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

Penname:TheDoctorDeborah (Deborah Latham)
Member Since:2010.05.05
Although I am more than three years older than “Doctor Who” itself – though not than ‘himself’, despite the fact that some days it feels like it! – my ‘first’ Doctor was Tom Baker, who I met at the age of 16 when I won a competition to ‘Draw a Monster to Frighten Doctor Who’ with a meeting with him and Louise Jameson as the prize; the pencil portrait I had done of him has been adorned by his autograph ever since…

However, though I love all the incarnations of the Doctor for differing reasons (and next, Peter Capaldi…! Oh, be still, my beating heart! (like him, as a 15-year-old I had a letter about “Doctor Who” printed in the Radio Times)), my primary allegiance is given to the Tenth Doctor, and it was he who motivated me to start writing fanfic. Thus, after my first offering, ‘Calling Time’, I began to write the story arc you will find below, set in the time frame between ‘The Waters of Mars’ and ‘The End of Time’ (and even slightly beyond, as you will have realized if you’ve had the tenacity to plough through them all) – and for Jack Harkness, the interval between ‘Children of Earth’ and ‘Miracle Day’. I wanted to explore storylines and aspects of the Tenth Doctor’s situation that Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat and their respective teams (with a particular nod to Mark Gatiss, of course – how could I not?) might consider legitimate extrapolations of his story.

And I stubbornly maintain my view that David Tennant’s characterization of the Tenth Doctor, taken in conjunction with his entire body of work both on stage and on screens of both sizes, makes him a contender for the best actor not only of his own generation but quite conceivably a couple either side (and, yes, I’m aware that includes Olivier, Gielgud, Richardson, McKellen, and so on!).

When I’m not being ‘TheDoctorDeborah’, I’m Deborah Latham; I live in Taunton, Somerset, England, and have at time of writing been married for more than 34 years (and, moreover, to the same man throughout – how about that?!). But, like the rest of you, my ‘fictional’ heart belongs to the Doctor, and always will!

(PS: December 2014 Update – Thank you for bearing with me while you wait for the final story in the arc (assuming that you are) – it’s still to be written, but the file for ‘Closure’ has at least been opened...! The further delay is now being caused by the fact that following the publication of my debut thriller entitled Peter McLeish (see my website) - which features a tall, lean, dark-haired Scotsman (sound familiar to anyone?) - I am now attempting a screenplay based on same... Well, I thought it was worth a punt, given that the most common (known) reaction to the book has been that it is "unputdownable"! (Don't look at me - I didn't invent that word!)
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Stories by TheDoctorDeborah [7] Favorite Stories and Series [2] Favorite Authors [1]
(Un)guarded by sleepismyfriend [Reviews - 37]
After the mess with the Trickster and Peter Dalton, everyone tries to help Sarah pick up the pieces.
Multi-Era, Tenth Doctor, Sarah Jane Adventures - Teen - None - Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Characters: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Clyde Langer, Jack Harkness, Jack Harkness, K-9, K-9, Liz Shaw, Luke Smith, Mr. Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (10th)
Series: None
Published: 2010.02.05 - Updated: 2011.01.09 - Chapters: 25 - Completed: No - Word Count: 49121

The Brigadier's Weddings (The Third Time Luckiest Remix) by aralias [Reviews - 8]
For a man profoundly against public displays of emotion, the Brigadier had certainly had a lot of weddings. The Doctor is invited to Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart's third wedding, but accidentally goes to all of them.
Third Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Sarah Jane Adventures - All Ages - None - Vignette
Characters: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Clyde Langer, Jack Harkness, Jo Grant, Liz Shaw, Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (10th), Turlough
Series: None
Published: 2010.05.30 - Updated: 2010.05.30 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 5166

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