Doctor Who Rewatch Comm

  • Jan. 24th, 2011 at 5:22 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
So, guys. [ profile] dontwanttogo, Doctor Who RTD era rewatch comm. I'm starting it up again, starting from Rise of the Cybermen next Saturday, January 29. Anyone who'd like to participate, either on a weekly basis or just now and again, please make sure you're watching [ profile] dontwanttogo. I'll post more about the specific schedule on the comm.

See you there! (Oh, and if you didn't participate in the first part of the rewatch, you're more than welcome to join now. :) )

ETA: Now with a link to the schedule post on the comm.

Yuletide, RP, Writing, and a Poll

  • Dec. 20th, 2010 at 10:27 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] torchwood jack)
Yuletide finished, beta'ed, edited and posted. My first Yuletide experience: could have been a lot worse. I am sort of curious to see what my Yuletide writer came up with. They haven't defaulted; I guess that's a good sign.

Writing that fic made me miss writing. I love RPing, but writing is just an entirely different kettle of fish. Roleplaying is good because it keeps you writing--someone tags you, you sort of have to tag back eventually, no matter if you feel like it or not. But it's also bad because it's so self-indulgent. You never have to streamline anything, you never have to structure a plot, and if you get bored with a thread, you can drop it and start a new one. You can create stories, in RP, but a lot of the time, you're just kind of . . . sharing your thoughts on yaoi your character. In tag-form. You do get to know your character very well, but in order to tell a story, you need more than just a character.

That sounds very snotty and condescending and makes it sound like I think writing is "better" than RPing. I don't. I just think there's a bigger difference between the two than people realize. I do know that I love RPing, and that I still feel that I should turn Jasper's and my epic Doctor/Master AU into fic. Because I love that AU, and I love its story, and I want to be able to share it.

My thoughts on RP, let me show you them. Maybe I'll start writing fic again when I have a new fandom I can get excited about. The new Torchwood needs to start airing already. By the way--how is that fandom going to work? Are they going to run it on the old [ profile] torch_wood comm? Because . . . I can't see that ending well. Not with that comm being mostly about the Jack/Ianto and SIJ crowd.

Poll #5407 DW Torchwood Comm
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5

Should I create a Torchwood comm on DW?

View Answers

Yes, you should!
2 (40.0%)

Ahaha. If you want to do that to yourself, sure.
4 (80.0%)

I don't think many people would notice it/join it.
0 (0.0%)

No, you shouldn't. You modding a TW comm would be a bad idea.
0 (0.0%)

Something else that I will tell you in the comments.
0 (0.0%)

Avoiding Work.

  • Oct. 31st, 2010 at 10:37 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. (Default)
I'm supposed to be writing a script. So of course, I'm filling out a meme instead.

Seventeen opinions on Doctor Who. Stolen from hobbit_feets. )

I'm . . . alright? Busy. Senior year is busy. I did a week of work experience with a local independent TV company last week, and am deciding that I really would love to work in this business. It's silly. You spend your days trawling the internet trying to find ways of acquiring a sawn-off shotgun for cheap, and everyone takes it dead seriously. Because dammit, that shotgun is the most important prop in that reconstruction, and it might actually be in focus for ten seconds. So it's gotta be a good one. But we have no budget, so try to get it for free. It's awesome.

Happy Halloween! Not that I celebrate Halloween, but I suppose a few people on the f-list probably do? If not, just, you know. Happy 31st of October. How is everyone?

New Torchwood Writers Announced

  • Aug. 6th, 2010 at 6:44 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] thinky David aw)
In the spirit of posting more, have more info about the new upcoming Torchwood:

Russell T Davies has firmed up the writing staff for the fourth season of "Torchwood," which debuts in the summer of 2011 on Starz.

Torchwood Davies, who created the "Doctor Who" spinoff, will of course write several episodes of the 10-part series, but other writers for Season 4 include John Shiban ("Breaking Bad," "Supernatural," "The X-Files"), Doris Egan ("House," "Tru Calling," "Dark Angel'), Jane Espenson ("Game of Thrones," "Battlestar Galactica," "Buffy") and John Fay (a U.K. "Torchwood" writer).

Link to the article stolen from [ profile] doctorwho.

Doris Egan! John Fay! This is like scooping up all the good SF writers and putting them on a team that my favorite writer's in charge of. I approve.

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  • Jun. 20th, 2010 at 5:09 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] eleven say what?)
I should stop watching Doctor Who.

That last episode was good. I should have enjoyed it. Instead, all I did was wait for it to disappoint. I love the show's concept, and I thought RTD's realization of it was as close to perfect as you can get. Now that RTD's run is over, I don't want to become one of those people who keep banging on about how it used to be so much better.

Or maybe I'll just stop posting reaction posts. That would probably amount to pretty much the same thing.

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The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter

  • Jun. 19th, 2010 at 3:59 AM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([actor] dylan moran)
I just finished The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter. I read The Writer's Tale back in May 2009, but this linked post is the only one I can find where I talk about what I thought of it. Well, I loved The Writer's Tale. It was thoughtful, insightful, it said a lot of very true things about writing, and most of all, it was honest. I think if I ever were to recommend a book about writing, I'd recommend that book. It was the one I read that helped me the most.

Now, The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter is basically the same book, except that it continues with a "Book Two" part after series four, and describes the writing process of the specials and Children of Earth, and ends with RTD leaving the UK for LA in September 2009.

In which I talk about all sorts of things. Fandom and writing and the Human Condition. And Moffat. Minimal spoilers. )

Sigh. It is late and I have to get up soon, so I'll stop here. Fandom and television and writing are so complicated. You could talk about it for hours and barely scratch the surface.

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RTD's New Project

  • Jun. 7th, 2010 at 6:18 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([otf] torchwood jack)
International Partnership Secures New Series of Torchwood

New Torchwood! Written by a team led by RTD, and produced by RTD and Julie fucking Gardner! :D :D :D :D

The only downside I can see in this is that they're going to bring back John Barrowman as the lead, but hey. He was alright in CoE.

I just hope they won't get rid of my favorite character, Rhys. If Gwen comes back, Rhys has to come back, too. Right?

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  • Jan. 12th, 2010 at 2:18 PM
teyla: Ten hugging Simm!Master, Simm!Master looking disgusted. ([dw] doctor/master BFFs)
Okay, so, Doctor Who rewatch! The majority hath spoken and decided that:

- series 1 is going to be included in the rewatch
- we're going to have a flexible schedule, and will decide at the end of each rewatch when the next one will be
- for each episode, there is going to be a discussion post and a fanworks post, and we're going to have a chatroom to hang out in while watching
- there is going to be one person moderating it all

I've created a comm, dontwanttogo, that you can join if you're still on board. It's not yet prettied up, since I'm very busy with uni work atm, but I figured I'd put it up so we'll have a place other than my journal to talk about this.

Oh, and feel free to invite others! The more the merrier, as always.

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  • Jan. 9th, 2010 at 12:33 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([dw] ten shades)
So, now that RTD's Doctor Who is definitely and once and for all over, I think it's time for a rewatch. I know I want to do one, and I know of at least one more person who also wants to do one. So I thought I'd post a poll and ask who'd be interested in joining, and what method would be preferred.

The Doctor Who Rewatch Poll.

As said in the poll, even if you haven't seen the show yet, you'd be welcome to join this rewatch. Also, please feel free to link anyone to this poll who you think might be interested--the more the merrier.

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  • Jul. 12th, 2009 at 9:13 PM
teyla: Ten with a lot of negative space looking off to the side. ([dw] ten bzuh)
Sorry I wasn't around! I was visiting [personal profile] neery, and was hiding from the internet until I'd get around to watch part 5 of Torchwood.

Spoilers. )

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Bringing the stupid

  • Jun. 30th, 2009 at 2:02 PM
teyla: Mary Morstan from Sherlock giving a thumbs-up. ([lom] argh)
Augh, Barrowman. How unprofessional can you get? (No spoilers.)

My two cents are here.

That man is such an attention whore. It's not cute, it's not funny, it's just off-putting. Yeah, RTD interrupted both his shows and wrote ten 60-minute-specials all by himself because he doesn't like you, Barrowman. Brb facepalming epically.

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