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Laurus Nobilis ([personal profile] laurus_nobilis) wrote2009-05-05 08:45 pm
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Writing thingy from [livejournal.com profile] allira_dream

Chasing away that pesky writer's block.

1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it's over. No lingering afterwards!
4. Do ten of these, then post them.


The fandom is Doctor Who, because my music is pretty varied and I didn't know just how blocked I'd be, so I went for a fandom where anything goes. :P Both New Who and Classic made their way here.

SPOILERS UP TO THE END OF SEASON THREE, for the couple of you guys who are still watching this, though I'm not sure how spoiled you are already.


1. Sólo soy… si ven – El Fantasma de Canterville
es preciso convencer / a mi alma y saber / que mi luz aún puede resurgir

It wasn't all that hard to go unnoticed, when you weren't supposed to exist. Doctor? Time Lords? No one needed to hear about that, really.

After the war ended, wandering across the universe was so much different. He still did his thing, saved worlds, had crazy adventures. Pretty boring when you were alone, but alone was a concept he'd rather not think about at all. Not right now. Not for a long, long time.

And then, as it turned out, being alone simply wasn't an issue anymore.


2. The Wearing of the Green – Flying Haggis
and pull the shamrock from your hat, and throw it on the sod

"This really, really isn't where I want to be right now. Or when I want to be."

"Oh, c'mon, Donna. We've been in worse places."

"But still! Ireland? 1798? What were you thinking?"

"… weeeell. Actually. It was the TARDIS doing it. Again."

"You can't drive," she said. "You take me to travel around the universe, promise all of space and time, and you can't even drive."

"Hey! That's not very nice, you know-"

"Can you at least drop the shamrock?"

"But it makes things more interesting!"


3. Gira Con Me Questa Notte – Josh Groban
ci sono strade azzurre nel cielo

The universe is vast, endless. There is so much to see out there that it's hard to grasp even for a Time Lord – or perhaps Romana is right, and he's getting a little too used to thinking like humans.

Then again, they do have their good points. Especially the sense of wonder. That's something Time Lords seem to have forgotten, and it's a pity, really. There's just so much to find out!

Romana rolls her eyes at him and tells him he's being childish – again – but he doesn't care. Childlike, he corrects, and takes her to see these truly fantastic meteor showers in a galaxy far away just so she'll have to tell him she was right.


4. The Finale – Corpse Bride

It's funny, but all that mess with the angels and the time travelers and everything hasn't scared her away from old abandoned houses. In any case, it's made it all the more interesting. Not that Sally wants any more evil living statues around her, thank you very much.

But she just can't change her ways. The melancholy feel of those places, the knowledge that people have lived and loved there… It's too attractive, and she can't get away from its call, not even now.


5. Baby You're A Rich Man – The Beatles
now that you know who you are / what do you want to be?

Oh, what a wonderful way to wake up.

Kind of strange, at first. His memory was fuzzy to begin with, like it was trying to process too much information at once – well, of course it was, those were centuries and centuries there in that pocketwatch.

But once he got a hold of himself? Perfect. Just perfect.

End of the universe, a brilliant mind (but of course), a TARDIS ready to be stolen, the Doctor completely at his mercy.

Really, what else could he want?


6. No – Shakira
la paciencia se me ha ido hasta los pies

The worst part of it all, Martha thought, was that he really didn't seem to notice. He was such an idiot. She was sure that he didn't want to hurt her – he was making it pretty clear that he wasn't over his previous companion, at all, so she really couldn't blame him for not looking at her that way.

Except that he could be such an idiot.

The mixed signals were driving her crazy. It wasn't outright flirting, certainly, but it was… something?

Confusing, that's what it was. Annoying and confusing. She really should know better. It couldn't be a good idea to let herself get infatuated by someone like this. Even if he meant well, it couldn't possibly lead to anything good. She knew that. If she was going to stay and keep traveling with him, then she had to make sure that she was very, very aware of how things were. They were friends, period, and they'd never be anything else. She had to take any other ideas out of her mind.

But it was so ridiculously hard to resist that smile.


7. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – The Nutcracker Suite

"Using music and dance to tell a story is hardly a tradition unique to Earth, Doctor."

"I never said it was unique to Earth. I said it was worth watching."

"Yes, but-"

"Can't you just enjoy it? I'm taking you to see ballet! A lot of people would appreciate a gesture like that."

"We sneaked in, Doctor."

"And they're going to kick us out if you keep talking."

"But-"

"Shhh."

Romana turned her face away and didn't look at him until the end of the act.


8. Other Side Of The World – KT Tunstall
but the time has come / to move along

"So," he says, awkward, "how's everything?"

Rose shrugs, trying to hold back a smile, and Mickey can tell that she's bursting to tell him about all the wonderful and fantastic things she's seen with her oh so perfect Doctor. Then he feels a bit guilty for thinking that, because it's not really the guy's fault. And in a way, that makes him feel better about himself. At least he's losing to this amazing time-traveling alien. It's not like she's dumping him for any random guy.

He'd still wish she didn't dump him at all, though. Or at least that she'd dump him properly instead of keeping him waiting like this.

But, no matter what some others might think, he's smart enough to tell that it's over.


9. ¿Tus sueños dónde han ido? – Drácula
tú muerta y yo con vida / y las dos en soledad

It shouldn't have ended like this.

Then again, it had been ages since things had gone right with them, hadn't it? Or at least in a remotely non-destructive way. But this was worse than anything that had happened before, much worse.

They could have done great things together. He would have never admitted it, not to the Master's face, but they could have. Not the Time Lord Empire, though. What a ridiculous idea – of course, that was exactly the kind of things that made everything go wrong in the first place, wasn't it? It wasn't as if they could have ever agreed about anything.

It was still pointless, though. And now he was truly the last.


10. Rainy Days and Mondays – The Carpenters
funny but it seems I always wind up here with you

It was unhealthy, she always told him. Unbecoming of a Time Lord. The Doctor she knew would have a few choice words to say about idiots who moped in the rain and walked around looking sad just because they could.

Good old Sarah Jane. She always knew how to cheer him up.

The things that troubled him couldn't be solved with some tea and a nice chat, of course. They both knew that. But they weren't trying to solve them, either. And she knew him well enough to tell that he wasn't going to talk about anything that really mattered.

But she seemed to feel successful enough with the fact that he was hanging around in her house instead of staying all alone out there. And he did like the tea.



... I feel like I should apologize to Cibrián for #9. >.> (Also, since when do I write Doctor/Master? That came out of nowhere.)

Anyway, that was fun! I want to try it with other fandoms now. TFA is teeeeempting.
solesakuma: (Super Masho Masho Man)

[personal profile] solesakuma 2009-05-06 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
Doctor/Master is kinda canon, after all.

[identity profile] laurus-nobilis.livejournal.com 2009-05-06 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
At least Master->Doctor is. I can't unsee it after "The Five Doctors". XD Buuut I'm still surprised that *I* wrote it.
solesakuma: (WTF?!)

[personal profile] solesakuma 2009-05-06 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
See? I like that pairing because it's like. OHOHOHO, SOMEONE THAT'S WORSE THAN YOU.

[identity profile] rusalkai.livejournal.com 2009-05-06 11:49 am (UTC)(link)
Oh so you're doing this meme too? |D

Perhaps I should someday watch the Doctor Who. So far I've seen two episodes.

[identity profile] laurus-nobilis.livejournal.com 2009-05-06 05:09 pm (UTC)(link)
WAAAATCH IIIIIT. =DDD