Thursday, October 17, 2013

The First Rule of Book Club...

This box arrived for me in yesterday's mail. At first I was a bit puzzled because I didn't remember buying anything. Then I was a lot puzzled because there was a gift card that said it was from Mike Howell. I checked with the only other Mike Howell I know, and he didn't send it. The only logical conclusion I can make is that I've gone all Tyler Durden on myself.

What hidden message from myself could Ender's Game contain? Should I start making soap? I think I'll skip the blowing up buildings part, since that doesn't end well for anyone. You can tell Fight Club was definitely a pre-9/11 thing, because we don't joke around about that kind of stuff now.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

October Challenge

A friend sent me a link to this Ludum Dare mini-challenge. The challenge is to get a video game to market and make at least $1 on it in the month of October. That's it. Any genre, any platform. He even said he had $1 that was designated to buy whatever I published as incentive (a "kick-in-the-ass-starter" as he put it.)

All I can say is......

Friday, October 04, 2013

A Productive Thursday Night

It's been a while since I posted a Thursday night hobby status. Last night was productive enough that I feel inclined to share. First off, my voluminous Sedition Wars assemble. This pic includes Dr. Hexen (not Cylon #6), Susan Ridley (not Ripley and Newt), Ramirez (not Vasquez), Tranquility Crew (not Serenity crew), 6 bone crabs and 6 mini turrets. Getting the mold lines off those things seemed easier than it did with the original vanguard I painted. Maybe they altered the plastic composition somewhat between the first batch and now. A little Ambroid Pro-Weld on some of the surfaces that had mold lines previously helped smooth things out a bit. It's the only solvent glue I've seen that works on this type of plastic. 

 Jimmy worked on his undead. I can't remember what army he's going to be playing them as.... Vampire Courts or Lizardmen or something. Here are Orcs and Beastmen. Any ideas on how to make the left one more Orc-y?
 Next up, the High Elves that he's converting to be undead....
 ...and finally some zombie pirates he converted. He has an elaborate backstory for this army but I can't remember the details right now. It involves ships being corrupted on their way to Lustria by a vampire and the resulting group setting up camp there. There are definitely some undead Lizardmen involved.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

In Threes, You Say?

Michael Crichton
Born: October 23, 1942
Died: November 4, 2008
Age of death: 66
Well, he did as it turns out. We didn't. 

Tom Clancy
Born: April 12, 1947
Died: October 1, 2013
Age of death: 66
Fairly safe to assume.

Stephen King
Born: September 21, 1947
Current Age: 66 (for the next 354 days anyway)

Shut up, Wystan.
Nobody cares about you.