Taking a break from all the building talk, I thought I’d show you some of the stuff that’s keeping me entertained at the moment. God knows I need it!
Top of the list has to be Supernatural. Following the adventures of the Winchester boys on their quest to rid the world of all things ghastly has been a joy from the start. Full of humour, horror and more heavy metal than your average thermometer, this is one of my favourites.
Honourable mentions also go to:
How I Met Your Mother – very funny American sitcom about a group of friends in their late twenty’s and the shenanigans they get up to. Sounds rubbish. Is, in fact, legen……………..wait for it!
The Wire – Best. Show. Ever.
Street Fighter 4 – With a mighty cry of ‘Hadouken!’, the original group of brawlers return, now in sparkly high-def cartoon-o-vision. Easy to get into, tough to master but tremendous fun.
Persona 3 – A very interesting spin on the usual RPG format. Set in a school in Japan, this follows a group of teenagers that are part of a secret society that are able to unlock their inner power (the ‘persona’ of the title) and are tasked with saving the world, in amongst studying and trying to keep up with their busy social lives.
I’m surprised the Daily Mail never picked up on this one. In order to unleash their persona, the character needs to point a gun to their head and pull the trigger. Thankfully, it’s a ‘special’ gun, the type that you only find in games, and instead of spraying a mist of claret over the screen, a really cool looking monster pops up and unleashes all sorts of wrong on your enemies. Top stuff indeed.
I’m currently working through a rather large pile of Hellboy and BPRD comics (there’s no better way of reading comics than sitting down with a huge pile of them and just getting lost. The quality of Mike Mignola’s work makes this very, very easy) along with reading ‘The Graveyard Book’ by Neil Gaiman.
I’m a huge fan of Neil Gaiman, not only because he has a cool name, but because he’s a great story teller. Admittedly, his stories tend to be cribbed from myths and legends that are hundreds and, in some cases, thousands of years old, but he does it well. And Dream is still one of my favourite comic characters ever. Him and John Constantine. And Hellboy. And Rorschach.
I’ll end it there. I think that gives you a pretty good idea of what I like.
Enjoy finding out about them yourself, unless you’re lucky enough to know about them already.