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Seriously - get over there and sign up! I'll be very disappointed if nobody picks up the Spandrell/Gallifreyan police procedural prompt (unfortunately I already have my own bunny demanding attention...)

Fic Meme

Feb. 8th, 2015 10:52 pm
jjpor: (Fezzes are cool!)
Nabbed from [personal profile] lost_spook:

Ask me a question about one of my fics. (here and here) It can be absolutely anything in any project and I will answer it the best I can -- even on current progress/plans.

If you'd prefer, you can also ask about my writing for a particular fandom, my writing as a whole, etc.


Hey, it might be fun.

WIP Meme

Dec. 12th, 2014 09:30 pm
jjpor: (Master 2)
Haven't done one of these in a while, so snaffled from [personal profile] john_amend_all:

If you happen to be working on some creative writing project, fanfiction or NaNaWriMo or what have you, post exactly one sentence from each of your i current works in progress in your journal.

No titles, no pack drill:

Sentences )

I think that will do for now...
jjpor: (Fezzes are cool!)
So, er, I was trying to write one fic and ended up writing a completely different one instead. By accident. Don't tell me that has never happened to any of you.

Title: Cold Dreaming
Rating: Teen
Characters/Pairings: Madame Vastra/Jenny, various OC Silurians, Strax gets a mention because he's Strax
Warnings: Bloody swordfighting-related violence
Summary: In the cold and dark, she dreams. A possible Madame Vastra origin story.
Word count: 7,664
Notes: So, I kind of wrote this by "accident" while blocking on another fic. It's the longest fic I've written in quite a long time, and flowed pretty freely however, so I just kind of went with it. Mainly, this is indulging my personal obsessions with feathered dinosaurs, unilaterally retconning Silurian dating to coincide with the actual K-T extinction event and gratuitous swordplay. Basically, I think if Madame Vastra is going to tote that weapon around she should make more use of it. There is, however, some Vastra/Jenny towards the end. And some pretty gory violence along the way, so yeah. As ever, Doctor Who and the various characters and copyrights attached to it most definitely do not belong to me!
jjpor: (Default)
Filched from [personal profile] lost_spook and/or [personal profile] john_amend_all:

Give me a number and I'll answer the question (or try to anyway):
1.Which is your favorite of the fics you’ve written for [name of fandom]?
2.Favorite piece overall?
3.Which was the hardest to write, in terms of plot?
4.Which has the most “you” in it, however you’d define that?
5.What is an image/set of images that you’re particularly proud of?
6.Idea that you always wanted to write but could never make work?
7.Least favorite plot point/chapter/moment?
8.Favorite plot point/chapter/moment?
9.Favorite character to write?
10.Favorite line or lines of dialogue that you’ve written
11.If I’m showing off just one of your pieces to someone, which one should it be?
12.What WIPs do you have going now? Are you excited about them?
13.Are there any things that might have happened in any of your stories, but you changed them at the last minute? (So-and-so dies, they don’t actually kiss, main character has long extended ballet-based dream sequence, etc.)
14.Would you want to write canon for any of your fandoms (like be hired by showrunner to do an episode)? Which one?
15.Does font matter to you when you’re writing a draft?
16.3 favorite comments ever received on fanfic.
17.Any mean comments? How’d you deal with it? Who laid the smackdown?
18.If you could go back and revise one of your older stories, which would it be?
19.Do you make up scenes at work/on the bus/at the gym? Who are the characters that pop up the most? Do you write them down?
20.Go nuts, and talk about writing. Or write me a little ficlet-whatsit using a character/image/line I shall now specify—


jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Eleven
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's...Torchwood! :D)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 33,914 (so far)
Author's Notes:
After a rather long hiatus, the next mind-boggling chapter! In which Gerald and Harriet continue their investigations around the ominously-named Devil's Cove, and meet yet another new character without actually coming any closer to solving the central mystery. It's like the WWI Twin Peaks!
jjpor: (Seven'n'Ace)
Story: Last Day
Author: [personal profile] jjpor
Rating: Gen
Word Count: 993
Author's Summary: No drama, no tears. Just another day at the office.
Characters/Pairings: The Seventh Doctor, Ace
Warnings: None

