Tuesday, 20 February 2018
The rating for Time Shadows on goodreads see it at a 4.17 stars (out of 5).
Reviewer: Jolyon Tuck
June 24, 2017
This collection is a lot of fun. Every Doctor gets a go, with each story treating the TARDIS crew of the time with great respect. A lean towards first Doctor stories, the collection has a mix between good stand alone content and your popular fan self-referencing madness. You can enjoy the tenth Doctor and Rose in a celebrity historical, join the seventh Doctor and Mel at the theme park of animatronics, find out why there was such a shift in tone between seasons 17 and 18, and find out which parents would have the Doctor as a Godfather to their son. And that's without referencing the linking story for the Doctor and Clara that links a number of stories in the collection together.
Plenty more hits than misses in this one - and something for everyone. A personal delight was a story involving the Weeping Angels that I am completely convinced I now remember seeing on television - but I read it here first!
Reviewer: Stephen Hartwell
August 17, 2016
A fun set of stories with a wide range of Doctors and companions, neatly wrapped up into an over-arching 5-part story featuring the 12th Doctor and Clara. Highly recommended for Doctor Who fans, and it's for a good cause.
Reviewer: Bob Furnell
August 24, 2016
Never finished the book.
Friday, 16 February 2018
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 1: Favourite TOS episode - A Piece Of The Action— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 28 November 2017
I'm amazed that this episode never features higher in best of lists and polls. The driving! The accents! The fizzbin! Much funnier than The Trouble With Tribbles, but denied the credit it deserves... pic.twitter.com/UQROCYncFb
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 2: Favourite Federation Race - Vulcans— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 29 November 2017
Misunderstood as emotionless, they are instead consumed with passion and incandescent with rage, but they keep a lid on it all. Nimoy's nuanced performance set the tone for every actor that wore the ears later. pic.twitter.com/HWiS6xJQLr
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 3: Favourite Starship - USS Defiant— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 30 November 2017
'Tough little ship' on a five year mission to bloody the Dominion's nose. Overgunned for its size. No holodeck, nowhere to hide from your crewmates. Beautiful bridge, small sickbay, enormous engineering. pic.twitter.com/dD5PtXVSo9
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 4: Best Captain - Captain Ben Sisko— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 1 December 2017
Captain, Father, Emissary, Singer, Chef. Sent to DS9 to bring Bajor into the Federation, but did the opposite and saved the planet. An officer who knows how to operate in the shades of grey of his frontier posting. pic.twitter.com/nBW3Q9vAYF
Raised to godhood, started Dominion war, went undercover among Klingons, pursued all-out vendetta against the Maquis, punched Q, raised Jake, flirted with parallel universe version of his dead wife, got Kirk's autograph & married a terrorist all with the middle name of Lafayette. https://t.co/bCTuEGY03q— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 1 December 2017
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 5: Saddest Event - Spock's Death in Star Trek II— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 2 December 2017
Specifically watching my wife @uppityfabulous watching Spock's death. Oh, how she cried. No Spock meant Star Trek was over for her and she almost refused to watch Star Trek III: https://t.co/W2OpdcyJ5S pic.twitter.com/hdhy9MYBb7
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 6: Happiest Event - Trials and Tribble-Ations— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 3 December 2017
To see the DS9 & TOS crews seemlessly interacting both thirty and a hundred years apart was a joy from start to finish. The bar fight, the line up, the tribbles falling out of the hatch are all funnier now pic.twitter.com/fHTjeWRifh
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 7: Favourite TNG Episode - Conundrum— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 4 December 2017
The excellent amnesia episode Conundrum which shows the crew attempting to make sense of who they are in the absence of who they are. The inherent misunderstandings, comic and otherwise, are well handled. pic.twitter.com/nUCTuBUK30
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 8: Favourite Federation Enemy - The Dominion— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 5 December 2017
The Dominion are a collection of Gamma Quadrant races that work together towards a common goal. They hold a mirror up to the Federation, they find it wanting and cause it a sort of identity crisis. pic.twitter.com/8niznuNCrW
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 9: Favourite Character - O'Brien— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 6 December 2017
An enlisted man with a wealth of engineering & tactical experience, but O'Brien was a man who liked a challenge. Colm Meaney played him with an honesty that made TNG kept bringing him back & DS9 couldn't do without him pic.twitter.com/5Nhiaohtl7
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 10: Most Shocking Moment - Enterprise's Cancellation— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 7 December 2017
Enterprise Season 4 was easily the best since DS9 ended. We deserved a fifth. Every time I watch that last season a bit of me thinks it'll end differently.
