Monday, June 16, 2014

cats-in-tardis:

never forget that that susan came up with the name for TARDIS

Saturday, May 10, 2014 Friday, November 22, 2013

The Doctor Made Me Do It: “Meetings On The Stair”

dduane:

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A surreal moment in the dark long ago triggered a reflection on writing for young readers and the ethics of handling the fantastic that remains something of a mission statement for me. With the 50th anniversary of everybody’s favorite Time Lord upon us, I thought I’d post it here.

The essay proper, “Meetings On The Stair,” written for the program book of a Balticon in the 1980s, is under the cut. Alternatively, if you’d rather read this in ebook format, there are a bunch of files to suit Kindles, iPads, Nooks and other reader formats over here at Box.com.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
pith:

You know, just a TARDIS chicken coop.

Oh dear. This makes me think of TARDIS outhouses. I mean, someone must have done, right? Because the window on the nice one at my Dad’s place looks rather like that. It’s just all weathered grey instead of blue.
ETA - Wait, that’s on Monhegan? Hmm. Wonder how sure they are that’s a chicken coop. But that certainly explains why my mind was in Maine, looking at that picture.

pith:

You know, just a TARDIS chicken coop.

Oh dear. This makes me think of TARDIS outhouses. I mean, someone must have done, right? Because the window on the nice one at my Dad’s place looks rather like that. It’s just all weathered grey instead of blue.

ETA - Wait, that’s on Monhegan? Hmm. Wonder how sure they are that’s a chicken coop. But that certainly explains why my mind was in Maine, looking at that picture.

Saturday, June 15, 2013
halfwaythroughthechapters:

what if the next doctor was a cat

halfwaythroughthechapters:

what if the next doctor was a cat

(Source: scificity)

Monday, July 2, 2012

The smell of earth after rain

holymoleculesbatman:

is called Petrichor, and it is caused by Geosmin.

Geosmin is an organic compound with the formula C12H22O. It’s produced by several classes of microbes, including cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and actinobacteria (especially Streptomyces), and released when these microbes die. The human nose is extremely sensitive to geosmin and is able to detect it at concentrations as low as 5 parts per trillion.

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Monday, April 23, 2012
hubbit:

doctorwho:

The Doctor’s words….

This is awesome.

hubbit:

doctorwho:

The Doctor’s words….

This is awesome.

Sunday, January 22, 2012