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writing, gaming, creating

Times Up

Timed writing exercise, using each word from the sentence – “It is an intuitive, user-friendly software package, simple to maintain, operate and upgrade as necessary.” – to start off individual sentences or sections of speech. Approximately 10 minutes writing time, with no expectations of completing the story. Sentence taken from the following document: Securing the…
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March 12, 2012 0

Magic of the Angels: Review

Magic of the Angels by Jacqueline Rayner My rating: 3 of 5 stars A Quick Read can easily just slip by in a single sitting. At the end, you might feel the urge to go out and read more of an author, or you might be inspired to read another and another. A Quick Read…
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February 29, 2012 0

To Infinity and Beyond!

I realise that we have been approaching the Age of Science Fiction for a long time. In a world where technical development seems to be a constant drive and the next best gadget lurks over every horizon, it can only be a matter of time before we finally can wear silver space suits and travel…
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February 22, 2012 0

Comfort on Demand

For my part, I find science fiction equals comfort. I could easily sit down for a mammoth session of Star Trek or Doctor Who in the same way I might settle in with a big tub of ice cream or a bumber tube of Pringles. I find the experience somehow soothing. I disengage to a…
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February 16, 2012 0

The Voyage of the Space Beagle

I enjoy a nice bit of classic sci-fi. I have been reading The Voyage of the Space Beagle, a fine tale of space exploration by A E Van Vogt. If you enjoy Star Trek, in any incarnation, I recommend you seek out this slim volume. In structure, the overall tale takes in more than one…
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February 9, 2012 0

The Carnival of Monsters – Part 1

Watched this on DVD for the first time. I’m simply too young to have been watching any Pertwee, so every Third Doctor episode and story comes to me fresh. For a first episode, it throws up far more questions than it answers. In that respect, the story does well to draw the viewer in and…
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November 13, 2011 0

Diary of the Doctor

I have discovered the Diary of the Doctor Who Role-Playing Games, a relatively regular and current amateur online magazine, free to download, providing characters, environments, adventures, and features for all incarnations of the Doctor Who RPG – include the FASA and Timelord versions. While I haven’t had the chance to read through the thirteen issues…
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November 9, 2011 0

Let’s Kill Hitler

Personally, I loved it. I loved the setting. I loved the sets. I loved the characters, including Mel. I loved the man-ship full of little people. I especially loved the people on Twitter who seemed upset about the throwaway use of Hitler and the retconned appearance of Mel. I mean, what? All of River Song’s…
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August 27, 2011 0

Lost Thursday

A mere two days until ‘Miracle day’, and I have already resigned to the loss of my Thursdays for the next 10 weeks. Getting up at 5am, returning from work around 5pm, the volunteering until past 8pm – Torchwood, I hope, will be my little reward for a long hard day. No pressure Captain Jack!…
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July 12, 2011 0

Monster Monster

I’m all too easily impressed by technology. And when you combine it with Doctor Who. And then add in a collectible element. And cards. And… Well, I have exercised my sanity and promised not to get involved. I purchased the first issue of the Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine, but certainly don’t intend to go…
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May 8, 2011 0