joonscribble: (Darkside)
Taken from somewhere:

Five Three characters from your fandoms you disliked at first, but then grew to like quite a bit.

I failed because I could only do three. I guess I tend to be pretty unwavering in my opinions.

Mild spoilers for Torchwood, Daredevil, and Elementary )

Mind Blown

Apr. 29th, 2013 03:37 pm
joonscribble: (Castiel)
Castiel has met Captain Jack Harkness.

Alert to all authors of crossover Supernatural/Torchwood fics: it's practically canon now.
joonscribble: (JackHarknessReading)
Still jet-lagged and watching this show....

Spoilers )
joonscribble: (Torchwood)
Wow, you lose interest in a fandom and SUDDENLY there's an influx of new material. I had no idea that BBC had commissioned three new radio plays that more or less take place before the events of Children of Earth, hence the "lost files" bit of the title. I ended up listening to these in backwards order so my reviews will also be as such.

The House of the Dead (Massive Spoilers) )
joonscribble: (Torchwood)
Torchwood returns. Now with 95% more American! My jet-lagged review under the cut.

Spoilers for the first episode )
joonscribble: (JackHarknessReading)
It seems like just yesterday that the filming was announced, but the new, semi-rebooted Torchwood is airing tonight.

Torchwood: Miracle Day is the newish title and it stars a pretty eclectic cast that ranges from classic!Torchwood alum John Barrowman to unexpected American newcomers like Bill Pullman.

As much as I've more or less lost my enthusiasm for the show, I do plan on giving this a view. I'm still en route in my travels but I will hopefully get a chance to watch and review the latest season within the next 24 hours.

Until then, gentle readers...

Miscellany

Sep. 14th, 2010 11:16 pm
joonscribble: (sigh)
On the Media Viewing Front...

The first Tuesday of the White Collar season break and I'm feeling the withdrawal already.

Randomly I rewatched The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy starring Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, and Mos Def. The first time I saw this in theaters I was slightly drunk and consequently had little recollection of it. Watching it sober I realized that there are a lot of things wrong with it. But also a lot of things that made me smile. Despite the fact that he looked nothing like the way I'd always pictured Ford Prefect in my head (my Ford has red hair), I kind of loved Mos Def's interpretation.

On the RL Front...

My first doctoral stats exam is next week. I sort of fear it. Mainly because most of the upper classmen have been telling me it's a bit brutal. Great.

My program itself continues to bring me some agony along with the ecstasy. As much as I enjoy most of my courses, I feel ridiculously disconnected from the rest of my cohort which is made up of 11 other students. I'm fairly certain about 80% is in my imagination but this does little to stem my general malaise when I realize that I have nothing in common with these people other than a desire to be a clinical psychologist. How is it that I somehow ended up back in high school where I find myself worrying if I'm in group or out group??

On the Fic Front...Mainly "Smoke and Mirrors"

Bet you didn't think I'd bring up my disasterously overdue WIP fic, huh? 

Well, here's where things sort of stand. Basically, the story plotwise is done. I've mapped it out and I know where everyone needs to go and how stories will conclude and the reasons behind why certain things happened. What I'm mostly stuck on is finding the time and the energy to actually type it out in a prose that won't bore people to tears and/or make them question what happened to my grasp on both the Torchwood and Dresden Files fandoms.

Do I intend to finish this story one day? Yes, I do. Is there a set time? No.

So, for those of you who are either waiting to kill me or ready to give up in frustration, I have an offer to make.

Read more... )

Miscellany

Sep. 14th, 2010 11:16 pm
joonscribble: (sigh)
On the Media Viewing Front...

The first Tuesday of the White Collar season break and I'm feeling the withdrawal already.

Randomly I rewatched The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy starring Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, and Mos Def. The first time I saw this in theaters I was slightly drunk and consequently had little recollection of it. Watching it sober I realized that there are a lot of things wrong with it. But also a lot of things that made me smile. Despite the fact that he looked nothing like the way I'd always pictured Ford Prefect in my head (my Ford has red hair), I kind of loved Mos Def's interpretation.

On the RL Front...

My first doctoral stats exam is next week. I sort of fear it. Mainly because most of the upper classmen have been telling me it's a bit brutal. Great.

My program itself continues to bring me some agony along with the ecstasy. As much as I enjoy most of my courses, I feel ridiculously disconnected from the rest of my cohort which is made up of 11 other students. I'm fairly certain about 80% is in my imagination but this does little to stem my general malaise when I realize that I have nothing in common with these people other than a desire to be a clinical psychologist. How is it that I somehow ended up back in high school where I find myself worrying if I'm in group or out group??

On the Fic Front...Mainly "Smoke and Mirrors"

Bet you didn't think I'd bring up my disasterously overdue WIP fic, huh? 

