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Torchwood

 I watched it.

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wendymr
Jul. 11th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
I sympathise. I'm still mostly numb.
adaliafic
Jul. 11th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
I was numb for about five seconds after Frobisher's final scene. After that I was just... sick.
bluerune1313
Jul. 11th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
I am in the same state. Please save us with non-cannon fan fic.
adaliafic
Jul. 11th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
I want to. Oh, how I want to! But all I've managed so far are some depressingly dark drabbles. :-\

Meanwhile, some other folks have come up with fics already. Try Damaged Goods by dark_aegis, The Seventh Circle of Hell by wendymr, and Oblivion by sensiblecat. I haven't read them yet, myself, but they're all great authors and I'm looking forward to reading 'em.
bluerune1313
Jul. 11th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I've come across Wendymr before but not the other two :) I shall explore them now
sea_haven
Jul. 12th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, I just spent the past 4 hours watching all 5 episodes.


My mum came in and asked why I was sobbing my eyes out.


adaliafic
Jul. 12th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Awww! I watched the fifth one on my laptop (with headphones) while sitting in a shared hotel room. My folks kept giving me funny looks because I was staring in shock at the screen.
musicwmnvla
Jul. 12th, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it. Sorry to hear you're feeling sick. Feel better! *hugs*
adaliafic
Jul. 12th, 2009 08:07 am (UTC)
I think you missed the point, but that's okay... this isn't your fandom.

I was sick because I watched it. These are not the Torchwood episodes I will recommend to you if you ever show an interest in the show. (The first two seasons are pretty good and well worth watching if you're interested.) But...

SPOILER WARNING FOR ANYONE READING THIS WHO CARES!

... the miniseries that just finished on Friday was downright sick. Just horrifying. The head writer, who has a habit of outraging the fans in various ways, decided that he would kill off a beloved main character, torture another beloved main character both physically and emotionally until he was about as broken as a man can be, then have that man broken further by forcing him to sacrifice his own grandchild to save the world.

Not to mention having a secondary character murder his two children and his wife before committing suicide all for good reason... until it turned out in the end to have been unnecessary, plus showcasing the absolute worst one can imagine from humanity in the form of governments planning to sacrifice 10% of the world's children (the "worst" 10%, of course) and trying to cover it up afterwards.

Just... some really terrible stuff. We expect dark things from Torchwood, because that's what the show is pretty much for. And this miniseries was really well written, acted, and produced. But what no one can figure out is why in hell the writer decided to tell that story.

So, yeah. Most of this fandom, myself included, is currently going through varying stages of shock, horror, and grief over this. It's epic.

But don't mind me, I'm just a hopeless fangirl. It's also 1am here, and 4am where you are. What are you doing up? :-P
musicwmnvla
Jul. 12th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
I got the idea that some not-so-happy things happened when I actually bothered to read other comment threads but there was no way in hell I'd've ever thought it could be that horrible. Damn, any one of those occurrences would make a good "horrible shit is happening, be sickened by the darker side of humanity" story. This head writer put all of them in one miniseries?! I didn't even see the thing and now I feel sick too!

*hugs to the entire fandom*

...

*runs screaming in the opposite direction*
adaliafic
Jul. 12th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
::accepts and returns your hug on behalf of fandom::

The silver lining in this otherwise very dark cloud is the fanfic that's coming out of it. Several awesome writers have done reaction stories that help ease the aftermath, or even fix-it stories that re-write the worst of it.

Meanwhile... I'm off to switch hotels in about an hour. Tonight's the welcome reception thingie for the orientation. Hopefully I'll have a good Internet connection there and will get to spend my free time online. :-)
nightrider101
Jul. 19th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

I know exactly how you feel.

I watched it just about covers it...if you can get past the overall horror of the whole thing.

Are you still away? If you are, I wish you safe travels!
adaliafic
Aug. 5th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
Hi! I was back in NJ by the time you left this comment, I think, but I was MIA from the Internet for a while. There was RL nonsense with my scholarship that was nearly disastrous, but turns out to have been not such a big issue after all. ::sighs in relief::

Meanwhile... somebody gave me more paid-account time on LJ while I wasn't looking! ::gives you a huge, twirly Ten!hug:: Thank you so much! :-D
nightrider101
Aug. 6th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
That's great about your scholarship! I'm really glad it all worked out in the end. :)

Meanwhile... somebody gave me more paid-account time on LJ while I wasn't looking!

Happy late birthday, hun!
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