also i love captain jack harkness

With a quiet rumble of tyres, the SUV pulled up beside them. Its black surface reflected the warehouses, the cranes, the wharf, defining the car’s presence only by the way it distorted its surroundings. The driver’s door opened and Ianto stepped out, leaving the engine purring. As usual, he was dressed in a three-piece suit and tie. His shirt was double-cuffed, secured by cufflinks. He even wore a tie pin. Sometimes Toshiko thought that he wasn’t quite real.
‘I hope I’m not too late,’ he said calmly.
‘Ianto, you’re never too late and you’re never too early.’ Jack stood up and looked around. ‘That’s why we love you.‘
— 

Slow Decay by Andy Lane (Torchwood Novels #3)

I adore this description of Ianto. Also, that’s only ONE of the many reasons we love him. Jack too. 

'Only Human' Review

Quick Facts!

  • Written by Gareth Roberts
  • Originally published in 2005
  • 240 pages
  • Features the Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack Harkness

Cavemen.

That’s all. That’s the review. Bye.

No wait come back I’m just kidding. Only Human is about cavemen and Neanderthals and future people hanging out in the distant past and also well-mannered monsters in suits. 

The Doctor, investigating evidence of a dirty time-rip engine (a very dangerous sort of time-travel, apparently) runs across a Neanderthal who’s been warped to the future. The TARDIS crew busts him out of the hospital and attempt to send him back home; unfortunately, they can’t, as he’s been infected by the rip engine and will disintegrate if he attempts time travel. So, the Doctor leaves Jack to ‘babysit’ him while he and Rose zip back to prehistoric times to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Once there they discover a man from the future kinda chilling out and he takes them to a super future-y secret base underground via treelevator. The Doctor is understandably put off by the fact that there are some rather cool cucumbers (literally; they use chemicals to keep themselves happy all the dang time) hanging about where they shouldn’t be. He goes to visit the boss of this going-on and she sets some extraordinarily polite and fashionable baby monsters on them.

Now the Doctor and Rose have to stop this crazy women and negotiate a truce between the Neanderthals and the humans…

This book contains instances of…

  • Jack creating a diversion by stripping buck naked and running around shouting. It works.
  • Rose giving cavepeople manicures.
  • Rose getting married to a caveman in a ceremony involving a fish.
  • Rose getting decaptiated and having her body locked in a closet. (Don’t worry, she’s fine.)
  • The Doctor riding up on a horse like the majestic prince he is.
  • The Doctor undergoing open-heart surgery. (Don’t worry, he’s fine.)
  • The politest monsters I have ever seen, complete with snappy fashion sense.

In conclusion…

4.5/5 stars

This novel was short, cute and funny. The characterizations of the trio were spot-on, especially that of Mr. Snarkypants. I love Nine and Only Human does him justice. It also made my heart stop twice. (See above mentions of body horror.) I also love the cover because it is the only cover I’ve seen that appears to have the Doctor turning into a bunch of colored pencils.

It’s not a stupendously hard read but it is enjoyable! Especially if you like this TARDIS trio.

Simm!Master - a theory

So, @adricapproved (love the username, btw - Qapproved) speculated that Simm!Master’s in the vault.

Which is an idea I absolutely love, mostly because, well, Simm!Master…but also because of how hugely and suspiciously eager the Doctor is to leave it unguarded.

Remember Last of the Time Lords?

OH HAI I won again saved the day yeah that’s me Doctor save-the-day (actually a bit bored now)

OH WAIT my boyfriend’s recovering shit the humans will want to kill him now what do I do…

OH HAI totally random minor character I haven’t met yet (run Master) 

let me make a HUGE FUCKING DEAL out of meeting you (RUN I said MOVE YOUR TINY LEGS)

FUCKING FINALLY I mean how are you Martha’s dad what are your hobbies do you stamp collect or go ferret watching

OH NOES my boyfriend I mean the Master is escaping let me move VERY SLOWLY to catch him (dude is that really as fast as you can run Rass’s ass you need to lay off the jellybabies)

GODDAMMIT JACK

(hey stop touching my boyfriend paws off mr randypants)

That was like the most transparent move EVER…and Twelve being UNUSUALLY eager to pop away in the Tardis for an adventure when he’s supposed to be guarding the vault would totally fit in with that part of him that really wants the Master out there causing trouble just so he can capture him again so he’ll have the comfort of his childhood friend still alive in the universe.

aitmo  asked:

hi :3 do you have an bbc Sherlock recommendations? if you don't then what about some general Holmes fic?

