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"even though it seems really weird"

Today is the first day of the new semester! My seminar(s) are mere hours away... Where did summer go again, exactly?

In other news...

* At Goodreads.com, I've created a Listopia list for the best Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Novels. It's a work in progress. Please take part and add books or vote if you're interested! Thanks so much. I'll have a new update soon to post here about my ongoing Sherlockian pastiche reading.

* I love Cabin Pressure. So much. This latest series was, yes, brilliant.

(And speaking of great series, the second series of Garrow's Law was fantastic, as expected.)

* This week also spells the return of Doctor Who.

Thanks to porpoise_song for getting me in the mood...

Rory Williams,Doctor Who,Amelia Pond,Rory Pond,The Doctor,Eleventh Doctor,Series six,Doctor Who series six

"But the thing is, we’ve taken away all the things that can possibly have happened, so I suppose the only thing that’s left, even though it seems really weird, must be the thing that did happen, in fact."
Martin Crieff, Cabin Pressure, "Paris"


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Aug. 22nd, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
I don't really watch Dr Who, but I saw Arthur Darville as Mephistophiles in Dr Faustus at The Globe and he was most cool. He shoots fireworks out of his fingers!
Aug. 22nd, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
Good heavens, I bet that was so much fun to see!
Aug. 22nd, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
It was. I loved it. I'm not sure whether or not they've filmed that one.
Aug. 23rd, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)

Oh, I'll have to look! *fingers crossed*
Aug. 22nd, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, where did the summer go... My kids went back to school today, my university starts today, though fortunately I don't teach until tomorrow.

Hope your seminars go well -- they sound like a lot of fun.

Aug. 23rd, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! So far, so good! :D

I hope your new semester and your childrens' get off to a great start.
Aug. 22nd, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
I had to google Cabin Pressure. Cute nameplay, Benedict playing Martin, ha ha. How do you hear it... do you have to purchase?
Aug. 23rd, 2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
Usually the BBC website has each episode (there are now three seasons plus a Christmas episode) up for listening for a week. After that, you can buy them through iTunes or Audible.com. (The third season just ended, so it will probably be a few weeks before it's available for purchase.)

It's really brilliant. And one of the most recent episodes (the one I quoted at the bottom of this post, the riff on the classic Holmesian quote from "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet") has an extended gag about Benedict Cumberbatch's Martin Crieff as a sleuth (with many Sherlock in-jokes). So much fun, and unexpectedly poignant, too.
Aug. 22nd, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
oh please please tell me the Rory gif is sharable so long as I credit the person who made it.

I just cackled so loudly it made the cat jump. LOL
Aug. 23rd, 2011 12:59 pm (UTC)
I LOLed, too!

I just assumed it was shareable, as the "share" option was open on Photobucket. It's by porpoise_song. :D
Aug. 23rd, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
RORY!!! My BAMF of BAMFs! Oh, how I adore him!
Aug. 23rd, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
LOL! How can anyone not lot Rory? He's the man!
Aug. 23rd, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
In case you weren't aware, there was a Mythos mention in last Sunday's Prince Valiant
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Yog, baby! What are you doing there? Now that's a surprise crossover. LOL!
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