thescarletwoman: (HP // Snape :: Half-Blood)
So tonight, I head with my folks to the Midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2.

There's a part of me that cannot get over that in a little over six hours, I'll be sitting in the theatre as the lights dim and the film begins. I've dedicated so much of my life to this fandom and the books... and soon the last one will be airing.

It's hard to believe.

So, for now, the folks and I will finish watching HP7.1 in our re-watch of the films. I'm sad I didn't get to do my re-read before tonight, but without having ebooks it was hard to do so. Alas.

To those of you going to showings tonight, enjoy them. It's been an amazing ride and we always will have our fandom even as the films usher in the final chapter.

But for now, I leave you with this:

7 books, 3407 pages, 1 million words. 8 movies, 1179 minutes. 14YearsHarryPotter
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Soldier in a Bar)
Do You Like To Write?

Like to write? Love Classic Who, New Who, Sarah Jane Adventures and/or Torchwood? Great! There is a new challenge, called [ profile] whoverse_las, where you write a fanfic of at least 100 words every two weeks based on a different prompt and where all pairings, including slash, is allowed! Then they get voted on and the person with the least votes is out that week and the person with the most is safe the next week till you have one author standing who wins! What do you win? A snazzy graphic and a $10 GC to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You don't even need to be a GREAT writer!

..who will come out on top?

This. This is how I am forcing myself to get back into writing. ♥ With my being rusty right now, I don't want to jump back into my WIP or a sequel to one fic I have planned. So... we will start with this and prompts and forcing myself to write. Thus, I'll let you know when stuff is posted! ♥
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Sunday :: George Drawing)
It's hard to believe I've already been here in London for three months. Damn. Where has the time gone?

Needless to say my semester is done for and, outside of a 3 week internship, I'm done with classes until the fall. It's a fantastic feeling... and means that, for the next while, I only have work to concentrate on. I really want to get back to things fandom-wise after all this time. I know I keep saying that (*shifty*) but there's always been something hanging over my head and made it impossible to actually have any creative juices.

But I feel re-charged at long last. Completely and totally recharged.

I can't say that the whole of this semester has been easy, though. I loved (most) of my classes, but my course-mates were a bit shit. Unfortunately. And we won't go into the place I was staying for the first three months. Let's just say the people were utterly and completely bat-shit. Started out great and about two weeks ago I was told I had to move out because they were going on holiday and had to be out ASAP.

This was told to me on the eve before my Corporations exam and three days after my purse was stolen while I was out with friends. And yes, I lost everything: keys, wallet, camera, passport... yeah. It sucked. So between finals, having to replace everything in my life (and dealing with not having any sort of ID in a foreign country), and having to find a new place to live that didn't cost me an arm and a leg... I had a stressful few weeks.

Now, however, I'm living in Notting Hill and absolutely LOVING it beyond belief. I live a block away from Portabello road and am determined to walk the market once a week. My internship is with a barrister and I've spent the past week in Croydon Crown Court sitting on the benches with the barristers and talking cases with them. And they LISTEN to me when I talk. Life is, at last, good.

And for the first time in about two years? I feel the desire to write. Things for ME. So I have some fics about to be uploaded to my iPad so I can work on them while I travel down to court.

thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Coffee Elitist)
Right. So more tie-in books were just announced today and I find myself getting more and more pissed off about things as it comes down the pike. I'm also tired of having to explain to people that the fact that Ianto's dead and not coming back is not the reason why I'm not looking forward to Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Unpopular opinions ahead.

I have a LOT of reasons.

One of which is my own, and something I don't want to/am not really allowed to talk about. Sorry to be the douche who says that, but still. X)

One of the other reasons has to do with the shift in production staff. I'm sorry, but I like Ray's designs and of what I've seen of fan production shots? I'm really pissed off about the coat. Like, a lot. But that's the costumer/cosplayer in me.

