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19 October 2010 @ 08:44 am
Welcome to nine_verse  
If you are here, you have likely heard that there is once again talk of a possible Ninth Doctor virtual series. Now some of you might also be wondering what a virtual series is. So before I go any further with this introduction, let me explain.

A virtual series can be described as a series of scripts or fanfiction that combine to form a seasonal arc.

(An example of this can of course be seen over at the_altverse where they are keeping TenII/Rose adventuring across the stars with their new TARDIS.)


I have been informed that a project of this sort was attempted a while back. I myself remember mention of it, but since it unfortunately never got off the ground I figured it needed another shot. So if the idea interested you then, I hope it still does.

Now, I am not saying this project is to begin tomorrow, or even next week. A good bit of planning and organization will definitely need to go into it, as well as coordination with writers and staff. So, those of you who say “I don’t have time right now” or “I have [insert problem]” think about it. You will be given ample time. Because remember it take months of planning and filming to get even just a pilot ready to pitch to a network, so it would follow that it takes time to gather the stories and talent possible to create a virtual series.

If you would like to be involved with the virtual series, but don’t think you can because you don’t write, there are other ways to assist with the project. We will need a team of organizers, beta readers, britpickers, graphic artists, and above all, people to keep continuity of the plot thread.

Those of you who think you would like to participate, please drop a comment here. A simple “I’m in” or a statement of the role(s) you’d like to participate in (writer, beta, graphic artist) would be enough to suffice.

Official sign-ups are now open. Please visit those if you haven't already.


Please pass this on to your friends. It would be lovely if we could get a large enough staff to pull this off.
 
 
 
valiant_queenevaliant_queene on October 19th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
Count me in as a beta reader.
Milievamilieva on October 19th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
Will do. Welcome.
Milievamilieva on October 26th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
If you would be so kind as to fill in the staff sign-up form, I can add you to the beta list.
valiant_queenevaliant_queene on October 27th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Absolutely!
yo, i'm hotter than a mithril coat: [doctor who] nine/rose tardisstyromgalleries on October 19th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely in! I would like to do anything I can. And despite my trepidation in your journal the other day, don't count me out as writer either. Betaing is also fun. :)

I'm off to pimp this in my journal right now.

I assume you're going to hit up time_and_chips and hearts_in_time? Ooh, and nine_love too. It's not very active, but I'm sure some people might come out of the woodwork for this.

Edited at 2010-10-19 08:34 pm (UTC)
Milieva: Dr. Who : TARDIS over earthmilieva on October 19th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
I'll add you to my little list. There will be proper sign-ups if enough people are interested.

I assume you're going to hit up time_and_chips and hearts_in_time? Ooh, and nine_love too. It's not very active, but I'm sure some people might come out of the woodwork for this.

I was thinking I might after I return from my holiday, but you are welcome introduce the idea wherever you like. Just be sure to ask permission before doing so. This comm could use a PR person if you're looking for a job. ;)

Also, I am not a member of nine_love due to never really being aware of its existance I believe.
i'm a loner dottie;a rebelhaughtymelodic on October 19th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
I can beta read if needed.
Milievamilieva on October 26th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
If you would like to, you are welcome, but it is not obligatory. You may also just lurk and wait for fic.

If you would like to offer your services, there is now an official sign-up post for staff, so we can get your information logged.
develish1develish1 on October 19th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
can't help as far as writing goes, my muse seems to have taken a holiday at the moment, and I'm not sure I'll have the time anyway, but might be able to help with brit picking, will get back to you.

Have posted about it on my lj though, hopefully that'll help get you some more offers of help. :)
Milievamilieva on October 19th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
That's all I ask for, is passing on the word so we can find people who might be interested.

Also I know about not having any time. I am quite busy myself at the mo. I just wanted to gauge interest and start planning if the idea can get off the ground this time. Probably looking at proper 'production' starting after the holidays.
Milievamilieva on October 26th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
If you do decide you are available for brit picking, there is a new sign-up sheet.
emraldeyedauteremraldeyedauter on October 19th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
I'm in though not sure how just yet. Anything for some more great nine/rose fic. Would like to write something but the problem is should I start anything new when I have so much already unfinished? Well we'll see how it goes and how many want to be involved. It's a fabulous idea though and I hope it becomes reality.
Milievamilieva on October 20th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
I think we all have unfinished projects, of some sort. (I still need to finish Tancho Base)

Well we'll see how it goes and how many want to be involved. It's a fabulous idea though and I hope it becomes reality.

