About Tom Goldthwait (@Authw8)

Tom is a furry woodland creature. At times, he emerges from the enchanted forest to make a new blog post.

Let’s pet Ghost, a very good boy

By | May 7th, 2019|Pop Culture|

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES S8E4 On the latest episode of Game of Thrones, Jon did the unthinkable - he left his loyal companion Ghost behind, sending him with Tormund to go live a new life beyond the wall. It was intended to be a sad but touching moment - a practical [...]

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Forget Everything Else You’ve Heard – 10 DM Tips To Improve Your Game RIGHT NOW

By | April 1st, 2018|April Fools, DnD, Dungeons and Dragons, Roleplaying Games|

Do you want to get started as a new DM and aren't sure how? Are you an experienced DM whose game is lacking a certain je ne sais quoi? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are 10 DM tips you need to know RIGHT NOW: 1. Have a powerful NPC travel with the party [...]

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The Apocalypse as an Escape: Rick and Morty S3E2

By | August 3rd, 2017|Pop Culture, Rick and Morty, Television, Tom's Posts|

One of the things I like about Rick and Morty is that it usually provokes interesting thoughts. Some of these thoughts are weird (for instance, the time I estimated how many testicles would fit in a dump truck), and sometimes they are just interesting (to me, at least). This is the first post of a [...]

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Wonder Woman and the Pointless War

By | June 6th, 2017|Movies, Pop Culture, Tom's Posts|

***WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Wonder Woman*** Around the middle of the first act of Wonder Woman, we arrive at the iconic moment where Diana rescues Steve Trevor. She dives into the water and pulls him from his damaged plane as it sinks. Back on land, she resuscitates him just in time to look [...]

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Five Thoughts on the Rick and Morty Season 3 Premiere

By | April 5th, 2017|Pop Culture, Rick and Morty, Television, Tom's Posts|

That episode was crazy. Here are some of my initial reactions. 1) Rick and Morty is embracing its place in pop culture This season premiere announced, as loudly as it could, that Roiland and Harmon are perfectly fine being the center of attention for a while. Everything about the way this episode has been presented [...]

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Critical Role PREcap: Episode 93 – “In the Underdark, Shopping and Cows”

By | April 1st, 2017|April Fools, Critical Role Recap, Pop Culture, Roleplaying Games, Tom's Posts|

We've been doing Critical Role Recaps here at Project Derailed for a while. However, we have long felt that you, our loyal readers, deserve more than that. Therefore, at great expense to ourselves, we have developed a powerful predictive algorithm. With this predictive system, we are able to predict the events of a future episode [...]

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Hamilton Lyrics Modified to be About Kvothe

By | December 5th, 2016|Books, Movies, News, Pop Culture, Tom's Posts|

In honor of the recent announcement that Lin-Manuel Miranda will be producing some sort of film, television, or stage adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles series, I have taken some passages from Hamilton and modified them slightly to be about Kvothe, the main character of Kingkiller Chronicles. From “My Shot” I’m ‘a get tuition remission from [...]

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America’s Electorate Hungers For Ken Bone

By | October 13th, 2016|News, Pop Culture, Tom's Posts|

Far away, over hill and stream, there is a cave at the heart of a mountain. The cave has never seen the light of sun. It is filled with a dank and dismal lake, in which swim hideous eyeless fish, wriggling through the slimy water. The only sound is the occasional drip, drip, drip of [...]

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Star Trek: Beyond Roundtable

By | July 26th, 2016|Movies, Pop Culture|

Tom, Nick, and Fiona  went to see the new Star Trek movie the night it premiered. We all had thoughts on it, so we decided to have a nice chat about it. Spoilers follow, so if you're bothered by that sort of thing, you probably want to turn back now. Tom I'm a big Star [...]

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Rick and Morty Rewatch – s1e5

By | July 14th, 2016|Pop Culture, Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty Rewatch, Television, Tom's Posts|

"Meeseeks and Destroy” In this episode, Morty takes over and leads Rick on a whimsical adventure. Jerry, Beth, and Summer all try to use the strange Mr. Meeseeks box to improve themselves. “I just killed my family!” This episode has an opening scene that ends up having almost nothing to do with the rest of [...]

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