No One Forgets Their First Doctor

Now, discount my most recent obsession has been Doctor Who. People have been telling me to watch this show for YEARS and I’ve just never done it. Finally one day, I was bored, the entire series is on Netflix and I decided to watch it.

I powered through the entire six seasons in about a month, maybe less. I watched it for hours before I forced myself to go to bed and as soon as I woke up in the morning. I became obsessed.

 This is a fantastic show. It has everything a nerd could want: fantasy and sci-fi, but with humor and charm. Christopher Eggleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith all do wonderful at playing The Doctor, a 900-year-old time-traveling, regenerating alien, who literally can’t go anywhere without the end of the universe being at stake.

So I decided to compile a little list of my absolute favorite Doctor Who moments. I do warn you; there are major spoilers (BEEP BEEP SPOILER ALERT!) ahead. If you have never watched Doctor Who, or just don’t care to (though you’re crazy! Why on earth would you not want to watch this show!), I would tread carefully. I don’t want to ruin some of the best things about this fantastic show.

10. Donna Noble’s First Appearance-Season 2, Episode 3: Doomsday

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Donna Noble, the Tenth Doctor’s third companion, is one of my favorites. She’s brash and humorous and sometimes doesn’t always quite believe in herself to be as amazing as she is. She is a fantastic character and Catherine Tate does a great job playing her. When she first appears, randomly, in the Tardis, its hilarious. The Doctor has just said an extremely emotional good-bye to Rose Tyler (see later…) and is quietly contemplating when Donna suddenly appears and demands to know how the hell she got into the Tardis. Of course, the Doctor is completely confused and then its the end of the episode. This is such an insanely hilarious moment which brings you back from your tears (don’t lie, you cried) and reminds you that next season is going to be so much fun.

9. Fish Fingers and Custard-Season 5, Episode 1: The Eleventh Doctor

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This episode made me extremely nervous. It’s the first episode with Matt Smith as the Doctor and I adored David Tennant. I was extremely sad to see David Tennant leave. So I went into this episode with a little bit of trepidation. Boy, was I just being paranoid? Matt Smith is a GREAT Doctor and brings his own bit of humor and charm to the role. The first scene between him and Amy Pond, as he tries to figure out what he wants to eat is hilarious. He wants apples, he hates apples, he wants yogurt, he hates yogurt, and bacon and beans and on and on. And it’s not until he grabs a box of fish fingers and a tub of custard, that is he finally satisfied. And this moment is so pivotal in the friendship between the Doctor and Amy Pond, it is such an important moment to them.

8. “FANTASTIC!”-Season 1 All Episodes

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Christopher Eggleston, a.k.a. the 9th Doctor, only had one season to himself and I feel is sometimes overlooked. I adored him. Season one is the first season I watched and his character, his humor and his charm is what brought me on board to watch the show. He can be silly and make jokes about the most random things but he can be so serious and worldly and wise at the same time. Every single time he said his key phrase “Fantastic!” I couldn’t help but have the biggest smile in the world.

7. The Face of Boe-Season 3, Episode 13: Last of the Time Lords

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Now this little reveal at the end of Season 3, has always been speculation, never actual confirmation. The Face of Boe had been a recurring character in Doctor Who and so had Captain Jack. We learn that Jack cannot die and it has been speculated that the Face of Boe dies at a very very old age. When Captain Jack says in the third season finale that they called him the Face of Boe…I admit it, my mouth dropped open. It made perfect sense to me and whether or not its actually true…well it still was an awesome moment that got every Whovian thinking.

6. I’m the Doctor-Season 5, Episode 1: The Eleventh Hour

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This is one of my favorite scenes with Matt Smith. You’re feeling kind of apprehensive of him, he is a new Doctor and we’re not quite behind him yet. But this moment makes me on board in an instant. He saves the entire world in 20 minutes from the Atraxi and then CALLS THEM BACK to threaten them to never come back to Earth ever. They show a nice little montage of all the Doctors previous and then says “Hi, I’m the Doctor. Basically…run.” Even you didn’t cheer along with this, you have no emotions.

