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Ohhhkay, so, here we go... watch out, there's analysis and not much in the way of rage and yes, I cried, so there's that as well...

Spoilers for that radio play you may have heard about. WHEN COME BACK BRING IANTO PIE. )

I'm still not watching Miracle Day. I gave it the benefit of the doubt, hoping it might spark my interest, but my Torchwood died in CoE the moment that pterodactyl was forgotten about by the guy that created the damn show. But I can sleep a bit more easily at night right now, and I'm thankful for that. It was a great ride while it lasted. And Ianto's back on my header, he's never leaving again. Except at Christmas. Christmas is for Clark Griswold. Obviously.
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Ah, right, okay, look, guys, my friends, I love you all, I really do and I wish you loads of fun and squee and all those things that people do with telly that they're enjoying, but I thought that was AWFUL, and not GOOD AWFUL like Bonekickers, but GOD AWFUL like Outcasts awful.

I seriously, don't know what to do now, because a part of me was kind of hoping I might secretly enjoy it and I really did not. (The fact that that blonde chick's strange strangulated back of the throat and up the nose voice makes me want to pierce my eardrums with knitting needles didn't help, I must admit.) As I predicted, I don't like Gwen or Jack enough to want to find out what happens next. I don't want to piss people off by not liking it and not having any desire to watch any more, but I know I will and so be it. Not liking it in any way, has also made me sadder than I thought it would make me. Fuck.

When CoE happened, I suppose I sort of went over a cliff like Wile E Coyote and now, watching Miracle Day, it's like looking down and only just realising that the ground disappeared way back there.

YEAH, ALRIGHT, THAT'S A SHITTY, FLIPPANT POP CULTURE METAPHOR, BUT THAT'S HOW IT FEELS, OKAY?

LOL

Feb. 8th, 2010 02:02 pm
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Russell's tasteful acceptance speech at SFX.

ETA the speech for those of you who don't like clicking links:

"Hello SFX, it's Russell T Davies here, I'll just dictate this on to your answerphone. Thanks very much to everyone who voted, and I'd also like to thank... Oh, hold on. Sorry. No, I'm busy, I'm on the phone to SFX. It's a magazine. No wonder you haven't heard of it, it's a specialist magazine. For special people. Yes, with special needs. They've given Torchwood a prize for Best TV Episode. No, stop laughing, they have. No, they really have. Honestly, stop laughing. I'm not kidding, seriously, stop laughing, now. No, it's not the Comedy Awards. Which episode? Day 5. No, not Day 4. No, definitely not Day 4. I didn't write Day 4. I don't f**king care what you think, Day 4 didn't win, okay? And no, he's not coming back to life, so forget it! You're no longer playing Ianto, you're my houseboy, so accept it, okay? Anyway. Yeah, thanks SFX, and thanks to the magnificent cast and crew, and to BBC One for their support. I'm really delighted and honoured that people made the effort to vote for this, so thank you hugely. Hold on. You missed a bit, Gareth, over there, that's it, bend over. Bye. Click. Brrrr."

Hey, I don't really care what anyone else thinks, I think Rusty's a huge skeeve. Seriously, yeah, of course I lolled (briefly), but no, man, if Gareth was a chick and Rusty was Moffat you'd be all over this fucking shit. It's skanky sexual innuendo by a big-time producer about a young actor. It's not witty, and it's not clever. I don't think GDL's crying quietly in a corner about it, he's a big boy, but still. Point still stands.

My main beef with this is: why does he keep feeling the need to poke this fannish shit? Let it lie already, Russell.

So...

Jan. 2nd, 2010 12:31 pm
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before you all get me totally wrong here, I didn't hate The End of Time, far from it. I didn't LOVE it either.

THE END OF TIME, VERDICT )

Okay, so my verdict's a bit incoherent, but no more incoherent than the episodes, surely.

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In Russell's world, bumsex with Russell Tovey pretty much fixes all your emo manpain, no matter how vast, yeah?

That's pretty faily right there. Not as faily as that thing with Martha and you know who, but still pretty fucking offensively faily. As was that thing with Donna. Wow, that's a lot of fucking fail to heap upon an awful lot of companions.

DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOUR ASS RUSSELL.

Also, did Simm just disappear, never to be mentioned again, or did it just seem that way?

Wut?

Dec. 23rd, 2009 10:36 pm
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Russell talks and talks and talks.

Notes:
A) Spectacular aerial dogfight? Really? I so don't want to see that.
B) I can hear his smug voice when I read things he's said and that's probably one of the things that makes me hate him so much.
C) God knows I don't like the Tories, but still. Does he have to have an opinion on everything?
D) He's really done a remarkable job, hasn't he? It's unbreakable now, the Whoniverse. Solid. What a good job he's done. What a great, great man he is. He's brilliant. He's fucking brilliant. It's a good thing he's aware of these things so he can tell us about them ad nauseam. That's what I'll miss the most. Every ten minutes in my magazines or on my telly or interwebs, there's Russell, telling me how fucking brilliant he is. I WILL BE SO HAPPY WHEN YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP, MAN. IT'S NOT EVEN RATIONAL ANYMORE HOW MUCH I HATE YOU.

Can I finally say this now? I've been waiting for years to fucking say it:

OI, RUSSELL. HERE'S A QUARTER. GO DOWNTOWN AND HAVE A RAT GNAW THAT THING OFF YOUR FACE.

There, I've said it. I feel a lot better.

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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.

Huh.

Nov. 15th, 2009 09:25 am
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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.


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On Digital Spy. I can't be bothered to cut this because SJA is a kiddies show, dudes. Go find them if you're interested.

The thing is, if at the end of SJA, Sarah-Jane does not end up happily married, to a human man, I will start a charity campaign to raise funds to have Russell kneecapped by a professional who's good at that sort of thing. I've had my fucking fill of this piece of shit message about the Doctor bringing death and destruction and sadness and fucking woe to anyone who gets near him, and if that message makes its way all the way to the fucking kids' franchise and that man ends up being dead or evil or alien, I will fucking gouge somebody's eyes out. Fuck off, Russell. I know I'm being premature here, but fuck off anyway.

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Okay, this is probably going to be a long one. I've decided to write two posts about the allegations of homophobia people have been throwing at the BBC and RTD in light of Children of Earth. This is the first.

Somewhat tealdeerish, talk of RTD, slash, homophobia and misogyny )

Man, this post is long enough already, I'll talk about what those iffy signals were in a later post. I felt I needed to get over my upset about Ianto before being able to talk about those things succinctly, but I'm over it now, and I feel they need to be discussed.

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I NEVER SAID GDL TURNED DOWN RTD IN A SEXUAL MANNER AND WAS THEREFORE RUTHLESSLY FRIDGED.

I said I'd heard other people saying it, and I was just repeating what I'd heard other people saying. Your honour. Okay, and I may have not said it WASN'T the case. But of course, I meant to, I was just putting the dinner on or something.

LOL, anyway, the reason I bring it up is because this rumour was mentioned on the anonmeme and I thought there was an interesting discussion there, because people did seem to be being really flippant about that sort of thing happening. Obviously, or at least in this instance, these sorts of crazy rumours are nothing to do with some sort of homophobic gay=sexual predator stereotype, but they derive solely from the fact that RTD mentions GDL in a quite lecherous manner several times in his book. And to make a reasonably serious point, if RTD was straight and had said the sort of things he said about GDL about some young unknown actress like Freema or somebody, or if God forbid Moffat were to publish in a book, for all to see, forever that doing rewrites for Karen Gillan was good fun because it meant he could meet with her in private and explain them and let's face it, he thinks she's hot and she gives him a hard-on, you wouldn't think it was quite so fucking funny. So, you know, I'm just throwing that out there. I've never really commented on the Writer's Tale thing because I don't want to constantly type on the internets about how I think Russell's a bit of a creep because it's beside the point and my opinion on the man matters not a jot to anyone, anywhere and it has nothing to do with his talents, or lack thereof, as a writer. But yes, I thought it was creepy at the time and I still think it's creepy now and it's the reason that speculation like this exists in the first place.

