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07 August 2013 @ 09:53 pm
Future Predictions for Doctor Who  
I would totally return to watching this show if the program did something even remotely close to THIS.

Obviously they won't, but I like the idea that these GIFs are basically a Malcolm Tucker-esque Doctor telling Stephen Moffat and all his creations to eff off.
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2013 04:04 am (UTC)
I just wish someone would rein him in a little, but with how childishly he responds to criticism, I guess maybe it's too hard.

I feel like he plays up the John/Sherlock shippiness the most, too, but that might just be because John is essentially the Companion to Sherlock's Doctor and therefore has to be subservient and admiring. He's in the typical 'female' role, and so must be written like a typical female, apparently.

Gatiss writes my favourite Sherlock and John combo. I find Thompson doesn't have enough humour and Moffat has nothing but, and Gatiss manages to find some nice character bits in between lovely banter.

Edited at 2013-08-08 04:04 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
I feel like he plays up the John/Sherlock shippiness the most,

He does which again, feels a lot like the whole "Fan Fiction on Screen" mentality.

Gatiss writes my favourite Sherlock and John combo.

Me too. Gatiss tends to write the most well-rounded episodes for me: drama mixed with humor. Also from reading interviews with Gatiss, I feel like he's the Awesome Victorian Gothic Horror Film Loving Black Humor Comedian best friend I never had. He's such a great combination of geekiness, sharp intelligence and bizarre humor. His commentary with Cumberbatch and Freeman for "The Great Game" is my favorite thing ever.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2013 04:15 am (UTC)
His commentary with Cumberbatch and Freeman for "The Great Game" is my favorite thing ever.

Me too! I love all of his commentaries, actually. He's adorably enthusiastic about whatever he's talking about. The other commentaries on Sherlock in both series are a bit disappointing, but I do love that one. It's what I had on my portable DVD player when I had to do a glucose tolerance test by drinking an entire bottle of something I'm allergic to. It was a very good distraction.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2013 04:18 am (UTC)
I had to do a glucose tolerance test by drinking an entire bottle of something I'm allergic to.

Ack, that sounds unpleasant. Hopefully the trio's random observations of things did cheer you up. My personal favorite is Gatiss revealing that he used to swim at the pool where they shot the final scene. I loved his response to Cumberbatch's question of what he would have said should he have been told at 15 that he'd be writing for Doctor Who and Sherlock 20 years later.

"Doctor Who's still on? Whoo!"
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
"I can't hear you, I'm swimming!"

I also like Freeman's suggestion for getting out of the cold weather next series "Murder in a Carpeted Interior". And, of course, 'Rupert Graves is good at football and has five children'.

It was very useful, though I did turn it off briefly when I thought I was going to pass out. My mum's shoulder did most of the entertaining for that period of time.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2013 04:28 am (UTC)
"I can't hear you, I'm swimming!"

Such an unexpected time to bring up logic!

My mum's shoulder did most of the entertaining for that period of time.

Awww! It's a lovely image even though it involves you feeling poorly.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2013 04:36 am (UTC)
My mum's shoulder is quite reliable, but rather stoic. I was like 'I'm going to pass out' and my mum the nurse was like 'well put your head between your knees, doofus' and went back to her book.

It's sort of like 'the cobbler's children have no shoes'. The nurses children have no sympathy.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2013 04:38 am (UTC)
The nurses children have no sympathy.

And the psychologist's children never get a good childhood. I probably shouldn't find that very funny but oddly I still chuckle when my friends whose parents were both psychologists whip out stories.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2013 04:43 am (UTC)
My mum says it's just basically that you've spent all day caring and then you come home and you just can't care any more. I was also a bit of a hypochondriac, so my cries of illness were probably best taken with a grain of salt. When I had my gallbladder out, I was completely obstructed and jaundice. I called my mum, who was working nights, and I said 'I think I'm yellow' and my mum said 'you're not yellow' and then came home in the morning and went 'okay, you're yellow, we're going to emerg'.
aelfgyfu_mead: Sherlock and Johnaelfgyfu_mead on August 8th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
Yes on Gatiss. I haven't heard the commentary yet; I should listen when I have time (which might be never).
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 9th, 2013 12:46 am (UTC)
When time becomes available you should definitely give it a listen. It contains some hilarious asides from everyone.