5. Are You My Mummy?-Season 1, Episode 9 and 10: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

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I think most people would agree that this is one of the creepiest episodes in the Doctor Who history. I’m not the biggest fan of creepy kids in movies; that’s one of the only thing that scares the living daylights out of me in movies. So this little kid, wearing a gas mask, walking around asking for his mummy, is straight up freaky. And then all the people in the hospital start growing gas masks out of their face. The best part of the episode is when Nancy accepts this little boy as her son, causing even the hardest heart to say “Aw.”

 4. Saying Goodbye-The End of Time Special, Part 2

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This is the most emotional moment in the Doctor Who series, besides my number one pick. The Doctor has gotten rid of the Master, and sacrificed himself for Donna’s grandfather, Wilfred. It’s time for him to die, time for him to regenerate. He goes to each of his companions, tells them goodbye and helps them. He comes back to the Tardis and now, its really time for goodbye. David Tennant’s performance is phenomenal, and you can’t help but feel your heart wrench when he says “I don’t want to go”.  For a David Tennant fan, this is a sad moment and a goodbye moment and its beautifully done.

3. Jumping Out of a Mirror-Season 2, Episode 4: The Girl in the Fireplace

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This is one of my favorite episodes. I love the episodes where the Doctor goes back in time and meets famous historical figures like Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, the queens, and Vincent Van Gogh. I think this is just a fun episode, the aliens are interesting looking and the story between Madame de Pompadour and the Doctor is so genuine and believable. I almost felt bad that there couldn’t have been anything between them. (I’m a huge Rose-The Doctor shipper). But the best moment of the episode is when the Doctor mounts the horse and goes crashing through the mirror that represents the time dimension and goes to rescue Madame de Pompadour from getting her brain ripped from her body. Epic. Moment.

2. Something Blue-Season 5, Episode 14: The Big Bang

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The Big Bang is one of my favorite episodes because it has so many awesome moments; The Doctor jumping back and forth in time, the infamous fez, Rory waiting and protecting Amy Pond for 2000 years, etc. But my favorite moment is when Amy remembers the Doctor, after he has basically never existed, at her wedding and knows, without a doubt, that the Doctor is coming because he will always come. She says the famous wedding words “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”, which I thought was a fantastic way to describe the Tardis. To me, it shows a really turning point for Amy. She lost faith in people as a child when the mysterious Raggedy Doctor says he’ll be back in five minutes and doesn’t return for 12 years and now regains that trust and faith. Plus Rory saying “How could we forget the Doctor…I was plastic!” is just a fantastic Rory moment.

1. Rose and Doctor Farewell-Season 2, Episode 13: Doomsday

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I love Rose Tyler. She is by far my favorite companion. And I loved her relationship with the Doctor. She is the only companion that I wanted with the Doctor. My least favorite companion was Martha because she fell in love with the Doctor. I was like, uh, no, he loves Rose! Anyway, the scene where you realize that Rose is in a parallel world and they are living away from each other…it sucks. It’s horrible. You can’t believe it and you’re hoping its not true. Then the scene where Rose comes to Norway and the Doctor comes to say his final goodbye…water works. Tears galore. You can feel Rose’s pain as she realizes that she will never see him again (as far as we know) and when she finally says her feelings out loud. The scene is so raw and real and makes me cry. Every. Single. Time.

Now, if you’ve never watched Doctor Who and you’ve read that entire thing, I’m sorry for ruining it for you. I did warn you above. Sorry I’m not that sorry. But you should definitely check out the show. Its definitely my favorite show now and my new nerd obsession.

And for those of you who have watched Doctor Who and love it, do you agree? What would be some of your favorite moments?

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P.S. Do I say the word “fantastic” a lot? I think that I do. Well its an awesome word!

