tencrush: (do not want)
I've let my paid account expire. No, it wasn't an accident or anything, I didn't want it anymore. I've ceased enjoying LJ fandom, Torchwood fandom in particular. Warring factions and wank that used to perhaps have the potential to amuse me now just depress me and make me turn the computer off.

I don't want to harsh any buzz or piss off people who are excited about TW New Whatever (sorry, I've forgotten, enlighten me?) so I no longer comment on the posts of people who are excited about it. I don't want to wallow in the misery of those who want Old Torchwood back, because wallowing is pointless and it won't resurrect the embossed car or the underground lair or the dinosaur, so I no longer comment on the posts of people who are wallowing. Mentioning that you miss Ianto makes you an insane bot, so I no longer comment on the posts of those people who, like me, still miss Ianto. I no longer mock those who send coffee because I don't care. I don't really care about any of it anymore. As a first fandom experience goes, it wasn't a great one. Add to that the bits where it got personal and nah, this journal can go belly up for all I care. I've met some lovely people, there's that. And that's quite nice. I suppose meeting lovely people, some that I would consider personal friends, though I don't know what they'd consider me to be, makes the entire experience worthwhile. And it's probably the reason I haven't deleted this journal.

Also, I can't bring myself to delete it because there's pretty pictures of Ianto in it. Quite a few of them. Plus, you know, two months from now I'll probably spam everyone left on my flist with lines and lines of academic Mad Men meta or something.

More likely, it'll be a picspam of Joan's fabulous breasts and arse and all the rest of her.

But yeah, just so you know. Not dead or anything. Just resting.

Edited to add a gif I stole from [livejournal.com profile] cirrocumulus which makes me happy in the face. Don't ask me why.

Also: Peggy/Don, yes, are you with me? I am going there. And I don't even like Don, but still, it could work for me. See! There's the meta coming out already.


Mar. 10th, 2010 02:35 pm
tencrush: (iantobutton)
From [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets:

BIG PICSHUR with lolediting )

OVER 400? Really? Is that what that says? I find that hard to believe, secretmaker. I have no way of checking, but that sounds... excessive, even for the grudgewankers at [livejournal.com profile] who_anon. I don't post that much about me, and I find myself reasonably fascinating. So, yeah... if that's true, then, whoa. Weirdness. (Admission: I'm kind of obsessively trying to do the maths on this one, because I've tracked things in my inbox before, and I know that the email format mentions the previous comment in any comment reply, so if I were mentioned in one comment, any comment replying to that comment would have the original comment quoted in it, so the first reply, and second mention of my name, would bring the count to three, etc etc. Even so, I still think 400 is a lot. I should stop thinking about this, probably. BAWWWW MOAR, TENCRUSH! etc.)

Speaking of internet haters who should be doing better things with their time, i.e. me, a personal note to the person who made this:

(The one that says ILU) This picture inspired me to use an openface Cooper style font in my header image, because it reminded me how fond I actually am of that font, especially the openface variety. (Mine is Alfredo, but this is beside the point.) Of all the images and messages on the Ianto shrine, I actually quite like this one, because it's sweet, as, to be fair, are most of the others. That's why I mentioned it, albeit sarcastically. That's just an aside, oh maker-of-the-ILU-picture, I am sure your heart and your sentiments are in the right place, as is the heart of everyone else who put something up on that shrine in Cardiff Bay. I have nothing personal against anyone who has done so, I, myself would have LOVED to have put something up on that shrine to Ianto because I miss him LIKE BURNING, I am still angry, I am still sad, I am still frustrated. My problem with the shrine is the same problem I have with the SaveIanto pdf, and the Save Ianto campaign in general, and it's that you, people of the Save Ianto campaign, have hijacked my grief and my anger and my frustration and used it to support your Annie Wilkes-style campaign to pester and bully and spam the BBC and anyone else you can think of with the message that IANTO JONES MUST BE RETURNED TO TORCHWOOD OR ELSE. Just like all the quotes you ganked for your document, just like all the charitable donations made to Children in Need, again with the way you've claimed this shrine as your own you're twisting people's genuine, heartfelt expressions and using them to claim support for your cause. And still, I can see from my inbox, you genuinely don't understand why this upsets and angers people. (People like me, but not just me, I just happen to talk about it sometimes.) Duh, dudes. Double duh.