You are welcome to pass on the word and see if you can bring some more people onboard. I am merely not advertising in any communities myself yet, because I won't be around to answer questions for the next few days. That doesn't mean I oppose anyone else doing so.

There will also be the matter of coming up with a basic storyline for series. That might need a few creative minds.
emraldeyedauteremraldeyedauter on October 20th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
SOunds good hon. I'm happy to pimp the comm at my journal as well. Have a great break away. We'll miss you!
ThroughAnAmberFocusamberfocus on October 19th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Well, you know I'd love to write for it if I ever get my brain back.
Milievamilieva on October 20th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Well, I hope you get your brain back soon, because I would love to have you onboard as a writer.
turtle_goose: DW:  Nine/Rose - Smugturtle_goose on October 19th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
I'm interested! (And how much do I love that Nine is getting some love?)

I'm not sure how much I'll be able to write - though establishing a storyline for the "season" would go a long way.

And I'd be more than happy to make graphics. :D And fan-mixes. Or whatever. :D
Milieva: DR. Who : Rose Profile--Boomtownmilieva on October 20th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought you might be interested. Nine needs more love.

That will definitely be something worth considering. The storyline for the season would be a big step.

Graphics would be fab, too.
Milievamilieva on October 26th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Well, as you might have seen on my LJ, there are now official sign-up forms, so what ever you think you would like to do, put it down and your information will be logged on the appropriate list for the time this project gets a green light to move forward.

I'll probably officially pimp it later this week.
oliversbludgeroliversbludger on October 20th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! I haven't done much in the fandom yet except voraciously read, but I'm pretty good with grammar and constructive feedback. Maybe I could help as a beta and, with some support, I may be persuaded to write again (haven't since a huge collaboration in high school, although that one was EPIC, if I do say so myself :-D )
Milieva: HP : volde*martmilieva on October 26th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Well, I am glad to hear that you love the idea. It is not original by a long shot. I believe it was attempted a year or so ago, but no one really bit.

Outside of writing, there is always the job of organizer which is helping come up with the underlying plot of the series and how it will work with the grand finale.

Official sign-ups are now open. There are two: one for staff, which is everything but writers, and one for writers.
meremoon: Nine Rose handsmeremoon on October 20th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
I might be persuaded to write, or beta depending on where life is at when this is ready to roll.
Milieva: DW: Nine (He sees only her)milieva on October 20th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it. The more writers we can get, the better. That is for sure. A collaborative effort definitely takes some putting together, so there will definitely be a decent sized planning period. I hope to be able to count you in as a writer.
Milieva: DR. Who : Rose Profile--Boomtownmilieva on October 26th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
Official sign-ups are now open, if you think you might want to write or beta. There are two: one for staff, which is everything but writers, and one for writers.
StillBrainFried: Nine fooled by cardsstillbrainfried on October 20th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Count me in...
Milieva: DR. Who : Rose Profile--Boomtownmilieva on October 26th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
Fantastic. You are welcome to participate in any capacity you think you can. We definitely need writers, but there are other positions available

Official sign-ups are now open. There are two: one for staff, which is everything but writers, and one for writers. Each lays out what is expected of those positions. You are welcome to apply to as many as you feel comfortable doing. Just keep the possible workload in mind.
Yana: Nine/Rose TEOTWsuchnuch on October 20th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Count me in too - definitely as beta/brit-picker and possibly as a writer. I really hope this gets off the ground - I think it's a fantastic (oh dear) idea.

Off to pimp...
Milieva: DW: Nine (He sees only her)milieva on October 26th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
Glad to here it. Don't forget to stop by the sign-ups. You won't be added to the staff list otherwise. You can sign up to be a beta/brit-picker here. And if you think you will be able to write (you don't have to swear to it yet) please fill out the form here.
kilodalton: Ninekilodalton on October 21st, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
I haven't beta'd before, but I'd be interested in it =)
Milieva: DR. Who : Rose Profile--Boomtownmilieva on October 26th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Glad you're in. I have you down on the official list today, since you also filled out the form on the sign-ups. I'm sure with your background, we can find you something to do. ;)
kilodalton: 11smile-eyeskilodalton on October 27th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Cool! =D
Ruth: DW - 9/Rose (housemaid79 on October 25th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
I am SO on board with this! I am happy to beta, to write, and to collaborate on the storyline for the season. Do you have any ideas for the overall storyline so far? :)
Milieva: Dr. Who : Nine/Rose sunny walkmilieva on October 25th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
None in particular yet. but we will see. I was hoping to possibly pull together a chat for the organizers at some point.
Ruth: DW - 9/Rose (So I kinda like you a lot..housemaid79 on October 25th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
A chat sounds like a great idea...
Milievamilieva on October 26th, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
I know, right? Because that would be the fastest and easiest way to talk things over. If we can get a decent amount of writers and organizers together this week, I will create the staff community and begin talks of when this (or these) chat(s) should be.