E3: My Favorites

Its that time of year guys. Summer. The time of the big cons, find the ones I always live for and love: E3 and San Diego Comic Con. This is when my full nerd comes out; when all the announcements for new games, books, movies, etc. come out and giving me nerdgasm after nerdgasm. With E3 basically wrapped up (and of course, I didn’t go. You have to be so-and-so’s second cousin twice removed to get into that guy haha), I’ve compiled a short list of what excited me the most, what I’m looking forward to the most.

Disclaimer: This is a list of things that I personally am excited for. This is in no way the best of the best of E3. You’ll notice that I’ve left out the new Halo stuff, the previews of Black Ops 3, and virtually nothing to do with Nintendo. I’m not a hardcore gamer, nor do I ever claim to be one. There are video games out there that I enjoy playing and I get excited for but I’m not an authority or an expert at all. So don’t judge me on the silly video games that I’m looking forward to.

All right, nerd rant over. Sorry. Whew.

Moving on to the seven things that caught my eye at this year’s E3.

7. Lego Lord of the Rings

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I know, I know, I know, another Lego game. Lego just seems to churn them out the way Danielle Steel churns out terrible cheesy romance novels. In the beginning, the Lego games were awesome, unique and fun. As they’ve released more and more (Indiana Jones, Batman, Harry Potter, etc), they haven’t been as fantastic as they were in the beginning. However, they are extremely fun…especially for kids and for those, like me, who aren’t the best at video games. (Hey, I love video games, but it takes me AGES to beat one and play one, I just suck haha). So the Lord of the Rings Lego game actually looks pretty awesome. The developers explain that they built the entire Middle Earth world to play the entire saga and instead of going from level to level, you actually walk the land. Sort of like a little kid RPG. And to make it even better, instead of having those ridiculous ‘voices’, they actually speak. Which means, yes, yes, indeed we will be able to see a Lego Gandalf say “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!” Fantastic.

6. Wonderbook

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Now don’t get me wrong. I love to read. I love books and I love the SMELL of books. And for the most part, I’ve been pretty happy with the Kindle. As a person, who reads super fast, the Kindle works wonderfully for me. Now the new Sony Wonderbook isn’t exactly tickling my fancy but it is kind of intriguing. The idea is that this device is book-shaped “controller” that will be complemented with the Playstation Eye and Move controller to help make books more of a virtual reality. That sounds both interesting and weird at the same time. Bringing to life those familiar images of loved books is the reason we go to see the movies based on books. This could be similar. But I also like reading books because I have my own idea in my head of what this character looks like and what that place looks like, etc. So my interest in this device is only half there. However, the Wonderbook has one thing going for it. One of the first platform books available for this device is the Book of Spells, which is going to be linked with J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore, the interactive Harry Potter website that is hosted by Sony. This hands-on book is going to have new Harry Potter info and stories, including Aesop-like stories of wizards making mistakes, which ultimately leads to a teaching lesson. This alone, as a HUGE Potterhead, is almost enough for me to spend the money. This is also the only reason it got the number six spot. I’m just not interested enough in this for it to be any higher but it does have Harry Potter. That, is enough, to catch my interest.

5. Playstation All Stars Battle Royale

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Let’s be honest: this is exactly like Super Smash Brothers for Playstation. Its Sony’s answer for it. Now other games that are similar have been created before but this one has been getting way more attention, mostly because it is Playstation and because it includes notable characters like Kratos from God of War, Sly Cooper, Mael Radec from Killzone 2, Fat Princess, etc. Just announced Monday at E3, Nathan Drake from the epic Uncharted games (LOVE those games), and Big Daddy from the equally epic Bioshock games will be joining the teams. Now the preview and images already released from this game reveal a cool looking fighting platform and the levels look pretty creatively designed. I’m excited for this game because games like this involve my favorite style of gameplay: button mashing. I’m a damn good button masher.

