1 Year Blogaversary! (Revisiting “Dead and Buryd” by Chele Cooke)

Hey guys! A week ago it was my One Year Blogaversary. Yep! It’s Me, Lizzie! has been around for a year now. Due to some unfortunate health stuff, today is the first day that I’ve been able to celebrate, but I really do want to celebrate. So let’s do it!

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Why Blink Works

When it comes to writing, less is so often more. Whenever I look at a piece and think, “Right, that’s done,” I force myself to try and cut a tenth of the word count. It makes me evaluate what’s really needed, and what’s sticking behind as self-indulgent fluff. I was told once that adding constraints can really help your writing, and I believe that’s true.

With that in mind, let’s look at Doctor Who‘s “Blink.”

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What Makes a Dalek a Dalek?

Recently, when I see complaints about the Daleks it’s to do with them being overused. The Daleks appear in the thousands now, zipping all over the screen and firing the Doctor at planets. They’re just not as scary as they used to be. But there’s something else, too. They’re not quite as Dalek, either.

So today, I’d like to rewind. I’d like to go back to the beginning, and take a look at just what makes the Daleks … well, Daleks.

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My Favourite Episode of “Black Mirror”

Black Mirror is a tricky show to watch, isn’t it? It’s like it wants to fuck up your heart. Like it wants you to forget how to breathe. Like it wants you to leave brown stains on your couch. And going into this new season, I expected much the same.

What I got, though, was USS Callister, which is without a doubt now my favourite episode of the show. (Some spoilers ahead, everyone.)

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