Double Your Viking Fun

Over the winter solstice break, I saw How To Train Your Dragon*, which I can thoroughly recommend as piece of entertainment. It’s been compared in a couple of places to Avatar because it features large flying beasties.  However, it did for me what Avatar couldn’t. It shut up the inner critic and made me go “Whoa! Dragons! I want one!”  To advertise the film, Dreamworks released a series of shorts on YouTube, featuring Viking winter sports (with added dragons).  The playlist is here.

In other Viking news, the vampire viking Eric returns to our UK TV screens this Friday at 10 on FX. Oh yeah, and there’s Sookie and Bill and rest of the characters in series 3 of True Blood. (Now with added werewolves!) There’s nothing sparkly about True Blood except Alan Ball’s writing. In a similar vein, HBO made a series of “minisodes” to advertise the new series.  This one  is my favourite, for various reasons, including the haughty disgust of the bloke in the gold shorts as he leaves the stage. Unfortunately, there isn’t a playlist, but you can find them all on youtube by searching for “true blood minisode”.

*featuring Jay Baruchel. Who is also in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Which was also fun and much better than I thought it would be.


2 thoughts on “Double Your Viking Fun

  1. Hello, hope you don’t mind me appropriating your blog like this…

    I think you’re responsible for most of the posts on the t-party web site? I would love to audition to join but the contact form is emailing me back a mail delivery failure message. Do you happen to have an email address for whoever is in charge of vetting/crushing prospective members? Thanks! Kathryn

    1. Hi Kathryn,

      I’ve passed your message on to our web maestro and to our Member in Charge of Vetting and Crushing. The T Party should be in touch with you soon!

      All the best,

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