Monday, October 19, 2015

Not Much to Post

I wish I could be more exciting. I actually like updating my blog and writing about things and painting and stuff (look ma, I'm articulate!) However, I am as busy as a one armed paper hanger.
Shown: A One Armed Paper Hanger
I teach high school and my school tried to initiate a new setup this year. Well, it didn't happen. Officially, it didn't happen until the last two weeks before the school year. Well after the staff was sufficiently downsized and transferred to accommodate the direction we were now going in. In order for the schedule to work, I had to sell my preparation period back to the district. The money is worth it but the workload is surprisingly more intense than just having one more period to teach, plan, and grade for.

On top of that, I am just about to start my Master's thesis. My subject is the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War (JCCW), a little known congressional committee that oversaw the Civil War. I feel like such a hipster dealing with this topic since they have largely been ignored in many, many histories on the Civil War even when some discuss them indirectly. "They're an important committee, you've probably never heard of them."

However, being about to start all of this means that I have research, reading (oh boy, the reading!), and get to finish up my other classes that somehow still expect me to give them my full attention (crazy, right?)

This means I have had almost no time for Warhammer 40k and, a hobby I've given almost no time to here, Mage: the Ascenstion (look it up, its the best RPG ever.) Thankfully, I have other blogs (Skulkers Surprise!) to keep me entertained.

I missing gaming.

I'm bored.
Once December hits, I plan on completing my Cadian force, finishing building my knights, and maybe getting them painting.

If you've read to the end of this, three things. First, what the hell is wrong with you? I wrote it and I'm bored. Secondly, what are you up to hobby wise? I need something to live vicariously through. Thirdly, would anybody be interesting in reading about RPG related things in addition to 40k things? I'd be glad to share some Mage related goings on, when I have them, but I do not want to bore people who might come here for hobby related things.

Friday, October 16, 2015

New Knight!

I don't have too much to say about the new knight at this point. Clearly, it will be some time, if ever, that I acquire one because the cerastus knights are very expensive. Despite that, I do want one and will be watching for...alternatives. Perhaps I'll customize my own? Either way, the naysayers are wrong and this is a significant contribution to knight lists. Perhaps the toughest knight out there and the only one with a D ranged weapon. That alone means it deserves consideration.
That, and just look at it!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Productive Afternoon

stayed home today because I'm sick and that is what considerate sick people do when they do not wish to spread the plague (listen closely folks.) I figured I'd get some work done remotely because I am responsible and blah, blah, blah..,

So, of course, the Internet was down for most of it.

Still, not entirely unproductive.

Baron Gawain of House Pelletier