To make matters worse, the majority of Twitter updates I’m getting are from people in San Diego. It’s horribly depressing.
If you haven’t been watching Dr. Horrible, get on it.
It’s funny and bizarre and romantic. It’s also one of the few musicals I enjoy. (The others that I can think of are Monty Python’s Spam-A-Lot and Joss Whedon‘s previous musical venture, Once More With Feeling, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s infamous sixth season.)
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was born out of Whedon’s frustration with the WGA strike earlier this year. The goal of the project was to create something inexpensive and enjoyable that circumvented the Guild rules.
I’d say he succeeded.
All three acts are up right now. Take a bit (the entire thing is only forty five minutes) and watch them all. They’ll only be up through tomorrow (the twentieth of July) and if you don’t catch them by then, you’ll have to wait for the DVD.
The DVD, by the way, will contain “amazing extras.” Dr. Horrible is also available on iTunes, probably only through tomorrow as well, but I’m not certain.
I got a large envelope in the mail the other day.
Inside were a poster for The Dark Knight and two passes to an advance screening.
Sometimes, the world smiles upon me.
That’s really needed?
A few excerpts:
Unlike most martial arts involving a weapon, lightsaber combat is an art that is utilized before the weapon is ever drawn and ignited. This is due to the philosophy that a Jedi must draw his weapon only as a final recourse. A Jedi must decide on what situations require the application of deadly force, since the lightsaber is one of the deadliest weapons ever constructed.
[…] each Jedi chooses the style of lightsaber combat that best suits him or her. For example, the shorter Master Yoda uses the Ataru form to compensate for his lack of reach and height, as well as to take advantage of his nearly limitless amount of Force power; Mace Windu uses Vaapad to tap into his anger and employ it constructively (without giving himself over to the dark side); Count Dooku’s practice of the Makashi form fits his intention to engage frequently in lightsaber-to-lightsaber combat as well as his emphasis on class, elegance, and precision. The Jedi Exile from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II was an expert in many of these forms but never relied on just one. Lightsaber styles are generally taught to the students by the Jedi Battlemasters, though not always.