convenient place to hang out for a bit. And people ask me why I'm absent-minded...
I have a very thick skin for writing(my mother and a good friend are English teachers, and I'm used to my works being murdered by them), and I am always striving to improve, so I'd really like constructive reviews on whatever I write; anything you point out will allow me to work on it.
At the moment most of my work is in the form of a fairly cohesive series set in an alternate time line. Rather than Christmas and Cybermen, the Doctor took another road just after the events of Journey's End, one that led him back to his daughter. The stories in this series are, chronologically:
Wind in the North
Just A Moment (reading Dancing on the Winding Road helps the reader understand this one)
one shots Nicked and Scarpered, Sick Day, Out of Egypt and Movie Night(In any order)
Under Hill and Deeper Still
Close to the Heart
Anything not listed is probably canon.
And if you have a moment to play, read below!
Do what the Doctor tells you!
Statements from the Doctor on Life and how to live it
•First things first….but not necessarily in that order.
•Don't be afraid to dress conspicuously.
•Hang on long enough, and you’re bound to see something interesting
•Be polite to strangers; offer them a jelly baby.
•When government gets involved, start getting nervous
•Best camouflage is not to look like you’re hiding.
•Say NO when you believe you should.
•First appearances are a load of rot.
•Trouble can look like just about anything. Remember that.
•Life is hard. Then you regenerate.
•There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
•A little shock never hurt anyone.
•Logic merely enables one to be wrong with authority.
•There is a scientific explanation for everything.
•But you don’t always need to know it.
•Almost any problem can be solved by reversing the polarity of the neutron flow.
•Bananas are good.
•Killing can be necessary. That doesn’t make it right.
•Don’t annoy the only one who can fix things!
•Face bureaucracy with sarcasm.
•Never trust anyone who says ‘everything is fine’
•When in doubt, bang the console with a mallet.
•No matter how much you know, there’s something you don’t.
•Stupid rules were made to be broken.
•The ability to do something isn’t a reason to do it
•Listen to people who make sense.
•DON’T RUN OFF!
•Make friends. Everyone needs a friend sometime.
•This is life; nothing's sure
•Time and Time Lords wait for no man.
•People can be so much more than they think.
•When I say run, RUN!
•Always look at the scenery.
•Traveling through established time lines is strictly forbidden. Except for cheap tricks.
•Anyone can change. Anyone.
•Never guess, unless you have to; there's enough uncertainty in the universe as it is…
•Everyone will fall for an enormously big lie at some point.
•Talking gets you out of some very tight corners.
•If it glows, avoid it.
•Everyone deserves a chance.
•Sign language doesn’t work at all!
•Use your head!
•If you’re going to be nasty you can just go home.
•Courage is your last and best quality.
•Don’t know what it is, don’t touch it.
•Don’t have a neuron implosion.
•The nicest people are not what they seem.
•Oi! Don’t push the nice big buttons!
•Don’t let your curiosity run away with you.
•They will not see you if you stand very close to the wall.
•One must always accept the unexpected.
•All aliens speak with British accents.
•Humans are very easily sent into hysterics.
• Learn everything you can
•Trust your senses. All of them.
•Wherever you go, people are essentially the same.
•Do not distract the driver.
Everything has its time, and everything dies.
•Never say ‘that won’t happen.’
•Laugh once in a while. At anything.
There's nothing the sonic screwdriver can't handle.
•Keep your heart(s) in good shape
•Never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.
•However bad it may be, it'll all blow up in the last scene.
•Stay out of the shadows
•Everyone remotely interesting is mad in one way or another.
•Get a little perspective.
•Tea is good for you!
Innovate. Always innovate.
•The worst won't happen if you do something immensely clever.
•Try not to fly off the handle!
•It doesn’t matter where you are in space and time; you still get peckish!
•Don’t dwell on anything too long.
•Life is worth nothing if it’s taken at the cost of others.
•You CAN’T fight Sontarans!
•If someone says ‘shut UP!’, do it
•Humans have an amazing capacity for self-deception.
•One solid hope's worth a cartload of certainties.
•If you're so clever, then you know how to listen!
•Don’t trust the computers.
•If you muck something up, be sure to apologize.
•Ask yourself: What would The Doctor do?
•War is not heroic.
•Your best weapons are your mind, your scarf, and your brolly.
•Have hope. Always have hope.
•Get plenty of sleep. Never mind the circumstances.
•Try anything once.
•Change is good. But it can be painful.
•Get a hobby. Everybody needs one.
•Life will out!
•If you fail, get very angry. Then succeed.
•Do what is right. Even if it breaks your heart(s).
•You won’t get called a stupid ape if you don’t act like one.
•I'm afraid we have no time for codes and manners.
•It’s good to bring along a change of clothes. Or a few.
• All alien planets have corridors somewhere.
•You never know what you're going to get.
•The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common; they don't alter their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit the views.
•Companions may come and go, but your K9 is forever.
•Don’t say ‘what could go wrong?’
•You can get into anywhere with a confident attitude…and psychic paper.
•Do what’s right. Not what’s reasonable.
Life’s an adventure. That’s why we keep living!
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