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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

20 Questions

Well these 20 questions have been making their way through the blogs, courtesy of Angry Lurker and Ray.  I figured I'd have a go at them as well.

1. Favourite wargaming period and why?
I'm going to have to say modern to near future.  Currently, everything I paint is to play a modern day zombie game, but I also like the though of gang warfare without the zeds.   In the back of my mind I also wouldn't mind a bit more futuristic combat, but I'm not ready for that yet.

2. Next period, money no object?
I'd probably like to have a go at something similar to the Hundred Year War.   I don't know a lot of the actual history involved there, but I do love some well painted knights on horseback doing battle.  I also sometimes plan to tackle a Warhammer Chaos Warrior army, just because I like the look of them.  I've never played Warhammer though.

3. Favourite 5 films?
Shaun of the Dead
Pulp Fiction
Lucky Number Slevin
Pineapple Express
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

4. Favourite 5 TV series?
Game of Thrones
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Sons of Anarchy

5. Favourite book an author?
The Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series by George R.R. Martin.  I picked these books up about 10 years ago,  and nothing has compared since.  I am very happy that it is now an HBO series as well.

6. Favourite General? Can't count yourself!

7. Favourite Wargames rules?
Though I have't played it yet, I suspect I'll be a big fan of All Things Zombie.   I am looking forward to the solo aspect of it mostly.  Rules that I have played and been a big fan of include Heroscape and A Song of Blades and Heroes.

8.  Favourite sport and team?
The only sport I really watch is hockey, eh.  And the team I follow is the Pittsburgh Penguins.

9.  One use for a time machine, where do you go?
Probably back about 20 years so I could get in on the bottom floor of Google (and/or something like it) and reap the benefits.

10. Last meal on Deathrow?
Snow crab, pepperoni pizza and Vanilla Coke.

11. Fantasy relationship and why?
Jennifer Tilly, because she seems like a wholesome, down to earth girl...

12. If your life were a movie, who would play you?
I'm not sure, probably some nameless extra on this straight to DVD flop.

13. Favourite Comic Superhero?
Very unoriginal here, but since I'm not super into comics I'll say Batman.  And that is purely based on movies, since I haven't even read Batman comics.

14. Favourite Military quote?
"In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." -George W. Bush, 2003

15. Historical Destination to visit?
Not sure.  At one point I used to want to visit many historical destinations.  But at this point in my life, my preferred vacations include tropical islands, sany beaches and lots of rum.

16. Biggest wargamming regret?
Not getting into it sooner.  I always figured I couldn't take part because I was not a painted.  Well I'm still not a great painter, but I enjoy it.  I imagine if I had jumped into the hobby in my teens, I'd be a good painter now and have a lot more experience.

17. Favourite fantasy job?
As a member of the unemployed at this point, I'll say any job is a fantasy job.

18. Favourite song top 5?
Coma White - Marilyn Manson
Las Cruces Jail - Two Gallants
Fortunate Son - CCR

19. Favourite Wargamming moment?
Anytime I'm actually playing with someone is a good moment, I think.

20.  What upsets you?
Very little.  I don't like being upset, so I don't let many things bother me.  Of course horrible human behaviours bother me, but I am not really exposed to that on a day to day bases.  I'm pretty happy and laid back.

Well that about does it.  I've really enjoyed reading these on everyone's blogs, so I hope at least some of you enjoy mine.


  1. Well done Adam some interesting answers, I also really liked the Game of thrones Tv Series, and was suprised by your fav sport, really don't get much hockey down south here in Australia, and I will second you on the Pepperoni Pizza and Vanilla Coke, so yum !

    1. I am Canadian so hockey is much more prevalent here. When compared to most Canadian, I am probably considered a minor fan.

  2. Some great answers meet. Forgot about Grevious

    1. I'm not really sure he was that great...

    2. Good answers, Adam. I've just done this test and my answer to this question was Admiral Ackbar. Now he was a winner!

  3. Great answers Adam, and I totally agree the the whole Game of Thrones thingy. Great books and not a bad TV series either. They've mainly kept to the books, all bar a few bits and bobs! Jennifer Tilly? Wholesum? Yep!

    1. Yeah, Season 1 was very close to the books. There were a few more chnags in season 2, but nothing too major. I suspect as the seasons go on, more things will change, and more minor plotlines will need to be dropped, but I'm okay with that, I'm just happy its on TV.
      And Jennifer is the embodiment of wholesome values.

  4. These have been fun to read. Like you I read the Game of Throne books when they first came out. Fantastic reads. It's nice to have you back on the blogoshpere!

    1. Are you doing a 20 Questions too? Waiting for new Game of Thrones books has been a struggle, but they are so worth it. Sorry for my absence, I was just out of it for a bit. Shouldn't happen again!

  5. Great answers Adam especially Jennifer Tilly and her amazing cleavage but vanilla coke?

    1. I admit Vanilla Coke is not for everyone, but it was discontinued here years ago, though I believe it still exists in the States. I still crave it once in a while, and figure, for my last meal I could request it.