I do not consider myself an AFOL but I am an adult and I am a big fan of LEGO.

And, I just love this set.

I do have a cabinet in my office with a fair few models in but there are very few sets out there that I would happily have in my living room. I would be absolutely thrilled to have this one on display, though. I can’t wait to get it. I hope it is widely available!

FTL is one of my favourite games. It is also one of my favourite soundtracks. I love listening to soundtracks when I work because I find vocals distracting. Video game soundtracks work really well because they are often low key.

Today I thought I would check out the soundtrack for Into The Breach, which is also made by subset games. Lo and behold, Ben Prunty also composed the soundtrack (as he did for FTL) so that is a must listen, I thought. Turns out it is not on Amazon Music but I did find it on YouTube. I broke the first rule of the Internet and read the comments. I was very entertained. I have not actually played Into The Breach yet (no, I don’t know why) but the comments make me want to even more.

I like soundtrack so far too. Is a lot less chip tune but suitably dramatic, especially Old War Machines.

Watched R.I.P.D. (2013) from letterboxd.com
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.

I didn’t think this was anywhere near as terrible as people made out at the time.

Some obvious comparisons with MIB (which has not aged as well as you think, guys) but it mostly made me think of the terrible, terrible Ghostbusters update.

This is also stuffed with shonky CGI and is not taking itself seriously at all. And, actually, has a very similar plot, now I come to think about it.

However, unlike Ghostbusters, this actually made me laugh. Several times. I feel like Jeff is drawing very strongly on Rooster here, who also drew many chuckles from me “That didn’t pan out.”

RIPD certainly entertained me on a wet afternoon.

I’m really not sure if this is “a bit racist”. Roy certainly mentions “Injuns”, which now seems very dated. But the whole “Chinese grandpa” thing? Surely, you would be unhappy to spend a 100 years looking like ANYONE you deemed to be “less attractive” than your former self? I guess the joke would have worked as well if he had just been an old white guy? I dunno. The Chinese thing certainly makes them look more incongruous as a pair 🤷‍♂️

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Watched 21 Bridges (2019) from letterboxd.com
An embattled NYPD detective, is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him.

Chadwick is pretty good in this. That’s about it.