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So got Child The Simpson's Game and Rayman Raving Rabbids due to recommendation on my LJ and well, Rabbids. So only the charging station for the Wii Fit board and the remotes, and an extra remote and nunchuck are required. The rest is if God sees fit to send me another sale.

The one thing I'm struggling on is the BBC's Planet Earth because while it looks amazing, he's not currently in that nature area atm and probably won't be until the Science Fair is over. It's also pretty expensive for something he may not watch for several months. Also Galapados (turtles ftw!) and a neat DVD set called Predators of the Deep which sounds like lots of vicious underwater animals and is right up Child's alley. And Blue Planet. And thoughts on The Elegant Universe because well, because. I don't know what it means that my entire Child movie shopping list is All Documentaries, All the Time. On nature.

Joy occurs when one can wander around Best Buy and say things like "Wii! Wii games! Where are the Wiiiiii controllers? I really never get tired of saying that. Ever.

Picked up Hancock today, as I am helpless before the power of Will Smith.

Anyone have any good Black Friday shopping?
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*g* You hit my struggle. I really want it too; everything I've read about it makes me think it would be amazing to see, so I'm see-sawing on something I'm pretty sure Child won't be into until after we get through the science fair (aka probably mid-late January near his birthday, so that would work) and really wanting to see it myself.

I'm thinking Galapados will be a nice compromise, since he has been lobbying for a vacation to see the sea turtles (yeah, that's totally happening), but the miniseries, I'm not sure he'll be able to appreciate until we're done with building cars from foam. *sighs*

Galapogos is good, but not NEARLY as good as Planet Earth or Blue planet. SERIOUSLY. And there was not much on the role it played in the the development of the theory of evolution - when I really thought there would be.

Also, it's strangely repetitive. Like reading a series of books all at once where the exposition and back story really jumps out at you because you read the first volume just yesterday, as opposed to over a year ago, and you don't need the total recap of what every character has done up to this point in the story - you just want to get on with the story!

Of the three, Blue Planet is absolutely our favorite, followed closely by Planet Earth. There was another one on Mammals that we really liked, and it got more into speciation and specialization if he is into that. Let me know and I will go and look it up on Netflicks.

Blue Planet? That's a good alternative. Honestly, I am all about Planet Earth so much, but he's going through his non-organic science phase, so I figured that waiting until Jan for his birthday works just as well.

Does he watch Timewarp and Mythbusters? We adore those. Timewarp especially feeds my need for aesthetically pleasing science.

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Or build killer dinosaur robots to take over the world.

I promise to have a warning up when I feel we have come to the point where an underground lair is not out of the question.

Child is far more likely learn how to fold space/time and put the lair in his closet. Or possibly his sock drawer.

Planet Earth is fascinating, but Blue Planet holds my interest better; I'm always up for one more go at an ep I've already seen a dozen times.

When they first came out with the Wii, I was like, "Who the fuck was in charge of coming up with the name for the new video game system? Leave it to the Japanese to come up with a name that makes it sound like you're screaming with joy.XD".

I have Animal Crossing:Wild World on my list and we got AMF Bowling Superstars yesterday..B came home with it because it had been part of the ad for yesterday as a $10 game. I think he got it for like 3 bucks. :D


I seriously love asking for Wii Things everywhere. Its' just too much fun.

Ooh! What Ad and where? *HOPEFUL*

It was in Best Buy's Black Friday ad yesterday. I don't know if the $10 games was for that one day only or not though.

I have Planet Earth, and I LOVE it with a nearly unholy love.

And I saw it several places this weekend on sale for thirty dollars. I myself initially got it on sale for fifty, but check around.

It really is gorgeous. Watching it prompted me to post to LJ with things like "Did you know our planet is FUCKING AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL? BECAUSE IT IS."

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