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20 February 2019 @ 07:22 pm
Reading, Listening, Watching  
Reading: What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew recommended a long time ago on [community profile] primeval_denial as a source for Victorian details. It's an odd assortment of "stuff about Britain for Americans", random rather list-y facts, and some stuff I find genuinely interesting. I think I've warmed to it as its gone on, but I can't help a niggling doubt that its not really written by an expert and so some of its facts may be suspect.

Listening: I've quite enjoyed the first two of David Tennant's podcasts (with Whoopi Goldberg and Jodie Whittaker respectively). Twitter tells me that Jodie is wrong to refer to Doctor Who fans as Whovians. I admit it's not my favourite word but I had somehow thought it had nevertheless entered the lexicon. Apparently not. Or at least not if you are a Doctor Who fan on Twitter.

Watching: Comfort watched two episodes of Brooklyn 99 with G. who was stressed following teenage shenanigans. Given I'm not much of a fan of the sitcom as a genre, they were remarkable watchable.

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daniel_saundersdaniel_saunders on February 20th, 2019 07:50 pm (UTC)
I thought Whovian was widely adopted too, although I was aware it was initially only American fans who used it. My bugbears are the use of 'arc' to describe pre-2005 stories and the numbering of the Doctors with cardinal rather than ordinal numbers. I am ashamed to admit that both of these annoy me much more than they really should, especially the latter. I suppose it's all gatekeeping on my part and feeling that fandom has changed and I need to find a new role within it. (Sorry, looking back at what you actually wrote, I think I went off on a tangent there.)
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on February 21st, 2019 01:03 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure about arc. I think it can be useful as a way to described joined up story-telling but it needs to be done in a way that makes it clear the user doesn't think that it is an arc in the fashion of modern season-plotted-by-default telly.

I'm coming around to cardinal numbers having disliked them at first, though mostly because they allow more brevity of expression.