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You know…sometimes I get the feeling the series works better if you watch it from Jackie and Mickey’s POV rather than Rose’s. Overall, I mean. Because throughout both series, they change for the better and get a happy ending. Jackie’s husband comes back from the dead, almost, and saves her daughter- and then she gets a lovely house*, a complete family, and a new baby. Everything she’s ever wanted, just about. And Mickey gets to be a hero, and gains Jake and a gang of rebels, and his grandmother back and then Rose and Jackie too. Awesome for the both of them.

And then there’s Rose, and to be honest, I really don’t know what to make of her last scenes. About the ‘I’m never gonna leave you’ thing- yes, it was her decision, yes, she deserves to be able to make her own decisions- but Jackie would stay behind in Pete’s universe for her entire life and she’d never know if Rose was alive or dead or happy or what- her daughter would be as good as dead. She’d be unhappy for the rest of her life, and Rose could have prevented it- but she loves the Doctor and she wanted to stay with him, and she was right when she said everyone leaves home in the end. But…I don’t know. I really don’t know. And it would have been one seriously depressing tragedy if Rose had actually died.

Or, if she’d been able to carry on with the Doctor and eventually, say, he regenerated- but this time into someone she didn’t like. Or the Time Lords came back and he had to leave her for them, or something. Where we she go then? Nowhere, because she’d seperated herself from everybody. And she’d have had to leave the Doctor someday.

Everyone leaves home in the end.

So, the ending. I don’t know. What I really wanted was for her to realise that she had to grow up. Like Sarah Jane did, walking away. I wanted her to realise that the life she’s living is impossible, and that she can make a difference on Earth, or something- but she didn’t. There’s still hope that she’ll learn, on alt-earth, that she was lucky- but we’ll probably not see it. Unless she shows up again. Which I hope she does.

Sigh.

It depends which way you look at it?

Anyway. What do you think Jackie and Pete will call their new baby?

*I love the Tyler’s new house. I want to live there. Except not in the alt-verse (too many zeppelins).

Doctor Who: Doomsday

Typing this while watching Confidential:

When Rose was saved from the void by Pete, I applauded. Applauded madly and my hands still hurt. It felt so right, you know? So perfect.

I also cried, nearly, at the Last Goodbye scene. Honestly, I can’t find anything to say about that, because I know others will have done it better.

And I also admit that when Rose said ‘I’m never gonna leave you.’, even if it meant never seeing her mother again, I shouted ‘YOU IDIOT’ at the screen. Sigh. I also shouted ‘SHE HAS ABANDONED HER MOTHER TO A LIFE OF DESPAIR!’ which sounds hilarious, but there’s probably a grain of truth of it, because there would be a mother who could never see her daughter again…and if that’s not a tragedy, what is?

I grinned widly at pregnant!Jackie. Oh, I’m so so glad she didn’t die. She deserved her happy ending.

Also loved the Jackie/Pete reunion, and the way their hug mirrored the Rose/Doctor hug from The Satan Pit.

Mickey was awesome. Didn’t have much to do, but still was awesome. Leading on to…

The Doctor kissed him! Ha! I predict that will be on a thousand icons by the end of today, and possibly mine as well.

You know…I wonder what will become of Mickey and Rose’s relationship. I imagine it’ll settle into merely a good friendship, but…maybe it’ll evolve into something else, on the grounds that a) she’s already had a relationship with him and b) he’s a time traveller now, just like her.

One last thing? I loved that Rose was wearing a leather jacket at the end. Sigh.

I kind of do hope she comes back for one episode, somehow, in a few series’ time. Maybe the TARDIS does another crash-landing on alt-Earth, and the Doctor immediately goes to find Rose, causing much angst for Martha Jones.

Oh, there’s so much fanfic I want to write. I’ll see y’all later.

Jackiefic!

So. I was making this icon and suddenly this fanfic walked up out of nowhere.

