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Jessicachrystalrose08 on June 14th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
Re: Friend Request... Pretty Please??
Maybe I'd be okay watching it too... I just don't want to test it haha. I think they are slightly similar in that they're both a little dark sometimes because of their pasts & the guilt they carry with them. IDK though it's been awhile since I've seen Buffy, especially the years with Angel.

I've got one friend watching... but I'm having trouble getting her to accept anyone but Ten/Rose! She did warm up to Eccleston, but she swears when she finishes the 2nd series (she just started it) she won't watch Tennant with anyone else. Haha I certainly can't get her to consider Matt's Doctor! She says he's ugly and "they never should have changed it". LOL I don't talk about it with her anymore because we argue... I get sick of her attitude about it. I loved the 2005 series too! There's nothing quite like The Doctor & Rose. I watched 2007, but I didn't like much of it... never really took to Martha, I guess because I always felt she was trying to worm her way into Rose's spot. Loved Donna, though not in the way I loved Rose! She was funny, & I liked that she & The Doctor were "just mates". 9, 10, 11, 4, & 3 a little bit are my Doctors. I do watch still, & even though it's not quite the same I still think it's great. Matt does a great job I think... & yes, definitely watch the Van Gogh episode! It's the best so far in my opinion. You might want to save it for later though because there are some moments you might be a bit confused.. some stuff happens in the episode "Cold Blood" that's hinted at in the Van Gogh ep. You've got a lot more than I do, at least in regards to the Ten/Rose books! I've got 3 Ten/Rose, 1 Ten/Donna, & 2 solo Ten books, + 5 of the classic novelizations (4 of them are 4/Sarah, the other is from the first ep ever). Oh & I've got an 8th Doc adventure book as well. I also have the storybook as I mentioned, 2 magazines (Billie's return & the 200 Greatest Moments), a Ten/Rose short read, & "Making of Doctor Who" from the classic years. I have the 1st series set, a cheap (pirated, though I didn't know it at the time :/... when I can afford it I plan to buy the *real* set) series 1-4 set, and the 2009 specials. I don't have any of the figures or anything, but I do have some trading cards. I actually don't update very often at all! I'm not much of a blogger; I mostly use(d) LJ for putting essays and such where I can get them from the school computers & print them off (LJ is the only thing they don't block... email & all that is off limits). I'm graduated now though & I don't know if I'll need that in college. I still browse journals for icons & such from time to time though. I'm in the process of updating my profile now.

Well I'll certainly give it a shot when I've got more time & feel like starting a new fandom! I'll let you know what I think of it ;). Usually I like to watch things in order, but I might skip those first eps until I know if I like it or not.

I'm not 'obsessed' with Torchwood either; I think it's pretty cool & fun to watch but I'm not constantly talking about it or anything LOL. I can't wait for it to come back, & I'm with you it should be coming sooner than 2011! It's because it took so long for it to be renewed though, which is, I"m sure, because of all the plot obstacles you mentioned. Personally I'm not so sure the US should be involved in making it... it's a British show, & it should stay that way. Still though, I'm glad it was saved, even if it means making the show partly American.

P.S> I'll upload the picture tonight! ;P
Ellie: Bones - Tony and Roxiewild_decembers on June 22nd, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Friend Request... Pretty Please??
Hey, sorry I took so long to get back to you - my exams have been crazy lately, but I only have two more left! *dance* :D

I just got to the end of season 3, so no more Angel for me anyway! :( Which I'm kind of sad about now, but I'm refusing to spoil myself so idk if they ever get back together or not. I'm hoping yes. Also, can you tell me how you'd recommend I watch it - should I watch all of Buffy and then watch Angel, or should I do a season of Buffy then a season of Angel, seeing as the two series run parallel to each other and cross over sometimes? I'm confused. :)

aha, well, tbf, they didn't have any choice but change it, DT left of his own accord. I hear that they offered him quite a bit of money to stay but I think he was done. I feel the same about Donna and Martha. and yeah, I used to be so obsessed that I would just get my hands on anything even vaguely Doctor/Rose-ish! ^_^ I recommend the Nine/Rose books, there were some really good ones in there (and lots of shippy moments). You do have quite a collection though anyway! Which Ten/Rose books do you have?
Yeah, when I was really into LJ I used it for anything and everything, but more for fandom than for actual blogging, to read fanfic and join comms and stuff like that. I did blog about real life sometimes though. I don't think that I'll do that this time so much, I prefer to keep fandom and RL relatively separate! LJ is my place I can come to geek out. ;) The other thing is that I read old posts of mine and cringe, lol. I've had this thing for about four years now.

