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Corona-Chaos, Brain Block, and Community Calamity (or What’s been going on here in this Quiet Apocalypse!)

10 May

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Well, hello there! Hope you are doing well in this Covid19 crisis. I thought that since I have a little time to myself, I might as well check in and let you know that me and my clan are doing well, if not suffering a bit from cabin fever! It’s UK lock down day number “fuck knows anymore” as I find myself and my past routines totally gone out the window, and what I thought was going to be a productive time of writing, art, crafting, sculpting and other creative endeavors, but alas things have not gone to plan!

Pretty much most of my plans have been cancelled due to the dreaded corona, and my lock down experience has consisted of DIY jobs, Gardening and childcare duties.
Any spare time after that I could have done anything productive has had me beat and tired, so most of my stuff has stalled. Artistic/creative block is not great in this game, but during lock down, sales have been steady so I can’t complain!
I’m pretty sure that having ALL my fam under my feet, ALL the time, doesn’t give much quiet time to flourish creativity, so will be happy when the virus is a distant memory, and the new world emerges from the darkness.

Seriously, over the last few weeks I’ve dealt with, constant aggravation from various close family and those nearby, which I found quite amusing to begin with, only to me having to stop people from ragging each other! I won’t elaborate further, but I swear that this whole thing is sending people mad. I don’t joke as I say this, the community around me has a chaos factor that just simmers under the surface constantly as the collective frustration of family, friends and neighbors rises into a fetid puss filled blister or abscess, that I’m keeping out of as much as I can when all the shit kicks off! Time to get out the popcorn and get ringside seats here, cos’ that cyst is gonna pop its stinky rage filled load. All I can say, is that I have the beginnings of a good Whodunit novel! Certain people need to honestly calm the fook down and take some time to think of those around them, show some respect and be right, or things will not turn out well, and I’m not involving myself. It reminds me of an over population of caged rats, and how they turn on each other. Oh these stupid humans!! Come and take me away space brothers!!

My problems don’t end there. Had to shut any Ebay listings I had going (and loose out of loads of sales as a result) due to my local post office “friendly and helpful”staff giving me hassle for posting items out! They are quite possibly the worst, miserable little bitches to ever run a local post office. It’s not like I have ever been nasty or impolite to them, but with most of these snotty nosed pieces of shit types, would literally turn away customers, because they think they can “police”you to make sure you are only going out for essential food/medicine (which I assure you, I was doing at the same time). If I could post stuff out any other way, I would, deny them of my cash. Yes I can use UPS or Hermes, but unless I’m sending something substantial, I don’t use a courier. Besides, UPS and Herpes/Hermes aren’t that good a service in my opine, so they can go fuck as well!

I have though, managed some painting and modelling (not enough in my eyes) so I’ve got some eye candy coming for you if you like looking at painted miniature porn!
Also I am working on making some accompanying video to add to the posts. It won’t be anything special, but I see it as adding a little extra depth, I don’t think I’ll ever be a Youtube sensation or anything, but my eldest progeny have both offered their services to create me some titles and do some editing, so I can just film the footage I want and not have the hassle of editing vids.

Maybe I’ll get into the swing of getting nice looking footage uploaded on a regular basis overtime, but I’m not fussed overall and I’ll see how it goes.
You might be thinking I’m being rather negative about stuff, but I’m not too stressed and keeping my patience (I think doing a lot of work in my garden has mellowed me out) and I keep in mind, that at least I have a big garden to escape to, as there are entire families suffering worse than I right now, so I’m greatful for that.

I’ve never been one for constant social media updates, so me dropping off the map is not unusual for me, I did think it was about time for me to pop up and tell you I’m not dead yet! I’ve got probably a month’s worth of daily mini related posts in the wings, so check it out if it pops up on your internets!!

I do hope that you lot are fairing well during the crisis and hope you don’t all self destruct (if you are struggling with the situation) any time soon.

Stick with it and remember, I should be over soon. Then all we’ll have to do is deal with the worst global recession for something like 300 years (so they say!)

Keep grinning in the face of adversity and I’ll see you all soon!

4xD: Question?: To video, or not to video?

8 Jul

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I’ve given this some time to think over. While I sit here writing the next Dungeons of doom article (Honestly, it’ll be coming in the next day or so!) Anyway, I digress, and I’ll get on with my point.

Up till now, I’ve been armed with this blog, my camera and my dry (and often shit) wit. However, this Chrimbo I got a decent enough video cam.

