Jeribon

Update 2019 May 8: Here’s Jeribon’s 3rd-level character sheet. I’m getting back into D&D, hopefully, and I’m starting with Jeribon, a gnomish rogue. In the best traditions of the Internet, I’ve just stolen this image (from http://wow.blizzgame.ru/gallery/hazlow-mudshuggle-by-matt-cavotta/ ) until I can figure out one for myself. Backstory Jeribon was a young gnome at the time […]

Movies 2019

Aquaman (12/27/2018)Bumblebee (1/3/2019)Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2/16/2019, Google Play)Captain America: The First Avenger (3/15/2019, rewatch, amazon rental)Captain America: The Winter Soldier (3/16/2019, rewatch, amazon rental)Captain America: Civil War (3/17/2019, rewatch, amazon)Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (3/20/2019, amazon rental)Captain Marvel (3/21/2019, AMC Southroads)Little (4/22/2019, B&B Starworld)Avengers Endgame (4/29/3019, B&B Starworld)SHAZAM! (5/17/2019, B&B Starworld)

America is a Choice

It’s been two years since I woke up to a country I didn’t recognize, and I’ve spent a lot of time wrestling with what that means.  I suspect that won’t be ending any time soon. Over the course of this administration, my social media feeds have been peppered with reactions to outrages that were virtually […]

The best thing about The Last Jedi

I finally got to see The Last Jedi (after two previous failed attempts, both amazingly sold out afternoon shows, a month after the premier).  I liked it a lot.  My personal rankings of the “main” Star Wars movies is now something like The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars (A New Hope) The Force Awakens The Last Jedi […]

The power of the dark side

[amazon_link asins=’0785192557,0785192565,0785199772,0785199780,0785197893′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’gilroy0-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0a4327d5-eb7a-11e7-a142-c169eec473c4′] No, this is not a political post.  🙂 I absolutely tore through the omnibus Kindle editions of the Darth Vader comic (one of several in the rebooted Marvel line).  I guess it really paid off for Amazon to make Volume 1 free to Prime members because it hooked me fast.  I […]

Facetious blueprint

An AI researcher (Kai-Fu Lee) has written an article (“A Blueprint for Coexistence with Artificial Intelligence”) that fails at its own goal, spectacularly.  He assures us we need not end up in the dystopias so common in movies and literature.  And I wanted to his assurances to be convincing, because I happen to feel the […]