You know what day it is?
It’s the 23rd
of the DOCTOR
So, Doctor Who is a show about an alien traveling through time and space in a rickety old police box. Except for the Third Doctor era, when he used a sexy yellow roadster instead, and the travel through time and space was almost entirely the usual sort.
The Third Doctor era introduces…
There’s going to be a panel at AASL (School Librarian conference) this weekend called “Boys Reading: A focus on fantasy.” There are six well-respected, very cool middle grade fantasy authors on this panel. And they are all men.
And I have to ask: Why? Why can’t female authors discuss their…
He released her and she turned to Skulduggery and held out her arms. “Come here, you.”
He tilted his head. “My hugs are for special occasions only.”
“I prefer the old tradition.”
“Would a handshake do?”
“A pat on the back?”
She stepped forward and wrapped her arms round him. “Hug,” she said.
He sighed, and his hands settled on her shoulders. The others were warm and their embraces strong – with Skulduggery the hug was cold, and there were areas on his jacket that gave way beneath her fingers, and she could feel the emptiness within. She didn’t mind.
—Last Stand of Dead Men by Derek Landy (via youmademylifean-adventure)
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- Friend: So what is Doctor Who about?
- Me: So he kidnaps two teachers
- Me: and then she tries to stab them with a pair of scissors
- Me: AND HE WEARS A KILT
- Me: So then the Doctor strips and jumps into the ocean
- Me: and then his old boyfriend shows up and he has this really evil beard and he tries to take over the world with plastic daffodils
- Me: SO HE DRESSES IN DRAG AND FIGHTS GIANT MAGGOTS
- Me: and THEN THE GRASS KILLS EVERYONE
- Me: and it's A BIG INFLATABLE SNAKE
- Me: so it turns out it was the Doctor in a giant fish suit
- Me: anyways she starts to turn into a cheetah
- Me: it turns out his mother was the vampire
- Me: So the snake possesses Eric Roberts
- Me: THEN THEY FLY OUT OF THE BURNING AIRSHIP ON THE BACK OF A TIME TRAVELLING PTERADACTYL
- Me: GAS MASED ZOMBIE CHILDREN
- Me: Then the space rhinos transport the hospital to the moon so they can catch a vampire
- Me: The vampire uses a bendy straw
- Me: So it turns out he was a giant bee
- Me: and Rory's made of plastic
- Me: It's all pretty simple actually you would like it
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