Three Geeks in Three different countries, AKAJipster (UK), Parisindy (Canada) & Silent Debit (USA). We share an obsession with many random things and some not so random things.
This site celebrates our geeky natures and strange obsessions with all things entertainment and some other stuff, who knows what you might learn here, good luck with that if that is indeed your reason for visiting.
Top G33k Salutes Merlin
So Christmas was ruined in 2012, well.. kinda. Christmas Eve 8pm saw the last ever episode of Merlin broadcast in the UK, and with mixed emotions it was the end of what had become quite a brilliant show.
The Red Carpet thing
Many moons ago I did the 'Stage Door' thing and it was an experience, but not one I've repeated since. A few weeks ago I went as a spectator only to the Avengers Premiere at Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush, I got to see all the stars who were there (including Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth etc) and whilst that was nice and not an everyday thing, I remember looking at the crowds right at the front grabbing autographs and not being the slightest bit envious, or even curious as to trying that out one day. So it's still a puzzle why I said yes to doing the Red Carpet at the TV Baftas with the sole intention of grabbing autographs.
Playing football with Conan and Superman
It wasn't what I was expecting to be doing to be fair that day. Not only did I get to go onto the MK Dons pitch, but Conan the Destroyer and Superman was also there, and they somehow managed to talk the groundsmen into getting us a football.
NTL Live - Frankenstein - Review
So for the past couple of weeks I have been going to the cinema to watch a play... this is a great new initiative by the National Theatre in the UK to give a bigger/wider audience to some of their best productions that take place during the year. The screenings I watched were both Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, the reason I went twice was due to the two leads switching roles during the original run of the play at the National - so one night Cumberbatch would be the creature, Miller would be Dr Frankenstein and then the next night they would reverse their roles and so on.
Avengers - Review
It promised to be the movie event of 2012 and so far it hasn't failed on it's promise, taking literally millions in it's first few days/weeks of release and destroying all competition (which to be fair seemed to come from a board game turned into a movie for reasons no one has quite worked out yet). I was one of those people who wasn't content on only seeing this once, I went to see it twice and I would have seen it a third time had some chap not said the IMAX chair moving experience thing wasn't much cop. But what did I actually think... prepare for some major league gushing that tries to disguise itself as a serious analytical review.
The semi-unintentional Sherlock Tour of London
The final episode of the latest season of Sherlock has certainly got the fans in a flurry of theories and debates. I found myself caught up in this madness but to then find that I was organising a side-trip (as it was then) to see the fake Baker Street was maybe taking my obsession to new levels. So now I claim to be reporting for Top G33k as I bring you my semi-unintentional Sherlock Tour of London! (with my fellow Sherlock fan friend 'Gem')
Gaming and the Big Bang Theory
Written by parisindyWhen I was watching The Big Bang Theory the other night, I was happy to see one of the main plots was going to be about gaming. I was, however, a little disappointed when the writers portrayed the non-geek character of Penny as not having fun while playing a card game with her Geek friends. Why? Obviously the writers have to be somewhat geeky themselves or they would never understand the ins and outs of the Geekdom in the show.(Is it possible that they have a Geek consultant? Who knows?) But why would they think that a ‘Normal’ (aka non-geek) wouldn’t enjoy a game such as the one they played?
G33king out with David Hewlett
Last year I was given the chance to interview Stargate Atlantis star David Hewlett. He played the geeky genius engineer, Rodney McKay, on the show and I discovered that it wasn't that much of a stretch for him to play a geek. With the internet giving more and more of us geeks a voice, I was interested to find out what his take is on 'fandoms' and the fans they attract.