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05 May 2005 @ 10:51
A Little Piece of Home  
A little "Dalek" coda I've been working on since Saturday.

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equusentric: doct +1 by kaibaequusentric on 5th May 2005 16:44 (UTC)
Damn, but you're good.

*hearts this*
ljc: lost (doctor)taraljc on 5th May 2005 17:18 (UTC)
oh please, I wish. Just had dialogue running through my head and couldn't let it go.
(no subject) - equusentric on 5th May 2005 17:27 (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - taraljc on 5th May 2005 18:57 (UTC) (Expand)
Lesley: Look by Mswyrrparatti on 5th May 2005 16:56 (UTC)
ljc: TARDIS callingtaraljc on 5th May 2005 17:19 (UTC)
Jayjay_jay47 on 5th May 2005 17:00 (UTC)
Absolutely wonderful. You really nailed the voices and the emotions were right on pitch, too. Thanks for this!
ljc: TARDIS callingtaraljc on 5th May 2005 17:21 (UTC)
thanks so much! glad you enjoyed it.
Susancy_girl on 5th May 2005 17:10 (UTC)
That's exactly the scene they didn't have time for in the actual episode.

Lovely, beautiful, amazing! Thank you.
ljc: lost (doctor)taraljc on 5th May 2005 17:24 (UTC)
Thanks so much for the kind words. I am addicted to "missing scene" fic.
Ravenloneraven on 5th May 2005 17:17 (UTC)
Every time you put your fingers to the keyboard I want to have your babies. OMGSQUEEDALEKFIC.

More coherently, I love this. The humour (the Doctor as a typical male; the difficulty of swimming pools instead of wardrobes) that undercuts the delightfully well-drawn angst is what gives its depth; I particularly love what you've done with the Doctor, made him into a real character suffering from loneliness and survivors' guilt and what may be the Gallifreyan version of PTSD, and shown Rose to show as much compassion for him as we know she does.

In short, this is very, very good, and you rock. :)
ljc: doctor who MIBtaraljc on 5th May 2005 18:17 (UTC)
I joke about him being woobified, and just needing a hug. But I like how honest he was in showing his emotions in the episode. They may not have always been *good* but they were honest. And I do see his emotional reactions as very innocent--and child-like (tho not childish). Sometimes, when you're overwhelmed, you do revert back to being a kid who just is scared and hurt and needy and it's such a simple and true thing.
Melaniemillion_moments on 5th May 2005 17:34 (UTC)
I love it :)
ljc: TARDIS callingtaraljc on 5th May 2005 18:18 (UTC)
thanks so much! glad you enjoyed it.
harmonyfb: reading is fundamentalharmonyfb on 5th May 2005 18:00 (UTC)
Once again, beautiful. I've been hitting your LJ every afternoon in the hopes of more well-written DW fic. :) Thanks.

I particularly loved this bit:

"I'm right here." Her arms went around him automatically as he buried his face in her neck. He was shaking, and she rubbed his back and just held onto him. She didn't know what else to do. What else she could do.

"I'm sorry, Rose. I'm so sorry," he kept repeating, like a child.

"It's all right," she managed thickly through a throat that felt swollen, tight with sobs she held inside where they could do no more damage. "It's all right. It's over."

He finally pulled back, wiping at his cheeks with his palms. The tears, she decided, were better than the empty, haunted look. "Over," he said with a bitter laugh.

Just so beautifully portrays the desperation and the shock - I'm glad you're writing in this fandom.
ljc: lost (doctor)taraljc on 5th May 2005 18:14 (UTC)
After watching the clip from the interview a few dozen times, even tho I'm still not sure it wasn't unscripted, it did make me think of how it might have worked, had it been included in the episode.
(no subject) - harmonyfb on 5th May 2005 21:30 (UTC) (Expand)
Samantha Wilkinsonsamantha2074 on 5th May 2005 18:01 (UTC)
Excellent dialogue. I liked the reminders of the Dalek's lack of compassion, and the Doctor's own compassion.

I'm not sure where the Doctor's animus towards Adam comes from (jealousy seems to facile of an answer), and Adam's not to blame for Rose being trapped behind the barriers, although he provides a convenient target for the Doctor's displaced guilt. Perhaps the Doctor just gets on better with women in general.
ljc: lost (doctor)taraljc on 5th May 2005 18:12 (UTC)
I think he's just winding him up. I don't think he has any genuine animosity towards either Adam or Mickey. I think he just respects a sense of adventure more than people who think they know all the answers. And Mickey was pretty useless in the premiere--but the fact that the Doctor revised his opinion of him in the 2-parter shows that he's able and willing to show people respect if they have earned it through their actions. Adam just hasn't had the chance yet. And I do think that the Doctor is posessive of Rose, but I think that it's not exactly jealousy.
The Fabulous Rennrenn on 5th May 2005 18:05 (UTC)
Brilliant as always, darling!

ljc: lost (doctor)taraljc on 5th May 2005 18:48 (UTC)
thanks, glad you enjoyed it!
gwynnega on 5th May 2005 18:14 (UTC)
Beautiful, and pitch perfect.
ljc: doctor who MIBtaraljc on 5th May 2005 18:49 (UTC)
so glad you enjoyed it, I really enjoyed writing it.
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ljc: TARDIS callingtaraljc on 5th May 2005 18:53 (UTC)
Thanks so much for the kind words, I really appreciate it. I'm captivated by their relationship, and am having a blast exploring it in fiction.
chelseagirl on 5th May 2005 19:23 (UTC)
Just signed onto new_who and so glad I found your story. The characters and the dynamic seem exactly right -- the interaction is quite lovely.
ljc: doctor who MIBtaraljc on 12th May 2005 02:15 (UTC)
thanks so much for the kind words. I'm really loving their relationship thus far.
(no subject) - chelseagirl on 16th May 2005 12:19 (UTC) (Expand)
ellie79 on 5th May 2005 19:27 (UTC)
That was absolutely lovely! One of the most well-written and on-character pieces I've read in an age :D
ljc: TARDIS callingtaraljc on 12th May 2005 02:16 (UTC)
*blush* thanks so much!
infinitevikinginfiniteviking on 5th May 2005 19:58 (UTC)
That it wasn't a crime to have outlived his world.

You hit the nail on the head more than once in this fic. And then counterbalanced it with things like mugs of tea on the edges of shelves with creatures evolving in them.

Well done!
ljc: lost (doctor)taraljc on 12th May 2005 02:17 (UTC)
coming from you, this really means a lot. thank you so much, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it.


DAMN I love that icon!
(no subject) - infiniteviking on 12th May 2005 03:22 (UTC) (Expand)
Kat: Have a nice daykataclysmic on 5th May 2005 21:49 (UTC)
You really hit the nail on the head in getting their voices right; its perfect!

Loved this, and I can't wait to read the next one
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You really hit the nail on the head in getting their voices right; its perfect!

Loved this, and I can't wait to read the next one<font-size=1>*cough*Firefly crossover*cough*</font>
ljc: doctor who MIBtaraljc on 12th May 2005 02:18 (UTC)
well, I've got a ficaton story that coems first since I have a deadline, and my poor bike messenger story hasn't been touched in over a week... But I imagine this series will keep me busy writing all summer! And I suspect that once I see "Serenity" on the 26th, I'll be itching to write more 'fly.