Speaking of moving on and getting over it, though, Lessons in Torchwood Irony, part one: [livejournal.com profile] letiantorest. Hur, hur. I know, let's Let Ianto Rest by starting a community about Letting Ianto Rest called [livejournal.com profile] letiantorest. Guys, protip: Letting Ianto Rest: UR DOIN IT WRONG. There is not a smidgeon of irony to be found in the posts and comments, which is funny enough, but the fact that it seems to centre around self-importantly declaring it a space where fans can be Better Than Other Fans, while at the same time expressing a wish to Bring The Fandom Back Together is just... oh, fuck, it's delicious. You never fail to bring the luls, TW fans. Don't ever change.

I am rewatching TW S2 for Ianto and his phone. He is not on the phone enough in S2, I'm five episodes in and already grasping at straws. I may well have to lump it in with CoE, which is full of phoney Iantoey goodness, apart from the part in which he becomes dead. But I don't have to watch that part, because I'm pretty certain he's not on the phone after that happens.

Yeah, that's it, I'm outta here.

OH, and...

Dec. 23rd, 2009 07:35 am
tencrush: (family guy big bang)
I know I've been saying this for ages, : JACK IS SO DEAD.

It's called the Immortality Gate, ffs.

ANYWAY: Contrary to what those crazy mousies at [livejournal.com profile] who_anon think, I am keeping calm about the PDF. I have no desire to blow up over it, it's Christmas. I will be saying one or two things about it soon, but not right now, I've got turkeys to baste.
tencrush: (family guy big bang)
To anyone who may be a member of [livejournal.com profile] savecoffeeboy, mods of said establishment, those of you I've been talking to via PM:

I know I'm not the only one who objected to being in it, now for the love of God, TAKE THAT FUCKING PDF DOWN OFF MEGAUPLOAD UNTIL YOU'VE EDITED OUT THE BITS WE OBJECT TO.

Take it down. And while you're at it, tell your members to stop advertising it as if it doesn't make you look like INSANE, BACKWARD, CREEPY CHILDREN.


Dec. 14th, 2009 09:37 am
tencrush: (glee sue resentment)
Does anyone know what happened to [livejournal.com profile] rivier? Was it something to do with PDFWank? Because lord knows it's made me want to delete myself out of existence to be associated with such an ill-conceived and poorly executed file of fangirly butthurt.

Maybe the whole thing was some sort of masterplan thought up by the whovian fannish elite to weed out those they perceive to be Torchwankers by heaping so much embarrassment squick upon them that they leave fandom forever rather than be tarnished with it? Maybe that was it?

I think it's worked. I was just about to post a load of shizzle about Torchwood, too, but I just can't be fucked anymore. Here, have Sue Sylvester.

Big Bang Theory's on tonight. Nothing can possibly go wrong.
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First of all: [livejournal.com profile] who_anon, GIVE IT A FUCKING REST ALREADY. I defended Kate Orman's way of writing and thinking once because she was my friend, not just LJ-friend, but Christmas-card-style friend. She defriended me because I didn't like Children of Earth or probably because I called RTD a hack or something, but I still stand by what I said, she analyses things way too carefully, that how she tries to understand stuff. The way she does that and the things she says while doing it have a tendency to offend people because it comes across as extremely patronising. She means well, but she doesn't express herself too well. Whether or not she's a racist is a debate I don't have an opinion on. Calling me a racist for once attempting to defend someone I thought was my friend is fucking pathetic. SO GIVE IT A REST ALREADY. YOU ARE ALL FUCKING PATHETIC.


