Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Around the Web: The Doctor Games

When The Master makes all 14(!) faces of The Doctor fight in a battle royale, who will win?

*Warning: If you are waiting until the Christmas episode of Doctor Who to find out who the 12th Doctor is, do not watch this video. While he is not named explicitly, there is a reference to him within.*

In addition to the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, this weekend marks the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the follow-up to last year's YA hit, The Hunger Games. Now, the two have been merged into an amazing homage to 50 years of Doctor Who. There are elements from The Hunger Games and Catching Fire within the parody, but it definitely has more of a focus on Doctor Who. And that's fine, it hits the cultural notes of THG while focusing on the minutia of Doctor Who.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Stuff That Doesn't Suck 15

Stuff That Doesn’t Suck is a meme where I graciously share with you the things that I come across in a week that do not suck. This includes a variety of things from books to music to YouTube and even more. Feel free to join in on the comments or on your own blog.

This week certainly has been a busy one. As I prepare to move, I've been packing like a mad woman, cleaning, and trying not to freak out. So, I'm very happy that I found some things this week that brought me joy and a bit of an escape from the stress of moving. Speaking of bringing joy, Leila and I recorded a nre episode of The Eclectic Geek Podcast this week and we had a lot of fun with it, so be sure to have a listen.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Five on Friday: A Christmas Carol Favorites

I absolutely love the Holiday season. I love Christmas lights, decorations, music, wrapping presents badly. I love baking cookies and spending time with people I care about. I believe in spreading love and joy all year round, but particularly at Christmas am I moved by the spirit. This year I'm undertaking a pretty ambitious (and secret) Christmas project, but I'm pretty excited.

I'm also the type of person who starts listening to Christmas music well before Thanksgiving. I listened to both Star 93.3 out of Cincinnati and 94.5 MixMas from Lexington on November 1, but as my Spotify playlist will attest, I'd been working on my playlist since last Halloween. As we settle in to the Holiday season, I'll be sharing Christmas-themed posts like holiday shopping guides, favorite Christmas TV episodes, movie moments, etc. This week, for a new feature Five on Friday, I'm looking at five of my favorite adaptations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Eclectic Geek Podcast Episode 5 - Timey Wimey Bullshit

We're back with another episode of The Eclectic Geek Podcast. This week is a follow-up to our BlizzCon Preview Warlords of The Dark Below. Now that BlizzCon is over, we share with you some of the biggest news about World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. We share our apprehensions over the story and excitement over the Warcraft movie as well as gush over the new WoW character models. This week we unveil our new segment In My Backpack where we share some awesome things we picked up over the week. Natasha gives a review of Twelve Years a Slave and Leila is elated over the newly released trailer for Divergent. Click through to listen to the show!

Night Falls for the Doctor in this Prequel from BBC

The Moment is coming. The moment when The Doctor will face his darkest day. The moment when everything changes. The moment when The Doctor returns to the Time War. With Daleks, Zygons, and his own past to face, he must enlist the help of one of his previous regenerations. (Video after the break!)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Eclectic Geek Podcast Episode 4: Warlords of the Dark Below

In this Pre-Blizzcon episode of The Eclectic Geek Podcast, we take a look at some of the speculation and conspiracy theories surrounding potential announcements that Blizzard Entertainment may make at this year's Blizzcon. We also share some pop culture news and our Fandom Farewells, discuss NaNoWriMo, and the new book Allegiant.

Warlords of Draenor Trademark

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Stuff That Doesn't Suck 14

Stuff That Doesn’t Suck is a meme where I graciously share with you the things that I come across in a week that do not suck. This includes a variety of things from books to music to YouTube and even more. Feel free to join in on the comments or on your own blog.

Things are crazy busy at Kentucky Geek Girl headquarters as I prepare to move to my hometown for awhile. Things aren't certain, but I expect to be back in Lexington at some point Quarter 1 2014. So, while the stress of preparing to move sucks, I looked especially hard for some things that didn't suck this week.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Trailer Tuesday 11/15

Okay, so I've got a bunch of movies that I need to see soon including Twelve Years a Slave, About Time, and Thor: The Dark World. Catching Fire doesn't come out for a couple of weeks, but I'm anxiously awaiting it. And of course The Day of the Doctor, which will be in theaters one night only on Monday, November 25. There are still quite a few movies that are coming out before year's end that I'm eager to see, including Frozen (which I will see because it's Disney then I'll pass judgement), August: Osage County, and Saving Mr. Banks.

In fact, Christmas Day is going to be an all-out grudge match with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, August: Osage County, The Wolf of Wall Street, and American Hustle all opening against each other. I suppose there will be something for everyone.