More amazingness, though I'm beginning to wonder why I don't just open up a review window and type that in as standard, because it's always true. The gems I find when I trawl about aimlessly, procrastinating like a felon. You are, quite possibly, one of my better enablers. Oh, whatever, dash the qualifying phrase there, because it's not needed.
Author's Response: An enabler -- cool! :D Thanks, glad my fics can help you goof off, er, relax!
This is fantastic. I can absolutely see them banding together as the two eccentrics among a sea of conventional thinkers. And it's heartbreaking to see them going through this rite of passage together, supporting each other, only to know what is to come....
Author's Response: I know -- it\'s so sad to watch anything with canon Doctor-Master interactions, knowing that it must have been a really strong friendship (whatever its nature . . .) to cause such bitterness when it went sour. :( Thanks!
Gosh, there's so many brilliant lines that grabbed me there! I'm in complete and utter awe!!!
Author's Response: That\'s what a writer loves to hear! Thank you! :)
Bloody brilliant. I like how they have fallen into a comfortable alligience, that for their people is close to fluffy. So many great ideas in this story about the rites and graduation into the life of being a Timelord. I like how both take for granded the fact that they will always be outcasts, and Theta almost relishes it. I loved Theta's funny remarks as much as his more cantancerous ones - leaves no doubt in my mind the man he will become. Loved it. Be proud!
Author's Response: Thank you! I get the impression that Theta/Doc was *always* rather argumentative with society at large -- One might have been old and crabby when we first met him, but he had a major streak of radicalism all the same (no getting older and more conservative for him!). He did, however, lose some of the smartass quipping I gave Theta (at least till later incarnations . . .). :)
Author's Response: Thank you!
Oh, I really love this. I do love the friendship between the two, and the physical effects of the Imprimatur. (There'd have to be some, wouldn't there, since it does change their physiology!) You can see, in your characterisation of them, the hints of the men they will become, and it's absolutely lovely. Makes that phone conversation in "The Sound of Drums" that much more touching--that and the end of "Last of the Time Lords".
Author's Response: Thank you! I was just blown away by Tennant\'s and Simms\' acting in the last two episodes of S3. I had a really hard time with some of the *plot* elements, but those actors were just fabulous. DT, in particular, brilliantly conveyed the fact that he didn\'t just care about the Master as the only other survivor of his species, he also cared deeply about him *personally.* That argued for a powerful backstory, so this is my little contribution towards that.
I love it!
Author's Response: Thanks!
"'Schee, did you feel that? That was Time!"
Gorgeous. Oh, I like this very, very, very much. The Rassilon Imprimature--the Time Lords' genetically-modified link to the fourth dimension--it's one of the things that most awes me about the Doctor's nature!!! How he can feel the forces of the universe, see the perpetual fluctuation of time and potential!!! You captured it all so simply, and that's just pure genius. It's all there in that last line: "That was Time!" Oh, I've wanted to write a story about the effects the Doctor must have felt after undergoing that genetic modification for a really long time, but every time I tried I found myself tangled up in words. You just summed it up so beautifully, with such a light touch and with the added bonus of humor and a peek into the Doctor's friendship with the Master. Then with one sentence, you showed how all they endured in school was so very worth it. You're brilliant and fantastic and so's your story. And now I've got to go read the other one. :D
Author's Response: Wow, thanks! Glad you enjoyed. I\'d love to see your take on timesense and the Imprimatur sometime; there\'s so *much* that can be done with it . . . Heh! I often feel that the TV show ignores the most interesting stuff in their \'Verse :)
*standing ovation* I think I love this one even more than the last. Love the touches about the Imprimatur and how it's making them nauseous and, of course, the Theta and Koschei relationship. Love it!
Author's Response: [Bows] Thank you! I\'m pleased it was a worthy sequel . . . :)