OK. You remember that boot thing that was doing the rounds this week? Well…
It was a silly thing that took me ten minutes and I’m not even the first to do it, but it sort of exploded. An awful lot of Rocky Horror memes, and quite a few Barrowman references. Which kind of fits, I suppose.
Elsewhere: it’s World Naked Gardening Day, although some people are keener on the idea than others.
Speaking of Mr Capaldi, here he is celebrating World Penguin Day.
Sometimes when you’re bereft of ideas, you just have to check the trending column. Every day is a celebration of some sort; even the most ridiculous, mundane things (National Beard Day? Really?) get their own hashtag, sparking all sorts of inane chatter and, if you’re me, some hasty Photoshopping to catch the traffic. I won’t pretend I’m proud of this, not least because all the time I’m doing that I’m not writing the book, but we’re on lockdown and I keep telling myself it’s a mindfulness activity.
For example, 26 April was Alien Day, named as it is for colony LV426. It’s a little flimsy, but so is Pi day (which doesn’t work, incidentally, if you’re British, any more than the “Hey, look at that van go!” ones do). Still, any excuse.
The Thirteenth Doctor’s been doing the rounds a bit this week. Here she is at a table tennis match.
“No, honestly, it’s me; I’ve just lost a bit of weight since then.”
I can’t work out whether the others have seen something off camera or are simply bored. Either way it looks like it’s all about to head south. Perhaps they’re better off staying closer to home.
“Yeah, you remember I mentioned the Woolly Rebellion…?”