Really? Well if they wanted Torchwood to be renewed then I don't know why they put in so many plot obstacles, because it really does make it very hard to envisage it continuing. And oh wow, I didn't know that Starz were actually involved in production. I just thought that it was just being aired on a different channel in America. How weird. I wonder how that's going to change things..

P.S. where?? :P
Jessicachrystalrose08 on June 23rd, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
Re: Friend Request... Pretty Please??
Oh, gosh... I remember taking my finals in May. I don't think ours are anywheres near as rigorous as over there, but I do remember stressing on my college algebra final.... not fun! Good luck with those last two :)

I don't blame you for not wanting to spoil anything. I always swear I'll stay clear of those spoilers, but I almost always give in haha. I'm afraid I don't know much about continuity between Buffy/Angel as I never watched Angel (didn't want to see him without her lol). Here's what I can tell you: the first season of Angel coincides with the fourth season of Buffy. Also, there aren't any spoilers in Buffy for Angel; I think there might be a few Buffy spoilers in Angel though, but not many. As long as you don't get ahead with the Angel episodes, you should be fine. You can use this for reference:

Lets see, here are the Ten/Rose books I have:
The Stone Rose ---- LOVE this book!! It's my favorite Who novel ;P
The Feast of the Drowned
The Nightmare of Black Island
I started with Stone Rose & built it from there slowly, all off of Amazon (the books here, not the other stuff I have). I would love to check out some 9/Rose books, but they're hard to get a hold of here without purchasing online as I did the others. They have a few 10/Donna & a rare 10/Martha in the bookstores here, but no 9 or even 10/Rose; the libraries are worse, because the books have to be special ordered & take months to come in, & you only get them for a week or two. I've got a list on Amazon but I can't do anything with it right now, too much expenses coming up with college... once I get a real job with a paycheck though I'm going to be setting aside some money to chip away at the list haha.

LOL that's what I'm hoping to use LJ for now that I've gotten into it... geeking out! ;P Here I can say random things that reference Doctor Who or some other show none of my friends watch and people won't be going huh? & looking at me like I'm crazy. I'm still builiding my f-list though which is why I haven't posted much yet.

Yeah, I know... they really shouldn't be pushing it so much. When they killed off Owen (the first time), I was curious as to where they were going with it; when they killed Owen again, & Tosh with him, I was REALLY starting to wonder what the next season was going to be like; when it was announced that they would only have 5 episodes for that very season, I was doubtful THEY'D known where they were headed. When they made Gwen pregnant & sent Jack off around to who know's where (not to mention, Ianto to the grave), I thought all had gone to hell. But, alas, they surprised me by getting it renewed. Now let's just see if they can manage to save it without changing it completely.
I have to say though, from what I read in an interview somewhere, RTD doesn't seem to be aware of how much danger he's putting the show in. He just talks about pushing it & taking it further.. yeah, I'm quite sure he said they were going to take it even FURTHER now... I'm really starting to doubt dear Mr. Davies & his ability to keep Torchwood on the air. I liked where it was in the 2nd season; I kind of feel like they put us on this roller coaster ride trying to revolutionize the show & make it better, & the whole time I'm wondering what on earth was wrong with it in the first place.
Also, from what I've read, they're going to be dealing with American characters, & a part of the show's focus will be on the culture shock of this... but they have said that the location stays in Cardiff. But I think it's supposed to travel around some too, just the base is still in Cardiff. To check out more on it go to http://www.kasterborous.com/category/news/torchwood/ they have some news stuff about it.

