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Parting of the Ways


Yeah, that's about it for the regeneration. Big sniffles, though. I mean, I came in on Four, and knew about regeration long before I saw it happen. The only docs I really had big sniffly regret issues with were Five (as much because Colin Baker got on my nerves as because I loved PeteDoc, though I did) and Seven (because despite him not being my first, Seven was my Doctor). I sympathise with the people who came in on Eccles and are now at sea, but for those wondering if they're going to continue even watching now that he's gone, I kinda think they've missed a major concept of the show.

Which come to think of it is why despite thinking Doc/Rose and Doc/Jack is cute, I'm not shipping very hard. Not in the OTP It Is Teh 4-Evah Luv sense. Because major concept of the show: the Doctor is quasi-immortal; humanoid companions are not. Humanoid companions leave. It's what they do. I don't think the Doctor's unemotional or asexual and I'm fine with him having romance onscreen. I'm also fine with a fic AU where one of the companions is finally The One for the Doc, and they settle down in semi-domestic bliss, but onscreen, shipping Doctor/Companion as anything more than a temporary thing is an invitation to heartbreak. Because they leave. Rose/Jack, which has less onscreen oomph than either Rose/Doc or Jack/Doc, to me, is ironically the one that has any remote the highest possibility of actually happening as a permanent thing. Because sometimes they leave together.

*cough* Now go back for Jack! And kiss him some more! Both of you!

Jack, btw, is painfully over the top as a character. And I don't care, because a) the writers are aware of it, b) Jack is aware of it, and c) he's so fucking adorable.

Mickey also gets huge cuteness/inate-goodness props from me for this episode. And Rose, brave and squishable as she is here, still needs backhanding for still not getting how much she hurts him when she says things like "There's nothing left for me here." Sweetie, I'd like to introduce you to someone who demonstrates slightly more subtle awareness of other people's feelings than you do -- her name is Anya Christina Emanuella Lame-Ass Made Up Maiden Name, deceased.

Is it Christmas yet?


2005-06-22 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)



2005-06-22 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Also, fearlessdiva and I have decided that Captain Jack needs to star in his own television series with Bruce Campbell.


2005-06-22 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)

I'd watch that!


2005-06-22 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

ooh! Me too!!!


2005-06-22 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)



2005-06-22 12:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Jack, btw, is painfully over the top as a character. And I don't care, because a) the writers are aware of it, b) Jack is aware of it, and c) he's so fucking adorable.

B) is a big part of it for me. Jack knows he's ridiculous, which makes it endearing, instead of me wanting to spork his eyes out.


2005-06-22 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Yiss. He knows very well he's Ace Rimmer only better looking, and he's having as much fun as possible with it.


2005-06-22 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)

I want to icon the kiss So Badly, but I am being good.

... how long do I have to be good, d'you think? :D


2005-06-22 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)

I've seen a lot of them already, and I'm a spoilerwhore, so I'm a really bad judge. Speaking as a spoilerwhore, I can't see why a single thing that's not actually part of the plot as such, and is only a Big Deal for slashers (or presumably anti-slashers) is so very spoilery, but I've also seen at least one person throw a fit over being spoiled about it already, so... God only knows.


2005-06-22 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, yes. I'm probably not helping by being competely unrepentant, but there you go :-)

Boykissing! Squee!


2005-06-22 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Hee! I think because I'm a spoilerwhore, I try to be extra careful of not spoiling the anti-spoiler folks, because I only understand their POV on a very superficial level; I've never really had anything ruined for me that I don't think I was better off having 'ruined.' So since I have no real ability to judge what's too spoilery from the anti-spoiler POV and what's not, I err on the side of not. Even though I really want to plaster my LJ with boykissing icons.


2005-06-22 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)

The Aussies only just saw World War Three, and I think Canada gets the finale this week.


2005-06-22 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Next Tuesday; we got Bad Wolf tonight in Canada. I d/l PotW though because I couldn't wait..


2005-06-22 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)

*cough* Now go back for Jack! And kiss him some more! Both of you!

Did you squeal when you saw it?
I did.
7.45 in the evening!
Children were watching!
I wonder if the Doctor enjoyed it as much as Jack did....


2005-06-22 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)

The question is, did he enjoy it as much as I did! I think that would be a resounding no.


2005-06-22 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, I have it on good authority that "Jack" is (out) gay, so I'm guessing he enjoyed it more than you...maybe...


2005-06-22 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, John Barrowman wins on the enjoying it scale, I'm sure! Officially. Though if I were Eccles, I wouldn't have been an unhappy camper either.


2005-06-22 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)

And of course, you have to practice a lot...


2005-06-22 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)

John talks about the kiss(es) in the 13th Doctor Who Confidential, going on at lenght about how he tried to make both exactly the same and how kissing Billie and Chris wasn't exactly hard work -- and blushes as he talks about it. He's very cute. :)

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2005-06-22 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)

I don't mind the Doctor getting it on for fun

My brain filled the end of that sentence in with "and profit" and then went off on a spree of "The Doctor has to pretend to be a hustler of some sort" and then I stopped hearing anything anyone was saying and I'll be over here.


2005-06-22 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)

When you write this story I will squee loudly and rec it to all my friends.


2005-06-22 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Ahahahahahah. *looks at recent writing output* Will they have an internet connection at the old age home so you can rec it when it finally gets written?


2005-06-22 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)

By then they'll probably have cable modems in their *heads.*


2005-06-22 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Woo! I get to use this icon again...

In the DR Who Confidential after the episode, John Barrowman was talking about the kisses - he was worried it would be seen as an attempt to court controversy. He was uber careful to make both kisses identical. Bless him - he's my secret gay boyfriend. Jack, on the other hand, is my slutty bisexual boyfriend.


2005-06-22 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

No! MY slutty bisexual boyfriend!


Hmm. He is rather slutty, isn't he.

OUR slutty bisexual boyfriend!


2005-06-23 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Yay! Sharing is fun :o)