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..and other stuff.

There are some really, really pretty T-shirts (and other clothes) at Imaginary Foundation. They're mostly art-based - there's a Roscharch girl which is quite funky, and I like the "Wisdom begins in wonder" one, but my favourite is the "Keep it Surreal" one, with Magritte and his "ne pas un pipe" with a flower growing out of the pipe. Heh.

In more fandom-merging, The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents is currently available on BBC7 Listen Again, featuring, apparently, David Tennant. There are also Doctor Who things on Listen Again. And I was excited to notice the dramatisation of At The Back Of The North Wind, a book I absolutely adored when I was young.

Scott Adams, Dilbert creater, has a rant about context, and how he wishes the media would give us context for things. I've been meaning to do a rant about context for ages - it grew out of my surveys rant, because there are few things that annoy me more than people taking really facile conclusions from surveys, without stopping to wonder if there's any other reason the numbers have come out like that. I mean, we've all realised by now that the reason there's higher crime in mainly-black ghettos is down to socio-economic factors rather than race ones, but people don't seem to apply the same logic to other things. Anyway, go read Scott Adams.

Look! A bloke making bookcases out of books. They're quite cool, but I'm not sure if I really approve of doing useful things with books and not just hoarding them.

Lastly, boo! to Schumi exploding, and boo! to Robin Hood, mainly. It wasn't offensively bad, but the dialogue was dreadful, everything was completely anachronistic (and not even consistently anachronistic), it was cliched, they were wearing wool mail and couldn't use their bows or swords to save their lives, and there was an Annoying "Comedy" Sidekick TM. I didn't fancy Robin, which I think is going to have to be a prerequisite for watching this, really. Prince of Thieves was better than it, and that's not saying a lot. Paul Cornell of Doctor Who writing fame thinks it's wonderful, but that's not surprising since he's writing for it. But it made me think I'd never like to write for a TV show, since you then have to praise this sort of crap to the heavens.

I'll probably watch it again - this was just the setup episode, after all, and there wasn't much tension they could really wring out of it. We knew who was going to survive and who probably wasn't. Oh, and I missed the last ten minutes, due to incompetence with technology, so if anything fabulous happened in it I apologise.

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pickwick
Oct. 9th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
I'll probably watch it for another few weeks if it doesn't clash with the X Factor...haven't checked. I watched the repeat this week because I'd forgotten about it altogether.
tanngrisnir
Oct. 9th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
One reason I made sure to watch the first episode was that Paul Cornell was raving about how good this was going to be at Concussion. I always had a suspicion his judgement about things like this was a bit iffy.

Oh, nothing fabulous happened in the last ten minutes. Nothing even mildly all right happened in the last ten minutes. Damp squib all round. (And it being the setup episode is no excuse. As loveandgarbage pointed out, compare and contrast with "Rose".)
poliphilo
Oct. 9th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
If you're going to do anachronism,then do it with style.

This struck me as just a pale imitation of Prince of Thieves- which isn't my favourite movie.

Maybe it'll get better.

I'll probably watch it because it's on at a time when watching TV seems like a good idea, otherwise- feh!
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