Okay, let me make my position absolutely clear here: I have nothing against the Save Coffee Boy community. I have nothing against the Children in Need campaign. I love everyone who's trying to bring Ianto back, who is passionate about it, I fully understand where those people are coming from and you'll get no hate from me, I miss him too. I MISS IANTO JONES, OKAY? I do.

BUT. I am angry that the [livejournal.com profile] savecoffeeboy community has gone members only, and while being members only, has done stuff, in secret, that we non-members knew nothing about, that involved us. In my case, my words were quoted in the SIJReport, an image I made was used, a section of text was quoted from [livejournal.com profile] savecoffeeboy that implies one can support their campaign to bring back Ianto by donating to the pony fund. That's not true. I am upset that I have been made to look like I am a part of a group of people who would spend their precious time putting together a 436-page PDF report on a fictional character, why? Because it makes me look like my priorities are fucking skewed. It supports people like RTD who say "can't you spend your time actually going to make a difference out there in the real world?" Because that's true. Because when you put this much effort into a pointless fannish thing, seriously guys, THAT ACCUSATION IS PERFECTLY JUSTIFIED. I am upset because of the blatant misogyny in the report, I feel tainted by it by having my name in it. They took my name, and by not being able to write a coherent report, made it look like I was a part of their campaign. It's not the report so much that offends me, it's the complete incoherency of it. It's not clear whether it's ABOUT [livejournal.com profile] savecoffeeboy or if it's been WRITTEN BY [livejournal.com profile] savecoffeeboy, it's not made clear whether the people quoted support the aims of SCB or whether they're just randomly quoted for no reason. The entire report is so incoherent it renders everyone mentioned in it completely moronic. And I'm fucking upset about that, you bet I am. You can take me out now, but it's too late, you've sent it to the BBC and made me look like an idiot. Luckily, I'm not one of the people whose actual personal photos you reproduced, because if one of those people were to, for instance, apply for a job at the BBC, they'd be pointed and laughed at. (And don't think for a minute this report is going to get binned by the BEEB because it's ridic. It's not often an office gets sent 436 pages of luls to pass around. And around.)

Yes, report authors, I am angry. I have every right to be angry, so stop telling me I don't. I am angry I'm mentioned in this and you never asked if that was okay. I am righteously fucking angry that THIS is the book you rudely gave to JB at collectormania before stomping off, my name is in this, it looks like I endorse that kind of PATHETIC behaviour. I AM ANGRY. This is how I react when I'm angry, so I guess you just picked the wrong person to blockquote. Sorry about that.

Mostly, I'm offended that something has been put out there into the world that makes it look like I, tencrush, whelk to her friends, would willingly be a part of any document that uses and abuses SO MANY FUCKING FONTS. I feel dirty.

tencrush: (do not want)
When you DECLINE my request to join the [livejournal.com profile] savecoffeeboy community, a request I submitted in order to attempt to find out if this MASSIVE PDF was an official document of yours, or a personal project, you really make yourselves look like you're up to something if not suspicious, at the least really rather bordering on the crazy side.

I've PM'd you guys and I've mailed you, whoever's in charge of this document:



Dec. 12th, 2009 11:27 am
tencrush: (ianto jones wants a pony)
Okay, so I've been browsing this PDF of Save Ianto batshittery (I'm not saying the content is batshittery, the content is basically ALL OF THE INTERNET'S opinions about bringing back Ianto, the fact that someone actually put it together, though, really shows a disturbed mind at work). I've only managed to lightly skim about 100 pages of this 400 page (YOU'RE READING THAT CORRECTLY) and already I've been blockquoted and my graphics have been used and I DON'T EVEN SUPPORT THE SAVE IANTO JONES CAMPAIGN. Where do I go to complain about this bullshit?

