some explanations for my enforced absence may be required. I have not posted anything for the last 6 months or so as i had to pack up all my painting and gaming things to allow me to focus on a couple of imporntant things happening in my life at the minute.
one of those things has now been resolved as i was awarded my PhD today! 3 1/2 years of my life has finally been completed and signed off by the powers that be, some good times, some not so good, lots of long hours in the lab and on the weekend for less pay than my old job but maybe it was worth it. it has after all allowed me to get another job also working long hours for less pay than i used to get! The up side to this is that i will now be free to concentrate on gaming.....oh hang on a minute i said 2 things didn't i!
the second thing is my impending exams in september, these are pretty big things and if i pass them will never have to take an exam again in my life, which at the age of 33 would be no bad thing! Once this is also out of the way gaming will come to the fore again properly.
to date i have managed to keep sane by lots of wish listing and a bit of roleplay gaming. speaking of which my firts foray into Cthulu is working out well although i understand from the more experienced RPGs that soon i will be a gibbering wreck, in the game at least!
then other major thing is i am perfectly justified in treating myself to something when i finish these things, so looks like a brigade of Perry ACW Zouaves to me!
will keep you posted