[DWJ] Seldom End?

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Fri Aug 25 18:04:06 EDT 2017


I didn't intend to put links at all! I thought I was just copying and
pasting the text.

On Fri, 25 Aug 2017 at 21:46, Gin <kalaidiscope at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Eleanor,
>
> The links you put in for quotes just go to actors pages. So I am sure you
> already know, but just wanted to say that the episode "The Doctors wife"
> was written by Neil Gaimen. Who had connections to both Diana and  (fairly
> sure) Douglas.
>
> (I am sure those quotes are on those pages somewhere, just would have
> required digging, so I dont know if the writer is credited in an obvious
> way)
>
> Regards
>
> Gin
>
> On 26 Aug 2017 3:29 AM, "Eleanor Joslin" <eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk> wrote:
>
> > Hi Debbie,
> >
> > Given the many congruences between Time City and Oxford, I think it is a
> > reference to Selden End, part of the Bodleian Library.  In fact, that's
> > what clued me in to the Oxford congruences.
> >
> > Do you know if that is a line Douglas Adams said of himself, or does it
> > belong to one of his characters?  It reminds me of an exchange from
> Doctor
> > Who (episode "The Doctor's Wife", in which the TARDIS is temporarily
> > incarnated as a woman called Idris):
> >
> > The Doctor <http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1741002/?ref_=tt_trv_qu>: You
> > didn't
> > always take me where I wanted to go.
> >
> > Idris <http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1013087/?ref_=tt_trv_qu>: No, but I
> > always took you where you needed to go.
> >
> > http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1721226/quotes
> >
> > Eleanor
> >
> >
> > On 25 August 2017 at 18:13, Debbie Gascoyne <dgascoyne at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi everyone.
> > > I thought there might be some significance to the name of Dr.
> Wilander's
> > > office in Tale of Time City.  When I googled "Seldom End" a quote from
> > > Douglas Adams popped up:
> > >
> > > “I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I
> > > need to be”
> > > Do you think DWJ was a fan?
> > >
> > > cheers,
> > >
> > > Debbie
> > >
> > > Debbie Gascoyne
> > > Instructor, English Dept. Camosun College
> > > and
> > > PhD Candidate, Cardiff University
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