#818

8:57 pm, Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Jones and I just got back from seeing Shrek the Third at the new Fairchild Cinemas theater here in Pasco. Decent movie. Best bits: Snow White’s song, Pinocchio’s double-speak, and Shrek getting asked to the prom. Jones seemed slightly less pleased with the film, but affirmed that it was (just barely) worth seeing. The CG didn’t look any better than it was in the second one, but it was still okay. It was a little disappointing to see that the Fairchild theater (which just opened the Thursday before last) doesn’t use digital projectors. It’s not too big a deal; the picture just wasn’t as sharp and shimmied a few times.

Last night’s GURPS game ended up being a one-on-one, but I think it still turned out okay. Bobert wasn’t able to make it due to family commitments. So, basically, the game revolved around a cult that’d somehow gotten ahold of three of the magical animals from Valhalla — Sahrimnir, the boar that comes back to life every day (to feed the warriors); Gullinkambi, the rooster whose crowing resurrects dead warriors; and Heidrun, the goat who produces a healing mead. I swear it’s not as lame as it sounds. So like forty guys, lead by Otis and Tyrone (who believed themselves to be earthly incarnations of Odin and Tyr), had this bar in the middle of nowhere (near Paskenta, CA) that they used as a base of operations for their (lethal) fight club. That’s where Jones’s PC was dragged after one of the Valeries (kidnapped girls Otis used as valkyries) got him killed in a bar fight. Yadda, yadda, yadda, museum raids for Mjolnir and Gungnir, FBI showdown, betrayal, etc.

Paige submitted a bunch of awesome TotD‘s, which we desperately needed. Here’s today’s:

If you woke up one morning to find you were the last person alive on Earth, what would you do?

I guess I’d mourn humanity and play video games for a few days, then start trying to find out why everyone except me had died so suddenly. Well, actually, I’d probably start clearing dead bodies out of the important areas first. Probably fortify some location against the coming zombie attacks/alien invasion, etc. (That’s kind of what I’d expect next if I were in that situation.) I wonder if nuclear power plants will meltdown if left unattended… Eventually, I think I’d take to driving from town to town looking for answers. Isn’t that like the premise for The Stand or something? Kind of reminds me of Martin’s Riverworld GURPS game.

K, Jones and I are gonna try and play some multiplayer Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.

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