The Ancients were totally Time Lords. I had this idea for a couple crossovers that ultimately ended up with Daniel reading something in Gallifreyan while Ten and Rose sat around a campfire with the SG1 team and the Doctor corrects his pronunciation but says he's not doing badly for a non-native speaker. :D
“My dear Scotland reminds me of my dear River Song. A woman with fantastic potential, but can only find true fulfillment when attached to the archaic figure who has dominated her existence.”— Steven Moffat, on the results of the referendum. (via moffatsays)
i think so far one of my favourite things to happen in the third doctor era is that moment in the mind of evil where dramatic music is playing when the master is in a car on his way to find the doctor, and he puts his handheld radio off and THE MUSIC STOPS. HE WAS PLAYING HIS OWN DRAMATIC MUSIC I CRIED.
This is the best writing advice I ever got. It was during a Show, Don’t Tell workshop hosted by Janeen O’Kerry at CopperCon in 2012.
She talked about the common misuse of withholding information to generate suspense. New writers often think that withholding facts adds suspense and it can work, but it’s something to be wary of. Suspense should be about what’s going to happen next, not what’s happening right now. If the POV character knows it, the reader should probably know it, too.
This is especially important for first chapters or beginnings. The reader doesn’t yet care about your characters or know about your world so refusing to tell them what’s going on doesn’t do anyone any favors. If you won’t reveal what monster is in front of your protagonist, what the protagonist’s power IS, or where the danger is coming from, it only confuses and frustrates the reader. Suspense is effective when we’re worried about what’s going to happen, not when we’re stuck trying to figure out what’s happening at that moment.
Acorn TV has S2 for U.S. and Canada! It’s a subscription service, but they have a 30 day free trial! Guess who just signed up to watch! (Even if they didn’t have a free trial, $4.99 for a month to watch all of S2 would still be a bargain as far as I’m concerned.)