Fear of Girls: Oh, man, this hits close to home. It’s a short film (11 minutes) about “elite tabletop role-players.” I think one of these characters is based on me 20 years ago.
True Love is but a +2 Broadsword away.
(At the risk of destroying any reputation I might have, here’s a side note about my role-playing past: I have some serious celebrity blackmail ammo.
Has anyone heard of D’Marco Farr? He was a defensive lineman for the St Louis Rams — a Pro Bowl selection in ‘99, to boot. He retired early, and was on “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” for a number of years.
Well, back in ‘84 or ‘85, D’Marco was a student with me at Pinole Valley Jr. High in Pinole, California. He was a decent guy, except for the time to hit me so hard in the groin that he lifted me up off the ground.
Anyway, he and I were both in the “Dungeons and Dragons Club” together. Better yet, we were founding members. Oh no, I’m not making this up — why in God’s name would I?
I have a picture, no less. Don’t tempt me or I’ll scan it. It’s a yearbook picture of me and D’Marco, sitting next to each other, dice and graph paper spread out on the table in front of us. The geek cred just radiates off the page. It’s almost too much to look at it.
I called the “Best Damn Sport Show Period” years ago and left a message asking them if they wanted the picture. Tom Arnold would have had a friggin’ field day with it. They never got back to me.)