Dept. of Organization

Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:57 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Default)
Multi- Chapter Stories

Most links to my multi-chapter stories will be to their Dreamwidth posts; links to stories prior to 2012 may go both to LJ and DW. Each multi-chapter Whoniverse story is also available at my Teaspoon and AO3 accounts. 


Doctor Who
Walk Out With Me to the Unknown Region
Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
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Over Easy 
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Sea Bound Hearts
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Redeeming the Tree
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Dept. of Organization

Saturday, 22 August 2015 10:45 am
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Default)
Master Fic List

Doctor Who

Single Chapter Stories

Third Doctor
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Fourth Doctor
Cooking with Gallifreyans  (LJ)

Ninth Doctor
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Tenth Doctor
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Eleventh Doctor
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Twelfth Doctor

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Sarah Jane Adventures
A Light in the Dark  (LJ)
Carbon, Earth and Stardust  (LJ)

Torchwood
Triptych  (LJ)
Going Out With the Tide  (LJ)

Multi-Chapter Stories 
Walk Out With Me to the Unknown Region

Sapphire and Steel

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Marvel Cinematic Universe

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The Goblin Emperor

Overhead From the Shadows (on LJ)
The Giving and Receiving of Warmth (on LJ)

Vorkosiverse

How to Gather Rosebuds (LJ)
Timing, As Always, Is Everything (LJ)

External Links: Ao3; Teaspoon

Meta
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External Links: A03




kaffyr: (Clara under pressure)
Under Pressure

(I wish I could write like [personal profile] elisi ; I wish I could think like [personal profile] promethia_tenk . If I could, perhaps I could have come up with something about Season 8 of Doctor Who that was better than this, or at least more organized. I've been thinking hard about this season ever since it started, but those thoughts never quite coalesced the way I wanted them to. They'd start - I'd get bits of imagery, or flashes of understanding - and then they'd dissipate. 

The only thing I could do, in the end, was put those flashes and images into some sort of broken-tiled picture. I can't speak to themes and motifs; I can only speak of how I felt, and about what, and who. And I found, a little to my surprise, that I care a great deal about Clara, that indeed I found her the most compelling part of this season, with the new Doctor running only slightly behind her. I was ambushed by my affection for her, which happened with Amy as well. Why should I be so surprised, I wonder? Perhaps that's something for another day.

In the meantime there is this: unedited, unbalanced technically and probably thematically, not to mention emotionally.)

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Glass breaks, mirrors shatter )
kaffyr: (Side-eyeing Coulson)
Very Quick Things
  • Cold on the way out, back spasm threatening. I will threaten it back, and frighten it way the hell out away from my muscles.
  • BB's thyroid biopsy came back negative for cancer. Since the tests indicate some thyroid problems, there may still be a connection to his ongoing fever, etc. We will find out when we talk to his doctor later this month. In the meantime, we are glad it isn't cancer. If that sounds less than ecstatic, it's only because we still don't have an answer to what is making his life miserable. Sometimes you can get so desperate to find out the reason for an illness that you begin to eye something definite with something uncomfortably close to approbation.
  • Saw the first half of the Who finale, Dark Water. I am willing to wait to see what the second half brings; I enjoyed it more than BB did, and he didn't not enjoy it. Was not surprised by the reveal, since I (and practically everyone else) had spotted that one from, oh, the first episode of S08. I'm reasonably pleased by it although I have never had the great affection for the character in question that others have. (Fascination and appreciation, yes, and some thoughts on the character's evolution, but not affection.) Why am I being this obtuse when everyone on my list who wants to see it has seen it? Because some of them may not have, so I'm trying not to be spoilerific.
  • And, out of nowhere, and thanks to posts elsewhere, all the scattered thoughts I've been having, the "I know there's a meta inside me waiting to get out" thoughts, the ones that have been swimming around aimlessly and without direction throughout this season (one I've regarded as extremely variable in quality, one I've been surprised to see viewed as a near masterwork by a lot of people I respect), have finally started coalescing. Mind you, that could be a mistake on my part. I thought they were coalescing around episode 3 and they didn't. So I shouldn't promise anything ....
  • Tomorrow, I get to go down to the legendary and fearsome Tribune Tower, to meet my new owners. Yes, it's on a deadline day, but they did at least apologize for making the mass meeting a last minute thing. More, after that happens.
kaffyr: Clara looks determined (Clara sees)
In praise of [personal profile] flowsoffire 

She wrote an excellent essay, positing some of the possible underpinnings of Clara's thought processes and actions in S08,  in a series of responses to one of my posts, and having just reread it (It's in three parts),  I wanted to let anyone know who hadn't read it (and many of you probably have), that they should go and read it. Clara hasn't always been well-treated by writers this season, and I think Azzie has written an excellent and acceptable Watsonian take on the hows and the whys of Clara's actions.

