Just got back from seeing Thor. I enjoyed it quite a bit. The mixture of science and “magic” was pleasing enough, and the rainbow bridge (all of Asgard, really) was stunningly beautiful. Plus, now we know a bit more about what the Avengers movie will focus on. No spoilers from me, though! Go see the movie and find out for yourself.
Gaming-wise, I’m entirely unsure of whether or not this “cured” my need to do a Thor/Dr. Strange-esque dimension-hopping game or whether it made my desire stronger. I’m in a strange place when it comes to gaming right now. Between the mental engagement (and exhaustion!) that has come along with the new job and a general geek malaise that was settling in just prior to returning to the working world, I’m a bit at sea. I want to want to focus my energies on geek stuff, but I don’t actually want to. Anybody else know where I’m coming from?
I think, perhaps more than anything, I’ve burned out on fantasy for the moment. Pure, unadulterated Sword & Sorcery and/or Tolkien-style D&D-style fantasy, at least. I might need to find some kind of hybrid thang to tickle my fancy for a bit. I was definitely heading in that direction to begin with (witness Tlactoztlan and Nogoloth). And, of course, things like November Company and my weird psychedelic science fiction itch (along with the aforementioned superhero musings) have been leading me away from the cornerstone of the hobby (and the old school blogging community ) as well. I’m just plain at a loss and I find it frustrating as all hell.
So once again, please forgive the sparseness of my posts, gentle readers. I’m sure I’ll shake the malaise eventually. Meanwhile, enjoy some truly classic God of Thunder action: