Which brings me to ... why did I sign up for a Doctor Who ficathon, why?
I know that some people are super clever, and can even do ficathons without ever having seen any of the source material. But I am not one of those people.
My experience this year with fandom appears to have been one orchestrated to bring me pain. I've been 'contributing' to the fandom, instead of just rolling along with it like before. I've done ridiculously complicated things, like write essays on characters and participate in ficathons and make icons. Things which have given me hours of frustration. It's not right. I should know my own limits.
Whinge whinge, whine whine.
Because I love Ten, I do. But I don't have the background of years of Who knowledge and experience to do something which will, in any way, work within wider canon. And I could grin and say "Eight! remember Eight? Canon's not strictly needed, is it?" but I am well aware of the pure outrage Eight inspires in people.
Right. I shall conquer this. I will tackle it using only the canon I know. I'll make it up as I go along. I'll sell my soul. Yes. Yes. This can work, this can totally work.
I'll be in the angry dome. No, I won't. I'll be doing the washing up with a huge grin on my face.