What are you waiting for? Go on! Shoo!. 

kaffyr: The Twelfth Doctor as imagined. (Dashing Twelve)
Working On It

Thinking  thoughts about how Moffat is taking a very risky turn in process as well as story, mixing Doylist and Watsonian angles with drunken abandon, (except that he's doing it very carefully.)

Thinking about the phrase "I am built broken. Watch me."

Thinking about the difference between liking and loving, and the similarities. Thinking about dislike and discomfort and how they are often survival tools.

Thinking about mirrors and mistakes, about how communication is a minuet of misinterpretation, rediscovery and changing minds, and how Moffat pulls it off sometimes, and how sometimes he doesn't.

Back to the tabbouleh salad, notebook at the ready ....

Dept. of Birthdays

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 06:18 pm
kaffyr: 11's profile, the quote re fezzes (Fezzes are cool)
 Happy Birthday!

Many happy returns of the day to 
[personal profile] janie_aire , who writes some thoughtful, beautiful commentaries and meta about Doctor Who; I'm very glad I have had the chance to "meet" you through those wonderful words, and I hope, selfishly, to read more  of them in the coming year!
kaffyr: Keep Calm and Carry on At Length poster (Carry On)
Stars, Survivors and Pomegranate Seeds

(Back in February of this year, I promised [personal profile] jjpor , the very nice creator and moderator of [community profile] who_at_50  that I would post something having to do with the Ninth Doctor in March. I decided pretty quickly it was going to be something about Jackie and Nine, because I love both characters, and think they're more alike than different. And I figured that, having realized what I wanted to write about, it would be easy to write. More fool I.

It's been a far too long since I made that promise, but I finally finished my meditation on Jacqueline Angela Suzette Prentice and The One Who Stole Her Daughter.

Oh, and if you haven't explored [community profile] who_at_50 , you really should. It's full of Who goodness, no doubt about it.)


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The sky is dark and full of stars )
kaffyr: The Doctor, his wife, her mother and father (Wedding)

Before the Angels Come

I have not seen the Angels swing low )

Dept. of I Like This

Saturday, 4 February 2012 10:42 am
kaffyr: Amy in profile in Byzantium garden (Amy remains in light)
For Your Consideration

[livejournal.com profile] sarah531 has written a brief, but very  thoughtful, analysis of Amy Pond's place in the Whoniverse, and some of the imagery employed in her presentation. I like her powers of observation here - she caught both tiny pieces of imagery I completely missed - and big honking patterns that were there in front of me that I never noticed, as well. I like what she has to say, and I think y'all should go over and see what you think as well!

kaffyr: Outline sketch of Sherlock Holmes, and John Watson, BBC 2011-12 (Sherlock and Watson)
Sherlock: A Question of Time. Or Possibly Geometry

Watch the next series? Of course I'm going to watch the next series. )
kaffyr: Eleven is blue inside the blue TARDIS (Blue Eleven)
Story: Sonnet for Canaan
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr
Characters:
The Doctor, the TARDIS and the rest of us
Rated: Gen
Word Count: 289, per Google docs
Edited by: unedited; all mistakes are my own.
Summary: The Thief's not tame, but worth it nonetheless.
Author's Notes: This was written for [personal profile] canaan 's 2011 [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking. I am not a poet, god knows, and know only the bare minimum necessary to cobble together the most common type of sonnet. And yet it seemed best to me to talk about the rhapsody of loving Doctor Who in verse. I labored over this (which probably shows, and is no predictor of quality) but I hope it reflects at least a little of the love I hold for its multiplex subject, as well as the occasional awe in which I hold it.
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole properties of the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement, and take no coin. I do, however, love them all, and thank the BBC for letting me play in their sandbox.




Our lives are ruled by minutes, seconds, hours )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (River is worth it)
Boxes and Paradoxes: River Song is Not a Psychopath

   Boxes, boxes, paradoxes. River Song, an exercise in impossible possibilities. River Song and boxes; it's ... complicated.
It's also long, so it's under here. )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (River is worth it)
Boxes and Paradoxes: River Song is Not a Psychopath

   Boxes, boxes, paradoxes. River Song, an exercise in impossible possibilities. River Song and boxes; it's ... complicated.
It's also long, so it's under here. )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Amy's gaze)
Empty Rooms

       Well, it's taken me two weeks to say it, but I can finally say it.

       The God Complex is empty. Empty halls, lined with doors that promise something but open onto empty rooms.


The thing is as impersonally welcoming as a hotel )
kaffyr: The First Doctor isn't amused (Bullshit!)
Empty Rooms

       Well, it's taken me two weeks to say it, but I can finally say it.

       The God Complex is empty. Empty halls, lined with doors that promise something but open onto empty rooms.


The thing is as impersonally welcoming as a hotel )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (AmyRory love lasts)
The Covenant of Amy Pond

And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1st Corinthians, 13:13


   A danger in writing meta too often is that you can forget that you can write anything else; that you can simply say "I liked this episode because of this" or "I didn't enjoy this, because of that." Sometimes it's best to simplify, to go back to the fundamentals.

