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Title: By Any Other Name
Universe: Doctor Who
Words: 8500
Yet another "Parting of the Ways" AU, involving pocket watches, Jack's two-year gap in his memory, Romana, faithful bodyguards, Rose, self-sacrifice... and stuff. And no Bad Wolf.
Written for the Finish-a-thon 2007
( fake cut to story )

(I've given up on my polishing-betas getting back to me, so here 'tis. Maybe there will be a revised version later)

Date: 2007-11-03 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kalquessa.livejournal.com
So, since I've been craving Nine fic, is this fic kosher for those who have seen only S1, or do you need to have seen some of S2 to understand it and/or avoid being spoiled?

(Once again: You are brilliant for putting this fic-a-thon on! Thank you so much for your work!)

Date: 2007-11-03 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kalquessa.livejournal.com
Yay! I was surfing your LJ for Nine fic the other day at work, and I discovered that while I can get to KatSpace at home, my work computer refuses to connect to it. No idea why, but it's probably something on my end (it doesn't like g-mail or a number of other sites, either). So I'll make these into text files and send them to my work computer for next week's post-morning-rush reads!

Date: 2007-11-03 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] persephone-kore.livejournal.com
I really enjoyed this. I was able to follow most of it with only secondhand familiarity with the canon--I think the only place I really got lost was the game show thing at the end, and I'm guessing this had something to do with how the Daleks got into position. I think I got... not exactly a chill when Romana-Rose gave her new tonguetwister name, but kind of a vicarious chill, thinking of how the Doctor might have felt on hearing that proclaimed.

I kind of want to cry for Jackie and Mickey, for loss and pride in them, helping her--because she has to do this, both of her have to do this, and they understand that--while knowing they're going to lose her.

Date: 2007-11-03 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] persephone-kore.livejournal.com
I'm impressed that you dared to read it when you hadn't seen the episode in question. I'm glad it mostly made sense anyway. 8-)

Perhaps I should clarify. I've never seen any episode. This rarely stops me from reading a fic that sounds otherwise interesting. *grin* I've started enough series in the middle that I'm reasonably comfortable reading stories that assume a certain level of knowledge I haven't got.

Although in this case, I also read your earlier story Necessity, which I think is actually what introduced me to the plot of the episode.

Date: 2007-11-03 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astrogirl2.livejournal.com
OK, I've read three of the finish-a-thon stories so far, counting my own, and apparently all three of them have involved people having other people's memories in their heads. I'm deeply amused by this, and rather oddly pleased. :)

As for this, the main thing I have to say is that your Romana voice sounds very much like her, I think, even when she's half-Rose.

I do think I've found one typo, while you're waiting for your betas:

The first bomb had fallen on Europa when the last connection was made.

Is that meant to be Europe, or are the Daleks starting their attack with Jupiter? :)

Date: 2007-11-03 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astrogirl2.livejournal.com
Ah! I power to your superior paying-attention-to-canon powers! Although not necessarily to RTD's choice of names for things... I wonder what the actual Europa is called in 200,000? :)

Date: 2007-11-03 05:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] persephone-kore.livejournal.com
Why not Europa? We've got plenty of Springfields a lot closer together.... ;)

Date: 2007-11-03 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jthijsen.livejournal.com
I haven't had enough time! I like what I've read so far, but I'm only halfway through. Will finish reading the story today, since I don't have to work today. If you still want beta-style comments, I'll then read the story a second time for comment purposes.

Date: 2007-11-03 07:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vilakins.livejournal.com
This is excellent, and it doesn't need a beta to shine, you know. :-) I love the blended name Romanarosedvoratrelundartyler, and though I don't know Romana very well at all, found the resolution very satisfying. I also liked your Jackie and Mickey who were spot-on in voice and reaction to Romana-Rose.

I too am very amused that all three of us wrote people-in-other-people's-heads stories.

Date: 2007-11-03 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jhall1.livejournal.com
I've already told you this privately, but I'd like to say publicly, that I think that this is a marvellous story. I've found that betaing stories for people on my flist is good fun. The stories always seem to need very little further work by the time I get to see them, and I get to read a good story a week or two earlier than I would otherwise have done.

Date: 2007-11-10 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pinkdormouse.livejournal.com
I liked that a lot. The logic behind Rose and Jack's different decisions felt very *them* too.

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