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at 01:43 on 03-02-2014
People do remakes of films all the time; also TV shows, theatrical adaptations and new versions of songs. Why do books have to be different?It's interesting, thou... permalink
at 00:00 on 28-12-2013
It's this one. Not really opposite the station but fairly close, so I imagine it's the same one you're thinking of — I'd be surprised if there were t...permalink
at 13:10 on 25-12-2013
Maybe part of the plan is for Ryde to become a sort of major geek destination, like Glastonbury for New-Agers. Some people will travel quite a long way for niche stuff. There's a Doctor W...permalink
at 23:21 on 28-10-2013
So Pear took me to the Kitschies' Secret histories discussion panel event this evening and unless our ears were very much mistaken ...permalink
at 00:57 on 21-10-2013
@Alasdair & James: I think to some extent the issues you've pointed out with Welcome to Night Vale may be matters of taste and expectation. It isn't really horrifying or scary or d...permalink
at 21:47 on 27-08-2013
Just swinging by to say I played Gone home and enjoyed it — thanks, Bryn!permalink
- 00:21, 04-01-2014 on Ferretbrain Presents: the TeXt Factor 2011, Episode 3 - Spot the Deliberate Error:
Well, forewarned is forearmed, so when I got to it I was able to go, 'Ah yes, this is the bit that Arthur told us about' and the...permalink
- 19:32, 29-12-2013 on Ferretbrain Presents: the TeXt Factor 2011, Episode 3 - Spot the Deliberate Error:
I finished reading The dark side of love a couple of days ago, and, wow, if there was ever a book that was not going to d...permalink
- 15:53, 22-12-2013 on The Stereotype Business: permalink
- 21:35, 27-08-2013 on On flash-forwards:
Apparently flash-forwards are the new flash-bac...permalink
- 21:35, 24-08-2013 on Ferretbrain Presents the TeXt Factor Halloween Special Girl Books for Girls: Episode/Phase/Part Five:
I think Hush, hush must be the same thing — can there really be more than one person who would think that's a good ...permalink
- 15:27, 24-08-2013 on Ferretbrain Presents the TeXt Factor Halloween Special Girl Books for Girls: Episode/Phase/Part Five:
Oops, didn't realize you'd already posted that one! I tried doing a search of the site to see whether any of these had already ...permalink