Saturday Waffling (June 8, 2013)

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So, first of all, I'm running a contest, because I've never run a contest before and it sounds fun. The prize will be Volumes 1-3 of TARDIS Eruditorum (Volume 1 in its first edition state, obviously, as that's the one that exists) in ebook format.

Entering is simple - you just come up with the best possible title for a Doctor Who story in the format The _____ of the _____. Post in comments. You can go for funny or sincere, and any sort of story - judging criteria will strictly be what catches my fancy.

One interesting note, though - collaboration is encouraged; you can win just as well by tinkering with someone else's suggestion. And if a tinkered version of your suggestion wins, both you and the tinkerer will win the prize. So if someone suggested the (actually quite rubbish) title The Terror of the Giraffes, and you came along and said, "actually, I think that would be much better as The Horror of the Giraffes" then, if I agreed, both you AND the person who came up with The Terror of the Giraffes would win a set of ebooks. You thus lose nothing at all by having people tinker with your titles. You may also tinker with other tinkerings as desired.

Limit of two initial entries. Entries based on tinkering other entries are currently unlimited, though if someone annoys me I'll change that rule.

I'll post the winners on Tuesday, along with other favorites. Second of all, then, I have an idea.

Virtually everyone writing with advice for writers these days makes much of the fact that the market is changing and blah blah blah. I imagine the same is true for other creative pursuits. But there's very little information on the pragmatic reality of being a professional writer - what sort of markets and forms people's "real money" comes from, and just, broadly speaking, information on the working conditions of writers. I can find a few individual discussions - authors here or there who go into detail on their royalty statements - but the market is so idiosyncratic that a few datapoints aren't useful.

And what I really can't find are questions like, for instance, do writers tend to make their money by getting small royalty checks off multiple books that add up, do they live entirely off new releases, do they get one hit that keeps them going for a long time, or what? And how does it work for other media?

So I wanted to just set up a nice, informal survey in the hopes that I can get a bunch of answers and compile them into something that paints a decent picture of how working creators make their money. To that end, if you are a professional creator and don't mind shooting me an e-mail with the answers to a few questions, please do.

Let's define professional creator subjectively - if a significant portion of your household income comes from your creative work, you qualify. So if you sold a short story for $75 but that's it, you're below the threshold I'm interested in here, but if you've got, say, a $8k a year Etsy shop selling knitted space aliens, please do reply.

Answer as many or as few questions as you feel comfortable with as much or as little detail as you feel comfortable.
  • What media do you work in? (Writing, illustration, music...)
  • How would you describe your lifestyle? ("Solidly middle class," "$80k a year," "I can get dinner on the table most nights"...)
  • Does your creative work provide a majority of your household income? (Yes, no, 23% of it...)
  • What aspect of your creative work provided the largest share of your income last year? (Merchandise from your webcomic, writing Star Wars novels, concerts...)
  • Do you own the copyright on most of your creative work? (Yes, no, some complicated middle ground...)
  • What do you consider the start of your professional creative career?
  • Any advice for an aspiring creator in your medium/media?
  • Can I use your name, or would you like to be anonymous? 
I've created a dedicated e-mail address to compile these, so please send answers to whatcreatorsdo at gmail. I don't know exactly what I'll do with the data yet - it depends on what kind of response I get. But I'll find some useful way of compiling it.

(For the moment I'm not looking to spread the word about this. If I get a decent set of answers to start I'll probably look into spreading the word, but for now I'll just take any professional creators among my regular readers and make "hey, can you get the word out about this" a project for later, and likely for a post that's not half a contest to win my ebooks.)

And, of course, as ever, how's your weekend?

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gustave 3 years, 9 months ago

The Heist of the Millenium

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matt bracher 3 years, 9 months ago

The Philanthropy of the Sontarans.

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Joel Phillips 3 years, 9 months ago

Actually a reference to the more deus ex machina endings, take your pick.

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Ewa Woowa 3 years, 9 months ago

The little england-erness of the conservative party

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

Re the market: I'm not up to "significant portion of your household income" yet, but I've been doing some research. For ebooks, there seems to be a significant amount of "long tail", as long as you produce consistently - old ones keep selling, not hugely, but significantly.

