Cory Doctorow at boingboing.netJ
ourneyQuest is an independently produced, fan-financed, Creative Commons licensed comic fantasy series about “a wizard with a quest problem.” It’s just concluded its first season of seven short episodes; I’ve watched the first couple and am thoroughly hooked (and impressed! Great production values, acting and writing!).
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ourneyQuest stands up alongside famous shows as The Guild for creating a simple but compelling story full of interesting characters. Given that so many bad web series choose to focus on geeky things as an excuse to avoid creativity, I must admit that I was dubious when I first heard about the D&D based JourneyQuest. Within the first minute of watching, all of my doubts were put to rest. JourneyQuest had me laughing myself silly, and I found myself immediately watching the rest of the series.
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Judith & Garfield Reeves-StevensJ
ourneyQuest restores our faith in the Internet as the medium that will transform the creation and delivery of entertainment, going directly from creators to audience with no maddening studio execs to muck it up in the middle! It’s an absolutely hilarious romp, with wry wit, outstanding cast, tremendous production quality, and most importantly, it made us laugh out loud with every episode. We want more! Or someone’s going to get a smiting.
Yes, it’s funny. Yes, it’s zany. Yes, it’s Fun!O
nce again we see the Dead Gentlemen tackling traditional roleplaying and fantasy tropes in their own hilarious style, although this series appears to take a different path to their previous movies. Instead of following both a group of players and their characters in parallel narratives, this web series appears to only deal with the character’s storyline, although at least some of them are obviously based on cliched gamer behaviour… The first two episodes are immensely entertaining, once again displaying the Dead Gentlemen’s whimsical style and wit.
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Journey Quest… I Dig It.T
hese kinds of videos never work for me. I have seen various attempts at these on YouTube (and even TV) and I usually can’t make it more than a few minutes before I need to make it stop. Some of them have excellent video quality and seemed to have been filmed/shot well, but the actors were either not actors at all or the attempt by the show to be serious is taken so far that it becomes laughable.
Tonight I was finally surprised…
…Journey Quest is good.
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