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Doll? Or just Dull?

I’m trying to work out what’s bugging me about Dollhouse. Apart from the whole high-tech whorehouse aspect of it all.   Okay, that does bug me, & okay, I’m several years late on Dollhouse. This is because I started watching it 3 times & found it, frankly, bland. And really …

David Mitchell’s Rat

Yes, yes, we all love David Mitchell. How can we not? The man’s a bloody genius. For proof: a story about a rat and a divorce. Thank-you, Guardian. I love you. Today is typically Sydney: both overcast AND muggy. To compensate I am watching In Treatment Season 2, which is …

Good character, bad character

The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; the good to succeed, the bad to fail. The trouble with most fiction is that you want them all to land in hell together, as quickly as possible. — Mark Twain The trouble is, this …

Today’s outcomes

This morning a good morning on The Great Unsaleable. It’s coming together nicely on this draft. By taking a secondary character and making her more primary, I’ve — unexpectedly — added a layer of logic to the events. This is gratifying & confusing in equal measure. (I’m trying not to …

Serialised novels: Updated

With some shows, the writers have even engaged in such discussions and it’s possible the reactions of viewers have influenced future episodes. (Although not always: Buffy’s creator Joss Whedon said to his fans, “I’m not giving you what you want – I’m giving you what you need.”) We’ve heard TV …