|This is what I call a successful morning.|
From the "what a small world we live in" file, I had an odd collision of interests this morning. While this blog is about wargaming, I have another overriding passion: hockey. Keen-eyed observers may have noticed that my user icon is a Caps logo and that one of the blogs I follow is a Caps-centric blog. I've been a season ticket holder for something like 12 years now, and over that time I've come to recognize some of the so-called superfans. One of these fans is known as Goat, an odd name for the single loudest person I know of. He yells of "Let's go Caps" can be heard throughout the arena, and he's been a fixture for as long as I can remember. While reading some hockey article or other, I followed a couple links and ended up at his home page, appropriately called Loud Goat. A few clicks later, I'm surprised to discover that he was a graphic designer for GW for many years. While I realize that the odds are decent that someone else in the 18,000+ fans at Verizon Center shares similar interests, outside of hockey, it's still an odd feeling to know that the guy that sits on the other end of the ice from me was connected to the hobby world.
As a forgotten addendum, I put in a Warstore order this morning for Draigo, Crowe, a TDA Chappy (who didn't appear on the order I got in the email, but hopefully I can straighten it out), an Ork Dread, and some Orky dice. I considered Pedro Kantor, but in the end figured that I could convert one up easy enough in the unlikely event that I absolutely have to have one before GW replaces metal with whatever it is they'll be using. With this order in, I'm covered on special characters I could conceivably want to use and almost set on sculpts that I like enough to buy.