See, and the reason I don't support the Save Ianto Jones campaign, is that it SO VAST AND SPRAWLING as to encompass all these sorts of levels of complete insanity. It's actually too big a project, encompassing ANYONE who is passionate about the subject, and allowing anyone with the inclination to make four hundred page pdf files the opportunity to speak on behalf of the campaign and all its members. And if people like this AREN'T speaking on behalf of the Save Coffee Boy campaign, then I'm afraid the Save Coffee Boy campaign isn't doing an awful lot to make that clear. (Going members-only, by the way? That's totally weird and makes you look more batshit than the vast majority of you are.)

And, you see, this is why I asked people to give money to ponies instead.


tencrush: (Default)
I did wonder why I was getting teh snowflakes. I thought people were gathering together and spending their money to make me feel like a SPESHUL SNOWFLAKE.

Thank you, guys.

I AM SICK. Sympathise.

tencrush: (glee sue resentment)
Me and who_anon. Way too long to read, but it's my once-every-so-many-months rant, so deal, dudes. )

And no, obviously, this isn't friendslocked, like I said, I'd like to contribute in some small way to the place dying. Of course I read it, I claimed once (maybe twice? okay maybe three times) that I was going to stop reading it, and I did, for a time, but then gossip happens and I go right back. I'd love for there to be a pure whovian gossip comm. And by that I mean I wish [livejournal.com profile] ohnowhodidnt had actual gossip. Why can't we do that, people? We should get on that. Not me, though. Somebody else.
tencrush: (Default)
Has it occurred to anyone that, besides being completely empty rhetoric, all Russell's talk of a possible series 4 of Torchwood could just be yet another cynical ploy to get our hopes up for some sort of resolution re. Jack in the Who Christmas specials? When in fact, events in the Who Christmas specials will rule out a continuation of Torchwood alltogether? I'm angling there at Jack losing his immortality, dying or turning into the Face of Boe. Or something else. You see, I wouldn't put it past the manipulative little shit to play people this way, yet again, possibly in retaliation for the negative crit he got from the hysterical nine for Children of Earth. I think it's ALL bullshit. I don't think he's got a Torchwood Series 4 written or in the pipeline, and if he does, it's A DIFFERENT SHOW, WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE, which he is still hoping to attach the Torchwood name to. Because there IS no future for the Torchwood we know, there's no Hub, no SUV, no Tosh, no Ianto, no Owen, no Myfanwy. Jack is gone, Gwen's having a baby, those are the two facts we're left with and frankly, that's not really an end you can start from.

I'm not a huge fan of the hysterical nine reaction to CoE, as you know. I don't want to campaign for a return of TW or Ianto to TW, because I'm fucking done with it, BUT...

I have to say, I love the fact that the hysterical nine refuse to get over their what-some-might-call butthurt over Children of Earth. Because if nothing else, that means that every time Russell opens his piehole about continuing Torchwood, there, STILL, follow the negative comments and the critique. And that HAS to be a thing that gets noticed by whoever's in charge of letting Russell take this show and do whatever the fuck he wants with it because he CAN. So good on you, hysterical women. Never get over it, you're doing the world a great service.

But yeah, as far as my prediction goes, it's pretty simple, Russell's mouthing off everywhere about TWS4 because he wants to break all the audience records for the regen specials. He wants you to think something significant will happen in those two shows regarding Jack. It won't, he knows it won't, but he's playing you anyway. Don't trust him. I mean, come on people, did you see Waters of Mars? Fucking emo-manpain-bullshit-death-destruction-breaking-the-toys-and-salting-the-earth AGAIN. He's petty like that, don't think for a moment that he's not.


Nov. 15th, 2009 09:25 am
tencrush: (do not want)
I went to post a comment somewhere and found I'd been banned from someone's journal. I've never been banned from anyone's journal before, and I quite like the person in question and don't recall ever having had a disagreement with them of any kind. Random defriendings by people who I thought were my actual friends I can deal with, but banning? Wow. Ouch.

