agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Default)
On an article about TV shows getting cancelled, one guy comments:
no real surprise. the ratings are there. no one was watching.

No-one at all. Nope, not a soul, apart from a few score thousand. If no-one had been watching, the other comments would not be full of lamentation (a word I defined for Jodi today as much bewailing and woe, woe, woe; don't know why she was asking) over the shows being cancelled. I think you mean not enough people were watching. So there.

Emma, tired and grumpy, now going to sleep.

(P.S. Promise to reply to any recent outstanding comments soon and also, have not entirely forgotten about doing fic commentary; yes, I know how long ago that was.)
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Default)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] malaleen!

Latest *headdesk* moment, a review on a fic (not mine) on ff.net: there is no way that Ian, Barbara or Rose could know who Susan was, because the Doctor left her in the 22nd century to marry David Campbell. Unless she somehow managed to travel back in time...
Again: there is no way that Ian, Barbara or Rose could know who Susan was
So either they're so unaware of that era that I am astounded they know of the existence of Ian and Barbara or...they actually mean that Susan was left behind in what is now a negated timeline, (insert more retcon-ny, Time War-y handwaves here) thus wiping her existence from history and Ian and Barbara's memories (and leaving serious gaps: we were curious about..., we followed..., we, no, sorry, I have no idea why any of that happened). Yep, I'll just go with that!

Also, I will post an in-depth and thoughtful analysis of Ian's characterisation (WTFwhoisthis?) in Byzantiumrandomexclamationmark as soon as I stop laughing long enough to actually carry on rereading. CharactercalledIan, the correct response to someone in control stepping on your hand with all their weight, deliberately, is not to cry 'Stop it, you big bully!' That just conjures up an irresistible image of a petulant kid with a pout and is, frankly, hilarious. Or is that just me?

In Other Fandom news (by which I mean, something actually not DW, *gaspshockhorror*):
Thanks entirely to Jen, I am slightly readdicted to Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, which I absolutely loved when I was 14 even if I could only catch occasional out-of-order episodes on Nick.
The fandom is small and seems to have had his heyday eight years ago (when it was actually on the telly and still good), most of the fic I can find is not very good and Zelda Spellman is apparently Fandom's Punching Bag.
Seriously, out of the 171 stories that have ever been posted to ff.net, dating back to 1999, twenty-three feature her being (in order of frequency) mortally injured/ attacked/ sick/ heartbroken/ abducted by aliens/ accused of murder and imprisoned/ punished by being assigned a plant that wants to eat her/ turned into a toad, etc. And most of the others don't feature her.
The most entertainment from those stories is comparing the different mortal injuries: car crash, 'The Aneurysm Story' (no joke), eating a poisoned apple, wrists slashed open (Lucy, really, if you want to kill someone with a razor, then go for the throat. Kudos for vertical, but really, the throat), slipping on an icy patch, breaking her hand and then being buried in a snowdrift for a few hours etc. Oh, the melodrama!

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Nov. 1st, 2008 03:25 pm
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Default)
"Because the very first Doctor was an older man - and he came down to Earth with his granddaughter, Sarah Jane."

From the Digital Spy article linked in today's [livejournal.com profile] who_daily, in which Sylvester McCoy suggests that a great way for the BBC to make it up to Andrew Sachs and his granddaughter would be to give them the part of the Eleventh Doctor and his companion.

*facepalm*

Oct. 30th, 2008 04:19 am
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Default)
Dear Person,

One clip is not enough to justify your assertion that Sixties companions = screamers. Maybe they are 'best known for their lung power' but that's only because of That Stupid Stereotype.

You're making me remember Paul Parsons, Person. Stop that now.

To those that actually bother to watch anything broadcast in black and white, they are known to be Rather More Awesome Than That Stupid Stereotype. In fact, I've just looked 'The Moonbase' up on Wikipedia and from the short sypnosis alone, I can pick out two sentences which seem to indicate there is Polly (a girl, woman, female) awesome there (remind me to watch more Polly, soon) and that she does, in fact, serve more of a purpose in the story than to scream and be comforted.

Although I will agree with the statement 'Fortunately, male characters were always there to give support' because saving the world single-handedly, even when More Awesome Than You, can be tricky.

I love my TARDIS teams. (Also Sarah Jane's 'gang' is made of shiny win-ness.)

Also, screaming ≠ bad. Screaming = perfectly natural and understandable reaction. I don't think I would be brave enough to travel with the Doctor. If I did, I'm sure there would be quite a bit of me screaming.

Yes, it's another so-late-it's-early post from me.
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Saxons)
Excuse me, but WTF was that supposed to be??? )

In my opinion, this is probably the worst episode out of three years worth of New Who.

Two great/good episodes culminating in this. What a disappointment.
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Default)
This entry is just to showcase some pieces of the more ridiculous Rose-love.

The Wedding Crasher, by Annie Coomes on ff.net.
Summary: After Doomsday, what if that woman in the Tardis in a wedding dress was actually Rose? What if she was about to get married? How could the Doctor cope? One Shot.
Answer: He can't. After she disappears again, he throws himself and the Tardis into the supernova because he knows that he can never move on, never love another.
I can't find the words to say how ridiculous that is.
Don't get me wrong. I am not a Rose-hater. I like Rose. I ship TenRose. But not obsessively. Yes, he loved her, but that doesn't make her special. She is not the one true love of his lives.
The same author wrote another oneshot of the same idea, except this time I think he was throwing himself off something, into 'the darkness'.

Another piece on ff.net, Eleventh Time Lucky by Rose Tyler.
Summary: DoctorRose. Tells you what happened after Doomsday. Six months after, to be exact. The Doctor and Rose get reunited! Yay! Martha is in this, but just so I can push her around, and to show how much the Doctor loves Rose.
*le sigh* I hope there isn’t going to be much of this. Martha is never going to be Rose, she’s going to be different, not necessarily worse.

Okay, that's me finished...for now.

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