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Torchwood Fanfic Authors

I friended a bunch of you whose blogs I read regularly. Hope that's okay. If not, I will unfriend you upon request, or you unfriend me or however it works. I was looking for a way to cut down on time spent checking blogs for updates, and this seemed the easiest answer. I really enjoy reading all the stories and drabbles that you clever people crank out. I have absolutely no ability to write anything for myself, so I rely on all of you to keep Torchwood alive. I am grateful that you do, too. I still haven't gotten over COE Day 4, so it is comforting to read Jack/Ianto fics where it never happened. Even better if Tosh and Owen are still alive and well. I still think that reading some of your highly superior character portrayals and plots are what made RTD deliberately destroy his own characters out of jealousy and spite.

I'd like to make one little observation, if I may. I kind of have an issue with the use of the word 'smirk'. Jack smirks. We know that. But sometimes the word is used when 'smile' would be a better choice. 'Smirk' used in the wrong situation causes an immediate step-back from the story, and I find myself thinking, "Smirk? Why would he be smirking here?" Also, I don't really associate smirking with Ianto that much. Minor complaint, but it does take me out of the story and I find that disappointing.

Again, if I have friended anyone inappropriately, please let me know. Thanks.

Comments

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sunwee
May. 6th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
I think smirk is okay if used right.It is more for a moment of triumph then warmth. You miss out if you let one word throw you off a story. You might not read something that becomes wonder full.

But looking at RTD, I really think it was just a decision on his part to destroy the show. He seems to get bored with things and want to move on. Also part of his plan seems to be to invent something and sell it off to some one else.

And Yes most of the fan fiction writers tend to have a better handle of his characters then the other writers or he himself did.
excentric397
May. 8th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
I keep reading, I just find it distracting. Thanks for commenting.
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