Special content lite edition
I don’t have any new confirmed gigs for the rest of March (some good ones in the pipeline for April though). So please continue to refer to the last newsletter for gig dates.
I bought the winner of the alleged Johann Hari incest fic contest some nice coffee as a prize. There was an option to include a note in the package, but it didn’t occur to me that somebody would have to handwrite this message:
The Boys Presents: Diabolical is a fun animated spinoff of Amazon Prime’s superhero show The Boys. Each episode is in a different style of animation, although they usually get extremely gory. Justin Roiland and Garth Ennis (writer of the original comic series) both contributed.
“High school kid trapped in a fantasy world based on his Dungeons & Dragons campaign” doesn’t sound like it would make for a novel that adults should read. It’s a premise that has been done almost as many times as “let’s just file the serial numbers off my Dungeon & Dragons campaign and pass it off as an epic fantasy novel”. However, Worth The Candle: Through Adversity makes the idea work just by being very engagingly written, inventive and meta. There’s a chapter where the protagonist just stares at his character sheet.
A couple of attractive young women came up to me after a gig and one of them said “My friend wants to know if you have ever played Dungeons & Dragons? Because you have Dungeon Master energy.” I assumed that was a sick burn, but then they told me their characters’ races, classes and levels. Nerds really did take over the world.
If you haven’t seen Miami Vice (2006) it’s definitely worth watching. This tweet reminded me to rewatch it:
I never got round to watching Motherland on iPlayer, but it’s on Netflix now and it’s pretty good, isn’t it?