catslash: (Default)
( Nov. 1st, 2009 01:44 pm)
Everything I have watched this weekend was AWESOME. I did finally get hold of both parts of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and watched that, and it was awesome. I figured out how to watch the ready-to-burn-to-DVD conversion of the 2006 revival of Evita bootleg I've had for a while (turns out you don't need to do the actual burning to watch it with the DVD Player program, as long as you've got all the right files, which . . . duh, oops), and it was awesome. And I just watched 3x02 of The Thick of It, and it was FUCKING AWESOME.

And I have to read a huge chunk of Jude the Obscure today (I have a movie I am also going to watch, with Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet; it and Sparknotes are Plan B if I run out of time/brain/will to live), so it is obvsly very important that I tell you in detail about how awesome each awesome thing was.

The Sarah Jane Adventures, 3x05 and 3x06: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith. With random Children of Earth spoilage toward the end, because I can never seem to leave that alone when I talk about SJA. )


Evita! This is the production with Elena Rogers, Matt Rawle, and most importantly, Philip Quast. )

Man, I think I just depressed myself right out of an adequate discussion of The Thick of It. To say nothing of how long it's taken to write this so far, man, my brain hurts. (I refuse to proofread.) I'm not sure I'm up to it in general, anyway - the show has changed in really interesting ways with a new Minister, and a woman at that, and what seems to be a subtle difference in Malcolm Tucker's explosions. He's still funny as hell, but there's been a moment or two where Peter Capaldi's performance is more rawly furious than I recall it being before; it's much easier to see that Malcolm is going to give himself a stroke long before he has a chance to retire. I think I want to see how the show progresses for a couple more episodes, how the dynamic in the office firms up with the new member, and maybe rewatch the previous episodes before I go in depth. I do think that, so far, the show has only gotten better, and I will leave you with a Malcolmism that I choose to interpret as a subtle shout-out to Children of Earth (paraphrased a bit):

"Do you know, Malcolm? How to best clear up a paper jam?"

". . . do I know how to best clear up a paper jam? How about you try killing a kid an hour until it sorts itself out?"

(. . . I so badly crave a fusion crackfic with Malcolm replacing John Frobisher for the events of CoE. I cannot even.)
catslash: (Sarah Jane: pure awesome)
( Oct. 23rd, 2009 06:38 pm)
The Sarah Jane Adventures!

3x03 and 3x04, The Mad Woman in the Attic, Parts I and II. )

God, I love this show.

Out of curiosity: does anyone read these? For this show in particular, I mean. I'll probably keep writing them whether they get read or not, since I like to go back and read them later, but I just want to know.
catslash: (Sarah Jane: pure awesome)
( Oct. 15th, 2009 11:21 pm)
Sarah Jane Adventures!

3x01 - Prisoner of the Judoon, Part One. I wish the titles wouldn't be so obvious, I would have liked to have been surprised. Oh well. )

And because this doesn't need spoiler cutting unless you are hopelessly behind on your Whoniverse viewing:

* At one point in "Children of Earth," the question of why the Doctor hasn't come to chase off the 456 is raised (and dealt with stupidly, but whatever, I'm trying to keep it vague here). I know RTD probably felt like that question was the elephant in the room and had to at least be touched on or people would bitch. I am sure he was right, because Whoniverse fandom. My question is, why?

Look at the universe created by these three shows. The 456 were flashier than a lot of the things that threaten the Earth, but it's still nonetheless threatened constantly, and statistically, when you take into account the Whoniverse from 2005 and on, the Doctor doesn't even show up for most of it. People may as well ask where the Doctor was during "Sleeper" when scary terrorist fighter alien cells were being activated, or "The Lost Boy" when the fucking MOON almost crashed INTO THE EARTH. I know Torchwood and SJA are very different-feeling shows - the threats on TW tend to be more intimate and localized because their incompetence would kill us all, where SJA's are more exaggerated because Sarah Jane can do anything as befits a kids' show, and comparing them seems a bit of a stretch. But: Doctor Who does both. It has "42," where the only thing at risk is a ship with a small crew, and it has "Journey's End," where the entire multiverse is almost destroyed. So, in-universe, why should anyone expect the Doctor to show up for the 456, when so much already happens on Earth that he's not there for?

Which is a weird tangent to go on in an SJA ep review, but watching the show and being reminded of how much happens in the Whoniverse all the time just made the idea that the Doctor "should have been" around for the 456 even more laughable than I thought it already was.

Aaaand back to the cut for a future SJA casting spoiler that you probably already know. )

And they're airing two eps a week this season, so tomorrow shall be the conclusion! I am so happy this show is back. (Things airing Friday starting next week, for at least the next few weeks: SJA, Dollhouse, and The Thick of It. That's not going to be disorienting at all.)
catslash: (Sarah Jane: pure awesome)
( Sep. 19th, 2009 01:50 pm)
It's getting to be that time of the year again: The third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is beginning October fifteenth. And airing two episodes a week, Thursday/Friday! Which means it'll be over twice as fast, but whatever, DOUBLE DOSE OF SARAH JANE. I may not be able to handle the awesomeness.

I am aware of and mystified by the fact that hardly anyone on the flist watches this show. Why? It's a great show! It's way better than Torchwood and when it's at its best it's right up there with Doctor Who. What do I have to DO to get you guys to watch it?

No. Seriously. I want to know. What do I have to do?
catslash: (Sarah Jane: pure awesome)
( Oct. 27th, 2008 09:05 pm)
The Sarah Jane Adventures!


