i would have been ejected from the game yesterday
My fan fic feeds blow up every time there’s a school vacation, and yesterday alone over 200 new pieces were published (chapters and full works).
Needless to say, I was checking my email and RSS reader about every hour just so I could (barely) keep up.
So imagine my surprise when around 6 or 7 PM, there’s a post from the BBC America “anglophenia” blog giving a full review of the Doctor Who Christmas episode.
You know, the one where the Eleventh Doctor is scheduled to die and be replaced with Twelve.
It wasn’t really anything I wanted to be spoiled for, so I spent the day off of social media and basically tried to just work on the CP 30 Day Challenge, knit, and keep up with the fan fic. I had even decided to behave myself and not watch the livestream.
I never expected that BBC America would schedule a blog entry to appear BEFORE the episode actually aired. When I first came across it, it didn’t warn that there were spoilers. When I came across it later, they had finally put a spoiler notice in.
It’s not bad enough that we get reruns of terrible American tv shows, it’s not bad enough that they air American movies, and it’s not bad enough that they edit episodes before they air here…
No. Now the fuckers have to spoil MAJOR episodes before they air.
That said, it was a pretty good episode.
Moffat surprised me with the way he handled the regeneration limit. It was better than I expected, but not as good as it should have been. (The dig at Ten was pretty funny, but the deus ex machina moment kind of left me feeling ‘eh’.)
The reveal of Twelve wasn’t quite what I wanted, and Eleven’s Ten-esque like pre-regeneration bit left me feeling kind of cold.
BUT. I still cried, and I’ll miss Eleven a lot more than I expected to, so I guess the episode was a bit of a success.
Now, we have to wait to see how Sherlock survives the fall.
I really hope it’s better than Eleven’s death.
I just lost the ability to can and I needed to do this and just asdfghjkl;. - Xaperi “The DVD”
Best. Reaction. To. The. Mini. Episode. Ever.
Holy mother of fuck:
I can’t believe this! I mean, fucking Anderson! Lestrade! The DVD!
Happiness due to the new content aside, I don’t feel that Sherlock is in character at all. It’s not like him to let his guard down in front of ANYONE, let alone Lestrade…
John tries to explain it, but I’m just not feeling it. Yeah, there’s a definite change in Sherlock over the six episodes where he becomes more human, but I just don’t see this kind of behaviour as in character. Not in a birthday video made before The Fall, at least.
In the trailer, he kind of walks a fine line between reverting back to series one and showcasing how he changed pre-Fall, but either way, it’s just weird. Especially with the promo and Watson’s blog entry giving us a little more of why and how he’s changed.
Whatever… tomorrow is our final day with Eleven, and then it’s about a week until I get to dial in to a Belgium Slingbox and watch “The Empty Hearse” in real time. (SUCK ON THAT BBC!)
Instead of a rant about Sherlock and why the BBC / BBC America sucks in general, I’ll give you a Doctor Who promo as well:
Also - I need to find American crap to write fan fic about. Between the UK dictionaries (Mac and Firefox add-on) and the effort to brit-pick my fan fic without a brit-picker, I’ve gone completely ‘dark side’ (to quote one friend). Can’t wait to see how that goes over at the new job:
“Yeah, I spell words the British way because I write fan fic for British TV and radio programmes and people get pissed off if they see American spelling and other crap like that in the fic.”
“What kind of fan fic? Oh, you know, m/m slash. No porn, though, just fluffy romancey stuff.”
buy stock in kleenex. now!
I actually have mixed feelings about Matt Smith leaving.
I’m more than a little pissed at how this episode has been spoiled by the BBC:
First, we learned that Matt Smith was leaving.
Then we learned that the new Doctor was going to be played by Peter Capaldi.
Then we learned that Eleven dies. Dies!
There’s also the teeny tiny little issue of the regeneration limit, which (in theory) we’ve already passed due to Hurt and Ten!Two.
On the other hand, I’m curious to see how Moffat handles the fact that Capaldi was in Who and Torchwood.
I’m also curious as to how the regeneration limit is handled.
I guess the good thing is that despite being spoiled on (what I feel) are the major plot twists, I’m curious to see how Moffat fucks this up.
I mean, I’m curious to see how he writes his way out of the clusterfuck he created…
It’s going to be a long three days.