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draggling weekend

Miserable all weekend. Didn't go to BBQ, didn't go to carnival. Just about dragged myself to bookshop (we got an Ant & Bee and a 1st edition Seuss!) before stumbling home to watch Dockeroo do the obvious. Actually, I didn't see turing the Doctor into gollum and putting him in a birdcage coming AT ALL, so overall -- a win.

Although, please, for the LOVE OF GOD, can RTD now please get the message (having played it through to the logical conclusion) that if you make the companions sexually interested in the Doctor they can't carry on being companions? That's why it lives in the slash, behind the magic porn panel. Open the magic porn panel and the sex behind will eat the plot! Just ask Anita Blake. Let's have someone who's more interested in travelling the universe than jumping the Doctor's finely-sculpted bones. And more universe, please. Earth with drug-patches and marriagable cats is still earth.

Well, never mind, eh? Martha gets rewarded with a new black coat and a spot in Torchwood (although unfortunately I suspect this will lead to her replacing Emotionally Stunted Lesbian as opposed to Creepy Date Rapist or Disturbingly Turgid Welshman). Oh god! According to the Rules of Torchwood she will have to shag (or at least want to shag) Creepy Owen! Oh no wrong wrong wrong.

I wonder if sexy Pediatrician/Freedom Fighter has been signed up to save her from that fate.

Comments

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tenderhooligan
2nd Jul, 2007 11:32 (UTC)
I find RTD's writing all manner of frustrating and I found this episode very weak.

And Martha's going to TW? Well there you go. I had a crush on Creepy Owen for about week after the plane episode. Ugh!
cleanskies
2nd Jul, 2007 12:18 (UTC)
a crush? on creepy owen????
Dear god. I'm so sorry.
tenderhooligan
2nd Jul, 2007 15:55 (UTC)
Re: a crush? on creepy owen????
I was too, once it passed!
brixtonbrood
2nd Jul, 2007 15:48 (UTC)
Crush on rat-faced dat-rape boy?!
I think the recommended medical treament for that is ECT (but admittedly I get my medical information from House).
tenderhooligan
2nd Jul, 2007 15:54 (UTC)
Re: Crush on rat-faced dat-rape boy?!
You're right! And now I am cured! ;)
sparkymark
2nd Jul, 2007 16:19 (UTC)
The plane one did humanify everyone a little: its a shame you have to watch the previous ones to put it into context.
timscience
2nd Jul, 2007 20:11 (UTC)
No it didn't. They must all DIE.
tinyjo
2nd Jul, 2007 11:53 (UTC)
Coo! How much does first edition Dr Seuss go for then?
cleanskies
2nd Jul, 2007 12:20 (UTC)
It's only a UK 1st, so in the £15-25 range. Ant & Bee (bizarrely) is the more collectable item, clocking in at £30-40 with some nob'eads trying to flog them for £70+
tinyjo
2nd Jul, 2007 12:25 (UTC)
Bizarre. There's no accounting for taste, I guess :)
concourse
3rd Jul, 2007 08:13 (UTC)
I'm sure we had (and maybe still have) some Ant & Bee kicking around somewhere. I had no idea they were so valuable.
a_llusive
2nd Jul, 2007 11:59 (UTC)
Sorry you didn't have a better weekend. See you soonish anyway? I'm going to the Marsh Harrier this evening to suffer/endure the music pub quiz there, but it is an exercise in masochism, so I'll understand if you don't feel you want to undergo it, even if you're free.
cleanskies
2nd Jul, 2007 12:24 (UTC)
I was very much hoping to make it to your BBQ -- but I would have been too miserable and just shed/spread misery, I think. Marsh Harrier music quiz sounds like (it might be) a prospect, but Tim's cooking me dinner tonight. Is this a regular thing? What are the times?
a_llusive
2nd Jul, 2007 13:09 (UTC)
Well, I hope the party would have lifted you but I've been in the same boat often enough to know you just have to judge these things for yourself at the time. The quiz is the first Monday in the month and it is terrible, but you could both turn up later on if you wanted - and bring any other takers you can find.

Have a great evening anyway you finally spend it.
Hugs
zengineer
2nd Jul, 2007 12:20 (UTC)
If she has more than a walk on part in Torchwood she'll be obliged to shag them all in due course. Torchwood is what happens when you combine sex with Dr Who - so much worse than pure slash.
cleanskies
2nd Jul, 2007 14:11 (UTC)
oh, she's signed for the series
Woe, woe, woe is her.
sdn
2nd Jul, 2007 12:28 (UTC)
Open the magic porn panel and the sex behind will eat the plot! Just ask Anita Blake.

it's true. and it also ate the rest of laurell hamilton's work. have you read the merry gentry books?

i'm sorry you didn't get to nyc. but if i am in town next time, you can stay with me here.
cleanskies
2nd Jul, 2007 14:06 (UTC)
Oh god, the Merry Gentry books. Barely space for the odd plot point between all of the My Little Pony coloured penises.

Nyah, I couldn't really afford it anyway. Next time!
mockduck
2nd Jul, 2007 13:03 (UTC)
Which Ant & Bee? *perks up*
cleanskies
2nd Jul, 2007 14:04 (UTC)
"ant and bee time" -- telling the time with ant and bee!

95 pages long, it is. Kids books back then didn't stint!
mockduck
2nd Jul, 2007 14:25 (UTC)
Ooh, I don't think I've got that one - although it is almost certainly the book my icon comes from.

95 pages long, blimey. I must say that Item loved a couple of the A&B books, but others, for example ABC, left her so bored that she got up and walked away.
sparkymark
2nd Jul, 2007 16:28 (UTC)
mmm rohypnol
Since Martha is kind of human (her exit makes Tegan's exit seem very ill-reasoned in comparison) it will be interesting if Torchwood take her as is, and treat her like the character who joined The Simpsons for one episode but treated it realistically and went mental at Homer's negligence and everyone else's complacency.

The Torchwood equivalent being that Martha realising that Owen looks like Weebl.

cleanskies
2nd Jul, 2007 16:37 (UTC)
sorry I misread
... but then I thot

"weeble wobbles but he won't fall down!"
"he will if you hit him with a HAMMER!"
brixtonbrood
2nd Jul, 2007 17:12 (UTC)
Re: mmm rohypnol
I feel a poll coming on: Will the awesomeness of Martha improve Torchwood or will the Torchwoodness of Torchwood drag her down?

Also: who will she shag?

Also: who will they kill to make room for her?
ellenlindner
2nd Jul, 2007 17:30 (UTC)
I AM SO DISAPPOINTED.
Between the Chronicles of Narnia-style implied Christianity and Martha's departure - not to mention that, while I liked Life on Mars, I'm not a huge John Simm fan - the finale sort of blew.
PLUS (breathe!) it's not fun when the suprise is something you would never have been able to work out, using normal rules of logic. It all felt...discombobulated and lame. And I agree about the pointlessness of the chicks constantly loving the Doctor. He's like Sherlock Holmes, he don't copulate, geddit?!
Hatred aside, I may deign to watch one (un!) episode of Torchwood, if indeed it is true that Martha's a new team member. Though I will pre-arrange with Stephen that he will help me deaden my senses (hands on eyes, booze, blanket over head, whatever) when Owen appears. Ugh!
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