(Have an old rec list from LJ! It’s about time I moved things over anyway. That said, I don’t read in the Sherlock fandom a lot anymore, so these are all fairly old. Hopefully there’s something new to you. ^-^)

Title: 26 Pieces by Lanning
Rating: NC-17
Author’s Summary: Mycroft gives Sherlock the apparently simple task of solving a puzzle box containing a stolen microchip. It isn’t simple.
Notes: This story is chilling, haunting, and manages to be both an incredibly in-depth character study at the same time as it’s a thrilling case-fic. The mutual adoration between John and Sherlock is so real and clear, as are the lengths they’ll go for one another, and they are absolutely in character throughout the whole thing. I worship this story to an unhealthy degree.

Title: A Strange Fear by sirona_gs
Rating: NC-17
Author’s Summary: Sherlock speaks without thinking, and it really hits home for John.
Notes: This story aches. I’ve been in John’s shoes, loving someone who by all rights should never love me back, so this hits right at all of my insecurities and tears me into little pieces, then stitches me back together with a sweet, happy ending.

Title: A Study in Intimacy by doodle_writes
Rating: PG-13
Author’s Summary: People don’t touch Sherlock Holmes, not like they touch other people. Then he meets John Watson.
Notes: Sweet, poignant, and adorable. I love this story for its Sherlock-voice. Moffat once said in an interview that “Sherlock adores John,” and with pieces like this you can really feel it. (And, well, mistletoe fics are always lovely regardless of the season.)

Title: All That I Have by the_arc5
Rating: R
Author’s Summary: In the aftermath of the Great Game, Sherlock finds himself with a new weakness. John is both the cause and the cure.
Notes: Beautiful, touching, and so very real—this is the aftermath of TGG that I wanted to see on the show. And the writing is just beyond compare. Perfect.

Title: Aloha, Dr. Watson by ariadnes_string
Rating: PG
Author’s Summary: At least one of them was calm as fuck.
Notes: I adore crossovers, and this is a great one, mixing pre-canon Sherlock and pre-canon Hawaii 5-0. John is an awesome BAMF doctor, and Steve is so very amusing in his observations. The sequel is equally wonderful, so make sure to catch that one, too, if it’s your kind of thing.

Title: An Ordinary Pocket Watch by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel
Rating: G
Author’s Summary: Most people tend to assume that John Watson is unremarkable and ordinary. Except that he isn’t, not really. Doctor Who crossover.
Notes: My fondness for crossovers runs deep, and this one is brilliant. The premise is so weird I would have never expected it to work, but it does. Oh, lord, it does. (There’s a sequel to this, too, which is just as fabulous as this one.)

Title: The Autumn Moon is Bright by barrowjane
Rating: R
Author’s Summary: John has two secrets he keeps from Sherlock - he manages this, he thinks, only because Sherlock would find the idea that John is attracted to him just as unlikely as the idea of John being a werewolf. He’s not sure what it says about his life, that love and lycanthropy are considered equally impossible events.
Notes: This story is flat-out beautiful. Glorious. Achy and sweet and touching and too much for words. I devoured this in one day the first time I read it, and then immediately went back to reread it. Nothing I can say will ever come close to doing it justice.

Title: Available Evidence by lamardeuse
Rating: R
Author’s Summary: John is the one mystery Sherlock can’t solve.
Notes: Because Sherlock is incredibly hard to get right, and lamardeuse manages it wonderfully. It’s also a lovely fix-it set after TGG, and it made me laugh all the way through.

Title: Bromance Isn’t Dead by cyerus
Rating: PG
Author’s Summary: John and Lestrade are epic bros.
Notes: Cyerus is one of the funniest authors in this fandom, and this story is no exception. I adore it, and have no words to describe how much. Just…read it. You won’t regret it if you do, but you most definitely will if you don’t.

Title: Captain John Watson, Genetics, and Other Crazy Things by cyerus
Rating: R
Author’s Summary: The explanation for John “Three Continents” Watson? Jack Harkness is his father.
Sherlock doesn’t know whether he’s going to die from jealousy or sexual frustration first.
Notes: I put off reading this for a long time, because the premise seemed just a bit too cracky for me. But, hey, it’s cyerus, so it had to be at least a little good. Then I read it and was promptly blown away. It’s hilarious, beautifully written and so funny that I about died. Anyone who has not read this must be strapped to a chair and forced to do so immediately. Fandom classic here, without doubt.

Title: The Detective Series by lotherington
Rating: T overall
Author’s Summary: John Watson was seven years and three months old when he first met His Raggedy Detective. He wasn’t expecting the bright red telephone box to crash land in his back garden in the middle of the night, but then, who ever expected such a silly thing to happen in the first place?
Notes: Reason 1) It’s a Doctor Who crossover. Reason 2) Sherlock and John are beautifully in character. 3) The three stories are angsty and lovely and sweet and fluffy by turns, and twist your heart up into little knots of wonderfulness.

