elisi: (Amy/11 hug by kathyh)
Welcome to the Meta Café! It's good to be back. :)

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elisi: (Master (evil bf) by xafirah)
Summary: What if the Doctor decided to join the Master?

elisi: (Doctor (Not Human) by renestarko)

The idea for this first came to me back in early March (the 3rd to be precise), after watching The Lazarus Experiment wherein the Doctor and Lazarus quote 'The Hollow Men' by T. S. Eliot. I sat down to read it, and was completely and utterly blown away. This was the result, because that poem is the Tenth Doctor. (To create this I ended up reading Heart of Darkness and Dante and sort-of learned how to use a proper graphics programme. Hence the long time coming.)

So without further ado I shall let you see for yourselves. Lengthy meta-heavy notes at the end explaining all my choices/thoughts. This is, I think, THE Tenth Doctor meta I always wanted to write and never knew how. (Should have suspected it'd all come down to Eliot...)


We are the hollow men )
elisi: (Doctor (Not Human) by renestarko)

The idea for this first came to me back in early March (the 3rd to be precise), after watching The Lazarus Experiment wherein the Doctor and Lazarus quote 'The Hollow Men' by T. S. Eliot. I sat down to read it, and was completely and utterly blown away. This was the result, because that poem is the Tenth Doctor. (To create this I ended up reading Heart of Darkness and Dante and sort-of learned how to use a proper graphics programme. Hence the long time coming.)

So without further ado I shall let you see for yourselves. Lengthy meta-heavy notes at the end explaining all my choices/thoughts. This is, I think, THE Tenth Doctor meta I always wanted to write and never knew how. (Should have suspected it'd all come down to Eliot...)


We are the hollow men )
elisi: (Ten (EoT) by radioactivepiss)
So, in my Time Lord Victorious meta, [livejournal.com profile] topaz_eyes posted a bit of cut dialogue from End of Time. It’s just a few lines from Wilf and the Doctor’s chat up in the Vinvocci spaceship, but it has completely overthrown my entire reading of the episode. Everything - OK, not everything, but the Doctor’s arc - suddenly makes sense in ways it didn’t before, and I feel sort of monumentally stupid for not seeing it before. Best of all, I don’t dislike Ten anymore. Oh, he’s still a selfish jerk (far more than I thought), but oh, he’s honest about it. Ramblings and a lot of repetition below the cut. (I don't have time to polish it, sorry.)

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elisi: (Ten (EoT) by radioactivepiss)
So, in my Time Lord Victorious meta, [livejournal.com profile] topaz_eyes posted a bit of cut dialogue from End of Time. It’s just a few lines from Wilf and the Doctor’s chat up in the Vinvocci spaceship, but it has completely overthrown my entire reading of the episode. Everything - OK, not everything, but the Doctor’s arc - suddenly makes sense in ways it didn’t before, and I feel sort of monumentally stupid for not seeing it before. Best of all, I don’t dislike Ten anymore. Oh, he’s still a selfish jerk (far more than I thought), but oh, he’s honest about it. Ramblings and a lot of repetition below the cut. (I don't have time to polish it, sorry.)

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elisi: (Ten (glowing) by 1erecedwardfan)
So, I do NOT have time to write this, but it suddenly attacked me and demanded to be written down.

First of all, however, re-posting something I wrote in a comment in a previous post. It's essentially 'Rusty Who in 25 words' I guess. *coughs discreetly*

EVERYONE IS A MONSTER, EVEN THE DOCTOR. EXCEPT HE IS WONDERFUL, BECAUSE HE'S THE HERO. [error error does not compute and Bowie Base One explodes]

Basically it's about how Rusty's main issue (the thing he ALWAYS writes about) is [humanity's] monstrousness, and obviously this spilled into DW in increasing amounts.

So, thoughts about Victoriousness under the cut. The main complaint I've heard re. WoM is that it never went anywhere - Ten went all 'The Laws of Time Are MINE!' but then 'snapped out of it'. My question is - did he?

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elisi: (Ten (glowing) by 1erecedwardfan)
So, I do NOT have time to write this, but it suddenly attacked me and demanded to be written down.

First of all, however, re-posting something I wrote in a comment in a previous post. It's essentially 'Rusty Who in 25 words' I guess. *coughs discreetly*

EVERYONE IS A MONSTER, EVEN THE DOCTOR. EXCEPT HE IS WONDERFUL, BECAUSE HE'S THE HERO. [error error does not compute and Bowie Base One explodes]

Basically it's about how Rusty's main issue (the thing he ALWAYS writes about) is [humanity's] monstrousness, and obviously this spilled into DW in increasing amounts.

So, thoughts about Victoriousness under the cut. The main complaint I've heard re. WoM is that it never went anywhere - Ten went all 'The Laws of Time Are MINE!' but then 'snapped out of it'. My question is - did he?

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elisi: (Oncoming Storm by snowgrouse)
Soooo, we might have re-watched TSE/JE this evening...

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elisi: (Oncoming Storm by snowgrouse)
Soooo, we might have re-watched TSE/JE this evening...

Cut for chatter )
elisi: (Doctor (Not Human) by renestarko)
How the hell did RTD turn the Doctor into Kurtz? On paper it seems madness, yet it's all right there. Mr Davies, I am in awe. Brief musings below the cut. Well, not so much musings, as letting the thing speak for itself...

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elisi: (Doctor (Not Human) by renestarko)
How the hell did RTD turn the Doctor into Kurtz? On paper it seems madness, yet it's all right there. Mr Davies, I am in awe. Brief musings below the cut. Well, not so much musings, as letting the thing speak for itself...