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

Also, The Kyriarchy of the Daleks, and The Empire of the Supermen.

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

This, I vote this one.

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

The Anagram of the Master

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EclecticDave 3 years, 9 months ago

The Umbrella Hat of Rassilon

Proving Rassilon can beat the Doctor at his own game when it comes to headwear. Also because I suddenly want to see Timothy Dalton in an Umbrella Hat!

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EclecticDave 3 years, 9 months ago

The Shock Of The New

The Logic Of The Ending

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Pen Name Pending 3 years, 9 months ago

Well, I'm looking to be a writer in the future so I will await the survey answers just as you are. I've been waiting for this thread all week because I wanted to bring up a small discussion.

First, though, I had an unusual Doctor Who-themed dream last night in which each student in my English class was assigned to watch a Doctor Who serial (and apparently nothing from the 80s were included) and keep track of several recurring motifs or themes or what have you. The number of things you had to keep track of depended on how many episodes were in your serial...and I had The War Games. I planned to keep track of the bad Southern accents. Someone was more unfortunate and got The Daleks' Master Plan, and I tried to explain that only 3 of those episodes existed.

Anyway, I wanted to bring up this blog's statistics, which I've found interesting. The only other new series post to make it into the Top 10 aside from "Rose" is Only Human...does anyone know why? Was it posted somewhere else? And, recently, The Chase and The Dalek Invasion of Earth have jumped up. (On the other hand, it makes sense that the Daily Mail post would be the only off-day post to be up there.)

I also noticed that the "I, Personally, Like These Posts" haven't been updated since the Virgin era. I nominate the TV movie!

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Pen Name Pending 3 years, 9 months ago

Can't read without hearing song...

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Philip Sandifer 3 years, 9 months ago

Now that the TV Movie has fallen off the top ten it will go on the I, Personally list as soon as I update that. But right now I'm kind of staring at the whole thing because, puzzlingly, the stats there don't match Blogger's overall record of pageviews - it seems like recent page views are given slightly more credit somehow. I'm really not sure why or how, but I can find two distinct counts of pageviews for each post, and they produce very different lists.

The Chase and Dalek Invasion of Earth have been getting an oddly high amount of traffic this week, and I don't know why - there's no obvious inbound link that explains it. Probably Twitter or Facebook, which is hard to follow back.

Only Human was linked by Gareth Roberts, which created a massive traffic spike in about one hour that ensures its place on the top ten.

So basically, those lists aren't currently doing what I originally intended and I'm thus a bit puzzled by them and not sure what to do. I'm doing an overall table of contents for the blog this week, and will probably think about what an "essential posts" list should look like once that's done.

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

Heh, I love this one :D

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Pen Name Pending 3 years, 9 months ago

Well, it's nice to see that Roberts read it!

By any chance, did you link The Chase and The Dalek Invasion of Earth on Gallifrey Base when you reviewed them? That was my theory.

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Philip Sandifer 3 years, 9 months ago

Nope. But they've got 1200 and 800 views this week respectively. Oddly, no link in my log accounts for those kinds of numbers, so I'm really at a loss for what happened there.

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BerserkRL 3 years, 9 months ago

The Immanentization of the Eschaton.

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Horror of the Monads

The Blindness of the Monads

The Leibniz of the Monads

The Monads of Mondas

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Not-Really of the Daleks, of the Cybermen Instead

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Canticle for Leibowitz

The Word of the Hyponochroids

Terror of the Mirkins

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Clones of the Attack

The Sith of the Revenge

The Jedi of the Return

The King of the Return

The Ring of the Fellowship

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Practice of the Cactus

The Failure of the Chameleon Circuit

The Mercury of David Whitaker

The Tewwance and Bawwy Vawiety Houwah

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Edification of the Eruditorum

The Stroke of the Ego

The Stroke of the Bodily Appendage

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Terror of Cozy Fascism

(A Pertwee, of course)

