The other night, when I should have been going to bed, I noticed that my piece of writing Ironstone Livi 50 didn’t have an author’s note and thought I should correct this. Well here is me correcting that right now. Also what better topic for my fiftieth post!
A couple of weeks ago the BBC released the poster for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor. As you can see in the image above it is a great poster full of menace, darkness and the odd exploding Dalek. However, I have one issue with it. What is that issue? Check below the cut to find out more!
Contains Spoilers for the 2005 series of Doctor Who
Pens is a piece of flash fiction that was written on the 28th of April 2013 as a part of Janis Mackay‘s Short Story Class. Like my Ghosts of Blogs Past this story has been edited and re-drafted since it was originally written. You can find other stories I have written on the What I Have Written Page of this website.
Originally posted on the 28th of March 2007 on my (now dead Bebo account!)As I recently purchased a new copy of the book after my old one went missing I thought it was a perfect time to re-blog this – with a few changes to the spelling and grammar.
This is not really a blog entry but something I think people may be interested in. It was my birthday on Monday and for my birthday my wonderful mum brought me a book called “The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne. However, my mum had wrapped the front and back covers of the book as she didn’t want me reading the blurb on the back (as it ruins the story completely). While I looked odd reading it on the train – and probably got many odd looks – my enjoyment was improved. As I don’t want to ruin anyone else’s enjoyment I won’t do any further into it. However, to give you a small idea what the book is about here is the blurb from the hardback edition:
“The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about. If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. (Though this isn’t a book for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence. Fences like this exist all over the world. We hope you never have to cross such a fence!“
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is available to buy from all good bookshops
by some stretch the least awesome Doctor Who we’ve encountered for a long time [while it seemed like] Cross hadn’t seen an episode since the 1980s. Even the left field mention of the Time War feels as if it’s come from a quick consult with Wikipedia [while he turned] the aliens into a freak show, something to be goggled at, rather than truly met.”
So how does the episode stand up to a second watch? Find out below the break!
However, as of writing this movie is no longer in production. It’s stars have moved on with Chris Pine now filming Star Trek and the promise of being the next big thing in Hollywood while George Clooney has left because other films got in the way.
The film tells the story of the death and life of George Reeves who played Superman in the 1950s. When he is found dead in this house from suicide, Private Eye Lewis Simo, a fictional character played by Adrien Brody, is hired by Reeves mother to find out the truth. Find out why below the break