New Banner by Goatboy...

...and I couldn't be more excited!  For those of you who don't know, Goatboy is a ninja-gansta-artist... dude... type... person... guy...

He is all those things and more and right now he's working dirt cheap.  I paid 25 bucks for the banner.  You heard right, just 25 bucks.  I saw the art he'd done for the Green Blowfly and knew I'd I had to have something similar.  I shot off my money on Friday night and here it is, Wednesday, and it's up!

Keep in mind, I actually had him make changes.  Twice.  Which he did with a smile and a, "No problem!" when he could have said, "Dude, you only paid me 25 bucks - what do you expect?"

That was in regards to the scripting of the title, Strictly Average, 'cause the actual picture was spot on the first time out.  I told him my icon is the 'Empty Digital Headache' - basically the digital head, a concept that strikes me as amusing, as in, "I live in your computer and am but lines along your screen... do you really think I have a damn word to say that will actually affect your life?"

Funny stuff, all wrapped up in pain and a self-esteem like a yo-yo (not to be confused with, "Yo, yo!  You've been served, *self-edit: Female Dog, plural*, you've been served!"

Pain and a strange sense of humor: that's me.

Moving on, my icon has always been in blue, but I thought green and symbolism similar to the Matrix would get the point across better.

Did he nail it or what?


Chumbalaya said...

Reminds me of DBZ.


Brent said...

Well, I had big hair once, and I can drop bombs after a curry...

Jennifer said...

Rofl, the secret past life is out. Anyway it looks perty dang good. But I must say the little aura thing around him does make me think curry bombs... Digital head of Nurgle perhaps?

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Mercer said...

Looking smart Brent!

Green Blow Fly said...

Very nice Brent. It suits you well.

Guess I'll be seeing ya in a couple weeks down in Austin.

Take care. : )


Brent said...

GBF: Yeah, mate - I look forward to actually meeting you instead of just seeing you across the room!

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

Jawaballs: "My butt just tightened up."

Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

Brent: emptied the Kool Aid and DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE with an extra-long straw.

Unicorns don't exist.

Home of the Stormbuster, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

"You should stop writing for everyone else and worry about your crappy blog." - Anon.

Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.


I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

Age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time.

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