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Whitaker of Nicolas Flamel

The Beard of Philip Sandifer

Absence of the Mustache of Philip Sandifer

The Unused Shaving Kit of Philip Sandifer

The Endless Deconstructions of Jane

The Eternal Hidden Meanings of Jane

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Nonsense of the Terminology

That Obscure Term on the Eruditorum

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Gazing of the Navel

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Smashing of the Mirrors

The Smashing of the Pumpkins

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James V 3 years, 9 months ago

Remembrance of the Chumblies

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Graham of the Williams

The Hinchcliffe of the Philip

The Sherwin of the Derrick

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Face on the Planet

Terror of the Submarine

The Hider of the House

The Craziness of the TARDIS

Horror of the Crimson

The Last of the Cybermen / Terror of the Cyberplanner

The Tomb of the Doctor

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Nonsense of the Terminology

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Ginger of the Doctor

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

Desolation of the Daleks

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Judas of the Gospels

The Speaking of the Giant Cross

The Failed Creation of the Demiurge

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James V 3 years, 9 months ago

'Disappointment of the Daleks'

'The Diminishing Returns of the Cybermen'

(I don't know why I bother. Mark Gatiss won this contest already with 'Snow White and the Seven Keys to Doomsday')

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Passion of the Anoraks

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

Chumbly

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Fapping of the Worm (dear god, I'm terrible...)

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Tony of the Ainley

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

I think you win.

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Philip Sandifer 3 years, 9 months ago

I do too, but I also see a delightful way to improve it, and really hope someone tinkers.

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Ewa Woowa 3 years, 9 months ago

Actually what with DrWho being about the most inventive program / idea ever... how about:
The Art of Invention

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Ewa Woowa 3 years, 9 months ago

Oh, oh, oh!
How about:
The Deus Ex Machina of the RTD Finale?
I quite like that one if I do say so myself..

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

I was going to say just "The Deus of the Machina". Heck even works as a straight title about some machine civilisations god.

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John Voorhees 3 years, 9 months ago

The Haunting of the Snarkasons

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John Voorhees 3 years, 9 months ago

Doctor Who and the Heartbreak of the Psoriasons!

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elvwood 3 years, 9 months ago

The Managra of the Tarmes?

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

I can't believe the first of these hasn't been taken:
The Name of the Rose

so on that theme...
The Pendulum of the Focualt
The Umberto of the Eco
The Sign of the Signified

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mac 3 years, 9 months ago

The Affair of the End

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Cleofis 3 years, 9 months ago

Bildungsroman of the Daleks. Dunno why that one amuses me so.

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elvwood 3 years, 9 months ago

1. The Results of the Competition

2. The Coracle of the Northumbrian Spokeshaver
(a spot-the-reference one for late-50s music fans)

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mac 3 years, 9 months ago

The Top of the Morning

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Matthew Celestis 3 years, 9 months ago

The Felonies of the Foamasi

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

The Cancellation of the Series

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

Well on the theme of such stereotypes:

Tha' trouble at t' mill

The cor blimey of the guvnor

The timorousness of the beastie

The front row of the Pontypool

The haadaway of the Geordies or the The Fog of the Tyne

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

Or for the episode where Rose was made into a ganger resulting in two armies of ganger Billy Pipers:

The War of the Roses

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

For the Jamie Oliver guest appearance:
The Bish of the Bosh

For the Noel Fielding guest appearance:
The Might of the Boosh

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

The Misogyny of the Daleks
The Patriarchy of the Cybermen
The Feminism of the Silurians
The Tokenism of the Companions

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

Last comment:
You can also use the captcha prove-you're-not-a-robot words to generate these
From my last posts:
The Enonmous of the Fences
The Nisbarr of the Which

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Anton B 3 years, 9 months ago

The Eye of the Pyramid

The Conspiracy of the Illuminati

The Enlightenment of the Revolution

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Ewa Woowa 3 years, 9 months ago

That's better!
I consider myself tinkered with!
(are you Jimmy Saville?)

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Pen Name Pending 3 years, 9 months ago

Someone must like them so much that they've repeatedly refreshed the page.

