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Torchwood

In reference to the new audio episodes. I think I'm over it. Either that, or it's just that as much as I love Captain Jack (and JB), it's just not Torchwood without Owen, Tosh, and Ianto. Like Miracle Day wasn't really Torchwood, and even COE seemed to be the characters names played by the same actors, but actually different characters, if that makes sense. Everyone was so OOC in COE, it did not seem like Torchwood to me at all. Hellooo fan fiction. I am so there. Oddly enough, I am perfectly fine reading fics where there is no Gwen. She never seems to add anything but annoyance, in my mind. Like a strand of celery stuck in your teeth (read that somewhere), you desperately want it to go away, but it just stays and stays and stays and makes you crazy in the interim. But that's just me.

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dieastra
Jan. 10th, 2016 11:48 pm (UTC)
You did. Somewhere down there in the mess we created ;) But at the time you only had read the first part, not sure if you went on after this. I guess it would be easier if I sent you the whole file as one big story instead of hunting for the next chapter (especially since there are not always links to the next one at the end of the previous one)
excentric397
Jan. 10th, 2016 11:59 pm (UTC)
If you already have it as a file, that would be great. I can't even remember if I read all of it or not. I can hunt out the chapters if you don't have a file, I've gotten pretty good at that. Some people's journals are just a mishmash. I wish everyone posted on fanfic.net or A03. Makes things so much easier to find. Even Teaspoon is better than random posts here and there on LJ. Why people don't link their chapters is a mystery, too. I do love fan fic. I was reading something a couple days ago where Jack was telling Ianto how he felt several times, and was upset because Ianto "didn't return the sediment". Proof-reading is a good thing people. Stuff like that cracks me up, but really takes you out of the story, too. There was one where every time the writer meant 'definitely', they wrote 'defiantly'. Every single time, and there were quite a few times. Or 'procine' instead of 'porcelain'. I am a bad person. I know. LOL
dieastra
Jan. 11th, 2016 10:00 pm (UTC)
Haha the sediment one is a good one! Did you see when I posted the picture with the mummy? My brain is also working in a weird way ;) My friend had meant her mom actually. But in the UK it's mummy.

The story was posted on Jackfic.net (which is now Jackfic.org), a page only for Jack-centered stories. Long before fanfic.net or AO3 existed. We had some really good writers there. This one is a very long story so I doubt you read it till the end already. If you had, it certainly would have stuck with you and made you think for days.

I wrote to the author afterwards and she confirmed that she actually was a doctor - that's why the medical stuff felt so good and real in here. I mean, it was aliens that tried to heal him and got it wrong maybe. How helpless would we be if we tried to heal a grey Roswell alien without any knowledge how their bodies work?

Oh, I hate the "defiantly". I also don't understand why Americans insist writing "brought" when they mean "bought". There is no R in the word "buy"!
excentric397
Jan. 11th, 2016 10:08 pm (UTC)
It's amusing, but kind of sad. Sometimes I wonder at the quality of education people get, especially here in the US, where teachers are criminally underpaid. You get what you pay for, and a good teacher has to be really dedicated to want to work for peanuts, so to speak. Priorities are so skewed. Throw a ball and get millions. Teach a child and barely get a living wage. Most teachers I've know have had to work a second job over the summer to make ends meet. It's a disgrace.