Another of the reasons is that the American cast is beginning to outweigh the British cast. I don't like it being set in the US. The heart and soul of Torchwood is in the UK and is in Cardiff. That's where it will always exist for me.

But the main reason why I'm upset about this is the change in tone of the series. Series one and two were all about the camp. It was fun SciFi that didn't take itself too seriously. It was just fun. You watched it, there were some real nail-biter episodes, but at the end of the day, the team stood together as they beat the bad guys/aliens/bad things/whatever. They may have been bruised and beaten, but they were together.

Maybe that's just me, but I don't want realism in my SciFi. SciFi is meant to be my escape. I'm a law student who is specialising in criminal law/international law. I spend my days reading about rape, torture, war crimes, murder, etc. At the end of the day, I want to come home, put my feet up and escape somewhere else. I don't want to turn on Torchwood and see the same world I just left behind in my law books. I want the fantasy. I want the team that survives against the odds and are together at the end of the day even if they shouldn't.

I don't want to watch a show where I'm afraid to start liking any of the characters for fear they're going to die off as soon as I like them. This doesn't apply to Ianto. It applies to Tosh and Owen as well. It applies to Rhys (who I'm certain has a big-ole Bullseye painted on his forehead right now). I want to be able to root for the good guys and know they'll be there at the end of the day and I can celebrate their victory.

That's why I'm not looking forward to Miracle Day. I will watch it for John and for Jack -- because I need to know. But if I can't stand it after an episode, I will turn it off with the knowledge that the Torchwood I know and love died a valliant death after the second series. I'll have the audio books and the tie-in novels and the radio plays to keep me company. And know that whatever comes after this point is no longer Torchwood, but this show that masquerades as it by being this high drama with a bit of SciFi thrown in as an afterthought.

I'm not turning off comments on this so I'm hoping there will be civility in the comments. Feel free to agree or disagree with me but be civil about it.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Kissing Book)

Thanks for all the comments on the last post. I massively appreciate them. *snugs you guys* I'm thinking I will finish it. Just... to finish it. I just have to get my head screwed on straight.

In other news -- I'm doing a bit of a flist cut. I've realised that my list has become SO unweildy lately and with doing so much law reading? Yeaaaaah. Not so much with the time to read a flist and seeing how big it is? I tend to wince and run away. Most of the pruning is journals who haven't updated in over a year -- or if some of you had journals, moved to somewhere else, and still kept old ones here.

If I accidentally removed you (because they're ticky boxes... and it could be misticked because they're small), feel free to poke me. ♥ Or, if YOU have a new journal that I should be following? Also poke me about that.

Or if you want to just plain poke me? Go ahead. ♥
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Jack Good Looking)
So this is a post that's slightly late in coming, simply because I've had other things on my mind. Like, y'know, finals. But it's still something I want to talk about that's fairly timeless.

Cosplay and Crossplay.

About a week ago, [ profile] avengangle poked me about a post she had seen on one of the blogs she frequents. If you're curious, this is the link. As a warning, it's a couple weeks old and, well, they can be a little scary over there as well. So I don't really recommend commenting on anything. Just my bit of a fore-warning.

The gist of the post was talking about cosplaying and should people of different races/genders play certain characters. The main ones talked about? If a white girl should be able to cosplay roles like Martha, Toshiko or Inara. Well, needless to say I had a few things to say about it. The following is what I posted in response:

I'm actually the female Jack that avenging_angle referred to up a few comments back. I just wanted to pop in with a few things at least from my friends who all cosplay in the whofandom.

I can't speak on the issue of race as I, personally, haven't seen many Martha/Mickey cosplayers. I do know a Tosh cosplayer and she is of Asian descent.

I've cosplayed (and a term that's been coined in fandom is crossplay when dressing up as someone as the opposite gender) at several cons. I wish I had gone to the panel at last year's Gallifrey (con in LA) that actual dealt with the notion of crossplay as it's become more prevalent in the fandom.