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

The Garment of Samara
The Armaments of Agar

Sadly "The Narratives of Magma" is a few letters out

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thingsiambotheredby 3 years, 9 months ago

The YANAgram of the Master.
(YANA wasn't an anagram but I couldn't resist)

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

The Mantras of the Megara

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thingsiambotheredby 3 years, 9 months ago

I was grazing over this discussion and thought that it said that Eric Roberts had read the article about the TV Movie and I chuckled.

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thingsiambotheredby 3 years, 9 months ago

The Lords of Time

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

The engrams of the tarama.
The gamester of amaranth.
(That's enough, Ed.)

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David Anderson 3 years, 9 months ago

I like the C. On that note,

The Remorse of the Cybermen.
The Sorrow of the Cybermen.

(Have all three ebooks already.)

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

The Doom of Atlantis (a multi-parter)

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David Anderson 3 years, 9 months ago

The Game of the Roses.

The Crossing of the Rivers.

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

The Swann of Flanders!

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Alphapenguin 3 years, 9 months ago

The Return of the Fan-Favorite Side Character.

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Alphapenguin 3 years, 9 months ago

At last, the Doctor faces his most terrible enemy:

The Evil of the Thatcherites.
Or:
The Power of the Thatcherites.
Or:
The Vengeance of the Thatcherites.

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Alphapenguin 3 years, 9 months ago

Or:
The Guest Appearance of the Gay Cultural Icon.

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

The Unforeseen Consequences of the Blue Peter Monster Competition.

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Anton B 3 years, 9 months ago

The Medium of the Message

The Society of the Spectacle

The Prank of the Situationists

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Alphapenguin 3 years, 9 months ago

Actually, better yet, it should be The Revenge of the Thatcherites, in which they're revealed to be a bit crap and nobody but their most devoted fans take them seriously.

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

The Fart of the Slitheen.

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

The Rewritten Script Because We Just Got The Rights Back of the Daleks

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Anna Wiggins 3 years, 9 months ago

"The Beard of Philip Sandifer" has my vote.

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

Games is good

The Games of the Ratan Arm
Even better as the Games of the Ratan Armchair but I can't make "chair" work
The armrest of the saga man

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

The Misdirection of the Moff

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

"The Iron of the Lady" just doesn't work
The Genesis of the Neocons
The Sinking of the Belgrano - ok maybe not
The Frontiers of the State
The Enemy from Within - Thatcher wrote her own Doctor Who titles

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

The Gamester of Amaranth is my favorite so far, even if it doesn't quite fit the pattern.

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

The Confusion of the Narrative

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

Ooooooh.

The Journey of the Hero
The Monoculture of the Myth

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

The Revamp of the Classic Villain
The Unexpectedness of the Obscure Reference
The Increasing Youth of the Main Character

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

In related subjects: The Brutality of the Teatime

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

The Marmite of the New Series

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mac 3 years, 9 months ago

The Top of the Pops/The Bottom of the Barrel*



* these may very well be thinly veiled jabs at the season one finale.

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

The Revenant of Rassilon.

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

The Repeated Inclusion of the Mary-Sue

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The Lord of Ábrocen Landmearca 3 years, 9 months ago

The Education of the Doctor

The Fall of the Time Lords

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The Lord of Ábrocen Landmearca 3 years, 9 months ago

The Inquisition of the Spanish

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The Lord of Ábrocen Landmearca 3 years, 9 months ago

The Apocatastasis of the Gelth

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Froborr 3 years, 9 months ago

The Death of Death, in which the Doctor meets Jesus and Cthulhu.

Followed by The Wrath of the Lamb, in which the Doctor and Cthulhu team up to stop Jesus from destroying the world.

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

Does that mean Logopolis was the Vegemite of the Classic Series?

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

The Song of the Lumberjack
The Sketch of the Dead Parrot

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drjon 3 years, 9 months ago

Hey, Phil. This might be Relevant To Your Interests: https://mobile.twitter.com/richjohnston/statuses/342925572936183808

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Pen Name Pending 3 years, 9 months ago

(I already have the books, this is just for fun)

The Surprise of the Ending (The Cliffhanger of the Ending?)
The Plunger of the Dalek
The Techno of the Babble
The Flight of the TARDIS
The Height of the Sontarans
The Wrath of the Doctor
The Problems of the Continuity
The Sound of the Silence (Perhaps copyrighted?)
The Shakiness of the Sets
The Heat of the Rubber Suit

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Pen Name Pending 3 years, 9 months ago

The Master of the Anagram, perhaps?