Speaking of which, this is kind of where I am at the moment:
  • There's not a lot of joy for me left in Whovian fandom. I'll probably post something later about how much I hated Waters of Mars. I have no desire to watch anything RTD has produced or DT stars in, and I am only just managing to hold on to a scrap of enthusiasm for when Moffat and Smith come in. I hate Russell, I hate everything he's ever written, I think he's awful. His insistence on bringing all this emotional manpain and trauma into these shows that used to just be a joyful experience for me and, in the case of Who, for my kids, has ruined my fannish experience. I want the last three years of my life back, I wish I'd never started watching Torchwood, I wish I'd stopped watching Who. I don't need television that pisses me off and makes me sad, that's not what I watch television for. Fuck you Russell, I hope LA chews you up and spits you out and fucks you in the ass with a pointy stick.

  • Ianto did make me happy for quite a few years, which is why I'm working on a last epic picspam of my favourite teaboy doing shit. I hope to have it done in a week or two.

  • I'm also working on something of a personal project celebrating Torchwood Series One and Two, which I hope to tell you more about in the coming weeks. Or maybe I'll just abandon it.

  • I was hoping to do a Christmas push on the Ianto Jones Wants a Pony campaign, but the Lluest Horse and Pony Trust's continued inability to update me is starting to annoy me a bit, so maybe I'll leave it. After Christmas, I'm done promoting it because I think I've done enough. I'll leave it up, of course.

  • Any takers for [livejournal.com profile] ninja_teaboy may give me shout here or in PM. I'm putting it up for adoption per January 1st. If there's no-one interested, I'll close it down.

  • Oh, in case you were wondering, no. If there is a new series of Torchwood, I won't be watching it, as I don't really like Gwen, or Jack. I liked Tosh and Ianto and I quite enjoyed disliking Owen. I liked Ianto, I liked Tosh, I liked the Hub, the embossed SUV, the pteranodon, the old ladies, the poodles, the victorian lesbianism, the cyberbikinis and that stupid fucking invisible lift. In fact, I loved all those things. Apparently I loved those things far too much. Those things are all gone, so there's nothing for me to come back to. Not that there will be a new series.

  • It's been really fun, people, but if you've friended me for Torchwood content, please, feel free to defriend me in the coming weeks, I won't be offended. I am completely spent. Done. Thanks, Rusty.

tencrush: (ianto jones wants a pony)
Okay, so first, I get this HUGE teal deer comment over at Ninja Teaboy about how I'm being derogatory and "rude" about the Save Ianto jones campaign because, wait for it, I referred to the people involved as "kiddoes" in the sentence "those Save Ianto Jones kiddoes are handing out postcards and shit and I feel really lazy," in which I was referring to my own half-arsed approach to the pony campaign, which mostly consists of me shouting "PONIES!" every once in a while and not much else. The comment is promptly deleted and its author has a whine in her journal about how I told her to fuck off, which I did not, and seriously, once again, I get the feeling that my fandom dealings all seem to be with 12-year-olds lately. Grow the fuck up already.

Then this appears at the anon meme (yes, I was trawling the anon meme for gossip from Hub 3 OF WHICH THERE IS NONE, dammit), and IT'S THOSE FUCKING BEARS AGAIN. WHAT THE FUCK IS IT WITH THOSE FUCKING BEARS??? See, for me, it's not even so much the bears, but that strange juxtaposition of these chicks with the bears who I would assume are also the people who write and devour NC17 m/m porn. That combination just does not compute with me.

And then of course, I get a fucking story posted to the Teaboy which is about fucking sentient infant towels?????? What the fuck am I supposed to do with that sort of shit? Am I just supposed to go around telling everyone to piss off out of my comm? Because that's what it's coming to, honestly. I am on the verge of giving up on life.

tencrush: (glee sue resentment)
Apart from various and assorted personal happenings keeping me off the internets, there's other stuff, too. I'm not feeling the love no more. This, I'm sure, will pass eventually. (And when I say "not feeling the love," what I actually mean is it seems that people are spitting bile at each other again. Maybe I'm having perceptual difficulties.)

