27 Jul 2016

Feeling Old for the First Time

This morning at 0210 I woke up to pain in my foot. My foot has been all sorts of fucked up since Canada Day. I feel like I popped it out of place and it popped back in. Last week it was semi bruised and sensitive but otherwise much better... this weekend it got worse again and due to the trauma early in the month I had an acute arthritic reaction (so far as the Docs can tell) also known as Gout.

It's now 0900 I've been in the hospital since 0230 and I have an important meeting. I've cleaned up and waiting for Lady Bear who's been super awesome since I had to be driven to the hospital emergency room. She will be driving me to work so I can make the meeting, and then fuck off back home to finally get some fucking sleep.

If everything goes well I should be able to get back at the packing - cause this thing has been slowing me down since last Friday and I need to move this Saturday.

- Cheers


25 Jul 2016

It's been 12 days since I last...

It will have been 12 days since my last post.

I have a lot to jam about but the move is now in the final days. We move in five days and I have some more on the Sunday.

I hope to be jamming once we're settled and I'll be doing a full set of posts for GENCON 2016.

- Cheers


13 Jul 2016

Mid Summer Update

The move is coming along. By the end of the weekend the rest of the lab will be packed up. By Saturday brunch the table will be killed and carted off. Right now my tools are all packed up. My hobby materials are all stored in a grab a go which has everything including my new very quiet air compressor. The terrain is loaded and packed since last weekend. As of this writing half of the lab is packed and put away. My Magic the Gathering collection will be last since Lady Bear and I have a pre-release this Sunday and we have a whole new injection of cards coming one Eldritch Moon launches the following week. As such next week will be the final clean up and shuffle of basement materials. It will be empty by the time 23 July rolls into view.

So updates to follow the break.

8 Jul 2016


I don't read the news until I get in every morning at work. I'm always behind the times, like some odd 1980's office drone who reads the paper in the morning before and while on the way to work.

I do so because of the extra software that runs on my PC takes some time to load up every morning and since most of my co-workers aren't in by 0600, the internet bandwidth is mine to hog for a few news articles.

Today I started reading about Dallas.

I could go on a rage about long gun ownership rights in the US but Peirce Morgan does it better than me when arguing with a man over Guns being safe but the child toy/candy combo Kinder Surprise is too deadly in the US (I'll post the video once I get home). I also know that this will be another outrage on pro control and pro gun rights - why would I start that here. I'm a nerd from another country simply watching.

I could go on about the social issues that rile the US with police shootings but I've already done so with two other posts. No point in starting that when plenty of other more qualified folks will be doing so in the coming hours.

I could say pray but hit up Samatha Bee and her opinion on that and it reflects much of my own on that topic.

I'm not going to talk about violence in the media, video games, or even my own hobbies - I'm the small voice and I'm not supportive of the simple scape goat of shaping of minds through fantasy violence without any other factor. You need more than a few hundred hours of Call of Duty, Halo, and Battlefield before you can go about killing folks with impunity. Grand Theft Auto and Warhammer do not make the whole of a human experience when regarding violence. It's disassociated but it's also only a single facet in the complete experience and that shard does not a killer make. Well I guess I did touch on the subject - sorry.

I'm going to continue being as honest as I can. I'm going to continue to encourage folks to not be dicks to each other, let alone be violent to each other. I'm going to hope the neighbours in the south fix their shit and if there is something I can do, I'll do my best to do that thing... yet I feel that thing will be simple and only a drop in the bucket of needed effort and change to fix the issues that plague my southern neighbour.

I wish folks well and I wish it to stop. It not how you get knocked down, it's how you get up and I hope the many communities of Dallas and throughout the Unite States find the best way to stand back up again.

- Peace Out.


3 Jul 2016

Operation Red Veil

I called it more than once.

Corvus Beli always said that they would have another 2 player starter box and it's been two GenCons since Operation: Ice Storm.

Wow - so what do I think?