Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nova Open: A review on the event as a whole

I got tired of using the Nova logo at the top of my posts, so I decided to add this awesome guy instead.  He's even wearing a net :)
 (also, the pictures on here will not be relevant in the least bit - just stuff from my pictures folder that I thought were fun)

Hey folks, how goes it all?  Figured I'd start writing up a few reviews on the events I attended this year.  The first on that list is the Nova, simply because I forgot to give Mike feedback when he asked for it, and it's probably less and less relevant every day (if it's even relevant now at all, lol).  So let's get started.

First off, this isn't a battle report.  Here is the link to my Invitational batreps.  Here is the link to my Open batreps. 

Now that we've established that this isn't a batrep, let's actually start talking about the event itself.  I suppose I can do this in narrative form, so it reads a little bit like a story.  Who doesn't like stories? :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Dear Internets, please learn to spell: #1- Your vs. You're

Let's map this post out, to make it more fun.  Bolds added after the article was written :-p

Email Title (fabricated to illustrate the topic): 

Re: You're an idiot.  Your mom thinks so too.


Dear Internets,

First, I want to say this isn't intended as an insult.  I just want to help.  If I say it mockingly, it's still helpful, right?


Now, please endure my surface-brushing (and semi-pedantic) speech on linguistics, and how it applies to making (most of) you less stupid.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nova Open 2011 Tournament Report

A note: after having written this, I've decided it's too long to go back and proofread, since it's already super late, and I want to get this stupid thing scheduled and done with.  So, just deal with it.  My writing is still not horrible un-proofread, I hope :-p

Howdy folks!  The time has come, the time is now! (3 internets for whoever can name what book that came from :)  )

We've finally got my Nova Open Tournament Report.  It's been a long time coming, and I apologize to those who have been tapping their feet in rabid impatience.  No point in blogging when you feel like it'll ruin blogging forever though, amirite?

Let's start with me pointing out, as I did in the Nova Invitational Report, that this will be a somewhat abbreviated report, not a full blow-by-blow as it normally is.  It'll still have most of the turns' pictures, along with analysis on what I did/my approach/what I did wrong for each game, just not the 3-hour read (hyperbole, I know) some of you are used to by now :-p  I just don't remember enough of the minute details to justify a full ridiculously long report, so... yeah.  Deal with it.

You can get to the aforementioned posts via the link at the top right part of my blog in the "Battle Report Log".  No, I'm not linking to it, so that you can find it for yourself, and always know where you can get to it :)

Cool, so let's get started.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Funtimes with Necrons

Still true?
Hey there folks, how was the weekend?  I hope it was good, mine included getting snowed into a town in Wyoming that I wasn't prepared for, researching my capstone project mercilessly, and playing a game against my friend's fun new Necrons.  It wasn't super eventful, lol.

Anyways, since everyone else wants to talk about Necrons, I guess that's what I want to talk about as well.  Because that's good logic.  Also, I'm fastidiously putting off finishing off the Open batreps :-p

So, Necrons.  What's to like about them?  They have a few fun things, and a few things that are sort of meh.  I'm enjoying the lack of any conceivable deathstar the army may have, and how enormous Ghost Arks are.  Seriously, wait til you see an actual model.  It's Land Raider size almost, haha. 

Actually, like lots of folks, my favorite unit is the Scarab.  Not really for the same reason lots of people like them, however.  Sure, they kill tanks, are beasts, lots of wounds, blah blah blah, all of which is awesome.  However, what I really like is the greater implications of Scarabs.  People are going to have to stop playing razorspam as we know it.  One good charge from scarabs will leave a previously solid razorspam list really sad, and auto-losing the game.

Which means of course, that

Friday, November 11, 2011

Feast of Blades Tournament Report

Well guys, long time no talk.  Nightmare week, and next week is no better.

However, I did manage to find the time to write up my batreps for the Feast of Blades over on EH (since they're sponsoring me), and thought you'd be interested in reading it.

Feel free to comment either here or there, I'll see them either place, but since I can't really reply without great difficulty on intense debate for some reason, I'm more likely to respond here.

But do what you want.  I'm not your mom.

On an unrelated note, my mom's birthday is today.  Happy birthday Madre :)

Also, it's Veterans day, which is a day celebrating how awesome I am (since I'm a Veteran), but also a day to remember others who weren't as lucky as I was.  I think today I'm going to watch 'We Were Soldiers' - the one movie that ever made me cry, lol :-p

Alright, I'm outro.  Hope to have more content up soon, but frankly, with all the other stuff I've got going on, it might not happen as frequently as much as we all would like.

Oh yeah, go watch this video.  Patrick Rothfuss is a badass writer, and he used to have a spoof advice column, which is where he's reading from.  Seriously, watch it.  It will change your life.

Well, it'll make you laugh.  Which is at least a small change  :-p

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

This Weekend is Feast of Blades...

Don't worry, I have shorter hair now.

...and I'm the defending champion.  For at least 1 more day.  I'll write more about it below.  For now, read my apathetic ponderings/excuse-mongerings.  I can't promise that they'll be entertaining or anything.  But, I'm not a terrible writer, so it should be at least palatable.

heh, it's no secret that I haven't been as active on the blog this week as I'd like to be.  I think I got one up on Monday, and have epic failed every other day.  Sorry, ready to hear my awesome excuse?

Well, it starts with