Jul. 2nd, 2009

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I want to say lots of wonderful things about this radio play, but unfortunately I'm struggling to think of anything. You guys know how much I love my Torchwood, but I have to be honest. I thought it was boring, I thought it sounded unrehearsed and I thought it was a sad waste of forty-odd minutes that could have been used to hook some news fans. Don't get me wrong, there was potential there, but on the whole it fell flat.

The first problem was the lack of jeopardy. I, at no point, felt at all worried, about anyone, and when you consider I get palpitations at the mere thought of anything happening to my Ianto, that really is saying something.

Basically, it was a nice idea, but the writing let it down. Unrealised concept and dialogue that felt off. At times I wondered if Gareth and Eve felt the same way, because they did not sound like Gwen and Ianto. John was just John, bless him. He did his best with the little he had to work with.

The humour was all wrong. It wasn't Torchwood humour. There was a major opportunity for some classic comedy near the start in the SUV scene, and while I did find it amusing, it didn't make me laugh out loud. Again, the writing was off.

I'm going to make a bit of an unfair comparison now, but hopefully you'll get what I mean. Compare Asylum with the fantastic, recently released audio book Sin Eaters and what you see (hear?) is a half-arsed piece of fiction that would sell a maximum of ten copies on CD if it didn't star the Torchwood cast.

Asylum Verdict: I want to end on a positive note so I'll just advise you to rush out and buy Sin Eaters instead, a piece Torchwood kit every fan should own.
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Title: Shadows II.
Fandom: DC Comics
Pairing: Nightwing/Deathstroke
Author: [livejournal.com profile] suki_blue
Rating: NC-17 for sex, language and violence.
Summary: Dick realises something dangerous.
Warnings Contains references to sexual violence. Seriously. You have been warned. If you are sensitive to this, do not read.
A/N: This ficlet follows on from From the Journal of a Stalker which has now been renamed Shadows I. I suck at titles and I aim to confuse. I also aim to fill the interwebs with this pairing.

Beta'd by [livejournal.com profile] kitty_poker1. Thank you!!

Also posted to [livejournal.com profile] we_love_dick and [livejournal.com profile] batfic.

Apologies to [livejournal.com profile] bradygirl_12 for the Clash of the Titles. I honestly didn't notice. Must be the Hive Mind again. But you should all go read her Shadows which is a beautiful Bruce/Dick fic that made me cry.

Shadows II )


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