Long weekend bits

Hey everybody!
It’s Geek Pride Day today, the date marking the anniversary of the premiere of A New Hope in 1977, and while I only realised this at 9pm (having a week off work makes me lose track of the date), I feel like I’ve nevertheless managed to celebrate in style!

I’ve been playing a lot of games, which will be featuring here in the coming weeks as Game Day blogs, you should be really excited about that. Tomorrow’s is a really nice game I only took delivery of last week, but has already managed to brutalise me quite a number of times. You’ll see more when the blog hits, of course, and I’m sure a lot of you will know what I’m talking about when you read it. I also got in a game with an old favourite, and with the juggernaut of Ameritrash, Arkham Horror. That was a good one. But enough with the teasing.

I also did some faffing with plastic, building up enough Necron models for a Canoptek Harvest:

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I haven’t done anything else with them yet – in fact, they haven’t moved from atop my bookcase since I took that instagram photo yesterday. But they’re there, and they look awesome, so yeah…

I have an exam a week on Thursday for the degree I’m doing, which is not something I’m particularly looking forward to as I never ‘exam’ well. I’m also hopeless at revision, as it all turns to just so many words on a page and nothing ever sinks in. We’ll see what happens, of course.

For the past week or so now, I’ve been up to my armpits in html as I’ve been designing a website as a kind of test of my skills in web design. The site is very much in beta right now, though improving as the days go on. It’s on the subject of opera, something I’ve not talked about on this blog before, but which I enjoy very much, so by all means if you’re interested, take a look! Feedback is always welcome, too!

While that has proven to be a massive time-sink, I’ve still taken the opportunity to catch up with the last couple of episodes of TableTop – the Libertalia episode is one of the funniest I’ve seen, I think! Definitely a highlight of the season for me – not least because I knew next to nothing about the game.

There have been some really great episodes this season of course (Dead of Winter and Stone Age leap to mind), but yeah, well worth a watch I’d say!

I also finally got round to watching the first episode of Dollhouse, the Joss Whedon series from, what, six years ago now? It’s a pretty compelling watch, though had a bit of a weird start as it took a while to really explain what was actually going on. Looks typical Whedon stuff, anyway, with lots of beautiful girls doing badass stuff, but even with all that aside, it’s something I’m intrigued by, so I’ll hopefully be getting some more of that in around the revision!