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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. Alex Antonijevic
    May 1, 2014 @ 12:10 am

    Hmm, your blog is part of my evening routine, since I'm Australian and I get to see a new post on Mondays and Wednesdays (not so much Fridays now >_>) at 7PM during the winter and 9PM during the summer (and there was a week or so when it was 8PM because your time had changed but mine hadn't). I usually settle in with a cup of tea or something after dinner and read this.

    In the mornings I tend to go to reddit, check Xbox/Playstation news, local bargain sites, facebook, and blogs, which have a variety of regular segments and some interesting one-off posts so every day I usually find at least one thing I want to read (and on other days I end up with about 6 tabs open which I read whenever I get the time).


  2. Froborr
    May 1, 2014 @ 4:10 am

    Hmm. On most days I read or, depending on what precisely Mark is following at the moment (currently MarkWatches is Supernatural, the West Wing, and The Middleman, three shows I care little about, while MarkReads is doing The Light Fantastic, so I'm pretty much entirely at the latter). I will also pop in on from time to time, particularly if she's posted another installment in her slow shredding of the Narnia books (currently on Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the tale of a group of imperialist jerkasses who wander the seas, propping up tyrants, laughing at the oppressed, and starting fights for no reason). I used to read a dozen webcomics or so, but I've stopped since I started actually maintaining a blogging schedule. (No, I don't know what the connection is either, but that's how the timing works out.)


  3. Froborr
    May 1, 2014 @ 4:12 am

    …Daylight Savings in the Southern Hemisphere goes in the opposite direction.


    (I find time zones and everything to do with them an arcane mystery beyond my ken.)


  4. Sean Case
    May 1, 2014 @ 4:54 am

    Actually, it goes in the same direction. It's just that we have summer when the rest of you are having winter, and vice versa.


  5. Froborr
    May 1, 2014 @ 5:10 am

    Right, so at any given time it's going in the opposite direction. Forward when we go back and vice versa.


  6. Eric Rosenfield
    May 1, 2014 @ 5:25 am

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  7. Spacewarp
    May 1, 2014 @ 5:34 am

    In between searching for music reviews on Blogspots, I regularly keep up with this blog:

    Yasmin is a 4-year old little girl who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2012 – the exact same cancer as my 16-year old son has just finished treatment for. I like to keep up with their treatment and offer support of the "been there, got through it" kind whenever they hit a bad patch. Life during cancer treatment is hellish. The only thing that keeps you going is the friendship of those who have been where you are now. Part of me would love our two families to meet up when Yasmin gets the all-clear but I'm not sure a 16-year old would have much to say to a 4-year old! Plus she's sadly too young to have seen Doctor Who yet.


  8. elvwood
    May 1, 2014 @ 5:42 am

    Apart from this site, I generally check out the Steve Jackson Games' Daily Illuminator, the Sluggy Freelance webcomic, and my subscribed threads page at Gallifrey Base I also check the RSS feeds for the Ood Cast (just to see if they've uploaded anything – it's been a loong time since the last podcast) and Big Finish. After 9 I check my bank account to see if I need to transfer any money from savings (not especially fun but not work either). That's about it for regulars!


  9. storiteller
    May 1, 2014 @ 8:03 am

    I read a ridiculous number of blogs and webcomics. On the nerd front, John Scalzi's Whatever is one of the best, especially his discussions of social justice issues as relating to fandom. I too read Ana Mardoll consistently, especially her deconstructions of Twilight. Slacktivist has great discussions of progressive politics in Christianity and a generally very good comment section (although there is occasionally a troll infestation, as it is unmoderated). I also read a lot of parenting and biking/smart growth blogs. As for webcomics, I love Skin Horse partly because it's about the bureaucracy of working for the federal government and partly because it's about mad science. Other excellent webcomics are Girls with Slingshots, Something Positive, Bad Machinery, Questionable Content, and XKCD.