2x06, The Secrets of the Stars. )

Also, I love this show. This series might possibly be slightly better than the first. MORE PEOPLE NEED TO WATCH IT.
catslash: (Sarah Jane: pure awesome)
( Oct. 22nd, 2008 12:37 pm)
The Sarah Jane Adventures!

. . . okay, first let's get the obligatory Les Mis geekery out of the way. Look, it's not my fault if it keeps popping up everywhere. (You should see me in English 245, where we are currently studying poetry. "This poem is about Valjean! This essay is about Marius being a tremendous dork!") Clyde's birthday is June fifth, which is the day the 1832 revolution began.

(Geeky real life birthday coincidence: My little brother was born on March twenty-fifth, which is the day Sauron fell. When he is old enough, I will explain this to him, and he will probably look at me funny.)


2x05, The Secrets of the Stars )
catslash: (Sarah Jane: pure awesome)
( Oct. 6th, 2008 06:49 pm)
Oh, Sarah Jane Adventures. I am so pleased with how this season is shaping up.

2x03 - Day of the Clown, Part I )
catslash: (not mad)
( Jul. 2nd, 2008 11:24 am)
So. I require a bit of a distraction from the fact that Doctor Who airs on Saturday and it's only WEDNESDAY. And I figure, while I'm all ridiculous-crossover-y lately, it might be a good time for a sort of informal challenge request.

Below the cut, you will find a list of fandoms. Ask for crossovers. I will do my best to provide at least a scenario, if not a snippet into the bargain. These are fandoms I'm comfortable with dabbling in at the moment, so I'd appreciate it if you stuck to the list, though of course if I've forgotten something you know I can do, ask for it. And if there's something you really want to see but you're not sure, ask me about it. I might be able to do it anyway. (But no baseball RPS, ALEX. I'd prefer fictional crossovers.) Feel free to ask for more than one; I will do my best to accommodate. Though if you nail me with a huge list I reserve the right to pick and choose. ALEX.

crossover tiems! )
Over the past couple of months, I've written quite a few Torchwood drabbles. I think I finally have enough to post to communities, so I've gathered them in this post. Flist: nothing new here.

TITLE: Eight Drabbles. (Yes, I know, but I have to call it something.)
AUTHOR: Cathryn ([ profile] catslash
RATING: PG for a touch of language and Jack flirting.
CHARACTERS: Owen, Jack, Ten, Sarah Jane.
SUMMARY: A collection of Torchwood drabbles. Includes crossovers with Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and (yes) Jeeves and Wooster.
DISCLAIMER: Everything belongs to various creators and companies and such and I am definitely not involved in any of it. I take no credit and stake no claim.
SPOILERS: Each link is marked accordingly; however, there are no spoilers for any series currently airing in the UK or any unaired episodes of anything.

Torchwood/Doctor Who - Owen and the Doctor )


Torchwood/Doctor Who - Owen walks home. A drabble pair. )


Torchwood/The Sarah Jane Adventures - meeting of the minds. Drabble pair containing a spoiler for the end of Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? )


Torchwood - spoilers for 2x12, Fragments. Owen. )


Torchwood/Jeeves and Wooster - yep. )


Bonus Doctor Who/Iron Man movieverse - things that never happened. Spoilers for 3x12. )
catslash: (Sarah Jane: pure awesome)
( May. 25th, 2008 10:06 am)
[ profile] americanleaguer and [ profile] offspeed both did "'If I write it down and stare at it, maybe I will be forced to actually finish these fics" posts while I was sleeping, so i figured I'd join the party. I've been so unproductive ficwise the last couple of weeks.

Cut because I decided to throw in snippets for fun. In which I write a lot of damn crossovers, and Torchwood and Supernatural feature heavily. And are NOT crossed over. )

Way too many fics going on there. It beats the zero I had before, though, and I still heart SPN for being the fandom that jumpstarted my fic muse after like two years of silence. And Torchwood for keeping it going. Also, what's up with me being the freakin' crossover queen over here?

Also, I'm probably gonna pull together all my non-recent-past 'verse drabbles to post to communities at some point today, so if you see a "new" fic post from me, don't get excited, because there's nothing new in it. Well, unless you missed my drabble spamming phase.
catslash: (JDM with Sara)
( May. 15th, 2008 02:06 am)
I felt like iconning, so I sorted through the exceedingly random collection of images I have and made a few icons. Have them! Nothing special here, just cropping and bordering and the occasional smidgen of text, so no need to credit. And thanks to [ profile] foozled_up for keeping me from just chucking my computer right out the window when PhotoShop wasn't playing nice.

a bit of the Tigers, Torchwood, Gossip Girl, Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and technically Supernatural. Eleven total. )
catslash: (Owen has a pen.)
( Mar. 20th, 2008 11:52 pm)
Torchwood drabble. Not really thrilled with this one, but kinda sick of looking at it.

Follows from yesterday's drabble; crossover with The Sarah Jane Adventures, inasmuch as a fic involving two shows that exist in the same universe can be considered a crossover. Spoilers for events in SJA from "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? Part II" and on.

even with Sarah Jane nearby )
catslash: (Rhys is the king!)
( Mar. 19th, 2008 09:52 pm)
I'm not sure what I enjoyed more about the episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures I just finished watching.

* The title, "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" So silly, and yet so, so very right.

The rest cut for spoilers since SJA has not actually aired in the States yet. )

Now if only the new Torchwood episode download WOULD FREAKING SHOW UP ALREADY, my geeky joy would be complete.
catslash: (Owen has a pen.)
( Mar. 19th, 2008 08:19 pm)
Today's Torchwood drabble is a one-off that has nothing to do with any of the other drabbles I've written. No spoilers, either.

Jack's almost bored. )


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