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Apr. 28th, 2006

Oh my God, the TWoP Doctor Who recaps are JUST GETTING WORSE!
It's about intimacy, interaction; the quality of how you choose to spend your time -- and what you do with the information. It's about intimacy.

OH GOOD SWEET JESUS, he's at it again. Is it really "about intimacy"? Really? How fascinating and insightful. And then goes on for an entire page about Gnostic mythology and really, I'm as geeky as the next person and I love reading intelligent academic essays on pop culture, but....IT'S DOCTOR FUCKING WHO! Christ.
Something above roars. Like a lion, like a God.

Or like a big scary CGI monster that's there to send us running behind the sofa rather than waffling on pompously about Zoroastrian myths? Seriously, this is some of the worst writing I've ever read in my life. It is truly, truly atrocious. It's so bad it actually enrages me. And yet I keep coming back each week, like a masochist!


Apr. 28th, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC)
I KNOW. It's so terrible. He's so desperate to tell us about his facile observations on the Deeper Meaning, and it sits really badly with the TWoP-tone he's trying for in between times. I think this bit form the first page was one of my "favourites":

But on another level, it's not so funny: if you're only repeating the information somebody else gives you, it's not news, it's not legitimate, it's nothing but parroting back the last thing you heard. It's not the news:
Apr. 28th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC)
Oh God, it's just so terrible. And you're so right about the unsuccessful mix of pretentious theorizing and ill-executed snark.
Apr. 28th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, now my head HURTS.

All those poor journalists last night who were only repeating the information I'd given them about the latest on bird flu testing. They thought they were conveying news to their audience, when they were only parroting back the last thing they'd heard from someone else.

But... but... what is the news, then? Je ne comprends pas. Having just read it, I know he was talking about Rose and Adam, but his This Is Truth style is really ludicrous.

On another note, his self-conscious use of BritSlang is cringworthily laughable.


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