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20 November 2006 @ 10:29 am
In the words of the esteemed Granny Weatherwax  
"I Aten't Dead"

I didn't fall asleep at the wheel on Thursday and die in a horrific (and improbable) car crash off the M8 involving an escaped reticulated python being beaten soundly by a small fluffy kitten. I've just been... away, mostly.

The good news - SPN rocked. Seriously, Crossroad Blues was a fantastic episode which is underscoring the meta-type thoughts I've been having lately about the season as a whole. And the promo for the next episode? Gnnh! (Again, spoilery speculation type thoughts that I haven't seen mentioned elsewhere and which totally fit the thoughts I've been having about the show.) I should really put together these thoughts into a post at some point before too much longer..

The bad news. Torchwood can't do horror. Seriously, stick to Sci-Fi next time, please? The episode wasn't too bad I guess, although how much did it cry out for a character death? (I was thinking Ianto since it's the first time we've seen him outside of the confines of the dogsbody niche he's carved out for himself, but hey, what do I know about TV? Oh... that's right... *g*) But they really can't do horror.

The slightly odd news, amongst other tastes I was mostly a rock chick in my teens and early twenties. I mellowed out a lot over the last ten years and was more emo/indie/MotR lately. So why am I now listening to the Maiden and 'obtaining' the Alexisonfire CD? (And also peeved that I can't find the Enter Shikari track anywhere)? I blame television. (not that I want to blame anything, 'cause I have no problem with being a rock chick, but seriously, the soundtrack of SPN seeping into my head every week has got to be a big part of this, right?)

Kay, I'm off to write at least 5,000 words today. I have decreed it and it shall be so. </randomosity>

You are the Hanged Man

Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.

With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of
loss from a situation, rather than gain.

The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.

The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Current Mood: sillysilly (and not dead)
Current Music: Iron Maiden
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: death - mewhiskyinmind on November 21st, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
I'm actually not sure how many episodes the Torchwood season is running for - is it 12? If so, then this episode marked the halfway point which (in DW at least) would seem to be the turning point, or at least a defining point, in the character growth. Having Gwen lose her moral compass now can only lead to badness in the end and one wonders if the lessons learned in the pilot episode have been brushed aside. Susie and her quest for power, Owen and his disregard for others, the disengage from society by all of the pre-existing Torchwood 'staff' - Gwen's arrival has shaken them up but now it seems that since she is becoming more like them than they are her, the pattern will repeat.

I wonder, though, Jack is not involved with the rest of the group as much now - could that be where they're taking us? Gwen's impact on Jack has been enough that he can then transfer onto the rest of them inthe end?

Argh, deep TW thoughts... brain melty... *g*

(*sees you Dream icon and raises you a Death one*)
smhwpf on November 21st, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, Death... *g*

Yeah, the character arcs could go some very interesting places - in some ways that might be some of the most interesting aspects of things, if they do things well. What would be bad is if they just let all these moral compass issues build up and then just forget about them and let them hang without consequence. But I'm hoping they won't do that - RTD surely wouldn't allow something as big as Gwen cheating on Rhys with Owen unless he had some real consequences in mind, one hopes.