Funny Things

Friday, December 31, 2010

User Content Friday - The Internet’s Impact on Gaming

Last week we posted a bit by Brent that hit on some of the nuances of internet advice.  As a kind of companion piece, here's a bit by Dethtron that I've always loved and dove-tails nicely with Brent's bit.  I'll let Dethtron take it from here.

Lauby wants me to add something to this and although I'm not sure what else to say, I'll give it a go.  I wrote this almost a year ago and still don't think that I've answered the central question yet: whether the Internet or technology in general have really improved the overall gaming experience for me.  It took me so long to even figure out what the question was that the answer may well be a long ways off still.  Towards the end of this article I hint at a follow up piece coming.  It hasn't happened yet, but it's been at the back of my mind for a good long while.  I just need to finally formulate an opinion or think of new ways to argue with myself first....needless to say, this follow up could take a while to materialize.  Anyways, we'll be back with more content and some new improvements for the new year.  We may as well enjoy the last year of our lives, after all. ~dethtron

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Where in the World is Lantz?- Lantz Party USA

I guess it's still non-denominational holiday season or something, because Lauby is busy with family stuff, meaning you guys are stuck with me, dethtron, for another Thursday post.  I promise not to put up any more disturbing highly eroticized pictures of myself up this week, though, since we've gotten a new Lantz pic in on top of the glut that he sent in last week in order to prevent me from ever being allowed to show my face on this site again.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Weekly Top X - Electric Six

It's been a busy Xmas season for your intrepid HoP authors, but we've crossed frozen plains, braved sleet and the pain of death to bring you this wee...

Brent: Yea, yea, yea; Lauby writes another introduction! I wanted to cut in and find out when we get some Top X time.
John: Isn’t that what we’re doing now? I’m not entirely sure where you’re headed with this...
Brent: Well, you and me are always here talking about the awesome content House of Paincakes members are dishing the Blogosphere each and every week... who’s dishing about us?
John: Brent, it’s public service. Our lot in life is to bust our asses promoting and helping other people until our inevitable burn-out and disillusionment. Its up to the general public to feel generosity in the depths of their black hearts and return the favor.
Brent: Oh. I hadn’t considered that. Let’s get started then - you’re always holding up the show!
John: Gah!

Brent and John are awesome, Dear.  High Five!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dave Taylor Miniatures Steel Legion Contest

Your chance is almost up to take advantage of the Steel Legion Apocalypse List Design force over at Dave Taylor Miniatures.  You have until the end of the year to send him a 3,000 point Steel Legion themed apocalypse list that can also be scaled down to 1,750 and 1,850 points effectively.  Make sure your list is mechanized and follows the Steel Legion background and then send it in.  Full details on the contest can be found here.  Unlike a certain other one of your favorite sites, rumor has it that his contest will actually have prize support.  Yippee.  Be sure to check out my own entry after the break.

What Comes 1st, Theme or Competitiveness?

Here's a question for you all that's probably quite relevant at this time of year...

You've just brought yourself or being given one by Santa a shiny new codex or army book.

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Member Monday - Two for the Money

Hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season so far.  I know I have.  Not much going on this Monday aside from our two brand spankin' new HoP members.  Though their membership anniversaries are gonna be a downer in about a year since their both Xmas babies.  We'll probably try and roll their gifts into Xmas due to the proximity of the dates and all their relatives will get them ornaments and crap like that since old people have a hard time telling the difference between the birth of Christ and any other event that happens around the same time. Oh, speaking of Xmas - everyone gets a double dose of essay this week.

New Member Monday

The Dice Gods Hate Me
Keywords: Warmachine, Hordes, Malifaux, Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Wars, other games you're not cool enough to have heard of
Essay: I don't know that I am God's gift to the internet, but I am interested in the Animal Sexual Magnetism and heightened metabolism that you claimed we possible if I joined!

Ineptus Mechanicus
Keywords: 40k, ADD, Jesus impersonation
Essay: A essay of 500 words or less explaining why I'm God's gift to the Internet, huh? You said your probably not going to read it? Well ok... in that case.... I dressed up as Jesus for Halloween so not only do i think I'm God's gift to the internet I think I'm God's gift to the world... that work for you guys? In all seriousness and humility I don't think I'm Gods gift to anything, just a hobbyist looking to pimp his and others blogs a little... but I really did dress up like Jesus for Halloween!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

[Weekly Whimsy] The Skin Trade

[Welcome to Weekly Whimsy! Wishing your and yours wondrous winter warmth and winging wit on warrior women and what they wear.]

Red Sonja is awesome.- Dethtron


Really, what can I say? At some point, I have to go to the obvious material. I've been trying to avoid the topic for some time, hoping to come up with some wise & witty commentary regarding the elephant in the room: women in fantasy art.

Screw that noise.

I only have a few comments in regards to the De rigueur damsels en dishabillement. No, they're not terribly consistent or logical. I never said I was consistent; just opinionated.

I "Get" It.