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Reading: What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew recommended a long time ago on [community profile] primeval_denial as a source for Victorian details. It's an odd assortment of "stuff about Britain for Americans", random rather list-y facts, and some stuff I find genuinely interesting. I think I've warmed to it as its gone on, but I can't help a niggling doubt that its not really written by an expert and so some of its facts may be suspect.

Listening: I've quite enjoyed the first two of David Tennant's podcasts (with Whoopi Goldberg and Jodie Whittaker respectively). Twitter tells me that Jodie is wrong to refer to Doctor Who fans as Whovians. I admit it's not my favourite word but I had somehow thought it had nevertheless entered the lexicon. Apparently not. Or at least not if you are a Doctor Who fan on Twitter.

Watching: Comfort watched two episodes of Brooklyn 99 with G. who was stressed following teenage shenanigans. Given I'm not much of a fan of the sitcom as a genre, they were remarkable watchable.

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Date: 2019-02-21 02:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chamilet
Hmmm. If not a Whovian, what am I?

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Date: 2019-02-21 06:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chamilet
I LOVE Jodie Whitaker and if she wants me to be a Whovian, I'll gladly be a Whovian. I'm also a Trekkie. No problem with having such monikers, they're fun. Then again, I'm a vulgar American.

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Date: 2019-02-21 11:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ffutures
From what I remember of What... there are indeed some factual errors and simplifications. I used it a bit when I was writing Forgotten Futures but ended up finding better sources for most things. I still have a copy somewhere.

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