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Beware the Creeper!

Iain's life as a psychotic crimefighter


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Weekend alone

well kind of.

murasaki_1966 went to see her parents, so I could go with her, or see some of the Ferksters in a new horror film The 7th Hunt - which was having its premiere screening at the Chauvel Cinema.

Whilst it was good to catch up with Mal, Liv (who is in some of the other plays that Relics is touring with), Chris, Matt, Lauren and Kathy (ie. half the cast of Gone Bush) the film itself was, well, not to my taste. Very much of the torture porn genre with no logic, or story or characters to recommend it. What I generally describe as a very long sit.

Honestly - it's great that people can pool their resources and fight their battles and get a feature film made off their own bat - but does it have to be such a tedious, sadistic mess? Mind you, that probably makes it a perfect ticket to Hollywood.

At least some of the performances were good (as I would have expected.) Liv's was especially notable, considering most of her screen time was spent hanging from a pipe whilst Mal rearranged her internal organs with a hunting knife. Yes, it's that kind of film - the term that occurs to me is nearporn. Made for prurient reasons, but coated with a thin veneer of narrative disguising it enough to slip into the mainstream distribution channels.

Today, ashamel, kylaw and Jason (who's not on lj as far as I know) came over so they could introduce to me (finally) to the Fantasy Flight version of Fury of Dracula. I'd played the original Games Workshop version sometime ago, and ebayed my copy (to verb a noun) so I was interested in seeing how the revised version played. It was a bit clunky for my taste (rules still needed to be referred to during play, some book-keeping was missed etc) but on the whole it was fun, especially when Mina Harker finally caught up with Dracula in Dublin and beat the living crap out of him, armed only with a crucifix and her fists.

We finished off with a three player game of Pandemic, which was fun (we managed to save the world, even without the help of the Medic and the Scientist.) I'm still not entirely sure that Pandemic isn't a team-building exercise disguised as a game.

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Sorry I couldn't make it. My internal organs had other ideas. :(

I'm not sorry I didn't make it. Even the description of the trailer put me off. I'm sorry I missed meeting everyone, but I'll see them again sometime soon.

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