[DWJ] Seldom End?

Gili Bar-Hillel gbhillel at netvision.net.il
Sat Aug 26 05:06:04 EDT 2017


I also connect that quote to the Rolling Stones song, "you can't always get
what you want". Which I think is about drugs, alas.

On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 1:04 AM, Eleanor Joslin <eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk>
wrote:

> 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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