Friends learning to be better people through gaming
And better gamers through life's lessons.

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When I think of Alan Rickman, the first three roles I think of are Severus Snape ("Ob-viouslay"), Alexander Dane (Dr. Lazarus) from Galaxy Quest, and Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility.

Snape is a no brainer, the man was Snape. J.K. Rowling revealed to him everything he needed to know about the character, from the very beginning, and I'd wager he took with him knowledge about Severus, that only He and She know.

Galaxy Quest is one of my Favorite movies, and there 's so much to like about him in that film. The way he despises that's what his life is defined by, but having the heart to deliver his hated Catch Phrase in his biggest fan's moment of demise. It's a wonderful film.

And My wife has exposed me to more Period Piece, Comedies of Manners, since I got married than I ever thought possible. And the moment I heard on the radio, that Alan Rickman was no longer with us, that giant, ridiculous hat he wears as Colonel Bradley popped into my head, even before the Snape memories.

Those are the big three in my head, I know he was in Die Hard, but I haven't watched that much, it being R-rated, I've only caught the edited for T.V. version a couple times. He was great as the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And never forget The Sheriff of Nottingham - I would probably watch that one more often if I had a newer copy. My DVD is so old that it's single layered, and you have to flip the disc over like a neanderthal, in the middle of the film. And there's that forgotten gem, Quigley down Under.


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When I was a kid, there were a ton of values based programs on television. I would venture to say that, a lot of that programming helped contribute to my being a good person. There are the obvious examples: Mr. Rogers, School House Rock, Reading Rainbow. . . But there were also plenty of others, that you may not have thought to categorize that way: Transformers, G.I. Joe, . . . Dungeons and Dragons. They all contained messages about being good to one another, being truthful, honest, honorable, etc. --They were pretty overt about it, and it was contained in programming that was adventurous and fun.

I would like to create an 80's style animated show that is values based and entertaining for kids, and adults.

We're All Game features an ensemble cast of School Age friends learning how to be better people through gaming, and learning to be better gamers through lessons learned in life.


The Web Comic

Right now I'm just one person, with no budget--We're All Game was conceptualized as an animated series, but for now I'm going to start with a web comic.