So yeah, there's that. But to put the record straight, RTD killed off Ianto because he can't write drama that doesn't involve people dying and he can't write romance that doesn't involve two people not being able to communicate openly with each other unless one of them is drawing their last breath. Those are the reasons.

Legal disclaimer ends.

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I said yesterday how much this guy has ruined Who for me, and now Torchwood as well, and the thing is, I'm sure he didn't MEAN TO. But he did. How did he do that, though? Well, I've been thinking about that, and the thing is, that Russell and I just don't see eye to eye on relationships, and here's why.

There's two relationships that Russell has touted or described using the words "love" and/or "romance" and they are Doctor/Rose and Jack/Ianto. The thing about Jack/Ianto is that Russell didn't really have a very firm hand in the development and depiction of that relationship in Series One and Two of Torchwood, which makes it very interesting to see what happens to that relationship the moment that Russell DOES start to stir that particular pot in Series Three, and it's a very telling thing that happens. The relationship that we so desperately tried to fanwank away as having something of an equal footing about it, as being something of a partnership in S1 and 2 immediately, in Day One of S3, is very clearly depicted as a relationship between a STRONG and a WEAK partner. Ianto suddenly becomes Rose in S2 of Who, unsure of their position in the affections of the other, not even sure enough and confident enough to OUTRIGHT ASK what their position is, and reduced to slightly underhanded nagging about mortgages or the word "couple" in order to try and gauge what the other partner is thinking and how the other partner sees them. The dominant partner is dismissive, cold even, and the questioning party is left to shrug off that coldness and accept what's on offer because this is pretty much it, so take it or leave it. And they take it. Like a bitch.

We know how both of those relationships ended because they ended in exactly the same way, with tears and an unrequited "I love you" on the side of the weaker party. Now the thing about both of these relationships is, and I think that's what many people fail to understand, that Russell really - genuinely - finds this type of interaction romantic. This interaction between the doting, devoted (we as an audience might say "foolish") underdog and an uncommunicative, closed off stronger half, Russell really digs that shit. And when we, as an audience, say to Russell that we find what we see on screen unsatisfying, maybe because we like our romances to be between equals and not so weirdly skewed, Russell really doesn't get why. And so when we say we were missing something in Jack/Ianto, Russell assumes, because he thinks it was fucking romantic, that we think they didn't have enough sex, when that's precisely the opposite of what we were missing. He's not being dismissive, he just doesn't understand our point of view. At all. And he never will. This is IT for him, this is the epitome of romance. Look at Doctor/Jack, the exact mirror of Jack/Ianto, the relationship where Jack is the foolish devoted one and the Doctor is the one being cold and unappreciative and closed. We feel for Jack in that relationship and we hate the Doctor in that moment for brushing his devotion off so casually. (Not as much as I hate Jack for brushing off Ianto, but that's only because the Doctor at least has the decency not to fuck those he keeps at arm's length.) Hell, look at Gwen/Rhys even, again, a relationship where we side with the underdog Rhys and really, when we look at the relationship objectively, think Rhys deserves better than what Gwen gives him (her superhuman rewrite in S3 notwithstanding). I won't go so far as to psychoanalyse RTD, dudes, but let's face it, the lovestruck puppy and the strong silent type, that really is Rusty's bag, baby. It ain't mine. Unfortunately.

Yes, I am angry at RTD for what he gave us in S3 of Torchwood, but mostly, I'm angry at myself for getting my hopes up that Russell would ever be able to step away from this default relationship template and give me something that would satisfy me. He can't. This is the formula that Russell writes to and it's a formula that I, personally, don't like, because I like my romance with a smidgeon of equality. And so, inevitably, I will never like anything that Russell writes. It's never going to work between me and Russell and I've now resigned myself to that. So, yeah. That's me and Russell done. Forever.

