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14 July 2009 @ 10:20 am
Moving On  
Sorry to everyone who's had to endure my Torchwood ranting - mostly in person, it has to be said, because in print's a bit permanent and hard to nuance. I'm beginning to get there. Bloody hell, this is how I felt after Blake's 7 ended, and I was an emo thirteen year old then. I suppose it could be worse. RTD didn't kill Christmas like Chris Boucher did - you're still an amateur, Rusty, keep fucking trying.

Anyway, in a mildly amusing Real Life(TM) Thing, I'm on the swine flu at risk register twice (lucky me) and if someone is ill here in at work, I'm allowed to go home to be safe. So I'm hoping someone, anyone, in my building comes down with it. Oh dear. *shuffles feet guiltily*
 
 
 
Gaspodia, Collector of Shiny Thingsgaspodia on July 14th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
It wasn't the first time I've been blasted by a force 10 valderys rant and I hope it won't be the last :)

I fully expect to be Last Man Standing in the office if swine flu gets to us; I never seem to catch anything and seem to be the only person I know of my age that hasn't had chicken pox.
Valderys: Ianto - can't rain all the time?valderys on July 15th, 2009 07:58 am (UTC)
Good, good - if you're the only one of my friends that's still standing, you can be my flu buddy! (We're meant to find one - although potentially Aylesbury might be considered too far away :)
Triskellian: cartoon me shirt and jeanstriskellian on July 14th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
I'm having the same somewhat guilty hope for half of the same reason ;-)
Valderys: Avon - slightly sanevalderys on July 15th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
I know! It's like playing a very slow kind of chicken!
prochytesprochytes on July 14th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
As I have said before - no problem. Think of me as your fandom equivalent of a 4th ed. D&D Defender. I have the AC and the healing surges to soak it up. (Is now the time to mention the analogy I thought up between the old TW 3 team and PC roles in 4th ed.? Probably best to wait a bit before running that one up the flag-pole.)

I too am glad that it all went down in high summer. S5 of BtVS (the really angsty bit) screened in the UK during term-time. I revere Joss, and S5 of BtVS in particular, but the combination of seven hours of back-to-back tutorial teaching and "The Body", "Tough Love", or "The Gift" at the end of it pretty much left me a broken shell of a man.

My employers have Plans connected with Swine Flu. Not quite sure, though, whether these involve ignoring it, containing it, or harnessing it so that the V-C can attain world domination. Did you enjoy your time at arachnekallisti's?

Valderys: Ianto - can't rain all the time?valderys on July 15th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
Did you feel similarly when Tosh died? Because I thought her death was tragic, but also uplifting, and for a good cause, and useful - and all the things that Ianto's wasn't, at least for me. But that might just be because he was my favourite, so I can't tell if I'm being unfair...

Yeah, I can see that Buffy would have been bad - I loved that season too, and found those eps bleak, but not soul destroying, but again, not my fandom, and I am trying to remember that that is why I'm so particularly devastated now. Except Joss didn't actually destroy the Buffy show itself. So maybe I am still allowed to feel bad. *wibbles over moral dilemmas*
prochytes: Clever Toshprochytes on July 15th, 2009 09:08 am (UTC)
Did you feel similarly when Tosh died?

Ihis is indeed one of the reasons why I am comparatively unscathed now: I went through this with my own favourite TW character a while back. ButI think that you are right: Tosh bowed out in such a kick-ass and gutsy way that the final effect was uplifting rather than simply depressing - she really did shine before she fell. Not that that stops me from choking up when I watch "Exit Wounds", of course (on a good day, I am manly enough to make it through "You're breaking my heart", but "I hope that I did good" finishes me).

I can see that Buffy would have been bad - I loved that season too, and found those eps bleak, but not soul destroying

I think that that is reasonable. Again, the final effect of S5 is certainly uplifting rather than soul-destroying, and I think that that is largely true of the continuity as a whole: even if you are going to lose, there is always a point in fighting. As (in paraphrase) Angel puts it somewhere: "I know that Wolfram and Hart say that this world belongs to the demons. But I can't help noticing: they don't rule here anymore." Also, S5 is the point at which the Willow-Awesome really does take it up a notch: "I. Owe. You. PAIN." So, angsty, but definitely not altogether depressing.
Katlinel the Darkeyedkatlinel on July 14th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
*offers hug* Glad you're getting there.

Valderys: Ianto - can't rain all the time?valderys on July 15th, 2009 08:00 am (UTC)
I swear, it feels the same as being dumped. Horrible. I thought I was past all that kind of rubbish... *hugs back*
the camelion Poetaltogetherisi on July 14th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Torchwood ranting is understandable and quite therapeutic, and means I look at your gorgeous header more often, so don't feel guilty about it!

Hope you don't get swine flu! I kinda want it, but I'm perverse, don't mind me...
Valderys: Ianto - can't rain all the time?valderys on July 15th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
Ooh, that's sort of a shame. *feels guilty* I was thinking of changing it, because I can't bear to look at them any more *iz emo*

Sorry about that, hon...
the camelion Poetaltogetherisi on July 15th, 2009 08:40 am (UTC)
*saves*

Would you change it to something else entirely? Perhaps a Merlin/Arthur theme would be nice? Neither of them will be written out suddenly for no reason...
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Valderys: Avon - slightly sanevalderys on July 15th, 2009 08:13 am (UTC)
Whereas I wrote Merlin RPS fluff - whatever works, right? :)

How do the walkie-talkies help - is to head off the virus as it stalks the corridors of power?
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Lokiloki_dip on July 15th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC)
*giggles* That's great. There's enough people in your building that that's a realistic chance too!

Also... I've been meaning to say. I think I saw you walking through the Churchill a few weeks ago? I would have run out down the road to say hi, but my hands were stuck in the fume hood. ;p
Kerryblazekerryblaze on July 27th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
I suppose it could be worse. RTD didn't kill Christmas like Chris Boucher did - you're still an amateur, Rusty, keep fucking trying.

I thought of you at Comic Con, since the DW finale will be on Christmas. :< I have a feeling he will kill Christmas after all.
Valderys: Ianto - can't rain all the time?valderys on July 28th, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)
I think for the kiddies it will be as devestating - less so for me than CoE was though, I was more emotionally invested in Torchwood. But RTD's saved from being too vicious by Dr Who being a family show, so I'll be interested in how he'll try and rip our hearts out this time.

I hope ComicCon is good - I'm very jealous! :)