It doesn't. pic.twitter.com/IloFeXYcBq
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 11: Crew Position You Would Want - Helmsman— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 December 2017
I've always loved the idea of actually flying the thing. pic.twitter.com/73TOXCc9Il
I could have sworn I posted this yesterday...#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 12: Crew Position You Would Want - Waste Extraction Engineer— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 10 December 2017
I don't want to have to find out what the Bolian obsession with toilet entails. pic.twitter.com/1L6TtQGk8Z
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 13: Favourite DS9 Episode - Captive Pursuit— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 10 December 2017
I love DS9, so narrowing it down to one episode was realIy difficult. I've got a real soft spot for anti-hunting allegory Captive Pursuit that sees O'Brien aiding in the escape of sentient quarry Tosk. pic.twitter.com/Z1RsJsot2r
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 14: Favourite Time Travel Episode - Visionary— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 11 December 2017
It's hasn't got the spectacle of travelling to 1969 or into the far future, but instead it deals with how the weirdness of time travel would affect an individual in their day-to-day life. pic.twitter.com/5Fxl4J6B9C
I think the episode you are refering to is the Past Tense two-parter.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 13 December 2017
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 15: Best First Officer - Spock— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 12 December 2017
First Officer aboard two Enterprises under two different captains. Even after his promotion to Captain and given his own command, he remained a First Officer at heart. pic.twitter.com/yyqX7TKRST
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 16: Favourite Trek Game - Star Trek 25th Anniversary— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 13 December 2017
Bizarrely released to coincide with the show's 26th Anniversary and featuring the voices of the original cast. This game does a really great job of capturing the spirit of the original series pic.twitter.com/kQwoSjjTlY
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 17: Favourite Trek Book - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Episode Companion— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 15 December 2017
Quite simply, the best book I have ever read about the making of a TV show that isn't Doctor Who pic.twitter.com/CPcQdEo8he
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 18: Favourite Non-Aligned Race— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 15 December 2017
I don't really understand this one. Not aligned to what? They all have their place in the wider geopolitical sphere.
I like Morn. I bought the toy for my wife @uppityfabulous. Morn is a Lurian. So let's go with Lurians. pic.twitter.com/XctSDlyTBi
OK, but I think you've illustrated my confusion pretty well: the Tholians are aligned to the Tholian Assembly, they are a Federation enemy in all 3 of their appearances and their signing of a non-aggression pact with the Dominion is significant enough to be a cause for concern.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 16 December 2017
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 19: Favourite Voyager Episode - Living Witness— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 17 December 2017
A phenomenal exploration of the legacy of a historical inaccuracy. @RobertPicardo's central performance is wonderful and it's so brilliantly directed by @timruss2 that you wish he'd done a few more. pic.twitter.com/9QEycRAgAz
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 20: Character You're Most Like - Reginald Barclay— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 17 December 2017
Well, it's not for me to say, but I'm probably a lot like Barclay than I would want to admit. pic.twitter.com/2pK7IeBOOY
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 21: Least Favourite Character - The entire population of Fair Haven— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 18 December 2017
Just dreadful, offensive, patronising and possibly racist. And then they did it all again six weeks later. pic.twitter.com/Bgz6cgtn6n
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 22: Favourite Film - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 19 December 2017
A dignified sendoff. Zero g, showtrial, Rura Penthe are all great. Star Trek grows up with this cold war allegory that could never have realised how topical it would be during its production. pic.twitter.com/KLAYtDMJbl
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 23: Best Trek Tech - Holodeck— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 21 December 2017
