April 25th, 2011


I Ain't 'Fraid Of No Impossible Astronaut!

There was some productivity hidden in the weekend, but nothing really worth discussing. Just quietly chugging along on various projects. Instead, the most interesting parts of this weekend consisted of a Friday night gaming binge, and Sunday night's watching of the Doctor Who season premiere.

Who Ya Gonna Call?

So I spent Friday night from approximately 7:00 p.m. until about 4:00 a.m. consuming Ghostbusters: The Game. Hard to believe this thing's been out for two years now; harder to believe that after all the internet squeeing about it leading up to release, post-release there just hasn't been much said on the subject. Everyone seems to have liked it, but nobody seems to have loved it ... and once Portal came out, everybody but diehard ghostheads (is there a consensus on what you call the Ghostbusters fandom?) forgot about it, apparently.

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Still, it was fun enough to make me stay up to 4:00 a.m. playing it, so it musta had something going for it, right? And it did give me some cool inspirations for my campaign, which was the intended purpose, so mission accomplished there. :)

The Doctor Meets Richard Nixon, and Other Crazyness
The other cool bit was watching "The Impossible Astronaut," the first adventure of the new Doctor Who season. It certainly opened with a bang! They're going to have to work hard to make the payoff match the opener, tho. I am glad to see another of the !TARDIS ships from "The Lodger" make an appearance -- hopefully they'll explain just what the deal is with those. Presumably it's related to the whole "silence will fall" motif, but just how remains to be seen.

Good stuff! :)

Unfortunately, now it's back to work. Alas!

Oh! Before I go, this week is show prep week for the next episode of The Short Story Geeks Podcast ... so if you have anything you'd like to hear us cover or if you have feedback for last week's show, now's the time to tell me (either in comments or e-mail at thegneech@gmail.com). Thanks!

-The Gneech