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I had the time of my life at The Hub 2 and booked The Hub 3 immediately. But inbetween that time the unthinkable happened, Children of Earth, and I said that The Hub 3 would be my last.


We had such a fantastic time that [ profile] kitty_poker1, [ profile] sweet_exile and [ profile] accioscar and I have just this minute booked Gold tickets for The Hub 4. Yes, we are crazy, but we are also very happy. It's not even really about Torchwood anymore. Personally, I'm only on the fringes of that fandom now, but these events are so much fun and such good value for money, I can't stay away. More than anything, it's about hanging out with good friends and meeting new ones. And it's also all about the squishing of bellies.

So, who else is coming the The Hub 4? ~cough~ [ profile] piksa? ~cough~

The Hub 3

Oct. 26th, 2009 08:13 pm
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Under the cut is my very inarticulate report and few photos from my weekend at The Hub 3 convention in Birmingham this weekend. I'm totally exhausted so please excuse the huge gaps in detail and memory.

OMG so tired )
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As some of you may know I haven't been online much recently due to my English Lit exam so I've missed a lot of chat, a lot of gossip and a truck load of fic and television. Therefore I declare myself absolutely blameless for not realising how fricking fantabulous Stargate: Universe is. I'm catching up with Skyplayer at the moment and just finished episode 3. Holy Ancient Starship! I think I've found my new favourite show. Wow. I love everything about it from the scripts to the characters to the actors to the sountrack. I am so on-board.

And just for the record, I really don't feel NCIS: LA. I'll tell you what annoys me most. It's the stupid music that accompanies the 'comedy' moments. As far as I'm concerned a soundscore should compliment specific scenes, not point them out. It's like they are are using the music to scream, 'Hey, everybody, it's funny! Laugh! For god's sake LAUGH!' The comedy isn't the music so it won't make a scene funnier when the lines suck so bad. You shouldn't really notice the music; it should blend. For me, it just plain grates. I'm not saying the series is totally bad, but I'm hearing that it's doing quite well in the ratings and I'm just not sure why.

Have been playing the new Batman: Arkham Asylum game on my PC this week. It's awesome and if I could I'd sit and play day and night and day again. And then night. Then I might get some sleep. Until it's time to play again. I am, of course, rubbish at it, my main problem being that whenever I try to sneak up on a hostile to do a silent takedown, I accidentally whip out my Batarang and boink him on the back of the head -- at which point the hostile turns around and shoots me at point blank range with an automatic weapon. Every time.

Lastly, have been watching Torchwood: Children of Earth again. Made it up to and including Day 3. Can't go any further. Nope. I Just can't. Shall watch more SG:U and this week's NCIS and NCIS: LA instead.
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I am back after a month-long, self-imposed internet ban. Exam. Fucked it up. Trying not to get down about it. Now I'm catching up on emails and bookmarking all the fic I missed. If there's anything you'd like me to see feel free to link me up. Does anyone have any Torchwood or Doctor Who news?

Ianto's Box is still unopened, although I have now managed to move it from one side of the room to the other. I feel this week might be the week. I have turned a corner. Not a large corner like on a road but more like a Fruit Corner. This week I just might lick the lid of life. Am I mixing up my yoghurts again?

In other news I'm all caught with SPN (except for last night's so don't spoil me!) and I'm obsessed with it, I'm not at all convinced by NCIS: LA, and I'm so glad to see my Tony DiNozzo again. This is my first time of actually watching each ep week by week and it's already driving me crazy. Need more!!! NOW!

Lastly, 7 DAYS UNTIL THE HUB 3, BABY!!! I can't wait to hug James Marsters again and I feel much calmer about hugging Gareth for a third time. I'm an old hand at this now. The scary shit will be in two weeks when [ profile] kitty_poker1 and I will be hugging Nicholas Brendon. OMGFAINTZ!
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Does anyone know or can anyone take an educated guess when the BBC will start filming season 4 of Torchwood?

My box from Forbidden Planet containing my wave 2 TW figures remains unopened. It's become a sort of a symbol now and I shall only open it once I have gained complete acceptance of you-know-what.

I will keep you updated on Ianto's Box as my mental state becomes less and less questionable. Yep, I am definitely still in the realms of Insane, but I'm starting to slide back into the less volatile region of Crackers. I finally got around to reading Battle for the Cowl and I've decided that Damien is fantastic. I've always liked him even though he is a dangerous little shit, but I think he's going to make a fascinating and fun Robin. See? Crackers.

Also, I got bored with watching Smallville season 6, so I decided to re-watch season 1 of NCIS. I really need to picspam Tony's hair. And the Iguana scene.

Emo Time )

(I'm aware that I owe one billion and eight emails to various people and I shall answer them all tomorrow, I pwomise!)


Jul. 27th, 2009 05:14 pm
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How did I miss that Gareth is going to be a guest at the SFX Weekender Con?

oH, kITTY, LOOKS WHAt thIS HAZ DONE to mine brAIN!!!

I might open my box now. And I mean that in a non-smutty sense.
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GRRR stuff, sniffly stuff and fandom stuff (Mind the CoE) )

EDIT: I've just met our new gardener. Holy strimming implements, he's hot!!


Jul. 13th, 2009 10:36 am
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People seriously need to calm down!

James Moran's blog (Spoilers for CoE)

This is unacceptable behavior and it does nothing to help anyone, especially you-know-who. So stop it!!
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Under a cut even though I'm positive there is no one left in the galaxy who has not worked out what happened in Day 4.

