Well, I hope that all of you are having a great weekend! I don’t actually watch much television any more, but when I do I am continually surprised at how asinine commercials have become. I find it continually amazing that they are so thoroughly painful. Anyway, as you know, we like to take Sundays off, but I went and found you this, hope you enjoy it… …it’s Star Wars:
So, you know those days when you get up early, work long hours (like 12-14), relax for a bit, then sleep for five or six hours, only to get up and do it all over again? Yeah… that’s our week this week. Hey, at least I’m getting a lot of reading done. Also, hospital cafeterias are not known for the quality of their coffee… …there is a good reason for this. You should avoid it whenever possible. Also… Because, yes!
Well, my goal last night was to get a paper written and I almost got it finished… I ran into a snag when I realized that I left a book that I need at home when I went out for the evening :P. So, as you know we like to take Sundays off at the Art of Writing. However, I was discussing Thomas Muntzer, Melchior Hoffman, and the Munster rebellion last night. If you’ve never heard of it I won’t be too surprised… it’s kind of a theology nerd thing. However, in 1534 a group of Christian radicals (one of the Anabaptist groups of the time) took over the city of Munster and attempted to set up a communal government based, in some ways, off of the teachings of Hoffman and Muntzer. This… didn’t work well. In 1534 Franz Von Waldeck set the city under a siege which lasted a little over a year. During the siege the Anabaptists in the city set up a community of goods (i.e. communism), legalized polygamy, and eventually fell into cannibalism. Anyway, the conversation inspired your pictures for today :):
I hope that all of you are having a wonderful Sunday morning! I know that I am. I’ve got my shower and work out of the way already, so the rest of the day just includes my devotional time, church, and lots of reading (plus some time video-chatting with Alayna hopefully). Anyway, I found a game that has me fairly excited. The pictures below are from a new game put out by Obsidian called Pillars of Eternity, which looks like the next successor to the Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age model. The is, at the moment, brand new and rather expensive, so I won’t be buying it any time soon (… I’m also not completely sure that my current computer could handle it :P). However, I’m probably going to be keeping my eyes on the Steam sales this year to see if it pops up for a decent price.
So, I don’t know how many of you follow the archaeological news, but a group of oceanographers and archaeologists just announced that their pretty sure they’ve found the lost city of Atlantis, which is pretty darn cool! There were a bunch of pictures in the article, but I only snagged one of them before my computer shut down on me… updates always kill me. Anyway, I’ve got it here and I’m sorry that I can’t post the full article.
Well, welcome to Sunday. Next week my girlfriend and I are planning on putting up the first in a series of co-authored posts that should prove… well, interesting and enlightening at the very least. However, this week we’re taking the day off. So, enjoy this amazing picture and have immense amounts of fun!
Well, I got to spend most of the day today nerding out about miniatures while exploring a couple of local hobby shops… my girlfriend is kind of amazing for putting up with me. Anyway, while I didn’t find anything from Megalith Games (at the moment the only distributors they have in the states [that I know of at least] are Noble Knight Games and Warpath Games), but I did find a lot of Infinity, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, and Warmahordes stuff… none of which I can afford at the moment, but that’s okay. I do, however, have a few more picture of Il Nano Nefasto’s awesome miniatures done up for Megalith’s Godslayer game. Here we have the Halodyne’s Cerberus and the Mortan’s Cataclysm Catapult:
Welcome to November, everyone! If your planning to do NaNoWriMo then my best wishes go out to you. May your writing go well and quickly… it’ll have to. Anyway, it’s Sunday, and as you all know we take Sundays off here at the Art of Writing. However, I do have some more pictures from Il Nano Nefasto for you of miniatures from Megalith Game’s Godslayer game. These are the Feral Greyhorns! The heavy hitters for the Troglodytes faction. While not one of my factions, they are very awesome, and I have to say that one of my favorite things about Godslayer is that there is something I honestly love about every faction in the game!
Well, I probably didn’t get enough sleep last night, but that’s par for the course. Putting final touches on my first major paper in this program. Anyway, I went and found you this piece of art – it’s from a card in the Avacyn line for Magic the Gathering (which tends to have gorgeous card art if your not familiar with them).
Well, it’s Sunday, which means that it’s time for our day off (from the blog at least :P). I still have a lot of reading to do today. However, I hope that you all have a truly wonderful day! If you love miniatures games then I strongly suggest checking out Bluetable Painting’s Youtube channel (lots of fun stuff there). I also got permission to share some photos from one of Megalith Miniature’s painters so here’s a big thanks to Il Nano Nefasto! And here’re his pictures: