September 29th, 2007

DW: Martha promo colored

Round Robin part one

This post is for brainstorming and organizing today's round robin. This is where we can discuss what we want to have happen, who is going next, who is starting the fic, ect.

Also, the round robin can be discussed in our AIM chat room named lifeonmartha too. If you've never participated in our chats before, here are instructions as to how to add yourself without needing an invite from someone. The chat room will be open at any time for people to chat. This activity will be ongoing all weekend however, so don't feel like you have to be at chat to participate.

Now comes to the biggest part of this activity: plot. I've been thinking on this all week, and thought we'd might go with a post Last of the Time Lords fic for Martha, maybe involving Torchwood in some way. Of course, if we go with that idea, that doesn't mean the Doctor or Donna couldn't show up too. But I'm not tied to that idea, so if anyone has a plot bunny that's been gnawing at their heels lately and would like to suggest it for this activity, feel free.

One thing I want to make clear is that this Round Robin shouldn't stray past PG-13 territory. I'd also like to keep this fic more gen than shippy if possible. Let's try to make this as close to an episode of Doctor Who or Torchwood as we can make it.

Alright then, let's get started with our brainstorming, and in a little bit, I'll post part two and we can start writing this fic together.
DLM: Frankenfruity

Round Robin part two

This is the post where people can post parts to our story. You can post as much or as little as you want, so posting only a few lines or big chunks of paragraphs are both okay. People can also write multiple parts as well. Claiming of parts should be done on the previous post found here. The chat room is also open if people want to talk in real time.

So, who's going to kick off this round robin for us? I can't wait to see our results!
DLM: Frankenfruity

Friending meme

I've noticed an awful lot of new people posting here at lifeonmartha, and since it's been a several months since our last friending meme, I thought it was high time to hold a new one.

Here's the scoop:

Copy the information in the text box below and fill out your answers. Then reply to this post. As more people post, you'll look over the people, and if answers/posts catch your eye, you comment asking to friend them.

The key to making friends on this kind of memes is to comment on other people's posts and asking to friend. Just posting your information will probably not gain you any new friends. Remember, if people have posted here, they are willing to add people to their flists.

Of course, all questions are optional for you to answer. So go ahead and start friending!
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Two/Martha drabble for dw100 #166 Bluster

Author’s note: okay I cracked. I'm blaming elliptic_eye for encouraging me: Two/Martha is just too tempting!

Imagine they’ve been travelling together for a while. Not sure how that happened so use your imaginations!


“So Doctor, who’s this VIP we’re off to meet? The Ruler of the Universe?”

The Second Doctor looked thoughtful, but shook his mop topped head. “Oh no no, my dear. An old man in a shack? Dreadfully boring. I thought we’d visit some far more important people. Musicians.”

”You’ve already taken me to Eurovision.”

The Doctor was aghast. “What was I thinking? Oh no. These people are legendary. Friends too.”

Martha’s eyes narrowed. “Friends?”

”Why yes. In fact, I inspired their hairstyles.”

Martha’s mouth dropped. “Not….”

The Doctor grinned. “Oh yes.” He pushed the materialisation switch. “The Cavern Club, 1962.”


The Old Man in the Shack was the greatly missed Douglas Adams' idea. Ten took Martha to Eurovision 2007 in an unseen story mentioned in her blog.
dw | m&j | returned to our old kingdoms

fic: no longer at ease (in the old dispensation)

title: No Longer at Ease (In the Old Dispensation)
author: builtofsorrow
characters: Martha Jones and Jack Harkness, primarily. Brief appearances by the Torchwood team. Briefer appearances by Tish & Leo Jones.
rating: PGish
words: 3,340
spoilers: DW S3 'Utopia'(11) through 'Last of the Time Lords'(13). References to TW S1 generally, and more specifically 'They Keep Killing Suzie'(08) and 'Combat'(11). No definitive spoilers, per se, unless you have no idea what happens at the end of DW S3.
summary: A series of scenes of Jack & Martha post-Last of the Time Lords. Martha goes to Torchwood. (Of friendship & love & loss & reliving.)

[Title from T.S. Eliot's Journey of the Magi.]

...I had seen birth and death,
But had thought they were different; this Birth was
Hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death.
We returned to our places, these Kingdoms,
But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,
With an alien people clutching their gods.

(Cross-posted. Apologies if you see this multiple times.)