Jun
27
2016
7

…So they’re really gonna make a D&D film, then?

They’re casting for it, at least.  I may be getting old; the article assumes that I of course know who Ansel Engort is – and I don’t, particularly.  Or, more accurately, I kind of know; I just don’t really care, much.

Let me be honest with you: I don’t know whether you can put together a meaningful, decent, while still generic Dungeons & Dragons movie.  I could believe that you could sustain a good flick by drawing from Greyhawk, or Forgotten Realms, or – listen for the people going ‘ooh’ – Ravenloft. But generic D&D is, well, generic fantasy at this point. Why buy the license if you’re just going to reference the rules-set?

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Jun
24
2016
1

Tweet of the Day, This Is Quite Clever edition.

I like it.

Jun
23
2016
10
Jun
17
2016
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Bizarre concept: Catspace.

Don’t ask.  Really, no, don’t ask.  I know that it’s strange, but it was also a distraction.

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Jun
15
2016
1

The ‘Sword Interval’ Kickstarter.

I’m going to pause in my archive-dive into Sword Interval long enough to point out its Kickstarter:

As you can see, Sword Interval is all about the professional monster hunting. What draws my pleased attention to it is the world-building, which reminds me in some way of Pacific Rim‘s (that’s a compliment, mind you).  I’m struck by the way the artist shows humanity quietly taking into account the way that monsters are part of their world now; it’s very satisfying on a visual level.  Check it out.

Jun
11
2016
4

‘Dragonborn.’

This would make a great opera number. A great Warhammer 40K opera number.

Jun
11
2016
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‘Danger Zone.’

Two songs tonight!  Because I didn’t get to do one last night.  This isn’t COMPLETELY about the Amazon links.

Jun
10
2016
1

The HPLHS “The White Tree: A Tale of Inspector Legrasse” trailer.

I am looking forward to this.

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Jun
07
2016
1

THe AlternateHistoryHub YouTube channel.

Via Constant Reader BigGator5 comes this YouTube channel: AlternateHistoryHub . Despite the name, the dude who does this also looks at events that aren’t just alternate history. For example, this video on the 17th century Beaver Wars is excellent stuff:

Not least because it’s not even remotely sentimental about what happened (short version: the Iroquois conquered a large section of the Ohio region, solely to get access to beaver furs).  I’ve been flipping through various videos on the site for about an hour now, and there’s good stuff on that channel.  Worth it to check it out, methinks.

Jun
05
2016
9

Tweet of the Day, Why Must It Always Be Skynet? edition.

Now, this story is pretty awesome:

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Jun
02
2016
2

Book of the Week: Last Call.

Tim Powers is always a reliable person to read, of course: and Last Call is undoubtedly the go-to book if you ever want to read about how Las Vegas, poker, the Tarot, Bugsy Siegel and the Fisher King are related.  …And if you never realized that you wanted to read about all of that, well, today’s your lucky day.

 

And so, adieu to The Awesome.

May
27
2016
1

The ‘Morgan’ Teaser trailer.

I’m starting to get the impression that Ridley Scott feels that multinational corporations should not be involved in any sort of scientific research.

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