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Lock the Gates, Goofy, Take My Hand

7 October, 2017 (20:37) | Dead Water, Facebook | By: Ian Burdon

I haven’t looked at my mobile phone today. It’s by my bedside, where it was when I woke up. It hasn’t been in my pocket or been carried around from room to room as I’ve walked round the house. I didn’t take it with me when I went out to the shops this morning, and […]

Like There Were Only Three Walls

17 March, 2017 (18:36) | Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dead Water, Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned Once More With Feeling, the magnificent 6th season episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’ve been asked a couple of times since then why I like the episode so much, and this is my explanation. Soliloquies in Song Off the top of my head, I can only think […]

Apocalypse: we’ve all been there

13 March, 2017 (23:54) | Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dead Water, Goggle-eyes, Writing | By: Ian Burdon

A couple of anniversaries have been on my mind: Rumours is now 40 years old; Buffy the Vampire Slayer hit TV screens 20 years ago. I’m sort of depressed in both cases that things so fresh in my memory have acquired such a weight of years. I have vivid memories of buying 3 copies of […]

In The Realms of the Unreal

20 December, 2016 (17:40) | Brexit, Dead Water | By: Ian Burdon

Somewhere around 1979 or 80, I read Paul Feyerabend’s Against Method. I got to it by a roundabout route: his How To Be a Good Empiricist was in a Philosophy of Science tutorial reading list, and I was sufficiently intrigued by that to read more of him. Against Method is not without its critics, some, […]

A Farewell to Facebook?

27 November, 2016 (20:57) | Dead Water, Facebook | By: Ian Burdon

I’ve been on Facebook for a while, I think since around 2009. I am now in my second week without it. My account hasn’t been deleted, but I have disabled it so I don’t show up there if anyone looks for me. Click on the Facebook link to the right and you’ll get a ‘Page […]

Trumpety Trump Trump Trump

9 November, 2016 (19:56) | Brexit, Dead Water | By: Ian Burdon

On 3 November 2004, on an old blog that no longer exists except on my hard drive, I wrote: The history of the twentieth century was the history of the rise of America: the history of the twenty-first century will be that of its decline and fall. The hope has to be that it doesn’t […]

The Morning After the Night Before

25 June, 2016 (12:48) | Brexit, Dead Water | By: Ian Burdon

In the 1992 Film “A Few Good Men”, PFC Louden Downie, not the sharpest knife in the cutlery tray, doesn’t understand why he has been given a dishonourable discharge from the Marines. “What does this mean?” He says. “I don’t understand…” I was reminded of this when word came through that Cornwall, having voted “Leave” […]

Into the Unknown

11 March, 2016 (20:41) | Dead Water, Writing | By: Ian Burdon

Remember I mentioned I’d submitted a short story to a call for “Respectable Horror”? The story was accepted. More here. I’m really quite pleased about this 🙂 Now, if you’ll excuse me, I should be writing…

There’s Nothing in the Rules About Gender

8 February, 2016 (19:51) | Dead Water, Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

Another Sense8 post. This one, further down, has spoilers. Don’t say you want warned. (edited slightly post-posting after comments on Facebook) Over the weekend I indulged in another binge re-watch of all 12 episodes, but this time I had a notebook with me. I probably missed a lot: the layerings between episodes and the parallels […]

Who We Really Are

4 February, 2016 (20:00) | Dead Water, Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

It’s unusual for me to become invested in a TV series—I don’t watch much TV at the best of times, and more often than not I’m playing catch up on the internet. Recent exceptions have been Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful, as well as old favourites like Dr. Who. Three series are on my […]