The Professional Gamer - January 4, 2019

Hello readers and Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions? Or just decide to continue going about the life they way that you have been? I want to up my game in terms of learning Spanish, spend a little more time writing each week, keep up on my running schedule, and make some sort of social media post every day. I know these aren’t the most ambitious goals, or maybe anything really life changing. But if I’ve learned anything, its that the small changes are much easier to make permanent. And that’s probably the best advice that I can give you for the new year. But, you haven’t come here to talk about New Year’s resolutions. Let’s talk about some geek stuff.

I managed to start the year not one, but two D&D sessions: one on Saturday and another on Tuesday, both for the same game. Not only did I have a lot fun, but we had a player death. And I know that probably doesn’t sound like fun, but it does happen to make stuff really interesting. Our DM is using a house-rule that character death can be resolved either through resurrection or through loss of a limb. So, we’re looking at a sorcerer with a missing leg heading into the next session. I guess we’ll see how it goes.

Later in the week, I went to see Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse, which is probably the best super hero film of the decade. (Though I may have to qualify that with the fact that I haven’t seen Black Panther yet.) Nonetheless, it is tremendous fun with great animation and a really great story. The story centers around Mile Morales, which help ground the story around more personal stakes, even while there are also the enormous superhero stakes happening concurrently. I’m so glad I was able to see this in the theater, as it was a great experience to have with the big screen and the fancy sound system. Go and see it, while you have a chance.

I happened through a YouTube video discussing The Last Airbender and how it fails as a movie and as a adaptation of its source material. Or maybe, it isn’t really an adaptation since they intentionally changed all the names and made the characters completely unrecognizable from their counterparts in the series. Anyways, you can probably guess where I’m heading with this: I’m watching Avatar: The Last Airbender again. I mean, I think I’ve watched the series something like 3 or 4 times before (which is a lot, since the series is so long), but coming back to watch these characters live their stories again is such a comfort.

I don’t really have anything more to talk about at this point, but I’m looking forward to having more fun during the New Year here. And I hope you do too! Let’s work on our goals for the year together! Have a great week and game on!