fajrdrako: (Doctor and Rose)


Every day when I walk to (or from) work, I see someone remarkable... I think I will designate a 'person of the day'.

Monday, it was six people - soldiers doing early-morning manoeuvres, I imagine. I said "Good morning," to them and one replied in kind. They looked a little strained. How far had they been hiking? I took considerable satisfaction in the fact that my back pack was almost as big as theirs.

Tuesday, it was the little boy on the bicycle. He was maybe three years old - four, tops. His bicycle was so little it barely reached my knee. His father was cycling slowly behind him, so the kid set the pace. He was manfully pedalling, slow but steady, not wobbling at all. Go, kid!

Today my Person of the Day was on a skateboard, just whizzing onto the Hurdman foot bridge as I was getting off. A youngish man. He had long blond hair. He wore a black hat, black jacket, black narrow-leg jeans, and black shoes, with neon orange shoelaces and a Hawaiian shirt (glimpsed under the jacket) in bright green, orange, and black. He could have been a Halloween poster, or a comic book character.

Yesterday as I walked home - only a few blocks from my place - someone spoke to me, beyond the customary "hello" one might use with strangers. He asked if the Torchwood patch on my back pack was a reference to Doctor Who. I admitted that it was. I said I was actually an alien in disguise. He replied that my Meat Suit was very good. We chatted about the show a bit - he said he's only watched from the Chrisopher Eccleston shows to the first Matt Smith series, but it's clear he's hooked.

Ahh, fandom. I love the way fans pop up here, there, and everywhere.

fajrdrako: ([Doctor Who] - Jack/Rose)
Title: Lavender and Rose
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Gwen Cooper/Captain Jack Harkness, Jack/Others
Rating: G
Form: Drabble (100 words)
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Cross-posted to my Dreamwidth account, my Livejournal account, The Torchwood 100, and my fanfic journal.

Lavender and Rose )

fajrdrako: ([Captain Jack Harkness])


So: John Barrowman has a new show. Seems Torchwood has been not so much cancelled as shelved.... Well, not surprisingly, especially now that Russell T Davies has done his thing and gone away. Unless a producer who cares comes along, and that might happen, there's unlikely to be more - and it seems the producers don't want to give us the Torchwood that fans want, anyway.

Which is a pity.

That being said... Gilded Lilys might be fun. I heartily approve of trend to family sagas set in interesting historical periods.

fajrdrako: ([Torchwood] - 02)


Title: Temptation
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Captain Jack Harkness
Rating: G
Form: Drabble (100 words)
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: For the Torchwood 100 challenge 'Piece of Cake'. Cross-posted to my Dreamwidth account, my Livejournal account, The Torchwood 100, and my fanfic journal.

Temptation )
fajrdrako: ([Captain Jack Harkness])


So Russell T Davies is back in England working on a kid's show. And of course John Barrowman and Eve Myles want to do another Torchwood - but I'd not longer want to see Torchwood written by Russell T Davies, who likes to torture Captain Jack way too much.

Maybe if Stephen Moffat wrote it...

fajrdrako: ([Captain Jack Harkness])


A few weeks ago friend gave me two new white plastic spice racks, rather like this, with unlabelled empty jars. I was wanting to label and fill the bottles, but I wanted to find pre-made labels. Not that I couldn't make serviceable labels, and I've done so before, but I have seen very nice labels in the stores - it would be easier and more aesthetic to get them.

So I've been looking in the stores. Some, like the Bulk Barn, used to sell such a thing, but don't any more. Staples just has the label paper to make it yourself. I tried about a dozen places. And it occurred to me that J.D. Adams on Bank Street might have them. I love that store - kitchenwares of every variety, teapots, cups and saucers, storage jars, aprons - all sorts of wonderful domestic items. Christmas decorations, too.

And they had the labels. Not only did they have the labels, they had choice: plastic horizonal framed spice names, circular spice names for the tops of the bottles. Or I could buy (at something like twice the price and less quantity) coloured, fancy labels. They were nice, but I really don't have a coloured, fancy sort of kitchen. I got the plastic labels, and labelled all my spices today.

As I was leaving the store, the woman who had sold me the labels noticed my backpack. "You have a Torchwood Institute backpack!" she said. "Did you sew the name on, or did it come with it?"

