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Coming Up With Titles Sucks

Been diligently Nano-ing. Forgot to check ElJay last night, and any time I do that there are a LOT of posts to catch up on. I send mental comments to all my friends that I didn't have a chance to comment on their journal.

26,670 words. I'm not doing too badly, all things considered.

All things considered, I have found I actually DO like Torchwood: Miracle Day. Much better, really, than Children of Earth. It's a pretty good story, I like the characters (although it took me a while to warm up to Rex), and I like the premise. The only problem I actually have with it so far is the fact that it's set in the Doctor Who universe. At the time this was happening on Earth, the Doctor was flitting back and forth with Amy and Rory. I would have thought he'd have noticed no one was dying and tried his usual meddling best to get to the bottom of it. It may be at the base of the whole trouble with Davies' turn on Doctor Who, is that his vision is a lot darker than Doctor Who was ever meant to be. I rather like Torchwood BETTER if I think of it entirely separate from the Doctor Who universe, where, despite horrors, the whole story is essentially uplifting--in the end, life is grand, and that is how the Doctor has always approached things. As I said once, joi de vive. Davies' vision (and by extension, Torchwood) is not uplifting: it is dark and horrible and grim. Which is fine--but for me, it sure as hell didn't work for Doctor Who. There's one more episode of Miracle Day to watch.

That said, I'm really sad we never got to see any interaction between Jack Harkness and Eleven.

Speaking of Doctor Who, I'm excited as hell for two weeks from Saturday (50th Anniversary). Very sad thinking about next month, when we say goodbye to Eleven. (*sob*)

I baked a carrot cake for tomorrow (goodie day at work).

Last weekend: The dog ate my bagels. Tonight: He waits for the one he REALLY likes to come home.

I won the football pool again at work. The guys say I'm not allowed to play anymore. Hee hee hee.

Back to writing. I hope. I'm sleepy.

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sillymagpie
Nov. 13th, 2013 04:45 am (UTC)
Bagels? That dog has eclectic tastes.

Yay for winning the football pool. Suck it, guys!

Can't wait for the 50th anniversary episode! Squee!
wildrider
Nov. 13th, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
Onion and garlic bagels, plus the wheat! Everything that's bad for him! Whee! (All that was lacking was a chocolate bagel, for heaven's sake.)

Hee hee hee.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 13th, 2013 05:17 am (UTC)
You're over halfway there. Congrats. I'm nowhere near that. Titles suck.

Yay for the football pool.

My parents are enjoying the Torchwood thing. I'm not watching it. I never saw Torchwood. It's rerunning now when I'm getting ready for work so I'm finally getting to see it. I wish I had seen it in the original run (DISH didn't have BBC America in my package back then. It was more expensive)
wildrider
Nov. 13th, 2013 05:05 pm (UTC)
Like I said, my narrator is a chatterbox. I'm sure a lot of this will get trimmed away eventually. (And it's harder now, I've switched narrators, since Zach's been captured and is going to spend a goodly part of the next part of the book in a box... not much visual.)

We downloaded the original run of Torchwood (the first three seasons) direct; never bothered with "Miracle Day," and I couldn't watch that one live because Starz would have cost extra, so I waited until it came to BBCA. I really do think I would like it more if Davies hadn't shoehorned it into the Doctor's universe, though.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 14th, 2013 02:10 am (UTC)
poor Zach.

Ah. Well I guess there wasn't much choice of that since some of the characters were in the Doctor's universe to start with. I think I'm watching mostly for Jack any how. Wonders if he'll be in the Day of the Doctor (I thought I read somewhere no but I've read so much)
wildrider
Nov. 17th, 2013 01:52 am (UTC)
Actually, according to the trivia notes for Torchwood, Davies had the idea LONG before he was tapped to reboot Doctor Who -- no one would buy it, though; so when he became the showrunner for Doctor Who, he shoe-horned it in, and probably threw in Jack's resurrection in "Parting of the Ways" to give a gobblydeegook explanation for his eternal immortal character.

Because the Jack he's ended with bears only a superficial resemblance to the Jack that Steve Moffat created for "Empty Child." It may be why Moffat has never used Jack (his own creation!!!) in the entire time he's run the show...
cornerofmadness
Nov. 17th, 2013 04:12 am (UTC)
I did not know that. I was imagining Jack like Angel or Spike who were meant as one offs that the fans fell in love with and demanded more of.
wildrider
Nov. 17th, 2013 05:19 am (UTC)
If you'll recall the way Series 1 of the new Who ran, Jack simply joined the TARDIS crew after "The Doctor Dances," like any other companion. He stayed with them through "Parting of the Ways," when he was killed by the Daleks and resurrected by the Time Vortex/Rose.

It's not like he appeared, went away, and came back by popular demand -- he was a companion, plain and simple.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 17th, 2013 05:27 am (UTC)
honestly I don't remember. I try not to rewatch the Rose episodes. I guess the same argument could be made for Angel. he never really went away in S1 either
wildrider
Nov. 17th, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
I liked Rose with Nine. She didn't get annoying for me until Ten came along. They brought out the worst in each other.
cornerofmadness
Nov. 17th, 2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
Agreed, though I never liked her. I think my problem was I saw her as stupid instead of teenaged and naive
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