Usually, when I see a book with a Newbery medal, I'm skeptical of the contents. Although Newbery medal or honor winners are said to be the "most distinguished [contributions] to American literature for children," my own experience as a student who had to read way too many of them is that there was always something wrong … Continue reading Rant on Newbery Awards + Review: Moon Over Manifext
An unfinished work featuring the Figgies, the Third Doctor, the Brigadier, and Sarah Jane. Figgies Take the TARDIS (by Allison Rose) Chapter One "Where's the Doctor?" Cece Ryder asked incredulously, looking around the TARDIS control room uncertainly. That tweed-wearing, flippy-haired, bowtie-adoring Time Lord whom she'd been accompanying for the last few months was nowhere to … Continue reading Figgies Take the TARDIS
I often publish my already written Doctor Who stories out of chronological order (both in the order I wrote them and when they would have appeared in our fan-universe timeline), and with the arrival of Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor, the existence of my Little Doctor character was put into some minor jeopardy. Would we simply … Continue reading FITT Fan Universe Chronology
The sequel to "The Little Doctor." As noted in my previous post on the subject of "The Little Doctor," some minor changes have been made to his story. The Doctor took one last look at himself in the shop mirror before bringing himself to the self-checkout counter with his newly-acquired goods: children's clothes. He had … Continue reading “Reunion”
Please note that this is a semi-revised version of my Doctor Who fanfic. The Doctor here is now nine thousand years old, as opposed to nine hundred (which would be canonically incorrect). This cuts me plenty of slack between when Matt Smith became Peter Capaldi and when the Doctor eventually regenerates into this young man … Continue reading Revised: “The Little Doctor”
The following excerpt is from the New York Times: December 27, 2013, 10:16 am Sherlock Holmes Is in the Public Domain, American Judge Rules By JENNIFER SCHUESSLERIn the more than 125 years since he first appeared, Sherlock Holmes has popped up everywhere from fan fiction set in outer space to screen adaptations like CBS’s “Elementary,” … Continue reading Jump for Joy! Sherlock has been Freed!
This is a re-post of an old article I wrote on an older blog. Readers beware. It contains profound notions, rant material, and a pinch of immaturity. I've edited it a little, just for the sake of strengthening my points. The grammar nazi logo. Some terms that people use out here on the worldwide web … Continue reading Grammer nazism?