I've seen a few people bidding their goodbyes to Torchwood fandom recently and it saddens me in a way, but it does feel like to many people there's a chapter that's ended for good. That's not down to Ianto, specifically, I think there's a general feeling going around that this show died in July and it's not coming back. Incidentally, I really think we'd have heard about renewal by now, dudes. I am somewhat relieved that we haven't, I have no interest in a continuation of Torchwood, I really do think the story's been told and I wouldn't have watched it. As things have settled down I've come to realise that that's not simply because I find Barrowman and Myles to be two of the most tedious people on television, but also simply because I really don't think there's any story left to tell. I don't think I'm the only one.

Anyway, I think I might perform a friendslist cull in a week or two. I've connected with a lot of people through TW, but some our interests seem to be diversifying, guys. Big time. Having said that, I find a lot of your interests interesting. Unless they involve that show with the Wincest, I just don't care about that show in any way, shape or form. I'll be doing some picspams soon (LOL, I say that every week, and it never happens! That's because I'm lazy and easily distracted by life.) and in the meantime I'll just stick with The Big Bang Theory and Glee, two shows that will never fuck me in the arse in quite the way that Torchwood managed to. They make me feel pleasant and safe, and that makes a refreshing change.

I just saw Barrowman playing a banjo and shouting about pigs on CBBC. I have no desire to work out what the hell I was watching, but it was unpleasant.


Sep. 23rd, 2009 04:37 pm
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It's weird how, now that the CoE wangst has died down, the anti-GDL vitriol is slowly seeping its way into TW fandom. I swear, all I've read lately is he's fat and shit and ugly and will never work again. Was there some sort of fannish peer-pressure induced embargo on these opinions? Are they new? Or is karaokegal just really bored recently? (*waves* You know I'm only joking, right?)

Hey, you know what? Yeah, he's a bit porky at the mo, I still reserve the right to say that, but at the end of the day that is just his business and nobody else's. And he's looking scruffy. Again, his choice. And he's choosing some iffy projects. Again, whatever pays the bills. I happen to think he's rather fetching from certain angles, but everyone's mileage may vary on that one. What I don't quite understand is people's fannish investment in his porky/scruffy/b-movie ways. Is it really that important? I get this feeling lately that some people out there are actually personally offended by his choice of wardrobe or indeed film, while others are absolutely relishing the fact that he's looking bloated or taking on a shit project. It's like there's some sort of war waging that I am completely unaware of between the haters who desperately want to see him fail and the uberfans who desperately want him to get his act together and can't stand the fact that he's choosing instead to doss around and do bugger all of value for a bit.

Is this true? Are we fighting? Should I be choosing a side? Can I be Swiss?


Sep. 9th, 2009 10:14 pm
tencrush: (Default)
Just... wow... sometimes I completely lose faith in fandom and think everyone's just out to bitch at everyone else and spread hate and bile everywhere. And then something like survey!fail happens and I remember how many awesome people there are around me who teach me stuff and are interested in interesting things and are inspiring and clever and funny and I remember why I like being in this stupid, silly fannish place.

And today, again, things happen that restore my faith in fandom and even in humanity when just a few hours ago I thought maybe everyone deep down was evil and horrid.

Peace out, you guys. I love you all. Thank you. ♥
tencrush: (Default)
I'VE BEEN READING THE MEME! Well, how could I not, given the gossip. Stuff I have seen:

  • I've seen a lot of people questioning the validity of the sink rumours. Maybe I've just seen a few too many skanky backstage parties, but I've got no problems believing any of this shizzle. It's not like it's actually earth-shattering or anything, Jesus. Nobody shat on a glass coffee table. Some people had sex. Big whoop.