I have a group of friends (all female) who cosplay. There are three Jacks, four Iantos, several Doctors and an Owen. For us? It's more about playing the character you're dressing up with, not choosing to identify with one gender or another. Some of us go very far in portraying authenticity in our costumes (to binding or wearing wigs), others just wear the clothes. I know, for me, when I put the costume on, I'm 'Jack'. It's a bit like an exercise in theatre improv. With us, and a lot of others, it's about the attributes other than race or gender--do you identify with the character? Go for it. But my group is all cis-women playing white men. It's not choosing based on race/gender (or being limited to choosing a character who matches your race/gender), but on who you identify with as a character and want to play. But like I said, we find it to be character driven as opposed to gender driven.

I also know of several people who have done femme versions of male characters. Mostly I've seen femme versions of the Third, Fifth, Tenth and Eleventh incarnations. But they take the base design of the costume and make it more stereotypically feminine. Use of corsets is generally found, I will say.

Also, you might like to know that the costume designers do love seeing people dressing up, no matter the gender. I've had a chance to meet both Ray Holman (who designed for Torchwood and the current season of Doctor Who) and Louise Paige (who designed for the Tenant years). Louise I met at Gallifrey as one of the guests and I know she loved seeing people dressed up in her designs. I personally got a glare because I wasn't wearing one of her designs but that's utterly beside the point. I met Ray a few weeks at the BBCamerica permiere of Eleventh Hour. He sought me out because I was dressed as Jack and wanted to get my picture. He later told me that he had wanted to get pictures of the group of us who had dressed (we had Ten, Amy, Femme!Eleven, Rose and me) but didn't have the chance to. The costume designers are all about seeing people in their designs.

So just a few thoughts from one who does cosplay someone of a different gender. :^)

I'm sad I never got any comments, but it did, however, feel good to get that off my chest.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW-DW :: ComicCon *iz ded*)
Spent most of the night outlining, but I wanted to take a little break (and, y'know, go sleep) to talk about my utterly unbelievable experience couple weeks back. I actually had written this up a little bit ago, but this is my first time to post it here. That... and I finally could link to pictures the fabulous [ profile] mirnell took that day! ♥ [and a couple in here from LJinto]

For the first time, one of the 'cool things' happened in NYC and I was able to go to it.

I am, of course, talking about Doctor Who Premiere Screening hosted by BBCAmerica in the East Village on Wednesday, 14 April 2010.

I went, of course, dressed as teh Captain. ;^) [for those of you who care about the cosplay stuff... I did a combination of things. Basically wore the 'Out of the Rain' Costume (blue shirt, pinstripe waistcoat) but I also took the Hat (tm) with me]. Thanks to the wonderful [ profile] mirnell, I was able to go to both my classes on Wednesday and then join everyone in line as soon as I got into the city around 4ish. When I got there? I got mobbed for photographs. X)

Cosplay Pictures Ahoy! )

We had, at the front of the line where the cosplayers are concerned: Me as Jack, Blue-Suit!Ten, Journey's End!Rose, Police!Amy Pond, Femme!Eleven, and Lady Gaga dressed as the TARDIS. Yes, it's as awesome as it sounds. We did a ton of photographs and poses for people and it was generally awesome.

Then the BBCAmerica folks came down the line and they interviewed us cosplayers several times. Don't know how/when/where this footage will be used? But I'll let you know when it is. AND THEN came Doctor Who Confidential. I didn't get interviewed for that, but they got the group of us cosplayers shouting "Doctor Who in America!" There was so much Brit Press around that I lost track of where I was interviewed and who was taking pictures and whatnot.

At some point, a brown suit doctor arrived and there are a LOT of pictures around of the two of us locking lips. Hey, I'll do a fan service photograph!

FanService Ahoy! )

Matt Smith and Co arrived... and pandemonium ensued. It was brilliant. Thanks to [ profile] mirnell getting there when she did, we were pretty close to the front of the line. Surprisingly, that wasn't the highlight of the night.

