Monday, September 17, 2007


Damn your black heart, Steven Moffat! Well, ok, not really. But it is sort of unfair that you are brilliant and funny and possibly the best tv writer ever. Also you have some of the best writer commentary tracks ever--you are also funny *on cue* (regarding "The Doctor Dances:" "Come on, you old virgin . . . ." This is much funnier in context in a Scottish accent, coming on the heels of Moffat discussing the fact that Christopher Eccleston looks very different in person than he does on screen and musing about the extra flesh that Eccleston must let down from somewhere when he is going to be on screen. Really, Moffat talks exactly like a character from Coupling.).

I don't care whether or not all of you out there have ever watched or liked Doctor Who. You need to go, now, and watch "Blink", the Steven Moffat episode from the third season of the new series. I had heard from the Fanboys that it was amazing, which meant that I was, frankly, not expecting very much even though I love Moffat--the Popular Wisdom on these things tends to be set in stone after just a few very odd people weight in. It is creepy, and interesting, and emotional (although not as emotional as the Paul Cornell stuff), and it plays with the time issues in new ways--sort of like Moffat's "The Girl in the Fireplace" from season 2 (which just won a Hugo). There are holes the way there would be for any time travel story, but it is really just amazing. I cannot recommend it enough. However, don't watch it alone--it is also really, really creepy.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

And then sometimes I don't hate people at all.

I discovered that I dropped my wallet on the train platform this morning when the woman who found it (20 minutes after I dropped it) called me to let me know she had it. She had found my business card in the wallet and figured she'd give that number a shot, and if that didn't work, she was going to bring it by my house (the address was on my license). She made my day. EVERYTHING WAS STILL IN THE WALLET.