Funny Things

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

[Auspicious Alchemy] Kitbashing Glory Boys, part II: The Astartes Boogaloo

Greetings all!

Welcome to Part de Two of Kitbashing Imperial Guard Glory Boys.

I'm not too sure of my schedule, I think these may go up on Saturday, or Tuesday following. I didn't get to work on this on Saturday, as my neighbours are Slaaneshi cultists. Let's just say that no single person wants to overhear the Rhythmic Bedspring Orchestra with Accompanying Vocals while they try to sit at a computer. Or try to sleep, even. I swear the possums and bats around here are quieter. I'm just grumbling about this on the net cuz I can plus people can empathise with an S, damnit American English, regarding a lack of sleep.

Like this, only the same amount of noise by only two cultists
Blah, I blame both DC and Sinsynn for this. Lol no, not really. Anyway:
nana nana nana nana pagebreak. I really gotta come up with a witty way of doing this -_-

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What Tom Kirby Really Meant To Say...

Games Workshop has had a really good year  And I'm totally gonna convince you of that. Ok, firstly- don't look at the numbers.
If your measure of 'good' is the current financial year's numbers, you may not agree And that would be cuz you're a stupid head... But if your measure is the long-term survivability of a great cash generating business that still has a lot of potential growth, then you will agree I also have an awesome Time Share deal to tell you about.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hollywood Superhero Girls We Love

Hey, folks. SinSynn here.

So this week saw the release of the new Luc Besson movie Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson.
We all love Scarlett Johansson, don't we?
Yes. Yes we do.

*My brain is sooper-developed, but I still hold my gat like a gangsta. I totally mounted sights on the side, tho*

Next week, Guardians of the Galaxy releases, and that stars Zoe Saldana.

*We also love Zoe Saldana, don't we? Yes. Yes we do*

Somehow, both of these lovely ladies, respected actresses both, have become regulars in geek culture cinema. Comic book movies, sci-fi flics, swords and sorcery flics- all the stuffs we used to call our own. I don't think very many of us are mad about it, since mainstream success means the movie studios are actually giving these franchises we hold dear an actual budget naow.

If anybody wants to see what comic book movies were like before Hollywood started believing in them as a valid and potentially profitable venture, here- watch this.
...I'm sorry- I know how awful that is...
Fortunately, things are way better nowadays...

Friday, July 25, 2014

[Confessions of an English Zombie Fancier] A Momentary Lapse Of Reason


This is all your fault, you slurping insult to the laws of nature and the principles of human decency!

(Well, it's not all your fault. The chaps pushing their 40Kmens around on the next table down from me at the CWG the other night, they're also to blame. So's my old mate Ben of Necron battle report fame. So's that chap Bobo who writes the really witty battle reports on the Warhammer Forum. I'm choosing to assume that you made them do it with alien mind control rays or something, though, 'cause everything's your fault.)

I'm starting to look at Games Workshop's stuff again.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

[Musings of a Game Store Owner] Subtleties of Suggestion

Most businesses these days have some form of feedback stream. Whether it's surveys, websites with the "contact us" box, or "we want to hear from you" claims, it's a fair idea that businesses are looking for information from their customers on all levels of their operations.

An old take on this sort of thing is a suggestion box. you have probably seen them in a lot of commercial locations and never really thought about why they are there. Many folks pay good money to have those forms examined on a regular basis, and analyze what is said along with why it's said.