A room where you can make anything happen. It allowed 24th Century Trek to do Bond parody, western, hard boiled, 50's pulp scifi and many other genres. My wife, @uppityfabulous, refers to it exclusively as the Imaginarium pic.twitter.com/Iw964pcD8T
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 24: Best Overall Space Vessel - Borg Cube— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 22 December 2017
In space there's need for aerodynamics, so the cybernetic scourge of the Delta Quadrant came up with the most monolithic and stackable vessel to ever grace our screens. pic.twitter.com/GdiYZHJ3Pj
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 25: Favourite Enterprise Episode - Carbon Creek— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 23 December 2017
Not a particularly representative episode, but the fifties period detail is lovely and @JoleneBlalock and J. Paul Boehmer both give wonderful performances. pic.twitter.com/AuEYVJpPjZ
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 26: Planet You Would To Visit - Qo'Nos— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 24 December 2017
Culturally and archaeologically rich with vibrant cuisine and unfortunate bedding, it would probably not be the most serene of holiday destinations, but it would be fascinating. pic.twitter.com/8xmzibIV0i
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 27: Character You Would Date - Amarie— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 1 January 2018
She's musical, she's witty, she has four arms. What's not to love? pic.twitter.com/CFuz8nOduE
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 28: Named Your Own Starship - USS Dave— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 2 January 2018
"Space: the final frontier...These are the voyages of the starship Dave. Its so-far 36 year mission: to watch cult TV, to seek out new sights and new sounds, to boldly sit where no one has sat before..." pic.twitter.com/h7t33C0slV
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 29: Favourite Quote— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 5 January 2018
SISKO: "Just maybe, Benny isn't the dream, we are. Maybe we're nothing more than figments of his imagination. For all we know, at this very moment, somewhere far beyond all those distant stars, Benny Russell is dreaming of us." pic.twitter.com/drjoCaUpzs
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 30: Favourite Trek Series - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 6 January 2018
I couldn't love DS9 more: Sisko, Odo, Dax, O'Brien, Jake, Quark, Bashir, Kira, Dukat, Rom, Nog, Zek, Tain, Leeta, Brunt, Worf, Martok, Weyoun, Vic, Morn & Garak. All the characters are fantastic. pic.twitter.com/M2sxd5VQ6h
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 31: Favourite TAS Episode - Yesteryear— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 7 January 2018
Day 31 of 30? What madness is this?
Yesteryear is phenomenal. Saturday morning cartoons don't deal with euthanasia often enough, but rarely have programmes aimed at adults dealt with the subject better than this pic.twitter.com/TOWnXjwJCG
#30DayStarTrekChallenge Day 32: Favourite Discovery Episode - Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 January 2018
It's still early days, but this is the episode I've enjoyed the most so far. It's Cause And Effect meets Harry Mudd antics that manage to be both fatal and wacky at the same time. pic.twitter.com/l38MDSQtWt
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
I'm very pleased to have part of the effort that raised over £1,000 for charity and equally disappointed that the effort wasn't permitted to continue.
Sunday, 14 January 2018
Also available in 3D? pic.twitter.com/cmpfBmwqDu— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 1 November 2017
I have spoken to the other women and we have decided it is okay if you sit it out pic.twitter.com/KTj6YQcaVQ— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) 1 November 2017
If SIR Michael Fallon’s behaviour has fallen short of that expected of his job has it also fallen short of that expected by his knighthood?— Krishnan Guru-Murthy (@krishgm) 1 November 2017
I fixed it for you... pic.twitter.com/ciktumpyBc— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 3 November 2017
SEXUALLY VIOLENT PATRIARCHY EXISTS AT THE CENTRE OF UK ESTABLISHMENT. In other unrelated news, here's Mollie in her underwear for no reason. pic.twitter.com/MFpWIM6oJs— Pete Fraser (@petefrasermusic) 3 November 2017
When it's your last day of work at Twitter. pic.twitter.com/5xkzznYMdU— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) 3 November 2017
The UK is the only country in the developed world where workers are getting poorer while the country is getting richer. pic.twitter.com/ha48tK0Oh5— James Melville (@JamesMelville) 5 November 2017
Which came first: the Fabergé egg or the Fabergé chicken?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 7 November 2017
Watched the #PrideOfBritain awards. Disgusted.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 7 November 2017
Didn't see a single lion.
