The latest addition to the Star Wars franchise is hands down the most divisive movie yet, and possibly the most divisive geek movie ever created. You either hated the prequels or thought they were “ok, necessary for the story”. You either LOVED Rogue One or fell asleep until the last half hour. You either love The Last Jedi or you hate it. After countless comments and debates online I decided to put all of my thoughts together in one place.
Welcome to 2017! I have a few friends doing these “Life Report” style blogs, where they have catchy titles, list their goals, and use the interwebz to keep them accountable. I would like to do that, and I have access to interwebz, and people! I don’t have a catchy title, so since I’ve been playing D&D lately I figured why not do this like I’m gaining XP and leveling up? That also fits with the book I’m reading, again, called the Nerdist Way! More on that later.…
2016 is over. For many, it was a tough year. I would have to say it was the hardest, most stressful year of my life. I’m going to leave all of the celebrity deaths, outbreaks of racism and violence, and the election to the “pro bloggers” and news outlets. I don’t want to solely focus on 2016 being a giant dumpster fire set off in my back yard with a fuse of dynamite strung to my roof. I’ve devoted the second half of this blog to the good things that have happened, so if you want that just skip to the end 🙂
As I sit here, in my geek bar, drinking a Vulcan Red IPA from my Wesley Crusher pint, I reflect on what got me here. It’s the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek airing on TV and I have to say without that show my life would have been drastically different. Cliche, I know, but true.
This year, I thought I’d do something a little different. VIDEO! *electronic dance thumps*
Keep reading under the video for more about our 2016 GenCon trip 🙂
GenCon was super weird for us this year. For the first time ever not only did we not have roommates, but we had a full on suite! The no roommates was kinda sad to us (we love Crystal and Chad!) but having a dining room and two bathrooms really let us host games without having to hunt the fetid halls for enough chairs together to get a game going.
This year also made me realize just how much I don’t get to game, or relax, on a regular basis. I’d say most of our convention was sleeping. We were THAT exhausted. For the first year ever we never went into the open gaming halls, the second story of the convention center, or really anywhere else besides the dealer hall and Scotty’s. Working 72 hours a week for an extended period definitely took it’s toll. But, that also means you guys didn’t get a lot of the experience via my video! I am sad about that, and plan to rectify that next year.
I hope you enjoy the small glimpse of GenCon I was able to provide! This is seriously about 1/10th of what goes on and if you love gaming, you owe it to yourself grab your dice bag and visit one year.