I have many interests besides Tolkien, linguistics, and mythology (e.g., I enjoy beer and other spirits), but I normally keep those to myself here at Lingwë; they’re outside my central mission here, and I don’t know how interested readers would be in hearing about my tastes in pop culture and music, the ups and downs of training my dogs, and so forth. At least, this would be a very different blog if I wrote about those on any kind of regular basis.
But every so often, an event comes along that simply must be shared. So it is with Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. The brain-child of Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly — which, for the record, I’ve never watched), and starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, and Nathan Fillion, Dr. Horrible is a three-part Internet-only ‘entertainment’ — part comedy, part musical theatre, part love story — that you absolutely must see. It’s simply brilliant, and I don’t say that lightly. (In your face, Emmies! :) You may also want to take a moment to read a little more about the genesis of the idea.
Each act is only ten minutes long, and Acts I and II are currently online. Act III goes online the day after tomorrow. And after that, the whole thing disappears — at least, until the DVD. But the whole idea is to make history with an original, free, Internet-only broadcast event. So you really should check it out this week.
I won’t say anything else about it. Just watch it. If you’re anything like me (and you probably are, or you wouldn’t be reading Lingwë in the first place), you’ll be hooked.