Discussion in 'General Chat' started by blackhawk, Feb 27, 2009.
I don't think I ever posted anything beyond a general "hello I'm here" in the new members introduction forum.
I'm Christopher Rowe. I live in a hundred plus year old house in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, with my wife, novelist Gwenda Bond, a cat, and three dogs. All of my housemates are too smart for their own good, if you ask me.
Like my wife, I'm a full time writer. Together, we write the Supernormal Sleuthing Service fantasy series for the eight to twelve set. It's published by HarperCollins, and book one, The Lost Legacy, just came out in paperback this week. The second one, The Sphinix's Secret, will be released in hardcover later this month.
On my own, I write science fiction and fantasy for adults. I've been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and I'm a member of George RR Martin's Wild Cards consortium of writers, producing superhero stories for books like Low Chicago, which is also out later this month, I believe. A collection of my shorter works titled Telling the Map was released by the "small but mighty" Small Beer Press last year and got some great critical attention.
I've also done some fiction and game design work for RPG publishers. I wrote a novel in Wizards of the Coast's Forgotten Realms line called Sandstorm, I've written a short story and done design and editing for Paizo's Pathfinder game, and I did some design for Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars RPGs.
While I've been collecting and building models for Age of Sigmar for a couple of years now, I'm still new as a player and painter. I had a huge April painting wise (for me), painting over 50 models, or about a quarter of my total army. I don't think I've hit double digits in my number of games played yet (though I have to be close now), but I've won my first three battles in an ongoing four-week Escalation League I'm playing at my local Games Workshop location. Right now I'm trying to figure out my 2000 point list, which I was originally planning to spend May painting, but now I've decided to throw my Carnosaur in the ring and have a go at @Lord-Marcus' Monster Mash competition, so I might just paint one (very large) model as well as I can instead of a whole bunch of models as fast as I can.
please, feel free to ask me for speed painting suggestions
Our new celebrity...
Hot damn, it's good to see some HEMA/re-enactment types on here. I tried to get into HEMA myself but I struggled to find the time with my studies and everything else that was going on, however I was a member of a local Anglo-Saxon/Viking re-enactment group for a time which was amazing fun.
Here's a photo of me at an event (Detling Military Odyssey, Kent) a couple of years back, wearing borrowed kit that's far too large for me and looking like I'm in need of glasses or something:
I'm Liam Morgan, a 25-year-old electrical technician in the Royal Canadian Navy, currently serving on the West Coast. I'm originally from the Ottawa region - born and raised - and this past Easter marked the start of my fourth year of living in Victoria, BC as part of what has now been eight years of military service thus far.
Spoiler: during my last deployment
Taken before heading out to the UN cemetery in Pusan, June 26, 2017.
I've had my hands on scale miniatures for as long as I can remember, courtesy of my father, with my first finished model, a diorama of the first lunar landing, completed when I was 7. My main focus since then had been on tanks and WW2 aircraft, a trend that continued somewhat after having a hand-me-down box of 3rd-ed Space Marines dropped in my lap not long after I turned 11. I have a little bit more to say here on how I got into Lizardmen at the time, but suffice to say that it's lead me places.
With the addition of Google keyword searches for Lizardmen back in the early to mid-00s, D&D 3.5, and Morrowind, I became more than familiar with the Furry Fandom over the years. Whilst I still have my reservations towards being around those more inclined to spark up drama, I've met more than a few upstanding individuals, a few of whom also being Warhammer fans.
Spoiler: signature and avatar explanation
Think I'm a fan of two certain franchises?
Outside of military duty, my hobbies range from reading and writing to kayaking and martial arts. I've also had my hand in playing some pen-and-paper RPGs (Dungeons & Dragons 3.5, Mutants & Masterminds, GURPS; have looked into "After the Bomb", "Only War", and Warhammer Fantasy RP), and I'm particularly fond of playing strategy games on both the tabletop and the computer.
Apart from here, I can be found at the following places:
The best edition!
Thanks for your service, stay safe!
Looking sharp, Liam! Keep up the good work.