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Thursday, September 27th, 2007 04:21 pm
Oh, look, I found myself a Ninth Doctor icon... *g*

Title: Stupid (Drabble)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Author: [livejournal.com profile] unfeathered
Character: Ninth Doctor
Genre: Gen
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Father's Day
Disclaimer: Not mine
Summary: He knew he was acting stupidly.
Author’s Note: This came about from a conversation with [livejournal.com profile] _medley_ yesterday…

He knew he was acting stupidly.

Quarrelling with Rose, accusing her of only coming with him so she could save her dad, storming off without cooling down first, actually intending to leave her here in the past where she couldn't help but do more damage…

But the most stupid thing was bringing her here at all. Because of course she'd try to save her dad.

Wouldn't he have done the same thing, if he could?

And maybe that's why he did it. Wanted to give her the one thing he couldn't have himself. Her family back, alive and well.


ETA D'you know what? This is the first fic I've posted that hasn't been about, or referenced, Jack! It's also the first time I've written Nine! Go me! :-)
Thursday, September 27th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I like this! Because, really, why else would he have taken here there/then?
Thursday, September 27th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks :-)

The thing is, I think the episode did try to make that point, but I don't think it did it very clearly.

Oh dear, that makes me sound like I'm saying I'm a better writer than Paul Cornell... Not what I meant! :-)
Thursday, September 27th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
if the shoe fits....
Thursday, September 27th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)

(And I like Cornell)
Thursday, September 27th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
Well, thank you, you two! :-)

And I like Cornell too. I liked this episode. I just think it could have done a bit better in places.

(Ooh, look, another Nine icon!)
Thursday, September 27th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Oh absolutely. Spot-on.
Thursday, September 27th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
Thursday, September 27th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Eeee! I love this. And I'm tempted to say THANK YOU, too, because it makes me feel better about the episode.
Thursday, September 27th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
Glad you like it! And it makes me feel better about it too, now I've worked it out! :-)
Sunday, October 7th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
And you sound proud that this is the first piece you've posted with no reference to Jack????

To quote Jack -- "Shame on you!" (lol)
Sunday, October 7th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)

I was just proud because it was beginning to feel like he was the only character I could get my head round (apart from the Master, of course - but even my Master fic at that point was very Master/Jack, though it's swung to much more equal attention on Jack and the Doctor now)!
Sunday, October 14th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
I must admit Father's Day is just about my least favourite episode of any of them.

But you've almost made bearable *g*

Sunday, October 14th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, God, there are MUCH worse episodes than Father's Day! The Long Game, for starters...
Sunday, October 14th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
*clamps hand firmly over mouth*
Sunday, October 14th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Why? To stop yourself defending it, or slagging it off? :-)
Sunday, October 14th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
The first one... *sighs* I simply don't have the energy for a sparring match right now...
Sunday, October 14th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
Me neither. (I was out at rehearsal from 11.30 am to 7 pm today. Knackered doesn't describe it.)

Well, when you have the energy, my episode review is here (http://unfeathered.livejournal.com/25569.html). :-)
Sunday, October 14th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
*bookmarks for sometime in the week*

That is a helluva long day ! At least - hopefully - you'll be able to sleep well tonight. I'm trying to write porn and failing - I thought I had it and then *poof* BAH!
Sunday, October 14th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
I don't think there's anything that could keep me awake tonight!

Will be heading bedwards very shortly, in fact. :-)
Thursday, November 15th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
Shows you how tired I am...
If the gas man doesn't get you sorted tomorrow you'll just have to move down here ;-)
Friday, November 16th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, after I went to bed, I was all, "She has read it - cos she said she went to look at the conversation!" :-) (I went back to read it myself after the lovely comments from Dynapink, to see if I really did do the noticing myself or if it was MEdley - and it was me! :-))
Friday, November 16th, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
and it was me!