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Rebecca Denton, Online Exec | 10:00 UK time, Friday, 17 February 2012

Hal's Dominoes



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  • Comment number 1.

    New blog up people! The lovely Hal's dominoes......

  • Comment number 2.

    Time to take them down again.

  • Comment number 3.

    gosh,am i really 3rd on here? the domino thing is meant to help hal control his urges - teaching him self control (not knocking them over when he's done,but taking them back down again) but what would happen if it was an 'accident'?y'know,if his sleeve got caught or something,or baby eve started crying and made him jump?
    sorry - rambling lol

  • Comment number 4.

    I wonder when he puts them up, if they need to be in any particular order? Bet he had fund blowing them down in Ep 2!

  • Comment number 5.

    A new blog so early in the day does this mean that today's a two blog day with a preview clip.

    Crossed fingers.

  • Comment number 6.

    Must not let him knock them down

  • Comment number 7.

    5 - I hit refresh and was just about to post that Ewan. Great minds? I think we'll get a fresh clip today - indeedy I do!

  • Comment number 8.

    where is the organ in HH?

  • Comment number 9.

    8 - Hiya - I thought it was an organ in the background but then thought again as couldn't remember ever having seen one. I'm sure someone will be able to shed some light on it. Maybe Hal brought it with him? :-)

  • Comment number 10.

    deft an organ cos we used to have one like that when I was little. Do you think we are going to be treated to sing songs round the organ in an evening!

  • Comment number 11.

    Perhaps Hal plays the Kia-Ora song on the organ after he's sampled its delights!

  • Comment number 12.

    11 - LOL!

  • Comment number 13.

    I wonder who had the job of setting the dominoes up for filming these scenes? Takes quite a lot of skill (and a very steady hand). Remember something on Blue Peter when I was little about dominoes and the intricate patterns people were able to create with them. Never managed anything like that!

  • Comment number 14.

    Ooh. Shiny dominoes.

  • Comment number 15.

    he left on the previous blog entry. Have a read, it is worth it. And very promising.

    .At 05:16 17th Feb 2012, BigBadDog wrote:

    Hi All, couldn't sleep and found this interview with Lord Toby.

    ***********POTENTIAL SPOILERS****************

    And some very encouraging news. For those who don't like spoilers, there's nothing regarding plots or storylines. So read on and enjoy!


  • Comment number 16.

    It's a bit early for a blog (not that I mind)... Hopefully this means that we get an ep 3 clip tonight at the usual time! Fingers crossed.

  • Comment number 17.

    ok this may sound completely mad but i have noticed references to fairy tales when Hal met leo he mentions the golden egg. .
    He refers to Lilliput which was in Gulliver's Travels also think there may have been references to animal farm although not blatant in Hals letter to the miniature circus plus the Kia-ora ref and the battle in which Hal was hanged just to mention a few . .
    I am kinda familiar with these although not too clued up but i can see them for more that jut a fairytale or fable can see a little of what they represent.
    As these are quite strong references .I was thinking that its may not be accidental that i am thinking along these lines . Has any one else thought this .I was thinking that may be this could help solve a bit of the scroll but i am properly wrong as i always normally am.
    And although the dominoes are Hals therapy to help him have control over bigger urges i also think that they are Significant because they could also represent the domino theory .
    One thing I have noticed is Hal is also very Superstitious.

  • Comment number 18.

    Just passing... I was wandering what happenes if somone else accidentaly knock over hals dominoes?
    - Wander if Hal appreciated Leo musical taste, perhaps that was part of his control, having to endure Leo Blues LPS which he really hated.

  • Comment number 19.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 20.

    18 - I think he might go slightly mental!

  • Comment number 21.

    The return of Adam



  • Comment number 22.

    Dear moderators, Dont understatnd why i Was modded, I removed the Profanity from my earlier post, please DM and explain what i have done wrong?

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  • Comment number 24.


    sometimes it is simply some words which might be construed as abusive
    yes, I know
    they can say the b-word in BH but you can't write it even when you quote Mitchell refering to a horse
    so rewrite it and we will understand what you really meant

  • Comment number 25.

    Try using other terms in brackets.

    Vampires are (Donkey pits) this is hardly news.
    Gods a bit of an (Illegitimate)

    it sometimes works after all they'll have to know the term to be offended and if they were they'd only be offending themselves.

  • Comment number 26.

