Saturday, December 4, 2010

[WOD] Eile's Night Out

[WOD Session write up from Nov 27]

You('re) the party, 
I'm just the guest list - Justin Timberlake, Chop Me Up

*I made up with TK. I really need him right now, but I don't know how much longer I can use him. I talked to him about Bruce. I want Bruce gone-I hope this pans out. *

 *I went to work. Dottie and a new guy, Nathan were there. Nathan was one of US, and new to town. He was asking a lot of general interest questions. Somehow I found out Avere had been admitted to an asylum. That's a tough break, but I didn't think she was long for this world. Terrance was nearby, as usual.*

 *I excused myself from the bar, and went to go talk to David and Raaf. Somehow Dottie wound up there, too. The girl's starting to get awful nosey. I have to watch her. She left eventually. I talked to David- the
more I talk to him, the harder it is to be nice to him. He does so many things all wrong- I'd eat him alive if I were of his kind. I can't wait to eliminate him. Switched over to Raaf and tried to offer a cut on my new enterprise in exchange for protection and wound up getting into negotiations for a fight club and getting Terrance something productive to do. The exchange between Raaf and I is so electric- it's delicious. I find that scrawny runt of a man truly wonderful, just for food alone. Then there are so many other considerations with him... We talk terms about the potential agreement. He's much more perceptive than his leader. He drives a hard bargain, and I enjoy that more than words can say. --- they have a new one in the house-- but I know nothing about him*

Friday, December 3, 2010

[Blogging][40K] Blogroll Finds!

I told you my schedule was screwy! I should be back to normal very very soon- I hope Sunday will get me back on track.

I will soon be changing my posting schedule just a little due to a change in my gaming schedule. I have to mentally map that out but I'll keep you in the loop.

I went on a link-clicking expedition and have found a whole bunch of awesome stuff to check out, if not devour whole cloth. I have to say I have a pretty big blogroll, but I'm always willing to grow it if I find good writing and interesting material.

This week, I found 3 separate Black Templar resources, so I am majorly stoked. This  and this are seriously fantastic and I'm thrilled to read them until my eyes bleed.  I've finally decided on which figures/slots I want to buy so I can paint a small force, and get myself moving in a forward direction. I HOPE I'll have dudes after Christmas.

Speaking of dudes, I am straight out of ideas on what to get TheDude for Christmas. He has access to (and ability to buy) pretty much any gaming product he wants. I'm thinking of music, his other major love. We're a little behind Dethtron in how much we own, but we have a massive music collection and he's always on the lookout for new additions to the family. He'll listen to darn near anything, but he's specifically into metal & punk.

Please help a lady out- send me some of your favorite stuff or brand new finds. I don't want to give a lame gift...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Real Life Update sorta thing

Update on my car:

The other driver was DUI, without a license, multiple citations against him, didn't speak English and the car he drove was not his. He was, however, apprehended shortly after he left the scene of the accident, and the vehicle he drove did have insurance. The company insuring the vehicle in question isn't very highly rated, and getting a settlement out of them was going to potentially take A YEAR. So I filed with my own insurance to speed things along.

I got my insurance to give me an acceptable offer on my car, and we settled Monday. They towed it this morning. I will have at least a temporary replacement car later this week (probably one a friend will let me drive for a few days) but until then, I am working at a different branch of my work due to transportation issues. (My normal branch is 30 miles away from my house and TheDude and I work overlapping shifts so I have a way there but not home.) All this means I am working a shift I don't normally work and my blogging schedule has been screwed to hell.

I'll be doing some posts over the next couple days that are going to be essentially empty so I can turn them into links for the Beginner's Project. Please ignore them, folks. I'll make them awesome soon.

I also have a WOD post in the works, but I'm not sure when it will be done. I'm trying to edit it. It's really hard to condense what happened, as so much was talking. There was a minor combat that will have MASSIVE repercussions down the road, so I need to include that.

My Fridays are open, so I'm looking at what topic to cover- or what topic to double up with. I'm considering a 40K WIP day to motivate me to paint some more, but I'm open to other options.

Any suggestions?

Be Well,


Monday, November 29, 2010

[40K] Beginner's Project: Weapons

I'm planning a Space Marine variant, so my questions are about SM weapons. I'm sure there are other questions out there, and I'll try to hit them as I can.

Please explain the difference between the following weapons:

Plasma Gun
Las(er) Gun
Melta Bun/Bomb
Flamer Gun

What benefit does each offer and what scenarios are each best at?

For Eldar, the Shuriken cannon seems pretty dubious alone. Is this a weapon that's better in a large volley of fire? 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

[Weekly Whimsy] Show Some Skin

[Welcome to Weekly Whimsy! Making a minor change this week. Going to paint pictures with pictures today, rather than words.]

Show Your Scars- Metallica, Broken, Beaten & Scarred

Tattoos have become more and more commonplace in society lately. With shows like Miami and LA Ink, we've been expose to the business of the trade and seen the many varied stripes of folks that pursue  modification of their bodies. With Kat Von D and Jesse James appearing as top gossip fodder in tabloids, and style magazines devoting sections to celebrity skin, American culture has begun to see ink as common place.

It used to be that ink was reserved for felons and fighters (ie, soldiers of some type). Now markings and color have crossed into safe territory, and we're seeing things like this regularly:

I don't really mind a well done tramp stamp- it's kind of refreshing in comparison to the many ill-considered permanent additions to a person I've seen.