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May. 4th, 2010

Another week and no update, but there really doesn't seem to be anything to update about. Life is very... same-ish, and time is somehow flying past, unnoticed. I'm feeling a bit like Hans Castorp, except with worse writing, and less philosophy or Swiss Alps.



DW doesn't really motivate me either, mostly because I tend to simply drift off 15 minutes or so into an episode. I'm not an old school fan and only started watching through TW, so I guess that makes a difference, but so far I'm feeling about S5 a lot like Jack about Adam; I watch it, and I feel nothing. A vague intellectual and/or aesthetic appreciation maybe, but no warmth, no connection at all. Like I've said before, there's nothing I feel I can legitimately criticise, especially if it's things I'd overlook without a second (or first) thought if the story worked for me on an emotional level, but the blah feeling won't go away. And there's something about Eleven, when he does this slightly paternalistic professor authority thing, that is like fingernails on blackboard for me. I'm not even trying to rationally explain it, but there it is. Borderline squick.

It's not that RTD's writing never frustrated me, but there always were plenty of moments that made me genuinely happy, and at least it frustrated me in ways that resulted in (at the last count) some 18.000 words trying to comprehensively sort out the whole death and life theme in DW and TW. Which actually also makes me happy, so for once I'm not even going to pretend to be embarrassed about the word count or bothered by the fact that absolutely no one is going to read something this long if it's vaguely philosophical and entirely lacking in -isms of any kind meta, rather than porn.

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smirnoffmule
May. 3rd, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
I haven't been watching the new new Who either. I did mean to, but whenever I go to do it I find I just don't really have the motivation. Been following my flist's write-ups with vague interest, but they're still not inspiring me to actually watch it myself. Like you, a vague intellectual interest, but no real personal drive. IDK, maybe I'll get it on DVD one day.
solitary_summer
May. 3rd, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
Everyone's so enthusiastic, so keep trying, and I keep thinking I'm being unfair or prejudiced, and maybe I am, or maybe I'm just too stupid to appreciate the brilliancy, but I can't get into it. I don't particularly like the more fairytale-like approach, and there's something about Eleven that just rubs me the wrong way, which obviously is a bit of a problem, him being the main character and all...
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