The last few days I've been fighting a losing battle with my ISP, trying to convince them that, "No, my expensive wireless router isn't at fault, Mr. Big ISP, your ancient modem is a piece of crap."

Me being here today isn't evidence that I won, just that occasionally I can get the damn thing to work.

Still, it was a nice surprise to log on and find out I've hit the 300 Google Follower mark - for an obsessive digital headache like moi, such is the things great days are made of!

Much thanks to all of you, many of whom I know use Google Reader, or similar devices, to get your (used to be daily) dose of my warped personality-driven blog.  Sincerely, my enjoyment of this hobby increased manyfold (not to be confused with manifold, 'cause who knows if we're a string of universes occasionally hitting one another).


Just, thanks!

Brent (and company)

PS: for those of you who are interested, another milestone is right around the corner - I'm a few weeks away from the 500 Post mark, and that's on Strictly Average alone!


SinSynn said...

Hugs and gropings, dog....
Couldn't happen to a...weirder guy.
I mean that in a good way.

Porky said...

Congratulations, Brent, and you've saved some of the biggest for last. There are some household names in that top row.

Brian said...

well played, sir.

Drkmorals said...

Congrats good sir.

Eric said...

Congrats on 300 followers!

It was nice to meet you at Adepticon. I was the guy in the red shirt and the goofy ass handlebar mustache between the 2nd and third games of the team tournament. (The mustache is long gone btw as it was a team spirit thing and utterly ridiculous!)

Also, very cool Brent vs. Not Brent psychic duel thing you've go going on in the new Logo. (or at least that's what I'm guessing it is)

#2501 said...

Congrats, man! Keep up the good work!

Black Blow Fly said...

SinSynn likes the cox .

SinSynn said...

@Black Blow Fly- I'm gonna assume you meant 'Courtney,' and give you a pass for that one.

Although I'd suggest that someone with the words 'Black' and 'Blow' back-to-back in their 'internet name' should probably chill with outta-the-blue 'gay accusations.'

I don't know you, we've never 'chatted' in any comments sections that I recall, so...take a hike, I guess.

@Brent- hey, new 'Nid player! Got a tutorial that will SO help you!


It's for making swappable weapons for Termagants- Devourers for Devilgaunts, and the regular Fleshborer. It's simple and awesome and will save you some dough.
Also, the Blog seems new-ish, so maybe they'd like some clicks, comments and followers.

I figured I'd help spread the love, cuz that Tutorial should be MANDATORY for new 'Nid players. It's THAT good.

And, ya know...cuz I like...cox, and all.
Seriously, what was that even about?

Brent said...

Sin: Not sure, really! One thing I've learned about internet communication is that it's easy to misunderstand even the simplest things. There's no body language or tone of voice to elucidate meaning.

It can be confusing - I never assume someone was being ugly unless they come right out and say it.

Eric: Yup, I remember - and it was a real pleasure to meet you and a host of other warmers. Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. Frankly, that's most of the reason I do this whole blog thing; it's a great way to meet the community.

Porky: Regarding the top row... I noticed that too. I was wondering why they waited so long!

I've noticed that my blog has grown slower than many others, but it's never bothered me. I have consistency.

(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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