Well, here's where things sort of stand. Basically, the story plotwise is done. I've mapped it out and I know where everyone needs to go and how stories will conclude and the reasons behind why certain things happened. What I'm mostly stuck on is finding the time and the energy to actually type it out in a prose that won't bore people to tears and/or make them question what happened to my grasp on both the Torchwood and Dresden Files fandoms.

Do I intend to finish this story one day? Yes, I do. Is there a set time? No.

So, for those of you who are either waiting to kill me or ready to give up in frustration, I have an offer to make.

Read more... )
joonscribble: (Team Wales)
News about Torchwood coming back for a fourth round.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jun/07/torchwood-return-fourth-series

Does this mean the US spin off is definitely not happening?
joonscribble: (Team Wales)
News about Torchwood coming back for a fourth round.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jun/07/torchwood-return-fourth-series

Does this mean the US spin off is definitely not happening?
joonscribble: (AreYouCompletelyStupid?!)
I'm probably the last one to talk about it, but Torchwood is moving to America with RTD and Julie Gardner leading the way again with John Barrowman possibly reprising his role as Captain Jack.

I really don't know what to think about this. On one hand I do want to support this show and give it another chance, but I really wanted a season 4 if they were going to tell more tales of Torchwood, rather than an American version. Mainly because I've so far found every single Americanized Brit show to be awful. And I'm not optimistic that simply moving over the production team and the original star is going to help at all.

This is on the cusp of me still recovering after hearing that the Syfy channel has ordered 13 episodes for a remake of Being Human. I've never forgiven Syfy for canceling The Dresden Files and for changing their name to secure just that much more spelling mistakes in the American population.

Speaking of Being Human, we have rather interesting news for the possible future. Warning that while the article does not confirm anything, it can be considered spoilers if you think of speculation as spoilers.
joonscribble: (AreYouCompletelyStupid?!)
I'm probably the last one to talk about it, but Torchwood is moving to America with RTD and Julie Gardner leading the way again with John Barrowman possibly reprising his role as Captain Jack.

I really don't know what to think about this. On one hand I do want to support this show and give it another chance, but I really wanted a season 4 if they were going to tell more tales of Torchwood, rather than an American version. Mainly because I've so far found every single Americanized Brit show to be awful. And I'm not optimistic that simply moving over the production team and the original star is going to help at all.

This is on the cusp of me still recovering after hearing that the Syfy channel has ordered 13 episodes for a remake of Being Human. I've never forgiven Syfy for canceling The Dresden Files and for changing their name to secure just that much more spelling mistakes in the American population.

Speaking of Being Human, we have rather interesting news for the possible future. Warning that while the article does not confirm anything, it can be considered spoilers if you think of speculation as spoilers.
joonscribble: (Kuromi)
I start classes next week and I'm looking forward to it even as I'm dreading even more time gone from my schedule. But at the same time, the classes I've signed up for sound awesome so I can't help but be somewhat excited.

A few days ago, I rewatched "Children of Earth" with someone who had never once seen a single episode of Torchwood. She seemed somewhat unimpressed through most of it until we got to the very last scene in episode 4. Then she started crying. Like, real tears running down her face, leaving behind streaks of make-up crying. I didn't make her feel that much better when I gave her a brief overview of what had happened before CoE.

I've slowly been wading into the Merlin fandom. Not really as a fic writer or anything, but sort of checking it out. Mainly because I'd rewatched a few episodes and was reminded that the show really did improve quite a bit toward the end. I can only hope this trend will continue on into season 2. I'm pleased to learn that Mordred will be returning in season 2, because I really thought the writers were just going to leave that dangling out of sheer laziness. And also random, but awesome is Gilbert from Being Human making a guest appearance! (Not AS Gilbert, obviously. The actor, I mean.)

And finally, fic. Oh, fic. Oh, fic, you bastard. I realize my problem is simply the next chapter. All the other chapters after it have come to me fairly easily, but for whatever reason, Harry is doing a terrible job communicating one particular point to Bellamy and thus my brain is sort of stuck there. Meanwhile, Jack, Gwen, and Ianto's Soul In a Bottle are all patiently in the queue behind them, wishing the two wizards would just hurry the damn up and finish their conversation. I guess I'll try and prod them with a stick.

joonscribble: (Kuromi)
I start classes next week and I'm looking forward to it even as I'm dreading even more time gone from my schedule. But at the same time, the classes I've signed up for sound awesome so I can't help but be somewhat excited.

A few days ago, I rewatched "Children of Earth" with someone who had never once seen a single episode of Torchwood. She seemed somewhat unimpressed through most of it until we got to the very last scene in episode 4. Then she started crying. Like, real tears running down her face, leaving behind streaks of make-up crying. I didn't make her feel that much better when I gave her a brief overview of what had happened before CoE.

I've slowly been wading into the Merlin fandom. Not really as a fic writer or anything, but sort of checking it out. Mainly because I'd rewatched a few episodes and was reminded that the show really did improve quite a bit toward the end. I can only hope this trend will continue on into season 2. I'm pleased to learn that Mordred will be returning in season 2, because I really thought the writers were just going to leave that dangling out of sheer laziness. And also random, but awesome is Gilbert from Being Human making a guest appearance! (Not AS Gilbert, obviously. The actor, I mean.)