    25 - LOL Ewan - what exactly are donkey pits when they're at home? They sound bad!

    Oh just had a thought - could it be a variety of garden bird? LOL..

  • Comment number 27.

    26 - I tell you I get modded but you know the quote so can work from there.

  • Comment number 28.

    11. HAHAHA oh the horror!

    I'm still seeing that green box. Phooey.

  • Comment number 29.

    Hey everyone!!

    I posted this a few Blogs ago but it seams more appropriate for this one...

    [So I was reading a book last (The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse) and I came across a line that reminded me so much of Hal that I knew I had to post it.

    "Delusion and hope and longing, all tumbling one after the other like a falling line of dominoes."]

    Just had to post again because I think that line suits Hal so much :)

  • Comment number 30.

    morning/afternoon blog!

    @29 HAz152 - that is perfect! thanks for posting it again - I missed it first time round. Well spotted!

    @17 teamhal - also well spotted! seems to be fairy tale series, no? So is that a clue as to the new kind of supernatural? to look to fairy tales for it? hmmm..

  • Comment number 31.

    17,30 - You may be on to something with the fairies/fairy tales because I noticed if you pause S4E2 at 18:01 minutes, that on the wall behind Cutler (I think it's Cutler so many new characters and I've never been good with names) there are a few words.

    Ferry and Fairy are the only ones I can make out, but they may have some meaning?

    Ferry- the Old Ones coming on boats, ferries?

    Fairy- New supernatural?

    But its probably just nothing :)

  • Comment number 32.

    Its seem i think the fairy tales / fables may give us a clue to why eve lost the war and why she or another woman has to die to kill baby.If you know the tales then your know what the deeper meaning are its political and all the clues stem from that i am proberly barking up the wrong tree as usual but these stories have metaphors if you can understand what i am getting at and animal farm is a great example

  • Comment number 33.

    @ewan and sasha

    will it make better if I add that in my professional capacity, I can regularly assess said pits with a proctoscope?
    yes mods this is not a rude word at all, but is routinely used in every hospital on this realm and every nation under the sun

  • Comment number 34.

    Also think the old ones originate from from places like Russia china

  • Comment number 35.

    do not forget that Herrick used the word Fairy Liquid in s2e5

    ok fairy is a fairly almost common byword for cleaning soap for the kitchen like olive***palm

    but he could have used another less brandish name

    fairy could be a good bet? who knows?

  • Comment number 36.

    @team hal
    the Origines vampires are reported as Asian
    Hal is killed at the battle of Orsha and dying from a Moskovar? lance
    whose army was the vampire surgeon following?

    yet Wyndham is 1000ys
    Vikings were Varanguians in Old Russia?

    Who knows?

    Chinese flying vampires?
    or Huns Vampires?

    Yet Herrick spoke of Pharaohs , which suggests more a Eastern influence as Assyrian?

  • Comment number 37.

    who is getting spoiled****************************************


  • Comment number 38.

    7 dreams could be similar to the 7 seals in the bible its way over my head getting a headache

  • Comment number 39.

    The urge to knock down Dominoes too strong

  • Comment number 40.

    had another thought right after i knocked the dominoes down is there 7 Continents if so may be 7 old one as in leaders one for each Continents each with own abilities may be

  • Comment number 41.

    back on the fairy tale theme- those of you old enough to remember Buffy may recall that on several occasions they pointed out that most fairly tales came from peoples need to explain the supernatural.

  • Comment number 42.

    Hi Blog, I expect there is a reason for the domino swirl being unfinished and partly knocked over. Perhaps we should be very worried for Hal on Sunday. btw they really are extremely pretty dominoes.

  • Comment number 43.

    and also fairytales told in the right context also teach us right from wrong it also gives us a healthy dose of fear that at the time we dont recognise but as we get older we understand and thats is again i think a reason why Hal may be so superstitious and extremly cautious

  • Comment number 44.

    43-that is why I have always struggled with Jack and the Beanstalk, theres a giant living in the clouds minding his own when this ASBO turns up, breaks in and starts stealing his stuff. I'd be a bit peed off wouldn't you?

