Thursday, 29 May 2014

I’ve been Liebstered…

My friend Laffe of The Figure Fanatic Liebstered me the other day. Liebstered? - you say.
Well, it’s sort of a chain-letter for blogs, where you show your appreciation of other peoples blogs, and it’s been around for a while, and it has evolved, or mutated…
I got it the first time around, and nominated Laffe then, and I guess it is pay-back time now J.
How about that mutation? – I hear you ask.
Last time it was just the above, now you have to answer a lot of questions too… I’ve seen different iteration in the different blogs – it seems to be mutating fast!
From Laffe I got 10 truths and 11 questions to answer. But the lazy bastard I am, I cut that down to the 11 only. I don’t want bore you to death.

The 10 questions from Laffe:
Why did you start blogging?
Laffe showed me his. Blog! Thomas (Learning by doing) showed me his. Nice concept. Started, mostly to collect all those notes on what colors I had used in one place. It grew from that. Now it’s a lot of being part of a community, and getting friends I have never met.
If you could change one thing about the wargaming hobby, what would it be?
I would like a well-known game company to realize they are a part of a hobby, and not The Hobby.
What is best in life?
Do you want to live forever?
Forever is a long time, so probably not. But having reached, and probably passed, mid-term, life do seem a bit too short.
Fame or fortune?
Fortune. You can always give a part of that away, but you’re stuck with fame…
What is your worst habit?
I’m a Kickstarteraholic… or something. I’ve fallen for too many lately. I’m hopefully a recovering one, or I won’t find places to hide all the stuff…
One activity you want to do but never got round to it?
To write that book…. But, hey, I just resigned so I could do that!
Star Trek or Star Wars?
Easy! Wars. I’ve never been a trekkie.
If you had to buy from just one miniature company from now on, which would it be?
Haha, fooled the system! I have a ton of figures from Kickstarters coming (see above), and they are already bought: I will survive. But I would probably select Hasslefree. Lovely figures from one of the most talented sculptors out there.
Favorite holiday destination?
Our summer-place in the Stockholm Archipelago. Nothing beats it. Nothing.
What’s your favorite book/film character, and why?
Takeshi Kovacs from the books by Richard Morgan. Mean, ruthless and dangerous. Great books.

I just listened to a podcast on death (The Infinite Monkey Cage, 24 June 2013). (Strangely enough the discussion boiled down to sex. Get as much as possible as fast as possible. To reproduce, off course…) The essence was that everything must die, sooner or later.
I think that is what is going to happen to this branch of the Liebster award. One of the things is to send it to 5-10 blogs with less than 200 followers. Or just one or two.
There are so many good blogs out there, and giving it to just a couple is rather hard.
Instead I recommend you to check ‘My blog list’ on the right margin of this blog. There you’ll find a lot of blogs I appreciate. It’s a great way of finding something new.
If you have a blog of your own this is a great way of letting others find the gems you have found. See it a service to the community (and update the list on your blog now and then, it doesn’t do that by itself).
Also, you can give a shout-out to your new followers, see below.

Welcome follower Warlord Paul with The Black Hole. I like his mission statement. The last sentence is this: “Wargamers of the world, the time for excuses is past, it is time to have incredible fun.” Sort of sums it up – check out his blog!