27 November 2011

Sunday Catchup & Clearout

A lot has been going on since the last post of note, which I won't go into. Thought it was time to do a quick overview of the gaming-related highlights…

Fug had his first official Malifaux win this last week, Raspy beating Sonnia 6-4 in a highly contested Shared Deliver The Message strategy. He has since decided to take a break from Arcanists and has Lilith waiting in the wings, so Guild vs Neverborn action soon.

My Malcontent resin bases are officially available on Ebay now (link to the right). It's been slow going and I haven't had chance to add to the product line, or paint a single miniature in two months which has been frustrating. Hopefully things will improve, especially as I finish for Christmas on the 16th December!!

We've had mice in our attic at home during the last couple of months. I went full Defcon and the loft space was looking like a minefield, reaping several confirmed kills. Whilst this was a stressful time (My wife got stressed about the mice and I got earache to sort it as a consequence which was stressful), I did have to empty the attic of all the clutter. We are slowly sorting through it and I am in the process of getting things up on Ebay that will never see my gaming or painting table – several of which have been really difficult decisions.

To see what's on offer have a look on my Ebay page – the Shaggoth at the top of the post is one such item as well as some OOP Confrontation stuff. There will be more in a couple of weeks when Ebay do another free insertion fee weekend.

Other points of interest. Myself and the wife went up to London last night to watch Driving Miss Daisy at the Wyndham Theatre. It was a semi birthday present for her, but the main reason I bought the tickets – if I'm being brutally honest – was to see the legend that is James Earl Jones. He may be my idol for being the man behind THAT voice but the man is a genius and an actor of superb calibre.

I found out today of the death of Gary Speed, Everton FC legend and current manager of the Welsh national side. He was 42, and a footballing gentleman if ever there was one. It would appear he took his own life, which is very strange for someone who had the world at his feet and appeared to all – including close friends – to be very happy with life. I will be interested to see if anything develops from this. Needless to say I am stunned and quite gutted by this. R.I.P.


  1. We have mice every so often, our two cats make short work of them, the poor little buggers.

    There's an example of one of your Bamboo range on my blog, and I'll be using some more in the enar future. :)

    As for Gary Speed, I was stunned by it too - unfortunately depression can smack you like a bloody great hammer when you least expect it, not good. :(

  2. Good luck with the mice...A slightly physco cat is offten the answer. Soldier on and remember the great moments.

  3. I think the mice have gone now – they must've heard me on the phone to the pest control guy, no sight or sound of them since!!