May 20th, 2008

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Letters to Who peeps that they will never read unless they are compulsive auto-googlers

Dear Justin Richards:

I'm a big fan of your Who work, really I am. Both as an author and an editor. It was the EDAs under your stewardship that got me back into DW properly, blah blah blah. And I'm enjoying Martha in the Mirror loads. I'm about two thirds of the way through now. Collapse )

Lots and lots of love, but a little bit of grumpiness,

Dear Steven Moffat:

I'm a big fan of your work. I remember liking Press Gang when I was ickle. I remember liking Joking Apart when I was probably slightly too young for it still. I loved Coupling. Your Who eps are consistently excellent. "Continuity Errors" haunts me to this day. I think you're great at integrating plot and characterisation and I think you could really produce some fantastic stuff so I'm really glad you're taking over for series five. Congratulations on the new job and best of luck.

One thing, though. It would be really helpful if you would stop saying things that make you sound like an arse, because I'm fairly sure you're not, really. Like the sexist stuff{*}. Or that stuff you said a while ago about how you're no longer part of fandom because you done got yourself on the telly or whatever it was that came across as very high-handed. On my end, I am going to keep up my policy of not watching behind-the-scenes rubbish (though you might want to consider not talking to Confidential, just a thought); on your end, you could avoid saying stuff so outrageous that I end up finding out about it anyway because of the whole of fandom moaning about it.

It would also make me personally happy if you would continue the underappreciated careful dance RTD has been doing around the non-telly canon of taking a certain amount of care not to explicitly deny it. That would be great.

Pls to be creating a kickass companion.

Lots of love, but a little bit of worry,

{*} Note to the people who are actually reading this: I'm fairly sure Moffat has very similar views about men; in fact I'm as certain as I can be without being him, given the existence of Coupling. He's an equal opportunities cynic but that interacts badly with the issues of society as a whole.
infinite quest martha and tardis console


lifeonmartha are doing this clever thing of having a posting month-and-a-bit covering all of Martha's eps, books, comics, lolly sticks, etc. to date ready for her coming back at the end of the season.

No one has picked The Pirate Loop yet. WTF? It is just the awesomest thing since ever and the only reason I didn't pick it is that I didn't want to be greedy. Well, that and I've already squeed about it at length as shown in that link. OK, my three top reasons were trying not to be greedy, not wanting to repeat myself, and wanting to represent for the awesomeness of Jacqueline Rayner by picking my other fave Martha book, Last Dodo. (pace wishfulaces's point about Rayner's hate on for museum curators.)

The person I am looking at knows who she is.
Book of the Still

A meme, just to round out tonight's spamminess

Gakked from capriuni.

How it works: Go to and keep reading until you find five quotes that "speak to your personal truth".

(NB, I am not necessarily fans of the following, I just liked the particular quotes.)

I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious.
David Letterman (1947 - )

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.
Fats Domino (1928 - )

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)

Who you are moment to moment is just a story.
Chuck Palahniuk (1962 - )

(I didn't fiddle with the filters, though you probably should if you do it as it took me forever.)