Title: examine every inch by whimsicalimages
Rating: PG-15
Author’s Summary: (none)
Notes: This is based on the red string myth, so if you know what that is, you can probably guess the basic plot of this story. It’s sweet and angsty and beautiful, and the writing is just gorgeous.

Title: Faerie-Touched by blind_author
Rating: PG-13
Author’s Summary: AU. In a world of sorcerers and magic, Sherlock is a Faerie-born and John, lacking any kind of magical talent, often seems a bit out of place. But he has a gift all his own…
Notes: AUs are awesome in general (so creative!), and this one is just splendid. Pretty much anything blind_author writes is more than worth reading, but this is a beautiful foray into world-building. Sherlock and John are vivid and multifaceted and gorgeous, and the emotions packed into this story are breathtaking.

Title: The Hollow Men by ends_of_time
Rating: NC-17
Author’s Summary: What constitutes a life when you’ve just stopped living?
Notes: An eerie, haunting look at life for John after TRF. Beautiful writing, a beautiful portrayal of grief and mourning, and a lovely, heartwarming conclusion.

Title: In Which John is a BAMFy MoFo, OMG! By kantayra_fic
Rating: PG-13
Author’s Summary: John’s BAMFness and Sherlock’s damsel-in-distress act are caught forever on camera. So Scotland Yard can mock. A lot.
Notes: Oh, ooh, this one always makes me giggle until my sides ache. It’s just perfect, and the title alone should convince you to give it a try. Riotous.

Title: In Which John Is A Disney Princess by soera
Rating: PG-13
Author’s Summary: Animals like John. They like him a lot. Lestrade is confused, John is pragmatic, and Sherlock feels like he’s in a Disney movie.
Notes: I adore anything soera writes, but this is especially sweet, funny, and adorable. Another one that should be read by virtue of the title alone.

Title: Kiss the Tin Man by hyacinth_sky747
Rating: NC-17
Author’s Summary: (none)
Noets: This is a gorgeous story about human frailty and human strengths, and Sherlock’s POV is a mix of heartbreaking and endearing. The Wizard of Oz references just make everything better. Mycroft is lovely, too, and John is so very much himself. <3

Title: Let You Kiss Me (So Sweet and So Soft) by out_there
Rating: G
Author’s Summary: The first time Sherlock kisses him, John keeps his eyes open, and so does Sherlock, and mostly, he wonders what Sherlock could possibly be up to. There’ll be some logic to this. Some ridiculous experiment about body warmth or respiratory rates or testing a new way of picking pockets. Sherlock does the unimaginable for bizarre reasons, but behind it, there’s always logic and curiosity. Sometimes, it just takes him a while to explain it to John.
Notes: Sometimes, you just want enough fluff to rot your teeth and/or your brain. This provides, while still managing to have an interesting plot, a bit of angst, and remain incredibly IC. It makes me coo, every time.

Title: Man and Beast by jupiter_ash
Rating: NC-17
Author’s Summary: Written for a prompt. Sherlock is a werewolf who is captured by a facility which wants to experiment on him.  When John is placed into his cage they expect Sherlock to attack him, but instead, he tries to mate with John.
Notes: This fic is hot and flat-out gorgeous. I adore Sherlock’s struggle against his inner beast and John’s cool collectedness in the face of danger. And it’s hot. Did I mention that?

Title: The Perils of Urban Warfare by phantomjam
Rating: PG-13
Author’s Summary: The problems of acclimatising to civilian life a.k.a the travails of John, his therapist and Sherlock.
Notes: When Mycroft diagnoses John as missing the war, it’s easy enough to overlook what that really means. Phantomjam most certainly does not, and gives us a funny, deadpan, sometimes painful, and always gorgeous look at how John moves from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the battlefield of London.

Title: Pseudoscience by Winter_of_our_Discontent
Rating: T
Author’s Summary: The only thing worse than being kidnapped by scientists is being kidnapped by scientists with shoddy methodology. Good thing Sherlock’s got a new friend in the next cell.
Notes: Anyone who knows me knows my adoration of paranormal/supernatural/fantasy AUs. This is one of those, and it’s perfect. Sherlock’s disdain is classic, as is John’s ability to break down his emotional barriers even when they’re separated by actual barriers. And the twist at the end is lovely.

Title: raise it up (shining) by whimsicalimages
Rating: PG-15
Author’s Summary: What if Sherlock has a clockwork heart? What if John has the key? (Paraphrased, forgive me the liberty.)
Notes: Whimsicalimages has a truly incredible imagination, and this story is a perfect showcase of that. It’s amazing beyond words, and so very, very beautiful.

