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Ba-bum-ba-bum. Ba-bum-ba-bum. Ba-bum-ba-bum. Ba-bum-ba-bum.

This was the cadence of his life—moments lived in fast staccato, building a crescendo right behind his temples. If he concentrated very hard, he could ignore it, push away the throbbing noise for a few precious minutes and see everything the way it was meant to be. The universe—suddenly new and clean and beautiful, a thing outside his own twisted mind. But then the beating would start again, softly, softly, and it would grow louder and faster (andlouderandfaster) until it was all he knew, all he understood. First, it matched the beating of his hearts, and then it quickened them, and then there was nothing apart from the drum-drum-drumming in his head.

There was no relief. All the running and screaming and kissing and killing in creation couldn't rid him of this sickening pulse. It turned his stomach, sucked his mouth dry. He would do anything, anything at all, to escape it, but there was nothing that could be done. If anything, struggling only made it worse.

Ba-bum-ba-bum. Ba-bum-ba-bum.

It was buried in his head, a thing so tangled inside nerves and bone that it could never get out.

Ba-bum-ba-bum. Ba-bum-ba-bum.

He couldn't run from it.

Ba-bum-ba-bum. Ba-bum-ba-bum.

So the only thing left.

Ba-bum-ba-bum.

Was. To. Fol. Low.
*Gonewiththevampire challenged me to write a fic for this villain contest. I picked the Master from Doctor Who. I must say he's fascinating. And so frightening I tense up whenever people start drumming on tables. Just... no. XD

Aaaaand... I was really only able to finish this because I have to wait on MegaVideo to load. NNNNRRRGGGG. But I finally finished all of David's episodes. :(
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glassdragon42 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is wicked awesome! The Master is one of my favorite villains. He's just so much like the Doctor, only twisted...
*drums on table*
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burnoutbright Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm literally on the verge of watching David Tennant's finale, but I have to wait til after finals are over. God knows I don't need something ELSE to stress out about, haha! But the Master is SO awesome and so psychotic and so deliciously villain-y... one of the real true villains of DW and not just a monster. Is it wrong that I think he's kind of sexy? I mean, I know I'm just one of many he's manipulated into thinking so but... seriously. ;)

Great piece by the way. You can really get a grasp on his insanity. :D
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After reading your entry I couldn't help but notice my own heartbeat :giggle:. Great job on it!
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Din-Estel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
dadadada. Dadadada. Love the Master! God he's scarrrryy!! Did you notice that the drumming in the Master's head is actually from the theme music? So very very clever. :D
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sunni-sideup Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOOOL OMG. I had never realized that, no. Ahhh, this show is brilliant.
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Din-Estel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
It's sooo good! But yeah, if you listen to the drumbeat in the beginning of the theme song, it's the same beat. Clever clever writers!
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sparklevamp Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
GRR. I saw a Literature notice by you and got excited, only to be disappointed that its not a Haunt or Nancy Drew story!! D: But this is good too lol.
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sunni-sideup Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, haha. Yeah, this is just a tiny thing for fun. :)
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Gonewiththevampire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student Writer
I UNDERSTAND THIS NOW. HOLY CRAP DO I UNDERSTAND THIS YAYAYYAYYAYAY. Happiness.
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sunni-sideup Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D :D YAAAAAAAAY.
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Gonewiththevampire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student Writer
Hahah. I was SO happy to finally know who he was. And I loved him. In a sort of "this guys is a hilarious bad guy: he is okay for the present but he needs to gtfo when people start dying" kind of way, if that makes sense.
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sunni-sideup Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. It doesn't help at all that the actor looks like a young Michael Sheen. XD Fandoms are blurring in my head. XD But yeah, he's kind of lolarious. And I feel sorry for him.
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Gonewiththevampire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Writer
IT DOESN'T HELP AT ALL. :XD: Hahah fandoms blurr in my head all the time. It's like my life.
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DelilahBlueEyes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Artist
Haha! I always want to drum that beat on a table to see if anyone recognizes it. It's like a nerd call. :XD:

Very cool. The Master certainly has enough depth and villainy to work with.
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sunni-sideup Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I'm gonna have to try that nerd call. XD
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DelilahBlueEyes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Artist
Betcha it works better than a turkey call. :nod:
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Gonewiththevampire Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Writer
AHHHHHHH I can't believe you entered it that makes me so excited. And nervous because this is super amazing and I'm excited to see who wins. AHHHHH now I need to watch Doctor Who some moreeeeee. >.>
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sunni-sideup Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I don't care about winning. I just figured I should do something to get myself out of my own funk. XD

GO GO GO. (Do you even know this guy yet?)
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Gonewiththevampire Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Writer
Lol. Nice. Doctor Who is always good for that sort of thing. :D

All I know is that he is a villian and is pretty much exactly like the Doctor...I think. I have a suspicion as to what he is--but no, I have not met him yet. >.>
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sunni-sideup Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL SPOILING YOU. :D
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Gonewiththevampire Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Writer
LOL BUT I LET MYSELF BE SPOILED SO WE'RE OKAY.

BLINK IS MY NEXT EPISODE. IT'S TWO IN THE MORNING AND I AM SO CLOSE TO HITTING THE PLAY BUTTON. But I have work tomorrow and I would like the tiny amount of sleep I'm going to get to not be filled with nightmares, SO. >.>
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Cuffermix Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
WOOOOAAAHHH. :iconwoahplz:
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sunni-sideup Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
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Captain-Introvert Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, brilliant job, Love how the drumming keeps repeating.

I find the Master fascinating, absolutely love that bit where he's tapping on the table.

Also, it reminds me of Florence's Drumming Song!
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sunni-sideup Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right? That song reminds me of the Master so much. Thanks!
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snowballchibikat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
I love this. Love, love, love. The Master is such a fantastic villain...he's just...wow.

By all the DT episodes, d'you mean the specials, too?
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sunni-sideup Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup. I finished "The End of Time" last night. :[
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snowballchibikat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Well, at least you can move on to Matt Smith now! :heart:
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Wow...that's...intense. Really, you did a wonderful job.
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sunni-sideup Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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