4. Assassin’s Creed III

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I’ve never played any of the Assassin’s Creed games before. I know, insert shocked and angry gasps here. I know, I know. I’m sure it’s a great game. I’ve watched my sister and brother play the games and they look awesome. The reason that this game catches my interest is because of when this game takes place: The American Revolution and the continuation of American history after that. From what I’ve seen and read about, it includes a new protagonist named Connor and the gameplay, while different, is still familiar enough that fans of the series will feel comfortable. Those who have demoed it have said the gameplay is extremely impressive and that the new naval warfare aspect of the game is pretty awesome. I’m looking forward to finally experiencing an AC game, especially in this time period. As a history major, and a complete nerd for the American Revolution, it’s looking like a game that I definitely want to pick up on October 30th.

3. Star Wars 1313

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This game is in extreme early development, and there wasn’t a huge demo to preview at E3 but the concept of this has got me excited. Most Star Wars games have been pretty disappointing to me. I wasn’t a fan of the Force Unleashed games and I haven’t had a chance to play Old Republic. This game, though, has caught my attention. For one, it breaks away from the games centered around the Force, with the protagonist being a bounty hunter instead of a Jedi or Sith. The identity of the bounty hunter is yet unknown but the content is said to be more mature than any of the previous Star Wars games and the images already released are GORGEOUS. I’m definitely looking forward to the future and am hoping for more content to be released soon.

2. Resident Evil 6

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I’m sure this comes as shock that this is my number two, especially when you see my number one. Leave me alone. Moving on…literally, I’ve been waiting for this game forever. FOREVER. Resident Evil 5 came out about a billion years ago and I’ve been dying for some good ol awesome Resident Evil gameplay. So the Resident Evil gameplay at E3 got this girl super excited. Now in this story, they’re bringing back two of my favorite characters, Leon and Chris, (hubba hubba), and introducing a new character, Jake. Each of these characters are in a separate storyline: Leon is in the U.S. working with the president during an attack of bioware terrorism, Chris is in China, fighting a similar attack, and Jake is in a European country called Edonia, meeting up with an old character that fans will be excited to see. Eventually all these stories will meet up and interweave and you’ll be able to play as all the characters. Game Developers say that they’ve fine-tuned the co-op, making it possible to jump in and jump out of gameplay without having to wait for a cut scene. They also touch on being able to play as a foursome when the different characters meet up in the story. Watching the various gameplay looked really cool, the good ol’ fashioned fighting style is there but you can see that that are new attacks coming, especially in the melee category. I honestly haven’t seen anything to make me feel wary about this. There This game is going to be awesome, and I’m seriously counting down the days until it comes out on October 2nd.

1. LittleBigPlanet Karting

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Carting isn’t exactly new to the realm of gaming. One of the most iconic games in all of video game history is Mario Kart. And of course this game is probably going to be along the same lines. However, this is the most exciting to me for two reasons. One is that I’m a huge LBP fan. These are my favorite games. They are fun, silly and hard enough to be a challenge but not so hard that I get frustrated. And the second reason I’m looking forward to this game is because it has something that Mario Kart doesn’t have, something that is going set it apart from that game. It has the customization of the other two LBP games; you can customize maps, characters, karts and weapons. This is what makes me anxious for this game to come out. This is my most anticipated game of the year and the highlight of my E3.

Now I know that I missed a lot of things and I’m sure there are some of you out here, glaring and yelling at your computer screen. Well, let it out in the comments and tell me what has gotten you all excited at E3?

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Quidditch, Anyone?

Yeah, this I said Quidditch.

For all you Muggles out there, this there is a version of Quidditch that is played in our world.

No, view we don’t fly. I’m sorry to disappoint you.

Apparently playing Quidditch in the Muggle world has been around for awhile. The International Quidditch Association, or the IQA, was founded back in 2007 and there are tons of community teams, college teams, and even high schools are jumping aboard from countries all over the world.

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I just recently discovered Muggle Quidditch. I know, insane, right? Biggest Harry Potter fan ever and I didn’t even know about Muggle Quidditch. Travesty.

Anyway, the first time I experienced Muggle Quidditch was at the Intermagical Relations Picnic and Quidditch Tournament back in October. It was my very first meetup with the amazing, awesome, fantastical Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army.