Spoilers for CoE )
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I'm not going to say much because I'm feeling a bit tired tonight, but I thought both plays were far better than Asylum, and The Dead Line made me choke up twice (which wasn't at all convenient because I was listening at work on my iPod). But seriously, Gareth gave a phenominal performance. Heartbreaking.

I remember when the only 'tie-ins' we had were the first three novels, and I was bitterly disappointed in, not only a great lack of pre-Janto flirting, but a huge lack of poor Ianto himself. But look at what we've got now! It almost feels like Torchwood was climbing into a cold swimming pool. First it dipped its toes, then it decided the water wasn't as cold as it thought so it dunked a leg in, then it decided the water wanted to be swum in and braced itself for a waist-height sink. Then, when a bunch of excitable people splashed in at the other side and waved it over, it smiled broadly and went for a big gay swim.

I love my Torchwood. Please don't let CoE be the end. It's time to sample the ocean.
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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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Don't forget about the Torchwood Radio Plays. The first one has already aired and is up for free download. Next one is tomorrow and then Friday.

OMG, nearly time for season 3! Is it me or did we wait ages for this and suddenly it's almost here and I'M NOT READY!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
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Did I say dancing and romancing? Sorry, I meant telly and biscuits.

After my Firefly marathon yesterday, I quite fancied more Joss, and after the Marstersclass, I also fancied some Btvs and School Hard. So I watched that episode last night and followed it up with Spike as blondie bear in Harsh Light of Day. My goodness James looks so young! And bare-chested. And biteable.

Today I have been watching Torchwood Season 1 on Blu-Ray. Now you might be tempted to say I'm daft for buying it on Blu-Ray when I already own it on DVD, but I can tell you it's worth the money for the unbelievably beautiful picture. You can count all the cute little freckles on Eve's face, even the ones you didn't realise she had. And John Barrowman's teeth gleam like the sun. I now have teeth-shaped spots in front of my eyes when I close them.

Lastly I shall tonight commence Operation NCIS. I have three whole seasons to watch. I saw season 1 a few months ago and fell a little bit in love Tony. Now there's a man I would like to strip naked and cover with Muller Fruit Corner.

I have also pre-ordered Queer as Folk Seasons 4 and 5. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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In the Shadows is the new Torchwood audio book just released by the BBC, and it is the best one yet. It was creepy, funny, in-character and exciting. Actually, it's a good example of what some of the regular TV episodes should have been like. Good writing, good plot. Eve Myles does a fabulous job of reading. She does seem unable to totally shift the Welsh accent when she's doing Jack, Tosh and Owen, but it isn't weird or distracting and her voice is clear and pleasant to listen to. My only complaint would be that it could have been a little longer (it runs at 2 hours 30 minutes) as the end felt a bit rushed.

One of my main concerns with the Torchwood novels and audio books is the amount of Ianto we get for our money and, in this case, I'm completely satisfied with the quantity and quality of Ianto-y and Janto-y goodness.
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For any of you who might be interested and in keeping with my own personal philosophy of spreading as much Dick around the internet as possible, I have set up a Dreamwidth version of [ profile] we_love_dick.

You can find it HERE

Does anyone have information on coding on Dreamwidth? Like how to do the <'lj user=meercat'> type stuff?

Very exciting day today. My Torchwood: Rift War arrived, signed by the whole creative team. Yays! Also got my copy of the new TW audio book, In the Shadows EEEEEEEEEEE!

In other news, I have been doing a lot of writing. Fic, original, poetry. I find it helps to keep my mind busy so it doesn't drift too much into self-pity which I despise. Expect fic sooner than you think.
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Yes, you heard that right! Yesterday, [ profile] kitty_poker1 and I attended James's Mastersclass. It was a rather pricey event, but worth every single penny. It was just what I needed to take my mind off things at home. And as I suspected, James and Gareth David-Lloyd were fabulous together.

Cut for a full account and photos )
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[ profile] lucy_locket reminded me about another threesome fic I needed to rec. Thanks, luv. What a pleasurable re-read that was ;o)

Our Man From the Council by [ profile] ceefax_the_sane -- Jack/Ianto/Idris

PWP. Every man's worst nightmare fantasy - the missus and the ex...

See inside the link to find out who Idris is. Actually, it doesn't matter who he is, because this fic will blind you, it's so hot.

While we're on the subject of recs, I spent part of my day updating my Delicious Bookmarks. Feel free to browse and use. So far I've put on my favourites from the Torchwood, Btvs, Harry Potter and Stargate: Atlantis fandoms and I shall be adding more as I think of them, discover and re-discover them. Believe me, there's a shitload of TW stuff to go on there yet.

TW Fic Rec!

Apr. 5th, 2009 01:58 pm
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I can't believe I haven't rec'd this one before.

Stranded by [ profile] ceefax_the_sane

It's Ianto's first time. For a threesome with Jack and an alien, that is.

Ianto/Jack/OMTA (Original Male Tentacled Alien)

I know, it sounds weird and squicky, but it's fabulously funny, brilliantly written, and the tentacle sex is actually rather hot.
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It's been a while, but I'm finally in the mood for picspamming. As I've just recently come back from The Hub 2, I'm all about Torchwood so I would like to celebrate season one with you all and perhaps introduce a few more of my flisties to this fantastic show.

All screencaps are by me and are free for anyone to take, enjoy, customise and molest.

Warning: Definitely contains spoilers and may also contain stuff that didn't actually happen.

Let the hotness begin )

To my flist. I'm been really ill for the past few days so will catch up on emails, posts and comments tomorrow.


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