And as a small bonus, a brief Him & Her news piece went up yesterday on The Digital Fix.
And, if you allow me one quick appeal - Jukepop do an April chart thingy, I would like to place well in it, so if you fancy voting for some Hobson & Choi chapters, now would be an excellent time.
Off to see Iron Man 3 soon - not sure if I'll review it anywhere or not, but should be fun.
This may look like a productive day to you, but I'm fighting the need to nap.
This week's Friday Flash is not really a direct sequel to the terrible 90s virtual reality movies, but does involve a man and a lawnmower. It's also quite short, because I didn't think it needed to be longer.
As ever, more Friday Flash available at the Friday Flash website, and if you fancy voting for a few chapters of my comedy detective serial, this would be a very strategically advantageous time to do so. Cheers very much.
Hope you enjoy it - if you want more H&C, there's also some discussion of the serial on the latest EpiCast podcast - admittedly, they do catch me out on a typo, but they also seem keen on the story, which is nice.
And as ever, if you have time to vote for each chapter, that's always nice - a load of important stats are calculated at the end of each month, so if you'd not quite gotten round to voting, now is the time. Cheers.
World Book Night, of course, is the dark flip-side of World Book Day. During World Book Day, they charge money for small books, whereas on World Book Night they give away full-sized ones. If World Book Night were on a bad TV show, it would have a goatee beard.
Not that I’m complaining, of course – I went to my local World Book Night event and found the trolley of free books, conveniently parked outside the library – obviously, my free book was about a “Purveyor of Superior Funerals”, that’s exactly the grim subject matter I’d expect from the Dark Side. I would've stayed for the puppet show if scheduling had allowed.
(Yes, the puppet show. Hopefully involving Mister Punch tying people down and shoving books down their throat.)
Today, my Monday night viewing in review form...First up, it's Game of Thrones on Dork Adore. Funny AND violent!
And secondly, surprisingly hyped in the last few days:
And the latest Hobson & Choi is also available, and has been for a few days, since I moved the release from Saturdays to Thursdays.
Hi! This week, one man's awful adventures in London in the wee hours. This (or something like this) is an all too common occurrence in the modern age, and I think we all owe it to ourselves to spread awareness.
As ever, more Friday Flash work available at the Friday Flash Dot Org website, and in an exciting new development, the latest chapter of my Hobson & Choi serial went up yesterday, after I changed the release day to Thursdays.
New day of the investigation, new day of publication! Avid watchers of my postings may have noticed these usually go up on Saturdays, but that was leading to rush and fiddle, so the new regular H&C day is Thursday until further notice.
Also, the internet just seems busier during the week, so in my bid to make each new chapter seem like an event, this felt like a better bet.
In other serial news, we're now listed on Web Fiction Guide, you can rate or review us if the urge strikes, but if you want to do one thing to help, +voting on the Jukepop site is the best option. Ta very much.
And another update fairly soon, as I am making a change to my weekly work release routine. Bet the suspense is killing you...
the publicity is just revving up for the November release of the second movie.
So, how was the adaptation? What interesting choices did they make? Did I enjoy it? All that and more! (Note on spoilers: there will be some.)
Busy day of TV blogging to summarise...
Elsewhere, back in rural England...
And a small bonus, the Being Human DVD bonus scene to clarify the series five ending has leaked out! Whole lotta TV there.
But, you know, not in a naughty sex way. On an unrelated topic, nice weather we're having, isn't it? Maybe they saved the sun for the Who ice-based episode.
(Apologies to anyone outside the UK who is having horrible storms and rain.)
So that's up now on Jukepop, have a read and a vote if you have a second. Ta.
Another week, and this time, we're off to Subway. This one wrote itself, and is probably odd, but I was happy with the tone.
True facts. If I've missed any, let me know.
Today’s book review is London Falling by Paul Cornell – a writer I already liked for his excellent Captain Britain And MI13 comics, as well as the Human Nature two-parter on Doctor Who, one of my favourite David Tennant episodes.
So I had expectations of London Falling, described in the authorial blurb as his “first urban fantasy novel”. It’s the beginning of a mooted Shadow Police series, introducing a team of enjoyably grounded police folk, who find themselves thrust into the messy world of supernatural evil lurking beneath the surface of the one they already knew.
Two reviews today, both covering yesterday's TV...
And, more popularly for the geek audience...
I'm really getting into the swing of this now, thanks to everyone who's been voting, sharing or anything-else-ing. If you want more updates on the serial, there is also a new Facebook and Twitter presence. If nothing else, you'll be first to know when a chapter goes up.
Auto-posted on Friday night, but was busy yesterday so didn't get to plug it on social media. There you go.
A short piece this week, as I've been preoccupied with other sundry bits, also catching up after the Easter break. Still happy enough with it, although it has a lot to live up to - last week's "Wake Me" had perhaps my best reception ever. To be fair, it was pretty good.
Whilst not writing a substantial Friday story, I have been establishing Facebook and Twitter presences for my ongoing web-series Hobson & Choi. So if you're enjoying that and would like a direct update for new chapters, as well as the occasional news or insight about it, give those a look. As ever, more Friday Flash stories available on the Friday Flash site.
Busy evening last night on the TV blogging, and here it all is...
Meanwhile, over on Digital Fix...
Only a short piece, but I also did a short newsburst about E4 cancelling Misfits. Alas.
Hope you found something to your taste in that lot. I'm off to lie down.
Seriously, give it a go. Also, pity me, there's so much telly on at the moment that I'm struggling to review it all. Some may have to fall by the wayside.
Basically, it was going to be two chapters, but I decided to speed things up a bit. So, this is own final week of meeting suspects, things start to accelerate downhill next time.
And, as ever, votes on the Jukepop site for all chapters always welcome. I finally hit 100 votes on Saturday, but that's no reason to give up. Imagine 200 votes!