Now the best way for me to describe Muggle Quidditch is its a combination of basketball, soccer, rugby and dodgeball. All at the same time. While riding three foot brooms. Yeah.

I’m not going to go through the rules and gameplay. Its just too much to explain.

But I will tell you one thing: Its SO MUCH FUN!

I’m not an athletic person. I am the type of person who trips over flat ground while walking, the girl who finds bruises and has no idea where they came from. I was that girl who either skipped P.E. or always seemed to be having women troubles so I didn’t have to jump those hurdles or run that mile. Yeah, that’s me.

And the thing that you have to understand, as silly as Muggle Quidditch sounds, it is an extremely athletic sport. It involves a lot of running, throwing and catching, tackling and blocking, all while holding a broom between your legs. Its hard work.

But I love it! Its so much fun to play, even though I’m sure I’m just as terrible at it as I am playing basketball or softball. But Its the fun of it that makes me come back for more and more.

One of my good friends from Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army (henceforth known as LADA) contacted a few of us with the idea of starting an Orange County community team.

There is an L.A. team, the Hollywood Harpies. They are awesome, and you should definitely check them out; they play often and they’re a blast to watch.

Anyway, so we got together and we started our team: The Orange County Obliviators.

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We’ve been practicing together as a team for a couple months now, learning the game, since most of us are not the biggest athletes in the world. But we’re having fun and we’re coming together as a team. When we first started, there were only five or six of us and yesterday at practice, we had enough people to run a full scrimmage (minus the Seeker/Snitch).

So I definitely encourage you to check it out. There are over 400 collegiate and high school teams out there and the number is growing every day. Just in the last year, we created our community team and my old high school created their own team. I encourage all you nerds to do it because its keeping the Harry Potter alive and its SERIOUSLY SO MUCH FUN.

I literally can’t emphasize how much fun this is.

So definitely go on the IQA website and check it out. Head out to a Quidditch game. I guarantee that you will leave that game wanting to play.

And hey, if there aren’t any teams near you, or your school does have one, do what we did! Start a team, get your friends involved, get your college involved! If big schools like USC and UCLA can get in on this, anyone can!

And if nerdy, flat-footed, extremely uncoordinated, short and slightly rotund girls like me can get involved and LOVE IT, you can too!

New Harry Potter Box Set: Good or Bad?

Recently, visit this Bloomsbury-publisher of the Harry Potter series-announced that they would released a three book box set in fall 2012.

Now, page of course, symptoms Potterheads everywhere went nuts. With the book series finished in 2007 and the movies series finished just last summer, we’re dying to keep the magic alive with some new releases, anticipation and excitement. Pottermore had its moments: I loved getting a wand, getting sorted and learning some extra information, especially the McGonagall back story. But lets get real, after an insanely long beta period and only Philosopher/Sorcerer’s Stone available, Pottermore turned out to be kind of a disappointment.

So the announcement of a three book box set kind of got people excited. Potter fans have been dying for an encyclopedia (put on hold indefinitely), Hogwarts: A History, A History of Magic and other books found in the HP universe.

I, on the other hand, did not get my hopes up. Let’s face it. JKR has been working on all that extra stuff for Pottermore (when the heck are we going to see more?!) and she is putting out a new novel in September. I just don’t see her having the time to write anything else.

And of course, I ended up being right. Bloomsbury announced just a few days ago that this box set was to include: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Its a special edition box set, first time they are all available in hardback, etc.

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And while I am most likely going to be purchasing this because, its insanely hard to deny, I’m a Harry Potter addict and I need anything that has the boy wizard on it, I’m not really excited about it. Straight up, I already own all three of these. Most Potterheads own all three of these. I’m all for special editions and releasing but does anyone else think, maybe its just too soon? It seems more like they’re trying to capitalize on the fame and popularity of Harry Potter at this exact moment.

A lot of people thought the split of the last book into a two part movie was for profit only. Now, I genuinely believed that Deathly Hallows was split into two parts for integrity to the novel, not to make money. I do believe this. I didn’t at first but after seeing both parts, I do actually think that. Both movies were done so well and are so enjoyable. And I am impressed at how much it seemed to follow the book, especially the dialogue.

