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14 January 2018 @ 10:58 pm
In 2008 I posted this
Let us see how I did

A lesbian companion Apart from using a noun as an adjective, I think I get full marks for this one.

Considerably reduced representation of our homosexualist brethren otherwise. Before Bill/Heather we had Clara/Jane Austen and River/Cleopatra. Then we had those Romans. I wouldn't say considerably reduced. To Steven Moffat, lesbians continue to be just a big blob of jam.

...I therefore predict a timey wimey subplot strung through the whole of series five: something just slightly more complex than the simple circular logic of Time Crash or the MacGuffin in Mawdryn Undead, something more like the 8th doctor novel "Vanderdeken's Children" I misunderestimated him. Imagine using an 8DA as a reference point in fandom these days!

Really explicit reference to the Talons of Weng Chiang ...with Jimmy Vee as Mr Sin. Nope, just more vague ones, as recently as Christmas (revisiting a location from The Empty Child that seemed to reference a conflict mentioned in Talons). Jimmy Vee is R2D2 now: I did not see that coming.

Something clever with the TARDIS translation circuits, leading to a story from different viewpoints. Half a point for the "Melody Pond" embroidery.

After two stories (Blink and Time Crash) featured near word-perfect reinterpretations of scenes from the Red Dwarf episode "Future Echoes", I anticipate another Red Dwarfalike with potential for cleverness... Nah...? Just where common SF tropes have been mined, and not too many new tropes at that. We've seen many themes he touched on in the RTD era done to death (an image of a thing being that thing, nursery rhymes, comical nudity, people being visited at different points in their lives). We didn't get as much originality as I thought we would: not even derivative originality.

No supporting cast of families; maybe some "UNIT family", but no reoccurring friends and family of the companions Just Danny Pink, because Rory was a companion and Rory's dad was not in it very much? Half a point? We had a UNIT family anyway.

Less of the "Cult of the Producer" Didn't really account for the ego here.

Murray Gold will be blamed for the bad sound mix That got much better! Happy to be wrong there.

For Sir John Hurt, CBE, (22 Jan 1940 - 25 Jan 2017) Mitch Miller's Auld Lang Syne

May 2018 be the best year yet for you and yours. Mary

Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special - "Twice Upon A Time"
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19 December 2017 @ 06:24 pm
This isn't mine, although I wish it was. I came across it at Imgur.

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Current Location: in a holding pattern
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: MSNBC, The Rachel Maddow Show
There are 10 Dr Who Christmas Carols Up on YouTube

Angels in the Snow - Annie Lennox

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Perry Como

Song for a Winter's Night - Sarah McLachlan

White is in the Winter Night - Enya

Home for the Holidays - Garth Brooks

Little Town of Bethlehem - Judy Collins

Carol of the Birds - Chip Davis

Jingle Bells - Willie Nelson

Father Christmas - Susan Boyle

Rudolph - Duck the Halls


And a reminder for Christmas Eve that we came out with the statistical proof in 2016 that Henry Livingston wrote "Night Before Christmas" and not Clement Moore.

The Night Before Christmas" by The Trail Band to massive numbers of antique illustrations from my collection, in the Henry Livingston playlist

My 3 Kindle books will be free for Christmas starting December 23, 2017.

*****FREE*****FOR CHRISTMAS*****
Henry Livingston, The Poet You Always Loved

Thrice Happy Poetry - 14 poems of love and women by Henry Livingston, comic book style, illustrated with 174 antique postcards

The Night Before Christmas - by Henry Livingston, NOT Clement Moore - the original 1823 version of the poem with 89 illustrations from 21 different vintage editions

A most Happy Christmas to all.
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01 December 2017 @ 06:24 am
Hi everyone,

I'm selling my brand new with tags, vest top/bodysuit from Topshop. It's a top that was seen on Bill Potts. It is still in its original packaging and has never been worn. It is a US2/UK10 and comes with a smoke-free and pet free home.

Please see below for the link.