Some Things Changed

So it’s been some time since I last updated.

My life changed. I got married. I got laid off. I changed careers. I changed careers again. I got divorced. I did ridiculous amounts of education. In betweens, I stopped designating time for my hobby of getting and providing high-quality screencaps.

During all that, technology marched on, resolutions increased, all my galleries broke, and I didn’t take time to fix them.

So the blog remains for the reason all my blogs remain. But the screencaps are gone. Or probably gone. If my piwigo gallery turns out to be anything like my Gallery gallery, the images will likely turn up in a wicked series of nested folders. We’ll see. But right now the priority for finding them is pretty low.

Thus endeth a chapter. But it was fun!

Companion Exits and Should-Have-Beens

Via Radio Times comes this piece about five great companion exits. I mostly agree. However, in the case of Astrid Peth (Voyage of the Damned), while completely fine in terms of “great” and “exit”, it doesn’t quite fit “companion”. Sure, it was affecting, and it affected the Doctor a great deal, but Astrid belongs in the should-have-been category along with Lynda With A Y (Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways) and Rita (The God Complex). These are people with whom the Doctor felt an instant affinity and to whom he wanted to show all of time and space, but their lives were snuffed out heroically before it could happen, even before getting to step inside the time machine. There are probably others, but these are the ones who come to mind now.

Nonetheless all of these had me bawling my eyes out. Even Adric, when I was a lot younger than now, and I didn’t even like him so much.