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theatrical_muse #207: Control

December 6th, 2007 (09:18 pm)

There are certain rules Time Lords have that they never, ever break.

There are certain rules the Doctor has that he never, ever breaks.

There are certain rules that are meant to be broken anyway.

He goes back. When he's finally realized what has happened (and what hasn't), when he's coherent enough to sort all of the information out, when he's focused enough to put the plan in motion, he goes back.

There's something about the way his thoughts race that makes him think he was very close to figuring a way out of it all, a better way out.

When he fails, he goes back again.

There's something about the way he knows he shouldn't that makes him push the TARDIS faster.

He goes back again.

There's something about the way the planet burns too brightly and too hotly that compels him.

He goes back again.

There's something about the sound of furious war raging around him that draws him in.

The TARDIS refuses to allow him to take another trip back, despite his yelling, despite his need, despite his urge, despite his beating against unresponsive controls. Even his ship has had enough of his rule breaking, even if it breaks them.

There are certain rules the Doctor has that he never, ever breaks.

This isn't one of them.

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theatrical_muse #205: Talk about a moment in which you wished you had a camera

November 22nd, 2007 (10:08 pm)

He says he has a near photographic memory, which is true...only part of the time. His memory's good, but nobody's perfect, and 900+ years is a damned long time.

If he can't find a picture of one of his companions in a newspaper or a yearbook or personal photograph, he'll take a picture himself and make an excuse for it, somehow make them think it was all their idea and that he was the one being the grump about it.

He doesn't do domestic, and sappy's not his style. So he says.

It feels so Human, but he has a photo album tucked away somewhere that he usually only takes out when he has a new picture to add. Rose and Jack aren't hard to find; they both thought up taking as many photos as they could was a great idea all on their own, which got annoying, but Jack was ever the camerawhore, and Rose was always obliging and promising that she wouldn't let any photos slip to some conspiracy alien sites or the like, and he knows he ought to be more worried about that sort of thing, especially since Mickey-boy only just erased most of his presence off the internet and general media, but he doesn't think it matters all that much. Rose wouldn't let any secrets slip that the public wasn't already ready for.

It's not the photographs of his friends he needs; he has plenty. Tegan and Nyssa actually got along enough to stay still for one snap, Adric slipping in there between them. Susan's time as a Human schoolgirl garnered a yearbook photo near the very front. Grace's photo came from a few years in her future when an article featured her thanks to her steady climb in rank at the hospital.

What he really wants pictures of are all the little moments in-between. Things that might fall through the cracks of even his mind, shared jokes and old-fashioned soda jerks, movies and spilled popcorn on the couch, faces full of wonder on their first and his hundred millionth planet. But all of those little things will have to remain memories, and he tucks the album away again. It's always time for him to move on.

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theatrical_muse #202: If life is a game, who's winning?

October 29th, 2007 (06:47 pm)

Anyone who thinks of life as a game isn't worth my time. You can't play with lives. That's like playing god, and that's wrong. Downright wrong; it's about as wrong as you can get.

And winning at life, there's a good laugh. I know it's just a phrase, but can you tell it's getting my blood boiling? I'm not a fan of the game metaphor, in case that wasn't obvious. Life is life, and a person isn't a piece on a board. (Except for Life, that actual boardgame. A bit monotonous, that. I prefer cards if we're doing tabletop.) How one chooses to live their life (or chooses not to, if that's the case) means nothing about "winning" or "losing". There's no playing it, and there aren't any fancy tricks or cheat codes to get by easier. What's winning anyway? Living forever with an infinite amount of wealth at your disposal? Depends on the definition, and you don't get an instruction booklet along with it.

Assuming for a moment life was the metaphorical game, then I'm definitely not winning.

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(no subject)

October 24th, 2007 (09:18 pm)

1. Bed
2. Desk
3. Microkinetic conversion stabilizing device (I keep forgetting to put that thing back in its proper place)
4. Comfy reading chair
5. TARDIS terminal in case I need to quick access something
6. Any number of books/reading material
7. Mirror

1. Are you in a relationship?: Nope
2. Do you like someone?: Oh please. I like plenty of people. Now, love, that's a different matter altogether.
3. Does someone like you?: Of course
4. Who was your last crush?: I'll just say quite a ways back.
6. Have you ever been cheated on?: No
7. Do you wanna get married?: Been there, done that.

1. Sylar
2. Come to think of it, Peter, too.
3. And Nathan. Can't help but worry about all of 'em, even if I know where one is.
4. Why IS that microkinetic conversion stabilizing device in my room, anyway?
5. Where/when to go next
6. The prettyboy, 'cause there still needs to be an exchange of words sometime there. How long has the mun been sayin' THAT, tho...
7. Food. What? I'm hungry.

1. Believe in God?: Nah
2. Had a dream come true?: Yes
3. Read the newspaper?: Yep
4. Sing in the shower?: No, I've got better places to do that.
5. Have a best friend?: Sure
6. Have you had braces?: Nah, my teeth are fine.
7. Wish on stars?: Weird Human tradition, that. No.

