Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Amazing Internet Adventures! Chapter 3: Escape From Pleasure Dome

Having passed the challenges of the Gates to C'Mon, Lauby is free to explore the many treasures the Great City has to offer. While the threat of agonizing death by space lightning and the lure of the land’s many courtesans threaten to derail his quest, our Hero’s proceeds with a grim determination secure in the knowledge that the information he seeks is worth any cost. Along the way he meets the beguiling witch, Tenebra, who offers to be his guide.

So far, poking around CMON has been extremely rewarding. Though I’m not entirely sure that I’ve got enough ideas to round out every model in the Daemon army, I’ve got enough to keep me going for the near future.

This installment is mostly stuff that is relevant to my Slaanesh Heralds. Though I’m pretty sure I’m gonna paint the actual heralds in a color scheme that’s a throw-back to the red-robster claw daemonettes of the 90’s, I need ideas for the chariots. I might also find stuff that changes my mind - which will be important since the heralds are a but further down on the to do list.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Using Your Personality When You Blog AKA Strictly Stealing

Seems like I've settled into a nice chunk of writer's block.  Oh sure, I've got the amazing internet adventures to work o, but I'm just not feelin' it right now.  I'm also not feelin' making a light box and photographing some plaguebearers or even mailing my buddy his Silent Death minis back.  I guess its more of a general motivation problem now that I think about it.

But I'm not totally without ideas!

One thing that's been on my mind a bit is the question of what exactly Laubersheimer Industries is about.  The overwhelming response I got for my mini-rant on Slaanesh and some Brent related madness over on Blood of Kittens kind of got the ball rolling on that thought process.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Amazing Internet Adventures! Chapter 2: At the Gates of Pulchritude

Having been trapped the Labyrinth of the Arch-Fiend, Mediocrity, Lauby manages to escape via the secret exit that opens up beneath the Isle of Deadly Death. Relying only his wits and his unbelievably good luck, our hero boldly makes his way to what he thinks will be a safe haven. Unbeknownst to him, but knownst to us, he is in fact heading towards an even greater challenge as he comes upon the Gates of Pulchritude, entrance to the grand City of C’Mon.

Don't worry folks, these intros are just gonna keep getting worse.

Continuing from last time, I’m still in need of some ideas for color schemes to fit in with what I want to do for my army and, at the same time, will avoid having to order a ton of paint. Things haven’t been good so far. Dakka was an almost total waste of a small portion of my precious, precious life and it’s not yet time to throw a Hail Mary on Google.  And I'm sure as hell not going back to a forum any time soon.  Time to bring out the big guns. Time to head over to Cool Mini Or Not.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Amazing Internet Adventures! Chapter 1: The Junk Planet

In which our hero is reacquainted with his old enemy, Mediocrity, and his nefarious henchmen, Rank Stupidity and Evil Abraham Lincoln.  Lauby is thrown in Mediocrity's labyrinth during the course of his search and barely escapes with his sanity after facing the many horrors contained therein.

Pew pew pew! I'm in spaaaaaaaaace!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

One Year Ago Today: A Look Back

For the life of me, I can't remember exactly what got me digging through my old archives to see what I was up to a year ago.  I'm pretty sure it was the realization that I had started yet another army without having gotten 2000 points of the previous one done.  I think a recent list from Stelek that got me thinking about my iron warriors may have been involved as well.  Anyway, I came across this post from September 15th - of last year.  This was back in the days of Iron Warriors and also back when significantly fewer people knew or gave a shit about Laubersheimer Industries. 

History is important

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

List-erine: Titles are Hard

Looks like I totally missed the No Pants Friday I was planning on doing last week.  It was going to be an uplifting message of tolerance and, simultaneously, a detailed analysis of one of the longest standing 40k internet feuds of all time.

Sadly, it was not to be.

A bunch of plaguebeares, Arrested Development (the show) and Samus Aran herself handily prevented that from happening.  Oh, and yesterday's terrible (in hindsight) post went into the crapper the moment I had to solve some blogger issues relating to a custom URL.  In any case, I've managed to clear that, Arrested Development and Metroid: Other M from my to do list and I think its about time I started building back up to a more regular posting schedule again.  I have something nice and introspective planned for tomorrow that absolutely tickles me to no end.   Today, I have something a little more vacuous.

Lat weekend was a lot like this, in fact.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Quick Hits: This, That and the Other Thing

The beginning of the college school year is a time that hits one's free time pretty hard.  I know I've seen it - a bunch of the bloggers who are also students seemed to have disappeared for the last few weeks.  Its not much different for those of us on the other side of the exchange either.  Work has slowed down to a manageable level of chaos as all the new technology initiatives that rolled out over the summer are beginning to take hold in the students minds.  Looking back at the last couple of weeks, it was pretty hard to find the energy to paint let alone run two blogs.  So it looks like I'll be easing back into the more frequent posting schedule that I had built up to prior to the beginning of the semester.

Last week was a lot like this.. minus the booze this guy got to drink.
Which brings us to today's post, just kind of a quick rundown of some stuff and things that caught my attention that I didn't have the energy or time to write about.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Daemon Week: Plaguebearers WIP

Daemon week has been kinda sparse - not much of a week at all. I thought it might be nice to fix that a little bit.

Actually, first, a bit of whinging.

Its the beginning of the school year.  Work has been crazy as all the students make there way to campus and need some hand holding.  As part of the group of people that are trained and paid to hold those hands, I have been run ragged over the last five days.  No down time at work and barely enough time and energy when I get home to even uproot my ass from the couch.  Special Lady Friend compared me to a washed out picture of myself when I came home on Monday night.  Ouch.