[edit: I forgot I made YouTube videos of this trip! I've added them to the bottom of each day. They're barely edited, just stitched together, but at least it's something!]
Looking down through the canopy of the steaming Peruvian Jungle, you see a man cutting a path through the dense underbrush. The stubble on his face is thick and his face beads with sweat. Coming to a clearing, he dips the brim of his hat to shield his eyes from the noonday sun. The waterfall in the distance looks familiar. He pulls out an old crumpled map, and checks the landmarks. He smiles. This is the place. He nods and heads for the cave he knows lies behind those falls. Hopefully he got here before his rival Eduardo…
Pull back… back… until you see the boarders of the screen, and feel the Dolby sound vibrating your skin.
Turn around, and look at the theater. It’s about half full and the front row is empty, except for one person. He’s a bit pudgy, with short brown hair, oversized aviator frames for glasses, and eating enough calories from his heavily buttered tub of popcorn to feed a third world country.
Look at his eyes. Those light eyes nobody can ever seem to agree on a color for. Look close enough, and you’ll see the movie reflected in them.
I’m taking a well deserved break. After working for a year and half at Berlitz with NO vacations, and also doing Fuzzy Knights and KODT roleplaying articles on top of that… I need it.
Why am I doing this?
For one thing, I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t. Life is too short. Also, I’ve talked so much sass about doing cool stuff in the past that I HAVE to back it up once in a while. Put up or shut up and all that. And after you watch adventures in movie theaters and belly up to the table to play them long enough, you get the urge to have one for real… even if you can’t find any Nazis or Ninjas to fight… (but hey… I am in Japan, soooo….)Bike and Gear