Massive Story Number One:
We were waiting to go in and I heard someone shout out "Captain Jack!" I turn and an gentleman came up to me, asking if I could take my picture. I said sure and struck a pose. Then... he approaches with his hand outstretched.

"Hi. I'm Ray. I'm the costume designer for Torchwood."

That would be the point when I damn near fell over. I had only a few minutes to talk to him because he had to get inside... but there was one very BRIEF and very IMPORTANT moment:

Me: this is absolutely amazing to meet you. I'm a costumer myself.
Ray: *pause* OH! You're the one Louise [the costume designer for Tennant's years who I met at Gallifrey] sent me a picture of.

I'm so glad he had to go inside at that point because I pretty much fell over and died of shock. I was able to meet up with him afterwards (congratulated him on his BAFTA nom for Children of Earth), and had several minutes to talk with him. We talked about my greatcoat and the hat, and just other costumey things in general. But he came and found me twice -- once before and once after to talk. I'm STILL on cloud nine.

Not only that, but he said he wanted this picture so that he could email it to Louise. XD

Me & Ray! )

Massive Story Number Two:
So... the thing about the Hat. I have a modified US Air Force hat that I've modified to look like an RAF peaked cap for when I wear Jack's Empty Child/Doctor Dances uniform. I took it to Gallifrey with me and over the course of that conventian, Tony Lee attempted to steal it MULTIPLE times. And I do mean multiple. [he even has minions. I'm onto you, Barnaby!!] But since then, this hat has become my trademark. I've taken it to several events now.

Since Gallifrey, the hat has been worn by: Tony Lee, Russell Tovey (Alonso), Matt Ripey (Capt Jack Harkness).

As of now? It has also been worn by Matt Smith.

During the Q&A following the screening, Matt was asked about wearing a hat for the show and to start a petition to get him to wear a hat. At this point, [ profile] mirnell is elbowing me to hand him my hat. Since we were sitting in the front row, I jumped up and lunged forward. Matt saw the hat, grinned, and grabbed it from me, shoving it down on his head. So -- if there is video of Matt Smith in an RAF hat? It's mine. :^D He wore it for a few moments, then handed it back, and there's a second clip of me getting the hat back on the BBCAmerica website. :^D

Matt in the Hat. All the funnier if you've seen 'Victory of the Daleks' )


Honestly? It's two weeks later and seeing these pictures are STILL surreal. And I'm still on cloud nine right now too. Still.

I have to say? It was SO worth it to skip out on doing work that night. This was a once in a life time experience and it will be pretty damn hard to top this. To be recognised by the costume designer and talk shop for ten minutes? And to get Matt Smith to wear my hat?

thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Coffee Elitist)
Wow... it's been a while since I've updated. Sorry about that. There's... been some massive drama in my life, none of which I want to go through again.

Suffice to say, the past few weeks have been horrible and I've never felt so far away from friends as I have lately. But life moves on and life goes on. It's hard to be there for one of your best friends when you're ten states away. It... really, really sucks.

School has started back up again and I am DETERMINED not to get buried in school work again. And really, I'm going to try to be better about being around again. I've retreated a lot lately, and I'm really sorry about that. I love you guys dearly. I truly do. And thank you for sticking with me during this rough time. It's been a lot to readjust to everything. ♥ ♥

Happier note? I passed my first semester with flying colours. Got a 3.0 GPA for my first semester and I'm SO bloody happy. It's the lowest GPA I've ever had, mind, but for what i'm doing? SO not going to complain.