  • Comment number 45.

    going a bit off topic just a bit slightly may be a little or loads not sure but i was sure fairy tales held huge significance still do but heres the twist i was thinking them all .and looking for metaphors like political
    But the name Eve led me biblical ie garden of edan ect but got me thinking about the 7seals metioned in the bigle but only because of the seven dreams which then threw me off because that was just mad thinking
    But Gullivers Travels then got me thinking 7 Continents 7 old ones seven wonders and could these seven wonders be at least one clue to the scrolls
    I think Kia-ora is a clue to another golden egg to another ect ect this sounds a bit crazy what are your thoughts .

  • Comment number 46.

    was having convo with someone today, talking about something completely non-BH related, and she was describing an email she received that made no sense, and without hesitation I said:

    Are there subtitles for this conversation?

    Liking Hal very much. Very much indeed.

    *wonders how to work this into a convo: They're eating my focus group...*

  • Comment number 47.

    46SunnyFLA, unless your focus group is a bunch of jelly babies...

  • Comment number 48.

    47 - lol! Yes. But you never know...do live in the land of alligators....

  • Comment number 49.

    ha, I can imagine the conversation: We went to the Everglades to test product X and the alligators...(choke) they ate my focus group!

  • Comment number 50.

    23- they're not spoilers? :-0

    I read the first 3 and thought I knew too much about the episode already

  • Comment number 51.


    THEY are spoilers
    and the link is given
    but it is your choice to give in to the dark side... or not

  • Comment number 52.

    Hey all! Sorry I've been a bit absent the last day. Been out doing and seeing lots of cool (often monster related) things.

    I love Hal's OCD/Control issues. It get explored in a more practical sense in ep 3 - some funny moments. Can't wait! x

  • Comment number 53.

    Final attempt - wow tis nearly Sunday already again...

    Toms intro music Very apt – anyone know who/what it is?

    Love the way Tom seems to go out staking like naughty Teens may be Smoking

    “Three wise men following a star” then cut to Leos car star – good editing.
    song says “you know I'm the Wolfman? Did I hear that right?

    Loved Leo, he would have made a good guide for G, such and olde sage, alway sad to see a WW die, no more for a week or 6 please.

    Hal - “are there subtitles for this conversation”

    Cutler - “I've Got something better to show them than your ..... eating grin”
    - profanity that rhymes with kicks! (But with a johnathan ross wisp)
    Cutler reminds me of Herrick, looks and sound A bit dippy, but e's got a good scheming brain

    Fergus – reminds me of Seth (Dumb) but thinks he's clever, but Seth was funny.

    “The Beast in me” - didn't Johny cash do that?

    Did Leo, Pearl and Hal get told about M, N & G?

    “-tree hugging, guardian reading, soya milk drinking,
    bike riding aluminium collecting …...” Pawn shop owner was asking for a little “Nip”” wasn't he?

    Loved the Stand-off 'tween Hal and Tom, and Annies speech telling them they were hiding their grief for Leo & Mcnair.

    Tom and Hal on the Sofa (waiting for their Tea), wander if they'll become like M & G? Eventually – I like to think so.

    Fergus – snidey, thick, arrogant, etc etc.... but a clean feeder

    Tom – where's your crucifix? Think you'll need it when them OOs get here.

  • Comment number 54.

    I'm really enjoying the new trio. In fact I'm hoping the OOs take ages to get to Barri, because I love the return to the character based humour and drama that were my favourite parts of the previous series. I love Hal's tightly strung over-regimented-to-the-point-of-OCD control, with the bloodlust bubbling underneath. He's old and interesting and very serious about staying clean. I'm looking forward to seeing how he develops, and I'm enjoying Tom's directness and innocence despite what he's lived with. Annie's motherly attitude toward him is really warm and funny. I'm looking forward to seeing how Annie and Hal's relationship grows.

    Can't wait for episode 3. :o)

  • Comment number 55.

    53 - Lycan I read your earlier post and then noticed it had been removed and though *jeez why did that happen* I didn't remember seeing anything in it that could have offended in it at all! Maybe one of the Mods has a teen who was caught smoking?:-)

  • Comment number 56.

    Morning All! Morning Mods!

    The dominoes pic looks as if someone smashed a fist down in the centre of Hal's dominoes to me. But who did that? Hal? Tom? Someone else? Someone who wants Hal to lose control?

    After yet another re-watch (just gets better every time) that guy in the junk shop looks familiar to me - but can't think where I've seen him.

    When are we going to meet that 'new kind of supernatural?'

    Love the 'fairy-story' theme too.

    "You call yourself a ghost!"

