Saturday, March 12, 2011

100th Post! (Also, Contest...)

One hundred posts. We're finally here. 

I started this blog as a hobby project,mainly to blow off steam by writing down random raving thoughts. Then I saw how massive the hobby community was here on the interwebz. 

And then I was laid off. Hello, free time.

There are so many of you, and where possible I add to my blogroll because they're so cool that other people should see them. Admiral Drax, Tears of Envy, Stelek, Brent, Mordian 7th, B.Smoov, Ron over at FTW, Col. Corbane, Oniakki and so many others; all lights in the void. I'm glad you were out there for me to find and learn from/ogle at, guys. Way to light up the internet. 

I'm an arts guy, and stats really aren't my thing, but the reigning most popular post of all time? This guy.

It's not like his ego needs any more boosting, but Grievous got 2,194 pageviews. what's more, this blog has gotten 70,554 total. Jeezus. If I had put all these damn models in an art gallery on a street somewhere, it'd be time to change the carpet. All this might be old hat to you seasoned travellers out there, but to me it's just breathtaking. 

Thank you, really. 

All 219+ of you. 

And so, the contest. It involves this guy:

I mentioned before that I'm building a 40k-scale Knight Warden Titan for a contest over at the Adeptus Mechanicus Forums. He needs a nice, Titan-y sounding name. All you have to do is come up with a name for him and post it in the comments section of this post before March 19. What's the prize? 

Why, it's a sprue of Shock Troops from the by now famous Wargames Factory range. You've seen them in this space before. I will slip them in a padded envelope and mail them to the winner. 

I also want to take a minute to remember our friends in Japan. I'm sure you all know about the recent calamity. They're having real tough time right now and can use your prayers and support. Let's all keep a good thought for them, and help out where we can. As a testament to the enduring spirit of Japan, the Gundam statue in Shizuoka is still standing. There have been pictures going around of it toppled at the knees, but these are from when it was taken down for renovation the first time. 

So that wraps up post 100, and here's to the next 100.

Thanks, people.

PS: Yes, I know I missed Old Stuff Day, but life gets in the way, so I hope the Grievous pic makes up for it.

PPS: Yes, I drew that mecha girl at the top. She was meant for another 100th-something project, years ago, but I ended up using something else, so she just stayed in limbo until now. Hope you like her. 


Max said...

Congrats man! Keep up the good work!

And Titan name: Imperator Ex Machina

AbusePuppy said...

Prolieator Aconsto

Because who doesn't love fake-y Latin?

Brent said...

I can't believe it's only been a 100! You've had great success, man, and I wish nothing but the best for you in years to come.


Ghengis Vaughn said...

Congratulations on your 100th! Looking forward to many more.

On the titan front I hope you will accept multiple entries ;) (I'm bored at work )

Warden of Sovereignty
Will of the Imperium
Force of Divine Providence
Fall of Heresy
Saber of Destiny
Judgement of the Righteous
Fate of the Unclean
Golem of Sanctity

C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

"A sprue of Shock Troops from the by now Wargames Factory range."

I'm a bit confused as to the exact meaning there - some words seem to be missing.

Anyway, on to the contest:

Hereticum Mori (Die heretic)

Militis Imperii (Roughly, Knight of the Empire)

Excubitor Imperialis (Imperial Warder)

Shield of The Emperor


#2501 said...

@Max, and everybody: cheers!
@ C'nor: noted, and corrected, thanks.

Ghengis Vaughn said...

Still slow at work so I thought of some more!

Vanguard of Defiance
Bane of Traitors
Xeno Crusher
Grace of Retribution
Bastion of Humanity

garscow said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

My contest entry: Þonares dagaz (more likely Ponares dagaz) or the translation, Thor's day.

garscow said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

My contest entry: Þonares dagaz (more likely Ponares dagaz) or the translation, Thor's day.

Gospog said...

Thank you for an excellent and inspiring blog!

Titan Name: Imperatoris Ultio

#2501 said...

@Genghis Vaugh: one entry per customer. Sorry work is slow, though!

Ghengis Vaughn said...

Oh don't be sorry about that, this is great fun! If I have to choose one I piiiick Warden of Sovereignty.

Nesbet said...

Congratulations for your 100 entries!!

keep up the nice blogging!


Sleeping in the back said...

looking forward to more.

Hadraniel the Gatekeeper

Teek said...

Congrats on 100 posts!

I'd definitely rank your blog alongside your list of lights in the void, you do some exceptional work.

Keep it up!

Teek said...

Congratulations on 100 posts and the much deserved traffic!

I'd readily add your blog to the list you've posted of "lights in the void". You do some exceptional work.

Keep it up, I'm looking forward to the next 100!

Jordan Louis said...

Congratulations! I've never quite had the time or discipline available to me to actually get a blog off the ground, so I'm most certainly envious of those who have been able to do so. Good job!

As for the titan: Venator Veritatis (Hunter of Truth)