Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Season 2 - Episode 9: Grouping Up 

New Episode of The Guild!

The Guild splits up into guys and girls night while the game server goes down. What could possibly go wrong?! And - look who's coming to the party! A fantastic new episode of The Guild which features more a than a few new faces (do you recognise any of them?).

I love the way this season is building up! I have no idea what's going to happen at the end but it's going to be exciting. The relationships are developing (especially the Zaboo/Vork bromance) and this time, my money is on Clara for 'most likely to have a meltdown'. Which means that Codex must be growing as a person - go Codex! Or it could just mean that Clara is disintegrating faster - oopsie Clara! 

Bladezz may just have crossed the line, too, and takes the lead in the 'most likely to suffer physical harm'. At the hands of Vork? We shall see. If so, I don't think we can rely on Tink to look after him - she is probably far too busy thinking up new ways to torture him.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Eminemmy Hill

Doctor Who, Eminem and Benny Hill - all brought together in a deliciously hilarious mash-up! Monsters and Doctors from all ages are on display - and the musical accompaniment is a work of genius in itself. Go on, you know you want to!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Guild on MSN homepage!

Did you see S2, Ep 8 yet?

The Guild on msn homepage
Originally uploaded by worldofhiglet

If not, you should head over to MSN and watch straight away! Looks like it is a big hit already - it was featured on the front page of MSN this morning :)

Season 2 - Episode 8: Emergency! 
Season 2 - Episode 8: Emergency! 

Monday, January 19, 2009

Nominate The Guild creators at The Streamy Awards!

Remember The Streamys?
The biggest major New Media Blogs: Tubefilter, NewTeeVee and Tilzy.tv have created a new Awards show The Streamy Awards especially for webseries. Ever since I first watched 'The Guild' last year I've been a convert to webseries. The writing, acting and production is all top rate. Now here's your chance to nominate the show and it's creators in The Streamy Awards. Vote now!

WatchTheGuild.com posted this reminder today that there was still time to get your nominations in:

"The deadline for nominations is midnight Jan 23rd (Friday). If you could spare a moment, we’d love for you to go to Streamys.org consider us in the following categories:

Best Comedy Web Series: The Guild
Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series: Sean Becker
Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series: Felicia Day

Best Male Actor in a Comedy Web Series: Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis or Vincent Caso (Zaboo, Vork or Bladezz)
Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series: Felicia Day, Robin Thorsen or Amy Okuda (Codex, Clara or Tink)
Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series: The Guild
Best Guest Star in a Web Series: Fernando Chien (Wade Wei, the Stunt Guy)

Best Editing: Sean Becker
Best Cinematography: John Schmidt
Best Art Direction: Leah Mann
Best Visual Effects: Doug Luberts
Best Animation: Matthew Brackney (for the Season 2 credits)
Best Original Music: Don Schiff (Theme) Eanan Patterson (Season 2 Scoring)

We know it’s a lot, but every single person contributed their amazing talent to this season, so if you have the time, please vote for us! :) We appreciate it so much."

They have my nominations!

Who else could you nominate?
In order to qualify for nomination the webseries has to be (from The Streamys website):

"Any original production produced for broadband distribution with at least three (3) episodes released in the 2008 calendar year can qualify for consideration. The show must also be easily viewed and available online, either via a major video sharing site or unique URL."

So, there are plenty of other webseries you might consider nominating - like Doctor Horrible and With The Angels. Are there any other webseries you are nominating?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Horrible Awards - Nominate your fav Dr Horrible fan creation

Exciting news!
Do you love the fantastic Internet (and now DVD) sensation Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog? Do you love all the wonderful, imaginative fan creations that have poured onto the Internet as a result of this ground-breaking production? If so, here's your chance to nominate and vote for all your favourite fan activity. Lots of categories to get nominating! This is the wonderful idea of snowpuppies and id bound to be very popular with fans.

You might recognise some of the Nominees...
I've put a badge on the left that says 'nominee' because, yes, I've been lucky enough to be nominated in two categories already - 
  •  The Everyone's a Hero Award - Best Non-ELE Vid
  • The Caring Hands Award - Best Fandom Supporter
It's a real honour and I am very grateful to the nominator (you know who you are!). Take a look at the other people who have been nominated and you ahould recognise some names: Tabz, Dr Blog Bot, Irrel, Beth Nelson and The One True b!X (creator of  http://www.evilleagueofevil.com website) have been nominated along with many other very deserving people. Nominations are still open so if you have a favourite Fan Fic, Video or Picture relating to Dr Horrible get nominating the creator. I'll keep you posted and let you know when the voting begins.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Cory Doctorow: Writing in the Age of Distraction

Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing blogger and author of "Little Brother," offers practical advice on using the Internet to aid your writing while ensuring its manifold temptations don't derail your latest project. Thanks to Felicia for the link - it's food for thought for those of us attempting to GET THAT BOOK FINISHED!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Season 2 - Episode 7: Panic Attack 

Next Episode is now up!

Codex deals with yet another Guildie on her doorstep. More laugh out loud traumas with Codex and her 'friends'. Juggling everyone's neuroses is a difficult business!

The story is hotting up and there are great preformances and new catchwords! Plus the return of a old friend...?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bid for 30 Minutes with Felicia Day

Who wouldn't want to spend 30 minutes with Felicia Day? Simply amazing. All proceeds benefit Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, which is also pretty awesome. Felicia will answer any questions you have or just chat to you!This is a great opportunity and shows that Felicia takes her love of music very seriously.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Guild Season 2 - Episode 6: Blow Out

The girls give Codex advice, and friction between Vork and Zaboo escalates. Plus sexy Codex, more Tink intrigue, Clara on the edge, Bladezz gets totally pwned by his little sister Dena and the Vork/Zaboo bromance deepens.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Season 2 - Episode 5: Sacking Up

Zaboo continues his quest to become a man, while Tink tries to "help" Codex. This is such a funny episode - and totally laugh out loud at the end. The next one is due tomorrow, too!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Random thoughts and heartfelt thanks

I wasn't going to.
I wasn't going to do a New Year post with all the stuff I'd done and what I'm going to do and how it was all about me. So I won't do that. I much prefer it when you talk about me, anyway :)

Things that have rocked my world in 2008:
  • Felicia Day: Yeah, yeah, I know...! But, seriously, she has been inspirational and I heart her very much.
  • The Guild: the funniest web series I've seen this year, bar none, and the best online Community.
  • Dr Horrible: the best new Whedon's'es production this year plus a cool fansite
  • Battlestar Galactica: intelligent, sexy sci-fi is not dead
  • Firefly and Serenity: it's less than 12 months since I first saw them and I'm still recovering. And through them I've met so many wonderful people.
  • Buffy: Between the Lines and Tabz: so glad I found them!
  • Pink Raygun: so much geeky goodness - and a new home
  • Kids Need To Read: a fantastic Literacy Foundation putting books where they are needed most.
  • Twitter/Friendfeed/Plurk (sorry I've been absent....)/MyBlogLog: and all the online places where I can geek
  • YouTube: source of entertainment and they even let me post my videos there
  • Interviewing some wonderful, talented people and Whedonage for giving me a place.
So much to say
Really, I have a lot to say about what a huge year it had been. The ups, the downs, the journey, the people I've met, the friends I've made. I am not the same person I was 12 months ago. And by the same token, I'm more myself than I have been for years. And you have played your part, and I thank you (yes - you!) for that. Life is good, adventure is afoot and the New Year beckons with a wink and a smile. 2009 is going to be a stellar year. It's just I can't tell you why just now. Trust me. It's going to be good.