There is no ‘F’ or ‘U’ in “hobby”

There isn’t a ‘CK’ either…

So after a few days away from this blog, I’ve gotten some encouragement to resume posting, so I decided I would if for no other reason than to make sure some people, or at least silly internet handles, get the fame they apparently so desperately crave. That said I think I’m scaling down my online forum participation. I just don’t feel like going out of my way to help anonymous people online anymore. I think I deserve to be more selfish after all these years. Plus there is at least one more forum I’m never visiting again.

So this post is dedicated to all the wonderful people I’ve met online such as:

And of course the many people who have been added to Bell of Lost Souls or have decided that they should go there to be immature online. Led of course by the self important hobby higher authority himself, TastyTaste. Who apparently should have picked a better online handle, because I couldn’t find him on the front page of Google… Oh I almost forgot about the guy with the pink text who seems to be proud that he is an asshole online. Alas his name and blog are so insignificant I can never remember what they are. Not that I remember any of the names above, but luckily I’ve decided if they want to draw attention to themselves and they choose to do so by picking on people online, well they should pick on someone other than me.

I’ll make you famous!

Why do these people share the same hobby as me? They aren’t people I want to associate with in the real world and I’ll be damned if I’ll give them another 15 seconds of fame. Onward to the minis I am currently painting for Astronomi-con Vancouver which is this Saturday and Sunday. I have one day left to finish my HQ choices and do touch ups, pack, maybe re-read the rules seeing as I’ve been playing Warhammer Fantasy Battle recently. Oh well it is not like I ever get to play test the armies I dream up. Why start this year?

These models aren’t finished though while I was away from this blog I finished several models. I’m not doing any step by step tutorials, maybe if you ask Ar_nihs he’ll tell you have to paint dark red or blue or black and type up a nice step by step tutorial on his blog. Or you can go back in time and see how I did it on other recent models. The reds and blues are basically done, but the blacks and brass need a lot of work still.

Astro Vancouver 2010 HQ
Astro Vancouver 2010 HQ
Astro Vancouver 2010 Side Photo
Astro Vancouver 2010 Side Photo

Updated March 2nd 2013

Why do people feel the need to be assholes online? They’ve never met me, but apparently they found my website, linked to it, appropriated some of the content, posted on some obscure forum, but couldn’t resist the urge to describe something I’ve spent over a decade building as “most of which is crap, BTW”. They even put it in brackets as their opinion is totally superfluous to the actual content of thread. They just felt the need to insult someone online. So in honour of those people who continue to think this is acceptable behaviour online I’ve updated this blog post to immortalize Supaglue who’s real name may be Gilmore something or other, congratulations on being an asshole!

Who the fuck is Supaglue?

The purity of the thread can not be compromised!

Never mind that it was all in fun on a little forum no one really cares about. Never mind that I was talking to Carmin a few hours ago. I don’t need to post online. My life goes on whether I type crap in a blog or a forum or not. I’ve had enough. Zac seems to think thread hijacking is a crime against humanity. I’m sure he’s a nice guy and it is his forum.  I have nothing against him, but I’ve lived my life. I’ve suffered, really truly suffered, and in order to continue to survive, I just can’t get involved in drama, especially not online internet drama.

Color me gone from VancouverGamers.com forever. Life is harsh, I know. It is just a hobby. If you can’t see that or see the humor even with the smiley face, well… The internet is a big place I’ll just go hang out on the B&C, the Waaagh and Lead Adventures’ Forum. Some people seem to think they have some higher hobby authority, maybe some do. It is Zac’s forum and like I said it isn’t Zac, it is meI have to go.

There is no negotiation, there isn’t any need to do anything other than say goodbye. I have to move on and that is life. I try to live mine the best I can, but I can’t get involved in any more shit, I know how things go and it is better to walk away early than…

It is only a hobby. I can take it or leave it and I certainly won’t be ‘hijacking’ any threads on VancouverGamers.com anymore because I won’t be posting there again.

I've posted the last time on VancouverGamers.com
I’ve posted the last time on VancouverGamers.com

What a wonderful way to end a day. You try to amuse people, you try to post pictures of miniatures you paint, you try to be a good guy, you type up a battle report for others to enjoy, and all you get is grief.  I just can’t have this in my life.

Sayonara Zac and VancouverGamers.com this isn’t the first time I’ve walked away form a forum post 2005 and it won’t be the last, it just isn’t worth any stress in my already difficult life.

Update December 2019

My blog remains, Zac’s website is long gone. I’ve been through a lot. I blogged too much, but my crime against humanity was telling the truth and going out of my way to help people. If I made a joke that wasn’t appreciated in digital communication, well I’m sure I’ll burn in hell for it. For did not Jesus say, never hijack a thread in an online gaming forum lest ye offend the righteous? And if ye offend the righteous surely you will burn.

Ironically Zac and I both seem to be living in Calgary now. I’m not sure we’ve ever met in the real world but maybe our paths will cross at the Sentry Box someday, perhaps he has a new perspective now on the importance of thread purity in online gaming discussion forums.