Tuesday, April 3, 2012

You know it's gonna be a bad month...

Well things have gone from bad to worse. Not only did we have to shell out four hundred bucks for a plumber, but I was much more ill than I realized. I made a trip to the emergency room at around 3am this morning where they pumped me with fluids, took x-rays, blood work etc. Turns up I was dangerously dehydrated so they kept me there until 9am with all sorts of tubes and needles stuck in me.

It was not pleasant.

They eventually sent me home with a prescription and suggested sleeping as much as possible. I had no problem filling that order, especially after taking the medicine they gave me, woo!

On a side note, I have an inkling that my boss at work may not believe me. Granted, I'll be taking both my doctor's note and plumber's bill just to cover my bases, but who knows how they will take it. It's times like this that I wish we could just pack up and move somewhere with universal healthcare and greater worker's rights. I shouldn't have to to be afraid to call out of work in an emergency.

But I digress...

In my spare time I haven't been doing much game writing, as my brain was a little fevered. Instead, I did a bit of painting and put the finishing touches on a group of figures intended for the small diorama I displayed a week... (two weeks?) ago.


I think my painting skills are improving as I do it more and more. I really liked these figures, and while I've never played any GW tabletop stuff, they reminded me of Khorne's berzerkers so I painted them in a similar scheme. 

In addition to the rank and file, I wanted the leader to stand apart. I painted his helmet gold, gave him icy blue eyes and a magical weapon. This is my first attempt at blending colors together for a magic effect. I don't think it's too shabby.

Anyway, it's late and I need to get to sleep. Let me know what you think!

Until next time, happy gaming! 


  1. Sorry to hear about your crap time - just be aware, it is said things come in 3's.

    Some friendly advice from a health care professional regarding hydration: cut back on caffeine products, tea and coffee will dehydrate you, so get into the habit of drinking about 1.5 - 2 litres of water throughout your day. Even orange juice can dehydrate the body.
    Remember, keep sipping the water through the day, and don't wait till you feel thirsty, because by that time you're dehydrated and it's too late.

    Regarding those figures: love 'em! Your painting is very good. Are they GW figures? I'm a sucker for a barbarian figure.

    1. No, they are from a company called red box. I'll be doing a better review shortly.

  2. That's rough, Matt, I'm sorry to hear it.

    That diorama looks awesome, that is one fantastic scene!