Sunday, 20 May 2018
The first month or so, I was largely learning how Blogger worked.
We never did get around to interviewing The Hoosiers.
I'm quite pleased with the silliness of this one, but I'll admit that I'd only heard of Gramsci, the Italian Marxist, because there was a dog named after him in TV's Spaced.
And this one shows how little I knew what I was doing and was I'm sure written before I realised I could queue things to post at my convenience.
Reading them all back, I'm struck by the self-deprecating faux-jaded nature of them which was very much the stock in trade of how we joked with each other rather than the sketches themselves. It's obvious how much I cared, from how little I was trying to admit it.
Thursday, 17 May 2018
In addition to writing sketches for YouTube and to perform on the stage, we decided we needed an internet presence. We put him on Facebook, on Twitter and I wrote a blog.
Some of it was funny, some of it was crap, all of it is coming up on ten years old. I've decided to have a look back at it. Starting in a couple of days I'll begin posting monthly anniversary updates and provide insight into any bits I'm proud or embarrassed by over the next four years or so.
A ten year anniversary is apparently celebrate with tin.
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervillain!: An Unauthorised and Unofficial Guide to the world of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is available now.
Saturday, 28 April 2018
Announcing Supervillain!: An Unauthorised And Unofficial Guide To The World Of Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog
But "what is Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog?", I hear you ask
In 2008, during the writer's strike, Whedons Joss, Zack and Jed and Maurissa Tancharoen wrote and shot a musical comedy-drama starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion and released it online.
It's a musical romantic comedy love triangle in which the villain is the hero and the hero is the villain.
It's funny, yet tragic. I'm not the biggest fan of musicals, but this is phenomenal. The songs are intelligent, funny and well worth your time. It's brilliant and if you haven't seen it, you really should. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Supervillain!: An Unauthorised And Unofficial Guide To The World Of Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog is available now.
Sunday, 15 April 2018
Both the Anniversary Edition of Time Shadows, which I wrote a story for, and its sequel Second Nature, which I had nothing to do with, are available, featuring all the illustrations from the print versions and is presented in EPUB, MOBI and PDF formats.
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
'Mea culpa' is not an apology. https://t.co/D08hzHCfoJ— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 2 March 2018
The most evocative covers for me growing up were The Deadly Assassin and The Curse Of Fenric. They're both still as impressive now as they were then. pic.twitter.com/lYsku97xIZ— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 2 March 2018
Ding dong merrily on high... https://t.co/RnCjYuVGN8— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 4 March 2018
We're already fucking living in it. pic.twitter.com/xRIAstHzhS— Alan Ferrier (@alanferrier) 4 March 2018
Meerkats under a heater looking weirdly like one of the eggs from Alien. pic.twitter.com/hEYqbHO8nD— Chris Brosnahan (@ChrisBrosnahan) 3 March 2018
Every picture of a sun bear looks like it's a human in a bear costume who's doing a very bad job acting natural pic.twitter.com/Znlor2GrRG— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) 4 March 2018
Quite simply the best 'snowman' I've ever seen 😂 pic.twitter.com/YVlwRbwriJ— Wayne Smith #FBPE (@waynesmith1971) 5 March 2018
If only oranges came with a natural protective skin. pic.twitter.com/9GWOOfLfr4— You Had One Job (@_youhadonejob1) 5 March 2018
Any complications?— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 7 March 2018
No complications.— Pip (@pipmadeley) 7 March 2018
Google it.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 8 March 2018
September 1995:— Acrylic Afternoons (@AcrylcAftrnoons) 8 March 2018
The [Different Class] lyrics were written in two nights round at his sister’s with a packet of fags and a bottle of “right poor quality brandy”. (2/7) pic.twitter.com/0gnMipla24
November 1995:— Acrylic Afternoons (@AcrylcAftrnoons) 8 March 2018
