In keeping with the tradition of only posting when alexiscartwheel pokes me, I bring you another meme!
1. What is the Canadian indie band of the moment and why should I listen to them?
There are a ton to talk about right now, with the Juno Award nominees having been announced recently (the Canadian version of the Grammys, for the uninitiated). I'm gonna pick a band that's been around for 20 years but still manages to be relevant: Sloan. They're a pop-rock band that I'd call the 21st century's answer to the Beatles. Compared to the experimentation going on in the U.S. indie landscape, it's refreshing when one of Sloan's quick, simple, and catchy earworms comes up on my XM radio.
2. Rusy Who or Moffatt Who? Discuss.
For me this comes down to the dilemma of Ten/Donna vs. the 11th Doctor in general. Because I love Matt Smith—more than David Tenant, and possibly more than Sylvester McCoy, my absolute favorite. It's too bad his Doctor is so wrapped up in Moffatt's semi-nonsensical plots. Ten/Donna, though, is my favorite Doctor/Companion team, and reminds me of a time when Doctor Who was new and exciting for me (flying through the first three seasons just in time for the fourth to start!).
So I guess it's a deadlock—I can't decide!
3. Favorite character from a Joss Whedon series?
It's probably not surprising that I'm going to say Faith. Whedon's characters are at their best when tormented, and Faith is ever so angsty. This also reminds me that I really need to catch up on Buffy Season 8 so I can check out this new Angel & Faith comic series. Those two made such a good angst/angst team on Angel.
4. Last board game you played?
Civilization, the board game. This is a board game version of the computer classic, which is a game I've played every version of since the first one came out in 1991. As a board game, it's epic—which means it's published by Fantasy Flight, has a zillion pieces, and involves taking over the world.
5. In BSG's final season, who/what is Starbuck?
The crack answer: A figment of Lee's grief-stricken imagination who disappears once he lets go of his tortured lover for her. The
probable answer: A stupid angel/ghost thing who disappears when her mission to get everyone to Earth is accomplished.
6. You can be monarch of any world nation. Which one do you pick?
I'd pick Britain. They really know ow to treat their queens over there.
7. Best book you read last year?
I thought this was going to be a difficult question to answer, but when I look back at my list on Goodreads, the clear winner is The Hunger Games. A few others: Late Eclipse by Seanan McGuire and Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, which represent my new favorite urban fantasy and fantasy series, respectively.
I'll probably be trying to do some more blogging soon, but over on my Wordpress, which is much prettier. And for some reason LJ keeps doing weird things when I hit the backspace key more than once.