"Stop!" says the little white dude, who appealed to Brent because of his obvious digital-ness. "Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!" What adult content lurks in this innocuous post?
On Unicorns and Holidays<---Original Article Link (What follows is a letter from a reader, and it's by far the nicest feedback I've yet to receive.)
I've taken a few months off from the gaming Blogoshpere and its inherent drama. My interest in gaming stuff sort of goes in cycles that last a couple months before something else distracts me for a while lol.
So, I've been poking around the forums and Blogs to see if I missed anything worthwhile - and it looks like I did!
The open mindedness in your Unicorns and the Holidays was pretty damn refreshing. I think its a fair stereotype to apply, that the gaming community in general is pretty limited in their scope of social graces. Not only did you address the typical awkwardness girl gamers endure, but you expanded on that to include the GLBT portion of our little niche world.
Not many guys have the balls to do that, and not many guys in the gaming world can earn my respect with a single blog post - but you did.
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.
And, your Protectorate stuff is looking pretty sweet (even through my bias for Merc and Cryx stuff ;) )
People are it, the big enchilada - the only thing going. There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory! It's probably why I do what I do for a living; it's certainly why this is my hobby. Thanks for making my day, Isabelle!
These are two pics taken from yesterday's Team Tournament at the Comic Asylum in Richardson, Texas. My partner, Everyone's Brother From Another Mother, Big Whit, doesn't like it when I snap pics of lucky dice rolls - he's worried the luck will run out - but I couldn't resist taking these.
My friends are always on about my luck, which I've quietly laughed off, believing as I do that one makes one's own luck... but what if I'm wrong?
I'm pretty busy working on tomorrow's Bell of Lost Soul's article, which is by far the most labor-intensive to date, but I have time to drop a few pics here at Strictly Average. As most of you probably figured out, I'm on hiatus painting GW minis until I can choose what to concentrate on.
The current leader is my Dark Eldar army... which I guarantee uses units nobody else is touching right now... and I think will be rock hard! Fun stuff.
The only 40K I've been playing in the last month has been in preparation for a team tournament at the Comic Asylum. Here's Game III, where Big Whit and I test our new ideas against the Mighty Mighty Carlos and the Professor.
I actually have reservations about showing this video with the tournament only a week or so away; I know at least a few dudes who'll compete read this blog... but I'm a slave to the Blogosphere. What can I say?
So it's Daemons and Chaos Space Marines Vs Blood Angels and Flesh Tearers... and be warned, there's *SELF-EDIT* involved.
Here's a brief rundown of the Warmachine games I played at the local store on Friday. I managed to pull out a win in both, but this game isn't one where you can ever feel completely comfortable until it's over!
I won't overwhelm these games with excessive notes; frankly, I'm still learning the names of all my opponent's units and abilities! If you've not played Mark II, the rules themselves are easy but they're modified by the numerous special abilities and spells each unit and Warcaster has available. It's this aspect which gives the game its tactical depth - heck, even switching Warcasters can make the same army play in a completely different style... which is perhaps my favorite part of the game.
I welcome any experienced player's ideas and input. In fact, I'll be disappointed if you don't!
I started the new job this week - yea me. The money is okay but the benefits are unreal.
Yes, I sold out. Big Brother is watching me. I work for the State.
Strictly Average is taking a bit of a backseat this week since it'll take me a bit to develop new blogging routines, but I did want to take a moment to address some questions. The last post was one of those awesome rarities: the comments were far more interesting than the article.
Not because articles are universally great but because comments are hard to come by. People live busy lives; they'll read your stuff, but they're probably not slowing down to chat about it - that's true of every blog.
By the way... King: You're always free to comment with whatever is on your mind! I know where it comes from, so don't sweat it, my man.
I normally don't do it: provide analysis on armies or units, I mean.
It's not that I can't, it's that I'm not really suited for it. You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.
(A quick note: I started this article intending it for Bell of Lost Souls, but pretty quickly decided it wouldn't work. Those things which made it interesting weren't appropriate for the main page, like the sidebar rants and personal reflections... not to mention the YTTH links and the Not Brent rant! The readers here might be interested, but I can't pretend the Blogosphere at large would.)
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