Title: She Looked Back
Author: sarah531
Rating: G
Characters: Jackie Tyler, Trisha Delaney, mentions of Mickey
A/N: For those who fancy the Mickey/Trisha backstory (you don’t need to read it to understand this, don’t worry) it be here.
Another A/N: It took almost as long for me to come up with the title as it did to write the fic. I hate titles. Bah.

Summary: He said ‘Run’ to her once.

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Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen

Oh my god, Mickey. This is going to be his couple of episodes, you can tell…and we learned so much about him and my heart just bloody broke.

So *that’s* where it all stems from…all the insistance that he’s probably useless, all the fake self-confidence we saw in Rose and all the rest. His gran brought him up, and Mickey didn’t fix the carpet and she tripped and broke her neck. Blimey.

And his mother ‘couldn’t cope’- what did Rose mean by that? We came to her in mid-sentence, so there could have been anything there. Maybe she couldn’t cope because she never wanted a kid, or she couldn’t cope because Mickey had a brother or sister who died, or something. And his Dad left (which, I am slightly proud to say, is one detail in my fanfics I got right, ha) and then his gran died. And in the parallel ‘verse she’s alive, so Mickey’s essentially facing the same choice Rose is- if you found a world where your dead loved ones still lived, what would you do?

And his dad was called Jackson Smith and worked in a key shop. *notes that down for future fic*

Slight spoilers/speculation for future episodes now: scroll down to read:

-There’s been lots of talk (although, I think, nothing concrete) about Mickey choosing to stay on alt-Earth, and although I hated the idea first (what about Jackie? The real Jackie?) I can buy it now. Although what I’d love the most would be Mickey going back to the estate and living with Jackie (I’m not what you’d call a shipper, but I love the relationship between those two) or Mickey opting to stay for a bit and asking the Doctor to pick him up later. Although it doesn’t look like that’s possible. Sigh.

Real spoiler now, but if you were alright reading the above you’ll probably be alright reading this too: Noel Clarke’s in episodes 12 and 13 too, according to OG. So at least no matter what happens, it won’t be quite the end. Whew.

Oh, and the Cybermen? They were pretty good too. ;)

Go Home (12/12)

Title: Go Home
Author: sarah531
Rating: PG13
Characters: Mickey, Ten, Rose, Jackie, Adam
Summary: In the year 2006, Mickey Smith asks Rose and the Doctor if he can come with them and they say yes. In the year 2012, Adam Mitchell asks Rose and the Doctor not to leave him on Earth with a metal chip in his head and they say no. In the year 2038, someone steps out of a time machine into the burned wreckage of the Powell Estate…

A/N: It’s done! Here’s a cover for you all…and a million thanks. :D

Prologue
chapter one- a long way down the road
chapter two- take me to your war
chapter three- so far away from home
chapter four- metal and blood
chapter five- a second chance
chapter six- humans in the wreckage
chapter seven- the selfless and the useless
chapter eight- he was a time traveller
chapter nine- page 95
chapter ten- the most powerful and hopeless of them all
chapter eleven- end of the road

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Go Home (11/12)

Title: Go Home
Author: sarah531
Rating: PG13
Characters: Mickey, Ten, Rose, Jackie, Adam
Summary: In the year 2006, Mickey Smith asks Rose and the Doctor if he can come with them and they say yes. In the year 2012, Adam Mitchell asks Rose and the Doctor not to leave him on Earth with a metal chip in his head and they say no. In the year 2038, someone steps out of a time machine into the burned wreckage of the Powell Estate…

Prologue
chapter one- a long way down the road
chapter two- take me to your war
chapter three- so far away from home
chapter four- metal and blood
chapter five- a second chance
chapter six- humans in the wreckage
chapter seven- the selfless and the useless
chapter eight- he was a time traveller
chapter nine- page 95
chapter ten- the most powerful and hopeless of them all

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Go Home (10/12)

The Jackiefic appears to have flown from my brain, but here’s chapter 10 of Go Home instead.

Title: Go Home
Author: sarah531
Rating: PG13
Characters: Mickey, Ten, Rose, Jackie, Adam
Summary: In the year 2006, Mickey Smith asks Rose and the Doctor if he can come with them and they say yes. In the year 2012, Adam Mitchell asks Rose and the Doctor not to leave him on Earth with a metal chip in his head and they say no. In the year 2038, someone steps out of a time machine into the burned wreckage of the Powell Estate…

Prologue
chapter one- a long way down the road
chapter two- take me to your war
chapter three- so far away from home
chapter four- metal and blood
chapter five- a second chance
chapter six- humans in the wreckage
chapter seven- the selfless and the useless
chapter eight- he was a time traveller
chapter nine- page 95

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Rose and Mickey’s Future (spoiler warning!)

What with all the speculation about Rose’s future recently, I thought I’d do a post about it. Then I saw some spoiler-ish speculation concerning my favourite character, so here’s two posts in one instead.

One more warning: semi-big spoilers!

This was found on Outpost Gallifrey. Don’t laugh. Sometimes, they are right:

I’ve been wondering whether or not to post this, but having read the posts in this thread it seems an appropriate place. Now this may well be a load of crud, I do not in anyway guarantee its authenticity – all I would say is that the place this little snippit came from is in the same direction as that from where I gleaned in the second week of January that Season 2 would start transmission on 15th April.


So bearing all that in mind, and taking it with as large a pinch of salt as you want, the big finale to the season is the death of Mickey.

*Vader-like NOOOOO*

Well. It’s up to you whether you believe it or not, really. I figure that by the end of S2, Mickey will have gone one of seven ways-

(And remember that apparently, after episode 6 he’s not a companion anymore, and episode 6 takes place on an alternative Earth.)

1) He stays on the alternative Earth
a) against his will
b) voluntarily (with an alternate Rose, or even an alternate Jackie?)

2) He dies in episode 6
a) and never comes back
b) and comes back, Jack-style…or something. Comes back, either way

3) He doesn’t die in episode 6, but instead is dragged off by the Cybermen/other villains/whatever- Rose and the Doctor only think he’s dead

4) He’s turned into a Cyberman (which is almost as bad as death)

5) After episode 6 he simply goes home, having travelled enough for now

6) He survives past episode 6, but dies in the finale

7) He survives, period

Apparently, RTD said that in episode 6, Mickey’s story gets completed. I had a look through abby_i‘s scans of Radio Times, but the closest thing I found to that quote was ‘By the time you see the completion of his story in series two he’s absolutely fundamentally changed.’ Unless I just missed it.

*crosses fingers*

Oh, and RTD’s bit about the finale- it mentions the Doctor and Rose and Jackie, but no Mickey. Meep.

And here’s a little bit about Jackie I really liked: ‘The story throughout the series is about a woman who waits at home while her daughter goes off to war. It’s a terrible situation to be in.’ Bring on Heroic!Jackie, RTD. XD

Onto Rose…she could also go any number of ways, in the end:

1) At the end of the series (series three, most likely), she stays on Alternative Earth with her father, mother (real or alternative), and Mickey (ditto)

2) She dies

3) She gets Cybernized

4) She leaves the TARDIS of her own free will and goes home
a) because she knows she’ll never be equal to the Doctor/she wants a normal life again
b) She’s fallen in love with Mickey again
c) She’s fallen in love with someone else
d) Her mother or Mickey have gotten killed as a result of her travelling and she can’t deal

5) She ‘evolves’ somehow (into a Timelord/she gets regenerated/something of the sort)

There’s one reason why I can’t see her doing anything other than going home, and that’s a simple reason: Jackie. Can you imagine how she’d feel if she knew Rose was dead or never coming home? She’d never see her again? It’d make her story a tragedy, and no-one wants to see that, surely?

(slightly huge spoiler, now)

Apparently the last two episodes of S2 are a Cyberman war in the real world. One thing I think could work is the war destroying London, and Rose staying to rebuild. It would work especially if the war was Rose’s fault somehow…and interestingly enough, RTD said in Radio Times that this year, Rose and the Doctor would start getting overconfident in their travels. Eh, it probably won’t happen like that, but heck, it’s one I haven’t seen yet. ;)

More wild speculation: she has to choose between either staying in space and time forever- no going home- or going home and never seeing the Doctor again. I dunno how that would work, but ooh, the drama.

