Anyway, it'll be a super slow start on the hobby and the blogging. I had originally thought of making a huge celebration-post of the end of the year and the blogging, but just didn't get enough pressure in the old steam boiler that is my brain. Whatever...
If you look at the image to your right, you will see that in the English Calendar, there are at least three more years coming. My fuck, does it ever end? They've promised the ending of the world, roughly 9000 times a year these latest 3000 years, and it still hasn't come... The calendar above at least gives us three more years of bills, idiots, neighbours that aren't hot young lasses, electric bills, politicians that don't behave like humans (might be a bit unrealistic of me to hope for something else), stale bread, cold, too hot, are we there yet etc etc.
If you look to your left you see a Scrap and Pearl Event which I will not attend because it sounds super boring.
Highlights of 2013, personal blogging-stuff
This whole list is just a long session of tooting my own horn.
TLDR? A lot of projects have been finished. I got slightly better at painting - thanks to YOU! Also, there are other blogs and homepages which makes really good content which I didn't bother with here. I am also still struggling with some minor and major quirks and grammatical nonsense of the English language. Colloquilisms is a word. Or is it colloquialisms? Anyway, those are fun and I want to learn more of them. Additionally, I want to put babies in washing machines.
Hooting and tooting follows below...
Over the year I have learnt a lot from blogging:
- An Indian Llama-god deity exists! I also learned today that there's someone called Panchalama that is revered by some native group or another in the Andes.
Over at Indian Games Workshop everything's going
well with their new product: FinePlaster[TM]...
- That Games Workshop was not overly difficult to work with when it comes to damaged models: It was my most positive experience with Games Workshop in 2013! It's the last little part, an edit at the bottom.
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I have also learned to make a list of the kind below:
... most disturbing comment: By Mr Dan Vincent on Movement tray for Thorin's Company.
Hobby stuff which I liked and need to finish and picturize. Need to make this slot into a "... most"-sentence... What about...
... most needed projects to finish and picturize:
- Hobbit-project that has potential. Do I have potential?
- The humble beginning of the swan project and proof I actually had an idea of my own! ... and didn't steal the idea from GW. Mine actually make some sort of sense, since the flying-thing is an airplane/boat and the birds pulling it are waterliving. Or something...
- Need to take pics of the finished Werewolf project...
- There are many more but frankly, who gives a shit...
... most competitive post. The prize wasn't all that, sorry about that mr Winner (just realized the winner perhaps wouldn't want his name published here!), I never got the extra goblins that I had intended to ship off to him. Perhaps another chance will turn up? Or is it turn out? Make up? Make out? Most annoying language of 2013: English.
... most smeared out lipstick posted on the blog 2013.
... most* hottest babe of 2013 on this blog (yes, it is Lollo again, though she looks a bit too old for my taste in this one).
*) Get the feeling I crowbared in this particular "most". Listmaking aint easy.
… most unexpected rant on leftists (after visiting the Vasa Museum):
The museum-people are a bunch of no-good leftist, "humanist"-globalists as well, which might explain why our guide was mainly talking about how badly women were treated and how we already in those days were "an immigration country - already a multicultural place". I didn't complain on her further bashings of Sweden and silently left the group to study the ship on my own. I was there to look and learn about the ship, not to get lectures on how bad white, middle-aged men supposedly were and are. Idiots...
... [sort of] the most disturbing little text (had I cared) written by myself - which I found on the post about buying a Flamespyre Phoenix for 400 SEK:
Price: 3/5. I find the price more than acceptable. It is still just one model, though. And for 400 SEK I could sponsor a New Delhi-low cast family of nine for almost ten (10) days! Lucky for me I do not wish to sponsor a family of nine (9) New Dehlians but rather buy this one (1) phoenix-model.
I find the comment above honourably honest and it seems like only a truly stand up guy could've typed this in a relaxed and a'sum way - not at all a keyboard warrior-esque character that likes to play War of the Ring and play hooky from work...
*Sigh*, time to grow up... 2014, here I come! Less honesty and more political correctness!
Gandalf the Blue was finished (bye, bye). Painting
grey was harder than expected.
… most satisfying end of a project. Gandalf's Cart.
... most anticipated releases and premiers not relevant to Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring: Salad Fingers 10 and BoC's latest album! The BoC-release can be found somewhere in the post-history and Salad Fingers 10 can be found by "clicking" the "link". I would not recommend watching Salad Fingers 10 since it is one of the more disturbing ones. Still, a great one. I like how David Firth took the time to make it, considering he's been working for what feels like 8 years now on not-Meadow Man 4 or 5 or 6 or whatever number it is on...
... most enjoyed personal favourites of 2013: Laughing Ferret's Blood Bowl teams and other creations. Tell me a Tale Great or Small-blog: Experiment in soft lists in LotR-SBG. For some reason, the linked article was such a joy to read... Read the rest of the posts of course, but this one is my fav.
I also liked this disgusting post by mr Dan Vincent. Spiders truly are the real worlds OtT when it comes to looks, there aint nothing GW have designed that looks even close as disgusting as a "normal" spider from NZ or Oz. Especially when impaled by Anduril.
There are many, many more fine examples, but I've been typing for over an hour, so it is time to conclude this post, the first of 2014!
Hopes for 2014
After the highlights and downlights of 2013, it is time for the hopes and dreams of 2014. I hope for peace on Earth and that all badguys dissapear and that I finally learn how to spell dissappear. Oh, I meant: " ... that all badguys - with the exception of myself, should I happen to be one - disappear." As the old saying goes: "Be careful for what you wish for... ".
No honestly, my hopes for 2014 is that we get a lot more hobbyists doing Lord of the Rings-stuff. There are a bunch of us in the bloggosphere but still not enough! That's my only hobby-hope: More hobbyists and more images and inspiration and Middle-Earthian-hobby projects. That and that I get a new place to live in so I can buy me an airbrush and try out that whole affair...
Lastly, I am so ***-damn tired of blogger, everything that comes from MS, google and blogspot... If it is not so hyper-complicated that "user friendly" means "knows java, HTML, C++" it is instead super-dumbed down, like if a washer machine had only one setting: On. A big fucking red button and a hole to put one's ugly hiphop jeans and t-shirts with images of wolves on. A machine that washed everything in 20 C so idiots could wash their clothes without fear of destroying their white shirts when washing them with their red socks or bloodstained gloves... Blogspot does the same nowadays, dumbs everything down or try to format when there is no need to format. Still, I am happy that we have this platform to meet and post BS like this, so it all evens out, I suppose.
Just to end on a positive: If washing machines really had just a single button and a hole to put clothes in, you'd still have idiots washing their babies in them, you'd still have idiots just pushing the button with their clothes still on their bodies - surprised and annoyed that their clothes still were dirty...
So, that's my hopes for 2014: A washing machine with a single button I could wash dirty babies in.