Secondly -- I'm FINALLY getting back to writing. So my CoE fix-it fic? Might actually be finished sometime in the near future!! Seriously. However, if anyone would like to give my muse a good, swift kick in the ass? I'd appreciate it.\

Thirdly -- I want to do one of those picture memes. However, I'm not sure what to take pictures of around here. So what would you guys like to see? Pictures of White Plains? Of random things around the apartment? Something else I haven't thought of -- and let's keep this clean, plz. :^P

LASTLY! Gallifrey!! Who all is going? My travel plans are set now, and I'll be getting in LATE Wednesday night and leaving early sunday morning. I want to see as many as you as I can. So, if you want to meet up, just leave me a comment and we can exchange mobiles and all that good stuff. ♥


Jan. 7th, 2010 12:50 pm
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW-DW :: ComicCon *iz ded*)
I thought breaks were supposed to be, y'know, a break!

Catching up with comments to the reaction post when I get home tonight. ♥ And also -- while belated, I have a TW christmas fic. And two others in the works. What can I say, EoT didn't kill my muse but really boosted him.

But the BIIIIIIG thing! I am going to Gallifrey 21! I'm SO exceedingly excited, particularly as this is my first time to California. I know some of you are going, and some of you I'm rooming with. *cough*

BUT! I definitely want to meet up with folks who are there and just have a grand old time of it. ♥

My flight plans: Going on Wed right after class (17:18 flight, gets in at 23:00); leave on sunday morning (9:50 flight, gets in at 21:02). So if you want to meet up, drop me a line and we can figure it out, exchange mobiles, etc.

And now... off to get tires on my car!
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: My Fandom)
Spoilers? Allons-y! )
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Coffee Elitist)
Pre-First of all: Happy Christmas to everyone who celebrates. And, given the time -- I can wish a Happy Boxing Day as well. :^D

First of all -- sorry for the virtual radio silence. Semester ended, I think I did well, still waiting on grades... etc and so forth.

But life is good and I'm back in a pit. :^D I miss you guys and the next few weeks are going to be spent doing massive catchups and all that. ♥

Had a shitty christmas with the extended family but for those of you who know my family situation, that's not all-together surprising. But for the main thing -- thoughts on today's Doctor Who. Came home from ShittyChristmas(tm) to find the wrong episode had downloaded. Two hours later and I had my grubby hands on a fresh copy. So... yeah.

Not quite sure what I think yet. I'm very meh/wishy-washy/blank about it. It needs another viewing to be sure.

Ahoy. There be spoilers around these parts! )
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: End of the World)
Hurricane Who was utterly fantastic and thanks for making my first con so utterly fantastic. I wish I could have done the entire weekend, but law school called and I really couldn't take more time than I did. But I'm glad I got done what I could!

As always, fantastic to see [ profile] halfspell, [ profile] flyingtonowhere, Shannon and Dexy. ♥

Also was able to meet up with some really amazing folks. The small con was nice, to be honest -- especially because it was easier to hang out and meet up with folks. Got to meet the loverly [ profile] kerryblaze as well. ♥ And hung out with [ profile] dvcorvis and [ profile] veta_black at iHop Saturday night. Even if poor [ profile] veta_black got sick.

Of course, have to mention getting to meet the amazingly fabulous [ profile] scifichicx who was dressed as dead!Ianto for Saturday. I have to admit, one of my big highlights of the day was getting to do some 're-enactment shots'. They turned out SO awesomely. ♥ However, those I'll post up only if I have her permission to do so. ;^)

I'm still waiting on pictures from Dexy, so once I have them, I'll post 'em up. And my own personal pictures from the Con as well too. Hello flickr, it will be nice to meet you. :^D

I have to say, it was utterly fantastic to meet Gareth David-Lloyd. He's such a nice guy and is wonderful to just listen to as well. Between him doing his John impersonation to the "this is what Panto looks like" were hysterical. And always nice when the canon you have in your head matches up with the actor's.

My picture with Gareth )

It was, really, an amazing weekend and I'm so glad I took off. However, we are now back to the daily grind and back to the land of law school. By the way -- I finally broke down and got a twitter. And since I have my blackberry... well, I'm on it during class. SHUSH! DON"T JUDGE ME! In any case -- the twitter: inthesestones.