Or heck, maybe she’ll join forces with Sarah Jane Smith. Which I would certainly pay to see…

Well, I think that’s all I’ve got to say. Unless I add more later.

Go Home (9/12)

Because I just realised there hadn’t been a new chapter of this for ages. Meep.

(This is my favourite chapter, by the way. ;) )

Title: Go Home
Author: sarah531
Rating: PG13
Characters: Mickey, Ten, Rose, Jackie, Adam
Summary: In the year 2006, Mickey Smith asks Rose and the Doctor if he can come with them and they say yes. In the year 2012, Adam Mitchell asks Rose and the Doctor not to leave him on Earth with a metal chip in his head and they say no. In the year 2038, someone steps out of a time machine into the burned wreckage of the Powell Estate…

Prologue
chapter one- a long way down the road
chapter two- take me to your war
chapter three- so far away from home
chapter four- metal and blood
chapter five- a second chance
chapter six- humans in the wreckage
chapter seven- the selfless and the useless
chapter eight- he was a time traveller

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Hey, everyone. I just realised I haven’t updated this journal in a week. Well, nearly. Unfortunately, the only thing I have to offer is a meme. And some brief rambling…I had my eighteenth birthday party and it was fantastic, then the very next day I woke up and had a cold. I still have the cold, and so was prevented from going to see V for Vendetta today. Bugger. I did, however, recieve the graphic novel for my birthday. Along with Firefly: the complete series, an iPod nano, a MP3 player, and many other things. It was the rockin’est birthday ever.

And here’s the meme, done because I hate having a cold and was bored:

List twelve characters from any fandoms you like:

1. Sora Takenouchi (Digimon)
2. Gene Hunt (Life On Mars)
3. Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
4. Kaylee Frye (Firefly)
5. Mickey Smith (Doctor Who)
6. Sirius Black (Harry Potter)
7. Eowyn (LOTR)
8. The Emperor (Star Wars)
9. Kate Barlow (Holes)
10. Edmund Blackadder (Blackadder)
11. Jackie Tyler (Doctor Who)
12. Harry Osborn (Spider-Man)

Answer the following questions:

1. Who would make a better college professor, 6 or 11 (Sirius or Jackie)? What subjects would they teach?
I could totally see Sirius teaching at Hogwarts up until OOTP. *glum* He wouldn’t be too bad, I think, as long as he didn’t have to deal with Snape.
Jackie…what would she teach? Hairdressing? I quite like that idea, actually.

2. Do you think 4 (Kaylee) is hot? How hot?
Well, I’m not really sure- ask a guy. ;) She is pretty, but I always thought she was the most ordinary-looking out of the Firefly women.

3. 12 (Harry) sends 8 (The Emperor) on a mission. What is it, and does 8 succeed?
Ooh, this one’s easy. Harry’s still out for vengence on Peter, so he hires the most evil man in the galaxy to kill him. The Emperor brings Peter back, is about to kill him, then Harry changes his mind and throws the Emperor out of the window.

Sounds familiar…

4. What is or would be 9’s (Kate’s) favorite book?
Erm, good question. She can read, being a schoolteacher and all…I’m guessing it would be that book of poetry she and Sam read in the movie.

5. Would it make more sense for 2 (Gene) to swear fealty to 6 (Sirius), or the other way around?
I don’t care. I just want to see what would happen if those two got together.

6. For some reason, 5 (Mickey) is looking for a roommate. Should he share a studio apartment with 9 (Kate) or with 10 (Blackadder)?
Hey, I can see Mickey and Kate getting along quite well, assuming one of them them was transported to the other person’s time. Luckily, one of them knows someone with a time machine, so…oh man, I want to write a DW/Holes crossover now.

