Friday night Nik, Kate, and I went to see the Simpsons movie. I had gotten about 3 hours of sleep the night before so I was really tired and didn’t think I was going to make it to a 9:40 movie. I realized after work that if I went home though I’d immediately fall asleep. So I went to the Eliot Bay Bookstore for awhile, had dinner in the International dinner, and then hooked up with Kate and Nik for the movie. I’m glad we went. I had no trouble staying awake because the movie kept me laughing throughout. I had seen some bitchy reviews that morning talking about how the Simpsons movie was 12 years too late. Screw the critics; it’s really funny. Yes, Homer is a bigger jerk than he’s ever been before, but whatever. They need a plot that would carry on for a lot longer than a 22 minute episode so I was willing to go with it. And the whole Spiderpig thing was undeniable stupid and yet I keep laughing at it.
Saturday afternoon my secondary game group got together for the first time since May so we could finish the first story arc of our Spirit of the Century game. We had a climactic confrontation with a Russian agent over (what else?) a volcano. We expected to just off the guy but I was able to use my marksmanship and my knowledge of pressure points gleaned from kung fu training to paralyze the villain with throwing knives. So we ended this story and now have a prisoner to interrogate to lead to lead us to the next. Tim is also talking about starting some kind of scifi campaign that would alternate with SotC. I may also get crazy and try running something short at some point.
Sunday I worked on GR stuff all day. With GenCon approaching and a veritable avalanche of stuff at print now, there’s a lot to do. I did get around to watching the Flags of Our Fathers DVD I got a couple of months ago in a set with Letters from Iwo Jima. I liked it just as much on a second viewing.