That song is the cover for that anime with the shy girl who becomes Internet god, right? That takes me back to anime nights in the play room.2000th post special:
CaptainDangerous, Intergalactic Man of Mystery aka Peter
In a sentence: While everyone was swapping premier league football stickers, I was collecting Thunderbird cards.
Hailing from a backwater former mining community, I had a pretty awesome childhood. My days were filled with 80s Cartoons, Lego and an overexposure to violent sci-fi and war movies! I was always behind with computers, but have some great memories of the ZX Spectrum (Daily Thompson super challenge anyone?)
Somewhere along the line, my friend introduced me to his older brothers toy soldier collection (beaky marines) and I was hooked. We finished our game of mortal combat, I went home, and I saved up three weeks pocket money to buy my first white dwarf!
The following years were abit of a brightly painted blur as my brother ( @Biggle_Bear ) and I tried our hardest to collect all of GWs £5 plastic boxed sets, and Santa was right on board with my change in toy preference! Glorious days!
Then as time moved on, my attentions moved over to PC gaming. Tomb Raider and Cats were my first purchases, but Iv wasted quite abit of my precious youth playing Doom, Red Alert and Age of Empires. The original Fallouts changed my life and brought about the end of my adolescent years.
As I approached the latter half of my teens, I swapped my weekend rugby games for weekends of drinking. And after failing Art at college, failing at joining the army (twice), and failing at several jobs, including subways sandwich artist and freelance toastie maker, and a brief second hobby wind with the re-release of Munda, I settled on being a cleaner when my son was born a month after my 20th birthday.
I’d like to say they were happy times but truthfully Iv only just recovered from it. I love my son dearly and I wouldn’t change a thing about him, but let’s just say I now know why grown men would invade parliament dressed as batman.
Coming up to the present, I spent several years fitting tyres and to this day working in the family run pub, Iv served my time behind the bar and have now returned to my roots as a glorified cleaner.
My life only truly changed for the better when I met Mrs Dangerous!
I managed to find my confidence again and got out the old brushes and bought some new plastic! By this point I had given my collection to my son and sold my bitsbox on eBay (with the exception of Necromunda, blood bowl and a box of codex and rulebooks), feeling a little older and a little wiser, I started again with perry Miniatures historicals.
I spent a couple of years grinding eBay with my massed ranks, never sparing a thought for GW, but after afew random google searches, I came across Imperial sector tiles, Dark vengeance cultists and most importantly Yaktribe!
It took me ages to muster up the courage to even sign up, but the awesome work of Ned noodle and trollmeat in Yakcomp gave me the will to give it a go!
Except for a small blip early on (f**k you Shadow Wars:Armageddon) I look forward to signing in every day since!
....I have a Yorkshire terrier called Snuffkin.
Conan the Barbarian, mad max 2, terminator 2, Aliens, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Akira, Star Wars (the proper ones), full metal jacket, blade runner, Robin Hood (Errol Flynn), the vikings (Kurt Douglas), scary movie 2, watership down, Flash Gordon, highlander, anything Mel Brooks.
All Queen, All System of a down, All Incubus, Most Rammstein, Doom16 OST,
Favorite Disney Princess:
Pocahontas (it used to be belle until I realised she was such a gold digger!)
Thank you to all my Yak friends here on the tribe! (...you all know who you are!)
Here’s to another 1000 posts and many more happy times!
FOR MALO! FOR THE TRIBE!