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Sherlock: The Lying Detective

13.1.17


I've had two nightmares about serial killers this week. Don't think it's really related. But mainly I'm wondering, was that bit about the orangutan betwixt Sherlock and Watson a reference to Poe's detective (and Sherlock's predecessor), C. Auguste Dupin, and 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue'? 



Carrie and Leia

12.1.17


I didn't say anything about Carrie Fisher before because I didn't know what to say.

Princess Leia is one of my heroes but I loved General Leia. I never put the words together to explain why.

Anne has and I just found them: theestablishment.co/general-leia-organa-is-the-hero-we-need-right-now



Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

28.12.16


I love this!

"You're a little wet."

"I prefer 'mild mannered'."



The Secret Countess, chapter 10

23.12.16


And so they played some of the world's loveliest piano music - the exiled homesick girl, the humiliated of man. Not properly. Better than that.

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National Book Tokens Hidden Book Game

23.11.16


I'm supposed to be writing today, so of course I'm doing anything but.

Took a swing at the National Book Tokens Hidden Book Game, some puzzling, more Googling. And I have the answers. I won't tell you where they belong; it's fairly obvious once you see them.

http://caboodle.nationalbooktokens.com/hiddenbooks/?competition=10


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea | A Passage to India | Alice's Adventures in Wonderland | Animal Farm | Bring Up the Bodies | East of Eden | Fear and Loathing on Las Vegas | Labyrinth | Long Walk to Freedom | Me Before You | Midnight's Children | Noughts and Crosses | Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha | The BFG | The Girl on the Train | The Green Road | The Help | The Trouble with Goats and Sheep | Three Men in a Boat | Valley of the Dolls



Blindspot, episode 2.9

22.11.16


Seriously? THAT'S where you're going to leave it all winter? I was going to watch the next one anyway.


The Mad Ship, Flights

20.11.16


More thinking.

'Such a storm of emotions as humans can evoke, all on the basis of imagination,' the dragon observed condescendingly. In a more reflective voice she asked, 'Do you do this because you live such short lives? Tell yourselves wild tales of what might happen tomorrow, and feel all the feelings of events that will never happen? Perhaps to make up for the pasts you cannot recall, you invent futures that will not exist.'

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The Mad Ship, Surviving

19.11.16


"A manner of speaking becomes a manner of thinking."

Belated note. Guess I found it important, and thought provoking.

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