Oct. 19th, 2009 07:56 pm
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW-DW :: ComicCon *iz ded*)
I swear... one of these days I'm just going to carve out time for LJ. But I've been buried under Torts and Contracts these past couple of weeks. But I do think that, at last, I'm getting *gasp* ahead in my work! At least I don't feel like I'm constantly floundering anymore. Which is a plus.

This deserves its own line:
Dude, guys. £10,164.72 donated for Mr Ianto Jones. I'm just... that is so utterly beyond all belief!

The Good
• Going to Hurricane Who at the end of the month. I'm SO friggin' excited to go to my first con. And yes, I'm dressing up as Jack. :^D
• Managed to actually get through 4 chapters of Torts outlining and 2 chapters worth of CivPro in the past two weeks. Hence... where I've been. Now all that's really left is Contracts. Go productivity and lack of procrastination!

The Bad
• I still hate my CrimLaw and Torts professors. Mostly CrimLaw. Sad when I don't even know the subject and there are times I feel like I know more than she does.

The Ugly
• Not really ugly... but I haven't had time to WRITE! OMG. I miss it. Like crazy.

In awesome news? I have a fanTASTIC artist to collaborate with on my Torchwood Big-Bang. SO excited. And yes, I'm planning on doing the Torchwood Exchange idea I had a bit back. This weekend is catch-up teims.

*snugs* How are you all? Having a wonderful October thus far? As always -- if there's something I should see as I know I can't check LJ as much as I should... feel free to smack me upside the head with a trout and a link. ♥ I love you guys. And really... the insanity should be coming to an end sooner rather than later... I hope. *loves*
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: 51st Century Pheremones)
bullet points!

• For the first (and possibly only time) I can say that I am a week ahead in all of my law school readings. GO ME! *g*

• I finished my [ profile] tw_bigbang. And by finish I mean hit 17k with two scenes left. One of which is smut, the other the last plot twist. I feel so accomplished!

• I love my parents. I really do. Mother has surprised me with three new Ed Hardy shirts. (*SQUEE* I love you Marshalls) Father has surprised me with the complete 7 seasons of West Wing.

• I need someone to tell me that because it turns out John won't be making an appearance at ChicagoTARDIS (*MUTTERMUTTER*) that I shouldn't use that money on a trip to London over thanksgiving.

Let me show you why I want to gooooo )

And while we're at it... why is I Am What I Am already out over there but not here? *glares at* if you didn't totally screw me on the Torchwood novels, I'd be tempted to order said book from there.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: HOTUS)
Photoshop happens. TW Spoiler for THAT as if you didn't already know what said spoiler was. And gratuitious use of Kanye West. )

I think Torts has officially eaten my brain.

*goes back to contracts reading*
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Unexpected Nekkid!Jack)

Ehehehe. I missed when it was, but:

David: The American premiere of Planet of the Dead. *PAUSE* The legal American Premiere.

OH MY GOD! The aforementioned kiss is at 5;00. *sigh* we'll ignore the fact that he also pecked RTD on the lips. It's just a kiss -- no epic snoggage. But a kiss is a kiss. *happy sigh*

John: *post kiss* I've been waiting for that for years. Thanks David.

And John dancing like a loon around 6:14. God I love him.

BWAH! At roughly 7:00-

John: episodes 1 through 4 will be reviewed if you haven't seen it. And if you haven't, where the hell have you been for the last week god damnit?

All right. NOW bed.


Jul. 26th, 2009 12:04 am
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: HOTUS)
A few bullet points because I'm so fucking tired it isn't funny.

Torchwood Picked up for Series 4.

Good luck, Rusty. Can't wait to see how you're going to pull this one off. And if this is "let's get a new cast + Jack"? I don't know how I feel about it. Yes, I watch for John and I freely admit this point. But I don't want to start watching for a group of new cast members -- why get attached to any of them when you know they're just going to get picked off one at a time?

