In a New York Times video, six journalists share their memories covering Nelson Mandela. These include Mandela’s incredible speech in front of men who had killed 200,000 people and a small moment when he showed respect towards a white lady.
“If anyone corrects you and says “You mean TWELFTH!” when you say “Matt Smith was the Eleventh Doctor” then that person is being irritatingly pedantic and should be pitied, in a nice way and with a gentle friendly, not-patronising sort of love, because they will have long hard lives ahead of them.”—Neil Gaiman (via rubycosmos)
So I think not working for the last month and a half is getting to me. I mean, to my wallet, most definitely. I’ve had to dip into savings I’d have preferred not to. But depression is really setting in. I’ve applied more than a dozen places, it feels like, but nothing’s stuck. Even (job I felt really good about) just barely fell through.
I have a temp part-time gig at Towson U starting soon, but it isn’t journalism. It’s money, sure, and it’s writing, but it’s also temporary and part-time.
I’m the only one of the layoff crew I know of who still has no idea what they’re doing next. And it blows. Here I am, the holiday season, and I’m pretty close to begging my mom for grocery money. Certainly doesn’t help when she makes burgers for her and Ben and doesn’t seem to really think about her vegetarian son. Ugh.
“Russell doesn’t like spoilers. When we worked together on the show, we tried not to spoil each other. I’m really serious. When I was doing ‘Silence in the Library,’ [he said], ‘I want you to have River Song pre-figure something about what’s going to happen to Donna, and I said, ‘Don’t tell me what’s going to happen to Donna!’ And I said, ‘What kind of thing is it?’ ‘It’s sad, Steven. It’s very very sad.’ I said, ‘OK OK, I’ll put something sad in.’ [Former production head] Julie Gardner was sitting there saying, ‘You’re working on the same TV show. You can’t behave like this.’”—'Doctor Who': Steven Moffat Explains Billie Piper's Role in the 50th | Anglophenia (via doctorwho)
“I sort of knew that he wouldn’t. I know Chris a bit. I did a couple of meetings, and there was a moment, I suppose, a giddy moment where [I thought] ‘Would he actually do it?’ This wasn’t the kind of decision he took in a funk or that he was cross. He was very measured, very kind, very gentlemanly about it. He’s a good bloke. If you look at Chris’s career, this is not what he does. The Ninth Doctor turns up for the battle and not the party.”—Why Christopher Eccleston wasn’t in the Doctor Who 50th | Anglophenia (via doctorwho)