Title: Resign Yourself to Me; Or, a Very Short Engagement by lei_chi_sogna
Rating: PG-13
Author’s Summary: A fanciful accounting of how Sherlock Holmes (The World’s Foremost Consulting Detective) and John H. Watson (M.D., ex-RAMC, and best friend of the former) came to be affianced and, in fairly short order, married.
Notes: This should, very much, be crack. It manages not to be, mostly because the reasoning is all so very, very much something Sherlock would come up with, and John would grumble about and protest but eventually go along with. Funny, sweet, silly, and very well-written; what more is needed?

Title: The Science of Forward Momentum by thisprettywren
Rating: PG-13
Author’s Summary: Sherlock understands the impossibility of second chances.
Notes: This story is absolutely agonizing, painful in a beautiful, glorious way. Sherlock is so very human, so desperate that it’s bordering on madness, and the writing is perfect and gritty and makes me feel all over. Just…yum.

Title: Shadows on the Wall by AraSigyrn
Rating: T
Author’s Summary: John came back from Afghanistan psychic.
Notes: I am an utter fool in the face of pretty language, and this has some of the prettiest I’ve encountered. And the premise, setup, plot, execution—they’re all gorgeous. John is by turns heartbreaking and thrilling and so very, very much the slightly broken army doctor of canon, just…with a little more. Read it. Now. You’ll be glad you did.

Title: Spaces Between by aubkae
Rating: R
Author’s Summary: John watches Sherlock wander through the flat staring at everything like it’s all new, touching random objects as if they can tell him something he doesn’t already know. Their eyes meet. They look away.
Notes: I adore this story. It’s an absolutely haunting reaction to TRF and the idea of Sherlock leaving for years to dismantle Moriarty’s web. Whatever TPTB come up with, I don’t think it will never be able to top fandom’s response/solutions, and this is one of the best.

Title: Their Whole Life Through by eight_demands
Rating: G
Author’s Summary: If his patient thought he was the first person to ever try to intimidate John Watson, he was sadly mistaken. John sometimes considered, in his own head, the subtitle of his Afghanistan years to be “Arseholes with Guns who Love to Yell.” If anything, being verbally abused by a haughty git who was bleeding all over him brought back a rush of warm nostalgia.
Notes: This is a ridiculously funny and plausible AU of their first meeting, and I giggle every time I reread it. John is my favorite character, and he’s so beautifully IC here, dry and wry and brilliant in a quiet way, while Sherlock is loud and dramatic and perfect.

Title: they tell me their secrets (will you tell me yours too) by etothepii
Rating: PG-13
Author’s Summary: In Afghanistan, the supplies tell him when they’re running low, and the cars always, always tell him when strangers have touched them, and John gets known as having a knack (paranoia, his men call it, but he’s never missed a single car bomb) for keeping his men safe.
Notes: Absolutely everything by etothepii is incredible reading, but this is one of my personal favorites. The concept is amazing, and the execution is beyond words.

Title: This Cycle of Revenge is Not Going the Way I Planned It by azriona
Rating: T
Author’s Summary: Someone is killing off Moriarty’s associates before Sherlock can get to them. Sherlock is Not Amused. Vaguely cracky.
Notes: John is a canon!BAMF, at least imho. And this…oh, god, I nearly laughed myself sick reading this. It’s funny, witty, cracky, and still manages to feel both IC and plausible.

Title: Time in Lieu Of by squidwhisk
Rating: NC-17
Author’s Summary: John Watson has three siblings, not one…and together they are the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Notes: Crack!fic of epic proportions, everyone, and so delicious that not reading it should be a crime. There’s a sequel, too, if you’re craving more cracky goodness. And…idk, John Watson as Death just appeals to me on such a visceral level I don’t have words to describe it. :P

Title: Tremors by medialane
Rating: PG-13
Author’s Summary: For the prompt: “John is an Avatar-style Earthbender, he was born this way and has no idea why he is this way. Harry can know, but he’s been hiding all his life from everyone else.”
Notes: This story was another I nearly skipped because it just sounded too weird. And, as with the others, I’m glad I didn’t, because it’s wonderful. So, even if you’re doubtful, just try it. It isn’t nearly as crackish as the prompt suggests, and everyone is marvelously IC.

