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Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica 2003)

Title: Laura Roslin:  A Woman of Noble Character
Author: pocochina 
Show: Battlestar Galactica (reimagined)
Character: Laura Roslin
Spoilers: from miniseries to finale
A/N: Thanks to eowyn_315  for the edit, and everyone who gave their thoughts on the first incarnation of this post. Also, I like to think Laura wouldn't mind being found in our own Scripture, as well as hers. Framework quotes are from Proverbs 31-10


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Richard Sharpe – He's a Rogue, But He's Our Rogue

Title: Richard Sharpe – He's a Rogue, But He's Our Rogue
Author: the_stowaway
Character: Richard Sharpe
Fandom: Sharpe (movie version)
Spoilers: for the entire series
Beta: many thanks to jenna_thorn
Author's Note: For those not familiar with canon, Sharpe is a series of British made-for-TV movies1, based on the novels of Bernard Cornwell, depicting the adventures of Richard Sharpe, an officer in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic Wars – mostly the Peninsular. This essay will concern itself solely with the TV version, which of necessity differs somewhat from the novels, although Cornwell appears to be ok with the film adaptations. Cornwell is also a whole-hearted fan of Sean Bean in the title role; I completely agree with him on this. In fact, Bean is the reason I began watching Sharpe in the first place. Is anyone surprised? I thought not.*g*

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The Tenth Doctor: his reach is global, his tower secure; his cause is noble, his power is pure...

Title: his reach is global, his tower secure; his cause is noble, his power is pure...
Author: kalichan
Character: The Tenth Doctor
Fandom: Doctor Who
Spoilers: Through… "Planet of the Dead"

I'm the Doctor. I'm a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I'm 903 years old, and I'm the man who's gonna save your lives and all six billion people on the planet below. You got a problem with that?


In that case: Allons-y!

                        (DW X-mas Special: Voyage of the Damned)

When we were first introduced to the Tenth Doctor, at the end of Series 1’s “Parting of the Ways,” I think that we, like his faithful companion, Rose Tyler, were just a wee bit shell shocked. For those of us who were madly in love with New Who's first doctor (the Ninth, as played by Christopher Eccleston) watching the regeneration was not just heartbreaking – it was terrifying.

After all, we wondered, who could possibly be as off-the-map fantastic as the Ninth Doctor who'd won so many of our hearts in the first series of New Who?

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*tries to raise community from the dead*

I'd like to get some activity going at this community again; I know there are lots of new fandoms out there, and plenty of characters who still need love!

Since all existing claims (before the two I've just added today) are a year or more past their deadline, I'm removing all claims that haven't been completed. You're welcome to claim characters again if you're confident you can write an entry for your character in eight weeks.

The master list is here, along with guidelines for writing your essay, and you can claim characters in comments. You're welcome to claim characters and fandoms that aren't listed; some characters are already listed as available (because they were once claimed), but you can always add others.
[dw] she's a scientist too

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Shaw: A Woman Who Wants to Do More Than Pass Test Tubes

Title: Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Shaw: A Woman Who Wants to Do More Than Pass Test Tubes
Author: atraphoenix
Character: Elizabeth 'Liz' Shaw
Fandom: Doctor Who
Spoilers: Series Seven of Doctor Who
Author's Note: A huge thank you to eponymous_rose for being a wonderfully thorough and extremely encouraging beta.

Armed Thug: Don’t you try anything!
Liz: It’s all right, I won’t hurt you.
‘The Ambassadors of Death’

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