Story Title: A Plan With One Obvious Flaw
Author Name: Netgirl y2k
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Content Rating: All Ages
Length: 982 words
Story Summary: A Female Time Lord, the one thing that had been missing from his cunning plan to repopulate Gallifrey.
I love this story enough to have mentioned it to my kids and even directed one of them to it – something I almost never do, as I tend to be rather private about my fanfic obsession. 😉
This is an extremely hilarious little ficlet which crams so much into under 1,000 words, that I was shocked just now when I read the word count. It feels much longer, because the author’s concise writing style – every word perfectly chosen to convey the absolute most – tells a very big, very imaginative, very zingy (Yes, zingy! As in, containing some real, wisecracking zingers!) story. It feels like the type of interaction one can imagine between the Tenth Doctor and post-JE Donna Noble (the DoctorDonna).
Before the Doctor can remove the Time Lord consciousness from Donna’s mind at the end of Journey’s End, it occurs to his extremely random mind that Donna is a girl – a girl Time Lord (Lady?) – and that he could repopulate his species with her. Donna is not too thrilled with the idea. Hijinks commence.
The punchline to the entire fic is fantastic and perfectly chosen, both as an alternate solution to the Doctor’s canon method of fixing Donna’s brain, and as a brilliant way of addressing that procreation kick the Doctor goes on. The story isn’t meant to be taken seriously, so shippers need not worry about that. Netgirl_y2k is truly gifted in writing canon characters with their voices spot on, their behavior exactly as you would expect, and a plot so wildly imaginative that it’s far better than most of us could ever have produced without making an absolute hash out of it. Just hop on for brilliant ride and get ready to laugh your butts off.