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A Good Dalek

A Good Dalek

Later on you’ll be able to find me over at Musings From Neville’s Navel, where I’m going to be collaborating with Engie to review the latest episode of Doctor Who. However, I wanted to share some of my own thoughts on a specific aspect of the episode here first. This is not a review. It is a discussion of a single line in the context of the episode and in comparison with another line from a different episode. It’s fandom…

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Morally Dubious Heroics

Morally Dubious Heroics

I am not very good at writing likeable characters. Okay, so this isn’t entirely true. I pride myself on having the ability to make my beta readers sympathise with* these characters, getting more and more invested into their stories. And then I kill them off. No, I’m joking. This is not about the characters I kill, ripping out Charley’s heart in the process. It is, actually, usually about the killers, or the survivors at least. See, I’ve noticed it particularly…

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Another Day, Another Death

Another Day, Another Death

The title of this post comes from a track on the Torchwood soundtrack, written by Ben Foster. — So, let’s talk about death. We were talking about death earlier this week, because I’m a cheery kind of person like that. And actually, it has continued to be on my mind as the days have passed, from working on backstory to¬†Watching¬†and the rest of the trilogy (which included working out the entire life story of every character, right up to the…

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The Lucifer Effect

The Lucifer Effect

Before I start, I’d like to thank Nevillegirl and Gallifrey, who both nominated me for awards recently. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to pass it on (mainly because I don’t follow enough blogs that aren’t industry professionals to actually nominate anyone), but I appreciate it nonetheless. — This week, I watched a lecture on TED.com called ‘The Psychology Of Evil”, which discussed something called the Lucifer Effect, also known as ‘how good people turn evil’. Philip Zimbardo starts the lecture…

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Flawed Heroes And Heroic Villains

Flawed Heroes And Heroic Villains

“The wonderful thing about Marvel is that they make their heroes flawed, and their villains heroic.” (Tom Hiddleston, ‘Loki’) Warning: this post contains lots of gifs (and also spoilers but only for mostly old stuff) so if you’re reading in an email, you may need to click through to see them. I’m not sure. Maybe they work.) I was reading a couple of handouts from online and real-life writing classes the other day, because I was bored and that’s what…

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