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Pen Name Pending 3 years, 9 months ago

Aw, my comment mysteriously never poster (apparently I am being discriminated against, too). I had some just for fun, as I already have the books.

The Cliffhanger of the Ending
The Sound of the Silence
The Shakiness of the Sets
The Heat of the Rubber Suit
The Plunger of the Dalek
The Height of the Sontarans
The Mystery of the Make-Up
The Speck of Doom
The Wrath of the Doctor (on a more serious note)

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Pen Name Pending 3 years, 9 months ago

Two of mine disappeared today. However, they both show up on the mobile version. (The one I posted in lieu of one that got deleted, on the other hand, doesn't show up on mobile but did on desktop.)

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Philip Sandifer 3 years, 9 months ago

Google's spam filter is being weird and catching many longtime posters. I'm going through several times a day to liberate comments. If yours don't show up, wait patiently or ping me on Twitter and I'll fix it.

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jane 3 years, 9 months ago

The Kitchen of the Toymaker

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jane 3 years, 9 months ago

The Wrath of Gilbert (a follow-up to The Happiness Patrol)

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jane 3 years, 9 months ago

The Fugue of the State

(A McCoy, of course)

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jane 3 years, 9 months ago

The Doom of the Muttonchops

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jane 3 years, 9 months ago

The New Men of Sydney

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jane 3 years, 9 months ago

The Market of the Goblins

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jane 3 years, 9 months ago

The Thunder of the Perfect Mind

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jane 3 years, 9 months ago

The Curse of the Skulltopus

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jane 3 years, 9 months ago

The Wheel of the Radiant

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John Toon 3 years, 9 months ago

Follow-up thought on The Banality of Evil. That episode of Torchwood where Owen discovers a bunch of people running a Fight Club with those alien Weevil things? Someone really should have retitled that "The Banality of Weevils".

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thingsiambotheredby 3 years, 9 months ago

The Bottom of the Night

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Bennett 3 years, 9 months ago

The Will of the Heart's Knell? (...so addictive...must stop....)

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overflowontology 3 years, 9 months ago

Feast of the Merkins

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BatmanAoD 3 years, 9 months ago

The Problem of Susan

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IG 3 years, 9 months ago

The Wind of the Slitheen

More poetic ;)

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IG 3 years, 9 months ago

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IG 3 years, 9 months ago

The Catharsis of the Spurious Morality

The Cop-Out of the Ending

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HarlequiNQB 3 years, 9 months ago

The Anagram of Stream

Or possibly

The Stream of Anagrams

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elvwood 3 years, 9 months ago

Congratulations! You win some metal bottle tops you can nail upside-down to your floor!

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Anton B 3 years, 9 months ago

The Fluff of the Hartnell

The Ruse of the Fluid-Link

The Whimsy of the Troughton

The Scream of the Companion

The Ruffles ef the Pertwee

The Reversal of the Polarity

The Grin of the Baker

The Touching of the Wires

The Celery of the Davison

The Otherness of the Way

The Fashion Crimes of the Baker

The Expectation of the Someone Else

The Spoons of the McCoy

The Deviousness of the Plan

The Kiss of the McGann

The Opportunities of the Lost

The North of the Eccleston

The Grin of the Fantastic

The Hubris of the Tennant

The Worshipping of the Rose

The Fez of the Smith

The Custardy Fingers of the Fish





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AuntyJack 3 years, 9 months ago

The Threat of the Comfy Chair

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AuntyJack 3 years, 9 months ago

The Bride of Borusa
The Time share of the Terileptils
The Antagonist of Entropy

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Iain Matheson 3 years, 9 months ago

Part 1: The Court of the Mark
Part 2: The Time of Play

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Froborr 3 years, 9 months ago

Ha!

