One A Day Picks of the Week 21st – 27th June

All good things must come to an end. And all bad things, as England’s World Cup campaign proved (thanks, Mat Murray, for a great summary). And some wonderful things too, as Adam Englebright’s extensive coverage of the last Doctor Who episode of this series more than amply illustrates. Spoilers, obviously, but if you didn’t see it then you only have yourself to blame. If you didn’t see the England game, meanwhile, then count yourself lucky. Though Pete Davison clearly doesn’t, what with all the shouting and screaming going on.

As well as endings, it’s also been a week for new beginnings with Daniel Lipscombe finding a new home on Tumblr. Do join him there and be sure to update your links tab so they point to his new internet residence rather than his old one. Talking of moving house, Jennifer Allen has been involved in that laborious, time-consuming task this week…and she was just helping out!

Andy Johnson’s recently started something new, too: reading comics. Have a read of his thoughts on Mike Mignola’s B.P.R.D.: The Black Flame. If you’re after something a little more vitriolic, cock a snook at Rhiarti’s fabulous evisceration of Alan Wake.  But if you prefer creativity to critique, have a look at the blog of George Kokoris, and his off-the-cuff piece of horror writing – fabulous fright-fic, quite unlike that of Mr. Wake, eh, Rhiarti?

Though we now have fewer regular #oneadayers than ever before, Ian Dransfield’s clearly not going anywhere. Coincidentally enough, he’s written a charming and wonderfully honest piece about places he doesn’t want to go to. Krystian Majewski, meanwhile, offers up another fascinating piece (and perhaps my runner-up for Post of the Week) about the similarities between fighting games and formal dancing.

What with all that talk about beginnings and endings, it seems entirely appropriate that my pick for Post of the Week should focus on something that never seemed like it would finish. I’m talking, of course, about the epic tennis match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, brilliantly detailed here by Mike Grant.

That’s it for another week, but please feel free to check out the blogs mentioned above for further examples of great writing from a truly lovely and talented group of people.

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