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Lonely Winter Nights

Jye is elsewhere tonight. I had house stuff to do.

But that being done, I'm now watching the Dungeons and Dragons movie for the first time. I must admit, I found it objectionably bad to begin with, but as it had progressed, I find myself warming to it. As disappointed with myself as I was, I think I have realised why...

All of the actors look like DnD players. All of the items, effects, spells, archetecture and the like are true to DnD. It's like I'm sitting in on someone else's session - like I'm watching another team of players and a GM run through a module. Right down to the botched rolls, the in jokes, and the cliches.

And there are Beholders. That's just cool. A geeky sort of cool, but cool none-the-less.

********UPDATE*********

A theif with a longsword taking on a blackguard with a greatsword? That's comedy gold for you!

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morsla
Apr. 5th, 2004 04:46 am (UTC)
Did the house mysteriously start to smell like pizza as the film wore on? Have you discovered empty coke cans and stray jaffas under the couch? :P

Beholders would make it more interesting, I guess. I haven't seen it yet, but I guess I'd wait until seeing a giant eyeball before running out of the room, if I walked in and saw it on the TV :)
the_shnook
Apr. 5th, 2004 05:03 am (UTC)
i liked how the guy who played the dwarf didn't show up to every session, so that explains why he just disappears and re-appears.
miss_rynn
Apr. 5th, 2004 05:06 am (UTC)
I like how all the NPCs have the same tone of voice and expression, like the GM just couldn't be bothered giving them all their own real personalities and identities. Heh.
the_shnook
Apr. 5th, 2004 06:50 am (UTC)
its a small world....
my ex housemate knew a guy who claimed that he used to date the mage from the movie. We doubted him quite openly, then he sent us pictures of them together..... he really did. Well, I guess someone had to go out with her, and its not like she is a real celebrity or anything.

Good luck with the game, I really want to catch up soon! When do you have time free from School?
miss_rynn
Apr. 5th, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)
Re: its a small world....
So, catching up, eh? Are you up for a session of DDR and coffee (or other such drink) before I leave for Japan? I'm thinking of making an occasion of it, you see.
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