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*

 

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