So lets all celebrate this 'milestone' just like any 8th grader would on their own 1 month aniversy - with heavy petting and shameful groping. Wait! NO!!. Ok... maybe...
But lets also celebrate this day with the most appropriate post - a Weekly Top X chock full of dick jokes. This week its Battle Reports (mostly) and Brent and I found some good stuff to share.
1) Rumors of Heresy - Orks vs. Double Land Raiders: A quasi-battle report
John: Oh Orks, when will you ever cease to amuse me. Is there ever a time you can’t make the world smile? So it’s not a full report, but it is a great example of the kind of introspection that Brent and I get E-Hard over. Its also a nice little cautionary tale about rock armies and outflanking.
Brent: I’m E-Touching myself right now! They should make an attachment for that - I could plug it into the USB. What are we talking about? Oh, yea! I really like Delusions of Grandeur and I have two comments about this post: 1) Orks aren’t broken, and 2) pictures make everything better.
2) Blackjack and Hookers - DaBoyz GT Primer: Game 3
Brent: Okay, Lauby, you’ve hit a nerve here. First things first, Chumby is one of my favorite IP’s (that’s Internet Personalities for the uninitiated - I’m coining phrases lately) and any battlereport he writes should be considered required reading. Thing is, I’m attending Da Boyz GT later this year and it’s a heavy comp event. Chumby touches on that (E-Touch! Heh!) in this battlereport... and I have the feeling it’s only the beginning of a bigger conversation.
John: I had a feeling you'd like this one. But aside from all that comp nonsense, there's also an important and life affirming lesson in here: talk to people, god dammit! Chumby took a shitty situation for his opponent and made it not terrible through the simple act of being a good Do Bee. Now if we can just convince the rest of the world to put on their big-boy pants we may have something.
|Chumby, in the flesh|
3) Grimcron Warhammer 40K - Battle Report: Storm Giants vs Imperial Guards
Brent: Grim does some of the best battlereports... ‘cause he uses pictures! Really, guys, you’d be amazed how much more traffic your blogs will draw if you give folks something to look at. Also, he tends to use good lists and writes up what he learned; I love that. It looks like he’s given his blog a facelift recently, doesn’t it Lauby?
John: His blog doesn't have a face, Brent. You so crazy! But I have to echo Brent on the pictures thing. Unless you throw in some shots of the battle in progress, you have to spend a lot more time on your language skills to make things as clear. Grimcron's post may be sparse on the actual text, but each one of his pics is worth 994.2 words (according to recent research, 1000 is slightly innaccurate). Just by having his camera around, he was able to add almost 12000 words... without having to write anything.
4) Mi40K - Fenton 40k Tournament Recap
John: While I do tend to like detailed analysis of single games, I’ve always had a soft spot for these kind of quickie tournament run downs. Sometimes, 3 full reports is just too much report. I like these kinds of posts for the fact that they highlight some of the crazy moments in statistical probability that can crop up as well as give you a feel for the event itself.
Brent: He had me with Thundercats! I think this is a blog to watch, but I’ll repeat my ‘pictures make it possible’ message here. Also, I spent a ton of time looking for the list he used - did I just miss it?
John: No, Brent it just wasn't there. But Lion-O doesn't owe you anything. Not even a samophlange.
5) The Buddy Times - Color Modulation Tutorial - part 1 and part 2
John: This one isn’t really part of this weeks theme, but its important never the less. You see, The Buddy Times was accidentally dropped from the blog rolls at one point. Since the HoP is all about the public exposure... of our members.... yeah.... I thought it would be nice to make up for lost time by showcasing this blog. Luckily for the sake of my free time, I didn’t have to go back very far to find something good great to show off. These posts 100% belong on a Top X.
Brent: I’m going to publicly E-Expose my E-Peen that I’m E-Touching whilst shouting, “Buddy, it’s time!”
John: I am beginning to regret getting you that 'medicinal' ecstasy. Having had a bit of experience with color modulation myself, I can say that this is a very good intro to the concept. It covers a big chunk of the details without being any where near as intimidating as the dvd I own. Extra big props to anybody who goes out of there way to make a video tutorial and does it this well. Not only is it difficult, but there's this latent fear that if people hate it they’ll make fun of your voice. Amiright, Brent?
Brent: *sigh* You had to bring that up, didn’t you? The haters will always find something! I’ve had ‘em make fun of my voice and my hair... what’s next? Bottom line, if you feel a passion for blogging, repeat after me: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough... and people like (touching themselves) me!”
Welp, this Top X has come to a close. Nothing left to do but obsessively wait for the comments to role in. Thanks for reading, guys! Oh and as always, if you notice that your blog isn't on the rolls and it should be, drop us a line. I'm relatively sure we're missing one since one of the admins accidentally added a gmail account to the blog lists at one point - Lauby