I can’t wait to see the back of 2017. It’s been a crazy year and I don’t really see it letting go until it finally expires. Tumultuous, seems to be an apt description for this year.
I’ve thought about going into some detail about what’s happened but I’m just kind of “Meh” about it all. Lots of fighting, lots of politics, a liberal helping of depression and a generous dose of the universe being a d!ck. I’ve also had 2 courses of antibiotics in 2 weeks and I’m still not well. I just want it to be over now.
But from a hobby perspective?
I log my game plays, well I used to. I’ve got 49 game plays from the past 2 months that I’ve not yet logged. Some weeks I have not posted, I know that a few were not my fault but some of them were.
It took a while for me to realise that the reason I started this blog was to play games. I guess, for the past 2 months that’s what I’ve been doing. I kind of gave up on the pressures that I was putting on myself and just had fun.
I threw my 10 x 10 out the window. There is still a chance for me to get it done but I’m not interested in it anymore. Even the cult of the new is fading from my mind. I just want to have some fun.
This year I’ve only finish 1 painting project. I started 7! I’m going to try to finish my newest one and then make a dent in something else before the year is out but Ronin is on holiday and he always wants to play games so finding time to paint is a tough ask. I don’t mind that at all, we have been bonding a lot this year and it’s awesome.
My latest project is Fallout from Fantasy Flight Game, I only got it 2 days ago but I’ve started with the painting. The models are fantastic and the game, so far, is very entertaining. It’s like playing an RPG video game! I’m like a kid at Christmas with this one. I foresee me getting enough plays in to have a review ready in Jan.
However my painting light melted on Monday night so that has put a damper on things. I have replaced it and the new light is very pretty.
So what have I done?
I play games, lots and lots of games…
Adding in the 49 that’s a total of 644 plays so far and I’ve still got another week (of leave) to go! It does not feel like an achievement though it’s almost a useless statistic right now. I’m not sure if I will log plays next year or not.
I’ve run 2 Blood Bowl tournaments and participated in a 3rd, 3 (or was it 4) Rune Wars tournaments, I’ve run demo’s at conventions and started playing 40K with my son. All in all it’s been busy and there’s much that I can be grateful for. So all of 2017 has not been a write off.
Until next year
So with that I guess I need to finally take break. If you’re reading this I wish you a blessed festive season and an awesome new year. I hope your 2017 was better than mine and that you 2018 will be even better!