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I'm sure this has been said before but it's really been bugging me so I'll say it anyway. Having recently watched both "Cyberwoman" and "Day One" I was annoyed to say the least. In "Cyberwoman" two people are killed by/because of Lisa. Two. In "Day One" unnumbered people die because of Gwen, but Ianto is treated more harshly than her, both by the narrative and the characters, yet Gwen made a stupid mistake from mucking about and Ianto did what he did from love. So how is this fair?
- Current Mood: annoyed
and to the otherworlds_lib lj comm. Gwen-bashing comes in Chapter 2, eventually.
- Current Mood: hopeful
Jack Harkness - world-renowned neurosurgeon
Ianto Jones - world-renowned researcher
Toshiko Sato - Top neurosurgeon
Owen Harper - Top neurosurgeon
Gwen Cooper - First-year med student
Jack feels faint. He is in the midst of a critical portion of a very delicate brain operation, assisted by his colleagues, Toshiko Sato and Owen Harper. Tosh and Ianto Jones collaborated to develop the experimental technique Jack is using in this operation. Gwen is watching from the gallery, as part of her class work. Jack knows he will not be able to finish this operation, since he is feeling so unwell. He turns to his colleagues and says, "While I am indisposed, I am letting Gwen take over for me". Unfortunately, this causes Tosh, Owen, and Ianto, who is standing by, to all fall down dead from shock, caused by the unimaginable absurdity of this. However, had they taken a moment to think before dying, they would have realized that Jack is really, really ill and completely out of his head. Why on EARTH would anybody in their right mind ever put Gwen bloody Cooper in charge of anything? The end.
I joined this community just so I could post this, because.
I've been working on an alternate Enterprise pilot, with probably a couple of more stories in the same AU settings. A story in which John Barrowman would play Captain Archer and Gareth David-Lloyd the enigmatic, time-travelling Crewman Daniels. Well. I've finished the first 3 chapters, rewriting them several times and am well into Chapter 4 now. Except that I suddenly got the idea to turn it into a Star Trek/Whoniverse crossover.
The crossover settings would be like this:
- Captain Archer is actually a great- great- great- and several more times great-grandson of Jack Harkness, hailing from a marriage in the 19th or early 20th century (remember that wedding photo Jack was gazing at longingly at the end of "Something Borrowed"?)
- Crewman Daniels actually is Ianto, who got snatched and reanimated by the 9th Doctor during "Children of Time". Just because I like Nine best. And besides, it's all wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey, so why not? Anyway, he can't return to his own time (timelines crossed, Reapers unleashed and stuff), so Nine places him into the 22nd century to figure out what happened to the Torchwood Institute, which was supposed to support human space exploration and to make sure Enterprise survives the machinations of the Vulcans, the Sulibans or whoever else is involved in the Temporal Cold War.
- Hoshi is a descendant of Tosh, and I gave her a similar background, including iprisonment for unwillingly working for Terra Prime. This aspect is already present in the current version of the story and won't change.
- The shadowy figure giving the Suliban instructions from the future is actually the Master.
- Gwen has cameos as incompetent maintenance crewmen and Rhys as the ship's cook, never actually seen in canon. They have slightly different names, of course.
I'm not sure which version to write. On the one hand, I've already written a lot for the original, purely Enterprise version, and throwing it out would be a shame. OTOH, the crossover version has much potential, and it could give a more believable explanation to the stupid Temporal Cold War than Enterprise canon ever has.
- Current Mood: hopeful
This will be the last update for quite some time. The next story arc, tentatively titled The Game Master, will be the WhoLock version of "The Great Game", but frankly, I haven't even begun to write it. I do have some definite ideas; unfortunately, some of them are controversial, so I have to choose which ones to use at all, and, of course, write the dratted thing, too. I definitely won't start posting before at least half the new arc isn't written, so that I would be able to keep up the weekly updates.
Please, bear with me, and if you have any suggestions or like to play guessing games, visit the DW version and leave a comment. At least there I can answer your questions and discuss possibilities, unlike on FF.Net.
- Current Mood:apologetic