Wednesday 18 March 2015

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Commentingary

Everything is held together with stories.  That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion. 
- Barry Lopez

Me:  Shall we explain what this is then?

Him:  No.

Me:  Really? 

Him:  We explain what it is in the thing. 

Me:  Yeah, but no-one’s going to be interested in the thing unless we tell everyone – well, both of them – what we’ve got that’s so interesting.  Or not. 

Him:  But that can be their problem. 

Me:  That’s one way of looking at it. 

Him:  Exactly. 

Me:  So, I’m going to have to write an introduction.1

Him:  If you want to. 

Me:  I was hoping this would act as the intro. 

Him:  Well, it kind of does.  It leaves things intriguing and mysterious without giving anything away. 

Me:  There’s that.  How am I going to correct the factual inaccuracies though? 

Him:  What factual inaccuracies? 

Me:  Ha!  There we are then. 

Him:  Yup. 

Me:  Lady and gentleman, here’s a thing.  Splundig Vur Thrigg. 

1.  This was fairly off the cuff, and although I’d ‘researched’ a particular episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? (The Tale of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice2 to be exact) for a commentingary, we opted to try an improvised one instead.  I’m still getting to grips with the glorious new USB recorder so, even with a fair amount of cleaning up, the audio’s not quite up to The Pink Floyd’s exacting standards.

In other news, we’re still stuck in a tent of the north face of the Trout.  Hopefully the weather’ll clear up soon and we’ll get back to ascending.  After all, we’ve only got five recons left.  Unfortunately, they’re The Space Pirates episodes two to six.

Anyway, hope you enjoy this daft knockabout.  It might seem random but – as both of you know full well – this blog only appears to be about Doctor Who.

2.  You’ll already know why we almost went with that one…3  

3.  blah blah it’s the Master blah

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