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Daniel Tessier 3 years, 9 months ago

The Invasion of Tim

And its many sequels, including Tim and the Rani, The Tim Monster and The Tim Meddler.

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Robert O' Shea 3 years, 9 months ago

The Kiss of the Rani
The Lovers of the Doctor
The Terror of the Krotons
The Sweetshop of the Candyman
The Greenfly of the Vervoid
The Birth of the Doctor!
The Girlfriends of the Master
The Sadness of the Voord
The Kissogram of the Daleks


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Multiple Ducks 3 years, 9 months ago

Not to forget the tragic "The End of Tim"

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elvwood 3 years, 9 months ago

The Exploration of the Medium

(A Hartnell, of course)

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elvwood 3 years, 9 months ago

So long as it's not

The Wiles of the Tosh

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

Heh, spin the 'joke' title on its head:

Absence of the Toclafane

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Pip of the Bakers

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Ring of Saint John

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

Kaleidoscope of the Tegan (see her Five Doctors outfit)

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Androgum of the Master

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Muddle of Roy Trommely and Neil Toynay ;)

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

Going with the 80s R theme:

Rubbish of the Daleks?
Rubbish of the Dustbins?

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Fanwank of Spurious Morality

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Curse of the Blue Peter Spot

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

Re: Kissogram

OSCULATE
OSCULATE
OSCULATE

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Balls of the Ood (totally not sorry)

The Horn of the Judoon

The Cock of Erato

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Crapness of Chibnall

The Guff of Gatiss

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Sun Lounger of the Sontarans

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

In-keeping with names, let's not forget Pertwee's introduction: "Head from Ace"

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

Going along with "Letts Kill Hitler" (which, if I could have a choice, would be my proper entry to the competition):

"The Hinchcliffe of Fear"
"Ericshock"
"Cartmel and the Masterplan"
"The Erasure of the Producer" ;)

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Mark of the Gatiss

AHHHHHH.

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thingsiambotheredby 3 years, 9 months ago

Unfortunately he was killed of in the EU story Death Comes to Tim.

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Marionette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Supercity of the Beauracroids
The Inevitability of the Daleks
The Flair of the Cybermen

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axonite 3 years, 9 months ago

The Wrath of the Dominators
The Failure of the Quarks
The Music of the Ogrons
The Hot Air Balloon of the Daleks
The Mirror of the Borad
The March of the Gastropods

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Lewis Powell 3 years, 9 months ago

The Poetry of the Daleks
The Drafting of the Shadow Proclamation

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Lewis Powell 3 years, 9 months ago

or "The Founding of the Shadow Proclamation", since apparently the phrase refers to the governing group, rather than a foundational document for that group.

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Spacewarp 3 years, 9 months ago

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Lewis Powell 3 years, 9 months ago

Or, in light of the rumors on the 12th regeneration (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/10108234/BBC-asks-James-Bond-star-to-be-its-new-Doctor-Who.html);

"The Melanin-Deficiency of the TIme Lords"
"The Ever-presence of the Doctor's Y-Chromosome"

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

The Baker of the Colon

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

Shallowness of the Sontarans?

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

The Repeated Assertion of the Dubious Claim

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Ununnilium 3 years, 9 months ago

I'd say it's more like the Nutella - different from everything around it, yet easy to love.

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Tony Macklin 3 years, 9 months ago

Apologies for my blatant plug, but I have just started a new blog, looking at the Doctor Who world from an autistic persons point of view. It's at dwots.blogspot.com and any comments on it would be welcome (and possibly painful, if the writing is anything to go by).

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Pen Name Pending 3 years, 9 months ago

The Aztecs just overtook Logopolis! Someone must really like Hartnell.

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The McGann of Canon

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goatie 3 years, 9 months ago

This wins my serious vote.

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

Empty Threat of the Tin Soldiers

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

Revenge of the Sofa of Reasonable Comfort

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

But he was later saved in BF's "Frozen Tim".

Given a son in "The Boy That Tim Forgot".

