birds of australia: the sacred kingfisher

Photo by your friend and mine, Grahame Bowland (ex housemate of NA)

Note from Liz: While Stephanie is off exploring the exotic wilds of Europe, she organised a guest post to inform, delight or horrify, depending how you feel about birbs.

This time on Birds of Australia: The Sacred Kingfisher, a very inner norf birb

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Second Form at Malory Towers – Chapters 1 and 2

Stephanie’s out of the country, which means … IT’S SQUID TIME! And also, you know, time to relaunch the Malory Towers readthrough.

You can find previous posts in the series here.

Second Form at Malory Towers! Let’s go!

Darrell, Sally, Gwendoline, Mary-Lou and all the other girls from the First Term at Malory Towers are now in the second form and they are as lively as ever. Mam’zelle Dupont is still trying to be strict, Alicia plays a terrible trick with invisible chalk and Gwendoline and Daphne inevitably get into trouble.

Thanks, blurb!

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No Award watches: Cleverman 1.04

This week on Cleverman, Stephanie yells ‘Nobody needs this’ half a dozen times, Latani and Alinta are our faves, and there is no Deborah Mailman.

Liz: Three Renowned Indigenous Stage Actors out of Five

Steph: Four Renowned Indigenous Stage Actors out of Five

We’re not sure if we’ll be able to post reviews for eps 5+6 immediately after, as Steph is on a plane RIGHT NOW and we’re not sure of her viewing capabilities in Germany and Poland, so the next review might be a combined one later in July.

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Thursday arvo tunes

We were doing this on Sundays, then we got distracted, but now it’s Thursday afternoon and I can’t get this stupid* song out of my head.

* It’s not stupid! It’s a fine piece of dark electronica that’s just begging to be used for a Doctor/Master vid**.

** I’d successfully deleted “The End of Time” from my memory until this song turned up, and you know? It’s almost worth it.

No Award watches stuff: Cleverman 1×02

We’ve received feedback saying that it’s sometimes hard to tell whether or not we actually like some of the media we talk about. (In fairness, you can usually tell when we hate something.) So we’re entering a brave new world of giving media points out of five, although, David and Margaret style, Stephanie and I are giving individual points and reserve the right to disagree.

(We also reserve the right to wear fabulous earrings.)

ANYWAY, episode 2 of Cleverman: Jorah Mormont is building an ark, Waruu is a dickhead (but a hot one!), Naked Corpse Lady has clothes now, and there are more women.

Liz’s rating: Four Renowned Indigenous Stage Actors out of Five.

Stephanie’s rating: Four Renowned Indigenous Stage Actors out of Five

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