glinda: yellow crocus on a bed of snow (bambera/ancelyn)
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So given that this comm sort of burst into life in a flurry of...well mostly podfic the turn of the year, and I've since persuaded [personal profile] doyle to pass me the mantle of 'looking after the comm' duties. I thought I'd better get round to making a post asking if the membership had any particular requirements or desires from the comm?

Would you like to keep the comm purely fanworks, or would you like to post meta/character arc discussion posts?

Would monthly character love posts be good? Either general free for alls with different threads for different characters, or focusing on one companion a month in chronological/alphabetical/completely arbitrary order?

Perhaps a game of drabble tag or comment fic?

The subtitle of the comm is 'companions and allies' obviously this includes the one off companions from the specials along with recurring folks like the Brig and Benton from the UNIT days and Jackie Tyler and Jake Simmons from the New Series. But what about non recurring characters? Only those who had a vital role in saving the day? Or anyone so long as they were on our heroes' side?

Something else I haven't thought of?

Even if you have no opinion on the above questions, feel free to introduce yourselves in the comments and tell us who your favourite companion(s) is/are.

Date: 2012-02-16 04:42 pm (UTC)
merryghoul: think pink (romana II)
From: [personal profile] merryghoul
I wouldn't mind meta and fanworks, and comment fic would be great.

Oh, and my favorite companions are Jo, Leela, the Romanas, Tegan, Nyssa and River Song.

Date: 2012-02-16 08:10 pm (UTC)
evilawyer: young black-tailed prairie dog at SF Zoo (Default)
From: [personal profile] evilawyer
Hello. [personal profile] doyle previously gave me permission to track and include this comm's entries in [community profile] gallifrey_times. Is that permission still extended or would you prefer to withdraw it?

Only those who had a vital role in saving the day? Or anyone so long as they were on our heroes' side?

Thinking on this, I think that almost every one of the non-recurring, companion-like characters (i.e. not on the side of evil like Mr. Fibuli) that actually stick in the mind all played some vital role in saving the day. Maybe not, though; it just seems so to me on reflection.

Date: 2012-02-17 03:17 am (UTC)
evilawyer: young black-tailed prairie dog at SF Zoo (Default)
From: [personal profile] evilawyer
Well, I;m with you on this point. :-)

Which causes me to ask: Is reposting of previously-written fic all right here? I don't have as much time to write as I used to, but I did do one story with Commander Lytton and Jack Harkness a while back that might fit in well here and help break the podfic streak. Not that there anything wrong with podfic, but variation is a wonderful thing. Let me know if it's okay to put up and I will.

Date: 2012-02-17 12:57 pm (UTC)
gehayi: (donna looking up (knifecontrol))
From: [personal profile] gehayi
I think that meta and discussion as well as fanworks would be excellent, as would be games of comment fic. I don't know what drabble tag is, so I can't say if I'd like it or not.

Favorite companions from Classic Who: Sarah Jane Smith, Romana I, Leela, Tegan Jovanka, Nyssa of Traken, Turlough and the Brigadier.

Favorite companions from New Who: Donna Noble, Amy Pond and Rory Williams. (Martha Jones gets an honorable mention for saving the world by walking across it and telling a story, but I feel that she was sadly underutilized as a character.)

Date: 2012-02-17 07:49 pm (UTC)
nentari: (Jamie/Victoria)
From: [personal profile] nentari
I'm all for both fanworks and meta/discussion, and I think love posts are an excellent idea.

Anyway, my favourites are Ben & Polly, Jamie, Victoria, Zoe (in other words, all of Two's companions, basically), Jo, Sarah Jane, Leela, Ace, Donna, River and Rory.


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