  • Comment number 57.

    56 not noticed that before but there is a definite flattening in the middle as well as them starting to topple round the edge. Good spot

    I think the guy in the shop looks like Sean Hughes, the comedian, not checked the credits though

  • Comment number 58.

    Hello Sasha, hello MrsB

    53/55 - It could have been for multiple postings, perhaps? It sets a trip-wire off for spam.

    The Cutler/Fergus relationship is still a bit murky to me - Cutler came in as 'star of the vamps' and then someone just ate his focus group.

    57- I've checked the credits - nothing there - no - I got the vague feeling that I'd seen him before in a BH Ep somewhere... oh well, maybe not.

    46- Sunny! ROFL! What did the person you were talking to look like when you said that? Like they usually do when you chuck a Lord Toby classic into a Real Life convo? (double take - stunned silence). Saying BH quotes in Real Life is the best game ever!

  • Comment number 59.

    It's preview clip day.

  • Comment number 60.

    59- Ewan I hope we get it soon. I want to know more about why Fergus recognised Hal's name - he knows who Hal is - so he must know about his reputation - but how?

    Been thinking about the TV in baby Eve's room. When Annie went to Purgatory, she kept showing up on the TV. Maybe George hoped Nina would do the same *stifled sob*. How many messages from 'the other side' have turned on TV?

    There was Terry Wogan talking to Saul - I think he was the first.
    Annie from Purgatory.
    Then wasn't there a TV reporter talking to Mitchell?

  • Comment number 61.

    Morning Manc, MrsB and Ewan!

    Sunny, if you can get 'they ate my focus group' into a RL situation, I shall be well impressed. Might try that one - think it'd be way too hard as no alligators around here!

    57 - I can see your thinking there but wasn't he a bit old for Sean Hughes? Maybe he's done too much partying - or has an older brother?

    59 - You can't actually give us the time Ewan, can you? Save me checking every 5 mins! :-)

  • Comment number 62.

    59- let's hope so! :-)

  • Comment number 63.

    Hal in the prequel
    "You're the only person in this building who isn't frightened of me."

    He is known, also the fact he's not done anything for 55 years is known.
    Reputation plus the thought he might be going soft - I see Fergus getting a bit to sure of himself and 'Gahowww'

    61 - No I only know it will come because of the last two Saturdays.

  • Comment number 64.

    @mistress denton
    @mods and powers that be

    good morning all

    new blog entry overdue

    Panda running quickly away from unimpressed blog mistress

  • Comment number 65.



    have been posted

  • Comment number 66.

    63. ewan. 'Gahowww' now who does that remind us of S1or 2 was it?

  • Comment number 67.

    63- I know. But it struck me as an odd thing to say - "You're the only person in this building who isn't frightened of me" - he wasn't bragging - it was a statement of fact. Vampires admired Mitchell because of his reputation - but they weren't 'frightened' of him - look at the funeral parlour scene in S2 - he had to say he had killed Cara before the vamps stopped scoffing.
    But vampires are frightened of Hal? I want to know why.
    I agree about Fergus but he was very scary with Annie and Eve.

  • Comment number 68.

    67 - Could it be the fact that he is an OO - ruthless to the very bone? I think Fergus is in the process of becoming a pile of ash. He's too male cockerel sure of himself and not as clever as he seems to think imo.

  • Comment number 69.

    vampires can kill each other.. but... killing one's sire?
    or killing a whole chapter?

    no; must be worse
    probably bare-handed deed, I mean bare-fanged only and alone to do the deed

    going to AL does not ring as causing fear

  • Comment number 70.


    ssssshhhhh.... mum is the word

  • Comment number 71.

    Morning all! Do we get Hal's nickname on Sunday do you think? Maybe he killed a head vamp before he went dry...that'd make you sit up and take note, if you were a vamp...

  • Comment number 72.

    70 - What've I done - said something I shouldn't? I haven't read any of the spoilers at all so these are just my thoughts and lots of other thoughts are widely available - see your local Co-op. :-)

    Maybe Mark Gatiss is Hal's *daddy* - that would be enough for folks to be terrified of him!

  • Comment number 73.

