Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Guild

Note: Only those who have played MMORPGs should probably watch this webseries, unless you have a general knowledge of Dungeons & Dragons, or are friends enough with me that you've heard me rant about my old EverQuest days. Or perhaps you play WoW and haven't told me. In which case... can I logon to your account when you're not using it?

ANYWAY, my fascination with Ms Felicia Day continues. After discovering her incredible (feigned, one would hope) naivete and shiver-inducing personality in Dr Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog, I found her online project "The Guild", a Netsitcom based on the lives of a local guild in an unnamed online roleplaying game. Their lives intersect both online and offline, including a host of colourful characters, and some truly mesmerizing comedy.

Suffice to say, I'm hooked. While the comedy may be overtly Whedonesque, I can't help but wonder if it's coincidence - if Ms Day wasn't recruited for "Dr Horrible" because she fit so goddamn well. Her comedic timing is impeccable, her mannerisms are gloriously quirky (or quirkiously glorious?) in a way that Meg Ryan could never manage. She reminds me of a less-serious Claire Danes, minus the wrinkly-face crying and plus wit.

Ahem. I should clarify that the primary reason I'm speaking primarily of Ms Day isn't because she's a secksie gamer -- it's because she's the writer, producer, and lead actress in this incredible series.

So if you have experience in MMORPGs, or have been around the Net long enough to know the lingo, or if you're sufficiently brave enough to enjoy the humour nonetheless -- click the pic above and enjoy the first season (minus Ep 1, found here), and first three episodes of the second, courtesy of MSN Video.


The Lazy Perfectionist said...

Enough already....I have things I have to do!

If you continue to post interesting and entertaining time wasters I am going to have to stop reading your blog.

d33p said...

The author of this blog cannot be held responsible for your free will. (If I had a lawyer, I bet he/she'd make me say that.)