Monday, August 20, 2012

Falling Rocks

From http://community.sparknotes.com/index.php/2009/11/24/blogging-lord-of-the-flies-chapter-5-beast-from-water/, regarding Lord of the Flies. It doesn't quite fit with the seriousness of this piece, but it's one of the few things that made reading that book bearable.
This has been hanging around on my computer for quite some time now, and I just realized today that you all might want to read it.

I don't actually like Lord of the Flies. In fact, I hate it, almost as much as I hate The Old Man and the Sea. Actually, scrap that. The Old Man and the Sea is much, much worse.

Anyway, you may be wondering why, if I hate LOTF so much, why am I writing essentially a fanfiction about it? Good question. My answer is that the book's ending simply doesn't settle it for me. Being a person who believes in the goodness of humanity as opposed to its evil, I wanted to show a more balanced view of the universe. William Golding may disagree, but then again, I'm not writing to please him.

This piece also has the honor of being tagged with both "dark" and "optimistic." I'm not sure which outweighs which. Oh, and disclaimer: I do not own Lord of the Flies, nor do I want to. Also, spoilers if you haven't read the book.


Falling Rocks

Monday, August 13, 2012

Twelve

Picture taken from http://blogs.evtrib.com/nerdvana/files/2009/01/tardis.jpg, courtesy of The Internet. Image depicts the TARDIS from TV show Doctor Who. If you don't know what that is, then maybe this story is not right for you.
First (non-crossoverDoctor Who story, so I'm a little hesitant—I want to be able to do justice to this amazing show—and any constructive feedback you could give would be great. Especially since I'm American and not British, so I don't know things like slang. I also have no knowledge whatsoever of nuclear power plants.

The companion named Jenna is an OC and not Jenna-Louise Coleman's new character. Whoever catches the Sherlock (1) and Firefly (2) references gets metaphorical cookies.

Read it on fanfiction.net here.

Warnings: Spoilers for the new series seasons up through six, especially for 6x04 “The Doctor's Wife.” Also, major deviations from canon, or at least likely deviations from future canon, if that sort of thing bothers you.

Disclaimer: I don't own it.


Twelve