- Thu, 12:56: RT @garvanwalshe: This shows how deep the gulf is between British *remainer* opinion and the EU. Thread. 1/ https://t.co/aVdvoUKh5h
- Thu, 13:46: World Cup, Day Sixteen https://t.co/nCBfukLu1T
- Thu, 16:05: Why One Island Grows 80% of the World's Vanilla https://t.co/h77waIDePu Not a pretty answer.
- Thu, 18:38: Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch https://t.co/pzMMivKX65
- Thu, 20:48: RT @MatthewOToole2: Just finished Nick Timothy's long essay in defence of Burkean conservatism and civic responsibility. He must be fuming…
- Thu, 21:07: Hooray! #ENGBEL
- Thu, 21:13: The only thing that remains constant is change. https://t.co/PwhF79s4wF
- Thu, 21:48: Belgium last beat England by scoring more goals in 1936, winning 3-2. (They also won a penalty shoot-out in a frien… https://t.co/ls3HZEutxu
- Thu, 22:38: RT @KeohaneDan: That so-called “Brexit derby” was a bit like Brexit. Beforehand loads of hype, since England are about to win the World C…
- Fri, 10:45: RT @davidallengreen: Constitutional law should be dull, but it is exciting. This is a problem. By me, at @FT. https://t.co/Cn05dUKNeS ht…
Who will win the first match on Saturday?
France will beat Argentina
Argentina will beat France
Who will win the second match on Saturday?
Uruguay will beat Portugal
Portugal will beat Uruguay
You should be able to vote using your Facebook or Twitter account, even if you aren't on Livejournal.
Yesterday nobody called all four matches correctly. redfiona99 and I failed to foresee Poland's victory, but got the other three right, whereas coughingbear and hano hoped in vain for England not to lose against Belgium, but predicted the other three results.
The state of play after the first round is as follows:
This is a set of two Big Finish plays released in 2014, featuring the full early Fifth Doctor line-up - Peter Davison, Sara Sutton, Janet Fielding and for the first time Matthew Waterhouse.
The first story, Psychodrome by Jonathan Morris, is explicitly set immediately after Castrovalva, and features a complex narrative of the Tardis crew dealing with their own images of each other. The guest cast are put through their paces, each of them having to play three different roles - particularly Robert Whitelock, who does three different Doctor-substitutes as perceived by the others. As Peter Davison points out in the extras, it's good to have a bridging narrative from the uneasy relationships at the end of Castrovalva to the relative comfort of later stories.
I spotted Iterations of I in my St Patrick's Day post of Doctor Who stories set in Ireland, of which the vast majority are Big Finish audios. It's set between Black Orchid and Earthshock, Adric in his hubris attempting to pilot the Tardis and ending up on an island off the Irish coast where the crew become involved with a missing person investigation, a strange cult and the awful prospect of sentient numbers, a gonzo concept which is well-used by not being too deeply explored. The wonderful Sinead Keenan is the lead female guest, sadly not depicted on the cover. There's no particular reason for this story to be set in Ireland, but there's no reason why not either.
You can get them both here.