Jun. 2nd, 2008 10:36 pm
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I've been tagged a couple of times with the 'random things' meme. Unfortunately, since I am currently failing to think of interesting or indeed random things about myself, I figured we'd play 'random recs' instead.

Yeah, didn't think you'd mind.

Flight, by [profile] apathocles.
Fandom: X-men (movieverse).
Characters: Kitty, Piotr, others. Gen.
Length: Approx 10,000 words
What happened to the children who escaped when the soldiers invaded the mansion?

And all but he departed by [profile] kellifer_fic
Fandom: Supernatural/Discworld Crossover
Characters: Sam, Dean, Death.
Length: Approx 5000 words
Death investigates the concept of job sharing.

Ghost in the Machine by [personal profile] dotfic
Fandom: Supernatural/Iron Man (movieverse)
Characters: Sam, Dean, Tony, Pepper.
Length: Approx 500 words
When your mechanical superhero suit is haunted, who you gonna call?

This is how the Universe Ends by shewhoguards
Fandom: Torchwood/Discworld
Characters: Captain Jack Harkness, Death
Even the Universe dies. Unfortunately, a certain immutable fact causes a slight snag in the proceedings.

By The Dawn's Early Light by [profile] andrastewhite
Fandom: X-Men (movieverse)
Characters: Xavier, Stryker, Jason
Length: Approx 2000 words
Xavier meets his first student.

My Supernatural Smackdown by [personal profile] gekizetsu
Fandom: Supernatural/Scrubs
Characters: Sam, Dean, JD, Dr Cox, Doug
Length: Approx 5000 words
Sam ends up in hospital. A vampire is decapitated in a stairwell with a bone saw.

Despite the recs, I am seriously behind on reading fic. So to those of you on my flist who've been posting recently, it's all bookmarked, I assure you.

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Finally finished watching Torchwood. I have lots of thoughts, but I think I'll need to watch it again to get it all sorted out (oh gee, what a shame).

So for now, all I will say is - while both 1x12 and 1x13 showed some of the... patchiness, for want of a better word, of many of the other episodes, there were some absolutely heartrending moments in there. And leaving it with an ending like that, when they didn't know if there was going to be another season? That's nothing short of evil.

While there's a lot to say about the first season of TW, I think the thing I've found most interesting is the portrayal of Jack's morality. Throughout the entire season, Jack seems to have a very well developed (although unconventional) sense of right and wrong, as well as a marked 'end-justifies-the-means' mentality. Jack's sense of morality is probably worth a post by itself, but what's worth noting here is that while the authors have been somewhat... loose about the maintaining the continuity of the characters motivations, they've been constant about maintaining this, even when it clashes with the normal expectations of a heroic leading man. If they can just can work this sense of continuity into other aspects, then the next season of Torchwood will have the potential to be truly amazing.
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Watching 20/20 Cricket on the TV (Australia vs England - so far, we're kicking arse. Go Us). Umpire's name?

Peter Parker.

It's the Geeky Things in life that are often the Best.

Watching of Torchwood has been temporarily postponed, pending the end of the match. People are supposed to be visiting tonight, but it doesn't look like they are going to show, so I should get a couple of episodes in before I need to hit the sack.

For some reason, the breeze blowing into my room smells like the sea. This would make more sense if we weren't 100's of kms from the coast.
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Hello Internet. Long time no see. And a big belated Merry Christmas/Season's Greetings and Happy New Year to you all.

Christmas Break and New Years News )

My internet connection is in overdrive, trying to catch up on the TV shows I've missed. I'm so far behind on Torchwood I've stopped checking the groups - hopefully this will be rectified shortly. Unfortunately, my grand 'catch up on current TV shows plan' has been sidetracked by the fact that I'm on a total Hogan's Heroes kick at the moment. That and reading Matthew Reilly. It would have been Alastair Maclean, but I can't get hold of any of his books.

But speaking of Reilly, his books are some of the most ridiculous books I've ever read, absolutely crying out to be made into an action movie (it's no surprise the author says he's a fan of Hollywood blockbusters). In fact, I think that making them into a movie may actually improve the levels of realism, and I can't think of any other books I'd say that about. Which is why I almost burst into laughter when I read the 'well-researched' comment in the reviews on one of the covers - the books are entertaining enough, but well-researched and accurate they are not. I'd call them 'fairy floss books' - lightweight, no intelligent nutritional value at all, but I'll keep reading them. Well, while I can get them for less than $10, anyway.

In fact, while I'm waiting for Torchwood to download, I might go switch my brain of for a while and start reading the next one. Nothing like mindless entertainment for a sunday afternoon/evening.
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Broke out the photoshop again today, in response to request in [community profile] torch_wood by [personal profile] puritybrown (snoggage icons featuring 'We also fight aliens' and 'You don't have to be bisexual to work here, but it helps'). Figured I might as well put them up here too, in case I have any closet Torchwood fans in my flist.

twenty first century torchwood title

Cut for space, spoilers and variations on a theme )


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