Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Inner Geek state of the Union Address

First update of the new year, and only in May! Sad.

So what have I been up to? I've been going to school, working, and enjoying the family life with my wife and kids. Hasn't left a lot of free time to be honest. My school schedule is picking up signficantly till this coming December (CCNA here I come), so I'll probably have even less time till then. Damn education. But, it's what's best for my family and myself and I'm happy.

So now you know what I've been up to, but why am I writing a post now? Well, what time I have had has been spent introspectively (don't get to use that word often). I've decided that I'm really just about finished with Games Workshop. It's been a great ride the last (shudder) 24 years or so, but I'm not getting out of the hobby what I used to. Maybe the mood will hit me again in the future, but for now it's not there.

I think part of my problem is the fact that I try to build and paint as though I'm going to play the game... and lets face it, I'm not. So, I speed through stuff in a hurry to finish so that I can be ready for a game I'm not really that interested in playing. I think I'd be just as happy to drink a beer and watch someone else play... though that may just be because of the beer?

So will I dissappear in a poof of ninja smoke? I rather thought I already had? No, I'll always hobby in some way. When I have time again I imagine I'll work on one off type models. I have some lovely resin monstrocities I'd like to build around here... and a couple I'd like to see gone (more on that in a bit). I've recently been enamoured with my first (hobby) love, giant robots. As a kid I probably built about a million robot model kits. Now that I'm a big kid, I think it would be nice to do some and finish them nicely with paint and all that fancy stuff I neglected as a child.

What will happen to my blog? I'm not sure? Maybe it will be overhauled into a different themed blog? Maybe I'll move to a new blog? I haven't really thought that far ahead. It will definitely stay up in some form because I need the blog roll to check on all my friends... though I guess RSS feeds would accomplish the same thing.

In the meantime, I'll be letting some stuff go. Not all my GW stuff, but some of it. I've already put the WarHound1 and Warhound2 on ebay, as well the Macharius Vulcan. More will go up soon(ish), maybe even the Reaver Titan. And yes, this paragraph is a shameless plug for my ebay auctions. Spread the word!

So, I'll be around. I'm always available by email if anyone needs me. I encourage all my fellow bloggers to keep posting good blogs, I'll be lurking... *POOF! ninja smoke*

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