God I love dagged sleeves. Almost as much as I love slashed ones. I just want to dag and slash everything I can get my hands on.
I’ve wanted Maleficent to be the first villain in the series for a while now, ever since I made the mental leap between Maleficent’s horns and 15th century horned hennins. The time period works out pretty well, actually, since I wanted her to look a little more dated than Aurora’s 1480’s getup- both houppelandes and horned hennins were all the rage during the early- to mid-1400’s, and they make for pretty good analogues to her official costuming. Sexy stuff.
This proves more than any of the previous pieces that these are adaptations, not improvements. I mean, look at the original Maleficent design- how does one improve on PERFECTION
This is a sequel, more or less, to What Will Be, and the second story in the Ouroboros ‘Verse.
The universe is infinite, and the power of the TARDIS is unmatched…or so the old stories go. The TARDIS, of course, is many things - powerful, meddlesome, and nurturing. Once, she reached through the tendrils of time to give a war-torn Doctor a beautiful future - and a beloved girl much happier dreams. But the TARDIS, like so many of her Doctors, is meddlesome, and isn’t satisfied with stopping there.
While the Doctor’s Eighth and Ninth incarnations are saving each other in one timeline, the Eighth Doctor and the Corsair are having adventures in another. When their travels take them into a parallel world, the Doctor meets someone who he doesn’t know yet.
“Doubt thou the stars are fire / doubt that the sun doth move / doubt truth to be a liar / but never doubt I love.” (Hamlet II.ii.116-119)
Her eyes sparkled with hope, and he kissed her again just in case it was his last chance. “I’m sorry, Rose. I can’t see what happens exactly, but I can see that your timeline is fixed - you can’t come back with me. You need to find your own way back.”
Vindici in Volume 5/5