I reckoned it may have been time, at least to attempt to bring some extra dimension to this site from time to time, adding some video tutorials, some makes, tips and suggestions, and possibly a rant or two along the way.

But, it isn’t all without some trepidation. I have a solid style here on the website, and it is something that I would like to continue even in video form, matching in both visual and content, I just left me to wonder if I’m ready…

I mean, I’m pretty sure that given enough effort I could churn out some fine video content, all well integrated in terms of my desired style and fit, but to become a media star (albeit a z-lister at the most) I’m not so sure that I’m 100% ready for that kind of shit. To be perfectly honest, even though I have a bazillion ideas for Grinning Skull related video content, I’m convinced that even with all the best intentions, for now at least, that part of the interactivity here, won’t be for a while. I mean, would any of you even want to see it?

Can I not get across what I feel I need to articulate in a blog post, that I could in a video? I think until I’m fully committed to putting everything into such endeavors, I should remain as I am. I’m not going to rule out if I ever get any sudden inspiration to do it, hell, I even have some stuff done like a couple of vids and titles etc,  just don’t expect me to release anything yet, well not unless I’m really happy with the end result.

Plus my PC is not in the best of conditions to be rendering huge chunks of HD footage (trust me, it’s not good even with the most basic of tasks!)

Anyway, let me know your thoughts in the comments what do you think? Would you welcome the inclusion of video content here? Are you ready to hear the dulcet tones of my northern accent? Only the viewer can decide….

Catch you all later…

Weird 15mm Games I should run: Zombies On The Buses…

7 Jul

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I have some weird ideas for wargames, and while most can be somewhat surreal at times, there are some that really stick in my head. A lot of these would be ideal games for conventions as they aren’t really ideas you’d use in a campaign over the course of a few sessions. These would prove to be a great laugh and fun games, and just maybe it might inspire someone to have a go…

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Northampton clown hunted by costumed Clown hunter!

20 Sep

In a strange twist of events, the creepy Northampton clown has aquired an arch nemesis! The latest is that the clown hunter was out and about looking for the freaky funhouse fiend the other day, but his patrol came to naught! This comes from metro and facebook, where apparently the so called crimefighter has set up his very own facebook page (sigh)

Truth is, The giveaway is in this guy’s shoes and bald head. One in the same (according to my Batcomputer!)

If you take a look at this pic from a youtube mocumentary, the clown sports identical costume (The film is also was filmed in the area, more here and the movie:  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/16/northampton-clown-video_n_3933320.html ) This clown is also a bald guy, but check out he shoes in this pic:

Identical shoes! It’s the same bloke for sure. To quote from the huffington post article:

Gacy as "Pogo The Clown".

Gacy as “Pogo The Clown”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The film by Alex Powell is called The Local Clown, with its subject shown preparing his costume, with a painted red nose, a billowing yellow-patterned blouse and blue pantaloons.

The actor playing the clown is credited as William Johnston but is listed on the Star Now talent directory as Northampton actor, model and musician William Unwin,according to the newspaper.

He is seen sitting on a tatty sofa, next to two stuffed clown dolls, discussing his love for balloon animals. During the ten-minute film, the clown explores his crush on one of the “living statues” he passes by on the street.

In the video, the clown is credited as being William Johnston, so no doubt Unwin is the his name.

Personally I’d like to think that there were a chance of widescale copycat clowns and costumed heroes worldwide, but it looks as if your sprung Mr Johnston….or could I be wrong?

Like my mother in law said, he’s a proper John Wayne Gacy!

I don’t think this weird story is quite over just yet, I’ll keep you posted!

Northampton clown: Rival clown catcher vows to hunt down mystery man | Metro News.

 

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If this is right, we all love Satan!

18 Dec
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Person using cell phone to call the devil while driving. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Does ‘LOL’ Mean ‘Lucifer Our Lord’? | LiveScience.

Now, we’ve all used the various acronyms in text messaging or the net from time to time, but some online sources are now citing that putting LOL at the end of your messages is just an affirmation to Satan!

Again the endless capacity for human stupidity the net allows, makes me smile at that the fact these God botherers seem to persue drivel like this, again and again. Why do people waste valuable time coming up with this crap? Shouldn’t these “good Christian” folk be doing some useful work in the community instead of speculative  obsessing over silly things?

Any informed Heretic worth his salt would tell you, even if any of the supposed acronyms had been used as an invokation, it is the intent of the writer/poster/message sender etc, that determines the affirmation, not the interpretation of others that counts in any occult sense.

All this nonsense, and talk of Nibiru too!

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