My TARDIS Has Crashed

Good news: It’s not forever!

Wait, hold on…time travel. Right. Have to put things in linear order. That means put the bad news first, THEN the good news.

Alright. Let’s try again.

First, the bad news.

You may have noticed, if you read this blog (and to be honest, I’m not sure anyone does, but if you do, thank you!) that there’s a severe lack of content lately. It’s been a month and a half since my last post. There’s a simple, appropriate, and totally unsatisfying reason for that, and I want to go ahead and announce it so that any potential readers I may have don’t give up and disappear forever.

crashed tardis

The truth is, I’m a little burnt out right now. Oh, I still like Doctor Who as much as ever–I’ve been a fan since childhood in the eighties, and that’s not changing. There’s so much material to explore, between television episodes and books and comics and audios and fan works and films and stageplays and and and… On the one hand, there’s so much that I’ll never cover it all (though I’ve certainly tried!). On the other hand, there’s never a dearth of new things to discover! Moreover, I love the fan community; fans may have a reputation for fighting among themselves, but that has not been my experience. Y’all are great, is what I’m saying.

But, even Doctor Who once took a hiatus, and that was despite the efforts of a multitude of people on the production side, not to mention a veritable ocean full of fans. I’m one person, not a multitude, and I get worn out too. My TARDIS has crashed for the time being.

So, I’m taking a hiatus as well. I do intend it to be a hiatus; at a very minimum, I’ve invested quite a bit in my collection of audios, and (thanks to the wealth of items available on Spotify for free) I’ve barely touched on that collection yet. Aside from the fact that there’s a great many good stories there, I don’t want that investment to go to waste. We also have quite a bit of the revived television series left to cover; we left off some months ago with only one Tenth Doctor story left, and that’s a crime for which I have no excuse.

This TARDIS may have crashed for now, but it’ll fly again (Lord willing anyway; I’d never want to be presumptuous about it). I don’t know exactly when, but I hope to get going again before Series 11 premieres in October.

In the meantime, I’ll still be blogging over at my writing-oriented blog. It’s a mix of topics, ranging from writing and authorship issues, to reader issues, to book, television, movie, and videogame reviews (plus some older family-oriented content from before I split the blog up). You’ll also find duplicates of some of my older Doctor Who posts there, as this content originated over there.

Thanks for reading! See you soon.

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