'Tis the season to be flakey and eat a lot of pastries, right? Can I use that as my excuse for randomly going missing for days at a time and eating loads of sweets? Anyway due to family and work committments, I've been lacking in blogging time and reading time. Woe is me.
So you get random things on Wednesday because random Tuesday on a Wednesday is the best sort of random.
First of all EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH ALMOST HUMAN! The initial ratings were okay, but I NEED MOAR ROBOTS! Even if the robot makes me sad... So more people should watch it so it stays on the air for ten seasons and I get all the robots I could ever want. And Karl Urban.
Don't you want more Karl Urban in your living room every week? (Gif found via the all GIF giving Tumblr, this time from ©WHICHISNONE)
Moving on. Someone over at io9 has much more time to watch old Doctor Who and lacks my fear of impending disappointment from watching old school DW, so they decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary by ranking EVERY EPISODE of the series that hasn't been lost or destroyed. That's a lot of television.
I'm a fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but if they finally are able to do an adaptation of Sandman and don't cast Benedict Cumberbatch as Dream, I may have to revolt. (from /Film)
Someone on Twitter named @WaterstonesDorking went through the five books in The Song of Ice and Fire series and flagged every page with a character death in it. Kotaku has this picture as proof of the bloodshed spilling from those pages. Considering I just started book 5, I'm a little hesitant to move forward knowing how many more deaths are ahead of me. (from just about everywhere, but initially from Tor.com's Facebook)
Entertainment Weekly's tournament of YA books is down to the final four and I'm genuinely surprised at some of the books still in the game, though mostly by what is missing. It's Harry Potter versus To Kill a Mockingbird and Perks of Being a Wallflower versus The Fault in Our Stars. Who do you think should win?
The best friend from Orphan Black (Jordan Gavaris) is narrating the next edition of The Bane Chronicles and for some reason this really makes me want to listen to it even though audio books generally lessen my enjoyment of books. You can listen to a sample at Entertainment Weekly. It comes out December 17. Felix!!
And seriously, GO WATCH ALMOST HUMAN! You will laugh, you will empathize with androids and you'll get to watch Karl Urban be awesome snarky and be nice to children. Don't you want that?!