Wednesday 4 May 2011

Fashions come and go but style is for ever

I've been accused of being many things in the past, most of them incorporating the word lazy (or sometimes drunk). But one accusation that has never been slung in my direction is "stylish". Until now that is.

Some of you have no doubt seen on other blogs the "Stylish Award scheme". It's sort of a peer nominated blog recommendation system. You are tagged by a very nice person and in return you give them a link, tell the world 7 facts about yourself and recommend another 10-15 blogs for the award (letting them know). It's all done in good will and is a neat bit of fun. I know it's already introduced me to some interesting blogs already.

So imagine my surprise to find that I'd been nominated by Tristan on his excellent (and busy) blog GWpertinent. Cheers, mate, very brave of you to try and give a description of this small area of the interweb in 2 lines. "All over the map, but a hobbyists blog for sure." may well have to be used as a new tag line.

Seven facts: 
  • My first modelling fun was all WWII Airfix models as a lad in the late 70's early 80's - the planes blotted out my bedroom ceiling. None of these have survived the test of time. By test of time I obviously mean being stuffed with matches and turps soaked cotton wool then set on fire in the garden! 
  • I have never played Warhammer Fantasy battle nor 40k. 
  • Although I enjoy gaming and roleplaying the fantasy genre I've never managed to read past the first chapter of Fellowship of the Ring. 
  • When I was about 12 someone knocked a pane of glass from a window which fell 12 feet through the air and somehow landed on top of my head flat. With that amount of luck used up I'll happily roll 1s for the rest of my life! 
  • 4 weeks ago I re-watched Alien, only to discover that I'd only ever seen the first 40 minutes before. I couldn't believe it! 
  • I can't decide which moment in movie history is more awesome - the Zombie vs Shark fight in Zombie Flesh Eaters or Ollie Reed boxing Henry Cooper in Royal Flash (forward to 13:09 onwards).  
  • Two things guaranteed to bring a tear to my eye are the last verse of Rolf Harris's "Two Little Boys" and the Spock's death scene in "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan". On examination both broach the same topic - the death of a close friend.
Now on to the my nominations. This is fast becoming a quick draw bun fight, as the number of available blogs not nominated must be shrinking at an exponential rate, so some of mine already have as a mark of how good I think they are:
There a a few other blog's I go too, but this lists 10 for you to explore. I'm sure you'll have fun. And if you're here for the first time, please feel welcome to come back...


  1. Some great new follows. Thanks!

  2. I am intrigued by the concept of Steak Punk.

    Thanks for the nomination, too!

  3. Von: Steak Punk? It's a pretty meaty system!