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March 8th, 2007


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10:00 pm - Hopes and Wishes for the Next Series of Doctor Who
Inspired by several recent posts about several recent posts about what people do or don't want in Doctor Who fandom, I've decided to run one of my own suggestions list, but focusing especially on the upcoming series three.

And, in line with the posts above, rather than focusing on what the wants list for in the show itself (which has been done many a time), I'm going for a fandom focus: What do people want out of the fandom (especially the section with a creative output).

Not particularly spoilery, but who knows what might turn up in the comments.

THINGS I'D LIKE FROM FANDOM

- Martha fanvids to songs apart from the obvious. (Dr Jones, Martha My Dear, Have You Met Miss Jones?)

- Someone doing a whole bunch of those "IM IN UR..." icons for each episode.

- At least one Shakespeare fic going with the idea of Martha as "The Dark Lady" and the Doctor as "The Fair Lord".

- A bunch of newbies joining the fandom, just as with series two.

- Daft crossovers connecting Martha with pretty much any medical show in existance.

- Ten/Jack. What more need I say?

- Fics exploring the other people in the Jones family. Or Martha's medical student friends. Or other people back on Earth. *is possibly looking in sarah531's direction*

- At least one episode causing a breakaway ship and/or character comm to form in fandom, ala GitF or Torchwood's Captain Jack Harkness.

- Fun plotty gen and friendship fics. Without excessive angst or emo.

- Martha/Jack fic. And not just to get her out of the way of Doctor/Rose.

- At least one screencap that gets turned into "That one icon everyone has."

- Random loony ships based on minor episodic characters.

- A serious, thoughtful and intelligent fic set in the past, and exploring ideas of race. (Because I suspect, being a family friendly show, we won't get huge amounts of this in canon.)

- Fans doing something completely and utterly hilariously loony, like the "How do the Doctor's pants do up" saga of last year.

- A fic where the Doctor and Martha accidentally crash Donna's party/holiday/whatever. Others have suggested it first, but I love the idea.

- nostalgia_lj continuing to do her screencap posts.

- Multi-era fics. Ten and Martha (and possibly Jack) meeting up with other Doctors and/or companions

- At least one quote becoming added to the fannish vocab.

- Darkfic. Genuine darkfic, not just angst.

- Someone writing Martha/Adeola. What?

- Bonkers polls.

- LICKEY, DAMMIT!

- Cliches developing for Ten and Martha fic.

- Cliches being parodied for Ten and Martha fic.

- Cliches being subverted for Ten and Martha fic.

- At least one bit of bizarre fanon being created, based on some throwaway remark.

- An absence of character bashing. Sadly, I think this one isn't going to happen.

- At least one really entertaining wank

Feel free to comment on my items, or add your own. Or suggest to me places to link this (apart from lifeonmartha, since I've posted it there.)

ETA: Because it just struck me, like a bolt out of the blue: Someone needs to write a fic called "Martha Jones's Diary". Written in the style of Bridget Jones's Diary.
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From:jadekirk
Date:March 8th, 2007 11:50 am (UTC)
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Hehe, good list.

What about weird crossovers where Martha meets every single character that David Tennant ever played? I'm personally hoping for some Martha/Casanova or Martha/Peter Carlisle and so on fics.
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 8th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
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Crossovers are a guilty pleasure of mine, so I'm all for that.
From:lizbee
Date:March 8th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC)
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Romana/Martha, pls.

And a new series of Face of Boe jokes.

And insane amounts of shipping between the Doctor, Martha, Jack and the Master.

At least one of these is guaranteed to come true.
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 8th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
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Why, you going to write some Romana/Martha?

And Boe jokes never get old. Ever.
From:lizbee
Date:March 8th, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
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Why, you going to write some Romana/Martha?

...It might be on my list.
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From:cesario
Date:March 8th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
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- At least one Shakespeare fic going with the idea of Martha as "The Dark Lady" and the Doctor as "The Fair Lord".

AAAGGGHHHH I MAY HAVE TO WRITE THAT OMG.
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 8th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
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As soon as someone on the OG suggested Martha as the Dark Lady, I just went "Hey, there was also a Fair Lord. And possibly homosexual vibes going on..." and there was a spoiler about Shakespeare possibly flirting with the Doctor.

And after a quick Googling, I discovered the early sonnets were dedicated to someone described as "ever-living"...
From:tree_and_leaf
Date:March 8th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
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The Sonnest may be the greatest piece of literature about a reather depressing love triangle, ever. Shakespeare: just like fandom, only with better disguised porn!
From:aervir
Date:March 8th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
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I don't know about well-disguised pr0n in the sonnets -- some of the puns are pretty darn explicit...
From:tree_and_leaf
Date:March 8th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
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True. But compared to AFF.net or the wilder shores of the Pit of Voles....?
From:aervir
Date:March 8th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
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Okay, point taken. AFF.net may actually prove that a bunch of monkeys at a bunch of typewriters are not going to churn out the works of Shakespeare any time soon.
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 8th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
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Erm, sure, feel free to. Just let me know beforehand so we can work out times and whatnot.
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From:jeffxandra
Date:March 8th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
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Two words: Who's Rose?
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From:scarlettgirl
Date:March 8th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
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Great list!