Edmund Blackadder would probably take Mickey in as a roomate because then he could throw Baldrick and Percy out. XD

7. 2 (Gene), 7 (Eowyn) and 12 (Harry) have dinner together. Where do they go, and what do they discuss?
Gene wants to go to some random Manchester restaurant, Harry insists he pays for them all to eat at some upstate New York place, Gene agrees with this, and Eowyn…doesn’t care.

They don’t discuss anything of much importance, but Gene does flirt with Eowyn.

8. 3 (Luke) challenges 10 (Blackadder) to a duel. What happens?
Luke is obviously going to win, so Blackadder fakes his death, runs away and leaves Baldrick to fight the duel for him. Baldrick can’t be bothered. Luke gives up and goes home.

9. If 1 (Sora) stole 8 (The Emperor)’s most precious possession, how would he get it back?
Hmmmm. What is the Emperor’s most precious possession? The Death Star? It’d be hard to steal that. Maybe she stole his lightsabre. Anyway, he’d follow her to Earth, go to force-choke her and instantly be set upon by a ton of fluffy monsters.

10. Suggest a title for a story in which 7 (Eowyn) and 12 (Harry) both attain what they most desire.
I can’t think of anything angsty enough…

11. What kind of plot device would you use if you wanted 4 (Kaylee) and 1 (Sora) to work together?
I have no idea, but I want to have them work together, because they’re incredibly similiar…

12. If 7 (Eowyn) visited you for the weekend, how would you get along?
I don’t know, but I’d make her teach me how to sword-fight.

13. If you could command 3 (Luke) to perform any one task or service for you, what would it be?
…I’ll leave that to your imaginations.

14. Does anyone on your friends list write or draw 11 (Jackie)?
She gets written about, but not often. :(

15. If 2 (Gene) had to choose sides between 4 (Kaylee) and 5 (Mickey), which would it be?
Kaylee, of course, ‘cos she’s a girl. Or ‘bird’ as Gene would probably put it.

16. What might 10 (Blackadder) shout while charging into battle?
Aw, don’t. You’re making me think about Goodbyeeeee. :(

17. If you chose a song to represent 8 (The Emperor), which song would you choose?
Something that had the word ‘evil’ in it.

18. 1 (Sora), 6 (Sirius) and 12 (Harry) are having dim sum at a Chinese restaurant. There is only one scallion pancake left, and they all reach for it at the same time. Who gets to eat it?
Harry buys it from whoever reaches it first. ;)

19. What might be a good pick-up line for 2 (Gene) to use on 10 (Blackadder)?
No! Stop with the crack!

20. What would 5 (Mickey) most likely be arrested for?
Ooh, the possibilities are endless. Possibly the Doctor takes him to a completely alien place, and he doesn’t know how to act, and prompty gets arrested.

21. What is 6’s (Sirius’s) secret?
…apart from the fact he can turn into a dog…I dunno. Maybe he writes sensitive poetry. (To Snape)

22. If 11 (Jackie) and 9 (Kate) were racing to a destination, who would get there first?
Kate has a horse! But Jackie could ask for a lift in the TARDIS.

24. “1 (Sora) and 9 (Kate) reluctantly team up to save the world from the threat posed by 4 (Kaylee)’s sinister secret organization. 11 (Jackie) volunteers to help them, but it is later discovered that she/he is actually a spy for 4 (Kaylee). Meanwhile, 4 (Kaylee) has kidnapped 12 (Harry) in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wise advice of 5 (Mickey), they seek out 3 (Luke), who gives them what they need to complete their quest.” What title would you give this fic? Name three people on your friends list who might read it. Name one person who should write it.
Whoa. I would never inflict that on anyone, so I woul write it myself. In a notebook. And then hide the notebook. And never speak of it again.

25. If you had to walk home through a bad neighborhood late at night, would you feel safer in the company of 7 (Eowyn) or 8 (The Emperor)?
I think I’d go for the chick with a sword.

I love those memes. They inspire crackfic.

Now, off to put up the sw_awards winners…