1. Fallen in love?: Yes
2. Kiss someone of the same sex?: Yep
4. Been to a bonfire?: Plenty
5. Ran away from home?: Still running
6. Licked a metal pole in winter?: Hey, everyone's tried that once...
7. Pulled an all nighter?: N/A, for a person who doesn't keep a regular sleeping schedule.

1. Cried?: No
2. Had fun?: Yes
3. Been kissed?: Nope
4. Felt stupid?: Nah
5. Talked to an ex?: Hell no
6. Bought anything?: Had a few things to pick up.
7. Used chapstick?: Nope

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five things drabble meme

October 18th, 2007 (07:12 pm)

Meme, since all the Heroes-pups are doing it, and it always has the 'lots of fun' potential.

Comment with a topic of five things that never happened with your muse and Nine, and I will write it out. Examples include:

- Five times Nine helped another muse.

- Five meals Nine and your muse ate together.

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theatrical_muse #200: "Visions of Johanna" lyrics

October 16th, 2007 (11:29 pm)

Now, little boy lost, he takes himself so seriously
He brags of his misery, he likes to live dangerously


explain to me which one is the little boy lost in this story?Collapse )

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memes stolen from Nathan

October 16th, 2007 (12:00 am)

You Are a Ghost

Mysterious, independent, and often unseen - you always do things your own way.
You are introverted, shy, and even a little secretive.
People are dying to know you better, but you're a difficult person to know.
A lot of your contributions to the world are left invisible and unfelt.

Your greatest power: Blending in really well

Your greatest weakness: Being too passive

You play well with: Witches


Ask me to list my top fives of anything (i.e. Top Five Favorite Novels)

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(no subject)

October 1st, 2007 (04:43 pm)

Halloween Meme
aces_are_rare carves his_sarah_jane's effigy in the medium of candy
enduring_pryde buries thisway_comes at the crossroads with a cutlery through their hearts
his_sarah_jane runs around screaming for hours until abruptly silenced by stripperenvy, wielding a sharpened Wings album
ibringlife gives you a toothbrush
mybrothershadow haunts your socks
of_traken puts real eyeballs in your brains
thisway_comes devours the entire neighbourhood's pumpkin
rude_not_ginger swoops on soundofmurder and drains their cutlery
soundofmurder puts apples in your razorblades
stripperenvy shows up with burning torches, pitchforks and dip
susan_who tries to pick up Phantom Hitchhikers
thecricketer sacrifices enduring_pryde's gerbils
vote4nathan calls ibringlife to let them know the psycho killer's in the dashboard
youwillobey summons the undead armies of thecricketer to steal your candy
LJ Name

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(no subject)

September 24th, 2007 (11:50 pm)

All right, forget that approach.

Y'know, the good thing about time travel is the ability to deliberate on certain issues that otherwise would be quite urgent and require immediate action or response. Mind you, that's hoping I get the times right in the first place.

So, memetime from Peter, ((OOC watch me bendy time things back, like, hours ago, hooray Heroes starting again!)) five questions, and, well, yeah, a coupld of 'em are pretty repetative, but that's all right, inquiring minds wanna know.

1. What's your favorite time period?
I've got a soft spot for the Greeks, to be honest.

2. If you weren't a time traveling Time Lord, what would you be?
Bored as hell,

3. What's your favorite book? Why?
That's a toss-up. Between The Mystery of Edwin Drood and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Both by Charles Dickens. The first one he was gonna name after a bit of an adventure yours truly had; too bad he never got to finish it. Nickleby because I really like the protagonist. He's so...Human. If y'know what I mean.

4. What's your greatest joy?
I go on a trip and nobody dies. Trust me, best feelin' in the universe. (And by trip, I don't mean just poppin' by for a party somewhere.)

5. If you had to be any of your incarnations except for the one you are right now, which one would you be?
My first one. Earlier on, not that cantankerous old fool I became.

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URGENT NOTICE: soundofmurder

September 21st, 2007 (07:18 pm)

If Sylar doesn't contact me in the next 24 Earth hours, there's going to be trouble. The kind of trouble nobody in New York actually wants to have. Not that it's not already full of trouble; anyone who's been keeping an eye on the newsfeeds lately knows what I mean.

ETA: Oh all right, if he doesn't contact one of me in the next 24 hours, so long as I know about it.

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theatrical_muse #196: Congratulations! You've been granted one wish. What is it?

September 15th, 2007 (06:38 pm)

He stood on the high balcony and inhaled deeply. The scent on the wind told him the trees were beginning to allow their flowers to blossom, carried up from the fields far below the snow-capped peaks. He hadn't seen the black petals nestled among silver leaves since he was a boy. They only bloomed for a short length of time, and Koschei would always--

...Well. Koschei didn't matter, and he berated himself mentally for having thoughts about the past. That wasn't what mattered now, only the future.

