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Would You Still Jump?

Would You Still Jump?

In this first of a series of cheery, lighthearted blog posts, I’m going to talk about something that has been on my mind recently. I’ve been thinking about death. This particular spate of musing was triggered by Torchwood, not for the first time. You see, halfway through series two of Torchwood, Owen dies. Except not quite. This being Torchwood and thus part of the Whoniverse, he doesn’t stop walking around. Unsurprisingly, he has an identity crisis – wouldn’t you? –…

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Why We Care About Fictional Characters

Why We Care About Fictional Characters

It’s funny the way we care about fictional characters. I mean, we know they’re not real, but something inside us cares what happens to them. We want Frodo to destroy the ring without getting killed; we want Jack to let Owen back on the Torchwood team; we want Sherlock not to fall. It matters to us. Why does it matter to us? Fictional characters are fictional. They don’t exist, they really don’t. Often, however, they outlive their authors. Walk up…

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