Nathan’s Back!

nathanasnathanOf course, in my heart, he never really went away. Despite that miserable final season of Castle,  I know he’d land on his feet. And of course he has.

For a number of years, the main reason people seemed to visit this site (other than book reviews and shameless self-promotion of my own books, of course) was to contemplate the magic that is Nathan Fillion. Don’t believe me? I have the stats to prove it. For a while, it seemed like Nathan should be paying me his publicist’s fee. But then I got busy with career stuff and kid stuff and marriage stuff and library stuff and kind of neglected Nathan for a while.

Today, I intend to start rectifying that mistake!

So here’s Nathan in a short fan film, I think it first popped up at San Diego Comic Con this month.  It’s Nathan as Nathan. Nathan Drake, that is. Apparently, Nathan Drake is a video game version of Indiana Jones. So maybe a male Lara Croft?

Who cares, it’s Nathan-licious and that’s what counts, right? More Nathan news to come, fellow Fillion fans…

Nathan’s Back and Alan’s Got Him!

nathan-fillion-alan-tudykSo no doubt like me, you are wondering what the HELL is going on with Castle, and why, if they will never let Castle and Beckett be together for more than five minutes at a time, why they don’t just kill off Beckett? I mean no offense to Stana Katic, who was a great kick-ass cop in the first few seasons, but her character’s storyline has gotten so convoluted and weird, I just don’t care anymore.

Personally, I kind of wish they’d just kill Beckett off already, then make a spin off show about a widowed novelist-turned-inept detective and his very ept daughter played by Molly Quinn (like a combination of “Remington Steele” and “8 Simples Rules for Dating My Daughter”). But maybe that’s just me.

Anyway, if you’ve given up on Castle and there’s a Nathan Fillion-sized whole in your life, cruise over to Vimeo and check out Con Man instead. Granted, Nathan only makes the occasional cameo appearance in this hilariously geeky new web series from Alan “I’m a leaf on the wind” Tudyk. But there are scads of other fabulous cameos too: Wil Wheaton, Sean Astin, Tricia Helfer and Sean Maher just to name a few.

The show is an acid-dipped love letter to all the geeky denizens of the SF Con world (I include myself in that universe, because even though I’m a lightweight when it comes to attending these things, my geek knowledge runs deep, people.) Alan Tudyk is very funny as one of those also-ran minor sci-fi celebrities. He’s higher ranking than a redshirt, but has not managed to parlay his time on cult show “Spectrum” into a flourishing film career. He has a sad, Eeyore-like demeanor while folks like Sean Astin keep showing up and trying to get him to enjoy the perks of being a geek icon. But even when he tries, it does not go well. There’s a little more bathroom humor in the first three episodes than I really like, but that goes away as Ray (Tudyk’s character) gets himself into weirder and weirder predicaments. Each episode is only 10-15 minutes long too, so you can easily check it out on your lunch break at the office. A definite thumbs up!

Here’s a link to Entertainment Weekly’s story about the series.

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/09/28/con-man-nathan-fillion-alan-tudyk-episodes-streaming

I think everyone can access the first three episodes now on Vimeo. I’m special, I helped my good buddies Alan and Nathan to fund this baby via IndieGoGo, so I’ve already gotten to see ALL the episodes, thank you very much. You’ll have to settle for those first three right now, but I’m sure the other episodes will be available to everyone soon. And you’re going to love them.

 

 

It Will ALWAYS be the Year of Captain Tightpants

I decided to check out my WordPress stats, which was silly, since I haven’t had much time for blogging this year. But I am pleased and amused to report that the top search terms which led folks to this here blog are once again those classics: “Captain Tightpants” and “Fear of Drowning in a Car.”

resqme-yellow-keysFor those of you who share my dread of going anywhere near water while in a car, there’s this to offer you a false sense of safety. I keep it on my keychain, so I’ll know where to find it when the car hits the water and I begin to panic. Of course, I am a LOUSY swimmer, which is a large part of why I fear drowning in my car, so probably the ResqMe tool will be utterly useless. But not due to any design flaws on their part, my husband The Engineer informs me.

 

 

Now, for those of you who came here for a dose of Captain Tightpants, I offer you the following delights:

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Serenity: Leaves on the Wind – a graphic novel by Zack Whedon!

 

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Firefly Clue. But it really only makes sense if JAYNE did it. Every time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And while it’s not Captain Tightpants, there’s always this. Yeah, he still cleans up pretty nice.