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Apocalyptothon entries are live! I haven't had a chance to read mine yet (the archive is being cranky), but I'm excited. It's long and crossover-y and looks fabulous! It's a Supernatural/Veronica Mars crossover, and clocks in at almost 50,000 words looks like. Whee! In a Hand-basket , for anyone wanting to read!

I wrote a Torchwood/Doctor Who story, which was my first foray into the fandom as a writer for it. (Or at least for something I finished/posted. I have a few unfinished stories poking around.)

Title: There is a ghost at the end of the song
Author: Lorax/SullenSiren (voicessayhello(at)gmail(dot)com)
Fandom: Torchwood/Doctor Who
Characters: Ianto Jones, Captain Jack Harkness, Owen Harper, Gwen Cooper, Toshiko Sato
Pairing: Ianto/Jack
Summary: The world is ending again, or maybe it already has. Ianto can't tell, and no one else is talking.
Word Count: 5000
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I own neither Doctor Who or Torchwood, and would probably be taken severely to task by the show runners of either for my handwavey grasp of science, if they ever knew I was making use of the characters.
Feedback: Would be fantastic and make my day.
Author's Notes: Written for twilightfire, for Apocalyptothon 2011, for the prompt Jack/Ianto, a device brought in by the rift causes/caused the apocalypse. Which it sort of fulfills. Hopefully, this will suit, despite it being most emphatically not what I originally planned to write. Sections headings and title taken from Richard Siken's Anyway.

Fake cut to the A03!

And now a little nattering about writing it. New fandoms are always kind of terrifying, but I kind of had an idea RIGHT AWAY and waded in. There was clock-racing and things blowing up and Ponds! But then I had it about finished. . . and realized it made no fucking sense. Like it didn't fit in the timeline I'd worked it into AT ALL.

So I scrapped it (thought I may go back and try to salvage it, because I liked it, durn it.) And went with this instead, which was a lot more MUTED and I felt like the world ending wasn't as overt as it should be, given the theme of the challenge, but I kind of liked it, nonetheless.

Mostly what I found out was that I really like writing The Doctor. He is so FUN.

So I'm mostly happy with it, and my recipient seemed happy, so overall I'm pleased!

This entry was originally posted at dreamwidth, and has comments.

Tags: fandom - doctor who, fandom - supernatural, fandom - torchwood, fandom - veronica mars, fic, fic challenges, fic recs, meta - fic talk

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