This is the second time I've seen the half-human idea done well (the first time was a fic where Seven meets his human mother, which could oddly be in the same verse). It felt real, felt raw, felt sad, felt horrifying and plausible. Bravo!!
I'd just have to agree with everybody else. I really hate the interspecies mating thing (Carl Sagan, petunias and all that) but I love the relational stuff and the virus is just that little bit of plausibility I'd need.
That was brilliant! I never believed the whole half-human thing, but now I totally could. It would be interesting to see how she would react if she every came in contact with the Doctor....
Author's Response: Thanks. I think a lot of the problem with the half-human thing isn\'t the idea, but how it tends to get used.
Here from Calufrax, and as others here have said, this is a story that could make me love the half-human thing, rather than wave it away as I do. My heart just broke for this woman.
Also, I enjoyed both your choice for her name, and the actors' names sprinkled in among her suggestions for her son.
Author's Response: Ooh, this made Calufrax! Glad you liked both the heart-breaking bits and the rather silly jokes.
Oooh. This one is nice. It hits without being overpowering. I've never taken the half-human line seriously, but I could see this story as plausible.
Author's Response: Thank you!
This is absolutely fabulous. I believe in the Doctor being half-human if this is the way it went. And it makes you wonder if the Doctor's constant searching for human women to go journeying with him doesn't have a Freudian component. Really outstanding.
Author's Response: Thank you. And the implication of the Doctor and his preference for human female companions is really interesting if you count the half-human thing.
This turns what I always thought of as one of the most annoying things in the tv movie into an asset. Haunting, terse, and just all around awesome!
Author's Response: Thanks. The TV Movie is what got me into Doctor Who, so I liked the idea. Glad I carried it off so well.
Another terrific story! You really make your characters come alive on the page!
Author's Response: Thank you very much!
I am really enjoying this so far! Very well done and imaginative.
Author's Response: Thank you!
I liked this very much. It was very heart felt with how the mother felt so abandond and lost in a role that she wanted to be so good at.
Author's Response: Thank you very much.
Wanted a change in reading and thought to go back to the beginning wiht the First Doctor - this was so sad. Such a sad beginning to a little life. Mind you the mother does sound a tad insecure. Thanks
Author's Response: Thanks you for reviewing! Interesting reaction, too. The word insecure probably wouldn\'t have occured to me, but I was definitely trying to paint the mother as a bit of a mess.
This is very well done! I love the name suggestions in particular, as well as the cleverly tossed-in virus explanation in the beginning.
Author's Response: Thank you.
Pure delight, that is! I like your minimalist style and short chapters. They work very well for this story. Kudos!
Author's Response: Thank you. The short chapters were a bit of an experiment. I\'m glad they worked.