|No, that's even too pink for me!!!|
Sorry that this Sermon is bit of a late one. But the last few days have been very productive in terms of hobby and writing actually. I've got a fair bit of scenery on the go, got close to finishing some long-term projects off and also managed to crack on with some things I really wanted to do. However, there have been real life issues:
- I've really been suffering quite badly with debilitating headaches again
- I've really fallen behind with responding to everybody's emails. Sorry I'm about 7 days behind on most of them.
- The element on my electric fan assisted oven went kaput and is apparently so old I can't get a replacement part,
So I've been rushing around trying to finish this and that off, while trying to sort out getting a new oven. It's not been the most calming period of the year that's for certain, plus unlike everyone else it seems I have a massive aversion to Christmas.
So I sat down today and looked at three fully completed Sunday Sermons I have got all ready to post up... and I didn't want to post any of them right now. I've completed a Sermon of crowd-funding, but I didn't want to post it up so soon after my whinge about Dreadball, because actually it isn't about Mantic and their Kickstarter campaign. Yet if I published it so soon afterwards I'm sure people would assume it was. True it might touch on some theme's that relate to it, but genuinely it has ended up sprawling far wider than that. So I'm holding off on that one. There's another sermon on etiquette I suppose around other peoples games, and how one should behave, but I re-read that one and I don't think the tone is quite right, but I'm not too sure what the right tone actually is, but I know the tone I've struck isn't it. So that requires some serious thought and reworking. The third one is actually quite depressing, I didn't mean it to be, but after I re-read it, it made me want to top myself, which wasn't quite the effect I was going for. Honest!
So what does this mean for my regular sermon? Well I've been really busy today, and I'm not happy about posting any of my Sermon's that I've got 'done' already posted up today. Plus going oven shopping on a Sunday only a few weekends before Christmas feels like some form of cruel and unusual punishment so I'm drained. So what the hell do I write? As I look at my digital clock it's telling me it's 15:37, I don't have anything profound or interesting to say today about the hobby. There's no deep thoughts, no wise insight, no fire and brimstone... just an urge to sit down and read some rulebooks with a cup of hot cocoa, and maybe if I'm in the mood later on I might build some miniatures while waiting for some wine to mull. So perhaps that's it. Perhaps what I have to say to you all today is that we all have lives outside of the hobby. I know sometimes it doesn't feel like it for some of us (guilty as charged me lord), but we do, and often real life gets in the way of doing fun stuff, and you end up spending money on a cooker that would have been better spent buying Colossal's and some Flames of War stuff to review for you lot...
But that's life. Plus I don't think I'd get away with claiming toy soldiers were more important than hot food during winter. Maybe in summer, but definitely not winter. Things don't always go your way, in fact they hardly ever do, it's just the way of the world. So it's actually quite good that we all have a relaxing and engaging hobby that we can sink our spare time into, to get away from it all. I've often spoke about the geek-life balance thing and how sometime we can get it wrong. Too much life and your hobby suffers, too much geek and your life suffers. I'm not so sure where I'm at with that whole balancing act thing myself right now. I feel sometimes that I don't have enough time to do all the weird hobby stuff I want to get done, and conversely I also really feel like I'm neglecting other aspects of my life right now. So I'm going to tone my level of productivity down a notch or two on my Blog this month, and just use the time to reflect a little, I might even ask for some feedback and comments off of you all. Plus I'm going to wade through the mountain of emails I have in my inbox from you all. Currently it stands at 289. Wish me luck. Peace out!