I uploaded it to my userpics, but ended up deleting it for icon space... I'll upload it to photobucket & give you a link soon (probably tomorrow).

I'm off to bed now... before I fall asleep at the keyboard o_0 wonder if that'd be like falling asleep at the wheel... probably not, but just to be safe, I'd best be getting off ;)
Ellie: Vampire Diaries - Hello Johnwild_decembers on June 25th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Friend Request... Pretty Please??
Thanks! I'm done now, just finished Spanish today, so I'm free! FINALLY. ^_^

Oh, I'm so terrible for spoilers, I'm a complete spoiler whore. So I'm actually really proud of myself that I don't know what's going to happen with Buffy. Normally I don't even try to stay unspoiled, I'm straight on spoilertv, lol. And dw, thanks anyway. I think I'll just watch them alongside each other because apparently there are crossover episodes and I want to be able to understand them! Thanks for the link! :D

Omg, The Stone Rose is just fantastic - we actually sort of got a canon kiss in that. Shipper heaven, lol. The plot was a little in the grey area but with moments like that, who cares? ;) The Feast of the Drowned is also <3. And that's such a shame that you can't get hold of them, there really are some great books, I hope that you do get to read them at some point! I recommend especially, in terms of D/R, Monsters Inside, Winner Takes All, The Stealers of Dreams and Only Human.

Haha, exactly! The only person who I actually have on here from RL is my friend Im, but she has her own fair share of geekery. ^_^ If you want more friends it actually useful to start updating your journal because that way people see what you're like and what you talk about. :D

Mmmm, I think that it's going to be a challenge and a half for the writers. I wonder why RTD did it, I mean he must have been expecting another series? I mean, there's a difference between 'taking it further' and creating a train wreck, lol. You make a good point with the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'. I liked it, I don't think there was the need to change it up so much. I guess they were just trying to pack some punch in the new series 3 format. And yeah, I liked the second series best as well - I didn't like the first so much, I didn't feel for any of the characters at all - I couldn't stand Gwen or Owen!!
And thanks for the link, I shall check it out. :) I'm not entirely sure that I like the sound of that, could go either way. But it's better than nothing!! (I think. :P)

Cool, let me know!

aha, hope you slept well. ^_^
Jessicachrystalrose08 on July 14th, 2010 06:52 am (UTC)
Re: Friend Request... Pretty Please??
Wow, it's taken me forever to respond! What can I say? I went away on vacation for a few days, but that was a couple weeks ago, so it's not much of an excuse... I guess I've just been a little lazy haha.

Congrats! I hope you did well. I'm assuming you've gotten the results back by now?

Yes, I've heard that many of those you listed are good! I've been trying to get a good price on Winner Takes All for awhile (like on Amazon), but right now I don't think I'll be able to spend ANY money on that sort of thing. There's college expenses that I have to find a way to pay for over the next four years, plus I want to save up for a trip after college that's going to cost about $5,000. Once that's over, though, I'll be collecting big time! LOL. Maybe I'll be able to order some from WorldCat (interlibraryloan)... I used to do that, but I got tired of waiting months for a book and then only being able to keep if for a week, because usually by the time I get the book I'm in the middle of another. I ended up returning a lot of books without finishing them.

Yeah, I actually got a RL friend on here now! My friend who I went on that trip with? I got her to sign up one night while we were in Branson! I still have to help her set up her journal layout and teach her how to navigate journals (find user info, tags & such) though so the battle is only half won. But her account is created! ;)

I've decided that when it comes to Torchwood, I'm just going to wait & see what they give us. I think you're right, it could go either way... either better & cooler than ever, or nothing like the Torchwood we knew. I just hope they don't make it some big thing where there's one huge, epic thing happening all season & never any episodic cases, you know? I like having a different case every week, & it sounds like they're moving away from that. But, all we can do is leave it to them & hope they do it right! lol.

Here's that picture (ten years later... lol sorry it took me so long):