Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is another knight double act and sees the end of my Footsore backlog of foot knights. I have a couple of mounted ones in the pile to do but these are going to be neglected for a little while longer until I can muster up the right level of enthusiasm for them. In all fairness I do love knights and bizarrely am now contemplating buying some more! Footsore under their Barons War range have recently issued some new figures and I am tempted to buy and paint more. Ideally I’d like to create a couple of small dioramas and if I can come up with the right ideas and right figures for them then I will take the plunge. Not entirely sure why I lost the love for these ones but I suspect it has more to do with the number of ideas I have floating around right now. Anyway, images below. Next week something different but quite what I haven’t a clue right now.
Well It Made Me Laugh
The Wednesday Whinge
Now at the risk of upsetting someone this week (never my intention I can assure you) I thought I would touch on the subject of Gender Neutral. Truth be told I’m not sure I really understand it but it appears to have become a thing of late, a trend, a fad. It’s fashionable. Well so it seems to me. Highlighted recently in the world of awards where it seems there has been a move from the two categories of Best Actor (Male) and Best Actress (Female) to the single category Best Actor (Gender Neutral). I’m OK with that although I really don’t see the need for the two sexes to compete. It strikes me that only one person can now have success instead of two. Perhaps it’s to save the money on an award? The thing is who are the minority driving this agenda, why are the masses taking note and where does this trend end? Does the Worlds Strongest Man and Worlds Strongest Women become the Worlds Strongest Human and if it does how long then before someone moans because men keeping winning? That’s not a sexist statement by the way just the reality that men are physically stronger than women and until man evolves further it will remain that way.
For me life is a simple affair. If you have a willy you are male, if you don’t you are female. If nature got it wrong and you want to swap genitalia then fine. Only the individual knows best and it must be pretty tough being trapped in the wrong body. For me the French have it right with their saying “Vive la difference”. If someone wants to consider themselves Gender Neutral then fine, as long as they aren’t going out killing people then so be it. I’m not sure I’ll ever get the hang of it so doubtless jail beckons for me in my dotage for the heinous crime of failing to be politically correct. However, when Mr Potato Head has been rebranded Potato Head to avoid a backlash and comply with political correctness the world has truly gone bloody mad.
Give Me Five
This week I decided to evaluate my top five obscure inventions. Those little unsung things which we take for granted but play a significant part in our lives and which we couldn’t do without. I’m not talking cars, planes, computers or anything like that, just the little things. You’ll get the idea. In no particular order:
- The Battery
- The Calendar
- The Clock/Watch
- The Mirror
- The Tape Measure
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Should I Stay or Should I Go” by the Clash. A classic track and probably one of the best groups of their era and genre.
This week TIM has been watching …
“Crash”. This film came out in 2004 and even won three Oscars including best picture. Quite how it managed that I will never know. I can only assume everything else which came out that year was crap. Some decent acting from a decent cast but I just didn’t get it. Probably me.
Sometimes the first step to forgiveness is understanding the other person is a complete idiot.