kelleycarries:

au: clara oswald as a member of the faction paradox
↳ There’s an order at the heart of the universe. The law of cause and effect. Event always follows event. Nothing happens without being caused. On that level, if no other, the universe is simple. Elegant. Stable. There are those who see this order as the handwriting of God. But, wherever there’s a god, there are those who wish to overthrow that god. They’re called Faction Paradox. They’re necromancers. They summon into our timestream things that never were, things that were never meant to be. They revel in paradoxes, causal loops, anything that tangles the Web of Time more and more, until the order of the universe is lost in a mass of exceptions and impossibilities.

(Source: reyesrobbies)

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’Cause being half-and-half makes you lesser, you know. You can’t just be happy living that way. Even on Star Trek, you gotta fight to keep one side or the other under control.

(Usually the alien side, too, ’cause it’s the human one that makes you better.) You ask a guy who’s half-Chinese how he keeps his inscrutability under control, see how fast he decks you.

People can’t figure out how having a mixed background could be anything but a defining trauma – either you’re angsty, or you’re a slavering hybrid mutant on The X-Files. They figure that’s the natural order – the price you gotta pay for blurring the racial boundaries.

But for me, in my real life, it’s no biggie. Even though every seven years I gotta eat a burrito or die.

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Eldin Sanchez, now my new favorite one-off Doctor Who character. This has always been my frustration with “half this, half that” characters in speculative fiction. My background enriches my life; it doesn’t circumscribe it.

From Unnatural History, by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman.

"'This is Fitz,' he said. 'This is Fitz Kreiner's life encapsulated in an instant.'"

Fitz, right after he and Sam get mugged by a unicorn in San Francisco. From Unnatural History, by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman.

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creepingmonsterism:

geviladaheel:

creepingmonsterism:

So people seem to like the idea of this Doctor Who book club thing. Some questions: What would be a good schedule for reading? What book do we start with? (skalja suggested Vampire Science as a good starting point for the EDAs a while back, and teatime-brutality…

ooooh a Doctor Who book club! That’d be great!

I have not been able to focus on that much because of papers and such, but that’s almost done now. We can probably start on Monday. Since there’s nothing that says Christmas quite like vampires.

I’m aaaaaall ready! Actually, no, I probably have to reread a summary or something, but I do have a favorite quote ready to reblog and everything. (Is there a tag for this book club?)

Incidentally, henriettastreet@lj’s Eighth Doctor Adventure book club has resumed after a hiatus of a few months — the discussion for Revolution Man and Dominion is here, and the schedule’s been posted for the next few months.

linnealurks:

the-singer-of-apollo:

OKAY DID THE JACKET JUST FUCKING REGENERATE WITH THE DOCTOR IS THE JACKET LIKE MAGICAL OR INDESTRUCTIBLE OR SOMETHING WHY IS IT THE SAME

When the Doctor first regenerates, he’s in the same clothes he was in before. It’s usually later in that regeneration’s first episode that he changes clothes. Nine must have just decided that the jacket was useful.

I await the revision of everyone’s tragic headcanons that Nine’s jacket was originally Fitz’s.

intergalacticmanofmystery:

skalja:

Several times before starting my Eighth Doctor Adventures readthrough I was informed that Fitz was something of a Rose precursor, and it’s not that I don’t see where those comparisons are coming from, but so far it’s more like the Eight/Sam/Fitz Team TARDIS is like an alternate Ten/Rose/Mickey team in which Mickey wasn’t immediately sidelined by the narrative before getting shuffled off-screen.

It really only gets better from here. I’ve heard the Mickey and Fitz comparison, too, and I see where you’re coming from - during the first few books when it focuses more on Sam/Doctor, even Fitz himself feels like a ‘third wheel’/tin dog. I really don’t think it’s until after Interference II that Fitz and the Doctor really let down their guards around each other and then you start to have their friendship really start develop. Compassion, the obligatory female companion during a few books, remains very aloof and distance from Fitz and the Doctor (as a bonus, she doesn’t fall in love with either Fitz or the Doctor and she’s a BAMF go Compassion yay) which pushes Fitzeight even closer together. Also if you ever want to ramble you can ramble to me. I track the tag Fitz Kreiner and my tumblr username so. c:

Yeah, I’m on Dominion right now, and it’s obvious that Fitz is still feeling out his place on the TARDIS. creepingmonsterism is impatient for me to get to Interference and is also a big Compassion fan, so I’m looking forward to her appearance and how it changes the Team TARDIS dynamic.

And thank you! I’ll keep that in mind as I work my way through.

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Several times before starting my Eighth Doctor Adventures readthrough I was informed that Fitz was something of a Rose precursor, and it’s not that I don’t see where those comparisons are coming from, but so far it’s more like the Eight/Sam/Fitz Team TARDIS is like an alternate Ten/Rose/Mickey team in which Mickey wasn’t immediately sidelined by the narrative before getting shuffled off-screen.

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

creepingmonsterism:

Hmmm. Here’s a thought.

A bunch of us are having fun talking about the Doctor Who books, so what if we had a Doctor Who book club where we all spent time reading and discussing an individual book. And maybe get more people into this weird, rich, fascinating corner of the Doctor Who world.

Timewyrm: Revelation by Paul Cornell might be a good one to start with because it’s influential, it’s thematically rich, and it’s comparatively short. Although Eight is in the air right now, so starting out with an Eight book might be good too. (I kind of want to talk about Interference considering how important it is for making sense of Eight’s history, but that’s like starting off Big Finish with Zagreus and Scherzo. Interference is something you kind of have to build up to.)

Anyone else thinking this might be a good idea?

Yes. Yesyesyes. Please. There were EDA readalongs on LJ for a while, but we all know how active LJ is these days…

(Also, I just finished Interference: Book One and moving on to the next asap. Just. Putting that out there…)

I was just gonna say, I was working through the EDAs with the henriettastreet book club but it’s pretty much dead so far as I can tell. (I am now on Dominion, so Interference is getting closer…)

Color me tentatively interested! I’ve only seen one Seven serial so far, so I’m not sure how well I’d do with the VNAs, but I can at least give one a shot.

konidraws:

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(based on this image by EnvySkort)

This is 100% accurate for Fitz in the novel I’m reading right now. And the novel I read before that. And not so much the novel I read before that, but definitely the one I read before that.

What I’m saying is this is 100% accurate Fitz.