It feels as though I've been building up to this forever. In a way, I have. I announced back in February my intention to leave this site, following the transmission of Children of Earth - but in truth, it goes further back than that.
You see, people talk about 'golden ages' in their lives, rare times when they can sit back and smile knowing how good their life is, or was. Truth is, you often only come to notice a 'golden age' when the moment has passed and you're out of it, looking back and suddenly realising how good you had it. Not this time, because ever since the beginning I've known how lucky I've been working on this site, writing for you lovely people and helping to create a now established corner of Torchwood fandom. My eyes have been open all the time, and so I've been aware since day one that eventually the day would come to say goodbye.
Thing is, I never knew it would be this hard. The programme is on a creative high, and a voice in the back of my head wants me to stay put, report upon the fourth series and so on - but, no. If I don't leave now then I probably never will, and I think I need change. It keeps life fresh and exciting, and so very unpredictable. It's time I go embrace what lies on the horizon waiting for me.
So there we are. Hopefully you've enjoyed reading whatever crap I've disguised as news over the last three and a half years. I've tried to make it as entertaining, informative and honest as I possibly could - you guys and gals are so damn clever that anything else would have just be an insult to your intelligence. You might not agree with the opinions sometimes given, but I hope you appreciate them, and let them inform whatever thought processes you yourself might be forming around the series.
If I'm honest, I have no idea what happens next. TORCHWOOD.tv might continue like normal, with the team of writers hired over the last few months. Three years from now, one of them might be bidding adieu after series six, or whatever. Or maybe this is it, the end of the site. I just don't know. I hope it doesn't just fade away unnoticed. It deserves the very best, and nothing less. Fingers crossed, and good luck to those lucky folk who have the challenge of leading the site forward during its next exciting era.
I'll be sticking with sister site SARAH-JANE.tv for the foreseeable future, so hop along over there for the latest news on all things Sarah Jane Smith (The Sarah Jane Adventures). On a more intimate note, there's my personal blog - Life of Cliché - which I write on pretty much every other day. Pop along and say hello anytime you like.
Any last words? Enjoy Torchwood (whatever future it might have) - plain and simple. One day you'll look back on all this - Captain Jack Harkness, Weevils, Children of Earth, the SUV, hell... even Grey - and you'll realise, this really is a 'golden age'.
Okay, I think that's it. I'm done.
Thanks for reading!
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