the pun was irresistible.
been a while but what better time to make a fresh start on things than
the beginning of a new decade. Last year was a year of stasis for me,
various family health issues leaving me without the energy or
motivation to do much of anything. Or at least anything worth
blogging about. I am painfully aware of how little entertainment
value existential despair has considering the recent general
lining up the projects for the year:
Christmas period I actually managed to get the comics backlog down to
nothing. I am, for the first time in years, all caught up and so I'm
going to try and do the thing I originally started this blog to do an
review some comics! I might even try out some random trade paperbacks
now the new stuff is under control.
reviews and collecting, I recently started collecting Legends scale
Transformers (that's the small ones). I picked up IronFactory's
Windblade on a whim and, me being me, I now have a small bookshelf
full of the little 'bots. I like them just as decoration and as
fiddle toys but I feel the need to do something with them. Reviews,
certainly, but I think I could stand to do some sort of photography
project with them.
recently realised that I have been collecting the new Doctor Who
blurays without actually watching them. It might be a decent chance
to rewatch them with an eye to how my opinion has changed over the
years. I've already lived through the VHS and DVD eras so this will
be the second or third go round with some of these stories.
chosen two big projects, one for Fantasy and one for 40k, to be my
main focus for the time being. I'll work on other things because I
have so many unfinished projects that need only a little work to get
them past the finish line.
Warhammer 40,000 it will be the Adeptus Mechanicus because my family
got me a whole bunch of AdMech kits for Christmas. I love the look of
them and they are so different from the standard Space Marine and
Imperial Guard armies of the Imperium. I have no idea how they work
on the tabletop and that in itself represents a fun challenge.
Over in the
both defunct and upcoming world of Warhammer Fantasy I'm going for
something a little simpler: Ogre Kingdoms. I recently snapped up a
Feast Of Bones Ogre/Ogor Tyrant for cheap on eBay. The attraction of
the army is simply: monsters, its an army of monsters. What's not to
love about that?
projects on the docket include a Dwarf army I've been chipping away
at for years; the Sisters of Battle army deal that I've undercoated
and not really done anything else to since it came out; Deathwatch;
and my eternal quest for the perfect Traitor Guard models.
obviously, but also I want to get back into writing short fiction.
I'm going to go looking for writing prompt blogs and the like since I
think Write Anything has ended since I used to contribute to their
going to be posting some of my Warhammer background to this blog to
get some feedback, maybe also try to set up an AO3 account.
Always meant to learn and, to be frank, I need to eat healthier. I'm
told by people who do it that cooking is fun and satisfying.
year and a bit ago a friend and I went to Switzerland for a week. I
went up multiple mountains! Cable cars are terrifying, by the way,
and sometimes you get out of one expecting the majestic sweep of the
mountains but instead you find yourself face to face with a lifesize
cut out of James Bond (that actually happened). It was an amazing
experience and I'm keen to repeat it, hopefully with less unexpected
enough to be getting on with.