  10. encyclops
    May 1, 2014 @ 8:32 am

    Lately I spend way too much time on, where there are a couple fun Wonder Woman threads going on right now that made me think of your book. I'm also reading Adventures with the Wife and Blake, of course, and two wonderful blogs that need no introduction, Lance Parkin's and Relative Dimension.

    Webcomic-wise I'm all about Achewood, Hark! A Vagrant, and Toothpaste for Dinner.


  11. Nyq Only
    May 1, 2014 @ 9:47 am

    My morning trawl:
    Usually pop to Phayrngula for some atheistic creationist bashing reads and The Mary Sue for a pop culture fix
    When a new comic is due
    If I have time I then do a round of the global warming blogs – e.g. as well as some of the high traffic denier/anti-warmist blogs to see what their fallacy of the week is
    Then maybe something like Slate


  12. encyclops
    May 1, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    I also read several style blogs, in hopes of actually getting some kind of clue in that arena. One of my favorites is Primer, who today are running another installment of "required viewing," coincidentally featuring Sherlock. The previous installment was Doctor Who.


  13. Daibhid C
    May 1, 2014 @ 11:03 am

    After checking e-mail and Twitter, I generally check some webcomics. Most of the webcomics I read are conveniently linked to by, then I read the ones that aren't, if I remember about them.

    I then obsessively check if has updated, even though I've set up an e-mail alert that will tell me if it ever does. I'll probably then continue my search for a Pratchett fix by seeing if there's anything new at or

    I don't have a specifc geek-news site I make a point of visiting; I get my geek news by following Twitter links, which will generally take me to, or A couple of times a week, I look to see if there's anything new at And I regularly check If I'm in a Muppety sort of mood, I'll look at

    Then I spend hours on TV Tropes.


  14. Daibhid C
    May 1, 2014 @ 11:06 am



  15. Alex Antonijevic
    May 1, 2014 @ 12:26 pm

    People don't understand time. It's not what you think it is. People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect. But actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey… stuff.


  16. ferret
    May 1, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

    I'm a frequent visitor/contributor to purile yet skillful image-manipulation web-board I peruse the (soon to close) Classic AV Club reviews such as the almost-completed DS9 reviews, catch up on the Adventures with the Wife and Blake, wish for more Dr Huh? then flick through the latest Dinosaur Comics, XKCD and Achewood if there is any. Then if I'm still avoiding work I'll see if anyone interesting has been interviewed lately on The Big Issue's Letter to my young Self then pop over to Cockpit Conversations – a blog which I started following ages back for reasons I can't recall.


  17. Bennett
    May 1, 2014 @ 7:40 pm

    Sad to say it, but this right here is my main outlet in terms of both blogs and social media. I am on Twitter, but only so I can stalk minor Doctor Who celebrities and play Clayton Hickman's hashtag games. Everything else tends to frighten me away – this comment section community is the only one I've found that is small enough (and frankly, articulate enough) for me to handle.

    I've built the rest of my Internet usage around several RSS feeds for Doctor Who and Nintendo news. Initially they were to stop me compulsively browsing the sites for updates, but now I compulsively check the feeds for updates.

    Oh, and podcasts are a big deal for me. Having both chronic headaches and a study routine that revolves around looking at a computer screen, I like to be able to digest news/opinion in audio form while exercising. I currently listen to Radio Free Skaro, Verity! and Toby Hadoke's Who's Round.


  18. HarlequiNQB
    May 1, 2014 @ 7:41 pm is my geek morning crack, and afternoon, and evening, and way too late at night crack too. io9's Observation Deck, Space and some Gizmodo stuff are also frequented.

    As well as that I'll read The Straight Dope most days, check Separated By a Common Language once a week (it's not updated as much as it used to be). When I remember I'll check out Muddy Colors and Underpaintings (as an artist, they're the best places to go to feel worthless but inspired). Less frequently visited, but binged on when I do, are Mark Reads/Watches and the infrequently updated but completely brilliant Relative Dimension (by fellow Sandifite Iain Colman). Somehow I find time to also read this blog, and do other stuff.

    I have no idea how to do links on here, so here's a list:


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