    So here are some of the very simple reasons that I thought the The Girl Who Waited was one of the best episodes of S06. Whether larger things spring from those, I'll leave to chance. 


Once again, the greatest of these is )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (In the train's wake)
Dance Me To The End of Love

    Well, not the end of love, because who knows when the story begins, and when it ends?

    I finally got my thoughts together after watching Let's Kill Hitler, and I managed to put them into words that make sentences that make paragraphs. A lot of them. Hence the cut, because yeah, verging on prolix here.

    One warning. This commentary treats Let's Kill Hitler like Rory and Company treated Hitler.It's all about love, really. )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Free for Use of the Public)
Bigger on the Inside

It felt absolutely right to me - so right that, at first, I didn't even think the story was that momentous. Just ... well ... right.

It's a story I might write.

So, [livejournal.com profile] kaffyr , you're saying you liked it not because Gaiman wrote it, not because he beautifully brought to life something other writers could have screwed up completely, but because it was something you might have written?

No, (at least not completely, she muttered, forced into complete honesty.)

I liked it - I loved it - because I think it's a story only someone who loves the TARDIS could write. Some folks have theorized that Gaiman first started the script with another goal completely, and was routed into the "TARDIS, personified" plot for various reasons. Even if that is true, I still think he wrote the story he did because he loves the TARDIS.

Wait. Let me start again.

The whole concept of the TARDIS is encapsulated in one phrase.

Bigger on the inside )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Free for Use of the Public)
Bigger on the Inside

It felt absolutely right to me - so right that, at first, I didn't even think the story was that momentous. Just ... well ... right.

It's a story I might write.

So, [livejournal.com profile] kaffyr , you're saying you liked it not because Gaiman wrote it, not because he beautifully brought to life something other writers could have screwed up completely, but because it was something you might have written?

No, (at least not completely, she muttered, forced into complete honesty.)

I liked it - I loved it - because I think it's a story only someone who loves the TARDIS could write. Some folks have theorized that Gaiman first started the script with another goal completely, and was routed into the "TARDIS, personified" plot for various reasons. Even if that is true, I still think he wrote the story he did because he loves the TARDIS.

Wait. Let me start again.

The whole concept of the TARDIS is encapsulated in one phrase.

Bigger on the inside )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (OT3 Two)
Here There be No Dragons. You Will Be Saved.

After seeing a lot of the headers and hints of commentary about "Curse of the Black Spot," I was fully expecting to consider the entire thing lame, perhaps even "Victory of the Daleks" lame (although I was pretty certain we weren't going to have a replay of "Spaaaace Whaaaale!!!/Beast Below" lame.)

I'm really pleased to say - whilst being fully aware that this may say more about me than about the episode - that I found it sweet, and worth my time. Maybe just barely, and maybe the sweetness was almost too much, and, yes, the nutritional value was next to nil, but worth my time. And the show team is, of course, awaiting my judgment with steno pads in hand. Ahem.

Oh. Wait. Is it ... oh, no, no ... the Meta Monster! It's come for me again!!! )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (OT3 Two)
Here There be No Dragons. You Will Be Saved.

After seeing a lot of the headers and hints of commentary about "Curse of the Black Spot," I was fully expecting to consider the entire thing lame, perhaps even "Victory of the Daleks" lame (although I was pretty certain we weren't going to have a replay of "Spaaaace Whaaaale!!!/Beast Below" lame.)

I'm really pleased to say - whilst being fully aware that this may say more about me than about the episode - that I found it sweet, and worth my time. Maybe just barely, and maybe the sweetness was almost too much, and, yes, the nutritional value was next to nil, but worth my time. And the show team is, of course, awaiting my judgment with steno pads in hand. Ahem.

Oh. Wait. Is it ... oh, no, no ... the Meta Monster! It's come for me again!!! )
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Amy in the light)
Angels Unaware

I've pondered this for a while, long enough to be unfashionably late to the dance at Meta Essay Hall. For those who are interested, though, this is a poor explanation of why I loved one aspect of "Flesh and Stone" (and "The Time of Angels" as well) so very, very much.

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Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels' hierarchies? )

Dr. Who: Go, read this!

Saturday, 22 May 2010 01:14 am
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Amy Amazed)
Faith Like Mustard Seeds
For anyone who loved "Flesh and Stone" - and perhaps even more, for those who didn't - may I recommend this absolutely brilliant essay by [livejournal.com profile] sahiya ? And by "brilliant," I mean, the light from the bulb that went on over my head when I read it. She finds a theme in the story that was there, writ large and lovely, that I didn't see at all, because sometimes I'm that thick. And she writes about it beautifully. Go! Read! What are you waiting for?
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Blue Jack)
For Those of Us Who Love Jack Harkness ....
I commend to you this excellent essay by [livejournal.com profile] joking . I am truly struck by her thoughtful observations on the parallels of love, creation and destruction in The Captain's life. It is beautifully put together, and was a joy for me to read.

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