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RadagastWiz

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3 hours ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

And we're back! I should update my personal progress, I've now read every bit of Cosmere prose that Brandon has written; only White Sand remains. On that score I found I could purchase electronic copies directly from the comic publisher and bypass any Amazon-based distribution (see https://www.dynamite.com/digital/viewProduct.html... ). I've already started Vol 1.

This means I also finished the novellas and shorts from Arcanum Unbounded; I was particularly smitten with Shadows for Silence, which is one of the best horror works I've read that's not explicitly in that genre. I feel Mark would particularly appreciate its themes.

2 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 1 reply · +3 points

On bookcases, Ikea's 'Billy' line has never steered me wrong.

6 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

Ah, thanks for the update!

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 2 replies · +9 points

Mark, about 5 minutes in - "It's one where we don't see the Doctor immediately." Yeah, about that...

There's a couple Doctor-ish clues about Ruth right off the bat - the hands on her watch are TARDIS blue, time seems to slow down as the seconds tick off; her hall mirror is a hexagon, evoking the console.

They pull a nice bait-and-switch with Allan - he notices Lee's odd behaviour because that's the one of the two who remembers his past; if Ruth had kept her memories she'd probably stand out even more.

1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

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1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 2 replies · +6 points

Two big standouts for me in this one:

I'm Canadian and live close enough to Niagara to be familiar with its geography. The entirety of the opening sequence is on our side of the river, meaning that this episode contains the first piece of canon Who set in Canada! Huzzah.

The second bit is the actress for the Skithra queen: Anjli Mohindra, best known to Whovians as the 'companion' Rani on the Sarah Jane Adventures. Good range on her!

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 0 replies · +2 points

I appreciate you find the episode flawed, Mark, and you articulate most of my concerns with it. I personally find it more than flawed - I refused to re-watch it - and will leave my commentary at that.

1 week ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 1 reply · +3 points

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1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 2 replies · +4 points

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2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Doctor W... · 3 replies · +4 points

>I missed the name of the particles the Kasaavins would have detected.

Artron energy, a well-established Who term.

> this version of The Master is not Missy, but John’s Simm’s character

Is he? He has to follow Missy in the sequence, I'm sure, and he's harkening back to many of his previous selves, not just Simm.

>He was one of the primary antagonists, and he just… ran away? Hmm. Not my favorite choice.

Agreed, poor move.
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