These things come in Phases…

I think these things come in phases. My creativity demands to be let loose, and its high time I did something about it.

I just bought a book called “Immediate Fiction: A Complete Writing Course “ for my Kindle app on my phone (and my actual Kindle) and I am starting to read it. What does this mean?

It means I aim to write. I am not going to say I will write a novel or anything, no, but that I WILL WRITE. I will create SOMETHING. And I will try to get the things I write, once I polish them up, published SOMEWHERE.

I intend to run through the excersizes that are in this book and post them here, as a kind of daily reminder of what I am trying to do. Hopefully things will perk up and I can do something with myself.

One can only hope.

Free Rift Beta Key! Not Kidding Guys

So, because I signed up for the newsletter and preordered I got a beta key that is good for 25 accounts, for the upcoming MMO RIFT. If you want to try the game during the remaining events, here are the instructions. Remember, this key will only work 25 times total!

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To Apply the VIP Code:

1. Go to https://account.RIFTgame.com to login or create a new account.
2. Click “Apply Code” on the left-hand navigation bar and enter your VIP key.
3. You’re done! You will automatically be invited into the remaining beta events.

I already have access to the events due to a preorder. If you use the key let me know! That way I can possibly find ya in game. I play on Faeblight right now, and prolly will at release.

Wargaming Resolutions 2011: My Intentions are Clear

Beyond my normal resolutions for the year (Lose weight, do better with my diet) I have some specific ones for Wargaming.

Also, HAI GUYS I R BLOGGIN OMG!!!11!1!

Yea I went there.

I know I have not been blogging much this past month, but in truth that is due to the holidays, as well as a few things I had to do that made me…unhappy. Most notably of which was surrending my 2 Guinea Pigs to an animal shelter as I no longer had the time to really take care of them the way I needed to (if they got sick, I could not spend the time needed to get them better for example).

Regardless, I took a dive back in December, and ordered from Wayland Games a Chaos Space Marines Battleforce, a Chaos Lord in Terminator, and the Codex. But wait! I can hear you say. YOU DONT WANT TO PLAY 40K you want to play Warmachine!

This is true. But I have alot of Khador right now, and not really any of it painted (unless you count the already painted Kodiak). Furthermore, I want to really give 40k a shot now that I have proven to myself that I CAN do these sort of games.

I am starting small, a 750 point force (the battleforce and HQ is that) and my FLGS is running an Escalation League starting around the 21st. They are doing it a bit weird though (250, 400, 600) point levels or something like that, but I intend to participate.

So for 40k my resolutions are as follows:
1. Create my OWN Chapter. I am working on this. So far I have dubbed them “The Night Terrors” and the idea behind them is that they are led by Lord Erebos, The Boogeyman. They work similar to the Night Lords, but without the natural benefits of being able to see in the dark.

2. Paint them. Yes thats right, I am going to paint them.

3. USE THEM.

As far as Warmachine stuff goes I wanted to comment on the Khador Battle Wagon.

Seriously PP? I get a primitive tank? Drawn by HORSES?! In all honestly I am not a fan of it, in look or in theory. Its a tank. Yay tank? I dont play Warmachine for Tanks or Vehicles. I play it for Jacks, and damnit I wanted a big ass super jack.

Instead I get a horse drawn tank.

I do not intend to buy it, even if its the best thing ever and the only way to deal with other War Engines. In fact, if it becomes such that I must have one JUST to deal with other War Engines then I wont bother with the game until something changes.

However, I do have some Warmachine Resolutions:

1. Paint them.

2. Play more

Nothing much with them, other then painting them and playing. However, with the Khador, I am trying to figure out if I should strip them and start over, or if I should just deal with them as I have them and get them done. I am not sure honestly.

In EITHER Case (40k, or Warmachine) I am not going to expand my forces UNTIL the current stuff is painted. Period, plain and simple. This will help me save money for one, and two, force me to paint them.

Wish me luck folks. I am going to need it.

2010 in review

This is a really cool In Review post that I got in my email. Check it out.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 117 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 284 posts. There were 42 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 43mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was August 4th with 240 views. The most popular post that day was Extensively paraphrased Wrath poster spoilers (By CaptSpud).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were blog.ironagenda.com, privateerpressforums.com, facebook.com, Google Reader, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for dark eldar, building on a budget multiplayer, khador torch, brushfire miniatures, and terminal nerdocity.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Extensively paraphrased Wrath poster spoilers (By CaptSpud) August 2010
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2

Why my Local Meta Annoys me January 2010
13 comments

3

My love/hate relationship with Miniwargaming May 2010
14 comments

4

Vassal, huh! Yea! What is it good for? January 2010
7 comments

5

Converting Warmahordes to HeroScape! January 2010