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Archive | November, 2013

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Battle Systems™ Sci-fi Modular Terrain Kickstarter

30 Nov

So, with previous posts being concerned with that of clowns and other such tomfoolery, I thought that it was best if I brought things back to the usual wargaming themes that many come here for. Although I will add, this blog is not just about wargames and miniatures, but about other stuff that amuses and entertains me. It’s been a while since I featured any crowdfunding stuff I’ve seen or been told about, so I thought I’d highlight this nice looking set, Battle Systems (TM!) modular card terrain on KS.

With only a few days left to go, it comes as no surprise this lovely terrain set has prompted tons of you out there to part with your cash to help fund this project. As you can see, it’s ideal for a plethora of 28mm games (or 32mm if you prefer!) of a scifi nature. I’m a big fan of terrain, and you must admit its pretty neat for card scenery, perfect for those who don’t have the time to mess around making it from scratch! Imagine the games of Necromunda or Spacehulk you could play with this!!

If I had the cash to put in, I would, but since I’m perpetually skint, I’ll be giving it a miss (not by choice though!)

There’s still time to get involved and get yourself a set, go and take a look if you like the cut of it’s cloth (you know what I mean…)

Battle Systems™ Sci-fi Modular Terrain by Battle Systems Ltd — Kickstarter.

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The Walking Dead: Season 4, Episode 7: Dead Weight

26 Nov

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Brian shows that he is still “The Govenor” in this weeks episode of TWD, the penultimate of the half season, and as you’ll see, there’s going to be lots for the gang at the prison to worry about when he decides to take his revenge…

http://www.tubeplus.me/player/2130360/The_Walking_Dead/season_4/episode_7/Dead_Weight/

Also catch the aftershow “Talking Dead” over on Tubeplus, just remember to put on your pop-up blockers to the max!

http://www.tubeplus.me/player/2131221/Talking_Dead/season_3/episode_7/Episode_7/

 

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CLOWN NEWS: Exclusive Photo proof of yesterday’s Clown encounter in Doncaster.

22 Nov

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Is this the masked fiend that’s taken the mantle of the Woodlands Clown in Doncaster? As you remember I mentioned yesterday, about a sighting just round the corner from us here, and it caused a real hoo-har I can tell you, pretty soon after all the upset, we have managed to get a still of the culprit from the cctv. (it’s the best still I could get, he was running fast so not in the frame for long)

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This is a shot taken from the cctv footage of the escaping clown from last night. Alright, it’s not the clearest of images, but you can see that the person seen to run from the scene, wears a distinctive white clown mask. In the video footage (Which I will upload as soon as I convert the format over to a web uploadable one) he shoots off quickly from the scene.

From the looks, all the guy is wearing is a mask, no accompanying costume, and is seen dressed in a padded hooded jacket, and plain white trainers. In a strict sense we can only assume this event as a prank, given that they lacked the whole ensemble of matching clown gear. I would say this person probably is a teen (as they ran away really quick) and that they were between 5’6″ – 5’10 in height. I think that for people in the area of Woodlands, that they don’t have an actual creepy clown, rather a creep in a clown mask! At least if they are going to try doing the whole clown thing, to up their game somewhat, stop being a Tesco value jester, and put some proper effort into it, cheapskate!!

Seriously, wearing just a mask does not qualify as being a “proper” local scary clown! At least plenty of the other cut price pennywise’s go to the effort of actually dressing up for the part, any fool can stick a mask on and scare unsuspecting victims! Close but no cigar.

More clown snippets from the web now, more on other freaky fiends haunting other northern towns…

The Burnley clown in the news: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2511762/Another-creepy-clown-terrorises-town-Teachers-police-online-photos-mystery-figure-scare-children.html and http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/10825032.Spot_the_Burnley_Clown_rumours_false/

The Barnsley Clown also in the news with a pic: http://www.barnsley-chronicle.co.uk/news/article/7235/scary-clown-seen-lurking-on-barnsley-streets giving rise to the rumours of Goldthorpe sightings being true.

Now a link for the Rotherham clown, he’s got a facebook page you know! https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-rotherham-clown/172582226274897

Please let me know of any links and interesting developments in this stupid clown saga…

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Classic Horror: Clownhouse. (1989)

22 Nov

It’s been a while since I shared a classic horror movie with you, and I thought I’d make it relevant. Clownhouse.

The story follows Casey (Nathan Forrest Winters), a normal boy whose life is constantly influenced by his intense fear of clowns. His two older brothers, Geoffrey (Brian McHugh) and Randy (Sam Rockwell), are mostly disobliging. One night, the three boys are left alone when their mother visits relatives, so they decide to visit a local circus for a night of amusement, despite Casey’s uncontrollable coulrophobia. Meanwhile, the local state insane asylum has sent a majority of the hospital’s inmates to the carnival for therapy, but three psychotic mental patients break away from the group and kill three clowns, taking their makeup and costumes…

Enjoy (or not if you dislike clowns…)

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CLOWN NEWS: South Yorkshire Police speak out about recent clown sightings

21 Nov

CLOWN NEWS

Police quell fears over Doncaster spooky clown ‘sightings’ – The Star.

In this article from the Star newspaper (and online) which states the Safer neighbourhoods team say:

“We are aware that there are a number of reports circulating on social media of a clown being seen on the streets of South Yorkshire.“There have been no actual sightings of a clown reported to police or any crimes committed.”

If this is “true”, then I find it hard to believe that no one has made any reports at all. I think its more likely that they are trying to downplay the clown crisis, just to stop the fear and worry. Methinks a request for information (freedom of information and all that) will be in order, just to see exactly how many reports SYP have recieved about it.

With the uproar of tonights clown sighting around here, not only were paramedics alerted, but also police officers, already with this fact, the statement is already false! Even my mother-in-law rang up to enquire about her concern when the thing started, and I also imagine that others have done so as well! Wait till some old dear gets a shock from a clown and keels over dead? Just harmless fun then is it?

Obviously people are scared, understandably so, its not everyday a costumed psycho taps on your windows dressed as a clown! Yes I know that the rumours are just that, rumours, but no one can deny that somethings going on. the residents round here were almost getting pitchforks and flaming torches to hunt down and lynch the culprit (which in today’s fiasco, there were two occasions to the same place, either the same one or there is another working in pairs etc.)

I still think its just a load of publicity seeking pranksters, scaring folks for fun. But even so, the intent to scare and harass must be considered some type of criminal act? How police can say no crime has occurred is strange, surely tresspass at least, they seem to have no trouble usually making up stuff to charge people with, why not now?

This article here detailing the Grimsby clown is a new one for the list, and a bit more well researched than usual, only thing is if that picture is the actual Scunthorpe clown, he’s not even scary! It’s like Mr Tumble has just raided a charity shop! Admittedly the Market Rasen clown is more creepy, but it seems that at this rate every town and city in the UK will end up with a clown, all you need is some silly fucker with a £19.99 clown outfit and a latex mask off ebay!

http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/just-harmless-fun-Rumours-circulate-clown/story-20111528-detail/story.html

Keep any bits coming in, especially pics, locations or videos.

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