  • LOL, calling [NAME WITHHELD] a SLUT! I love it when that happens. See, from where I'm standing, the chick ALLEGEDLY had consensual sex with an adult guy she found attractive. It's not her JOB to know that he's engaged, nor is it her job to protect the reputation of whichever celebrity she fancies fucking. It's HER VAGINA, she can do whatever the fuck she wants with it. Is her behaviour a bit skeevy? Yeah, probably, it's not the sort of thing I'd do (Fifteen years ago, dudes? Yeah... perhaps. I'm not proud. But not ashamed either, MY business, nobody else's), but seriously, calling someone a slut for HAVING SEX, it's just not fucking on.

  • Having said that, the righteous moral smackdown people are laying on GDL? Not cool. You don't know the status of his relationship with his fiancee. She might be fine with confucking. They might have an open relationship. Hell, she might have broken off their engagement two weeks ago because she's seeing someone else who has a more buttony nose. YOU DON'T FUCKING KNOW! It's not GDL's job to keep the fan community abreast of the ins and outs of his relationship, again, that's nobody's business but his. So, to a certain extent, STFU as well. If he is still engaged to the girl and she doesn't approve of that sort of thing (and yes, those things are LIKELY, but not FACT), then yes, it's skanky of him. But you don't know the guy nor do you know any of those things, so whatever dudes.

  • LOL, there are people questioning the logistics of sink sex? Come on, guys. I've done a bit of research and apparently nowadays, the preferred height of a sink is around 33 to 34 inches. Given the fact that GDL is, what, 6'1", it would be safe to assume that his inside leg measurement would be around 33 inches, which would more or less correspond with the distance from the ground to the bottom of the base of his erect cock. So what's wrong with the logistics there? I mean, if you, the lady, scoot your arse forward a bit (and you'd have to, or you'd be IN the sink), you'd get a good inch of maneuverability either up or downwards just by tilting your hips, and then you can go with that old chestnut of wrapping your legs around the guy's arse, lean back with your arms on either side of the sink for stability or wrap one of them around his neck, it's all good. I can't imagine there would be any sort of logistic problem. It's just like table or kitchen side sex, except possibly at a slightly more pleasurable height (kitchen units are usually a standard 36 inches, people, 36 inches! Are you listening, Hollywood? AWKWARDLY HIGH.) AND ANYWAY, apparently only kitchens have a sink. Bathrooms have a BASIN. Its called a basin. The internet is a terribly edumacational place.

  • GDL has a shirt that says "Don't ask me what it's like to kiss John Barrowman". This makes me LOL. It makes me LOL because when fangirls ask that question it makes me cringe because it's like they're saying "FEED MY FETISH, BITCH!", and when manly interviewers like Jay Leno ask that same question, there's always an undertone of "EEEW TELL US HOW GROSS IT IS TO KISS ANOTHER MAN!!" In fact, I have yet to hear that question asked in a manner that does not make me want to curl up and die. So good on you, GDL. It's a skeevy question. (The only other time people ask the "what's it like to kiss..." question, other than when talking about the ghey, is when the object of the question is someone that has been universally declared, by all of mankind, to be phenomenally, blindingly attractive. I don't know what this says about anything, it's just an observation.)

Yeah, I got nothing else to say. I'll do a picspam tomorrow. And a post about LOVE.
tencrush: (do not want)
Look, I don't know how many of you are even in any way inclined to participate in that sort of thing, but that big fancy schmancy fanfiction survey that's going around? The one about brains and stuff? With the flashy banner and the eleventy billion questions you can't actually read until you participate?


Your anonymity is questionable, see also here, the aims are questionable, the questions are (mis)leading and biased, and the whole endeavour is academically suspicious, to say the least.

