Diceratops Linky

It’s my birthday this week so top of the linky is Diceratops Presents, a podcast of the live Dungeons & Dragons shows I do at BATS Theatre with very funny comedians and improvisers. Just out: our sellout show for the NZ Fringe Festival, D&D Live: When Dwarves Cry. Very very silly, lots of Prince jokes, & the reviews were outstanding. Listen! Subscribe! Rate and review! Tell your friends! https://diceratopsnz.wordpress.com/2020/03/29/dd-live-when-dwarves-cry/

One for local friends to bookmark: a daily guide to Wellington’s online events: https://www.wellingtonnz.com/experience/events/your-daily-guide-to-wellingtons-online-events/

Scott Common has been chucking up a bunch of music by him and bands he was in on to YouTube for archival purposes, and it’s bloody great stuff. Cal and I played the second track in the Dukes of Leisure EP (jump to 5:20) at our wedding. Lovely:

Quarantine fun: the Getty asked people to recreate works of art using stuff around their home. The results are delightful. Silly, often very funny, sometimes breathtakingly good. (The Rockwell and the Caravaggio are both perfect!) (via Erik) https://www.sadanduseless.com/recreated-art/

The Atlantic has been delivering some great pieces about the USA’s response to the pandemic. Try this: How Coronavirus will end https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/03/how-will-coronavirus-end/608719/

And if you can bear it, move on to this: The Social Distancing Culture War Has Begun. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/03/social-distancing-culture/609019/

Very pleased in these strange days to have a new Laurie Penny essay. Worth reading for the butchery/bakery gag alone. https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-apocalypse-myths/

Pandemic freebie: my friend Warren has written many books of amazing LEGO builds, and his publisher has given the OK to share lots of them! https://warrenelsmore.com/blog/giving-something-back-whilst-were-all-stuck-at-home/27/3/2020

Pandemic freebie: get new use out of the Scrabble/Cluedo/Monopoly/TrivPursuit games in your closet with the Board Game Remix Kit! Use those boards & pieces for entirely new games! https://bgrk.itch.io

Pandemic freebie: legendary UK comics creator Bryan Talbot has released a bunch of fascinating odds and ends, including work by Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore! https://downthetubes.net/?p=116693

At the Spinoff, Alex Braae’s yarn about the tiny NZ town of Ohura and its unlikely embrace of a medieval combat festival is a delight. Full of great characters, revealing and surprising. https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/29-03-2020/ohura-medieval-market-day-and-the-fight-to-keep-a-small-town-standing/

A stop-motion recreation of the trailer for the (surprisingly quite good as i recall) 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, because why not!

And finally, Samuel L Jackson came to the party just minutes before this post was scheduled to arrive: the raw and unbleeped version of his reading of “Stay The F*ck At Home”: https://twitter.com/samuelljackson/status/1245778791592366082?s=21

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