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

Penname:Paristani ()
Member Since:2006.09.18
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Gregory resumed in high oratorical good-humour.

'An artist is identical with an anarchist,' he cried. 'You might transpose the words anywhere. An anarchist is an artist. The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything. He sees how much more valuable is one burst of blazing light, one peal of perfect thunder, than the mere common bodies of a few shapeless policemen. An artist disregards all governments, abolishes all conventions. The poet delights in disorder only. If it were not so, the most poetical thing in the world would be the Underground Railway.'

'So it is,' said Mr. Syme.

'Nonsense!' said Gregory, who was very rational when anyone else attempted paradox. 'Why do all the clerks and navvies in the railway trains look so sad and tired, so very sad and tired? I will tell you. It is because they know that the train is going right. It is because they know that whatever place they have taken a ticket for, that place they will reach. It is because after they have passed Sloane Square they know that the next station must be Victoria, and nothing but Victoria. Oh, their wild rapture! oh, their eyes like stars and their souls again in Eden, if the next station were unaccountably Baker Street!'

'It is you who are unpoetical,' replied the poet Syme. 'If what you say of clerks is true, they can only be as prosaic as your poetry. The rare, strange thing is to hit the mark; the gross, obvious thing is to miss it. We feel it is epical when man with one wild arrow strikes a distant bird. Is it not also epical when man with one wild engine strikes a distant station? Chaos is dull; because in chaos the train might indeed go anywhere, to Baker Street, or to Bagdad. But man is a magician, and his whole magic is this, that he does say Victoria, and lo! it is Victoria. No, take your books of mere poetry and prose, let me read a time-table, with tears of pride. Take your Byron, who commemorates the defeats of man; give me Bradshaw who commemorates his victories. Give me Bradshaw, I say!'

'Must you go?' inquired Gregory sarcastically.

'I tell you,' went on Syme with passion, 'that every time a train comes in I feel that it has broken past batteries of besiegers, and that man has won a battle against chaos. You say contemptuously that when one has left Sloane Square one must come to Victoria. I say that one might do a thousand things instead, and that whenever I really come there I have the sense of hair-breadth escape. And when I hear the guard shout out the word "Victoria", it is not an unmeaning word. It is to me the cry of a herald announcing conquest. It is to me indeed "Victoria"; it is the victory of Adam.'

-The Man Who Was Thursday, G. K. Chesterton.
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Stories by Paristani [6] Favorite Stories and Series [22] Favorite Authors [0]
Stories
Boys (or, Down With The Patriarchy!) by uktechgirl [Reviews - 5]
Doctor Who/Angel crossover. Shortly after taking up residence at Wolfram and Hart, Angel’s office plays host to a certain blue box.
Seventh Doctor - All Ages - None - Crossover, Femslash, Mixed
Characters: Ace McShane, The Doctor (7th)
Series: None
Published: 2008.04.16 - Updated: 2008.04.16 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 3392

Cold Comfort by Wolfkissed [Reviews - 7]
She wanted to remember what it felt like to burn, because then she could almost remember what it felt like to be alive. Warning: This is an Alt!Pete/Rose smut fic. It contains graphic, adult material.
Other Era, Tenth Doctor - Adult - Explicit Sex - Alternate Universe, Angst, Het, PWP
Characters: Jackie Tyler, Pete Tyler, Rose Tyler
Series: The Shades of Grey Universe
Published: 2006.09.11 - Updated: 2006.09.11 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1552

Collected Ficlets by livii [Reviews - 19]
What it says on the tin - a collection spot for drabbles and ficlets of ~1000 words or less. Variety of ratings, from All Ages to Adult (each story rated separately). Most recent: Fitz/Rose.
Multi-Era - All Ages - None - Crossover, Femslash, General, Het, Slash
Characters: Ace McShane, Anji Kapoor, Barbara Wright, Ben Jackson, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Harry Sullivan, Hex Schofield, Jack Harkness, Jo Grant, John Benton, Martha Jones, Nyssa, Romana I, Romana II, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith, Susan Foreman, Tegan Jovanka
Series: None
Published: 2006.10.06 - Updated: 2012.01.10 - Chapters: 45 - Completed: No - Word Count: 19965

Come Back To Tell You All (I Shall Tell You All) by amberite [Reviews - 19]
An overview of the Third Doctor's life, around the themes of his traumatic exile and his fashion sense. Some slash, adult content, but it's really more of a character study.
Third Doctor - Adult - Explicit Sex - Angst, Slash
Characters: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (3rd), UNIT
Series: None
Published: 2006.09.27 - Updated: 2006.09.27 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1602

Dinner for Two by uktechgirl [Reviews - 10]
'And this, Jamie, is an oyster. ‘You’ll not fool me, Doctor. That’s a rock, and I’m not eating it.’ The Second Doctor introduces Jamie to French cuisine. Their waiter, Guillaume, may never be the same again.
Second Doctor - All Ages - None - Slash
Characters: Jamie McCrimmon, The Doctor (2nd)
Series: None
Published: 2008.04.17 - Updated: 2008.04.17 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 3668

Dreaming Sacrilege by amberite [Reviews - 6]
K'anpo Rinpoche is called on to help a sullen young Academy student with some psychological problems.
Other Era - All Ages - Swearing - None
Characters: Other Character(s)
Series: None
Published: 2006.10.06 - Updated: 2006.10.06 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: No - Word Count: 989

