Hello all! Look at me, taking the rare opportunity to actually post a diary entry on Janine Rivers’ diary! Well, sort of. From here on, I will be taking a break from… virtually everything. A whole number of reasons including work, study, and travel commitments, but broadly a need to escape from the world for a while.… Continue reading A Long Break: Goodbye for Now
We now understand that John Hurt played the Doctor. That his Doctor has as much of a right to that title as any other, that he stuck to promise as far as he could, that he’s no more at ideological tensions with his other incarnations than Pertwee’s Doctor is. But there’s still another kind of… Continue reading The Gospel of John Hurt – Part III: Out of the Wilderness
Of all the material I could dip into here, I think it makes sense to start with The Day of the Doctor, the one and only televised Doctor Who story to actually feature the War Doctor as anything other than a cliff-hanger or an implicit ghost. The question I am asking as I examine these… Continue reading The Gospel of John Hurt – Part II: Any kind of Doctor at all?
First off, apologies for not having updated this blog in a long time. I’d like to bring good news, but sadly this post isn’t the start of a new surge of creative output. As of April, I enter a period of still and reflective contemplation, in which I will retreat from the stresses and distractions… Continue reading The Gospel of John Hurt – Part I: A Question of Origins
2017 really is a year of change, saying goodbye to the old and ushering in the new. This change exists on a global scale. And of course, change happens. Change is a fact of existence. But its effects are manifest and harder-hitting than ever this year. So: forgetting the persecution of women and minorities in… Continue reading The 13th Doctor – Top 10 Choices
“We must not look at goblin men. We must not buy their fruits. Who knows upon what soil they fed Their hungry, thirsty roots?“ This line from the Doctor Who episode Midnight (2008) is taken from Christina Rossetti’s well-known narrative poem Goblin Market, published in 1862. Like Midnight, Goblin Market is not for children, though… Continue reading Reposted: Come Buy Our Orchard Fruits
“But you know: you know that if I could have stayed, if I could have gone on, that I would have clutched every second: whatever it was, this death, you know that it came and took me, like a child carried away by goblins.” – The Time Traveller’s Wife Obverse Books, earlier this year, published… Continue reading Reposted: A Child Carried Away By Goblins (Full)