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  • Doctor Who: “Thin Ice” Review


    The Doctor and Bill visit Regency London (not Victorian this time, so no sign of the Paternoster Gang). Specifically, the Frost Fair of 1814, when the Thames was frozen over in the “Little Ice Age.” But there’s something under the ice that’s eating people.

    Because the TARDIS chose this destination, so of course there is. (more…)

  • Beaumont and Beasley: Big Announcement! (and Other News)


    I have a terrible confession to make. I am going to fail Camp NaNoWriMo. I may as well admit it; the handwriting is on the wall. My downfall approaches. (more…)

  • Doctor Who: “Smile” Review


    Series 10 of Doctor Who continues with a story set in the distant future on an eerie human colony planet…where the Doctor and Bill discover an army of homicidal emoji-faced robots!

    Wait, come back! It’s actually good! (more…)

  • Some Quick News


    This isn’t going to be a long post; I just wanted to update my followers on a couple of things. First off, about those extended marketing plans for The Beast of Talesend: I’m afraid they’ve stalled for the time being. Snags have arisen in my efforts to publish to both Nook and iBooks, so it looks like I’m going to be Amazon-only for the foreseeable future. This isn’t a big deal to me, though I hope it’s not an inconvenience for any of my readers. (more…)

  • Doctor Who: “The Pilot” Review


    The Doctor is back at last! I’ll be posting weekly reviews of the show throughout the run of Series 10. They’ll include some spoilers, but I’ll have a brief spoiler-free synopsis at the beginning of each one for people who haven’t seen the episode in question yet.
    So, without further ado, let’s discuss “The Pilot.” (more…)

  • Updates on The Beast of Talesend


    First off, I want to wish everyone reading this blog post a blessed and happy Easter. The stats for this site have risen significantly in the past few weeks, and I really appreciate all the interest my readers have shown.

    Now, I’m not exactly sure how this next piece of news will be received, but I’m hoping it won’t be too much of an inconvenience. (more…)

  • Diversity, Discernment, and Doritos


    The title of this post is not a trick. It will actually involve Doritos. Not tangible, edible Doritos, but theoretical ones which are philosophically relevant and still quite delicious. (In theory, at least.)

    Normally, I try to steer clear of internet controversy. There’s enough of it going around these days without me adding fuel to the inferno. And I don’t intend to fire up any heated debates now. (Take note, commenters.) But given various recent events in the realm of film and geekery, I believe now is an appropriate time to gently poke the Giant Rainbow-Hued Bear of Diversity and Political Correctness.

    *shrug* It had to happen sometime. (more…)

  • Newsletter Launch! (And Why You Should Care)


    Ugh. Another person asking me to sign up for their newsletter?

    Yes. I am, quite brazenly, asking you to do that.

    Why should I? My inbox has enough clutter.

    I’m sure it does, and I sympathize. However, I guarantee you that this newsletter will be worth your while. (more…)

  • Favorite TV Show Episode Blogathon: Ryker (The Virginian, S3E1)


    “I wouldn’t be so high on myself if I was you, Ryker.”
    “Oh, yes, you would—if you were me.”

    I was very excited when I found out about the Annual Favorite TV Show Episode Blogathon on A Shroud of Thoughts, as it’s dedicated to classic TV shows. There are a ton of classic TV programs that are very dear to my heart, and most of them don’t get enough love these days. So I’m looking forward to introducing you to the coolest Western hero you’ve probably never heard of. (more…)

  • Website Reboot and Other Announcements


    At long last, the server change for this site is finally finished. As you can see, I’ve updated it with a new theme, a new logo, and a very nifty one-page scrolling format.

    Yes, yes, I realize that you are overwhelmed by all this awesomeness, but please try to get a hold of yourselves. I’ll wait. (more…)