Funny Things

Thursday, December 18, 2014

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] Wives and Girlfriends

My last couple articles have been about the average guy and the average trip to the store. Someone had to pipe up, talking about the ladies in the lives of gamers, and both being one and knowing them, I had to take on the challenge.

I'm going to do this anyway, so nyah.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GW Makes Me Crazy And Other Random Thoughts

Hey, folks. SinSynn here.

So I'm reading the news about Games Workshop, and it's all doom and gloom again. I'm actually a lil' surprised, since I figured they had some things that hit pretty well this year- iKnights for one. Sheesh those things were everywhere at NOVA.
The End Times expansions for another- was it me or did they seem to rekindle an interest in Warhammer Fantasy for a lotta people?
I...guess it was just me.
Then we had the 40k expansions- the Sanctus Reach thingie and now Shield of Baal. Games Workshop was crowing 'bout how they were 'sold out' of the first Shield of Ball whosimawhatsis, but I guess they only printed like six copies or whatevs.

* Turns out this is Games Workshop's new CEO. Remember what Tom Kirby said about not reading resumes? They probably shoulda read this guys- it was written in feces *

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Madness 12 Days of Christmas

We have another new member, just in time for Christmas!

Elite 40,000

I also got this little gem in my inbox:

It's a website where you can design your own miniatures,  you select a body type (male or female human for example), then you select the clothes, the weapons and the equipment. Then you choose a compatible pose, after a couple of minutes your 3D model is built. If you like it you can order it, it will be 3D printed and sent to you. You can also save your model to reuse it later, as a template for other models for example. Or you can share it with friends by giving them the ID (you find it through the “share” button, you have an ID and a couple of  image links).

I've seen some of the samples coming out of the beta project and this is pretty cool. Check it out!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Escaping In My Hobby

Hey, folks. SinSynn here.

Throughout my life, I have been blessed with friends.
This has really been a big help to me, since I don't really have any 'family.' They're all pretty much gone from this Earth, and it's just me out here now.
Friends have made a considerable difference in my life. I don't think I would've pulled through some of the tough times without them.
Friends have given me a couch to sleep on when it was cold and I was homeless. They were there to give me ten bucks when I was in the depths of my heroin addiction, and they bought me food and words of encouragement when I battled my way out of it.
They put up with my nonsense. OhMyGawd I'm just full of nonsense. I dunno what else to say 'bout that, 'cept I'm sorry. I'm a pain in the @ss. I know this. Being a friend o' mine is probably terribly annoying when I'm pretending to be an answering machine for the ten thousandth time...
'You've reached The Tentacles. They can't come to the phone right now, as they're entertaining a busload of Japanese School girls...'
'Dude I know it's you. You can stop with the answering machine bit.'
'...Please wait for the sound of the scream...'
'Seriously? Every time? Every single friggin' time I call?'
'...Leave a message, and they'll get back to you when it's time for a probing.'
'Are you done?'
'You've reached The Tentacles may I ask who's calling please?'
'I'm going to kill you. That's who's calling. The person...No excuse me, check that- "The Terran" that's gonna kill you.'

They usually sigh deeply as I launch into my 'humming muzak' version of Madonna's 'Holiday.'

* KAWAII!! Oh're smiling now... *

For whatever reason, they put up with me, despite all the bad jokes, all the dumb behavior. Bless their hearts.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] The Average Customer

There are a lot of ideas about the kind of person that frequents a game store. Even with the rise of "nerd culture", the idea that my customers live with mom in the basement, with no job and no car, spending all day on the internet is pretty prevalent. The other strong idea is that my customers are all "Sheldon"s from Big Bang Theory.

I have to tell you that nothing could be father from the truth.