Written for eve11's Flash Fiction Comment-a-Thon on the [community profile] who_at_50 comm (yeah, I know, 900+ words is stretching any sane definition of "Flash"...). And something I've thought about for a while - none of the various endings offered to Seven and Ace in the various "expanded universe" continuities really satisfy me, and most of them have in any case been somewhat Jossed by the throwaway reference in the SJA episode The Death of the Doctor. I like to think, though, that however they parted in the end would be more Warriors' Gate than The Angels Take Manhattan. This is one possible version.
jjpor: (Fezzes are cool!)
Well, I hadn't until I ran across it this evening. I liked it very much, and wish the scene had made it into the televised story; might have made me feel a bit easier about the ending

SPOILERS if you haven't seen the end of S7 yet:



It leaves me in a slight quandary, however. On the one hand, I think this is now my personal "fanon", as of the moment I saw it. On the other, it invalidates a central plank of the story I was already starting to write for the Eleven/Romana ficathon. Ah, well.
jjpor: (Default)
Boosting the signal - if you're so inclined, please check out the 3rd Annual Eleven/Romana Ficathon:

http://eleven-romana.livejournal.com/7493.html

To quote the esteemed [livejournal.com profile] clocketpatch, its creator and proprietor:

The time when we gather together to write fic (and make art) about Eleven-era characters meeting up with Romana. Why do we do this? Because Eleven is awesome and Romana is awesome, therefore putting them together must obviously = double the awesome and the fic results from past years certainly support this conclusion. So, without further ado, I open day registrations for the third annual Eleven_Romana ficathon!

Rules:

All entries must contain at least one Eleven era character interacting with Romana. This can be Romana I, II, III or an author created version. There is no minimum length requirements, but anything over 1000 words must be under a cut or link. There are no rating restrictions, but you must cut and warn for anything over PG-13.


You know you want to...
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Ten
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's...Torchwood! :D)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 30,245 (so far)
Author's Notes: After something of a gap, the next part! In which Gerald and Harriet continue their investigations, Harriet is not impressed by Gerald's driving, Gerald continues to show some worrying opinions regarding the land where he lives and works, and the dynamic duo meet a new character or two who might have useful information...

And as ever, please give the hardworking Teaspoon mods time to validate!
jjpor: (Master 2)
Hello there. Just to say - I've finally decided on a subject for the 100 Things challenge I signed up to back in April, and plan to start posting very soon. After toying with a couple of ideas (I've got a couple of half-finished meta things about Doctor Who that I might post on here anyway if I ever complete them), I've decided to go with something a bit different.

100 Things I've Taken Photos Of...!

Because I recently sorted out a few years worth of photographs I've taken on various daytrips/escapades/one honest-to-gawd holiday going back to 2007, and I thought some of them might be interesting. Quite a lot from various (mainly military) museums and at least one zoo, as well as a couple of Welsh castles and bits of English and Welsh countryside. And I'll no doubt spin various personal anecdotes and/or witty, erudite (?!) yarns about the things in the pictures as and when seems appropriate.

So watch this space.
jjpor: (Default)
It's a bit late in the day, I know, but I hope you've had a good'un and that you're feeling better than you were last time I was wishing you many happy returns.

I've written something. It might be birthday fic. It might also be a bit long, but I hope you'll manage to read it (when it gets validated on Teaspoon, that is) and that you enjoy it:

Silver Lining

The clue is in the title! :D
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Nine
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's...Torchwood! :D)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 26,327 (so far)
Author's Notes: In which Gerald picks Lydia's brains for information on fishy deities, Bible quotes and the poetry of John Milton (Lydia knows all), Harriet demonstrates yet again that she is far from being just a pretty face, and we attempt to sort-of recreate a classic Who moment through the medium of sandwiches. Any errors in matters of the Welsh language or indeed mysterious "true life" tales of the sea are entirely down to my own over-reliance on Wikipedia and Google's translation tool. :)

And while you're waiting for the Teaspoon mods to validate - shocking evidence relating to this very case, only recently unearthed from the Torchwood Archives:

