Grace told IndieWire that he undertook the ambitious fan edit project in part to unwind from his newest role in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. Grace indicated that he felt stressed from having to portray white supremacist David Duke, and diving into Tolkien’s cinematic world was something of a version of therapy. (He also shared his belief that The Hobbit shouldn’t have been so greatly expanded upon for the big screen in the first place
Yesterday’s writing was the podcast page, if you haven’t noticed, I finally go that up and running!
So, reading through all the news that came across my feed today, the world is a mess. More than normal. That probably won’t change in the near future. So instead today, I’m just going to leave you with something to make you happy. A youtuber who I love put together this amazing medley of music from Super Mario. This is also a great reminder how astonishingly beautiful the music from Super Mario Galaxy is:
The trailer for season 3 of Eastsiders looks great (and even includes a stop in Pittsburgh)! But sadly, Colby Keller is in it, so I may not watch it because of that (although I think this was filmed before he was doubling down on his white privilege):
Alright, let’s see what we have today. First up, Run For Your Lives is coming up. I did it last year as a zombie and it’s a great time, if you want to join me as a zombie (or meet up afterwards at the party), let me know:
Robyn Miller talked about Myst at this year’s GDC. A good friend was at the talk and sent me notes right after it ended and I am forever jealous. Forever.
I saw this on Facebook, and giggled. You know, since I’m five:
So far, I’ve been as impressed as I can be with the new Pope. He’s even reached out specifically to the Church of England, and it rumored that he will be the honorary chair of the 2018 Lambeth Conference (although honestly, those are contentious enough as it is, it may cause a lot of added drama). Guess we’ll have to see what the new Archbishop of Canturbery will do as well.
The man who is Virginia’s attorney general, and running for Governor, is arguing that sodomy should remain illegal in their state. And just so you know, even though anti-sodomy laws have been struck down by the Supreme Court because they were only used to invade the privacy and prosecute the LGBT community, it technically is any non procreative sex. Strangely, he won’t answer any questions about his own sex life when asked, you know, just to see if he’s complying with the laws he’s fighting to keep on the books.
And lastly, awesome video showcasing music from the Legend of Zelda: