In this delightful new video (which is really just a commercial for a new book), the lovely Kristen Schaal and the lovely Jason Ritter reprise (in a way) their roles as the voice actors of Mabel and Dipper from Gravity Falls. It’s quite the hoot, and goes way above and beyond what is necessary for a commercial for a new Gravity Falls book:
I really do miss the chemistry and energy of those two. And I love the varying looks of panic on Jason Ritter’s face as he tries mostly unsuccessfully to separate himself and Dipper. And I miss Gravity Falls just in general.
TV Show of the Month:
What a perfect show for Halloween, filled with scary supernatural elements like zombies, dark magics, monsters, and gnomes! It’s also a really frikkin excellent show, one that very carefully and slowly builds its mythology and world, all without sacrificing the immediate humor of the moment. Top-notch actors like Linda Cardellini, Kristen Schaal, Jennifer Coolidge, Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Louis C.K., Mark Hamill, John Oliver, Patton Oswalt, and even Neil deGrasse Tyson have lent their voices to the characters. It also built towards a planned ending and then actually ended! It’s only two seasons. You can watch it on Hulu. Do so. For Halloween.
Album of the Month:
The Crazy Boy Floyds: 8-Bit Halloween
A great little collection of catchy songs about a Werewolf/Skeleton combination, the Grim Reaper, a generic Monster, and an Urban Legend. Go listen to them. Do so. For Halloween.
Video Game of the Month:
Transformers: Earth Wars
What does this game have to do with Halloween? Umm… giant robots? Whatever, I’ve been playing this game very consistently for over a month, so it’s p-much a lock to be included in my “of the month” choices this time. It’s a resource/building/battling game, where you collect resources to build a base from which you launch sorties against opposing players’ bases. If you like that kind of thing, this is a very casual version (I usually just pick it up for a couple of minutes at a time a few times a day). Plus it’s nice to send some old faves like Ironhide and Bumblebee into combat on your behalf. If you do start playing, join my Alliance: “Seattleites”