“This is not a publishing industry worth fighting for, not least because it isn’t the publishing industry as we have been taught to think of it—a high-minded cultural enterprise facilitating the flow of books from writers to readers—but because the woeful state of publishing today is the industry’s fault—and when I say “industry” I include, most especially, writers, because it is we who have allowed publishing companies and retailers to dictate the terms by which we turn our words into books and deliver our books to readers. And those terms, to put it as bluntly as possible, are fucked.”—the daily beast: dale peck criticizes publishing industry, says writers must stand up. full article text here. (via paperbackgirl)
Now, if you’re not familiar with the Classic series, or with Tom Baker’s Doctor, I’ll give you a little insight into one of the Whoniverse’s favorite Time Ladies.
Romana served as the young Time Lady companion to Tom Baker’s fourth Doctor, assigned to accompany him on the quest for the…
As much as I’d love to see Romana again, I would be extremely surprised and disappointed if she turned out to be River Song. The whole premise of River’s storyline with the Doctor is that she’s from his future and moving generally backward toward a time (silence in the library) when he does not know her yet. I know River lies, but if her entire “life” as we know it were a lie, it would strip the sincerity and emotional connection from her interactions and relationships and completely undermine the character for me.