This is where I talk pop culture things that catch my interest.
A thing that has occurred to me. I play a number of MMO’s. I play them for two reasons. One, my career path requires a certain amount of keeping on top of things, and more importantly, I want to play with my friends. That is the point of an MMO, to me. MMO’s are rarely as much fun solo, as a good single player game. I want to play with other people, preferably with ones I know.
Do you ever look at a TV show or a movie, and think to yourself, I could absolutely play in that world? Plenty of gamers do. I suppose it is the same sort of inspiration that fan fiction writers get. There is something about looking at a well-formed world, that makes you want to play there.
I saw the Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey. It is good, very good in fact. It is not perfect, but very few things are. I like how they handled the added elements and from everything I know about Tolkien’s middle earth, which is actually quite a lot, they did not stray over much from the cannon found in appendices and his other writings. It was nice watching Sylvester McCoy playing Radagast. He is a lively and expressive actor, which I suppose you need for that sort of character. All the actors are good, and while there is just an edge of too much silly at times, it doesn’t quite cross the line. I…