Monday, 21 November 2011

Curiosity killed the cat or did it help progress humanity?

Sorry for the delay in posts just I've been busy personally trying to work out where I'm going next in life as I may end up moving near to Luton for work.
Anyway back to the subject at hand. Has it ever occurred to you why you drink cow's milk? At one point in history someone looked at a cow and decided it would be a good idea to lick its udders! Wonder how many times they tried a bull before settling on a cow. Have you ever thought about the mayonnaise on your chicken? Think about it; you are spreading a whipped chicken period (unfertilised egg) on its dead mother! I do sometimes sit there and look at the meat I'm eating and think about how I'm.currently biting through muscle and tendons and feel a bit sick but then just go back to eating.
I wonder how many people died of arsonic poisoning before they decided it wasn't a good idea?
Any other suggestions?

Monday, 14 November 2011

Fantasy racism

Hey there,
                  I've been scratching my head over a puzzle I can't see an answer to. Why is fantasy racist?
I'm asking this because I can't think of a single ethnic minority character in the human forces of Games Workshop armies. I have googled it to no avail. Surely in the whole of the fantasy realm there has to be one black guy or a Asian man of some sort?
What causes dark skin? Melanin. Melanin creates vitamin D in the skin and where there is more sun, the locals are darker skinned. Now surely there are hot planets like Armageddon in the 41st millennium that have hot seasons which would give the inhabitants dark skin?
Seriously name me a hq character in any imperial army who is black?
Now this story sounds familiar; man decides to cleanse the under races by creating the super human army who are bred for strength and intelligence and will follow obediently all orders. Hmmmm.... Didn't a guy with a side parting and a moustache have that idea?
I was always tempted to paint a space marine sergeant black as an up yours to gw.
Oh yeah. Who are the space marines most hated adversaries?
Who wear what colour mostly?
I rest my case.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Judge's ruling required!

I'm thinking about a classic 80's comedy horror film right now, i am thinking of course about Gremlins. As much as i enjoy this film i've been bothered for a while now by one of the rules than one must agree to adhere to when caring for a mogwai;  From
"Chinese Boy: First of all, keep him out of the light, he hates bright light, especially sunlight, it'll kill him. Second, don't give him any water, not even to drink. But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight."

Ok, now rule one and two are fairly simple to abide by but rule 3.....Never feed him after midnight. Sounds simple right? Wrong! At what point does it make it clear what is classed as being after midnight? Surely anything past 00:00 is after midnight. Think about it, even 5 minutes to midnight is 23:55 hours after midnight. At what point is it safe to feed it? Maybe im just being a bit of an anal retentive but im right surely?

I'll let this slide as it is not as bad as the whole Terminator debacle. For John Connor to exist in the future he has to send Kyle Reese back in time to save his mother and for them to bump uglies. So no matter how many times Sarah Connor kills the Terminator she will have to keep on doing it in a permenant loop otherwise John Connor can never send Kyle back in time. And For Kyle to be sent back in time then Sarah can never truely stop Cyberdyne otherwise none of this would ever happen. If you are lost go watch Back To The Future part II when doc Brown explains the alternate universe because of Biff going back in time and giving himself the sports almanac. If Sarah and Kyle had managed to prevent Cyberdyne from creating a nuclear holocaust in the first film then surely the end of the film would be at the start as if nothing happens and she doesnt meet Kyle and they never make John.

Confused? You should be!

Friday, 11 November 2011

general rumblings

I've been having serious doubts about my Ork army recently as their performance has been less than spectacular. I am now been whispered in my ear by the dark gods. Since i was under the Emperors wing when i used to lead a contingent of the Ultramarine army with Lord Macragge at my side i could feel Abaddon looking at me, calling me to buy and paint him and let him give blood and heresy to the universe.
        I am now looking to either pack up and sell my orks or have them as a mantle piece display that will gather dust as i feel that i can no longer withstand the urge to join the chaos forces and declare "death to the false emperor". In fact in hindsight i should have avoided the Orks in the first place as when i started getting back into the hobby it wasn't to play but to paint and what models did i buy to start painting? Chaos, Chaos, Chaos! I bought Chaos Knights from warhammer classic and i even built a diorama depicting a chaos war lord crushing a space marine from my old ultramarine's chapter under his feet.
Blood for the blood god!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

What if fiction was real?

Been thinking about classic movies and The Indian In The Cupboard came to mind. As puts it " On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best friend. But these two presents turn out to be much more magic than the rest...". Basicly boy puts toy Indian in a cupboard and when he opens it the toy becomes real, it only goes to pot when he tries a cowboy at the same time. This got me to thinking...."what happens if you have this cupboard?" Now since I play warhammer 40k its obviously about using your imagination but what if you could put some models in this cupboard? I'm thinking ork boyz vs. Some space marines. Imagine the bloodshed and guts as you reopen the cupboard! I've seen 40k portrayed in games and a crappy CGI film but to see miniature killing machines at work would be awesome.
*Edit* what would happen if you put sex toys in it? That's just scary!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Bonfire night madness

I sit here writing whilst outside it sounds like WWIII. I've been quite busy today looking up how to paint camouflage for my new unit of orks in warhammer 40k as they are a group of specialist guerilla fighters. I also had some good fun at work playing the A-Z game where you pick a subject and then give examples using the alphabet but you both have to give examples so for instance, food; apple + avocado, banana + bread and so forth. Gets quite tough towards the end for added excitement you can have a punishment of a punch on the arm if you can't give an answer, its amazing how blank your mind goes when you start worrying about a punch on the arm coming up!
Last night I was having a conversation with Elle who runs Igota4 (link below) about the state of GW (games workshop). I was arguing that in these financial times GW need to concentrate on their core games but also offer value for money as I pointed out the about 95% of my ork army was not store bought but either eBay or reseller. The point I.made is that GW must have a high mark up as most online resellers have around 20% off rrp. I think the worst type of person to be in this world is a geek as everything is so expensive, I looked into buying an r2d2 bin and they retail for around £200! Why is it a chav can buy cheap clothes but I can't get an Ork Stompa for £40? Well that's my rant over for tonight.
Oh btw the smell was from something I should have thrown away about a week ago :)
I've also included a pic of one of my Camo attempts

Peace out!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Start of things to come

Hey there and welcome to my blog.
  Now I assume your are here on purpose and knowing that a D20 is a die otherwise Disney have made a load of mighty ducks film that were straight to DVD and its now D:20 "coach Bombay has cataracts" that you were googling. Anyway back to the point of this; I will be musing over several things that run through my head on a daily occurance from new films and games to what the hell is that smell in my room, it smells like silage?! Hope you enjoy the ride and remember to keep hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times.
P.s. ill keep you posted on the source of the smell.
Richard x