Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Less Than Four Percent
This ain't no apology post, life gets in the way of hobbies, that's just the way of it. Yes, I just used "ain't" too, I don't know why, it just felt right. I have often seen blogs I follow post an apology that they've been away, or neglected their blogs, hey, it happens. Without the real life stuff, the hobby stuff ceases to be.
I guess I've been tired more than anything. I've moved from being a stay-at-home dad to re-entering the workforce so I find myself falling asleep on the couch with Supernatural on in the background somewhere around the 10pm range.
Boardgaming has supplanted a lot of the other gaming in my domain as well. It's easy to setup, easy to cleanup, and provides a lot of fun in one evening that's accessible by everyone at the table. I do miss the roleplaying though, however it's hard to get, err, rolling. I do miss the miniature gaming too, and with a couple of games of Infinity under our belts I am hopeful that is going to rise.
There's also been a crazy (and sudden) interest in both Warmachine and Hordes, so I suspect a lot of content will start focusing (no pun intended) on those two games. People have bought armies and started painting them and those who didn't buy anything have tons of stuff laying around from our first foray years and years ago.
I myself have thrown my lot in with the Trollbloods, starting over from scratch after selling off everything I had some time ago. You'll see more of them for sure.
As for the title of this post, my statline so bluntly tells I've painted a mere 3.76% of the minis I've bought this year. To be fair the Chuhuac 15mm figs and the Reaper Kickstarter have both inflated this number considerably. This feels about like the effort I've been putting forth though. All I can do is go up from here on in. On a personal note I've just accepted a new job, this time getting me back in the classroom a closer reality than where I am now, and with a twist of synchronous irony, the hefty pay increase (37.73%) is strangely close digits-wise to my current painting percentage (3.78%), give or take a decimal point of course.
I'm going to give another nod to my friends, both Miller and Rucht for posting their guest spots Monday Night Miller and Friday Rucht Hour respectively. They're not just guest spots, they're co-authors. Without their fresh input things would be downright desolate around here. My Thor's Day Hero posts are here as well, but remember I wrote all of those months ago. So where does that put us? I don't know. I'm still here, hopefully you are too. Here's to the future.