The Professional Gamer - November 9, 2015

This has been an especially fun week for me, with two activities really dominating my geeky life this week.  For that reason, I'm going to change up my usual article format in order to focus more on those two activities. 

Mad Max: Fury Road: This movie came out earlier this year, and continuing in my long absence from the cinema (the only movies I've seen at a theater have been The Hobbit series).  This has to mark one occasion in which I am thoroughly ambivalent about missing a film in theater.  On one hand, the movie was a spectacle that could certainly be improved by a theater screen and sound system.  On the other hand, the whole thing could have become rather overwhelming very quickly.  Regardless, the movie was really great, with interesting character development among the protagonists.  I enjoy how, although they certainly share a common enemy, are not immediately ready to cooperate.  Also, the fact that there is a diverse cast really adds to the storytelling.  I especially loved the Vuvalini who make an appearance later in the movie.  The action is well paced, with periods of calm and narrative interspersed throughout.  If, like me, you haven't taken time for this movie yet, I recommend that you get to it soon.

Welcome to Night Vale Live: I also went to see a live version of Welcome to Night Vale.  The live performance included musical guest Eliza Rickman, who performed several songs prior to the main event, as well as performing as "The Weather".  Per request by the performers, I'm not going to reveal much about the plot of the episode.  I will only say that it involves murder most foul.  Keep an eye out to see if the WTNV crew is headed to your town, and pick up some tickets.  There was some great audience participation, and a whole lot of fun along the way.

 The Welcome to Night Vale cast and musical guest Eliza Rickman.

The Welcome to Night Vale cast and musical guest Eliza Rickman.

That's all that I have for this week.  Have a great week and game on!