Title: Untitled Forensics John Fic(s) by stickstockstone
Rating: PG
Author’s Summary: An AU meeting between John (who is the new head of forensics) and Sherlock (…who is Sherlock).
Notes: Sherlock here is adorably huffy, totally IC, and absolutely ridiculous. He’s a smartass, John is an exasperated and BAMFy forensic scientist, and the coat gets—*le gasp*—insulted. It’s hilarious, not crack, and an adorable series. (Make sure to read the sequel, The Inconsequential Death of Mr. Stevens, which is even better.)

Title: The Velveteen Doctor by lantean_drift
Rating: R
Author’s Summary: A series of events that show John just how real he has become to Sherlock – like a bright, brilliant flash of colour in an otherwise greyscale world.
Notes: My soft spot for any story that uses The Velveteen Rabbit is bottomless. This one is good enough read again and again, and perfect in every way that I can think of. I flat-out adore it.

Title: We Go Anywhere But To The Ground by geordielover
Rating: R
Author’s Summary: Every second that ticks by is a reminder of the deafening quiet Sherlock has left behind. John feels his soul slip out of his fingertips, inch by inch, with every passing day.
At some point, he stops trying to hold on.
Notes: I’ve got a bit of a thing about suicide, so I avoided this fic for a long time. It was very stupid of me. Geordielover deals with a very (for me) uncomfortable subject so deftly and beautifully, and John’s pain is so real and agonizing, and breaks my heart every time I read it. Just…it’s lovely.

Title: What Meets the Eye by worldaccordingtofangirls
Rating: R
Author’s Summary: Amnesia is just another case to solve. Piece together unfamiliar faces, reconstruct the old identity, the lost reality. A challenge that Sherlock could even enjoy. He can read people like books. The man with the silver hair is his boss. The tottering old woman, his landlady. The girl with the worried look in her eyes…infatuated. And as for John Watson? His husband. Obviously.
Notes: Ah, this one just tears me apart with all the feels. The premise is so very Sherlock, and he’s beautifully in character. No words can describe the dreamy beauty of this fic, so you’ll just have to read it for yourself and find out.  

Title: When the War Fires Fade by snowdarkred
Rating: PG-13
Author’s Summary: The Wars turned the world on its head, and in that unrivaled chaos, John Watson was born with a rare gift. Sherlock, naturally, was born with an even rarer one. Years after the Wars end and the Others return to their dark lairs, two men are introduced by a well-meaning mutual acquaintance. And their world is upturned yet again.
Notes: Sunshine is a wonderful book, one of the few modern vampire stories I can read without rolling my eyes every twenty words or so, but I would have never imagined an AU based off of it. Snowdarkred pulls it off admirably, and the result is something I want to read over and over again.

It’s weird. It’s just different… It’s not men. It’s just him. It’s only him… And I don’t even know what it is really, so I’m not broadcasting it.
—  Ianto Jones [about Captain Jack Harkness] (Torchwood: Children of Earth - Day One)

**Also relevant as my head canon for every one of my ships hence the tags so sorry not sorry read learn enjoy thank you goodbye**
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Okay, so we know that Twelve knows there is connection between his face and saving Caecilius and family from Volcano Day, but what about the other person in much more contemporary times who ALSO had his face? The one he doesn’t know about – and unlike Caecilius couldn’t have any memory of – since the Doctor never met John Frobisher?

(Although logically, Twelve shouldn’t have had to meet Frobisher for the resemblance to have been brought up by now. You know, considering Frobisher moved at the highest levels of government for decades and was also a government liaison with UNIT where the Doctor isn’t exactly unknown. Mind you, Twelve does look a bit different with the loss of the non-confrontational specs and the addition of ALL THE HAIR.)

But leaving that aside and all the hundreds of other people who must have known Frobisher by sight, I suspect if the Twelve-Poor Doomed Frobisher Who Was Doomed connection *is* ever brought up it will be because the Doctor meets one of the people seen here i.e. Gwen Cooper, Bridget Spears who was Frobisher’s loyal assistant and also completely in love with him, and/or Captain Jack.

Actually, I would kind of love it if it were Bridget, but I would definitely settle for it being Captain Jack

if only for the possibility of EVEN MORE emotionally fraught Dramatic! Staring!

6

- If you’re the best England’s got to offer, then God help you.
- I’m Welsh.

karen-dulay said: I love you and would like to invite you go on please?

Oh gosh okay I’m assuming you mean about Tosh and Owen and Jack?

First off I love how gentle and careful Jack is with Tosh. He always reads when she’s uncomfortable in social situations and shows up to rescue her and she just looks at him like he’s made of starlight. Considering what he saved her from when he recruited her it’s not hard to see why. Jack just really loves Tosh and takes care of her and enables her to be as amazing as she is and it’s wonderful because Tosh deserves all the good things in life. Plus she can’t see her family in Japan so in a way Jack is all she has.

