Things Pt 2, a shorter version

LIKE:

The possibility of a Finn/Poe romance. Fuck yes that would be awesome and not just cause of the people it could annoy. (My favorite part of the Thor films is still the amount of white supremacists who got angry at Idris Eba’s casting as Heimdall) You’ve just had a film where the hero’s are a woman, a Latino and a 2nd generation Nigerian, so yeah, keep moving this stuff forward.

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DISLIKE:

The DC movie universe, or more specifically the way it’s affected the DC TV universe. Yes, Arrow’s not perfect (And I’ve not seen enough of The Flash to comment outside of HELL YES YOU GOT MARK HAMILL TO SAY THE LINE*), but surely there was a way that both universes could co-exist? There wasn’t a way there could be 2 different versions of the Suicide Squad (1’s the TV version, the other the movie – I’m sure were sufficiently developed to not confuse the two)? And not that I want to run anyone down, but any version of Amanda Waller that’s not played by CCH Pounder counts as an error in my book.  Oh, and SOME FUCKING SUNSHINE in Batman vs Superman would be lovely.

*Which I’m sure he’d have said happily anyway – the man is both a huge geek and a giant ham

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Things.

You know, things and stuff. I’m procrastinating about writing something, so naturally I’m going to write about something else.

Things I Like:

The all female Ghostbusters reboot. Yeah, I said it. (I’m also OK with Johnny Storm being black in the recent Fantastic Four film.) This really shouldn’t be an issue, but that’s nerds for you.

Andrew P Street’s writing for the Sydney Morning Herald. If you’ve not been reading his column (It appears on the website Sunday through Thursday), this this piece (Written in the wake of last November’s attacks in Paris) is the place to start.

Star Wars: Episode 8 starting production. 34 seconds of footage should not make me so happy. Furthermore, the mid season trailer for Star Wars: Rebels which kept upping the awesome factor. A Sith Holocron! Yoda! “Call me Old Master…” VADER. *Tingles*

That there’s a new Conan RPG being Kickstarted. It’s taken a lot of willpower not to go “SHUT UP BY CROM AND TAKE MY MONEY!” That and the fact it’s a system where the To-Hit check is rolling low. Given my luck with dice, I CAN’T FAIL.

The score to Highlander. Not the Queen score mind you, which is fantastic, but Michael Kamen’s orchestral work. Listen to this and tell me you don’t want to stand on a mist enshrouded mountain holding a huge sword and striking a pose. You can’t can you?

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Things I Dislike:

The comments. Yeah, there’s a shock.

The lack of Book 3 of The Kingkiller Chronicles. Though as much as I may complain, I’m happy for Patrick Rothfuss to write at his own pace. If that means we get a less stressed author and a better book, I’m OK with that. (I also feel the same way about the next instalments of A Song of Ice and Fire, Peter Grant and Locke Lamora .)

My latest con game. I’m not grumbling about that, I enjoy writing them, more the research. You see, the PC’s in this one are Fox News anchors, and that means actually having to watch that diabolical channel. *shudders* This dirt, it won’t come off…

No shortage of other things. It’s perfectly summed up in a First Dog on the Moon shirt,  specifically this one. I haven’t seen a piece of clothing that so summed me up in well, ever.

The fact that I just realised I’ve not used Mark Sheppard as an NPC in any of my games. Sure, most of mine of late have been historical swashbucklers, but still, that’s an oversight I need to correct. Also, I now want to watch Leverage again and DAMNIT TOO MANY SHOWS NOT ENOUGH TIME. *sigh*

 

There’s 2 kinds of people in the world my friend…

 Tonight’s Deadlands session, a brief recap. Also, an illustrative lesson in why dice hate me.
 
We’ve gone to burn out some cultists (Who’ve been sacrificing to a fertilty demon in the wheat fields). After some Anarchist Shandy’s (AKA molotov cocktails) have been thrown and those of us who’ve failed haven’t set ourselves on fire, the cultists rush at us.My Huckster decides to cast a couple of bolts at them, and boosts the damage. Since it’s an expensive spell, I decide to Deal with the Devil for the points. It does… not go well.

Out comes the Backlash table, which results in the spell doing damage to me.That takes off my right arm  in the magical explosion (Sadly no green flame), and the next round I fail my save and die. On the bright side, it took the 2 cultists with me, with the only other casualty being my horse. I also fail the card draw to have my character return as Harrowed, which is a mixed blessing. That’s an improvement, which the players in my 4th Ed game can tell you about. Jokes about how the explosive cards fell back down my sleeve follow, many of them made by me.

So, I’m currently deciding between a martial artist (Because their powers don’t cause backlash and The Warriors Way is a fantastic film) or gunslinger for my next character, and not at all cause I now have Bon Jovi’s Wanted Dead or Alive stuck in my head.