Extract (Artificial Vanilla is Cheaper) by livii [Reviews - 13]
This has happened more times than he'd like to admit.
Tenth Doctor - Adult - Explicit Sex, Non-Con - Drama, Het, Standalone
Characters: , Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th)
Series: None
Published: 2006.06.01 - Updated: 2006.06.01 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 907

Heritage by np_complete [Reviews - 66]
Half Time Lord, all human. In the future, one extraordinary man lives an almost entirely unremarkable life. (Almost.)
Other Era - Adult - Explicit Sex - Het
Characters: Other Character(s)
Series: Heritage
Published: 2007.04.18 - Updated: 2008.05.17 - Chapters: 15 - Completed: No - Word Count: 34788

History Is Now and England by ponygirl [Reviews - 6]
Written for the Easter Egg Fic Exchange, for Aervir. The challenge: include a reference to T.S. Eliot's "Little Gidding", a more-or-less gratuitous reference to the Fourth Doctor episode "City of Death", and a bit of humor. Major spoilers for "The Christmas Invasion".
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - Het
Characters: Jackie Tyler, Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (10th)
Series: None
Published: 2006.04.09 - Updated: 2006.04.09 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1666

Kasterbouros by LilacFree [Reviews - 3]
This is a sequel to The Dreaming God. Maybe now this idea is out of my head. God is awake. Now what's he going to do?
Other Doctors - All Ages - None - Drama, General
Characters: The Doctor (Other)
Series: None
Published: 2006.07.05 - Updated: 2006.07.05 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1443

No Company For Old Men by Cryptile [Reviews - 16]
"Who are you and what did you do with the Brigadier?"
Ninth Doctor - All Ages - Swearing - None
Characters: Unspecified Companion
Series: None
Published: 2007.10.24 - Updated: 2007.10.24 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 7253

Ozymandias in Hell by ponygirl [Reviews - 45]
Written for the "Old Clichés Made New" fic challenge on Livejournal. Martha learns about a side of the Doctor she hasn't seen before. Well, make that nine sides, actually.
Multi-Era - Teen - None - Action/Adventure, General
Characters: Martha Jones, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (1st), The Doctor (2nd), The Doctor (3rd), The Doctor (4th), The Doctor (5th), The Doctor (6th), The Doctor (7th), The Doctor (8th), The Doctor (9th)
Series: None
Published: 2007.05.31 - Updated: 2007.06.09 - Chapters: 6 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 7881

Ragged Pair of Claws by Cryptile [Reviews - 5]
The Doctor and Rose visit the Cambrian.
Ninth Doctor - All Ages - General - Character, Study, Introspection, General
Characters: None
Series: None
Published: 2006.02.23 - Updated: 2006.02.23 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1265

red red flowers by livii [Reviews - 4]
His family line had always been muddled.
Multi-Era - Teen - None - Vignette
Characters: Rose Tyler, Susan Foreman, The Doctor (10th), The Doctor (1st)
Series: None
Published: 2006.06.08 - Updated: 2006.06.08 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 481

So Let the Bells Ring Out by Doyle [Reviews - 19]
Boxing Day has considerably less alien invasions, but more DIY.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - General, Humor
Characters: Mickey Smith, The Doctor (10th)
Series: None
Published: 2006.04.20 - Updated: 2006.04.20 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 2612

Suture by Fahye [Reviews - 16]
“Well, as adventures go, it’s certainly not up to your usual standard, Doctor.” Rose’s smile is two points west of normal, but it’s a brave attempt. She sets her tea down, untouched. “No running, no explosions, and no worlds about to end.”
Ninth Doctor - All Ages - None - Action/Adventure, General
Characters: Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, The Doctor (9th), The TARDIS
Series: None
Published: 2006.11.05 - Updated: 2006.11.05 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 8634

The Dreaming God by LilacFree [Reviews - 3]
It's just a dream. The Cybermen have not conquered Earth. Gallifrey still exists. It's all in his head.
Multi-Era - All Ages - None - Drama
Characters: Romana II
Series: None
Published: 2006.07.02 - Updated: 2006.07.02 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1366

The Language of Forever by amberite [Reviews - 9]
The language of Gallifrey is exact. Its definitions have a terrible sharpness.
Multi-Era - All Ages - None - Angst, Slash
Characters: Rose Tyler, The Doctor (1st), The Doctor (4th), The Master (Ainley), The Master (Other)
Series: None
Published: 2006.11.17 - Updated: 2006.11.17 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 467

The Music Lover by LilacFree [Reviews - 8]
A brief look at Susan and what it's like being a teenaged alien on Earth.
First Doctor - All Ages - General - Character, Study, General
Characters: Susan Foreman
Series: None
Published: 2006.06.11 - Updated: 2006.06.11 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 437

Things to Do on Gallifrey When You're Bored by Joan Milligan [Reviews - 17]
Theta and Koschei (and Ushas) have a lot of time to kill.
Other Era - All Ages - Slash - Fluff, Slash
Characters: The Master (Academy era), The Rani (Academy era)
Series: None
Published: 2007.06.25 - Updated: 2007.06.25 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 1834

Time's Scythe by Calapine [Reviews - 8]
The Doctor has one final journey to make.
Ninth Doctor - All Ages - None - Action/Adventure
Characters: The Doctor (9th)
Series: None
Published: 2005.08.21 - Updated: 2005.08.22 - Chapters: 2 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 8298

Vexed to Nightmare by a Rocking Cradle by amberite [Reviews - 10]
Rose was telling the truth. But she was also lying.
Tenth Doctor - All Ages - None - Angst
Characters: Other Character(s), Rose Tyler
Series: None
Published: 2006.08.23 - Updated: 2006.08.23 - Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Word Count: 93



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