It all started out as a mild curiosity in the junkyard, and now it’s turned out to be quite a great spirit of adventure.
Welcome to The Edwardian Adventurer.
I am a technical writer in Springfield, MO. I started this blog in 2010 as an attempt to create a daily ritual around writing. I connected it to a long-held goal: watching every (surviving) episode of classic Doctor Who. I completed this goal in March of 2014 . . . except for the episodes that were rediscovered in 2013.
Over the years I have changed the scope and schedule of the blog, typically in connection to changes in my personal life. I went back to school in 2012 to get degrees in Professional Writing and Religious Studies. I have had steady employment as a technical writer for a few years now. Since most of my day is spent doing technical writing for software, I don’t post as often as I would like. Sometimes there isn’t much mental energy left at the end of the day. However, I feel that my brain and my emotions are not satisfied with the current paradigm, so I plan to work things out here, and to continue to share thoughts on consumed media.
Where to Start?
I certainly don’t expect you to start at the beginning (especially since my voice and analysis have improved significantly over time) but if you want to, you may start with An Unearthly Child–the first Doctor Who story. There are a few other points of entry:
- Farewell, Great Macedon – My review of the First Doctor Lost Story adventure released by Big Finish.
- Ghost Light – A story about evolution and the destruction of Doctor Who.
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – A review of the First Doctor Missing Adventure novel.
- Logopolis – A thematic analysis of Tom Baker’s final televised Doctor Who story. Order vs. Chaos and salvific sacrifice abound.
- Is There Such a Thing as “Proper Doctor Who“ – A meditation on authentic vs. fake as pertains to the Doctor Who formula, which may or may not actually exist.
- Film Analysis: The Grey (2012), Part 1 – The first of two posts reproducing a paper I wrote for my Bible and Film class.
I hope you enjoy the blog. Take a look around (please excuse the early posts as they were a bit rough); make suggestions for other topics. Feel free to leave feedback.