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A small request for help

Just a wee bit of information needed, if anyone passes by it on their friends list and sees it and can help!

*hopeful look* I'll make you cookies. And I'll write fic (a special one just at your request plus the one that I need this question answered for)! :)

Basically, I just need to know if we have an exact date stamp or a general time as to when 'Last of the Time Lords' took place. I know that DW isn't exactly the best as for coming up with linear dates or even dates that just plain old make sense, but I need to know because when LotTL ends is when the story starts, and the ending of it has to take place at a certain time of year...so yeah. Any thoughts you guys have would definitely be appreciated!


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Nov. 16th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
i think that LotTL ends mid 2008. Here's my reasoning (I have no idea if it's right):
Rose meets the Doctor in mid-2005, just assuming that the story starts the year New Who came out; also that the clothes Rose and Mickey were wearing in "Rose" were spring/summer clothes - mid-year, anyway.
Then, the Doctor being destinationally-challenged, Rose misses a year, so in absolute time it would become mid-2006.
When the Doctor regenerates, he lands on what would be the next Christmas for Rose, or Christmas 2006.
Then the Doctor and Rose travel (happily for a long, long time!) in the TARDIS and we don't actually know how much time goes by, but I'm guessing Jackie's timeline is sort of the base here, and I assume it would be tied to the, er, real world. So, early-mid 2007.
Christmas 2007 can't have passed yet, because I'm pretty sure the Doctor would take Rose home for that, and that would have to be a Christmas special, or something....(I didn't say it made sense....)
But we do get a Christmas special, after Doomsday (moment of denial)... So then, in absolute time, we've moved to Christmas 2007.
When the Doctor meets Martha, judging quickly from the clothes I'm guessing the season's supposed to be mid-late spring.
We know, by LotTL, only a few days (week at most) have passed absolutely from the day the Doctor meets Martha. And that the election of a new Prime Minister occurred during those days. So - I guess there's no set time for elections in the UK as there is in the US (as wikipedia tells me), but my guess would have been early summer 2008?

(Hope that's at all helpful...)
Nov. 16th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
Oh, very helpful - I think of Tish's outfit and that tells me somewhere in mid-spring. I'm not sure it'd be summer, because there were quite a few people walking around in that first scene still wearing jackets and the like, and I'm guessing it wasn't fall because there wasn't a lot of color changing going on in the trees (however that could be the Rhode Island girl in me coming out, LOL).

Also I remember when they met Jack, and in the subsequent Sound of Drums when they're back in modern times (I'd set it 2008 as well) there are quite a few people wearing jackets and coats as well...so maybe I'd set it in March of that year? I remember being in London and the south of England in a March once, and it was an absolutely gorgeous day and I ended up shucking off the heavy coat and going around in a t-shirt and skirt. So maybe it'd happen in March/April?

So, any requests for your fic? *g* Just let me know what you'd like to see! The fic I asked this question for is going to take a lot of time and a lot of research to get done, so yours will probably come first... ;)
Nov. 16th, 2007 05:42 am (UTC)
I know - I keep transposing New England weather onto what I see, then I think, wait, hang on, seasons aren't quite the same there....and, to top it off, they're always filming the last few episodes in jan/feb, so I suppose the actors' costumes aren't necessarily useful in telling the season (like in 'Runaway Bride' which they filmed in July and had to write into the script as a very hot December...).

and, you'll write me a ficlet, really? *squee*

then...I'd love to see Rose and the Doctor meeting dinosaurs, or any of the other crazy animals from the Triassic/Jurassic, really. Like drepanosaurus...Crazy stuff.
And thanks! Good luck with the fic! :)
Nov. 20th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
Okay, I'll tell you right now that I suck at ficlets...we're already at 3600 words and still going for your fic. *g* Am aiming to have it done by the end of the week though, and then I can get started on dark_aegis's 'ficlet' as well. I'll warn you right now - it's a bit silly...:D
Nov. 20th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
3600 words! O_O you are a word MACHINE. truly. i only said ficlet because that's all i ever write. too long and...the plots sorta get away from me... m(_ _)m *bows to higher power*
and, uh...silly, you say? *crack!attack* er, eheh. i like silly. silly is good. ;)
Nov. 16th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
*points you at my friend's timeline* According to this, I'd say that Last of the Time Lords occurred around July or August of '08. Hope that helps you :)

(Yes, I'm being nosy and popped in when I saw you'd replied to my review ;))
Nov. 16th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
Hahaha, please, be as nosy as you'd like!

*clicks eagerly on timeline* That's exactly what I was looking for! And having the story set in late summer really works for my potential plotline. I have a set ending date, or at least a location - a corn maze, of all places, however those exist only at a certain time of the year, at least in the northern hemisphere, so I've got to work around that...

And what would you like to see in your fic? *grabs pen and paper* :)
Nov. 16th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
Hmmm...let's see here... I'll just follow the three "wants" theme *g*

Pairing: Ten/Rose (though I'd never say no to Nine ;))


1) The Doctor baffling someone with logic/science (though it could easily be something he's just making up and gets called on it later ;))

2) Something on the TARDIS going wrong - gravity, atmosphere, rooms, what have you

3) The token appearance of the butterfly room, somehow, someway ;)

Thank you! :) I'm glad that I was able to help
Nov. 16th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
That timeline page was absolutely brilliant, most certainly. :) I've put that in my memories to refer to for later usage as well.

*makes notes about the Wants*

This shall be fun. *g*
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