Well, FINALLY Doctor Who is back on our TV screens where it belongs. After months of rumors and casting news and tantalising trailers, we got to see a new episode tonight.
And what a cracker it was. It took off right from the beginning, with a sinister presence lurking the world’s WiFi and the third introduction to mysterious new “Impossible Girl” Clara Oswald. The story moves along at a brisk pace and all of the hallmarks of a great episode are readily apparent. There’s a lot of humor and action and a creepy new monster, the “Spoonheads,” and great use of a familiar London landmark.
During the tale, we get to delve into a little more of Clara’s story, which serves to deepen the intrigue surrounding the Woman Twice Dead, and the Doctor’s obsession with her. She has clearly jump-started his hearts and snapped him out of the funk of losing the Ponds, and he’ll do anything to make sure she’s protected. The viewers are treated to a great set-piece on a crashing airplane, some crackling dialogue between the Doctor and Clara, and a clever resolution that has to be seen to be believed.
Even the title of the episode is a clever one, especially once you see what it actually means!
It’s a fantastic start to the end of Series Seven, and I give it a 10 out of 10. Absolutely not to be missed.
Hello all. Still working away on my SF/Pulp story known as Tex Radar. It’s coming along nicely if still disorganized. but I am planning to submit it to several places (along with a couple more short stories) soon…so when I get finished and it’s off to the wild blue yonders I’ll be happy to let samples of it out for people to goggle their eyes at.
I love it. I think it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever written (which granted, isn’t much) but it’s fun and funny and epic and SCIENCE-FICTION-y and I hope everyone else likes it too.
As for the other stuff - Yes, I’m still working on The Diary of Anne Frankenstein and The Mansion Under the Stairs.
More on everything soon. Plus I’m going to start reviewing more things and generally trying to get my voice out there amongst the people..wish me luck!
Yep, I’m not idle; reading/writing/creating every night for at least 30 mins. and trying to get various projects off the ground. Not much to report yet but hopefully there will be soon.
Due to lots of things which I won’t bore you with, I’ve neglected my blog. Mostly because of Christmas and whatnot but there were other things too.
I am going to make 2013 a much more verbose one. Starting this month I’m writing at least 30 minutes every day. Going to F O R C E myself to stop existing and start living.
And about time too.
See you all soon with more fun and verbosity.
Hope you all have a fantastic, fun, and SAFE holiday tonight! Get lots of candy, you little ones!!
So, dear readers…shall I dare attempt to do this again?
For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it’s simply this:
National Novel Writing Month.
You basically have from November 1-30 to write and complete a 50,000 word novel.
I have attempted it twice before; in 2009 I got to a bit over 26,000 words on a story called The Sea Walkers before it imploded.
In 2011, after a year off, I attempted it again but I got started really late and ran out of time, patience, and ideas. That was an aborted horror story called Dark House, but I never really had any concept of that one or where it was going. It only got to 4216 words, so barely counts.
This year I have a much better concept for a novel, and have already done some preliminary R&D on the subject, but I’m not totally prepared (shocking, I know). I guess I’m mostly wondering if I should try it again. What do you think?