Meanwhile, Steve is busy continuing his study into the behavioural patterns of the Northern European female. (3/7) pic.twitter.com/ZWcAOlg2Kh
August 1996:— Acrylic Afternoons (@AcrylcAftrnoons) 8 March 2018
Jarvis faces a dilemma. To keep his head down, or to sod the consequences. To toe the line, or run amok. (4/7) pic.twitter.com/7ZCPNY8vBX
November 1997:— Acrylic Afternoons (@AcrylcAftrnoons) 8 March 2018
Jarvis: “Going on the telly wasn’t supposed to be just an ego gratification exercise” (5/7) pic.twitter.com/fL5ZjdHXwQ
March 1998:— Acrylic Afternoons (@AcrylcAftrnoons) 8 March 2018
Mark: “Jarvis wanted to redraw the boundaries - and recently it has been a case of Jarvis' will overriding everyone else's common sense." (6/7) pic.twitter.com/zqU5uZn2ev
June 2001:— Acrylic Afternoons (@AcrylcAftrnoons) 8 March 2018
[On Nick’s lifestyle...] It's like being a criminal who has money but never tells the neighbours what he really does. (7/7) pic.twitter.com/x2Chy1LWPR
I don't have a Blu-ray player. I'm still hopeful for Special Edition DVD releases of stories that receive new Blu-ray extras.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 9 March 2018
Breaking Bad would have been a very short series in the UK. RT if you are grateful for healthcare that is free at the point of use. pic.twitter.com/kGcooWctaJ— NHS Million (@NHSMillion) 10 March 2018
I have written one of these, but don't let that put you off. There are 137 others to get your teeth into. https://t.co/hcBNqz8wHI— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 11 March 2018
"What happened around Doctor Who almost destroyed my career. I gave them a hit show and I left with dignity and then they put me on a blacklist" pic.twitter.com/F0vdqSclTk— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 12 March 2018
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the pinnacle of human achievement in graffiti. pic.twitter.com/IMVIWpc9af— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 12 March 2018
Horrified to hear of the death Stephen Hawking. He was a beacon in the search for knowledge and truth.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 14 March 2018
Meanwhile @Jeremy_Hunt must be breathing a sigh of relief upon hearing the same news.
Unused Different Class sleeve photographs by Rankin & Donald Milne, summer 1995. pic.twitter.com/Xqbugae5Yq— Acrylic Afternoons (@AcrylcAftrnoons) 14 March 2018
Crikey— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 18 March 2018
Omg it was “Crazy Hair Day” at my cousins school and she wore this 😂 pic.twitter.com/9Y1SxVETF1— Nick 🇵🇷 (@bimbardashien) 20 March 2018
Grimwith reservoir North Yorkshire, looking every bit like the secret hideout of a Bond villain. pic.twitter.com/xmyKKLSoJX— Steve Richardson (@wildacrewarrior) 21 March 2018
This is an all time favorite piece of performance/animation reference for me. Actress Kathryn Pogson goes through so many emotional states in such a short period of time, to astounding comic effect. I laugh out loud every time I see it. pic.twitter.com/ezTO06enAB— Hal Hickel (@halhickel) 20 March 2018
Until the 1990s, Britain's nuclear weapons were secured with bike locks.— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) 22 March 2018
What libraries look like when you don't have a government systematically starving communities of the arts: this is the section of Stockholm's main library aimed at 10-13 year olds. I nearly cried. pic.twitter.com/PjdFPOmVbA— Sarah Perry (@SarahGPerry) 22 March 2018
The NHS is not failing but it is being failed. Please RT if you agree. pic.twitter.com/gKv5bZF55T— NHS Million (@NHSMillion) 22 March 2018
Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad pic.twitter.com/RRZggY5rr9— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 26 March 2018
Matthew. Waterhouse. Running.— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 26 March 2018
Don't vote Tory #hospital— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 26 March 2018
Inside Man takes them right back to TNG Season 1...— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 27 March 2018
I suppose technically he only postpones World War III...— David Black (@Davetweetedthis) 30 March 2018
Saturday, 31 March 2018
A sequel to Ro-Busters, The A.B.C. Warriors (later simply ABC Warriors) sees a group of robots immune to the effects of Atomic, Bacterial and Chemical weapons fighting a war for their Human masters.
Find out more starting here.