“Who’s playing my record?!”: Questions of identity in The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People

(This post contains detailed spoilers for the Doctor Who two-part story The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People. To be fair, you've had almost eight years to catch up.) "You caught me under false pretences/How long before you let me go?" If you squint really, really hard, there's a vague connection between my favourite thing about the … Continue reading “Who’s playing my record?!”: Questions of identity in The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People

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Doctor Who: “The Woman Who Fell To Earth”

[Contains big spoilers for the above Doctor Who episode. If you haven't seen it yet, you should do that first. Not just because of this blog post, but because you really should see it, ideally right now.] I'm 24 years old and I can't ride a bike. Perhaps stereotypically of autistic people, my hand-eye co-ordination … Continue reading Doctor Who: “The Woman Who Fell To Earth”

The Many and Varied Perks of Autistic Special Interests

A recent study by Rachel Grove et al, presented earlier this year at INSAR, found a link between autistic "special interests" (no, I don't love that phrase either, but it's the accepted term for what the standard "interest" just can't capture) and higher subjective well-being amongst autistic adults. The above graph (photo credit @YesWeJon) shows … Continue reading The Many and Varied Perks of Autistic Special Interests

Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time

(Contains spoilers for Twice Upon A Time, this year's Doctor Who Christmas special) This Christmas, Doctor Who fans were treated to not one, not two, but three Doctors. Before the much-anticipated regeneration into Jodie Whittaker at the end of Twice Upon A Time, the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) finds himself teaming up with the First Doctor (brought to life by David Bradley, … Continue reading Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time