Sunday, February 28, 2021

Restarting The Hobby





 

It has been many months, a 3000 mile move, and a lot of pandemic isolation, but I've finally started unpacking my miniatures and tip toeing into the hobby again. At this point I've unpacked hundreds of models, assembled the cabinets, and begun the long process of repairing what was damaged over many months in storage. So far things have arrive in pretty good shape. The most damage occurred due to the extreme heat here in Arizona and forgeword resin warping. Given our new desert environment, I had to grab some of my old bases and give them a try on these guys. I really like how this sets them off. Mymeara are traditionally on snow bases due to their fantastic artwork, but I think I'll stick with these. It was a nice way to dabble in the hobby while busy with home renovation. 

and now this.....

The appalling behavior of many Americans in the wargaming community soured the hobby for me. The parroting of election falsehoods, racism, and pure unadulterated fascism on display have been eye opening. I won't game with a Trump supporter. I won't attend an event run by a Trump supporter. They have had far too much time to grok the evil that man perpetrated with the aid of most Republicans. 

I don't know when it will be safe for people to game again, and I find it appalling that people are hosting tournaments here in the US, but when that time comes, at least I'll know who not to game with. In the mean time, let's try to keep our parents, grand parents, and vulnerable alive.

To everyone who takes the pandemic seriously now, I salute you. Hunker down and bide your time. By doing that we save lives. Patriotism, isn't a uniform or flag cape. It is sacrificing so other's might live.  

14 comments:

  1. Welcome back to the scene. Great looking Eldar...the drab bases really set of the bright colors there and showcase them well.

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    1. Thank you. I felt kind of cheesy just slapping leftover bases on them, but I think it works. I’m going to try and make some bases with ruins on them to add some variety.

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  2. Welcome back ! Seeing your stuff is always inspiring. And good luck with the resin, perhaps you need to start tunnelling ?

    And I hear you on the rest as well.

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    1. Thank you! It feels good to finally be getting this stuff unpacked.

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  3. Ironic that you attack "fascists" by being racist towards them, only in America!

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    1. Racist towards them? I think you might have picked the wrong word. I am not attacking their race. I am opposed to their support for the dismantling of our democracy and their pushing of the big lie. Trump solidly lost the election.

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    2. @Francesc, what you are talking about is prejudice. Racism is the belief that there is a white race (there isn't) and that whites are superior to others and therefore deserve privilege. You cannot be 'racist' against a Trump voter. You can be prejudice agains them. Which they deserve.

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  4. 1) Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    2) Couldn't agree more on the rest, but you knew that.

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    1. It is good to be back painting. I am rusty, and my paints smell moldy, but overall...pretty rad.

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  5. Welcome back, the Eldar look fab. Good luck in your new home.

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  7. I do rejoined the hobby after a move and played my first game of 40K in seven years. I've been off the forums and away from tournaments, I pretty much play with one guy who I met like twenty years ago. But I fired up my blog reader for the first time and welcome back, you seem to have some comment spam.

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