On a side note, I believe the reason RTD is so adamant that Ianto is DEAD DEAD DEAD NEVER COMING BACK NO WAY NO HOW, and not toeing the standard keep-em-hooked sci-fi line of "anything can happen, folks!" is twofold. First, I think these are the protests of a man who has been defending this decision for a while now. This isn't the first time it's been questioned, I reckon it's been questioned internally, probably reasonably vehemently, because these are the words of a man who has been digging his big gay heels in for quite some time now, shouting his way out of a corner he's been pushed into once too often. And secondly, he's so adamant about this BECAUSE JACK IS NOT COMING BACK. Jack will exit the narrative in Who, and John's not telling us this because he's still contractually obligated to toe a party line, but mark my words, Jack will leave the story or turn into the face of Boe in Who, leaving us with ABSOLUTELY NO REASON to bring Ianto back. Because Ianto's function in the narrative has only ever been to be Jack's lover and tell us as an audience more about Jack as a person. Ianto's never really been upgraded to his-own-man status in Rusty's eyes, and with the exit of Jack, Ianto will cease to have a purpose in the story, whatever it may be. Those are my thoughts on that Ianto is dead as a doornail thing. Yeah, of course, Rusty's also saying it because he loves to piss off the fanbase, that's like a masochistic thing he's really into, but apart from that, those are my reasonings as to why he's saying that.

I wish I could stop thinking about fucking Torchwood already.

Notes

Jul. 26th, 2009 08:52 pm
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Random things:
  • I like fandom because it brings me joy and if it can't bring me joy, then I can't be bothered with it. Sometimes I need to rant and rave about things because I need to get rid of the shit in my head that doesn't bring me joy. RTD doesn't bring me joy, he sucked the joy out of Who for me a good two seasons ago and now he's sucked the joy and life out of Torchwood as well. Sorry if that opinion offends you, I don't agree with the opinion of everyone I talk to, and I don't expect everyone I talk to to agree with mine. Let's agree to disagree and leave it at that. If you can't do that, then fine. Go away. Fandom =/= srs bsns. Is telly shit.

  • [livejournal.com profile] kelticbanshee ia looking for transcripts of the pre-CoE interviews at NY ComicCon with Eve Myles and Euros Lyn, and at Torchsong with GDL, JB and whoever else was there (well... there-ish). If you were there, give her a shout, guys. It's important research and that.

  • Things that do give me joy: £480 pounds for a pony already! You people rock my world and I fucking love you. Honestly. THAT'S what I'M talking about.

  • Can I just reiterate for all you people who are all excited about Torchwood Series 4 now: JACK IS NOT IN IT. Mark my words. When it happens and you get all sads about that, I'll point back here at this post and laugh just a little bit. But not AT you, WITH you. And then we will cry and have a drink together like friends, yeah? Because I do love you all. Really, I do.


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I don't have anything to say about RTD's smug cunt interview of smug cuntery because I think the guy's a mediocre writer and a smug, self-absorbed prick. But I ALREADY THOUGHT THAT before I read this, so it's not really news.

Anyway, I hear things sometimes and I hear he's broken Who. I hear he's resurrecting the Time Lords simply because he knows Moffat hates the Time Lords and doesn't want to deal with Time Lord shit, so he's gone there for luls to piss Moffat off. He's also mentioned in an interview that the events of TW:CoE are NOT mentioned in the Who special that Jack is in. If that SURPRISES YOU, then I really think you should rethink what kind of writer you think RTD is. The correct answer is: a shit one.

Here ends the lesson for today.

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Yes, yet again I have FINAL WORDS about Children of Earth.

See this interview here.

DAN: Can you confirm or deny the death of the Torchwood pterodactyl?

RTD: (big laugh) I think she must have been blown up in that blast.


Yeah, laugh it up, Russell. Again, you've proved to me what an utter dick you are.

