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27 June 2014 @ 08:02 am
Friday Fun Stuff: Music and and D&D Movies  
I believe i discovered SJ Tucker over a year ago at BayCon. I stumbled across her in the dealer's room and bought a CD or two on spec. *cough* And then i proceeded to forget i had them for about six months until i saw her performing as part of Tricky Pixie at Convolution =P

At which point i had a cascading series of realizations that A: she's awesome, B: hey hasn't Seanan McGuire mentioned her a couple of times before? C: hey wait a second! Don't i have a couple of her CDs somewhere?!?, and D: did i mention that she's awesome?

So i got home and dug up the CDs and listened to them and they were indeed awesome and i added them to my regular rotation of mp3s.

Then a couple weeks ago i wanted to listen to her music at home, and realized i'd somehow never transferred the mp3s from work, and didn't want to rerip the CDs again, so i searched for her on YouTube and found an awesome new song of hers, "Playing D&D":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA9wM81WgS0

Along with the original content, the music video also contains a lot of clips from The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, which is an awesome fan movie about RPGs, and i suddenly realized that i had no idea if Avalyn had ever seen it. So i checked, and now she hadn't. So that's what we've been doing over the last week. (The movies aren't that long, but we were only able to watch 30-60 minutes at a time.)

The first movie, "The Gamers" is fairly rough, but it's still fun if you're willing to roll with it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSynJyq2RRo

For the "sequel", "The Gamers: Dorkness Rising", they'd clearly learned a lot and the production values are a lot higher, plus it has a much tighter story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOUksDJCijw


There's a third Gamers movie, "Hands of Fate", but we have not watched it yet and cannot attest to its quality:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DvlNV0riXw&list=SPC94D9A19FF391865&index=16

If you like the Gamers movies there's info about more stuff at the Dead Gentlemen website, including links to where you can buy copies :)
http://deadgentlemen.com/company/faq/

And just so it's not all Gamer related stuff, here's another one of my favorite SJ Tucker songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mglgIu_n6Bw

And here's a link to her webpage, with the usual "but this stuff" info.
http://sjtucker.com/

(And i'll try to have more of the "short and simple" stuff next time instead of 45 minute+ movies =)
 
 
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Joeblimix on June 28th, 2014 02:56 pm (UTC)
"The Gamers: Hands of Fate" wasn't as good as "Dorkness Rising," in my opinion. Its multiple stories were all over the place, and not at all compelling. Still amusing, though.
DonAithnendonaithnen on July 7th, 2014 07:49 pm (UTC)
That's too bad, but we'll probably check it out at some point anyways.