Tuesday, November 26, 2013

So Day of the Doctor

Well, it was highly satisfying. I'm not going into detail because I know there are still folks who haven't watched it but I loved how the story line tied so much of the Doctor's history together so intelligently. It's full of clever twists, reminders, cameos, unexpected facts, solutions to problems and so much more - especially the on-going story line which I think is going to delight most fans.

I think Steven Moffat has definitely pulled it off because when he's good he's very, very good and this time he is very, very good.

It's available free on iView in Australia for a while. If you haven't seen it yet, go, sit comfortably and enjoy.

I enjoyed The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot too as well as some of the other videos here on the BBC website.

Why yes I am a Doctor Who tragic.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Been a Bit Quiet, Haven't I.

It's due to lots of things, some small, some big, that have all piled in on me. So in the interest of lifting the general pall I give you these links.

Via Laura E. Goodin  I had seen this amazing archer before but Laura reminded me about him.

I'm not sure where I came across this but the photos are breathtaking.

I saw a photo of one of these extraordinary sculptures in a magazine while I was waiting for a doctor and as soon as I got home I looked up the website.

And one more. I was researching cave living when I found these.

And finally an ad from Air New Zealand which doesn't take itself too seriously.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Spam, Spam, Go Away

A few weeks ago I wrote a post entitled A Small, Sad Ending about the demise of the baby doves in the nest just outside my back door and how their parents grieved. I thought it was a touching story.

Unfortunately it has attracted a continual round of pornographic spam links in the comments ever since it went up. It's not that I don't get pornographic spam links all the time and on many posts - and I'm sure I'm not alone in that - but the bulk of it gets caught up by Blogger and just has to be deleted every now and then. I don't even see it except when I clear it. What I'm getting now, though, escapes the net and comes to me for a decision. So if anyone has been wondering why I moderate comments you now know and you also know why I've reinstated word verification which I hope will block them.