Now, however, I’m feeling a little bit apprehensive. Just because I love Harry Potter and want to buy everything HP related in sight doesn’t mean I want to be taken advantage of.

It makes me think of the insanely expensive, super special limited edition movie box set coming out in September. 31 discs, hand numbered and yours for only 350 dollars, you’d expect something extraordinary. Something worth waiting for.

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It definitely LOOKS cool. However, it only has the extended edition of the first two movies and the digital copies are through Ultraviolet, a website that requires a membership and a site that I’m not too fond of. All the extras do sound exciting but the fact is, I want all extended editions of ALL THE MOVIES, not just some.

As far as I see it, Harry Potter will never go away. Its a book that has literally changed the lives of so many people, and it definitely has for me. I will literally grab anything new that is Harry Potter that comes my way. On the other hand, I’m not going to keep buying stuff just because its boxed different and called “limited” and “special”.

Now don’t get me wrong. I am going to buy that three book box set.

That insanely priced movie box set? Yeah, probably not. College kids don’t make that much money, especially when they’re saving for cars haha.

What do you guys think? Is Bloomsbury just giving us something to get excited for, trying to get these awesome companion books out and available to everyone? Or are they just trying to make some money by releasing books that are already pretty easily bought?

Only Starkid Can Save us From the Apocalypse…with Music!

http://teamstarkid.com/

So last night, my best friend, my little sister and I journeyed down the 101 freeway to Sunset Blvd to the House of Blues in Los Angeles to see Team Starkid perform on their summer Apocalyptour!

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For those of you who don’t know Starkid…well you are missing out! Starkid is a theatre group, originally out of Ann Arbor, Michigan at the University of Michigan. They did what they called the Harry Potter Musical, later changed to A Very Potter Musical to avoid any entanglements with Warner Bros. They slapped it together on YouTube and bam! Internet fame. They later followed the highly successful and extremely funny AVPM with: Me and My Dick, A Very Potter Sequel, Starship and, most recently, Holy Musical B@man. 

Oh yeah, and they’re home to Darren Criss. Yes, that Darren Criss. The one you all drool over every Tuesday night on Glee. 

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But what you didn’t know is that this group is full of amazingly talented and funny actors/actresses like Joey Richter, Joe Walker, Jamie Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Brian Rosenthal, Meredith Stepien, Brian Holden, Jim Povolo, Julia Albain and so many more and they showcased their epic awesomeness last night at the Apocalyptour show. 

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The show started off with an opening band, Charlene Kaye and the Brilliant Eyes. Very awesome enjoyable music, got the crowd super pumped up and excited. And there were definitely fans in the audience too! They even brought Darren and Dylan to help out with a couple of songs!

Then the amazingness happened. And yes amazingness is a word. 

I scoffed at all the fan girls crowding the stage, screaming their lungs out as the lights dimmed for Starkid. And then they came on stage, and I found my inner fan girl and started screaming right along. 

The show was different than your average show; instead of just randomly playing songs, there was a story to it. Our ragtag team of Starkids get super excited for their camping expedition when suddenly they find an ancient Mayan tablet. By reading it out loud, they unleash the fury of an ancient deity who is ready to destroy the earth. 

Unless Starkid can stop them! 

Starkid promises an awesome show that’ll make the deity think twice about destroying the world!

And believe me, they had me convinced. They played all the favorites and I found myself dancing and singing and jumping up and down like I was thirteen years old. This group is full of talented and fun people and they had the crowd the whole show, laughing, dancing, and just having a super blast. 

And to make it even better, they played all the favorites, a nice mix from all the musicals. I squealed when Lauren Lopez and Joey Richter did the classic ‘Granger Danger’, swooned when Darren Criss belted out ‘Home’, laughed my ass off when Joe Walker and Joe Walker sang ‘Me and My Dick’ and screamed with joy when the whole crew got us singing along to ‘Gotta Get Back to Hogwarts’. 