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elisi: (Time(Lords) can be rewritten by kathyh)
The meta café is back! (And no one's around. Ah well, that's life. *g*) Before we start, a little background for this particular meta:

A while ago I re-watched one of my favourite RTD-era vids of all time: [livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl’s Marble House. It is utterly stunning visually and the editing is incredible (the first minute is... unlike anything else), but it is also extremely hardhitting, brutal and very manipulative. I even wrote meta on it once. Now I hadn’t watched it for ages - not since before S6 - and, as I watched, the most extraordinary thing happened: I didn’t understand it. I mean, at all. It was like it was asking what direction is yellow. Or what shape is ‘up’. It completely didn’t compute. Which puzzled me immensely (because it is an AWESOME vid and I pretty much know it by heart...). So I started thinking and analysing and this meta is the result. Well - this is how it started. Since then I’ve had a lot of other thoughts and it’s all been siphoned into this. But in essence: The Moff rebooted the show so thoroughly that it is a completely different thing. And he didn’t do it just by taking every single issue that RTD left him with, addressing it, and fixing it - any showrunner taking over would have to do this, because Ten, bless his cotton Timelord socks, had more issues than I can count - but by changing the basic vocabulary of the show [back to what it used to be]. S6 was at the heart of this, and the changes this season brought cannot be overestimated. Follow me under the cut, and I’ll explain what I mean.

SPOILERS for all of New Who, including the most recent Christmas Special.

(Btw, this is NOT a ‘RTD is awful, Moffat is God’, essay. I find what RTD did v. interesting, and will look at it in detail.)

Anyway, for those who don’t fancy reading the whole thing - and as a nifty little intro - I summed up the whole thing in two images. *g* (The quote is from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is used to describe Angel, her broody vampire boyfriend.)

Spoilers for EVERYTHING, including the most recent Christmas Special )
elisi: (Time(Lords) can be rewritten by kathyh)
The meta café is back! (And no one's around. Ah well, that's life. *g*) Before we start, a little background for this particular meta:

A while ago I re-watched one of my favourite RTD-era vids of all time: [livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl’s Marble House. It is utterly stunning visually and the editing is incredible (the first minute is... unlike anything else), but it is also extremely hardhitting, brutal and very manipulative. I even wrote meta on it once. Now I hadn’t watched it for ages - not since before S6 - and, as I watched, the most extraordinary thing happened: I didn’t understand it. I mean, at all. It was like it was asking what direction is yellow. Or what shape is ‘up’. It completely didn’t compute. Which puzzled me immensely (because it is an AWESOME vid and I pretty much know it by heart...). So I started thinking and analysing and this meta is the result. Well - this is how it started. Since then I’ve had a lot of other thoughts and it’s all been siphoned into this. But in essence: The Moff rebooted the show so thoroughly that it is a completely different thing. And he didn’t do it just by taking every single issue that RTD left him with, addressing it, and fixing it - any showrunner taking over would have to do this, because Ten, bless his cotton Timelord socks, had more issues than I can count - but by changing the basic vocabulary of the show [back to what it used to be]. S6 was at the heart of this, and the changes this season brought cannot be overestimated. Follow me under the cut, and I’ll explain what I mean.

SPOILERS for all of New Who, including the most recent Christmas Special.

(Btw, this is NOT a ‘RTD is awful, Moffat is God’, essay. I find what RTD did v. interesting, and will look at it in detail.)

Anyway, for those who don’t fancy reading the whole thing - and as a nifty little intro - I summed up the whole thing in two images. *g* (The quote is from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is used to describe Angel, her broody vampire boyfriend.)

Spoilers for EVERYTHING, including the most recent Christmas Special )
elisi: (Time(Lords) can be rewritten by kathyh)
Because we are watching one long, continuous story, and it's timey-wimey and told backwards, but also hugely dependent on what came before (i.e. Ten).

Spoilers up to LKH, just to be on the safe side )
elisi: (Time(Lords) can be rewritten by kathyh)
Because we are watching one long, continuous story, and it's timey-wimey and told backwards, but also hugely dependent on what came before (i.e. Ten).

Spoilers up to LKH, just to be on the safe side )
elisi: (Ten (EoT) by radioactivepiss)
Are there any Tenth Doctor vids to 'I'm So Ronery'? And if not - WHY NOT???

ETA: THERE IS! \o/

Check the comments. :D
elisi: (Ten (EoT) by radioactivepiss)
Are there any Tenth Doctor vids to 'I'm So Ronery'? And if not - WHY NOT???

ETA: THERE IS! \o/

Check the comments. :D
elisi: (Time(Lords) can be rewritten by kathyh)
[livejournal.com profile] topaz_eyes and I were having a v. interesting conversation on [livejournal.com profile] solitary_summer’s LJ, but when she posted the following comment I realised I needed to make a post, because even just thinking about the answer I knew it’d fill up about 4 comment boxes. (It ended up around 8000 words, in the end. Approximately.) Plus it was wildly off topic for the post it was in…

Because this post is all about Ten and Eleven and power. (And related topics, such as their place in the universe and whether this has changed with a new head writer and how god-like they are etc. Did I mention that I ramble?)

Disclaimer: Whenever I compare something, I’m not saying that one is better than the other. I love Ten HUGELY, and wouldn’t want him any different, and ditto for Eleven. Nor am I saying that I am right, just that this is how I see things, and I love how the character of the Doctor has grown and changed. Same man, different time. That’s the key for me. (Gorgeous, gorgeous banner made for me by [livejournal.com profile] kathyh - because I wanted those words illustrated, and she then distracted me hugely with Teh Pretty... Also thanks to [livejournal.com profile] owlsie for the podcast, and (since we share a brain) about half of this belongs to [livejournal.com profile] promethia_tenk. Don't ask me which half though.)

Spoilers for all of S5 and the Christmas Special )

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