And finally, fic. Oh, fic. Oh, fic, you bastard. I realize my problem is simply the next chapter. All the other chapters after it have come to me fairly easily, but for whatever reason, Harry is doing a terrible job communicating one particular point to Bellamy and thus my brain is sort of stuck there. Meanwhile, Jack, Gwen, and Ianto's Soul In a Bottle are all patiently in the queue behind them, wishing the two wizards would just hurry the damn up and finish their conversation. I guess I'll try and prod them with a stick.

joonscribble: (RoseDoctor)
Item 1 - A huge thank you to whoever nominated my story, "Last One Out" for the Children of Time Awards! It really brought a huge smile and cheer to my stressed out self.

Item 2 - The next chapter of "Smoke and Mirrors" is slotted for Wednesday.

Item 3 - Took my first practice psych GRE. Based on the scaling system of last year's version of this exam, I got a score of 700, which puts me above the average scores for the schools I'll be applying to. However, this is based on last year's scaling system so I'll need to bring up my raw score by at least 20 points to make myself feel comfortable.

Item 4 - In honor of Mad Men returning this weekend, I bring you THIS bit of humor starring Jon Hamm. I suppose it's only funny if you know who James Mason is, but really, his vocal impression of the actor is so spot on it's eerie. If I close my eyes, it's totally James Mason.

Item 5 - The cast of Being Human briefly give their input on the season 2 script read HERE. I can't wait for the new season!!!

joonscribble: (RoseDoctor)
Item 1 - A huge thank you to whoever nominated my story, "Last One Out" for the Children of Time Awards! It really brought a huge smile and cheer to my stressed out self.

Item 2 - The next chapter of "Smoke and Mirrors" is slotted for Wednesday.

Item 3 - Took my first practice psych GRE. Based on the scaling system of last year's version of this exam, I got a score of 700, which puts me above the average scores for the schools I'll be applying to. However, this is based on last year's scaling system so I'll need to bring up my raw score by at least 20 points to make myself feel comfortable.

Item 4 - In honor of Mad Men returning this weekend, I bring you THIS bit of humor starring Jon Hamm. I suppose it's only funny if you know who James Mason is, but really, his vocal impression of the actor is so spot on it's eerie. If I close my eyes, it's totally James Mason.

Item 5 - The cast of Being Human briefly give their input on the season 2 script read HERE. I can't wait for the new season!!!

joonscribble: (ruletheworld)
I apparently talk to my mother A LOT about fannish things. I realize that it's one of the things I find great joy in, especially since our tastes and sensibilities run relatively the same. Except, apparently, when it comes to Torchwood. She hated the Jack/Ianto relationship and she hated Gwen so it's kind of implausible that she's managed to watch every single episode of the series.

I broke the news to her that Torchwood will be returning for a fourth season. Her reaction? (not as funny as her reaction to CoE, but still...)

Cut just in case you haven't seen Children of Earth )




joonscribble: (ruletheworld)
I apparently talk to my mother A LOT about fannish things. I realize that it's one of the things I find great joy in, especially since our tastes and sensibilities run relatively the same. Except, apparently, when it comes to Torchwood. She hated the Jack/Ianto relationship and she hated Gwen so it's kind of implausible that she's managed to watch every single episode of the series.

I broke the news to her that Torchwood will be returning for a fourth season. Her reaction? (not as funny as her reaction to CoE, but still...)

Cut just in case you haven't seen Children of Earth )




joonscribble: (JackHarknessReading)
According to early, perhaps not completely verified sources, Torchwood has been picked up for a 4th season. Brief information HERE.

Not entirely sure how I feel about this now that I've had longer to digest "Children of Earth." I thought the miniseries ended on a good end-of-the-show type note. Still, I am curious what RTD has in mind. Despite the outcry that's been flooding the internet about certain events in "Children of Earth," I'm fairly convinced a 4th season of Torchwood will have an audience waiting for it.

At this point I'm fairly certain everyone knows what's happened in "Children of Earth," but just in case there are last minute laggers...

Spoilers for Children of Earth )

joonscribble: (JackHarknessReading)
According to early, perhaps not completely verified sources, Torchwood has been picked up for a 4th season. Brief information HERE.

Not entirely sure how I feel about this now that I've had longer to digest "Children of Earth." I thought the miniseries ended on a good end-of-the-show type note. Still, I am curious what RTD has in mind. Despite the outcry that's been flooding the internet about certain events in "Children of Earth," I'm fairly convinced a 4th season of Torchwood will have an audience waiting for it.

At this point I'm fairly certain everyone knows what's happened in "Children of Earth," but just in case there are last minute laggers...

Spoilers for Children of Earth )

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