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2018 in films, TV, Books & Games

Ok there’s (checks watch) 16 hours to go but here’s my cultural journey in 2018.

Read

  1. All star superman
  2. The lazy dungeon master
  3. Spike – Rene Carayol
  4. WG Graces last case – William Rushton
  5. Why employees don’t do what they’re supposed to do and what to do about it – Ferdinand F. Fournies
  6. Sexual Life in Ancient Egypt – LISA Manniche
  7. The Chaco War 1932-35 Alejandro de Quesada, Philip Jowett and Ramiro Bujeiro
  8. Aircrew – Bruce Lewis
  9. Frigate – John Wingate
  10. Conan the Valorous – John Maddox Roberts
  11. Sector General – James White
  12. The Gold Coast – Kim Stanley Robinson
  13. How to talk to girls at parties – Neil Gaiman Fabio Moon Gabriel Ba
  14. Wonder Woman Conan – Gail Simone Aaron Loptesti Matt Ryan Wendy Broome
  15. Dungeons & Dragons – Dark Sun – ianto’s Toom
  16. Batman Elmer Fudd – king weeks Vaughan’s kindzierski strachan
  17. Case of Charles Dexter ward – lovecraft & culbard
  18. Love craft anthology volume 1
  19. Lovecraft anthology volume 2
  20. At the mountains of madness – Lovecraft & culbard
  21. Deadbeats – Lackey fiefer & culbard
  22. A shadow out of time – Lovecraft & culbard
  23. The Gorn Crisis – Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta Igor Kordey
  24. De Gaulle – Jean Lacouture (started)

Films watched

  1. The last Jedi
  2. Taken
  3. Taken 2
  4. The Final Programme
  5. Villain
  6. Free fire
  7. Mind horn
  8. Kill list
  9. Coco
  10. Aladdin (Disney)
  11. Taken 3
  12. Despicable Me 2
  13. Death of a Gentleman
  14. Primal force (ron Perlman v baboons)
  15. poltergeist
  16. The signalman
  17. Early man (missed 5 minutes getting a coffee)
  18. The devil rides out
  19. Wonder Woman
  20. Cloverfield paradox
  21. A futile and stupid gesture
  22. Sinister squad
  23. Sorcerer
  24. The other woman
  25. The hallow
  26. The facility
  27. There is a mountain between us
  28. Peter Rabbit
  29. Paddington 2
  30. Blood of the Vampire
  31. The Colony
  32. The justice league
  33. The girl on the train
  34. Batman v Dracula
  35. Dragonheart
  36. Defence of the realm
  37. They who dare
  38. Dr Strange
  39. The week of
  40. Damnation Alley
  41. Fun Mom dinner
  42. Guardians of the galaxy 2
  43. The Greatest Showman
  44. Logan lucky
  45. (Second half) Mirror Mirror (Snow White meets Ocean 7 Dwarfs …)
  46. The good die young (Stanley baker noir)
  47. Black panther
  48. Hands of the Ripper
  49. Big trouble in little China
  50. Never let go (Peter Sellers as corrupt car dealer)
  51. Lockout
  52. Lucy
  53. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  54. DC: New Frontiers
  55. The Death of Stalin
  56. The Commuter
  57. Horrid Henry : the movie
  58. Clash of the titans (new one)
  59. Ring of bright water
  60. Assault on precinct 13
  61. 100 rifles
  62. Man from uncle
  63. 16 blocks
  64. A Hill in Korea
  65. The Reckoning
  66. McCabe and Mrs miller
  67. Shampoo
  68. Kung Fu Panda
  69. Kung Fu Panda 2
  70. Tad The Explorer and the secret of king Midas
  71. Ponyo
  72. The Great Wall
  73. Conan the barbarian (2011)
  74. Clash of the titans (original )
  75. The Mummy: tomb of the dragon emperor
  76. 10 cloverfield Lane
  77. The Reptile
  78. Night of the demon
  79. Labyrinth
  80. Exists (Bigfoot found footage horror)
  81. Dead pool 2
  82. Fright Night (2012)
  83. Rogue (2007) (jaws as croc)
  84. Creepshow
  85. I feel pretty
  86. Bohemian rhapsody
  87. Emoji Movie
  88. One million years BC (original)
  89. Daybreakers
  90. Gods of Egypt
  91. The Christmas chronicles
  92. The Magnet
  93. The Meg
  94. Attack of the 50 foot woman (1993)
  95. Curse of the Crimson Altar (see it before not sure when)
  96. The Ship that died of shame (Film Of year smuggler post war noir)
  97. Ralph wrecks the internet
  98. Tinker bell and the legend of the neverbeast
  99. (Intermittently) the Lego Movie
  100. All the marbles
  101. The jungle book (CGI/live action)
  102. The Cat People
  103. Curse of the Cat People
  104. Battle Beyond the Stars
  105. Philomena

