28 May 2013

Table Top - Someone bought me a Stormwall pt2

While I'm away for work and earning some coin, part 2 will entertain you.

So this week is Siege, also known as Markus Brisbane.


Now he is my go to 'caster for the faction. He was the reason I made Cygnar my 3rd choice. He's very much a 'toolbox' 'caster as such he's got a trick for every party just like Batman.

So what can he do with a Stormwall?

27 May 2013

Media - Gun Machine

I'm a fan of Warren Ellis.

Transmetropolitan (sample)
by Warren Ellis and Darick Robinson
published by DC - Vertigo
Yeah you read that. Well Warren Ellis is a master of the written word. His works are on my top comic lists. Planetary, Freak Angels, Tansmetropolitan (aka Trans-Met) are just the top three of the Warren Ellis popular pile of awesome comics. 

I discovered his second and most recent novel. Gun Machine. See you after the trailer


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22 May 2013

New Comic Day - Batman Video Games

Another comic day post that has to do with comics but is not directly about comics. 

Batman: Arkham Origins.

Take a look at the most recent CG trailer and hit me up after the break. 


So looks good but will it be good?

21 May 2013

Table Top - Someone bought me a Stormwall pt1

Well folks someone bought me a Stormwall.

Still have no idea who got me this
Also it's freaking huge!

For the next few table top posts I'll be going over some of the Stormwall 'casters I'll be using. Lucky for  me, I play with Cygnar who has the Stormwall who has something for each 'caster in the faction.

This week I'm going to go over some of the things I hope to try out and see how these ideas play out with the following old man; pNemo.

The current pNemo model
what a sexy crippled old man

See you after the break.


20 May 2013

Media - The Failing Sun

At my old job I'd go to Jam Showbiz! and read up on all my celebrity gossip and media updates. When I get the link to read some of these posts I was surprised at some of the blatant inaccuracy.

Now I'm not one to pick a flavour of news media in order to be informed to my taste but I do avoid FOX News for some of the really mean things they say. 



But this most recent bugger up was the last straw for me. 

If you didn't catch the error please note the following; Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, and Avengers. The article states that there was 2 bad hulk films until Iron Man... arg

17 May 2013

Media - New TV for 2013

That's it I've just got plum loco. A media post on Friday - sweet merciful crap it's the end times.

So I found a neat post online about all the new TV that's coming out this TV season. Now me and the wife only watch 5 shows on Apple TV and we watch other shows online. We stream. We also miss out on many a comercial.

So here are a few shows I may decide to watch this coming year.

16 May 2013

Thoughts - Ramble on!

Well it's late on Thursday and the post didn't go up because I have nothing much to yammer on about on the Thoughts topic.

Maybe I need to adjust and get off the daily topic and just post what I want when I want? Maybe.

I've got some work coming around and I'm pretty happy about the cash inlfux coming in. I also got my Dreadball season 2 box. IKRPG on Wed nights is going well, after the third session I feel the game has got some legs to it and the WNG2 (Wed Night Game Group) seems to have got into the grove with the game so far.

Pale Rider is out in OZ with his lady and they are on vacation. The wife is doing well and really putting up with my shit. This month she's been really good to me and so fucking patient I owe here a fancy dinner or a flick... and thats just a start to who thank you process.

I guess I have the whole marriage to keep up the momentum. I'm looking forward to it.

Work on the Colossal is after I finish my Bronze Back Titan. I've not put anything out for the Ottawa-Gatineau Warmachine Club for a few weeks now. I'm working on putting some work together in the next couple of days.

Then I saw this and the future looks bright and fun.



Lots of new coming out on the game season is ramping up and some movies like the new Star Trek and Superman are holding my interest this summer.

So I guess enjoy the week I have more on Mon, Tues and Wed for you next week and expect a post on Sat.

Cheers.

15 May 2013

New Comic Day - SHIELD

I love my wife.

Seriously when she saw this video her reply was: "I am so watching the shit out of that."



So who's the super hero, Luke Cage aka Power Man? I dunno, posible could be something else.

Does the series look like it will be worth our time? Sure I'll give it a go.

What about you, seems like they have their heads on right. Could this go well like Firefly or fall apart like Dollhouse?

Mr. Whedon the ball is in your court. Don't drop it now.

Cheers.

13 May 2013

Table Top - Quick and Dirty

Someone bought me a Stormwall.


Seriously. I have no idea who they are. I got a call last Wed while running one of the pre-made IKRPG adventures and the Wizards Tower called me up saying it was ready for pick up.

I explained that I have no job and I never would have ordered a Stormwall. They told me it was pre-paid.

So someone bought me a fucking Stormwall.

It sits in pieces on my desk as I slowly remove the flash. The parts sit next to my Skorne Bronzeback as it is my current project until this monster of a model came over and shuffled the board.


Thats fucking huge! The base is the size of a 5" DVD/CD!

Awe well. Thanks and I'm still trying to solve the mystery.

Cheers 


Media - Enders Game

So I grew up in a family where everyone read all the sci-fi fantasy classics. Seriously, I read all three lord of the rings novels in a single month in grade 6. That's the age of 11... yet for some odd reason I can't go back to it as if my child's mind was more adaptable to Mr. Tolkien's style.

Yet I was 32 years old when I finally read Ender's Game. My parents had a copy they had read most of Orson Scott Card's works. I was a fan of his work in comics and I knew him and Ender Wiggen to be part of the sci-fi history. I even took a sci-fi lit class in university and I never got around to reading the bloody book.

Of course my wife was giving the genre a good go and one of the books she picked up was Ender's Game. She was half way through when I decided to read it with her. It took me less then a day on the couch as I poured through the book. It was simple, I've sampled some of OSC's work and this was more elementary but also satisfying.

I have no desire to read the rest of the series. Ender's Game seems to be a great one shot book.

I have every desire to see this.


8 May 2013

New Comic Day - Flash # 18 &19

The last two issues of the Flash have Bucellato and Manapul working only on script and letting Marcio Takara take over the art duties. At first I was not sold... at first. Barry Allen is working in a bar that is frequented by super villan as the police work out the bureaucratic red tape to make him legal to work in the lab again. 

Flash #18
by DC Comics

Sounded gimmicky. That and the art was slow to win me over. 

Boy was I wrong. 

7 May 2013

Table Top - The Reading

If you've ever met my Cousin CP, you'll note a few things. He is built like a dwarf. His hair awesome, seriously natural dash of white on the stark black hair. He has a huge smile and he always twists to his head to listen to you. He's deft on one side and has a hearing aid on the other side.

When we game, many of use outside of the Doritos and Coke surround ourselves with music to add to the mood of the game.


So when playing with CP we've never been able to play our tabletop RPG's with music. Now this guy loves music, hell he leads a choir and sings. It's the conflicting sounds that buggers it up and he looses completely when you mix sounds.

So I came up with Readings.

6 May 2013

Media - Iron Man 3

- Spoilers Past the Break -

I had another post for today but instead at the last minute I'm writing this. 

Rank 3 - Fun and worth it IF you liked the previous films in the Marvel franchise.



Iron Man 3 is RDJ's last contract film. Marvel/Disney made a great final film for the actor on who shoulders many people think the whole success of the Avengers (aka Marvel Phase 1) worked so well. Of course I expect Tony Stark to return for at least one more film (Avengers 2) but beyond that there are two ways I see this going - new actor (ala James Bond) from Kevin Feige's own mouth or Tony stepping aside (like he does more then once in the comics).

Here is the simple fact. The film was fun. Hardcore comic fans will get their feathers ruffled.

Enjoy the flick for a comic movie and for some of the risks they took. Is it as good as the rest of the films in Phase 1... maybe I yammer on about that below, but they tried to expand the character and the rest of the stable of secondary ideas. Some paid off, some did not but the flick is still worth the price of admission.

Spoilers Follow the Break.  You have been Warned.

4 May 2013

Happy Birthday

For some of you today is simply Star Wars day. May the 4th be with you.

For another special person today is her birthday.

I met her on the 9th of April in the year 2010. I had just turned 30 years old five days previous and we were at my favorite pub of all time, the Avant Garde. She was with Sugar Momma and the mates from the library science course. They had all just completed the last exam.

I joined them to celebrate and show off the pub I'm so fond of.

I saw you across the table.

This table and these couches were witness to our 1st meeting.
You came and sat down beside me later that night and I bought you a coffee.

On the 2nd of April, less then a year later I asked you to join me on an adventure.

Let it be said on the 9th of October 2011, you said yes a second time in front of our friends and family.

You're my wife and I'm so glad I met you those few years ago. You are so special to me and I love you buckets.

You're a great friend and perfect partner to this sorry excuse of a human being.

I love you. Happy Birthday

2 May 2013

FU - Games Workshop

Wow.

I know it's Thursday but I need to throw in my 5 pennies as per the concept of this experiment.

Games Workshop has long been a target of my Table Top writings. Their most recent activities have not been favorable. I had another post for today but then I hit my links and was over at Frontline Gamer  and I was pretty spooked at the current and unhealthy looking trends coming from the old Workshop.

So I ended up doing some of my own looking about and it's pretty scary.


1 May 2013

New Comic Day - Nightwing #19

So it's been a while since I've had the desire or anything that was worth the time of a post for Comics. It's one of the area that will be taking a hit since I'm unable to buy new comics while I'm unemployed. I'm very glad (and now trying to fandangle some way to pay for) the new Nightwing is so good.

Kyle Higgens continues to write the series and his refreshing take on Dick Grayson has been brilliant and continues to push the character in a positive direction. New regular artist is Brett Booth and co-creator of my favorite comic character of all time. His work really shines, below is a sample of what's he's doing with Nightwing. Once you're done drooling I'll see you after the break.

Vola - Nightwing aka Dick Grayson
DC Comics - By Booth, Rapmund and Dalhouse