TOP SECRET/EYES ONLY )
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Eight
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's...Torchwood! :D)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 22,958 (so far)
Author's Notes: After a brief hiatus, the next gripping instalment! In which Gerald and Harriet react to their experience in the infirmary (and share a shippy moment), Lt Millington once again acts like a creepazoid and Lydia has to have a talk with Douglas. And yes, the sandwiches are sort of a fanw*nky thing...
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Seven
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's...Torchwood! :D)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 20,286 (to date)
Author's Notes: In which Gerald and Harriet finally meet the unfortunate survivor from that U-boat that fell foul of the "curse of the teaser" right back in Chapter 1. If you have a nodding acquaintance with a particular era of oldschool Who you'll already have guessed who the as-yet unseen alien threat might be (and the end of this part will only confirm your guess!); the thing with the scary pictures is taken from a related story from the same era. I do not, alas, speak German - the German-language dialogue here is all taken from Google's translation tool. I tried to double-check all of it, but some howlers may have crept through...
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Six
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (this is Torchwood, after all...)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 16,740 (to date)
Author's Notes: The next part, in which Harriet reflects on the war, Gerald uses an epithet directed at the French and we come a step closer to meeting the German survivor alluded to in previous parts. And yes, Lieutenant Millington, as you may guess from the name, his apparent misogyny and paranoia and general air of creepiness, is indeed the bloke out of Curse of Fenric, before he got older and got promotions.
jjpor: (Four/Romana!!!)
Fic: Doctor Who and the Temple of Chrysogonax, or; The Quatermain Xpedition

Act Four

Back, by popular demand! Well, by (a) demand, but having any demand at all makes me feel popular. ;D I said in the notes for the last part that at this rate this story might be finished by 2012 - that seems a tad overoptimistic now! But here we are once again, with Four and Romana and Sontarans and songs too! Although things take a slightly darker turn here as "the enemy" finally turns up to the party...
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Five
(All chapters)
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (It's Torchwood...!)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 13,521 (up to now)
Author's Notes: In which the team briefing continues, and is mercifully over by the end of the chapter. Again, possibly a tad too much "aww, my mostly-OC characters, it's been too long..." and less moving the story forward, but still. As far as I can make out, the idea of the Bermuda Triangle wasn't really invented until the 1950s, so Lydia is a bit vague about it here, and we know the Mary Celeste was down to either time-travelling Daleks or Sapphire & Steel so take your pick. As for Harriet's diehard support for the WW1 war effort, it's the main thing I take away from her minute or so of screen time - she certainly seemed very keen on Field Marshal Haig anyway.
jjpor: (Gerald and Harriet 2)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter Four
Rating: Teen
Characters: WW1-era Torchwood: Gerald Carter, Harriet Derbyshire, Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (the Torchwood way!)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 10,167 (to date)
Author's Notes: In which Lydia starts to lecture the troops. Quite a bit of character stuff here and Lydia's thoughts on her fellow Team Torchwood members (yes, yes, I know they're all de facto OCs...but I like 'em ;D), although I'll admit the plot doesn't advance much past the last chapter. My retelling here of the story of Room 40 and the RN's caginess when it came to actually using the intelligence it provided is basically true to the best of my knowledge.

And while you're waiting for the hard-pressed Teaspoon mods to validate, an illustration in similar vein to my earlier Sea Devils effort:

Lydia Lectures the Troops... )
jjpor: (G/H)
Title: Torchwood 1917: The Blood-Dimmed Tide
Chapter 3
Rating: Teen
Characters: Gerald and Harriet and WW1 Torchwood: Lydia Childs, Douglas Caldwell, Dr Charles Quinn; classic Who monsters to remain anonymous for the moment
Genres: Action/Adventure,Drama,General,Horror,Mystery,Series
Warnings: Explicit Violence,Swearing (it's Torchwood!)
Summary: As the Great War rages on, Torchwood Three discover more frightening things than U-boats lurking beneath the cruel sea
Word count: 7549 (so far!)
Author's Notes: In which Gerald receives the lowdown from his boss in London, Colonel Enderby. Enderby is my OC, I'm afraid, although he and his boss, Control, are named in honour of characters from John Le Carre's George Smiley oeuvre. "Room 40", of course, was real. If you know which body of water the real Urquhart Castle overlooks, you may have an inkling of the sort of direction this story may be headed in.
Disclaimer: Torchwood and any of its associated copyrights definitely, definitely do not belong to me.

(Please, as ever, allow the busy Teaspoon mods time to validate!)

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