I love your period idea. The flue epidemic. I might end up holding you to that.
Ruth: DW - 9/Rose (Unquiet Dead Hug)housemaid79 on October 26th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
I love your period idea. The flue epidemic. I might end up holding you to that.

It's funny - it was just a random example, but I'm kind of falling in love with the idea... Feel free to hold me to it. :)
juliet316: DW: Nine/Rose: handsjuliet316 on October 25th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
I've got so many fic commitments at the moment (including signing up for S2 of the_altverse, I'm not sure, but I'm definitely thinking about it. In any event, I can be available as a medical consultant if necessary. I figure my years as a Certified Nurse's Aide and my nursing studies are good for something. :-)

ETA: Perhaps ask on of the mods on betterwiththree if you can advertise there. Whether OT3 is your cup of tea or not, I'm sure there are some Nine writers there who would love to participate.

Edited at 2010-10-25 10:38 pm (UTC)
Milievamilieva on October 25th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
I've got so many fic commitments at the moment (including signing up for S2 of the_altverse

That seems to hold true for a number of people. Keep us in mind if you think you might have some free time crop up. ;) I believe <lj user=the_altverse) is what killed it the last time it was brought up, but I can't be sure, as I wasn't the one to bring it up. I have yet to advertise in any other comms, but I may do soon. I was just letting it go through the indirect route of sharing across friend pages first, so see how much information is generated by that first. Ill keep you in mind about the medical information.
juliet316: Doctor Who: NineRiverjuliet316 on October 26th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
I definitely will.

Yeah if I recall correctly the_altverse and the original Nine VS started up at around the same time and coupled with the fact that at that point End of Time was approaching and may people were looking for some way to continue at least some of RTD's characters after EoT... Yeah those factors probably didn't help it.
Milieva: Dr. Who : Nine/Rose sunny walkmilieva on October 26th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
Apparently I wasn't paying attention to what I was typing. I meant I wanted to see how much interest (not information) was generated.

But yes, I think they were brought up at the same time and Ten2 won. Though, I think there might be a chance for it to go this time with the renewed Nine interest.
juliet316: DW: NineRose smilesjuliet316 on October 26th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
I certainly think/hope so. Sounds like it'll be fun!
Canaan Alexandercanaana on October 26th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Do you have any notion of whether Jack Harkness would be reappearing in this story arc? I'm probably too busy having a work-related meltdown to help out, myself, but I might pimp this out to some people who'd be interested . . . except, they're more likely to be interested if Jack is involved, even if it's going to be a fundamentally Nine/Rose storyline.
Milieva: DR. Who : Rose Profile--Boomtownmilieva on October 26th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
You're a Jack fan? I never would have guessed. *silly grin*

Actually, I think it would be lovely to have Jack back. If not for the entire series, at least a few episodes of it. I adore him with Nine and Rose (in a non-OT3 way). I'm fine with it, and I think my other organizers would be too.

So, in short: Yes, I think Jack can and will be involved on some level if someone wants to write him.
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Milievamilieva on October 28th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
There is no time table as of yet, due to not knowing if we will have enough writers to pull it off well. But schedules can be worked around for sure. There is no definite timeline, and when there is, it will be negotiable.
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Milievamilieva on October 28th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
If you are seriously considering writing, please visit the writer sign-up. I can then have you added to the writer list, and you will be sent and invite to the staff community when the project moves forward.
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Maya S.: Nine/Roseppyajunebug on October 30th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
...yeah, I was one of the fail!mods who didn't get the virtual series off the ground.

SORRY GUYS I REALLY WANTED IT TO HAPPEN.

I still want to help! I think I may still have notes and stuff from when we were planning it...let me know if you want them!
Milievamilieva on October 30th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
You are welcome to help out in any way you like. I'm currently in one of my manic overachiever moods, but it won't last the entire project.

And we can definitely use you to help with the organizing, seeing as you were involved with the first attempt. We won't hold it against you. Real life is supposed to trump the internet.