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Parting of the Ways


*sniffle*

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?

wrenlet

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

mpoetess

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.

ci5rod

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!

mpoetess

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.

elke_tanzer

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.

janedavitt

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..