PLEASE, SERIOUSLY, I KNOW THERE'S ACTUALLY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO READ MY LJ AND LISTEN TO THINGS I SAY, DON'T PARTICIPATE IN THE FANFIC SURVEY. It is made of fail on every level. I'm too sick to post any more info, so click the linkies and read stuff for yourself. (Links and things courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] jonquil, thanks.)

(Okay, I admit, part of the reason I'm really telling everyone to stay the fuck away is that a lot of the later questions in the survey remind me of the shit involved in the higher Scientology grades. Yeah, the questions are THAT NEUTRAL AND UNJUDGEMENTAL, DUDES. STAY AWAY.)


Aug. 21st, 2009 12:36 pm
tencrush: (Default)
If life is going to exist in a universe of this size,
then the one thing it cannot afford to have
is a sense of proportion.

There is yet another Children of Earth denialist Torchwood fan community out there and it is here:

[livejournal.com profile] tw_hysterical9

I am pimping it here on this journal for a few reasons. The first being that they've kindly linked to my PONY APPEAL, which is very nice of them. Secondly because they sort of asked me to a little bit because of my status as Torchwood BMF (that's not BNF, but BMF, which stands for BAMF!, otherwise known as BIGMOTHERFUCKINGFAN, and as such carries no implications of status or fame or indeed likeability.) And lastly because it finally seems like a place that doesn't take itself TOO seriously. I know there's lots of post-CoE-save-Ianto-hate-Russell-won't-watch-again type communities out there, but to be totally honest, we could do with one that isn't quite such serious business.

I never joined [livejournal.com profile] savecoffeeboy. I can understand why LOADS of people did join Save Coffee Boy, but I personally never got the point. I started the pony appeal because I wanted to show appreciation for what Ianto was without actually pushing a bring-Ianto-back agenda into anybody's face. I fully appreciate that lots of people want Ianto back, but I'm also a realist. I didn't like Children of Earth, but Ianto's death only played a very small part in the reasons why I didn't like Children of Earth. I won't be watching Torchwood again, but not just because Ianto's not in it, thought that's a big part of it. The thing is, though, I understand that in the scheme of things, nobody in any position to give a shit gives a shit that I didn't like CoE, that I want Ianto back, or that I won't be watching Torchwood again. Torchwood, as a franchise, doesn't NEED ME, any more than it needs you, dear reader, to approve of its direction. It got the viewing figures it wanted, and that, quite simply, is the end of the story. I LOVE the fact that there's so many people out there campaigning for Ianto's return, that they're raising money, sending coffee and making shrines, but I just don't have the optimism required to actually join them. Ianto's not coming back. Myfanwy's not coming back because ha, she must have asploded or something. They killed Torchwood, and that is the state of things. The state of things is not going to change. Now don't get me wrong, I am INCREDIBLY UPSET about the state of things. But what are you going to do?

So anyway, yes, the hysterical 9 community. I've already been reading a few things on there, and it makes me happy that people are now, calmly and rationally, talking about what happened. I'm seeing more and more of that around, actual meta and thoughts about why we're so upset, why we can't just get over it, why we're hurt and grieving, and I'm enjoying reading it.

Speaking of which, [livejournal.com profile] solitary_summer wrote some long but very interesting meta here about CoE and what it was about. I wish I could subscribe to this point of view, but the fact of the matter is that I feel that if this was how we were meant to view Jack's arc over the three series, I think it was executed badly. Jack's characterisation is, for me, quite simply too inconsistent to see him as having this progression and development. I'd love to just take this as read and ignore any bits of Jack that contradict it, but I'm terrible at ignoring bits I've seen. Damn. Having said that, remember back when I said I thought I'd found some beauty in CoE and something to like, but then I lost it? The things written in this essay, that's the thing I was grasping at but couldn't see anymore for all the ugliness. I can sort of see it now, but not clearly enough to change my opinion on the series. But I'm happy I read this.

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This is what I'm talking about when I say I love you guys.

I hate fandom sometimes (not you guys, obviously... other people), but then there's this kind of shit.


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