And then there’s Owen, who’s like this prodigal son who screws up over and over but Jack just can’t let him go. He can’t take care of Owen like he takes care of Tosh because Owen always fights him, but at the end of the day no matter how furious they get with each other, Owen can’t help but want forgiveness and Jack can’t help but forgive him, even when Owen doesn’t deserve it. I fully believe that in Captain Jack Harkness he was just as desperate to save Jack from the rift as he was to save Diane, because he needs his captain.

It’s also implied Owen barely knew his father and his mother was an alcoholic that kicked him out at 16, so I just feel like it’s so important that he has a father figure in Jack who loves him unconditionally and refuses to give up on him. The one time he does, in End of Days, it nearly breaks Owen.

But then Jack forgives him and ugh. My little heart. Just look at these idiots okay.

Like literally how am I supposed to deal with these two they just love each other so much in such an irritated way and it makes me so happy.

This was gonna be a coherent analysis and then I dissolved into a puddle of Torchwood family feels sorry

silabor  asked:

Why do you dislike moffat?

Thank you so much for asking instead of sending me hate for my opinons. That’s very kind of you. 

I’m going to focus on Moffat’s writing in DW, as that is the most I know and ifnd the biggest problem with.

Now I’m going to put a disclaimer before I get hounded that yes, RTD’s Doctor Who was problematic as well. However, I preferred it and think RTD’s dw did much better with representation of women, poc, and lgbtqia+. 

That being said, let’s start from the very beginning (a very good place to start): Moffat’s episodes of DW in the RTD era. 

  • The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances = I must admit, I do care for these episodes a great deal. I’d say it’s my favorite Moffat episode. They’re interesting and cute and introduce Captain Jack Harkness. Overall, they’re very good. The only problem I truly have is the characterization of Rose in these episodes. Rose Tyler is brave, adventurous and compassionate. She shows compassion when she talks to Nancy about how it’s not the end of the world (No Nancy, Rose saw the end of the world 8 episodes ago). However, her purpose is really diminished to being a love interest/ damsel in distress- to the Doctor and Captain Jack. This episode also introduces the highly coveted phrase “Just his once…everybody lives!” which is powerful coming from the first regeneration after the Time War. However, it sets up Moffat’s future avoidance of consequences.
  • The Girl in the Fireplace- This episode, however, I’m very critical of. It is misogynistic, confusing and extremely out-of character on all accounts. First of all, it introduces Madame de Pompadour, who was an incredible historical figure, but it doesn’t mention her achievements. It really only ties her to two men: King Louis XV and The Doctor. Rose is once again placed as a damsel in distress/ love interest, and is wildly ignored by the Doctor. The Doctor leaves her repeatedly, once being permanently. This is the episode directly after the following quote was stated:

ROSE:  You just leave us behind. Is that what you’re going to do to me? 
DOCTOR: No. Not to you. 

Uh, okay, Doctor. Just leave her the very next episode. And when you’re back, hardly realize she’s there. The entire Doctor/ Rose dynamic contrasts hugely with the rest of the season. When the next episode begins with the Doctor and Rose laughing on the couch in the TARDIS console room, it almost gives a person whiplash, like “Oh, so we’re back to them being in love. Was that put on pause or-?" 

Another problem is the ever-quoted line of Madame de Pompadour’s when she says to Rose "One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.” It’s said with an air of triumph and finality, and it silences Rose. “You and I both know, Rose, the Doctor is worth the monsters.”

NO NO NO NO

THAT IS NOT ROSE TYLER AT ALL

ROSE DIDN’T TRAVEL WITH THE DOCTOR FOR HIM OR BECAUSE SHE TOLERATED THE ADVENTURES FOR HIM. SHE IS ADVENTUROUS, AND SHE TRAVELS FOR THE MONSTERS. As she says in The Parting of the Ways “You take a stand, you say no!” She traveled to help people, to see the universe, and to have the courage to stop wrongdoings. The Doctor was a bonus.

  • Blink- This episode is pretty good. I only have two issues with it. First of all, romanticized stalking? Kathy Nightingale is sent back to 1920, and the man she first meets she marries. The following dialogue is shown: “Are you following me?” “Yeah, I am.” “Are you going to stop following me?” “No.” Yeah, that’s kinda creepy.Anyway, my second issue is with this is not with the episode itself. It’s that later on, the established lore about weeping angels is trashed.Suddenly, something not made of stone can be an angel for dramatic effect (Statue of Liberty), the angels move when people are looking at them, or don’t move when people look away. or they grab people but don’t zap them back (River’s wrist in The Angels Take Manhatten and Clara’s ankle in The TIme of the Doctor). 
  • Silence in the Library/ The Forest of the Dead - I don’t acutally have something to say here. I don’t like that Miss Evangelista had the dichotomy of brains or beauty- they aren’t mutually exclusive. Making her ugly when in the simulation was unnecessary. On top of that, The Doctor shoved River Song on a shelf. She isn’t dead. She is stuck in a virtual reality, and that’s just wrong to me. It’s also a bit insulting to suggest her soul was held in that little device before he uploaded it.

