September 29th, 2014

Doctor Who - Tom's deathbed then omnipre

You know you're...

...a bit of a hardcore Doctor Who fan when - where other people might sing a pop song that's on their mind - you find yourself humming a bit of Doctor Who incidental music from 1980. (Specifically, a bit from The Leisure Hive. If I had the relevant CD ripped to iTunes, I could tell you exactly which bit. Like you're interested...)

Mind you, that's nothing to last night, when I had a dream that I was trying to impress a complete stranger with my diehard fannish credentials by playing that harpsichord bit from Paddy Kingsland's score for The Visitation on our church Clavinova (on which gorgeous beast the harpsichord setting, like most of the voices, is absolutely brilliant...). I'm not saying I have some weird dreams or anything, but...
Sisters of Mercy - animated

These guys...

...absolutely rock.

Thanks to Sheffield Space Centre, I have a copy of jmswallow's novel Hammer and Anvil (see this post) which has set me back a mere £7:99 (+£1:50 p&p), instead of the £sillymoney it was going for on Amazon (even the price of the one copy on eBay, or the official eBook copy, were higher), which arrived this morning, which is not a bad little delivery service given that I only actually ordered it on Friday.

Thanks to all those who offered alternatives to the Amazon Marketplace prices, and especially to flickums for putting the word round on her Facebook that I was seeking a copy, and also to her friend Daniel for spotting copies from the series in the shop, 'phoning to check which specific books they had, and asking them to put a Hammer and Anvil aside for me. You guys totally rock as well!!!

(And as I don't have a Sisters of Battle icon, or even a generic WH40K one, have a Sisters of Mercy one instead. Because Sisters of Mercy also rock.)
Doctor Who - 50th anniversary logo

Ey oop, our lass...

There's a character in the book I'm currently reading called Julie Goodyear. Not, as far as I can tell, that Julie Goodyear, although she is a Brit (described as "a research historian from Cambridge University on her first dive," with no mention of her coming from Weatherfield...^_^) which suggests either a.) the author didn't do a very thorough Britpicking or b.) parents with a bit of a cruel sense of humour. I suspect a.), because there's a later reference to a "parking lot" near Liverpool Street station. Which is wrong because a.) we'd call them "car parks," and b.) I'm not really aware of any car parks near Liverpool Street. Mind you, that could be because a.) I never drive into London and b.) even if I did I'd be way too impoverished to be able to afford any car parks in that neck of the wood. It'd probably be an NCP, after all...

That's a lot of a.)s and b.)s...