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Need ideas for "Cupids" sequel...

 I'm still working on that last chapter, the one EVERYONE is waiting for, but my Muse is already thinking about the sequel. Originally, the story was going to be a bit longer, but I realized that the subsequent events were all in a different tone. Hence, breaking it up into at least one more story.

I want to give them an adventure to go on, which tests the Doctor and Donna in this critical time right after the Library, and ultimately helps Jenny start coming to grips with her actions in the Library - and start healing. Muse is thinking of a return to New New Earth. I figure Donna is going to have some things to say about how the Doctor didn't do much to help the people set a path toward recovery, especially given what happened with Martha.

So there has to be some trouble that finds them. I see the return of some characters from "Gridlock," and then some new bad guys. The question is, what kind of adventure could I give them?

Also, what would you readers like to see happen in the sequel? Any particular Shakespearean lines I should try to include? Maybe someone has another adventure in mind that might work better?

I'd love the feedback. I think my Muse is going to split her time between this and some other stories. I still have an unfinished extra for "The Belted Doctor" to work on, and there's a new Shakespearean-inspired story in mind. Which y'all should LOVE...!


Jul. 16th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
I suppose if you're looking for Shakespeare the best choice would be A Midsummer Night's Dream, as that is as funny (if not more so) as MAAN. However it's mostly about falling in love, not problems you face once you're already there.

Perhaps a better choice would be The Merchant of Venice, which has great female characters in Portia and Nerissa (parallels with Donna and Jenny?). It would give Donna the chance to save the day, as Portia and Nerissa do in the play. You might find some of the religious undertones difficult, but if you are setting this somewhere like New (x15) York, that could work in your favour, particularly if you bring in the Cat People (as I'm sure you will). Or perhaps you are thinking of using the Infected (from Rose's visit). Either way, that could give you great scope for a fic. (You could also force the Doctor into some uncomfortable reflections about his initial thoughts on Jenny.)
Jul. 17th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
AMND is too much about falling in love, but I might find elements within to use.

Merchant has potential... So does Measure for Measure... I'll be doing some research to make this journey for our trio as compelling as possible.

Thanks for the ideas!
Jul. 17th, 2011 08:16 am (UTC)
No worries, can't wait to see what you come up with! Perhaps just a Shakespeare mash-up? ;-)
Jul. 19th, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
I love The Merchant of Venice! I would love to see this one!

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