20 years ago today, I rushed to HMV Market St Manchester straight after school to buy the first Pulp single in nearly 20 months. Holding that shiny new CD felt like the most exciting thing in the world... I sound so old-fashioned, don't I?— Pip (@pipmadeley) 10 November 2017
"Funny how it all falls away..." pic.twitter.com/z5bJq6DOG1
This is а genuine conversation between Tony Blair and Bill Clinton. pic.twitter.com/4koxeqbPzj— History Lovers Club (@historylvrsclub) 11 November 2017
Sometimes the BBC news app shows the wrong pictures for the story when it has no data/WiFi. Today it surpassed itself. pic.twitter.com/jrdtgsweyA— Emma-Ashley (@EmmaAshley) 10 November 2017
I don't do a podcast with Bob Mortimer.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 12 November 2017
Is it just me, or does this gif make it look like Voyager is crashing into #Babylon5?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 12 November 2017
'The Librarian was not familiar with love, which had always struck him as a bit ethereal and soppy, but kindness, on the other hand, was practical. You knew where you were with kindness, especially if you were holding a pie it had just given you.'#WorldKindnessDay pic.twitter.com/h7z2v23lj7— Paul Kidby (@PaulKidby) 13 November 2017
#MDTV Futurama, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Buffy, Doctor Who, Mr Benn— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 13 November 2017
Accents in Britain change noticeably every 25 miles.— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) 13 November 2017
Oh the irony. Tommy Robinson here complaining about Border Control stopping hate preachers at our airports. pic.twitter.com/bTqUjOpGiM— Otto English (@Otto_English) 13 November 2017
Does that mean Jarvis is back soon?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 13 November 2017
Don't ever abuse this day to further your commitment to destroying from within what those brave souls died for. How dare you hijack a time for remembrance in favour of political advancement. You obviously wasted time calculating a tweet in favour of quiet, solem gratitude https://t.co/eYy16RVZTa— Johnny Vegas (@JohnnyVegasReal) 13 November 2017
If only you had as much love for the notion of accountability. If you consider moral outrage towards a sickeningly ill conceived tweet as 'trolling' then heaven help any constituent who doesn't share your political ideals. The day was about remembrance, not petty point scoring. https://t.co/y6ZREZ4jS8— Johnny Vegas (@JohnnyVegasReal) 13 November 2017
Worf: "I would like my hair trimmed." - Mr. Mot: "I promise, not too much off the top." pic.twitter.com/vVnw0Kaz94— Ex Astris Scientia (@eas_trek) 14 November 2017
Fantastic news https://t.co/km8xF5J4iQ— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 16 November 2017
The Wish— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 17 November 2017
"See you yesterday."— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 19 November 2017
And he did.#SixWordScifi
If nothing else, at least Brexit has finally answered the Blur v Oasis debate once and for all pic.twitter.com/KXJjWWR5HI— Katie (@supermathskid) 17 November 2017
This is what the deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil looks like. pic.twitter.com/mGHg5via7s— banksy (@thereaIbanksy) 19 November 2017
When automated programme descriptions go bad.... pic.twitter.com/7NyuZLIpDq— Mat Osman (@matosman) 19 November 2017
We avoided tax which should have funded children's services, now we're telling you to give to charity to fill the gaps left by our greed. pic.twitter.com/UQLwszTdQE— Unite Community (@Unite_Community) 19 November 2017
let me read your cards pic.twitter.com/nKodkzQvSC— adorable monster (@tristanreveur) 19 November 2017
Erm... pic.twitter.com/SBI43Vmm2i— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 20 November 2017
One night lands?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 20 November 2017
54 years of #DoctorWho and we've still never seen those radiation gloves.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 23 November 2017
No cats or trains, but here's Helen Mirren as Commissioner Gordon... pic.twitter.com/RYtwqWV1Gk— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 27 November 2017
Tory death warrant for abused women: Government plans to remove housing benefit from women seeking accommodation in refuges (effectively removing 53% refuge funding) https://t.co/EpWplUUj9W— Shed (@ShedLikesFood) 27 November 2017
I do have a soft spot for Battlefield. I was just that age that season 26 was a sudden renaissance for Doctor Who. Despite what the authors of silly GQ articles may think, S26 was about as far from "going out with a whimper" as you can get. #Battlefield #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/64u7mjq2eC— Kippy Woo (@TygerWhoCame2T) 26 November 2017
Amy Pond whenever Caitlin Blackwood wasn't available to play her.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 27 November 2017
Transformers Generation One + The IT Crowd. I have no idea either, shut up. pic.twitter.com/oEtixXPRbQ— Orion Twax and her Cavalcade of Knackered Robots (@tainkirrahe) 26 November 2017
It's being filmed according to strict Dogme '95 rules... https://t.co/bKMEn913h4— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 27 November 2017
Welcome to the UK, where an engagement is more important than mental health. pic.twitter.com/wjF7TCXgz3— Bhean (@_Bheanian_) 27 November 2017
"On Monday, I woke to the news that Meghan Markle will marry her prince and move to the UK.— polly curtis (@pollycurtis) 30 November 2017
"On Tuesday, I woke to a letter from the Home Office, informing me that my wife, my best friend and my partner of seven years, has been denied entry into the UK"https://t.co/dyauRPeXbL
There'ssss no need to be afraid.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 30 November 2017
Jo Cox MP was murdered by a far right fanatic shouting "Britain First".— ben goldacre, MBE LOL (@bengoldacre) 29 November 2017
The French honour her: name a street after her.
