, now I see why you talked lordofthechaos
' ear off on the way over last night.)
What I'm really interested in (besides sticking my fingers in my ears and going "la la la where is the happy written-pre-CoE fic?") is the political fallout all over the world. I can't imagine there not being a great many revolutions or sharp political swings in the aftermath of all that. Yikes.
Excellent meta here
, and I very much agree with the analogy (seen elsewhere) that Torchwood is the Angel to Doctor Who's BtVS.
In another fandom -- Star Trek: Reboot -- I've never enjoyed the fanfiction trope that Winona Kirk is a self-absorbed Bad Mother for leaving Jim to be raised by a stepfather who he doesn't get along with (which of course in fanfic turns into a series of stepfathers, because of course any woman who would ABANDON her child is a HOOR). (And there's fanfic trope number two which irritates me: Frank the criminally abusive stepfather -- all we've got canonically is him threatening to tan Jim's hide for stealing the antique car, which is not a horribly inappropriate reaction, IMO.) So I'm rather pleased to have come up with a good TOS canon-based reason for her to rely on an imperfect Earth-based parent: Tarsus IV.
What if Winona tried raising Jim alongside her career as a Starfleet officer, until being posted to Tarsus IV and surviving Kodos' massacre? That'd be pretty good incentive for sending him back to Earth, and it'd add even more fuel to Jim's authority issues and acting-out-at-Frank-because-Frank-isn't-h
is-mom issues. I'm not sure if the dates work out perfectly, but that's my prize little piece of personal canon.
So how's that for content for not being around for six months or whatever? Here, have some music:
Excellent country artist Ryan Bingham. Deliciously worn & scratchy voice for being all of twenty-odd, and good mix of song-types: foot-stomping & hand-clapping rhythmic guitar - Bread & Water
; "lonely cowboy" - Don't Wait for Me
; world weary & wise old-timer Hard Times
And for those of you who like Things Wot Smell Nice, online retailer JoJoelle
is having a big sale to clear out their stock for the summer.
Oh, Torchwood. I can only deal with one show (SPN) that drives me to drink, thanks. I had to text Carmen (off at some baby shower) "when you come home and I'm drunk, this is why: *traumatic spoiler*" (