My Amazing Not the Least Bit Embarassing Christmas Playlist

I don't have to make excuses for any of this, even though the desire is strong, IT'S CHRISTMAS. And this is the playlist I listen to (a work-in-progress of MANY YEARS): 1: Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) (The Darkness) - Probably my favourite Christmas song. I'm not sure how that happened, but yeah,…

Who’s the cutest cygnet? (and a new vid!)

So the loch I try and have a daily run by is still frozen over, and some of the swans have taken to investigating the land. And this cygnet came up to me making ridiculously cute noises - I'd no idea swans had cute noises! And I snapped a few pics. (Mummy swan was not…

Top Ten Star Trek: the Next Generation

I am in the midst of flu. Not serious flu, the sort of flu that makes you feel utterly miserable and your limbs ache and your head floofy, but not actually bad enough that you can’t wander about and complain heartily about your pitiable condition. Anyway, flu, yes. YAY. So it’s making writing a smidgen…

Everything I Thought About the Shiny New Third Doctor Comic

So the lovely folk at Titan have been doing a great and excellent thing and that is making classic Who comics. And I Quite Loved the Fourth Doctor one despite my distrust and confusion re comics, so clearly getting the Third Doctor one was going to happen. It was a very good choice. Everything I…

The 100 Greatest Starfleet Characters in Star Trek

This year is Star Trek’s fiftieth anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than with a helping of good old-fashioned nerd-rage at an Internet list you don’t agree with? After reading a list of the 100 Most Important Members of Starfleet on Wired, I was cool and collected despite the many egregious errors, not least…

Game of Thrones 609 Battle of the Bastards and 610 The Winds of Winter

Game of Thrones, remember that? I was doing a super timely review thing after each ep and then thought it would be extra awesome to wait weeks after the final episodes before finishing it off. Yes. I didn't forget. That would be silly. BUT GOSH. If you can remember what happened in the last two…

The Most Terrifying Thing I’ve Encountered in Fallout 4

There I was, just helping out a guy who'd locked his father in an asylum after he got an ancient artifact stuck to his head 400 years ago and lost his grip on reality, when I opened a door and there was this:   In the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout 4, these bloody monkeys are…