And I have to respect his sentiments as he expressed them at the end of the A.V. Club I linked to above:
"There's no reality to Hollywood. The fees they pay directors are obnoxious, the money they spend on movies could feed entire starving African... I mean, fuck 'em. I made a few bucks and got out. I don't want to spend the rest of my life with those people. They're disgusting people, and you can quote me on that. There's a lot of great talent there, but it's no place I wanted to spend much time. I'd rather spend time with Rembrandt and Goya at home. They're better company than those schmucks who never read Lord Of The Rings."
The second gaming opinion of today is about the GameScience 5-piece Zocchi Pack I bought from Gamestation via Amazon. Remember in my last post when I said I totally didn't have to buy these funky dice . . . The smallest print on the back of the package warns "A mold-point blemish is to be expected on each die as a result of the casting process." And they ain't kidding. One face on the d24 had a lump on it that would seriously affect the die's rollability, which is kind of ironic for a dice company that subtitles itself Precision Gaming Dice and crows endlessly about the "true-ness" of their (rather unattractive and expensive) dice. They do advise you of the mold-point blemishes where you can read it before purchase (I don't believe the message was included in the Amazon listing, however), so that's fair play, but what about the lines that blemish that faces of all the dice? I don't know what causes them or what they're called, but I know I've never seen them on any other dice in 25 years of fiddling with dice on a regular basis. Granted, it's been mostly the same dice during that time, but it was still an unwelcome surprise. Again, I could easily have seen the blemishes before purchase if I had bought them from a store, so that will be my lesson for today: SUPPORT YOUR FRIENDLY LOCAL GAME STORE.