Please forgive me, I’m a little late with this month’s Best Thing Post!
The Best Thing I Read:
Lock In by John Scalzi
After a virus dubbed Haden’s Syndrome sweeps the globe, 1% of the world’s population suffers from lock-in, a condition which renders its victims mentally awake but completely unable to move. Within the survivors of Haden’s syndrome are a handful of individuals who become intergrators – people who are able to open their minds to a person suffering lock-in, allowing them the use of their body. At its core, Lock In is a detective novel, however, the futuristic twist makes it a refreshing read.
The Best Thing I Played (video game):
Bloodborne by From Software
I feel kind of like a fraud saying that this is the best thing I played for the month of May. It’s true that I have played Bloodborne. It is also true that I have yet to make it to the first boss. Even still, Bloodborne contains such a rich, fully imagined world that it is difficult not to be completely drawn to it.
The Best Thing I Played (tabletop):
Red Dragon Inn
Winner by default, but still a fun game to play with the right group of people.
The Best Thing I Watched:
Mad Max: Fury Road
Crazy fun and Charlize Theron is such a badass. Mad Max: Fury Road is equal parts WTF and OMG making it hard not to enjoy this action flick.
The Theory of Everything
I tried to stick to only one movie for my Best of May post, but The Theory of Everything was such a moving movie and Eddie Redmayne completely blew me away – I simply had to include it.