Anything I can do to help? And if you do end up writing a sequel to Filthy/Gorgeous, can I beta again, please?
I may press you into service for talking through some plot ideas for whatever the sequel ends up being, since I only have a few vague ideas floating around at the moment. I’m definitely going to need something more concrete than “AND THEN THERE WAS MORE SEX”.
And oh god yes please beta again. It’s definitely going to need it.
ditto. sometimes i get an image in my head from one of my fics and i’m just like… oh god i wish someone would draw this because cuuuute. and then i feel like all, pretentious and shit.
I really wish I had something valuable to add here (besides the inevitable “YES, SAME”), but I will say that THANK GOD I’m not the only one. I was seriously feeling all self-important and shitty for even thinking about it, but I’m really really glad to know that I’m not alone.
Yea, me and my stupid show. My silly little science-fiction obsession. The weird british show with the man who changes his face or something and travels around space in a telephone box or whatever. It doesn’t make sense. It’s just silly. I shrug these comments off daily. I just want to look those people in the eye and tell them it’s so much more than that. It means so much more than that. It’s not just a show. It’s never been just a show. It’s not still in my life because of the entertainment value or my investment in the characters. It’s still in my life because it changed me. The doctor showed me a better way of living your life. You don’t just give up, you don’t just let things happen, you make a stand, you say no! That’s not just something that happens to the companions in the show. That’s the real part of it. Because on the outside, Doctor Who is this glimmering, futuristic idea of time travel and alien planets and explosions. But once you get past that, once you start watching the show over again, once you start really listening to what the characters are saying, it becomes a better lesson than any class in school could teach you. I feel so much more sure of myself, more aware of myself. I feel more confident in taking a stand for what I care about. Everyone who gets involved with the Doctor, companions and one-off characters, they all change. They all start to understand there’s more than what they’re doing, that they can do anything they want. The whole world is at your finger tips, and you as yourself are as important as the Prime Minister or Ghandi. You can take your life and do as you please with it. Did you know, in 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important before? If that’s not the greatest underlying message a show has ever sent out, then I don’t know what would be. We all sit here and scream about the actors and joke about how it’s our sort of religion or lifestyle, but we all know that really, we stick around because it makes us better. We’re better people because of our show, and it’s just brilliant.