See, the thing about Children of Earth is that I can't really fault it. Yeah, okay there were gaping plot holes and death and misery for the sake of it, but as a creative endeavour, as a whole, it was pretty good. This was what you always wanted Torchwood to be, this, to a certain extent is what WE always wanted Torchwood to be. Problem is, Rusty, if this was your vision, if this was what you wanted from your darker, edgier Whovian drama, then THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE CREATED IN THE FIRST PLACE. It's all very well to hand over the reins and sit back and not really pay any attention for two seasons, but what happens when you do that is PEOPLE START WATCHING A DIFFERENT SHOW THAN THE ONE YOU ENVISIONED. And just because you couldn't get off your lazy arse for two years, doesn't give you the right to suddenly take that show that people have been watching and embracing and go "Oh, hang on, wait, let's do a u-turn and turn it into SERIOUS BUSINESS because THAT'S WHERE I WANTED IT TO GO WHEN I THOUGHT OF IT". It's disrespectful to the world that's been crafted and to the audience that was quite enjoying that, thank you very much. And you can say that that's your creative vision, but when it comes at the price of what's gone before, of what you couldn't be bothered to keep a tighter rein on and shape the way you wanted it shaping, then I call it a Sudden Unexpected God Complex. It doesn't work that way. People on the meme are laughing at the pterodactyl thing, but seriously, I'm upset. I'm upset that Russell thinks he can laugh away that thing I watched for two seasons and loved and turn it into a joke and say "Oh, sorry, this wasn't what I meant to make." And that's why I now think you're a hack, Rusty. I always figured you were, but now I know.

Which brings me to a lovely theory that [livejournal.com profile] solitary_summer had, which is about Jack and The Face of Boe, funnily enough, one she formulated before watching CoE. Which is that Jack will eventually become the Face of Boe because he's fed up with being pretty and he NEEDS to become a REALLY BIG HEAD with A REALLY BIG BRAIN so he can do right by all the people he's loved and lost and hurt and REMEMBER THEM PROPERLY. Even in a thousand years. That's a lovely sentiment, and if I thought even for one second that Russell might be going there, I'd be really quite... satisfied. In a way. But the thing is he's not. That's not to say he won't go with the question of how Jack becomes the Face of Boe, because I'd put money on the fact that Russell will use the special featuring Jack to put a shitload of effort into wanking away a lame joke he made in Series 3. But, of course, he'll do it for luls. Because the thing is that that whole thing of "I watched my gay lover, whom I could never quite commit to or show the affection he deserved, die in my arms because I forgot to formulate a plan, and then I killed my own grandson with REAL BLOOD and everything", that whole thing won't be adresseed in Who, because it's a family show. And so Rusty will concentrate his efforts on Jack being a bit of a manwhore and the Doctor putting him down and then special effects happen and Jack becomes the Face of Boe. So I'm just putting the theory out there as to WHY he becomes the Face of Boe, in advance, so you can fanwank that into it later and go away feeling marginally happier about the lighthearted shit Russell's going to come out with with regards to Jack. Take it and do with it what you will.

Now I really am done talking about CoE. I've said all I could possibly have to say on the subject.

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Look, see what inarticulate nonsense I posted in November of 2006 and you'll get a rough idea of why I watched Torchwood. Seriously, I was watching the Who spinoff and I was already contemplating jacking it in when Cyberwoman happened to me and I became enthralled by Ianto Jones. So, yes, I'm a rabid Ianto fangirl, always have been. I fell in love with a fictional character, dudes, that's never happened to me before. Well weird. This just as an aside, there's a point to it which I'll get to in a bit.

The more I think about Children of Earth, the angrier I get, and the more pointless and RTD's-hammer-of-God-like Ianto's death becomes to me. See, when I think about the whole story, I am left with The Lesson which I think was trying to be put across, which is that a Sacrifice only really counts if it's a personal one. If you are not willing to put your OWN BALLS on the chopping block then you are not fit to decide the fate of anyone else's. It's a quite painful truth, and as such, I don't think it's a bad message. The fact that Ianto had to die to put Jack in the position of having nothing left to lose really negates that message for me. In fact, if Ianto HADN'T died, and Jack had decided to sacrifice Stephen, that message would have come across a lot more clearly. Or if he'd decided to sacrifice Ianto. Or Ianto's nephew. Or niece. (That would have been a great place to go, dudes. Because then he could have lost Ianto, leaving him with nothing on this earth. Ianto could have retconned himself to forget about Jack ever having existed, because Jack just brings hurt and man!pain to the party and Ianto can't take it anymore. There's a million places you could have taken it and given Jack equal amounts of angst, yet still made the message clearer and not killed Ianto. I digress.)