Now onto when Moffat took over the show in series 5 up until the present (and going). Here’s where is becomes a big bag of wibbly wobbly nonsensical-wensical plot holes and misogyny.

  • Continuity errors/nonsensical things (I’m just going to list them):
  1. Eleven not having any regeneration energy until “The Time of the Doctor”- Wasn’t his death kinda the whole point of season 6? DIdn’t River give him her regeneration energy? Also, if he had no regerations left, how did he start to regenerate by Lake Silencio? How did he heal River’s wrist with regeneration energy in The Angels Take Manhatten (even if he had regeneration energy at that point, how was he able to just summon it and heal a person? That’s never been able to happen before.)
  2. Ten’s Sonic screwdriver was destroyed in “Smith and Jones.” It was also destroyed when he regenerated. Eleven’s sonic is completely different (also, didn’t he acquire the sonic? How was the TARDIS able to make one?) from Ten’s. So, how did the calculations transfer in “The Day of the Doctor”?
  3. “If they return they’ll come in peace” “If you love him”(said of the TIme Lords in The Time of the Doctor). THE TIME LORDS ARE NOT PEACEFUL AND THEY DO NOT LOVE THE DOCTOR. He fought with them. He was that weirdo renegade. The Time Lords were “just as bad as the Daleks” in the end. They were trying to destroy all of time.
  4.  The Day of the Doctor vs. The End of Time. The Day of the Doctor completely erases The End of Time. Yes, we already knew Gallifrey was in a bubble/pocket universe of sorts in “The End of Time” but the time lords were trying to destroy the entire universe.The time lock was also meant to stay.
  5. The Doctor is suddenly so against genocide when he engineered the human race to assault the Silence on sight. Double standard.
  6. If something becomes fixed in time because they read it, then woudn’t the genocide of the time lords be a fixed point, considering Clara read the book on the Time War in Journey to the Center of the TARDIS? (or just the fact that the book exists??? Also, why would River write the story of her parents int he Melody Melone book? She could have not written the book and they’d be fine.
  7. IF the image of an angel becomes an angel, then wouldn’t the statue of liberty angels be EVERYWHERE since it’s a huge landmark?
  8. Why would the Silence be made to be priests for confessionals? I’m not catholic, so correct me if I’m wrong, but why would a person want to forget that they confessed/what they confessed?

There are more, but that’s all I will say for now.

  • Misogyny
  1. Eleven is a Doctor of sexual assault- of Jenny, Rory, Tasha Lem, and Clara. The first three he grabs and kisses without consent, and it’s made into a joke. When Tasha Lem protests with “Kiss me when I ask you!” the Doctor says “You better ask nicely.” Way to make a joke out of actual issues of consent, Moffat. It’s also worthy to note that Rory and Jenny are married. What’s truly worrying is the young boys who watch this and idolize the Doctor. 
  2. When Rory gets distracted when looking up Amy’s skirt, the Doctor tells Amy to dress better, not that Rory did anything wrong. That’s disgusting objectification.
  3. The Doctor didn’t let Amy be in charge of her body. in season 6 he didn’t tell her his suspicions that she was a doppleganger or that she was pregnant. Why tell a woman facts of her bodily autonomy? It was all used for a ~plot twist.~ Overall, season 6 reduced Amy to being a uterus: she had a child, she was a damsel in distress, and from there it’s about the child. And Moffat doesn’t even give her the depth to keep that child, or to show the emotional repercussions of how traumatizing the situation must have been. When the trauma is finally brought to the light in Asylum of the Daleks, it’s all about Rory and how what happened to her hurt him.
  4. River Song is left in jail to rot unless the Doctor needs her. She breaks her own wrist to convenience him because it would make him unhappy.Her whole story is all over the place and nonsensical to me. I know this is harsh, but in my own experience, I always felt really indifferent to both Amy and River. I tried to like them, I really did. But I just couldn’t.

Once again, there is more, but this is all that comes to mind.

