June 2018: All the Rulesets
Solitaire is on the shelf, Longspur is in the hopper, and I’ve been distracted by other things. It’s another month in the creative life around here.
Reading: I’ve recently finished Mick Herron’s London Rules, the latest Slough House novel, and I am very much in love. So much so that I went back and read the first five books in a febrile state of excitement. These are so much fun. John LeCarre and Charles Dickens doing The Office with a decided dash of hijinks and tom-foolery baked in.
Watching: Summer is here, which means lots of chase scenes and stuff blowing up. Ah, summer.
Deadpool 2 was great. Solo had some nice touches, but was hampered by the fact that we all know how it ends already. And the rest will fall in predictable line thereafter, I suppose.
Listening: Chris Randall has an new EP out of glitchy ambience. He always puts up a process blog post about how the record came to be, and the commentary is such a foreign language to me. But I dig reading about the squelchy pipes and noise beds and whatever else the fuck that Randall does to make the one thing go “bloop” and that other thing go “wheewoo.”
Playing: Lots of Terraforming Mars and Scythe. I said, in passing and not in any seriousness, that it would be cool if there was a pirates and sea monsters variant of TM, and well, there’s my distraction these days. Board game design is an interesting beast, and it’s working my brain in many new ways.