- News: Doctor Who gets Sonic Screwdriver Wii Remote – Official Nintendo Magazine:
- rm: Dragon*Con panel recap – Fannish response to character death (Anime/Manga fandom studies):
…I started this research really in response to what I was seeing and experiencing in the Torchwood fandom, which didn't feel new to me, so much as very, very old.
Most of the time there's a lot of anger when I talk about this topic. The Torchwood fandom isn't just still gutted by the narrative events of its third season, but large swathes of it remain in conflict — with the show writers and producers, and with other fans who have had different responses not just to the program, but to their feelings about it.
And, of course, it's not just Torchwood fandom. Joss Whedon fans are still nursing wounds from deaths like that of Tara on Buffy, and those wounds are very real, even if I posit that they are less likely to create a ritualized mourning response because of the way Whedon structures his narrative arcs.
- paperclipbitch: And When We Collide We’ll See What Gets Left Over:
Within two months of Jack’s disappearance, Owen and Ianto have put aside their differences and fucked on every flat surface in the Hub, and on several surfaces that don’t really qualify as ‘flat’, and this includes the invisible lift, in the cold February air, tourists milling about and taking pictures of the fountain (which is faintly worrying, because Ianto hasn’t yet figured out if the chameleon circuit/filter thing works in photographs), shivering and swearing and losing all feeling in their extremities, but refusing to give in and go somewhere warm, because they have some kind of inane point to prove.