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July 2nd, 2007


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12:56 am
Dammit, Doctor Who isn't supposed to make me cry in the bad way!
Current Mood: uncomfortableupset

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From:gryffinclaw
Date:July 1st, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Your icon is so fitting.
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 1st, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
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Thing is, I don't actually hate the episode itself. I just feel so... let down by it.

And am infuriated by fandom, but that's another story
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From:gryffinclaw
Date:July 1st, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
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I was let down by the whole episode. It is not even that Martha left, I just can not believe that was our season finale.

What has fandom done?

Is the bitch please dedicated to me or fandom or both?
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 1st, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
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Exactly.

Fandom is being an utter bastard about poor Freema.

And it's definitely not to you, but to the fandom bastards.
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From:gryffinclaw
Date:July 1st, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Poor Freema indeed. You get to play this smart and amazing character who just gets the short end of the stick.

I can not believe how I went from loving Ten to barely liking him. I do not like the way he treated Martha and I do not like the way he treated Jack.

I want to sit down and have a conversation with RTD.
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 1st, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
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I'm currently fantasizing about giving RTD a ruddy great slap.
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From:indemaat
Date:July 2nd, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
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I wrote that story already.

Actually I slapped him for dumping Rose in an unreachable universe rather than killing her. I somehow think there would be less resurection fic than there are rescue Rose fics.

Might write a sequel where I slap him about for Martha. Or rather, for the Doctor for being a total gimp for the first half of the series.
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 2nd, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
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Thing is, I still have an IOU for a plane ticket anywhere, and one of my thoughts on using it was a trip to the UK for a few weeks, possibly going to check out some filming in Cardiff while I was there.

My brain now wants to insert "stalking RTD for impending slappage" into that vague plan.
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From:dune_drd
Date:July 1st, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
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I had promised myself not to scream to at TV screens again, and then this ep comes along...
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 1st, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
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THEY IS TAKING MUH MARTHA AWAY!
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From:nostalgia_lj
Date:July 1st, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
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Welcome to my world.
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 1st, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Gah!

The only way to fix this will be lots of Martha in the next series, in which the Doctor acknowledges her complete MADE OF AWESOME.
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From:nostalgia_lj
Date:July 1st, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
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There was a comment somewhere that said it good in few words. That he doesn't have to shag, he doesn't have to kiss her, he just has to let her know she's great.

Cos I'm hard-pressed to even read them ending up as friends. He was so cold when he left, like he wasn't bothered either way. Maybe it's a reaction to previous excesses but I don't think I could watch another year of the Doctor being so heartless.

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From:drakyndra
Date:July 1st, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
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As I said in the comment below, I've come out of the series liking the Doctor less than when I went in, which is just wrong.
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From:nostalgia_lj
Date:July 1st, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
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The only people I seen positive about the whole mess are people who wanted distance between Doctor and Companion. And, dude, after two years of training us that romantic love is the baseline? That really doesn't work anymore. If it's a choice between overdone shipping and emotional abuse then fuck it I'll take the shipping.
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From:malaleen
Date:July 1st, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
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You know what hurts the most? I walked away from the finale not really liking the Doctor... and unlike with the Shakespeare Code and other episodes, I need to wait until at the very earliest Christmas for that to be fixed.

THAT bothers me more than losing Martha as a companion.
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 1st, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Exactly. It could have been redeemed with just a line or two from the Doctor, acknowledging her awesome but still letting her go.

And it... wasn't there.

I've come out of this series liking the Doctor less than when I went in, and that's just wrong.
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From:malaleen
Date:July 1st, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
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I know. I could deal with the emo of DD last year because I knew, even though at the time I was a Ten/Rose shipper, I still could count on the Doctor being the Doctor...and I would love him no matter who his new companion was.

I can't say that this time around.
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 1st, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
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I was too busy laughing at the emo Doctor/Rose fans last year.

But this time... it's just infuriating.
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From:in_the_end
Date:July 1st, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
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I feel robbed, I really do. What on earth was the point of that?

Apparently, its looking like she might be back next year tho so who knows. Big press release tomorrow - so fingers crossed cuz that was rubbish!
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 2nd, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
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We're now told triumphant return in the middle of the series.

Hopefully that means she'll be around second half.
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From:in_the_end
Date:July 2nd, 2007 07:36 am (UTC)
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To be there in the lead up for Ten's regeneration I'm betting!
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From:altheas
Date:July 2nd, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
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Breaking tradition a bit here...

I liked the end of LotTL since it made abundantly clear that the Doctor is, and should always be alien, different from humans. He may get close, but there is always that gulf.

It was quite appropriate that he should show more emotion regarding the Master, than Martha. They simply had more in common, despite the whole psychopath business.

My non-fandom 0.02c, you may now return to your scheduled programming.
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From:drakyndra
Date:July 2nd, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
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I don't mind the more emotional than the Master stuff.

But I am royally pissed that after an entire series of loving Martha, she turns out to get utterly shafted by the program, as yet another sacrifice on the altar of the almighty Mary Sue that was Rose.

And when you consider that Mickey was also treated abominably in order to make Rose look omg so speshul, there are so really, really nasty subtexts to what's going on there racially.

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