"I sewed it on," I said.

"I love Torchwood," she confessed.

"So do I," I said.

"Mostly I love Captain Jack," she said.

"So do I," I answered. She may or may not be my soulmate, but she sure has good taste in TV heroes.



"
fajrdrako: ([TW] - Ianto)




Title: First Refusal
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Jack/Ianto
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Cross-posted to my Dreamwidth account, my lj, and to my fanfiction journal.

First Refusal )

Patience

Nov. 15th, 2011 11:07 pm
fajrdrako: ([Captain Jack Harkness])




Title: Patience
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Captain Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of BBC.

Patience )

fajrdrako: ([Coffee])




Watched Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes 2 and three this evening with [livejournal.com profile] maaseru and Pim. Enjoyed it. Though I was too busy to see episode 2 last week, I think I was also wary of watching it for fear of what will happen. In some ways, my fears have been laid to rest, and in others, not. There's an awful lot of Jack suffering. I don't like that; all that hurt without the comfort for counterbalance is hard on my nerves.

Specific comments... )

fajrdrako: ([Torchwood] - Captain Jack)




After the depressing storyline of Torchwood: Children of Earth, I felt a certain trepidation about this one. Of course I want more Torchwood, but it could be a case of "beware what you wish for..." And a changeover to an American setting and storyline? It seldom bodes well when any show crosses the Atlantic.

Still: Russell T Davies. I have infinite faith in his writing skills, if not his judgement.

My reactions: a cautious thumbs up.

I was not... )

fajrdrako: ([TW] - Ianto)




Title: Lists, Practical and Private
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Jack/IantoChallenge: tw100, challenge: lists
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, no claims, all property of the BBC.
Notes: Cross-posted to my Dreamwidth account, my lj, tw100, and to my fanfiction journal.

Lists, Practical and Private )

fajrdrako: ([Dance])

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I was just saying that I thought Steven Moffat would not bring Captain Jack back to Doctor Who, that he'd abandoned the character to Russel T Davies for Torchwood, and no sooner did I say that than Moffat gave an interview saying I'm wrong: Steven Moffat wants John Barrowman back on Doctor Who.

A headline that should give me hope. But you know what? I don't believe him.

For one thing, he's had two seasons to bring Jack back, or even mention him, and there's been nothing. So now Torchwood series 4 is being filmed he can't bring Jack back because John Barrowman is busy? Rubbish. This series of Torchwood isn't timed to go on forever. Barrowman has already said he would be on Doctor Who at any opportunity. If Moffat is waiting for Barrowman to be idle and free, well then, we've got till hell freezes over, because John Barrowman is always busy. And he'd be only too happy to have Doctor Who making him just a little bit more busy.

If Captain Jack was back on the show and Eleven was nice to him (interpret that how you will), I think my love of the show would be revived, and I'd be much happier with Matt Smith. A kiss? Can I have another Captain/Doctor kiss? Is that asking too much? Yes, of course it is. But it's what I want. Or even just a friendly familiarity between them that would allow such thing.

I thought the rest of the article belied the headline. Sure, Moffat is vaguely and theoretical willing to have anyone back from the Doctor's past, including Jack, but he hasn't showed himself particularly inclined to build on the RTD background or characters so far. He doesn't sound enthusiastic about it. He has already been quoted as saying he has ideas of his own to pursue. So he's pursuing them.

No, this really doesn't raise my hopes. But it does reopen a possibility.

fajrdrako: (Default)




An interview with John Barrowman about Torchwood. And another with Julie Garner. They're so excited by their big budget and their fancy stunts that I am even more worried. I don't care about stunts. They were doing fine with a small budget. I want quality stories. I am relieve that both mention humour because everything Russell T Davies said made me expect something horribly grim and depressing.

Interesting how angry and negative all the comments are so far. I must admit, when Barrowman said "the audience will get exactly what they want," I thought, "I don't think that means bringing Tosh back." I do like the implication that we'll have a flirty Jack; though I don't suppose that makes the Ianto fans happy. On the other hand, the Ianto fans probably won't be watching.

I also imagine there'll be nothing at all about Jack's connection with the Doctor. But I like the notion of world domination.

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