All in all, I had an awesome time. Sadly, their last California show was tonight in San Francisco show, and all others are too far for me to even think about trekking out to. But if Starkid is heading to a town near you, I urge you to go, its definitely a fun fun fun time!

You can check out more about starkid at their website: 

 

 

So last night, viagra my best friend, pills my little sister and I journeyed down the 101 freeway to Sunset Blvd to the House of Blues in Los Angeles to see Team Starkid perform on their summer Apocalyptour!

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For those of you who don’t know Starkid…well you are missing out! Starkid is a theatre group, originally out of Ann Arbor, Michigan at the University of Michigan. They did what they called the Harry Potter Musical, later changed to A Very Potter Musical to avoid any entanglements with Warner Bros. They slapped it together on YouTube and bam! Internet fame. They later followed the highly successful and extremely funny AVPM with: Me and My Dick, A Very Potter Sequel, Starship and, most recently, Holy Musical B@man.

Oh yeah, and they’re home to Darren Criss. Yes, that Darren Criss. The one you all drool over every Tuesday night on Glee.

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But what you didn’t know is that this group is full of amazingly talented and funny actors/actresses like Joey Richter, Joe Walker, Jamie Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Brian Rosenthal, Meredith Stepien, Brian Holden, Jim Povolo, Julia Albain and so many more and they showcased their epic awesomeness last night at the Apocalyptour show.

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The show started off with an opening band, Charlene Kaye and the Brilliant Eyes. Very awesome enjoyable music, got the crowd super pumped up and excited. And there were definitely fans in the audience too! They even brought Darren and Dylan to help out with a couple of songs!

Then the amazingness happened. And yes amazingness is a word.

I scoffed at all the fan girls crowding the stage, screaming their lungs out as the lights dimmed for Starkid. And then they came on stage, and I found my inner fan girl and started screaming right along.

The show was different than your average show; instead of just randomly playing songs, there was a story to it. Our ragtag team of Starkids get super excited for their camping expedition when suddenly they find an ancient Mayan tablet. By reading it out loud, they unleash the fury of an ancient deity who is ready to destroy the earth.

Unless Starkid can stop them!

Starkid promises an awesome show that’ll make the deity think twice about destroying the world!

And believe me, they had me convinced. They played all the favorites and I found myself dancing and singing and jumping up and down like I was thirteen years old. This group is full of talented and fun people and they had the crowd the whole show, laughing, dancing, and just having a super blast.

And to make it even better, they played all the favorites, a nice mix from all the musicals. I squealed when Lauren Lopez and Joey Richter did the classic ‘Granger Danger’, swooned when Darren Criss belted out ‘Home’, laughed my ass off when Joe Walker and Joe Walker sang ‘Me and My Dick’ and screamed with joy when the whole crew got us singing along to ‘Gotta Get Back to Hogwarts’.

All in all, I had an awesome time. Sadly, their last California show was tonight in San Francisco show, and all others are too far for me to even think about trekking out to. But if Starkid is heading to a town near you, I urge you to go, its definitely a fun fun fun time!

If you’re not convinced that Starkid is the best thing to hit youtube…well, ever, check out the first act of A Very Potter Musical and then get back to me :D

And even better, met the talented, silly, and super nice Nick Lang!

Geek Pride Day*

Happy Geek Pride Day everyone!

My dad texted me this morning to let me know that it was geek pride day and all I could think of was…isn’t that every day?

I guess that’s only for me!

And maybe you too!

Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: A New Hope. Also known as my favorite movie of ALL TIME!

Some people have asked me how I am going to celebrate.

And my answer to that is:

work.

haha.

But maybe I can pull a “superman” and wear a Star Wars shirt under my work shirt tonight.

And besides, cialis 40mg I’m always sporting my geek, order always:

So happy Geek Pride Day everyone! Get those geeky shirts out, pop in a movie and just spend the day GEEKING OUT! And just know that I’m there with you!

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