Personally, I want to see Doctor/Shakespeare slash because, as we learned in GiTF, the Doctor really is a Star!Fucker.
From:aervir
Date:March 8th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
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And there I was, going to suggest a Doctor/Shakespeare/Dickens threesome. OMG, theirloveissoveryliterary!!11!
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 9th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
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Mmmm, hot Shakespeare...

(Love that casting)
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From:quod_scripsi
Date:March 8th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
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Awesome list! Yes, Nostalgia needs to keep up the screencaps. Not only were they funny as hell, but they were basically how I kept up with series 2 while stuck at home with ye olde dial-up.

Darkfic. Genuine darkfic, not just angst.

Intruiging...Do you have any good examples of what this would be (with any Doctor)?

Personally, I'd also love to see more genfics. Seriously, after a while all shippy fics start to read the same. But with gen, the possibilities are pretty much endless--especially with something as flexible as Doctor Who.

What I would love is to see fans churn out some real hard, or semi-hard sci-fi. The Doctor is clearly a scientist, Martha has to have a solid science background. Why not have them investigating a debilitating plague that has overrun some alien planet and have to figure out a way to cure it? Or coming upon some completely out-there nothing like what's on Earth lifeform and have to figure out how it works, whether it's dangerous , etc (Trek did a lot of this)? We know we're never going to get anything like that in the show (if it continues with Rusty's Laws of Skience), so why not have fun with it in fandom?
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 9th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
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I tend to think of genuine darkfic as being more along the lines tending towards what's classified as horror, or just general thematic darkness . The sort of thing where the ostenable hero (in this case the Doctor) is being sort of the bad guy is one example. I can't give any good examples off the top of my head, but it's the sort of thing you know when you see it.

Erm... maybe an AU where the Doctor took up the offer to become a God from the Krillitanes, and the gradual corruption of power, that sort of thing? (I was depressed there was only about one fic written about this)

But, word on the genfic thing. (And hard sci-fi could be interesting, even if I will admit I tend to go for the space opera type stuff myself.
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From:magic_wanderer
Date:March 8th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Compare Martha to any of the previous companions if people see fit, but don't just focus on constantly doing Rose/Martha comparisons.

Discuss plotting, because fandom doesn't seem to care about clever storytelling any more and Doctor Who hasn't half got away with some superficial, poorly plotted crap in S1 and S2 (Moffat aside). I'm hoping the twists and endings will be better this year...

Have some objectivity

Try and forget Torchwood
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From:bulky_monster
Date:March 8th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
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I just want Jack/Sarah Jane fic. The Grownup Sarah Jane.
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From:laurazel
Date:March 8th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Oh well, I'm for the slash fanarts, very good slash fanarts please! é_è
Usually slash fandoms are more focused on fanfictions... -___-
From:aervir
Date:March 8th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
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Martha/old-skool companion femslash, please.
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 9th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
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Actually, I'm with you there. The current Ten Doctor's one people are posting to doctorwho thrills me so.
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From:big_n_happy
Date:March 8th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
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I plan to vid Martha to Not The Doctor (shush, stereotypical 90s singer-songwriter pop ftw) but if I fail, I suppose this is a request.

*seconds screencap bit*
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From:arefadedaway
Date:March 8th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
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Ten/Jack. What more need I say?

Only perhaps an addendum: "kiss wit tongues pls." Fabulous list.

Martha/All Old Skool Companions. Preferably Martha/Romana, Martha/Ace, Martha/Sarah Jane, Martha/Barbara, or Martha/Turlough, pls.

Martha or Jack flirting with the Master. That should grant them an audience with God.

Martha/Dr. Cox from Scrubs. It's there.

Martha'n'Harry'n'Ten. Nuff said.

The Doctor gaying it up with at least one thing/person/alien/tree/immobile object an episode. One is at least bound to occur.

More genfic. There isn't nearly enough.

No Martha bashing on account of Rose. ::waits:: Out of luck, as I suspected. There's fandom for you.

The Master and Romana simultaneously emerge from one of those spheres and have been sniping, drinking wine and debating politics for a few hundred years.

The Doctor starts listening to Fall Out Boy in emo!Time Lord moments.

That last one might not be serious.
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From:jadekirk
Date:March 8th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
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Only perhaps an addendum: "kiss wit tongues pls."

I Second the motion.
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From:sarah531
Date:March 11th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
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- Fics exploring the other people in the Jones family. Or Martha's medical student friends. Or other people back on Earth. *is possibly looking in sarah531's direction*

Dude. Most definately. :D

I want the same thing we've had for the last two years: as soon as the episode finishes everyone dashes to their computer, writes out their thoughts and squee, and then links to it on new_who or whatnot. :D
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 11th, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
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I knew I could count on you. ;)

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