Saturday Waffling (December 21, 2013)


I've just gotten the last set of edits back on the Hartnell book - I'll get ebook versions out by Christmas, with print following in January some time. (James got me the ebook cover already, but since it was Christmas time I then gave him an extra lump of coal and told him he could spend an hour or two with his family. Don't worry - I've still not let him see sunlight.)

Roughly the next two weeks of TARDIS Eruditorum are going to be guest posts because I thought I'd experiment with taking a few days off. Frankly, given the lineup of writers I have filling in, you're not going to miss me at all and will in fact be slightly disappointed when I return in 2014 with The Last Sontaran. The Last War in Albion will continue as usual.

Next week's posting schedule is going to be further exotic. Eruditorum will be running on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday to make room for a Wednesday French Toasting to discuss Time of the Doctor. Saturday will be given over to Last War in Albion. And Thursday will be a slightly belated Christmas present to everyone.

Speaking of Christmas, and of the holidays in general, what are everyone's plans for Yule, Christmas, New Year's, and any other holidays you may celebrate in the next week or two?


Wm Keith 3 years, 12 months ago

Doctor no more. A warrior is needed. This Christmas, I bring not peace, but a sword.

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jane 3 years, 12 months ago

This Christmas, I bring not pease, but words.

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Adam Riggio 3 years, 12 months ago

This sounds like a pile of fun. I'll have my laptop ready all Xmas vacation for those guest posts and throwing down scads of thoughts for Goodbye-Matt-Hello-Peter!

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Theonlyspiral 3 years, 12 months ago

It's Christmas...but the moment has been prepared for.

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elvwood 3 years, 12 months ago

Yule, my dear - and not a moment too soon! I'm currently taking a brief break from our Solstice party, which has been a success (though we cancelled the bonfire because it's very windy and rainy). We're having Christmas here at home with my brother-in-law and our new-old lodger - amazingly, my wife has Christmas Day off for the third year running!

I expect we'll be watching some Doctor Who at some point.

Intrigued as to the guest bloggers (enjoyed the last one/Lost one).

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Daibhid C 3 years, 12 months ago

Open prezzies, be visited by my sister and her kids, eat the traditional veggy lasagne (a tradition I invented over a decade ago because I like veggy lasagne), watch Doctor Who.

Incidentally, I just remembered today about Paul Cornell's 12 Blogs of Christmas. And Day Two is "in part inspired by Philip Sandifer".

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Anton B 3 years, 12 months ago

It's all about The Time of the Doctor isn't it? I'll be on the edge of the sofa full of veggie Xmas dinner waiting for Matt's last words and Peter's first. And of course whatever surprise Moffat has up his sleeve.

May I wish all my fellow Eruditoriumists a very merry festive season full of light and joyous celebration.

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Josh Marsfelder 3 years, 12 months ago

I'm taking some time off tonight to reflect on the Solstice, then I think I'll treat myself to some The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

After that I need to write more about "Once Upon A Planet", which has quickly become another post from hell, much to my chagrin. Star Trek is, of course, inescapable for me.

I'm celebrating Christmas with my family next week.

And sometime in between all of that I shall listen to more Miley Cyrus.

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elvwood 3 years, 12 months ago

Adding a happy note: the bonfire got un-cancelled since the weather improved - yay! Party over now, though - kinda-sorta boo, but not really since Alison has to get up at 5AM for tomorrow's 12-hour shift.

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BerserkRL 3 years, 12 months ago

On which subject, see Josh's piece on Miley Cyrus here:

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Josh Marsfelder 3 years, 12 months ago

Thanks muchly for the plug: I appreciate it a lot.

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Kit Power 3 years, 12 months ago

What I'm mainly doing is frantically sending out review copies of my début e-novella, in the forlorn hope that positive reviews/copy will somehow get me to 100 pre-orders before the official release date of 25th January. Still, dare to dream, and all that... :)

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BerserkRL 3 years, 11 months ago

It was a great piece. Plus it's a plug for my outfit too. :-)

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BerserkRL 3 years, 11 months ago

Between Christmas and New Year's I'm going to Baltimore for the American Philosophical Association, because that's when in their wisdom they always hold it. (Though thanks to member complaints they're finally going to change it to the week after New Year's -- they had an Epiphany, you might say -- but that change won't take effect until year after next.)

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Jon Gad 3 years, 11 months ago

Family gathering for Christmas, friends get-together the weekend after, Bad Movie New Year's Party, then Family Football Watching on New Year's Day.

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macrogers 3 years, 11 months ago

As a disgracefully-late Big Finish adopter, I'll be playing catch-up between in-law stuff. Right now I'm listening to "Doctor Who & The Pirates" (which so far seems like the dessert form of Doctor Who) with "Davros," "Shadow of the Scourge," and "Love and War" on deck.

The in-laws don't have BBC America, so I'll be doing Time on iTunes at 5AM on the 26th.

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ferret 3 years, 11 months ago

I'm screwed. I'll be on the road when Time of the Doctor is airing, and won't be anywhere near a television (let alone my house) for a week or two after. There's storms forecast that day which frequently means power cuts - and my recorder won't know what time or day it is without being turned fully on again :-(

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Daru 3 years, 11 months ago

Had a Solstice gathering with my partner and friends yesterday - a wee get together in our house first due to bad weather (heavy rain & wind, just like you elvwood) & my partner's sprained ankle. Then we led a community celebration with music, singing & food in a community vegetable garden.

Am taking time out today from work and the world - then Christmas day is a nice quiet time for my partner and I, where first we go to a Christmas party in our local village hall for all those folk who aren't seeing their family for whatever reason to share food and stories, etc. The we have a few days of relaxing at home - first with Time of the Doctor and then snugglin up with lots of movies!

Main aim is to relax...

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