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October 13th, 2006


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10:15 pm - Being rather too cynical for my own good
So, according to Teh Papers, yesterday was the second hottest October day on Record. 36.5 degrees Celsius. Yep, this summer looks like it might be less than fun, bushfires and droughts and water restrictions, oh my!

Onto more fandomly events: MsScribe "apologises". Yep, the queen of sockpuppets herself speaks out against the account of her deeds (which, although she denies reading, still claims it is mostly false). As people have commented, MsScibe appears to have a slight lack of sincerity. If by slight, I mean "huge".

In more cheerful topics, the BBC Torchwood site is now live. Yep, it's not long until it starts up. (If you are out of the UK, try this link to see more of the cool stuff - thanks to taraliveson for that).

Conclusions: As much as I do like Jack, I think I might end up watching this show for the rest of the ensemble. Because right now, they are the ones that really interest me. Maybe it's just the "I know nothing about them" factor (which has been known to compel me to certain characters), but still...

I have decided that I shall like Ianto. Because his pissy memo on the flash site is win.

Though as others on my flist have commented, certain things on the site give me a "trying too hard to be edgy" vibe. The excessive darkness, and overwritten angsty character descriptions. And the trailers obsession with the "adultness" of sex and violence. I'm hoping that the series is a little better than it's advertising.
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From:aervir
Date:October 13th, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC)
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Though as others on my flist have commented, certain things on the site give me a "trying too hard to be edgy" vibe. The excessive darkness, and overwritten angsty character descriptions.

I'm still giggling over the "hidden depths of anguish" bit in Ianto's character profile.
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From:drakyndra
Date:October 13th, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
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I've already metaquoted a comment from torch_wood about that line.

I have decided to like Ianto on the basis of a bitchy memo that makes him sound like a pterodactyl loving coffee fiend.

Yep, trust me to go to the "dark and adult" spinoff, and be most entertained by the silly, childish things.
From:aervir
Date:October 13th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
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Nice quote, that!

And if they overdo their "dark and adult" stuff, they are going to look at least as silly as many a kids' programme, IMHO.
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From:drakyndra
Date:October 13th, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Well, it amused me, hence the metaquoting.

There's that, too. (How much you want to bet that a certain section of the Who fandom insantly declares it better that New Who, just because of said "dark and adult" stuff?)
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From:dune_drd
Date:October 13th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
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I FOUND ANOTHER IANTO LOVER! Whee! Seriously, the guy loves coffee, how can one not love him? Let´s have a secret Ianto comm where we post our fav icons
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From:drakyndra
Date:October 13th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
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So lets. Wait until the first ep, find a suitable quote, and we can hang around there and squee about the coffee-loving, pteryodatyl-caring Welsh bloke.
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From:dune_drd
Date:October 13th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
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ianto_love: "Depths of anguish and darkness waiting to be revealed"

Sadly I have no idea how to create a comm ^^
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From:drakyndra
Date:October 13th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
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I know how, I just want it to have a cool comm name.
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From:leoniedelt
Date:October 13th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
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Sometimes its difficult for me to wrap my brain around it being 'summer' in October... Too long living in the northern hemisphere i suppose.

I read the toilets swirl the other way round down under... ;)
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From:drakyndra
Date:October 13th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
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It's not actually Summer until December, we're just getting crazy summer weather now.

I read the toilets swirl the other way round down under.

Urban legend, I'm afraid
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From:leoniedelt
Date:October 13th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
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Cool. Or, well, not. Heh :)
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From:kniblet
Date:October 13th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
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Is there any suggestion that Eve Myles' character (Gwen Cooper) might be related to her character in The Unquiet Dead (Gwyneth)?
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From:drakyndra
Date:October 13th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
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We really don't know. All we know about Gwen is the current day, cop stuff, we really don't know much about her family or history.

Watch to find out, I suppose.
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From:kniblet
Date:October 13th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
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I was just wondering because the names were so similar. And because Gwyneth was able to communicate with the Gelth (who were involved in the Time War) and "died" in the rift between the two worlds.
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From:drakyndra
Date:October 13th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
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People have been pondering that for a while. Wait and see, I guess.

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