If only I didn’t have a phobia about watching myself I would record a response video. I’ve gotten used to dealing with the sound of my voice. I just pretend it’s someone else I’m editing. But dealing with video…I’m not there yet.
The important information in this video is
- Chris Hardwick has a delicate constitution. He had motion sickness from watching a video game. I know by taking a certain amount of Schadenfreude I’m dooming myself to the same fate. However, my esophagus has a strict one direction policy for ingested items such as food and drink. I will make medical exceptions. But overall I really dislike the whole evacuation of my stomach contents by reversal peristalsis. That being said, Chris Hardwick got nauseous by watching a video game. That’s pretty funny.
- It’s Halloween Time!! Are you guys excited? I’m rocking my current version of the 8th Doctor and my stand by 4th Doctor. I will always attempt to do other things but the 4th Doctor is well…my signature look. I think most people think I have poor fashion sense instead of being a character. I’m going to update the 8th Doctor look for Gally. It’ll be more steampunk (I hope).
- What are you dressing as? If you could cosplay as anything, cost and your own looks aside, what would it be?
Contest time: The first person who tells me what my character name is for my Character Tome gets a free hard cover copy of the Nerdist Way. If you tell me WHY I named myself that, it’ll be signed by Chris Hardwick. If you want to wait for the copy, I’ll get it personalized. HINT: The answer is in my podcast episode “Post Nerdist Live Blues.” Yes this is a cheap attempt at getting you to listen to my podcast. Because views/listens/downloads numbers reflect self worth!! Seriously, I’m trying to build an audience. For what? We’ll see……
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More notes on the Doctor Who episode Midnight:
The writers for Doctor Who are very good at creating monsters to be feared. What makes this episode stand out from most episodes is that we never see he alien. It was pretty impressive how the alien figured out who would be the most dangerous person in the room and how the human psyche worked. One of the big mysteries is how the alien was able to take over the Doctor voice. I’m not sure the Doctor even knew how that worked. Whatever happened it definitely freaked him out. Whatever freaks out the Doctor totally terrifies me. It is a great companion piece to Blink as a second episode to get people into Doctor Who.
Fellow Nerdist fan, Diane (DiHard), recently wrote a blog where she was trying to find a connecting theme in some observations she’s had. She mentions Gene Wilder’s critique of Willy Wonka’s original costume, Chris Hardwick’s clothes and cosplay. The thread (pun intended) is clothing, but more importantly what the person wearing it wants to say (or even hide) about themselves. I don’t know if the nerdy crowd is more aware of this projection than the pinks are, but creative-obsessives certainly understand it and use it. One such creative person is Gene Wilder.
I am having multiple thoughts that I know go together in some sort of way. I know I need to flesh them out some but here they are in a rather raw form.
- Gene Wilder had a great deal of say in the development of Willy Wanka’s look. After viewing early sketches of Willy Wanka’s costume, he wrote a letter to the Director Mel Stewart. Here is a link to that letter. It is funny how costumes work. It is something that when they work few people notice. When they don’t work then that hits you in the face. A great amount of our perception about who the character is comes from the clothing choices. I’m certain that this is goes into how the actor’s feel about the characters. In this sense the clothing will affect the actor’s performance for better or worse. Continue reading