The US president retweets racist hatred from Britain First.
Are you sure Brexit is a good idea?
Because the world is changing, for the worse, very fast. pic.twitter.com/ReC0stwBSq
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Fresh from publishing their excellent books on the original series of Star Trek during its fiftieth anniversary year and Star Trek: The Next Generation in its thirtieth birthday, what have they set their sights on in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's silver anniversary?
That's right: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
And its spinoff series, Angel.
I was a bit surprised, but equally I was really looking forward to reading it. I love Buffy and Angel and I'd be devastated if I couldn't be a part of these.
I've recently delivered my submission for Outside In Takes A Stab and it seems to have been well received. More details on that nearer the time. I'm hoping to write for Outside In Gains A Soul, but I haven't decided which episode I'd be writing about yet.
Sunday, 7 January 2018
Zardoz?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 2 October 2017
There's a lot of ground to cover...— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 3 October 2017
URGENT: Can all arseholes stop being arseholes for a bit. We’d like a break. Thanks in advance. Everyone.— Channel 4 (@Channel4) 2 October 2017
Who cares if Kim Jong-un gets a nuke? Nukes don’t kill people, PEOPLE kill people.— Bob Cunningham ❄ (@BCunningham215) 2 October 2017
... see how fucking stupid that sounds? #GunControl
When you get caught not concentrating and then have to over-compensate pic.twitter.com/McKsO8szpa— Mark Smith (@marksmithcomedy) 4 October 2017
This is it. Nothing in 2017 will ever beat this. pic.twitter.com/xLy8Osae8o— Heraa Hashmi (@caveheraa) 10 October 2017
He waved.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 11 October 2017
Unfortunately the sea waved back. pic.twitter.com/K9dJdYtM3A
When you want to watch Young Frankenstein but Netflix for some reason gives you the subtitles from Lilo & Stitch. pic.twitter.com/LwsvV6kGdI— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) 11 October 2017
Five.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 12 October 2017
She saw the tanker.
The last of the oil sailed by.
She would make them listen.
She checked her watch.
This floor is perfectly flat, designed to stop people running. AND COOL. pic.twitter.com/CGVjTF9LgP— Jonny Mounsor (@JonnyMounsor) 13 October 2017
The fire broke out.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 14 October 2017
Tearing through the house leaving no stone unburned. Until it was free.