But I want to make it clear, I'm not angry that Ianto's dead, I expected Ianto to die, I'm angry about the manner in which it was done. I know there's petitions and all sorts going on about bringing Ianto back, but frankly, I'm not interested. If Russell chooses to bring Ianto back I'll be EVEN ANGRIER, because then I'll feel EVEN MORE like he's been stamping on our toy to make us cry, except now he's giving us a lollipop to make us feel better just so he can pinch us again when we're not paying attention and laugh and laugh and laugh. I'm not participating in any charity drives or petitions or online wailing in that sense because A)I don't want Ianto back. Ianto's deathbed has been made and anything more would feel like cynical manipulation and I already feel like I've been buttfucked by RTD and it's not a pleasant feeling because he didn't bring any fucking lube and B)I don't want to give Rusty the satisfaction of even thinking for one moment that he is responsible for my emotional reaction. It'll just feed his ego to think that he caused THIS MUCH UPSET. The thing is, Russell is NOT responsible for how much I loved Ianto as a character. He rode the bandwagon when he realised the character's popularity but he did NOT create it, and I will not participate in any activity which would make him feel for one moment that he DID. Yes, you know I credit GDL with a lot of what Ianto actually was on screen, but there was more to it than that and the thing that really contributed to the greatness of Ianto Jones was the total ABSENCE of any real overriding leadership within the Torchwood production team and the resulting freedom that GDL had to do whatever he damn well wanted with the guy, which WE then took and ran with like it was a marathon and there was a big fuck off prize to be won. I won't give Russell the pleasure, I really won't. He didn't make Ianto the fandom favourite, WE did, so I'm damn well not going to give him credit for it by begging him to bring him back.

I'd fucking KILL to see Ianto back on my screen again but at the end of the day yes, I just am that petty.

Linkage

Jul. 15th, 2009 11:06 am
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Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] rivier, I found this interview with Russell T. Davies from April this year.

Quote:
"You’ve got to be merciless. People will say ‘You love your characters’. But nobody loves their characters that much. If you really write, and you love them, you are the God of them and you can kill them with the click of a finger. It’s joyous to do so."

Hey, lol, at least you don't have to have a valid reason to do so. Just the God thing.

I'm so glad he has, by now, managed to make me completely hate Ten, otherwise I might be really, really afraid

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[livejournal.com profile] rivier posted some scans from Torchwood magazine, and I'm reposting two here. And then I shall be whinging and complaining about RTD. And for once it shall have NOTHING whatsoever to do with Jack/Ianto. Though there is another picture of Ianto with a gun. I can't resist those. Oh, and a gratuitous arse shot.

ONWARDS!
MASSIVE TORCHWOOD SPOILERS WITHIN, courtesy of Torchwood magazine. )

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I've said before about how much I hate Real Person Fiction. (Though, yes, I wrote that one once where David Tennant and Sophia Myles have some sex, kill a Real Person Fic authoress and then set off on a killing spree across the Nevada desert. But that was postmodern, deconstructivist RPF.) But yes, I think it's gross. Unless someone writes me that Gareth David-Lloyd/Felicity Kendall May/December porn that I keep asking for. With a strap-on. I digress! I HATE RPF!!! It's intrusive and downright weird and the only thing I hate more than RPF are photomanips.

I DIGRESS AGAIN. IF. And that's a big IF. If I were the sort of person who was inclined to write RPF, though... Based, say, on those kind of odd pictures of GDL and JB seemingly canoodling off screen... It would be an epic, multi-chaptered thing of beauty and would revolve around The Welsh-Scottish/American Gay Mafia 's repeated and hilarious attempts to Tempt Gareth David-Lloyd Into Bisexuality For The Good Of Gaykind. Each chapter would tell another tale of how Barrowman and Davies, both lynchpins of the aforementioned organisation, would cheat, lie and bitch at each other in an attempt to be the one to reap the Undisclosed Monetary Reward for the achieving of said goal. It would run and run and run. There would be in-jokes in which Davies would constantly accuse Barrowman of being unneccessarily camp and Barrowman would call Davies "you old queen" a lot. Each chapter would end with the two of them fighting like girls and Gareth just walking away, smoking a fag and finding himself a fangirl to stick it to. It would be EPIC. If I were to write such a thing.

Which is why I don't do fic on any level, really.

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