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The next part of Growing Pains is on its way to the Teaspoon mods, and here's the now customary teaser...

He wanted to call the Doctor. His Doctor. His ancient, wise, dependable Doctor. The one person in the Universe he could always rely on to know what to do.

But for the same reasons he had not too long ago forced a clearly traumatized man to tell him what had just happened in his personal timeline, Jack knew that calling his current Doctor was not an option. The situation was fragile enough just with one Doctor here, out of his own time. To bring another would be irresponsible. He’d learned better than that from the man in question.

But that left him on his own with the past come to life before him, looking to him for a safe haven. A past that was currently trying to crawl into a nearly empty mug of tea to escape the demons that were clearly hounding him.


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Feb. 4th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Oh yay! I'm happy. *tries to patiently wait*

- Rine
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
I'm happy that you're happy! Here's hoping we don't have to wait too long... it's been about four hours since I posted it...
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
How long does it usually take? Like nightrider101 below, I've been longing for this update! Every half hour, I'm back on your author page hitting refresh. LOL

Hopefully it won't be too much longer.
Feb. 4th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
I haven't been paying enough attention to know what the normal lag time is. Usually I post before I go to bed, sometime around midnight Eastern. When I check my email and look for comments the next morning, it's usually almost 10am. So... more than a couple of hours, but less than ten? Who knows... today I had to post in the morning instead of when I went to bed.

I keep checking my email here at work to see if anything's changed...
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
It's not up yet! *sobs* I've been waiting for this update...

*continually hits refresh*
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
It's been at least four hours since I posted it... it'll have to appear eventually! :-)
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)

Yes, this is what you've reduced me to!
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
::evil grin::

Everything is proceeding according to plan... bwahahaha.

Now where's that fic?

::refreshes a few times herself::
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
I adore Teaspoon and appreciate all the mods do for us, but moments like this make me want to toss my computer out the window.

Now the rational side of me realizes this will do absolutely no good, but for two seconds I might feel better!

Feb. 4th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel! But tossing your computer will certainly make things worse... how will you refresh Teaspoon if you've tossed your computer?

I'm still hoping the mods will eventually build a no-mod list of people who they know are good, reliable posters, whose stories and updates they do not need to personally check every time. Then the majority of us will have our instantaneous Teaspoon back, new posters will be modded and taught how to avoid summary executions, and the mods will have (in theory) less work.

Seems like a good plan to me, anyway.


I haven't actually been able to read through this part in a couple of days. Super Bowl festivities kinda killed Sunday, so I just posted this morning without my usual post-post readthrough, then dashed off to work. But I have classes starting in an hour, and if it doesn't go up soon I'll have to wait until I get home at 11pm to read it!

::refresh, refresh::
Feb. 4th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Feb. 4th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Don't I know it!

You've officially outdone yourself with this chapter. I wish I could give you the feedback it deserves. Please know that I adored it.

I'm now bowing at the alter of your glorious fic!
Feb. 14th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad you're enjoying this one so much! It's been a pet project of mine since VotD, and even though I'm really too busy with school I just couldn't wait any longer to start posting it.

Of course, that means that I drop off the face of the Internet for a week or so at a time every so often... but hopefully I'll have time to write this weekend and you'll see another update. :-)
Feb. 10th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
Yay! New chapter.
*does dance, and is happy*
I will read, and comment.
Ok, so I'm actually commenting as I read so ignore the fangirlishness if it disturbs you.
Love the Doctor being guilty about smiling. it's perfect. Poor doctor...:(
And Jack being unsure, and wanting to call the Doctor, and then being mature and deciding to take it on himself. It shows he's grown up (insert comment about my liddle babeh being all gwown up!)
"A past that was currently trying to crawl into a nearly empty mug of tea to escape the demons that were clearly hounding him"
That is so awesome. That is honestly amazing. I love that line. Best line in it. And I like the Doctor trying not to abuse the timelines any furthur (and I know, I just know that if the Doctor had looked, there would have been a Rose&Nine&Jack picture, and a Ten&Jack picture, and an Eleven&Jack, and all the other latest Doctors&Jack pictures)
And poor Doctor. He's so...aww...poor Doctor. He just makes you want to snuggle him, doesn't he?

Here end incoherent review w/ fangirling.
Amazing as always, write fast!
Feb. 14th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
It would be like when someone as a wall of photos of themself posing with various famous people. Except it would be Jack with all of his various Doctors. :-)

I love reading comments like this one! You've let me see what you were thinking as you read the story, and that's worth its weight in gold.

And the crawling into the teacup line is one of my favorites, too. :-)

I get eaten by grad school periodically... but I promise to update as soon as I can! Thank you so much for commenting. :-)
Feb. 15th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
No, bad grad school, stop eating our Adalia! We need her intact to write more, pretty fic.
*hits gradschool on nose with a newspaper*

Feb. 19th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
::watches grad school flee::

That's more like it! Next part of Growing Pains is half done, and I actually have tomorrow off! :-)
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Adalia Zandra


This is adaliazandra's fic journal, which she hadn't planned to use very often. That plan has since been defenestrated in favor of posting fic update notices and rambles about DW and TW.

If you note the spiffy paid-account layout, that's because nightrider101 is simply the most wonderful person ever! :-)

If I seem to have disappeared off the face of the Internet, it's because I probably did. I don't actually *like* suddenly ignoring my LJ friends and leaving my stories hanging, though, so odds are I'll be back eventually.