    Yesterday I was defiantly barking up the wrong tree and reading too much into the fairy tales them selves and having theroys which was totally mad .But i do believe that he suffers from a condition called Alice in Wonderland syndrome which could cause him huge problems and this doest help him with his his control This syndrome i think is a clue to may be the old ones have other afflictions or may be the afflictions were passed down . It was mentioned by a poster that fairy tales came from peoples need to explain the supernatural. Hal is now part of the supernatural an at his time of birth mythology was very real they believed in all sorts. So i like the way the writers have used the fairy tales in such a way . As for the dominoes they represent Hals control his therapy but also how it can be lost just as simple as blowing one domino and ripple that it causes not just for Hal but for the world .

  • Comment number 74.

    67-when Hal made the remark he was not 'dry'. The vamps weren't scared of Mitchell at first because he was.

  • Comment number 75.

    That green box is back...They'd roll out the red carpet for Hal wouldn't they Sasha...literally...few passing catch of the days, little slash here, there you go...a blood red carpet for "we haven't a clue what his nickname is yet" Hal...

    Saint, Sunny, Aqua,
    Someone's a bit worried. EW caught sight of that thing about a hoover in Sunday night's episode...And he was doing so well too. He'd seen a quick ad for something called "White Heat" coming soon to BBC2...his little eyes lit up...
    But now he's having flashbacks...it's all coming back...the indignity of it...something about a hoover...

    As a precaution, vampire counselling for concerned Old Ones, and nearly Old Ones - yes Herrick that means you - has been arranged on the top floor of the blog for 10pm, distressed/troubled werewolf counselling will be available on the ground floor, on the patio...I believe Lycan is taking care of that session, though that may be more "Deal with your inner wolf - have another bite of this juicy white rabbit, or a deer if one's passed through the blog garden" But it's not a full moon so that shouldn't be a problem...
    And to cover all supernatural concerns, Gilbert has kindly agreed to pop in, after he's dealt with rearranging his rare Japanese vinyl imports of various Echo & The Bunnymen singles, he's nice like that...that and he wants another go at EW, he's got a joke about a Henry hoover he wants to tell him...It's going to kick off again...

  • Comment number 76.

    Hi all – not been in for a while - lots to catch up on!

    Lycan – Nick Lowe wrote The Beast in Me for Johnny Cash – IIRC he was/is his SIL. Both are great but I think Nick Lowe’s version just edges it for me. I put a YT of it on my BH Blog

    I do like Cutler – he can never replace Herrick but he has a neat turn of phrase, very different to any we’ve seen before. Herrick was very flowery when he got into his stride while Cutler is rather New Labour...

    Wondering if he and Hal have the same maker??? Or is Cutler an upstart and the battle could be between the OO and the Young Ones?!

  • Comment number 77.

    Aqua, I can see not everyone wanting to go down the vamp overlord way, not everyone of the Old Ones, let alone the Young Ones can agree on everything...Maybe the welcoming party for that ship will be a bit hotter than the Old Ones think it will be...
    And if the older vamps all have periods of not being quite as evil as they used to be...like Hal says in his prequel...will everybody be at the right place in their "evil" stages...ow my head is staring again...

  • Comment number 78.

    I'm having a bit of the *green box syndrome* too. It is BBC wide though, not just us.

  • Comment number 79.

    76 - Hi aqua. I got the impression that Cutler wants to impress the OOs - that was why he started up the focus group - his *let's show them something even more terrifying* idea. He was trying to put something in motion that would get him a pat on the back from the OOs, I think.

  • Comment number 80.

    I haven't got any 'green box' but like I said before - it happens when there is a lot of traffic on the BBC at peak times such as lunchtime - i.e. now and 6-7pm - it happens on all BBC Blogs you know, not just us.

    Mods have to have their lunch and 'tea'. They cannot survive on blood alone!

    73 - teamhal - never worry that you are barking up the wrong tree! We are all 'barking' here in more ways than one! It is very interesting that you mention the 'Alice in Wonderland' syndrome - what is that exactly please? Because Lord Toby has a bit of a theme with 'Alice' on the back boiler.

    77 - Hiya Misty - I just want to say that I am really excited about the OOs coming - after 3 series of speculation about what they will be like, these OOs, they are finally on their way. What will they be like - someone on the blog said they had to be brainy, not just lucky, to survive as long as they have done. Imagine the boredom of living for thousands of years and seeing history repeating itself over and over again. And having the same conversations over and over again. No wonder Cutler and Ivan liked twitter!

  • Comment number 81.

