This is what me and carraeg tried to do as teenagers. We managed two buildings. One day I’ll get my dream games room. (If @beautifulfic allows me!)
I completed one of my greatest childhood dreams today. 2 weeks worth of building, assembling and painting, £300+ in materials and the feeling of achieving a childhood dream of creating my ideal gaming table to play warhammer and other such games on was priceless. #warhammer #mordheim #wargames #gamingtable
Some very nice work done here. Very well done!
Amazing. I love wargame terrain, especially stuff like this.
Small World! This fucking awesome layout is currently on display in one of my local gaming shops, Titan Games in Stourbridge, West Midlands, England.
Was this made too early for people to have seen enough hentai to know what happens next?
Memo to self: You do not need any more notebooks. You can buy another one when you’ve filled up these.
But, but, what do I do about small stocking present ideas now?
Technically, the city of Ankh-Morpork is a Tyranny, which is not always the same thing as a monarchy, and in fact even the post of Tyrant has been somewhat redefined by the incumbent, Lord Vetinari, as the only form of democracy that works. Everyone is entitled to vote, unless disqualified by reason of age or not being Lord Vetinari.
And yet it does work. This has annoyed a number of people who feel, somehow, that it should not, and who want a monarch instead, thus replacing a man who has achieved his position by cunning, a deep understanding of the realities of the human psyche, breathtaking diplomacy, a certain prowess with the stiletto dagger, and, all agree, a mind like a perfectly balanced circular saw, with a man who has got there by being born…
A third proposition, that the city be governed by a choice of respectable members of the community who would promise not to give themselves airs or betray the public trust at every turn, was instantly the subject of music-hall jokes all over the city.
- Terry Pratchett, “Unseen Academicals”
Lazy or stupid? Our (large) cat always liked the back of the sofa, but he still tries to sleep there on the new sofa, even though it looks rather uncomfortable!
One of the hardest lessons of young Sam’s life had been finding out that the people in charge weren’t in charge. It had been finding out that governments were not, on the whole, staffed by people who had a grip, and that plans were what people made instead of thinking.
- Night Watch, Terry Pratchett, 2002. (via mzminola)
Last time an August had this combo it was in 2003 and the next time will be in 2025. A calendar month with the 5 friday/ 5 saturdays /5 sundays combo happens every year.
Fantasy doesn’t have to be fantastic. American writers in particular find this much harder to grasp. You need to have your feet on the ground as much as your head in the clouds. The cute dragon that sits on your shoulder also craps all down your back, but this makes it more interesting because it gives it an added dimension.
Terry Pratchett on writing fantasy
In actuality, the internet is more akin to an 18th century Royal Navy frigate, with a lot of running about, climbing, shouting, and tugging on ropes required to maintain the desired course and speed.
- Data jams as net hardware bug bites http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28786954