I just feel like the fandom response... is going to bring out the batshit again. *sigh*

• I will be catching up with all my tags tomorrow. I've officially had 6 (roughly) twelve-hour days down at the theatre. I was supposed to have the day off today. yeah... only, not so much there. I'm fucking exhausted and anything that would come out of Jack's mouth at this point in time would be gibberish.

• Words you never want to hear come out of your mother/boss's mouth: Oh. I didn't realise ComicCon was now. You should have said something. We'd have worked around work to let you go this weekend.

And she wondered why I started crying and banging my head against the cutting table.

• Apparently there was John/David snoggage at SDCC. Photo-evidence anyone? NAO PLZ.

I'm off to bed and attempt to actually get some sleep tonight. ♥
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Jack Good Looking)
The best thing to come out of Torchwood lately? AfterElton's Facebook Recaps. If you haven't seen these yet, check them out. The recaps of the first two series are brilliant.

The link is for the CoE ones. Day Four is fucking PRICELESS.

The Brilliant Quote from Day 4 )

And I'm officially jealous of everyone at SDCC right now. That's all. ♥

I'm... back to the shop. If anyone out there is ever THINKING of doing the Wedding Singer for a show? Just... DON"T. The costumes are in-fucking-sane.

I almost think this is worse than Producers. Going back into the shop on a Saturday is not my idea of a good weekend.
thescarletwoman: (HP // JRK :: Rocks Fall Everyone Dies)
Sorry, Rusty. But you're not Britain's answer to Joss Whedon. And, frankly, coming over here to the States? We already have Joss kthnx.

DigitalSpy interview with Gareth [Spoilers for CoE]

I just... I don't know. There's nothing about this that doesn't suck. And part of me is tired of reading about it (and I'm aware that I'm still writing about it and talking about it. But this is how I deal with things. And really, compared to a lot of the comments lately? I'm tame. But I digress -- to the Irish, life is a digression). This is all I see on [ profile] torch_wood lately. And I don't know.

I just want to retcon myself and pretend CoE never existed.

What pisses me off the most is how nasty people are becoming over this. Case in point, the response to the next article at [ profile] torch_wood.

TW Boss to Angry Fans: Go watch Supernatural

Just... no. Yes, he's entitled to his opinion and I get that he wrote it. I know what's been going around and I know the opinion of some that if you can't dish it out (IE, the horrible things said to James Moran), then you should be able to take this. Only problem is that whole thing is a small percentage of fans. The rest of us? Give us the benefit of the doubt here.

What I don't like, is the change of format to cater to the BBC1 audience. It was written like Doctor Who and you can tell -- the last two days lose the Torchwood feel IMHO.

New York Times Review.

Amusingly enough? They agree with the fans. ;^) Knew there was a reason I was moving to NYC outside of law school.

AfterElton: Davies Answers the Question

Well, honestly? Duh. Of course he's going to say that. He can't come out and say "oh, well things will be fixed in S4 no worries!" Would I love to know if they'll be fixing things in S4 (or, in my own personal opinion, in one of the final Tenant episodes)? Yes, of course I would. But to have the HOMG aspect of something miraculous happening? Gotta admit, that's where it's at. THAT is drama.

AfterElton: GDL reflects on Torchwood and being one half of Janto

I just want to hug him. I really do. And there is the inconsistency: to say unequivocally no and for another to say 'who knows'? Again, it keeps building the dwama up and keeps people talking about it, which is what they WANT us to be doing.

So that's the articles I've found recently in any case. I do have Richard's opinion on things (very nice having an opinion from a gay male on this and a casual viewer as well) but this post is long enough as it is. So happy I know someone going to SDCC right about now. Who is taking video and will be sharing. XD

1500 words of Kiss Today Goodbye are in the bank! *goes back to writing*


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