A Goatboy Monday Monday Monday!

I made the deliberate decision to take a break from Strictly Average this weekend, partly because the Nova has turned Ye Ol' Blogosphere into a desert, partly from fatigue due to a busy week registering for grad school... and a big partly from general discouragement over the NotBrentus and NotBrandt fiasco.

CliffNotes: Brent talks about writing and shows off a Brent and Goatboy Team Tournament video!

I think that's probably a dead issue now, and even though it bothered me no end last week... that was last week!  I'm an eternal optimist I am.  I woke up today with a million things I wanted to talk about!  Still, a picture is worth a thousand words: what's an incriminating video worth?

Currently, I've got Strictly Average plus an article a week on Blood of Kittens and Bell of Lost Souls... tha'ts a lot, but I'm enjoying every minute of it!  I started blogging primarily to teach myself writing discipline, so after a year I'm finally flexing my mind-muscles.

Also I finally made the Tuesday Top 10!  I didn't expect to make it for what I made it for; who knew? :)

Regarding my 'one article per week deadline' - for the record, that's my self-imposed schedule.  My biggest knock on YTTH is all the authors who never author.  Stelek gave them a chance and I think they're letting him down (some more than others, obviously).  When Tasty asked if I wanted exposure on BoK I treated it seriously.  My feeling is if Tasty is giving me time on his baby I've got to treat that like I would my own, and for the record not a week has gone by when I've missed an article.

I was a bit late with Part IV of On Blogging, but it might have been better for Kirby if I was really late - as in, next week!  The Nova has seriously thrown the brakes on the Internet this weekend, so the timing of the article was sucko.  Plus, I followed a tidal wave of an article by Tasty which featured a picture of Stelek shooting the camera the bird... and don't think that post didn't explode!  Still, I watched Kirby pick up a few minions so it wasn't a total loss; I was hoping for more for him, thought.  3++ is the New Black is the hardest working blog going right now and deserves all the credit in the world.


Herr Fernseher said...

Did Brent just use an emoticon? :D

Hope this week is better than last! (If not, there's alwasy whiskey and coke!)

Jwolf said...

So, I read this post, go check out the blog you pimped, and now I'm apprently an even bigger jackass than I was before, because I commented over there.

Thanks, Brent.

Brent said...

JWolf, my friend - I'm not sure it matters where you go! You're very reasonable positions are going to be called out regardless. :)

There's another emoticon for you, Herr Fernseher!


(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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