    80 - Manc, here's a link to a Guardian article by someone suffering from *Alice syndrome* - sounds horrendous. Dear mods, the following link is from the Guardian and it contains no sweary words, or the likes - don't be annoyed, it is ok, really it is (is that enough do you think? well here goes, not sure I'll get away with it...............)https://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2008/feb/16/healthandwellbeing.familyandrelationships

  • Comment number 82.

    "Ahhh stop hitting me"

  • Comment number 83.

    Hi Saffz - how are the rats doing?

    That'll be Tom to Annie.

  • Comment number 84.

    killing an OO, when was a young upstart vampire? Now, that would send a message. Do not fiddle with me!

    Withdrawal symptoms of George Gently, needing IV shot of White Heat. Happy to provide blood units after drinking pina coladas...

    Told you all this personable man is a free lunch...

  • Comment number 85.

    @ MancVamp Alice in Wonderland Syndrome perception things can seem bigger larger ect I cant really explain but it can be goggled.
    I realised after reading Hal letter to the circus over and over then it just clicked may be this is what it is .Super power it may not be but it then got me thing about that comic pic now it metions bookworm is villian from batman and all villians in batman can things and so could this be that the new supernatural can influence you .that got me thinking again about Kia-ora now does that contain gelatine if so what does it do to a vampire cant really explain my way of thinking as it seems a bit mad lol hope we see more than just comic book and fairy tales because this is gona get good

  • Comment number 86.

    sorry I meant to say bigger smaller faster slower cant really explain

  • Comment number 87.

    OOs? Have they been hiding Lord Lucan too? Spotted in Africa, apparently. Looking forward to Mark Gatiss arriving at a port near us soon ;D

  • Comment number 88.

    Anyone any further forward with the scrolls btw? It all seems to have gone a bit quiet on that front. Miss Blog person, miss Denton?

  • Comment number 89.

    I don't think this has been mentioned, but fans of Tamla Kari (Pearl) can catch her at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre in March in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

  • Comment number 90.

    89 - Thanks. Love to see Tamla Kari in her new play!

    86 - knew what you meant. :)

    81 Thanks for article Sasha - will have a look after 'tea'

  • Comment number 91.


    said condition could be a form of migraine or possibly a form of epilepsy

    but we are entering a realm where expertise is much needed

  • Comment number 92.


    we have not heard from you

    we are getting worried

  • Comment number 93.

    I re-post the following entry made by ILLEST

    At 03:53 14th févr. 2012, ILLEST wrote:


    the full scroll with known symbols marked

    this is the best resume of where we stand on the scrolls

    we suspect the yin-yang symbol may be of a born baby

    but we are not sure

    as for what mean the symbols around

    some think that in one case it could be the protector hands around the baby on scroll 2 and in the FW 3-scrolls, the proclamation of the saviour of the vampires as the baby being lifted and shown to his people

  • Comment number 94.

  • Comment number 95.

    I have looked at all info so far on scrolls but still doesnt begin to create any kind of coherent picture. A lot of it can be interpreted a different ways until we get more clues, please, Miss Denton. :D

  • Comment number 96.

    Hello! How are you all? YES there is a preview coming tonight... so stay tuned. And I hear your thoughts on the Scrolls, when we publish part 3 there will be some extra clues.

    Have a great Saturday! xx

  • Comment number 97.

    Thanks Rebecca. Think we've taken as much as we can from scrolls at the moment - be good to get some more clues. Preview - excellents! Thanks. Have a great Saturday yourself! xx

  • Comment number 98.

    Thank Sasha! MWAH! x

  • Comment number 99.

    Hi bloggers!
    Alice in Wonderland syndrome is really interesting - my brother is studying Neuroscience so I hear a lot about quirks of the mind! If anyone here finds that interesting I recommend the Oliver Sacks book "the man who mistook his wife for a hat"
    I wouldn't say though that Hal has AIWS especially after reading that Gaurdian article - I think he's just a bit neurotic and obviously OCD which have been heightened after 55 years living in isolation with rigorous daily routine and the highly controlled environment of the Barber Shop.
    Does anybody else find themselves thinking sometimes ..."If only Mitchell had done what Hal did, fully accept his vampireyness and separate himself from humanity ... he might...*sniff* ...still be w-with us!" Just sometimes...! :D

  • Comment number 100.

    So the clip will be up soon - well sooner than it was in the morning.


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