The season finale of Doctor Who has been and gone, and I was profoundly disappointed by the entire season. The advent of the first female Doctor Who should have been a time of glorious reinvention for the show, broadening horizons and taking the opportunity to do something utterly fantastic to demonstrate how the character […]Read More Brainscrub
It feels like a chapter is coming to a close at last, and I hadn’t realised I’d been in it until I got to see the blank space at the end of the page and realised the facing page had a big number on it.Read More Moving on
Just to get it out of the way, as I suspect it may be held up as a human shield in front of snipers, the reason I do not like the new Doctor Who series is NOT because it now has a female lead. I was thrilled to bits when the reveal of Jodie Whitaker […]Read More Why I Don’t Not Like The New Doctor Who Series
But it is a lot of fun. A good friend of mine is having a birthday party later this month and, being of excellent judgement, he has decided to make it a costume party. The theme is movie characters and, since I went as one of my favourite masked psychopaths (V from V for Vendetta) […]Read More Making Up Is Hard To Do
Yesterday I mentioned to a friend that before “A Step Beyond Context” I’d been working on a novel set in an early-Victorian magical subculture in England – but that I’d abandoned it because I couldn’t get the pacing right and it was too long and drawn out. I decided to dig it out just to […]Read More One from the (secret) vaults.
Some words from the Sage of Northampton, as recorded in an interview here which bear repeating: The Bardic tradition of magic, when satires were justifiably more feared than curses and when the creator was respected as a powerful magician rather than as someone getting by out on the fringes of the entertainment industry, is one […]Read More The Ink Dipped Wand
Okay this is not strictly a gaming post but it will I’m sure be of interest to some gamers. HP Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness” has been turned into a play and I went to see it last night at the Studio Theatre in Harrogate. It was the last performance in Harrogate but […]Read More At the Mountains of Harrogate – #TrailOfCthulhu
Anyone fancy a new roleplaying campaign set in a dystopian isolated nation with a crumbling economy and a rising trend of fascism? Oh yeah. The UK does.Read More BREXIT