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meddow ([personal profile] meddow) wrote2010-06-12 01:49 pm

Who, Torchwood, Football and More BAFTA Pics

I have been so busy lately. I'm hoping to have a weekend in which I can catch up on things and write a bit of fic, maybe do a picspam. The problem with being busy is that it leads to be tired which lead to me doing not much of anything.

Anyway, things that I've been meaning to post about all week:

1. I realised that Vincent and the Doctor is Amy's Companion tries to change history to save a life/lives, just like the Aztecs (Barbara), Father's Day (Rose) and Fires of Pompeii (Donna), except that it was a different take on it as the Doctor for once was in on it (probably knowing they'd have no success) so there was no great debate.

In a bit of drive by episode love, I have to say, as much as I love Vincent and the Aztecs (I quite like Father's Day too), Pompeii I still rate as my favourite, namely because I saw an exhibit on Pompeii earlier this year which included the plaster casts they made of people smothered by ash, and it's harrowing. Plus, Donna is utterly awesome to the point of making the naysayers finally shut up, Catherine Tate shows off why she is one of the best (if not the best) actresses to have played a Companion, and there's bonus Peter Capaldi.

But also, and leading into another thing I'm going to talk about it, my personal fanon is that it's one of the major reasons why Children of Earth happened, as in, in my fanon is that I don't think it's a coincidence that the father of the Frobisher family which did not survive CoE is the spitting image of the father of the family that survived Fires

2. I'm a bit hesitant about the new series of Torchwood that's been announced, for a number of reasons. I loved Children of Earth and was quite happy with it being a series finale, but also with the new series being set partially in America, I suspect that's lessened the chances of having Lois, Alice and Johnson join the team, or that we'll get a day in the life of Bridget Spears episode (okay, there was probably little chance of that happening ever, but it would be awesome - maybe I'll just have to write fic).

3. World Cup! World Cup! World Cup! I'm really into it this year because New Zealand's in it for the first time since the 1982. Oh, I so badly want us to score a goal.

When the All Whites are inevitably knocked out, I'm going to have to go a find some random arbitrary thing with which to use to pick a team to support. Last time I rooted for whichever team came from the country IMO had the best food. I ended up supporting Italy quite a bit.

4. Forth and finally and because I can,

ETA: Gah. My photobucket account which is entirely used for fandom purposes somehow knows of my facebook page, which is all about RL, or at least my photobucket account is prompting me to 'like' it. 1. How does it know who I am on facebook? 2. Make it stop! I keep my fandom stuff and my life stuff very separate so not cool, internet. Not cool at all.

[identity profile] 2010-06-12 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
I think RTD might have made a comment to that effect. Something about how the Doctor wasn't really supposed to save Caecilius and his family, and the death of Frobisher(who could have been a descendant) and his family was just time righting itself ... IN A REALLY AWFUL WAY. D: D: I got CoE for Christmas and I still haven't been able to watch it again. Too much sadness.

I love those BAFTA pics so much. That photo of Peter and Rebecca looks so dodgy, with the reaching behind and the face-pulling! :O

[identity profile] 2010-06-12 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh. I like there being some basis for this theory.

I've seen CoE three times, last time was Christmas, but it's a funny one because its so depressing and because really, you've got to watch all five episodes and not just pick and choose, you've got to really commit to rewatching. So repeat viewings have been while I've been introducing others to it.

I did not think of that picture that way. Now I do, and lol.