I liked that open thread last weekend. Let's do it again.
So, Nightmare in Silver, obviously, once it airs. There's been a fan theory going around in comments that the episodes are linearly representing classic series Doctors in some fashion, starting with the Susan reference in The Rings of Akhaten
and continuing through to Tegan in The Crimson Horror
. I would like to point out that if this theory is to hold for this week then we should be invoking Attack of the Cybermen.
So I'm expecting a pointless continuity runaround, personally.
I'm out of town again this weekend - not for a fun reason like the DePaul Colloquium. Just a wedding. But it meant I didn't get as many work days this week as I'd hoped. I'm currently doing revisions on the Tom Baker material, and finished up Season Twelve. This one should actually be a fairly short book, as they go, although it's got some very long posts in there and may surprise me. Still, I expect a pleasantly slender volume. (I'm putting it and Hartnell v2 in parallel production, so they'll likely come out around the same time.)
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I've also started in on a personal project to create an edition of Blake's illuminated manuscripts of the form I want to read, namely one that preserves the illustrations and format but swaps out Blake's handwriting for more modern, readable typesetting. It involves learning lots of Photoshop tricks, but is actually coming along reasonably well, though may be of interest only to me. That said, I'm increasingly annoyed at bogus copyright claims on digital images of Blake's stuff such that I'm sorely tempted to spend a weekend knocking up cheap paperback and ebook editions of things that are otherwise not available in decent quality.
And that's my week and weekend. How are you all?