Now, it's out there. pic.twitter.com/vCxpnsjegu
Worst sequel ever? pic.twitter.com/G1LT9TqUnn— Kate Robbins (@KateRobbins) 14 October 2017
The rainbow twanged— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 15 October 2017
The rainquiver lay empty
The rainarrow shot off into space beginning its infinite journey to brighten up the universe pic.twitter.com/OhqimpTJbD
That's not a good sign. He looks like he's been waiting a really long time.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 17 October 2017
Pretty sure that copper is an auton.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 17 October 2017
this is a contender for best pun ever pic.twitter.com/yG3C8kIEcN— Guy - TLJ spoilers (@yeblod) 17 October 2017
Lily was starting to wonder whether this baptism thing was really worth all the hassle. pic.twitter.com/WNu8z9nO3h— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 17 October 2017
Stop your messing around pic.twitter.com/Sls0tOgYKv— Sean Leahy (@thepunningman) 17 October 2017
I Only Have Eyes For I Only Have Eyes For You— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 19 October 2017
Absolutely— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 20 October 2017
Must be a real bad week in this town for both of them to be there pic.twitter.com/fTLrreXh0c— Tyler Shields (@tylershields) 19 October 2017
He wept when he finally saw the sea. They'd trained for the surfing contest in the absence of water. The horse was always going to drown. pic.twitter.com/FvHLDLalus— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 21 October 2017
oh my god pic.twitter.com/TrklhybAcc— Sally McSurly (@SallyMcSurly) 20 October 2017
Never mind. Tomorrow's Saturday! pic.twitter.com/pEgnqKvaB0— Andrew-Mark Thompson (@Andydrewz) 20 October 2017
Man cannot live on beard alone.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 22 October 2017
Whoever did this is a damn genius. pic.twitter.com/htTVbET6c2— Road Warrior Hawking (@JaimsVanDerBeek) 20 October 2017
Most ghosts are people who have died trying to put their duvet covers on.— Marek Larwood (@MarekLarwood) 23 October 2017
I suppose I'll have to wait three million years to find out all the fuss about #LeopardLager is.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 24 October 2017
Completely transfixed by this. What incredibly creative dramatic talent pic.twitter.com/RnFz1ze9nI— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) 22 October 2017
She shivered.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 24 October 2017
There was definitely a chill in the air.
"I must be getting old", she sighed, "I remember when all this was green." pic.twitter.com/IHANuYf75P
This will go down in the annals of dumb alt-right tweets as a true classic. It’s almost art. pic.twitter.com/X93RTc4Psx— Stuart Ritchie (@StuartJRitchie) 24 October 2017
I vain, arrogant am— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 26 October 2017
"Remember that black student yesterday, the one on the front cover, who was attacking white authors? Yeah, we made that up. Sorry." pic.twitter.com/eaAx4l8HkT— Nicholas Guyatt (@NicholasGuyatt) 26 October 2017
A can of expanding foam went off on the shed and I'm now 6/4 on winning this year's Turner Prize. pic.twitter.com/lQNQeOW3fL— JB (@JBwol) 26 October 2017
"Congratulations and welcome to puberty. This will restrict your intake of air and enforce unrealistic expectations of a feminine shape." pic.twitter.com/7Q6bcjGkqm— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 27 October 2017
It’s got to be “The Web of Fear” Part Three. Boy, do I feel guilty every time I load it into my 16mm projector. https://t.co/aIsGeYiJSl— Dave Owen (@wavenode) 28 October 2017
1977 v 2017 pic.twitter.com/Uw8RJ0bUZY— Mnrrnt & 112 others (@Mnrrnt) 28 October 2017
Still the best Halloween costume gag ever. pic.twitter.com/G1fNuFfxde— Whedonesque (@whedonesque) 29 October 2017
A coral eating a shrimp! pic.twitter.com/b6XyF7bDyM— Nature Is Weird (@NaturelsWeird) 28 October 2017
Hunt: “We don’t have enough nurses. Which is why we’ve removed bursaries for nurses.” #Marr— David Schneider (@davidschneider) 29 October 2017
I’ve still got it. Video proof. pic.twitter.com/EwGj2fe4vu— David Rowntree #FBPE (@DaveRowntree) 29 October 2017
Monday, 1 January 2018
Here are my predictions for 2018:
In a surprising move, Mike Leigh will sign a huge merchandising deal that will see the likes of Abigail's Party and Vera Drake on lunchboxes, in colouring books and as stuffed toys, as well as recreated in computer game form.
Nutritionists will finally acknowledge that Jammie Dodgers, Chocolate Oranges and lemon sherbets should be included as one or more of your five a day.
The Carmarthenshire village of Bancyfelin will inexplicably win Miss Universe.
In fashion, expect to see higher hemlines, more parallel lines and a greater variety of colours including more heliotrope, umber, chorak, blenk and squunt.
Mathematicians will calculate Pi to its final digit. It's a 4.
Happy New Year.