And I feel like this deserves it’s own category- 

  • “Gallifrey Falls No More” - While there is a lot of potential with having other time lords in the picture, this was just cheap, in my opinion. It reduces and cheapens the emotional weight of the past seven seasons, and all the pain the Doctor went through. The Ninth Doctor’s redemption arc and finding love/healing, was all for nothing. The Tenth Doctor’s pain, stoicism, and later insanity that led him to become the Time Lord Victorious - nothing. Eleven’s quiet burning and fury- oh, silly Doctor, he just forgot! It takes away the emotional weight, and makes it a joke on the Doctor’s memory, because Gallifrey is still okay! On top of that, it changes the Doctor’s character, from Fell-Fotch Blon Slitheen saying in “Boom Town” that “only a murderer would know such things” to Nine and so many other occurrences where we know he’s “like fire and ice and rage”, it is minimalized into an attribution error. The Doctor isn’t suddenly capable of such things. Additionally, as previously stated, the Time Lords were not gentle. They were not kind or a wholesome people. They were not victims in the TIme War. As Cas said in “The Night of the Doctor”, they were just as bad as the Daleks, to the point where she would rather die than be saved by a Time Lord. The Time Lords, like Rasilon, were ruthless and wanted to unravel the entire universe. Oh, but think of the children!

Where are the consequences? Where are the sacrifices? Where is the grief? Everybody lives, indeed, and when they don’t, it’s a soft and comfortable death - like Amy and Rory’s in The Angels Take Manhattan. 

Anyway, thanks for asking. I’m sorry this got away from me. Feel free to disagree, these are just the things that have bothered me and made me enjoy the show so much less than I would want to.  Also, people have stated the above complaints so much better than I, and even more things, but it’s all that came to mind.

Okay but I love Captain Jack Harkness because he’s immortal and lived through so many deaths and that makes him hard yet he’d still young and alive . This is a man who has killed many ( including his own grandson) who is full of rage and extremely defensive of those he loves . Jack can be cold , if only to protect his team . He knows how to torture someone , a past con -man , He’s a dark character but on the flip side of that , he’s kind . He flirts and jokes around and loves deeply. He still cares and sometimes that’s what kills him. He’s in this middle ground of being ancient and unfeeling and being a young ( looking ) man who loves life and people . There’s this gray ( sorry ) area around Jack that makes him so interesting , how he can still feel and make us trust him while also being cold and extremely harsh at times. The Jack we see in Torchwood offers more angles on his character than DW does and I find it exciting and terrifying . He’s the boss.

Jack was slumped down in his office chair, his back to Ianto, exactly as he’d left him the previous night. Maybe he’d fallen asleep working there. With his head on his chest, the back of Jack’s neck showed above his blue shirt collar. His greatcoat was neatly folded on top of a table beside a towering pile of pamphlets, printouts, scuffed old books, and a few leathery old apples. Jack’s RAF cap still hung from a makeshift wall hook, its gold oak leaf motif faintly catching the lamp’s light. Ianto had once made the mistake of asking if the hat was fancy dress, and Jack had teased him for a whole week about men in uniform. He’d eventually let Ianto try it on (further gentle mockery), but explained with what sounded like considerable pride that he’d had it custom made by Tranter the Hatter in Jermyn Street, St. James. It had been no more than a moment’s Googling for Ianto to discover that this was more teasing – Tranter’s had never reopened after a V1 had razed the business to the ground in 1944.
— 

Another Life by Peter Anghelides (Torchwood Novels #1)

Of course Ianto has a thing for men in uniform. ;)

Also I love Ianto’s gentle curiosity, and Jack’s sweet moment of having Ianto try on his prized hat (I wish we could see that scene!)

9

“He cheats. He always cheats.”

“You coming back in?”

“Yea.”

Ianto is caught in the middle of this and you can see how uncomfortable it makes him. Because although he may think Jack is being unreasonable. He’s not going to side with Gwen. His loyalty is to Jack. So regardless of whether or not they were going to finish shagging in that room, which they were Jack took his shirt off again, Ianto still would have went with him anyway. He loves Jack and will always back him up. Even if he’s being a dick.

Also can I just ask. What is naked hide and seek and how do I get invited to a game?

8

Things that went down yesterday at ECCC. At one point while I was waiting in line for Alex’s autograph this happened: Alex stands on her table yelling across the room to John in her gorgeous accent “John! John Barrowman!”, John stands on his table, then the two of them wave bananas seductively at each other, john peeling his seductively, Alex laughing hysterically.
Also what they say about John being just like Jack Harkness… It’s true.
Me getting my picture taken with them: “Hello, my darlings! So lovely to see you both again.”
Alex: “Oh, hello there, darling.”
John: *wraps an arm around my waist* “Ooh, hello there.” *click goes the camera* “By Jack.” *grabs my suspenders as I walk away and gives them a snap, a smirk on his face*