Season 5 of The Guild wrapped up with today and can anyone say, “Cliffhanger’d?”[my bad]
- Meanwhile, Felicia Day’s new webseries Dragon Age: Redemption premiered and I loveeee it. Just when I thought Felicia Day couldn’t be more awesome, she pops up as a badass elf assassin and makes me want to play Dragon Age!
- The full Avengers trailer also came out today, so watch it now and get hyped about May 4, 2012. It ultimately says one thing:
In not-so-recent news…
- X-Men: Destiny came out on Sept. 27 and playing it was a bit like X-Men Origins: Wolverine — disappointing. I recommend at least renting it.
- Spider-Man: Edge of Time was released on Oct. 4 and my only major complaint is the inability to skip certain cut scenes and dialogue. I have the tendency to die a lot, so not being able to skip those gets a little annoying when I can begin to quote along with Miguel and Spidey.
I find Community funny enough on its own, but this is what keeps me watching.
Quirky pop culture references scattered throughout the series, but this is by far my favorite. Abed represents “every-nerd” and the fact that a Doctor Who parody is Abed-approved validates everyone who’s ever been ashamed of loving Doctor Who, which is indeed the best show I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
The only thing better than this was Saturday night’s Doctor Who episode, “Closing Time,” which I must say was the best since the mid-series premiere. For more on Doctor Who, come back later this week!
- What does the Doctor believe in?
- What is the Doctor’s most primal fear? Yeah, yeah, we hear TARDIS sounds when he opens room 11 (get it?) and perhaps it was himself, but I really want it to be more than that. Could it have been his death? River Song? The Silence?
- Who were the Weeping Angels for?
- Why didn’t Rory find his room… or did he have one?
- (Similarly) Why doesn’t Rory have something to believe in? What about Amy?
- Why is Gibbis such a pansy? I mean, he is from a planet where they thrive on being conquered and oppressed, but still. I wish he died instead of Rita.
- “An ancient creature drenched in the blood of the innocent drifting in space through an endless shifting maze, to such a creature death would be a gift.” Is this prophecy (like the Oods’) or observation? Does the Doctor know he’s going to die?
- What DO Timelords pray to? (Good questions, Amy Pond.)
- How could he possibly just leave the Ponds behind? They’re not like Susan or Sarah Jane. Eff them. They were lame. The Ponds are… antilame.
- The Doctor effed up Rose, Martha and Donna. By travelling with the Ponds, he already made his own killer, how much worse could it get with them?
- WHAT ABOUT THE SILENCE? …which is a question I’ve had since the mid-series premiere. In “Let’s Kill Hitler,” we learn they are a religious order and they have something to do with the Question.
There will be two more episodes in series 6 and, although I am plenty happy with the return of Craig in next week’s episode, I can’t help but feel just a little disappointed in the second half of this series. The episodes are good…ish, but “Let’s Kill Hitler” did little other than introduce Alex Kingston as Melody Pond, “Night Terrors” was a little scary (especially the singing dolls), “The Girl Who Waited” was good, but pretty obviously filler, and now this week’s episode does what… gives the Doctor the opportunity to ditch Amy and Rory? I’m not buying it. After all, “Backpedalling is [the Doctor’s] middle name.”
Overall, I thought it was suspenseful and witty, but I really miss the arc of the Doctor versus the Silence. Hopefully everything will fall into place within the next two weeks… or I’ll pitch a fit.
Doctor Who’s Series six mid-series finale answered some major questions then opened up so many more.
After three years, we finally know who River Song is. (The lead up made me wonder why I didn’t figure it out sooner. River Song? Melody Pond? I see what you did there, Steven Moffat.)
How does Melody Pond become the River Song we meet in “Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead” and in “The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone?” Is she the impossible astronaut? Who taught her to fly the TARDIS?
If you haven’t already, be sure to watch the prequel to tonight’s episode.
After I saw it the first time, I was screaming at the Doctor. Why won’t you answer the phone, you dolt?!
Hopefully, we’ll get all these answers as series six continues with “Let’s Kill Hitler” tonight at 8 p.m. CDT on BBC America.
After Guild Wars’ sixth annual Dragon Festival, I discovered a video to keep myself stoked for Guild Wars 2 (concept art can only hold me over for so long).
The video features “dungeon action” and shows off the game’s new professions: guardian, engineer and thief.
Of course, being a video from YouTube, I got sucked into the suggested videos where I found these:
IGN: Guild Wars 2: Thief – Guns Gameplay
IGN: Guild Wars 2: Thief – Swords Gameplay
Um… drool. I don’t know how the what it took me four months to see this. Since the thief was announced, a few of my guildmates were a bit wary of the guns. They look weak in the video, which makes me wonder if it’s even worth being a thief dual-wielding pistols when you could have a sword and a pistol or daggers or –even better– be an engineer with a rifle.
In other news, the interface looks so sexy it hurts. It looks so much less chunky and 10 skill slots? Brilliant.
Sure, maybe I am just a fangirl, but I believe Guild Wars 2 is definitely Game of the Year potential.