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

Going with the poetry joke:

Daffodils of the Daleks

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goatie 3 years, 9 months ago

@Matthew: I suppose "The Bait of the Master" is one you're dying to post next.

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Nyq Only 3 years, 9 months ago

Because I just read the news,

The sad and untimely passing of the Iain Banks

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

Please deliver them to the house next door.

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Ross 3 years, 9 months ago

Now I'm thinking back about the old 'Professor X Programme Guide' and 'Doctor Who Alternative Program Guide' websites. ('Head from Ace' was one of the latter). I was partial to the pair of Pertwee serials about Don Pell: Don Pell's Thingy and Oh Bugger, It's Don Pell. Also, the one where, due to a production error, the entire episode is in Spanish and the official episode title is "El Professor Mysterio y El Crabs Loco del Itchy-Stichy"

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Pôl Jackson 3 years, 9 months ago

The Grasp of the Grask

The Crypt of the Rani

The Feast of the Chronovores

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Threat of Jane's Crazy Word-Puzzles

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Toclafane of the Absence

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Matthew Blanchette 3 years, 9 months ago

The Grapes of Gilbert

The Apotheosis of Jane's Absurd Comments

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Nicholas Tosoni 3 years, 9 months ago

The The of The

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Pen Name Pending 3 years, 9 months ago

It must just have a problem with too much commenting. Google disabled my account because of "unsual activity" and had to call me (it didn't take long; the phone rang just as I entered the number) to give me a verification code. The only thing I did aside from comment here was comment on one other blog.

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prandeamus 3 years, 9 months ago

The Knot of the Mind Probe

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Dr. Tom 3 years, 9 months ago

The Wedding of Ian and Barbara

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Absence of the Toclafane

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Lewis Christian 3 years, 9 months ago

The Hiatus of Too Long (To Wait)

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Bennett 3 years, 9 months ago

How about The Eye of the Tiger?

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Dave 3 years, 9 months ago

"The End of History"

This, of course, turns out to be classic Moffat title misdirection, and in the third act Francis Fukayama is revealed to be a Slitheen.

"The Lies of the Past"

Also The Lies of the Doctor, but that's a bit straightforward, and I'm trying to set up a spatial double meaning thing with "lies". Anybody?

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mac 3 years, 9 months ago

The Teleological Suspension of the Ethical

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mac 3 years, 9 months ago

The Teleological Suspension of the Ethical

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David Anderson 3 years, 9 months ago

A Name of the Star Garm

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Sean Cunningham 3 years, 9 months ago

The Empires of the Earth.

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Joel Phillips 3 years, 9 months ago

The Obscurity of the Reference

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Iain Matheson 3 years, 9 months ago

Repeating (deletion):

Part I: The Court of the Mark
Part II: The Time of Play

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David Anderson 3 years, 9 months ago

A Name of the Star Garm
(previously eaten by spam checker)

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brownstudy 3 years, 9 months ago

The History of the Universe
The Songs of the Poets
The Dark of the Moons
The Diary of a Time Lord
The Return of Ian & Barbara
The Unearthly Child of Earth
The Song of the Unearthly Child
The Doom of Rhongara
The Ravens of Ussher
The Craters of Light
The Plague of the Emboits
The Jungles of Fear
The People of the Book
The Screams of Sharda
The Blood of the People
The Verses of Ajilon
The Cathedral of Blood
The Icons of Mordru

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brownstudy 3 years, 9 months ago

(trying again...)

The History of the Universe
The Songs of the Poets
The Dark of the Moons
The Diary of a Time Lord
The Return of Ian & Barbara
The Unearthly Child of Earth
The Song of the Unearthly Child
The Doom of Rhongara
The Ravens of Ussher
The Craters of Light
The Plague of the Emboits
The Jungles of Fear
The People of the Book
The Screams of Sharda
The Blood of the People
The Verses of Ajilon
The Cathedral of Blood
The Icons of Mordru

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Triturus 3 years, 9 months ago

The Absence of the Daleks.

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Ewa Woowa 3 years, 9 months ago

Come on, hurry up!
(Taps tail on the table impatiently)
It's Tuesday, have I won yet?

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