May. 24th, 2017

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I tried to think of a minor superpower
but everything I came up with was technically just side effects of being neurotypical, able bodied, and physically healthy.

Ability to interpret emotional states by simple observation!
Ability to digest all human foods without ill effect!
Ability to go anywhere, even parks and gardens, and handle anything, even cats, without any ill effects!
Going up and down stairs of any angle!
Crossing the road even when cars might be around!

... I'm just saying, a fuck of a lot looks like superpowers from here.
Which is basically why I like F&SF and superheroes and so forth: the character point gap between a regular person and these super types gives them roughly the experience of feeling disabled, except the whole world is set up for them, and the story is designed to value their contribution equally, even if it does not involve shooting lasers out of their eyes.
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Just finished listening to the first disc of this. Characters thoroughly up a tree, bad things happening, all the usual.

But it's using phones ringing and ringing to indicate the level of chaos, so I just missed a phone call because it took me a few rings to notice it wasn't on CD.

It's always ages between calls on my landline anyway, it's always a bit of a surprise.

And they didn't leave a message.

Still, onwards to next disc of Torchwood...
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
... Torchwood has issues...
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Soooo... that's messy. Warnings... Read more... )

Also, several strands of plot are about breaking into or out of quarantine.
Quarantine is serious business and the story shouldn't expect us to side with breaking quarantine.
And I cannot be having with the whole secretly evil vaccine plot at all.

Sooo... not liking any of the parts here.

Also, I remain puzzled who they think their audience is. Read more... ) Shippers aren't looking for that particular brand of angst, right? That's a bit much even for Torchwood.

Do they just not like Jack/Ianto? Then why focus on them?

Though to be fair things go equally poorly for everyone else too, albeit more briefly, including Gwen/Rhys.

But okay, actual specific thoughts: Read more... )



Okay, so, I found it unpleasant and wasn't entirely concentrating, but I still feel like it didn't quite stick together.



All the familiar characters got something to do but that something was quite a lot be ill and get shot. Also some running around and seeing things happen. The solving things part... well that needed the skills of Tosh and Owen, and got the skills of Jack and a random. Somewhat unsatisfying really.

Not that I'd want to put Tosh and Owen through this plot. Dark enough as was.




I feel a bit like I disliked it too much to review it fairly. Maybe it made perfectly good sense and I just didn't like the topic. But I disliked it quite a lot.

The bit in the middle did have a bunch of feels, relationship angst, Read more... )



This was not what I wanted from a story.

But I can't say dark is tonally inconsistent with canon.

Maybe I don't want Torchwood.
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I was not keen to meditate today, being in a blah mood, but I knew I'd be in a better mood if I did go, so I did, and it worked. Much more cheer on the way out. My back was less cheery about the whole thing. I cannot get the hang of sitting, You'd think thqt would be the easy part, but somehow no.

Then we went to ASDA because they didn't have my juice last week and I'm out of drinks, but they didn't even have the label for my juice this week, and their website says unavailable. If they stop selling five alive anywheres I'll be very stuck. Trying new things is difficult and does not tend to work. But they might just as easily have more in tomorrow. You never know.

But on balance a nice evening.

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