Once again, the Picks of the Week will be postponed due to baseball.
Monthly Archives: October 2013
My greatest fear is that the Red Sox do not wrap up the series Wednesday, and it goes to a rain delayed game 7, thus stopping me from starting NaNoWriMo properly.
I would consider myself a casual gamer. This is mostly because I just have never really had a big opportunity to participate in games. Growing up, I lived in a neighborhood that did not have a lot of kids. This meant that any games that I wanted to play, Monopoly, Checkers, even card games like Go Fish were usually with my parents (mostly my mom) or a special occasion.
This situation did not get much better as I grew up.
And, sadly, still persists to this day. Now, my biggest issue is that most of the people I know are from work. Nearly all of them do not share my enthusiasm to spend a couple of hours playing a board game, and certainly not the ones that I would want to play.
I have begun to look for other casual gamers through Meetup.com, but once again, work becomes an issue. I work nights and have an odd work week, which means while many groups are meeting on Friday nights and Saturdays to have a little fun, I’m at work. And when I’m off, they are at work.
It doesn’t help that thanks to TableTop on Youtube, I’ve seen how a lot of these games play and want to play them that much more.
Somehow I will have to work this out… after November, that’s National Novel Writing Month time.
I have written how I feel about zombies in the past. So many times, I have seen zombie stories lose track of what is important, the people affected by the zombie outbreak. In telling stories about the zombie horde, creators tend to allow character development to fall off, leaving the main (living) characters to become flat, almost like the zombies they are fighting against. I’ve seen it happen with the recent World War Z movie, and with the multitude of Night of the Living Dead knock off tales that seem to gain more attention around this time of the year.
That is not to say that there are not a few good zombie stories. You just have to find them, and that can sometimes take a little work.
I have finally had a chance to play Gloom. And, though I lost (came in third, to be exact), I had fun playing it.
Helpful hint: Do not hold back on the storytelling. This is what makes the game.
For October’s last Saturday Song, I figured I would call upon an artist that I had used last year.
The only difference between the songs that I picked from Alice Cooper last year and this one is that there is a healthy dose of sex mised in with all the creepy imagery.
So, for the last October Saturday Song, here’s Alice Cooper’s Poison.
I just asked you to do one thing, to stay awake and watch me and to wake me up if it looked like I was having a bad dream, and what did you do, you shit?
Nancy (played by Heather Langenkamp)
Nightmare on Elm Street
- A Nightmare On Elm Street: 10 Hottest Freddy Krueger Victims (jarviscity.com)
- The Women of Elm Street: Nancy Thompson (ladygeekgirl.wordpress.com)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Film Review (smallerthangalaxies.wordpress.com)
- Horror Movie Spotlight : A Nightmare On Elm Street (punchnerds.com)
Due to Game one of the World Series, this week’s picks will not be picked.
Have I mentioned how much I hate baseball yet?
With Halloween nearly upon us, it seemed a bit fitting that I should catch up on some of the horror DVDs that I have piled up and haven’t watched yet. It seemed fitting I should do that, except that I went with the Rob Zombie remake of Halloween that I picked up on sale.
I do have to say that I didn’t think it was bad. I didn’t think it was to the level of the original, but it wasn’t bad.