TV Shows watched

  1. The good place
  2. Star Trek discovery
  3. Brittania
  4. Two doors down
  5. Black lightening
  6. Some eps ‘ the looming towers’
  7. Santa Clarita Diet season 2
  8. The wild wild country
  9. A very English scandal
  10. Brooklyn 99
  11. Unbreakable krimmy schimdt (season 4 part 1)
  12. The flash
  13. Super girl
  14. Legends of tomorrow
  15. Germaine Bloody Greer
  16. Brooklyn 99 seasons 1-4
  17. Disenchanted
  18. Killjoys S1 & S2 to ep 7 (then taken off before caught up)
  19. The bodyguard
  20. Star Trek original series : the arena, balance of terror
  21. Toys that made us : Star Trek , He Man
  22. Killing Eve (series of the year)
  23. Norsemen (series 1 & 2)
  24. Inside number 9 live
  25. Being Cary Grant
  26. Black Hollywood : they’ve got to have us (3/3)
  27. Little drummer girl (1st 2 eps)
  28. Informer
  29. She-Ra and the princesses of power
  30. Some Troll hunters
  31. A grand day out
  32. The wrong trousers
  33. Mrs Wilson
  34. Vikings (BBC4 documentary)
  35. The Sinner (2 eps)
  36. Watership Down
  37. Mark Kermode Secrets of Cinema : Christmas
  38. Agatha and the Truth of Murder
  39. Worlds strongest man
  40. Ninja warrior UK
  41. Lego masters
  42. Ghost story for Christmas: the dead room
  43. Al Murray’s greatest British war films
  44. The ABC Murders
  45. World’s Strongest Man
  46. Cricket
  47. Tranmere play off

Games played

  1. CoC 7th ed & 3rd Ed
  2. Flashing blades (naturally )
  3. White box
  4. Gangbusters
  5. Boothill
  6. Pendragon PBEM
  7. Cthulhu hack
  8. The black hack
  9. Advanced fighting fantasy
  10. MSPE
  11. T&T
  12. Mythras
  13. Price of freedom
  14. Heroquest Glorantha
  15. Hero kids
  16. War of 1812
  17. Khan of khans
  18. Top trumps (Liverpool, monster, tanks)
  19. Finding dory junior monopoly
  20. Don’t rock the boat
  21. Chess
  22. Family business
  23. Pharaos

2019 Plans

For 2019 I think read more, watch less, play more, run games a little less. Conventions I’m going to be at:

Convergence 1-3,Mar 2019 (2 Mar)

Devacon III 27 April

Grogmeet 8-10 November

Convention scenarios will be:

  • Cross of Irn Brew a seven samurai / battle beyond the stars Very British Civil War fighter pilot scenario protecting the Isle of Man.
  • A chance to demonstrate Flashing Blades of course
  • Weasel’s Revenge a TMNT Wind in the Willow’s class war sequel – possibly set in 1977.
  • Perhaps dust of my Rogue Trooper game
  1. Continue Pendragon PBEM – fast forwarding 5 years so get into boy king period by end of year.
  2. Continue & resolve Pink Gins & Googlies (May break it up over the year.)
  3. Continue & resolve Ballots & Bullets at Lunchtime Lairs
  4. Return to Flashing Blades
  5. Develop and maybe start ‘GURPs Aftermath Tenerife’ by end of the year

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