|Back Issue Mountain: Three-and-a-half months of unread comics to assail|
As you've hopefully gathered by now, things are getting back to normal around here and I've returned (for the moment) to five posts a day on HeroPress to build up some momentum.
Part of this can be attributed to the fact that the issue with my vision/new glasses seems to have settled down and the other day - for the first time in months - I actually read a comic book cover-to-cover without a break.
However, having gone over three months without really reading any of my regular new comic book arrivals means I have quite the mountain of unread issues to climb (see the picture above).
This is quite daunting and I have, instead, found myself preferring to pick up a novel to read.
I'm also not sure I fully appreciated, when I signed up to Tim's October Horror Movie Challenge, what a monumental task it would be to watch and review a horror movie each day while still doing everything else (admittedly much of 'everything else' involves keeping abreast of all my regular TV shows).
But, that said, it is a very satisfying and rewarding experience. I may not actually post a review every day, but I'm still ahead on the required count and optimistic I'll see the challenge through to Halloween.
I am in awe of Tim's ability to watch two or three movies a day sometimes, review them at The Other Side, hold down a full-time job, spend time with his family etc
My indecision over gaming still continues, as I vacillate from one idea to the next and back again (often several times a day).
As I've said before, I had one idea (involving a very simple rules set) that I was quite excited about, but - as always - I've started to doubt myself.
I'm not 100 percent convinced by the flexibility of the rules system to entertainingly emulate the types of adventures and opponents I had in mind for that particular campaign.
This has led to investigations of other games systems and settings.
I'm trying to stick to games I own, rather than race down the rabbit hole of "but there's this system which sounds great" or "there's this new game coming to Kickstarter that could meet all your needs".
I may even end up reverting to my DIY Frankengame, but then I'd have to craft a decent fantasy world for it (tied to all the races, places etc referenced in the game's background material and rules) that I was satisfied with.
And world-building isn't a strength of mine.
But at the moment, I've got films to watch and write-up, a novel to finish reading (and then an entire library to work through), and several months worth of comics to crack on with.
As well as keep up a regular flow of articles on HeroPress.