I haven’t talked much about my geeky experiences lately, but fear not, I’m still Geek Girl™. Just busy and lazy also.
So… Filling you in about stuff.
I’ve been watching Doctor Who, for kitten’s delight. He was a big fan and I, due to having unfortunately seen a very creepy episode on TV, never actually got into it. Until a couple of months ago, when I started watching season 5, in the Van Gogh episode (one of the best imho). Watched the rest of season 5, loved the ending to bits, and then proceeded to watch season 1, then 2, and just I finished 3. Three’s the weakest of all I’ve seen. I think mostly because the companion – Martha Jones – didn’t really ‘stick’. I mean, she’s nice and all, but she’s not interesting, and I didn’t even feel sad/emotional when (minor spoilers ahead for the end of the third season) she decides to leave the Doctor because she’s in love with him and he doesn’t love her back.
Anyway, tonight I’ll probably watch ‘Voyage of the Damned’, and in the next few days will start with season 4. I can’t wait to see more of Donna! I loved her in the X-Mas special, and she seemed far more interesting (and funny) than Martha.
Aaaand, after we finish watching all that’s left of Doctor Who and then the new Sherlock Holmes series, kitten promised that he’d be watching ‘Buffy’ (my all-time favourite TV show) with me. I’ve been wanting to rewatch everything, and with someone who’s hardly seen anything about it, it will be fun to see what theories he has about things. Seems fair that I watch his favourite show with him and then he watches mine with me. :p I bet/hope that after season 2 (s1 is kinda… meh and we’ll only be watching it so that he gets the whole story) he’ll be a fan of the show.
Onwards to novels and such…
When I went to London I bought a gazillion books, and I’ve read one of them – ‘Blink!’ by Malcom Gladwell – already. It’s not exactly geeky, but I did enjoy it a lot – I’d also liked ‘The Tipping Point’ by the same author. Now I’m reading‘Darwinia’ by Robert Charles Wilson, which is a steampunk-y novel, where Europe all of the sudden mysteriously transforms into something completely different. It’s easily keeping my interest, though I’ve had a ‘wtf?’ moment with one of the chapters. No spoilers, but let’s say that you’re following a story and then something completely unrelated (or it seems like it right now) shows up on the way, then the story continues like nothing happened and you didn’t read that chapter. Eh. It’s the first time in ages where I have no clue what’s going on, and have no decent theories about what’s going to happen.
Anyway, up next on my reading list is ‘Wild Cards #1’, which I managed to finally get, on a stroke of luck in a Comics store in London. It’s a superhero/scifi story and it’s written by one of my favourite authors, George R. R. Martin, all of which explain why I’ve been so interested in getting my hands on this.
Meantime, George R. R. Martin has announced that ‘Wild Cards #1’ will finally be republished. Tor is making a new edition of it (tradepaperback, with a cool new cover) and not only will it have the contents of the older editions, like the one I own, but also three more stories. Which means that, if I enjoy reading the one I have, I’ll probably buy this new edition anyway, in part because I’m hoping it will sell like hot cupcakes and they’ll then move on to republishing the rest of the issues which I’ll then proceed to get. A girl can dream.
Speaking of GRRM, there’s a real-time strategy game being made, based on A Game of Thrones. I’m Miss Excited of course. *want!*
I haven’t been playing much. But I am trying out Star Trek Online. So far, it’s ‘okay’. I don’t like the space combat mechanics… maybe if I grew another hand I’d be able to do everything I need to when I’m being attacked by 4+ ships simultaneously. Either that or I just suck. A lot. :p
What I do want to try out is StarCraft II. I was in the beta test, and I liked what I saw, except the part where João and I were squashed like bugs when we decided to try out the multiplayer against other players instead of doing co-op against the AI. But the beta did not include the single player campaign, and I definitely want to play through it.
That’s all for now. Have a nice rest of the week, and enjoy the weekend.