R.I.P. Richard Attenborough
(August 29, 1923 – August 24, 2014)
Shorter than you thought, but better than you hoped…
Another birthday passes, but it was much better this year.
Stuck at my job for 6 hours covering a shift for someone (Did it for a guy going to a funeral, so that was worth giving up some time on my B-day.)
Then traffic had me trapped for 20 min in bumper to bumper while trying to get home for a movie.
Watched Guardians of the Galaxy tonight in IMAX
However… today wasn’t without more downers. Lost my funding for college classes and might not be able to fix it. Then my debit card was declined and apparently I can’t use it for now…
So the movie finishes and I’m walking out of theater, having mooched for drink money, and I forgot I had no more money. Guy at the pretzel joint is about to serve me a cinnamon pretzel and I realize I have no money. I start walking away, explaining my card was shut off after buying a comic book. He tells me to just take it, shop is nearly closed.
Then my friend (normally broke and unable to get things) traded in some of his Warhammer 40k miniatures to buy me a:
Today was a good day. Not because people got me stuff (I told them it wasn’t wanted, I have money) but it was the… the thought. It was the thought that counted. People remembering you exist is what I enjoy. Especially since people keep having to miss hangouts for work, or girlfriends, ect.
Anyhow… Sorry to clog up any dashboards. Good night.
endless list of my favorite male characters:
➥ Subject Delta from BioShock 2
SPENT is an online game about surviving poverty and homelessness. Players must make the difficult decisions necessary to live for one month on $1,000, often having to choose between equally disagreeable options. The game ends when players either run out of money before the end of the month or make it through with money left over.
Concept Art by Greg Broadmore
This would make a really cool idea for an Imperial Guard regiment.
Wow, these are some good reference stuff for a Rogue Trader RPG campaign I have coming up.
The Rogue Trader dynasty will be based on feudal Japan with a mix of China in it.
June 6th 1944: D-Day
On this day in 1944, the D-Day landings began on the beaches of Normandy as part of the Allied ‘Operation Overlord’. The largest amphibious military operation in history, the operation involved thousands of Allied troops landing in France. For those landing on the beaches of Normandy, they faced heavy fire, mines and other obstacles on the beach, but managed to push inland. In charge of the operation was future US President General Dwight Eisenhower and leading the ground forces was British General Bernard Montgomery. The landings proved a decisive Allied victory, as they secured a foothold in France which had been defeated by Nazi Germany in 1940. D-Day was a key moment in the Second World War and helped turn the tide of the war in favour of the Allies. 70 years on, we remember not just the strategic victory that was D-Day but also the ultimate sacrifice paid by thousands of soldiers on both sides of the fighting.
“You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.”
- Eisenhower’s message to the Allied Expeditionary Force
70 years ago today
Hey, guys! If anyone happens to be going to ConCarolinas this weekend, I’m going to be there! Just look for any of the performances done by Pineapple-Shaped Lamps or come stop by our booth and you’ll find me.
You can always bother me on my modblog if you want to meet up!
Attended my first convention today and found… gosh I am an anti-social person lol. Possibly just socially… Dunno, but being a boring person makes it hard to just talk to people lol.
Inviting a buddy there I found ConCarolina to be a small convention by the standards of most conventions.
I Didn’t buy much or anything, but truth be told I was there to see what a convention was, maybe meet the creator of Game of Thrones (apparently it happens on Saturday and I HAD 0 CHANCE of getting tickets for that. I work anyway on Saturdays) and meet the mod for Ask King Sombra. Probably my only chance to meet a Tumblr blog I follow in person, and she was indeed a funny person =P
In the end, I spent my day watching the Pineapple Shaped Lamps troupe do a Buffy the Vampire Slayer skit (the episode where they broke into song). Then I played Call of Cuthulu for the first time. My friend played a simple grunt of a police officer and I a Journalist doing anything it took to expose the truth to the people. Our other players were a detective and a police physician. The detective, my friend, and I did not solve the problem, but we held onto our sanity, didn’t die, and beat an alien attacker.
All told, it was a fun day!
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