Hello, kittens! I’ve missed you!
I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to visit. I took a hiatus from blogging – a blogatus? – this summer, and then, just as I was feeling refreshed and my creative batteries were feeling recharged … a ginormous bunch of stuff happened all at once.
“Ginormous bunch”, in case you’re wondering, is in fact the scientific term for the precise number of events that need to converge on amb’s universe simultaneously for her to stay away from WordPress for a while. And while I missed being here with you, kittens, I have to say: some of those events were pretty spectacular. I got to spend lots of time with friends and family! One of my best friends got married !!!
And I went to Fan Expo !!!
Clearly, I have my priorities in order.
The short explanation is that Fan Expo is the Canadian version of Comic-Con. The long explanation is that Fan Expo is four amazing non-stop days where I got to hang out with some of the most passionate, witty and creative people I’ve ever met. Oh, and my Imaginary Boyfriends were there, too.
Yes, I got to see Matt Smith. Yes, I got to see Nathan Fillion. And yes, that sound you heard over the internet just now was my little geek heart exploding.
Thanks to my time with Nathan (we’re totally on a first name basis now) I have fallen all the way down the Joss Whedon rabbit hole. And let me tell you, it is a good place to be. True, Joss doesn’t hire Nathan to be in every one of his projects, but if Nathan’s not there, he makes up for it by giving me a television cast made up of names like this:
I promise I didn’t fall asleep on my keyboard; those glorious collections of letters really are together in the same opening credits sequence of a real television show. Oh, and did I mention that the show is a set in a terrifying future that engages a sense of existential unease and post-modern paranoia in its viewers?!? And we all know how I feel about that kind of television.
“Dollhouse” isn’t for everyone – it’s dark and twisty and doesn’t exactly paint humanity in a warm and cozy light. But all of those amazing names belong to amazingly talented actors, so if you’re in the mood for some science fiction that explores the boundaries of how far human
morals can be pushed in the name of progress, then head over to Netflix and I’ll meet you there! I’ll bring the popcorn and the socio-political analysis.