CELEBRATE 1/1 TTR, the author's Peri arc
by Paul Gadzikowski
DOCTOR WHO series characters and concepts copyright BBC tv
In a rare display of author-insertion Gadzikowski had actually shown up
and the 'Round once. No one recognized him except Killings who'd known him
offline in the '80s.
"This April 19," said Gadzikowski, after enough beer to be maudlin,
"will be the twenty-fifth anniversary of the very first of my Daily comic
"Wow," said Killings.
"Not that I haven't missed a few days," Gadzikowski added. "But since
February 1997 I've had something new on my website and/or adwc almost every
"You used to throw parties, for your anniversaries," Killings
"Yup. Most years. I even named the party Anniversarial Cartoon-
Remembrance-Oriented Nearly Yearly Meeting so its acronym would be ACRONYM."
"Twenty-five years," said Killings. "You ought to do something special."
"But what? It's not like I'm actually drawing Dailies right now."
"Well," said Killings rhetorically, "what *are* you doing?"
Any response was forestalled by a commotion at the tavern's entrance.
Peri and all eight Doctors had entered. Peri was holding her hands out and up
lie a surgeon just finished scrubbing. On every digit but her thumbs there
was a new ring, which more and more girl companions were assembling to squeal
"They're beautiful," said Polly.
"Congratulations," said Sarah Jane, giving Peri and each of the beaming
Doctors a hug.
"Have you set a date?" asked Jo.