Sunday, March 31, 2013

Game of Who!!!

On our way home from Wondercon I was to drop off Chris at Dallas and Jes' place as they were going to drive him to the airport in the early AM the next morning.

We decided to get some dinner and watch the latest Doctor Who as it returned last night with brand new episodes. This was the return of new companion Clara who has been in the previous episodes but has died both times. In this episode the Doctor finds Clara in present day London and fights an enemy via the city's "Wi-Fi soup".

Overall I enjoyed the episode. I really like the new companion and was sad to see her die twice. I was hoping they were going to use a companion who wasn't from modern day but atlas they killed her off in the last Christmas episode and we now have the Clara of today. The story was cool but seemed to just happen very quickly and then just as quickly be resolved. I did like the interaction between the Doctor and Clara. I think they have great chemistry way back to the beginning of the seasons Asylum of the Daleks and the two actors never had screen time together. I am looking forward to finding out why The Doctor keeps running into different incarnations of this same girl. Why is she so special.  So a good episode but not an "OMG that was the best" kind of episode. I look forward to next weeks episode and the remainder of this season.

After Who we got to talking about Game of Thrones. I have yet to see this series as I don't have HBO and can't use HBO Go since my internet is so horrible. Jes mentioned that we should watch the first episode and since Chris had not seen it either we thought it was a good idea. I was super excited as I've been trying to find someone with the DVD's so I could watch seasons 1 & 2 (I actually did find someone, Greg Aronowitz and he is going to allow me to borrow them.. I can't wait.) Anyways we watched the first episode. Now I've read the first 2/3'ds of the first book, so I kind of knew what was going on. I think it looks great and it's beautifully shot but it's slow.  Now that doesn't mean I didn't like it. I actually enjoyed it and I can't wait to watch the rest of season 1 and then 2. I had a hard time with the book because I was told it was a fantasy world and though it has those elements it's really more about political intrigue and that didn't interest me at the time. As well as all the underage rape scenes and incests... it just didn't sit well with me. But with the TV series that actually aged the girls up a bit so it's not so bad, though the incest is still there. I look forward to continuing to watch Game of Thrones.

After Game of Thrones Dallas and I worked on my D&D character. We will be starting a game at the end of April, which I am looking forward to. I haven't played D&D since fifth grade and for me that was over 30 years ago. So I rolled some dice and picked some spells. We weren't able to finish everything but I got a start of building my Halfling Wizard. You can be sure I'll be blogging more about D&D when the time comes.

I ended my night be saying goodbye to Jes and Dallas and then saying goodbye to my BFF Chris. It's always hard saying goodbye to him because I know I won't be seeing him for a few months (SDCC, or maybe sooner) but this time it was a bit harder and I really don't know why. My heart actually ached this time around. I felt it in the pit of my chest. I guess it could be because we only got to spend a few days together unlike past hang outs when I got to live with him for a few weeks or SDCC when we get to hang out for a good five to six days. I guess just over two days is just not enough Chris time for me. Anyways I said my goodbye and headed home, thus ended my 2013 Wondercon experience.

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