I read today that Luc Besson has been accused of rape and that French authorities have opened an investigation on him (SOURCE: The Verge). As a fan of his movies, it’s sad to see someone whose work I admired could be capable of doing such a heinous act. I should preface this by saying that I will not be passing judgment on Besson, or be attacking the accuser. Rape is serious, and we should wait until the investigation is done.
Something that has wound me up recently is the treatment of a friend of mine from University. I started my course in 2015 and had to start acquainting myself with new people, and for someone like me, that is very hard, but I made some good friends, including someone I would consider one of my best. The person who I became friends with, the closest with, they are now in trouble.
Happy 2018, he says when he has already written the title of this post and the things I am going to discuss. This is the first post I’ve put up with a content warning. I don’t want to upset people. I was going to make this password protected, but it’s too important for me to block you from seeing in any way, so here we are.
Hours wasn’t a good album, but its follow up, Heathen (which is a really good album), has a very experience backstory. Originally, Bowie was going to release an album called Toy, which would have been an album of re-recordings of Bowie’s 1967 recordings, and stuff even earlier than that. This didn’t happen, but some songs were re-recorded for Heathen.
So, here we go, another Doctor Who rant. This time, not about casting, but more about the criticism of the new and bold direction the show seems to be taking when it hits TV screens in Autumn in 2018. Needless to say, reaction to these changes has been mixed, much like the announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the next Doctor. A lot of people are criticising the critics. Let’s talk about that.