Linkblogging For 19/04/10

Migrainey and tired after delivering three rounds today after work, so just links.

For those USians (sorry Sean) who don’t understand what all the fuss is about with the UK election, Debi has nicely explained the British system and the current unusual situation, as well as providing links to half a dozen other posts I was going to link.

Who has David Cameron met?

Jon Blum prefers Doctor Who to be urban rather than rural

Everyone should be reading Philip Purser-Hallard’s 140-character short stories at his fiction Twitter account, trapphic. A couple of examples:

‘Chemical symbol Lo, atomic number N, atomic weight… variable. The name “Lokium” arose because it was first discovered emulating thorium.’

The past is another country. We’ve been at war since they accused our historians of spying. In retaliation we interned everybody born there.

Most people thought far worse about this week’s Who than I did. Gavin Burrows has one of the best negative reviews.

And finally, over at FourthLetter, an absolutely fantastic series of posts (mostly guest posts) about Frank Miller, together making a very strong case for Miller’s importance despite everything. Index here.

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3 Responses to Linkblogging For 19/04/10

  1. This is obviously a perception-filter thing because I have been convinced that everyone else liked the last Doctor Who much more than me!

    • Andrew Hickey says:

      I think it’s more that I thought it was “Not that bad”, most people thought it was “quite bad” and you thought it was “*REALLY* quite bad”…

      That said, on a mailing list I lurk on, someone said it was the worst episode of anything – not just Doctor Who, anything – he’d ever seen, and claimed to be actually in shock because it was so bad…

      • Well that seems a trifle excessive! Whenever a friend of mine hears a new episode called into question he replies “Two words. Bonnie. Langford.”

        I did try to distance myself from the whole Worst Episode Ever thing by pointing out the truly terrible episodes we’d already suffered. It was more a let-down after the episode before, rather than bad-bad. But I’m still hoping next week will bounce back onto form.

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