You should be down there.Collapse )

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theatrical_muse #194: Vanish

September 6th, 2007 (06:26 pm)

"The true magic of this broken world lay in the ability of the things it contained to vanish, to become so thoroughly lost, that they might never have existed in the first place."--The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon

This is how it could have gone. AU, starting from the end of Parting of the Ways with a referrence to UtopiaCollapse )

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snagged from just about everyone

August 21st, 2007 (04:36 pm)

You Are a Red Crayon

Your world is colored with bright, vivid, wild colors.
You have a deep, complex personality - and you are always expressing something about yourself.
Bold and dominant, you are a natural leader. You have an energy that is intense... and sometimes overwhelming.
Your reaction to everything tends to be strong. You are the master of love-hate relationships.

Your color wheel opposite is green. Green people are way too mellow to understand what drives your energy.

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theatrical_muse #192: Write about a recurring dream you've had

August 17th, 2007 (11:20 pm)

It's not so much a dream as it is a memory.Collapse )

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theatrical_muse #191: Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

August 15th, 2007 (02:08 pm)

I could go on here about how futile it is for a bloke like me to talk in terms of years, seein' as I've got myself a time-and-space machine. And how “years” is really something hard to describe since there’re so many planets with different orbits that a year could take anywhere between an Earth day and an Earth century. Or more. Or less. But for your sakes, I won't. I’ll stick with Earth’s definition of a year.

Just 'cause I'm always going from the 177th century to the 17th century doesn't mean I don't have my own way of keepin' track of time. What, you think I pull some random number out of the air when I give people my age? Nah, that's not it. I've got my own time, let's say.

So when I'm twenty years older, I could be just about anywhere and anytime. Doesn't matter, long as I'm still doing what I've always been doing. If I'm doing something different, then I'll know something's gone horribly wrong somewhere along my timeline. Which seems to happen way too often, if you ask me.

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random memetime

August 6th, 2007 (11:47 pm)

Haiku2 for ninth_doctor
religion does it
even matter in the end
just like the lady
Created by Grahame

Haiku2 for ninth_doctor
greater things he would
speak of greater things he would
speak of greater things
Created by Grahame

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theatrical_muse #190: You are temporarily turned into a child. What do you do?

August 4th, 2007 (03:03 pm)

"And some of my friends are gonna be there!"

"Really now."


"Friends like who?"

"Like my best friend Koschei! We're the same age."

"And what age is that?"

He puffed up his chest proudly. "Almost 8!"

"I see."

"Which means we can almost be initi...initia..."



"And what sort of school did you say this was?"

He rolled his eyes. He'd already explained. "'s the Academy!"

"Don't you have...you know...like public education or kindergarten or something?"

He blinked and tilted his head. "Like what?"

"...Nevermind. So what's this Academy all about?"

"It's great! Everyone goes there when they're 8, but not everyone gets in. Gotta do with that initiaton."


"That's what I saaaaiiiid!"

"Sheesh, all right!"

"And anyway, you go there to be a Time Lord!"

"I thought you were a Time Lord?"

"Nooooo, only people that graduate the Academy get to be called Time Lords! Everyone else's just a regular person."

"So what's it like? Classes and grades and all of that?"

He rocked on his heels a bit. "...I dunno. But I've heard all sorts of things!"

"Have you, now."

He nodded excitedly. "Yeah! Ophi says all the teachers have lived over a million years! Only I'm not supposed to call him Ophi, but I think that's a lot better than Ophiliarmardril, don't you?"

"Over a million."

"That's what he told me! And Malenouvorn told me that they've got all kinda nasty-looking alien things that you study and fight so you can be stronger and even a Toclafane!"


"Everyone says they're just a story, but Male told me they're there, he told me so!"

"Ever think maybe your friends are lying?"

"No way!"

"Or just exaggerating a little bit?"

"Nuh-uh! 'Sides, I don't care what's there and what's not, 'cause I'm gonna be a Time Lord with my friends, and then we can all go around in time an' space together!" There was a moment of pause. "I'm bored; what've you got around here for fun?"

"Hey, hey, don't touch that!" Crash. "...I guess I'll just...get a new one..."

"I didn't mean to do it, it's too fragile!"

Sylar sighed. Who knew the Doctor would be just as much trouble as a kid as he was an adult?

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meme thing from soundofmurder

August 2nd, 2007 (08:25 pm)

Ask me five questions, I will answer.

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theatrical_muse #189: a conversation when what you said wasn't what you were thinking

August 2nd, 2007 (05:32 pm)

What was said versus what he was thinking at the timeCollapse )

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albumconcepts: 30 Seconds to Mars, "A Beautiful Lie"

July 25th, 2007 (03:26 pm)

1. "Attack"
2. "A Beautiful Lie"
3. "The Kill"
4. "Was It A Dream?"
5. "The Fantasy"
6. "Savior"
7. "From Yesterday"
8. "The Story"
9. "R-Evolve"
10. "A Modern Myth"
11. "Battle of One"
12. "Hunter"

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