A Teaspoon And An Open Mind: A Doctor Who Fan Fiction Archive

ERNest2015.02.24 - 09:17PM1: Chapter 1Signed
I'm revisiting this story after many years, because I wanted to remember one of my formative reading experiences. The first chapter is just as incredible as when it was brand new to me.

Author's Response: Oh, my goodness! Thank you for returning, and I am so glad you continue to enjoy this story. So often, reconsidered stories are less than we remember; may you find new things to like in this one.

Drianna Tremere2008.09.25 - 11:19AM1: Chapter 1Signed
Oh, this was just wonderful! Very cannon, and quite well written. Lovely!

Author's Response: I\'m tickled to think that this came across as canon, and very pleased that you enjoyed the writing. Thanks!

ERNest2008.08.23 - 11:00AM1: Chapter 1Signed
Oh wow. What an amazing conclusion to a beautiful story. I love the last paragraph, especially. ERNest

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, but I hurry to tell you that this is only the final \"\'lude\" section, with a piece of history I felt had to be told. One last chapter (and I know I sound like the boy who cried wolf for having said this too many times, but this time it\'s true) is coming to tell what happens to Lynda, Ruthie, Jack and the other.

dutch12008.05.17 - 06:14AM1: Chapter 1Signed
What a brilliant story. It has to be in the top ten stories in this archive and my number 1 for after POTW.
Great characters, wonderful plot and just keeps getting better.

dutch12008.05.17 - 06:09AM1: Chapter 1Signed
What a brilliant story. It has to be in the top ten stories in this archive and my number 1 for after POTW.
Great characters, wonderful plot and just keeps getting better.

Author's Response: Oh my goodness, thank you for some very high praise indeed! I will try to bring this story to a close in a way that makes it worthy of your regard!

TardisKate2007.07.15 - 08:56PM1: Chapter 1Signed
Wonderful wodpnderful wonderful!

I was a bit dubious at the start because I disliked Linda in the episode so much, but this story is fantastic (and adictive!). Thank you

When will you be publishing more? Soon please!! :-)

Author's Response: If I can make you enjoy Lynda, at least as I see her, then I\'m doing my job. Thank you, and I hope to have the next chapter up as soon as possible.

Cathica2007.07.15 - 05:57PM1: Chapter 1Signed
(Holds out plate.) Please, sir, may I have some more? Seriously, this is gorgeous stuff and I hope there's a new chapter soon. 8)

Author's Response: Thanks so much for your compliment! I, too, hope there is a new chapter soon. Life has been interfering (oddly enough, one of the Doctor\'s chroniclers has needed help, and I\'ve been trying to give him some), but I\'ve not forgotten Lynda, Jack, Davitch, Govinda, Ruthie or Lem. (See? I couldn\'t ever forget them.)

unrealcape2007.02.28 - 05:53PM1: Chapter 1Signed
I stumbled upon this fic and I have been reading and just loving. I think Lynda was a good character and worthy or her own fic--and this facet of Jack is lovely--I like the moments you have between them plus all the other character that lend to so much of your wonderful backstory. I like how Jack was flirting when they first met and now they're saving eachother's life--just a wonderful read.

Author's Response: I appreciate your kind words. I\'m fumbling through the eighth chapter now, which is a bit like juggling cats at the moment, but I hope to have it up, if not soon, certainly not dreadfully late.

eve112006.12.29 - 09:00AM1: Chapter 1Signed
Wow, this is fantastic. I'm up to the beginning of Chapter 4 right now, and to say this story has sucked me in is an understatement ;) You've really given all of these characters life. I love it. And the interlude was chilling and sad and amazing all at the same time. Looking forward to seeing more of this.

Author's Response: Why, thank you! Folks like you are the reason I\'ll continue following Lynda. Don\'t hesitate to ask questions or hand out criticism.

wmr2006.10.06 - 09:05AM1: Chapter 1Signed
This is seriously good. A fascinating 'what if', and really good use of the minor characters from BW/POTW along with Jack. So there's no help from anywhere - including the Doctor - and Jack's got to take charge himself.

I like the way, in the second chapter, that he's not completely in control all the time - that he needs Davitch and Linda and Govinda to come up with ideas too. Because, no matter how good he is, he's only human and he's not infallible.

Will definitely be waiting for more of this.

Author's Response: Your words mean a lot. Minor characters are, I\'m guessing, a godsend to fanfic writers, but it\'s so important to treat them with respect, even the ones you don\'t like. And, although Jack\'s not always in control, that requires a lot of control on my part. Sigh.

PencilGuardian2006.10.06 - 06:38AM1: Chapter 1Signed
This is a great idea, and well-executed. I'm particularly enjoying Jack's characterisation. It's so easy to picture him, the way you've written him. Especially with lines like, "Are we going to find some way out of hell?" How melodramatic, but that's Jack! Curious to see where you go with this fic. Good start!

Author's Response: Thanks. Odd thing, that sentence. It came out of his mouth before I realized what he was saying. I kept it in because I realized it\'d fit. My second realization was that he wouldn\'t have let me change it.

Amy Wolf2006.09.27 - 08:31PM1: Chapter 1Signed
This is extremely good. It's one of the things I always wondered about myself, if "I bring life" was just Jack, or everyone. It seems more fair this way, albeit messier.

And you wrote Lynda so well. The sweet, slightly needy, puppy-dog quality, and interesting potential to be so much more. I hope you continue.

Author's Response: Thanks. Life has been crazy, but I\'m getting around to posting the second chapter, which I hope develops Lynda\'s potential a bit more. It\'s always difficult; a balance between moving her evolution too fast, or too slowly. Wishme luck.

Kesomon2006.09.22 - 08:47AM1: Chapter 1Signed
*gasps* First revieeew! Dis was AWESOME, I loved it. I've seen fics with Jack being angsty, fics with Jack on Earth helping, fics with Jack in Torchwood, but this is the first more-then-just-Jack-was-ressurected fic I've seen, and how wonderfully written too! *favs to keep tabs on and gives you a thumbs up*

Author's Response: Thanks. I\'ve been sweating bullets over everything from bad grammar to bad coding. Your words mean a lot.

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