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The Reader
Tue May 19, 2015 22:25

It, uh, doesn't have a front cover, and part of the spine was burned off at some point, but I'll send you what I can. If you can figure out which edition it actually is, I will be incredibly grateful.

I will definitely do that. Thank you so much for agreeing to help! My TARDIS deserves a lot better than someone working from half a manual. And it will be nice to talk to a Time Lord who isn't part of the Council--I can't remember the last time I did that, if you ignore exchanging a word or two with the Doctor post-exorcism. Thank you.


((To be fair, she was basically a kid at the time. She was also a politician's son, and had the utmost respect for Rassilon right up until he began the Ascending stuff and she realized her trust was misplaced. She did do some fighting on her way to finding the TARDIS, too.))

((On the other hand, she left the Academy with the goal of escaping. I think she would have liked to take her friends with her, didn't work. And while she did try to help where she could, she really was mostly fixated on GET A TARDIS and GET OFF GALLIFREY. So I expect the Guardsman won't be too happy with that? You know him best, of course, so you tell me. If she hadn't left the Academy, though, I'm not entirely sure she would have been part of the fighting--I don't know if it was ever mentioned in canon materials, but I'm guessing that sending Academy students out to fight would probably not have happened until things were really horribly bad. Though, on the other hand, leaving at any point could equal 'deserter'. I suppose it'll depend on the Guardsman's definition.))

((Speaking of which: when you say he won't take it well...are we looking at yelling? Some sort of disappointed speech? Severing all ties? Pointed disapproval, but continued fraternization?))

((...I'm going to stop there. Going formal is generally a good point to stop, except in academic writing and so on. ~DF))

  • No problemo. Emiranlanoamar, Tue May 19 21:34
    Send me few pictures of your manual--cover, spine, information page-- and I'll find you the complete edition. I've got loads of old manuals lying around. Just gimme a call whenever you're free and... more
    • Fantastic.The Reader, Tue May 19 22:25
      • ((Most likely a "disappointed" speech...))SeaTurtle, Tue May 19 22:35
        (( first, but if she explain her position he'll realize that he's being harsh. The Guardsman was fresh out of the Academy when the war hit-- he'd understand if a student wanted off the planet.... more
        • ((Got it.))DawnFire, Tue May 19 22:42
          ((The Reader was titchy during the Time War. She's currently only about 150 years old. I'm not sure how much it'll ever come up, but she's actually missing chunks of the knowledge that people like... more
          • ((Just have her blurt out...))SeaTurtle, Tue May 19 22:47
            ((...something along the lines of "But I was at the Academy!" The Guardsman will then ask for her age and connect the dots. Boom, problem solved!))
            • ((Though she did stay for a bit. It could definitely work if he says something like 'What sort of Time Lord runs away instead of fighting when they hear that Gallifrey's going to war?' whereupon she... more
              • ((Is this going to become a thing?))Iximaz, Tue May 19 23:04
                ((Because if not, it should. I would read the heck outta that! And yes. Yes they are.))
                • ((Well, I'm definitely in.))DawnFire, Tue May 19 23:21
                  ((Like I've been saying, it sounds like fun. And I'm just about always up for writing Time Lords being ridiculous(ly dramatic). Thoughts, O French-speaking compatriot of mine? Other than that it's... more
                  • ((I'd love to.))SeaTurtle, Wed May 20 12:53
                    ((I just have a rather busy schedule as of late-- looking for a job and all that. Perhaps we could open up a shared GDoc and each add a part when we have time-- build it up paragraph by paragraph?... more
                    • ((Fantastic!))DawnFire, Wed May 20 13:47
                      ((Ooh, that sounds great. I think it'd work quite well. I'll see about emailing you when I get home and can do it on a laptop. Time Lord high school drama. Perfect description. Let's see, we'll have... more
                      • ((Is it bad that...))Iximaz, Wed May 20 13:56
                        ((When you said "Time Lord high school drama", my brain went "high school AU what??" ))
                        • ((Ixi, nooooooo))Anonymous, Wed May 20 13:58
                          ((Now I might write that. ~DF))
                          • ((Not if I beat you to it!))Iximaz, Wed May 20 14:02
                            ((With the Notary as the Alpha Bitch, the Librarian as the Haughty Nerd, the Guardsman as That Nice Guy on the football team, Rina as the awkward social outcast, and the Reader as... I dunno?))
                            • ((You said "Nice Guy"...))SeaTurtle, Wed May 20 14:24
                              ((...and suddenly the Guardsman grew a neckbeard and a fedora. This is your fault, Iximaz.))
                              • ((I'm over here just going 'wat'.))
                                • ((You know? The "Nice Guy" stereotype?))SeaTurtle, Wed May 20 14:55
                                  ((Like this but in person: No?))
                                  • ((You know...))Voyd, Wed May 20 15:59
                                    ((Whenever someone brings up the "Nice Guy Stereotype," I feel the urge to link to this .))
                                  • ((Ohh.))Iximaz, Wed May 20 15:00
                                    ((Alright, gotcha. ...the mental image of everyone in a high school AU won't stop. Now I'm imagining them all as teenagers. :/ ))
                                    • ((The Reader would be...))DawnFire, Wed May 20 18:28
                                      ((...the loner, I think. The one who barely talks to people unless forced, and can be kind of snappish. Glares at everyone, some days. And either hates or is completely ignored by the Notary?... more
                                      • ((Too late, we are making this happen!))Iximaz, Wed May 20 20:44
                                        ((SeaTurtle, mind if we borrow the Guardsman to swing by and stumble upon a bunch of kids shouting at each other? XD ))
                                        • ((Go ahead.))SeaTurtle, Wed May 20 20:51
                                          ((My only request is that I give his appearance a look-over to make sure he's not OOC-- not that I doubt your ability as a writer, of course.))
                                          • ((No problem!))Iximaz, Wed May 20 21:02
                                            ((Considering he's going to be one of few 100% IC in this, that's all the more important. ^^; ))
                    • ((She hasn't been around since last year.))Iximaz, Wed May 20 13:00
                      ((I think? Unless anyone's seen her lately?))
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