Galactic yo yo wrote:SarahJaneFan wrote:Galactic yo yo wrote:Gunshot Wedding: this story is based on an unmade episode of red dwarf, where listed and dinner are possessed by a married couple. It was basically one of the attempts at a kissing scene between the two characters to annoy Chris Barrie and Craig Charles. This story is basically that but with 8 and Charley, where the "spirits" of a couple of psychopaths,seeking revenge after being killed on the day of the wedding.
My Friend Izzy: This story is how the novel and comic companions to 8 like Fitz, Kroton and Izzy fit in my canon. Essentially they are from an alternative timeline where the Doctor never rescued charley from the R101. Both versions of 8 accidentally arrive in the same place allowing both timelines to crossover.
Lights in the story: The main story is about a seemingly peaceful contact between humans and alien life which goes wrong due to an unforeseen accident that almost leads to war. This story can either be seen as a 4 parter or a 3 parter for those unfamiliar with the web of Time arc. Though the story is resolved at the end of part three, because charley played a key part in fixing the situation, in part 4 things start to go wrong. Since she was never meant to be their time is in flux and the quarrel was never resolved. So it's up to the time Lords to fix the paradox in order to prevent mass war between earth and the aliens. It acts as set up for Neverland.
I’d love to hear a bit more about My Friend Izzy, I find it interesting that you chose the comics as the subject of an alternate timeline as I always thought that they fit relatively well into the same continuity as the Audios despite fiddling from Gary Russell.
My Friend Izzy basically brings the novels/comics and audios together thanks to the Web of time slowly breaking apart. At first they are two separate time lines. The main bulk of the story sees the two timelines merging together, one where instead of ending up in the R101, he went to Stockbridge, so in this timeline Charley died. Because the two universes are becoming one, Izzy replaces Charley who keeps fading in and out of existence trying to think of a way to break the two universes apart. The longer this occurs, the more the doctor's memory alters and he begins to believe he is the alternative doctor with his memories of the novels and comics. By the end of the story the two time lines are split and Charley is back to normal. However the doctor still retains the information he got from the other universe, which is how they fit together but why he didn't reference Kroton, Fitz or Izzy as his companions when he regenerated since technically they weren't. I felt it was easier to have it be an alternative timeline that briefly interacts with the big finish one rather than trying to squeeze them in between companions like Tamzin or Molly. Though it's still a work in progress as I still need to get up to date with the book continuity, currently on Camera Obscurer.
The Doctor in both time lines takes his companions to meet Jane Austen, but for different reasons. For Charley, it's because of her fascination with British literature whereas with Izzy, it's an attempt to broaden her literary knowledge outside of Agretron. These polar opposites help to create a mirror to each universe.
I don’t really see why the comics can’t come before Samson and Gemma or between Charley and Lucie to be honest. Like we know that in Storm Warning, The Doctor isn’t newly regenerated and that’s reinforced by the fact he travelled with Samson and Gemma before that, and spent several years travelling with Mary Shelley in between travels with Samson and Gemma. And because there’s no major contradictions between the comics and Audios, as well as the Doctor being relatively newly regenerated in the comics, I thought it made sense that it goes Izzy/Fey/Kroton > Destrii > Samson/Gemma > Mary > Charley/C’rizz > Lucie/Tamsin > Molly/Liv/Helen.
Though the novels are a whole other story, as there’s no way that they fit naturally into continuity, so I have my own explanation for that. We know that by the Time War, The Doctor has travelled with or at least knows of companions from all three mediums as in Mary’s Story, he refers to; Gemma, Charley, Ssard, Compassion, Trix, Destrii, Lucie, and Alex as past companions.
So like the reason I found it interesting that you were using Izzy as a companion from another Timeline was because the comics fit relatively simply into the same timeline as the Audios whereas the novels are a complete nightmare and completely contradictory but the Doctor still refers to events from them and mentions those companions too.