The Tale of Trisha Delaney…

…a.k.a. how people become too attached to their almost-original characters


A totally selfish post

I have recently been informed, by doyle_sb4 and Doctor Who Magazine, that one of the next series tie-in websites will be a ‘desperate blog’ written by Trisha herself. Last year I latched onto her name in Boomtown, and wrote her into my ‘what became of Mickey and Jackie while Rose was away?’ fic. All we knew about her from Boomtown was that she was ‘big’ but lost weight; she was from the shop (same one as Rose?); and had a brother called Rob.

I fell in love with her instantly and am quite protective of her these days. This probably puts her somewhere on the Mary-Sue border, but heck, I’ll let you decide that for yourself. Anyway! My mind is spinning. They’re gonna take Trisha and actually do something with her. What will they make her like? Will she be something like Rose, kind but also full of teenage selfishness? Will she be like a female Mickey? (From here, I figure that’s the best option- but that’s just me) Will she be an unsympathetic comic-relief Rose-hater who’s out to steal her boyfriend? Will she be a pathetic Mickey fangirl like me? The word ‘desperate’ seems to point that way…

One interesting thing I remember reading on OG, when it was announced that Mickey was becoming a companion, someone suggested that Trisha would be the next Mickey- the romantic partner left behind. But then they’d have to cast her. Although for what it’s worth, episode 11 features someone called Trish…

Oh woe. April can’t come fast enough.

(Has anyone else ever suddenly found themselves having a, shall we say, ‘adopted character’ suddenly wrenched away from them? HP fans who locked onto names like Blaise and Theodore, I’m looking at you…)