BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Post by Steve Ronin » Thu May 30, 2019 12:35 am

Greetings Mechwarriors.

I live. Really.
And I apologize for not having visited for 2.5 months.
but it was nice to come back to some activity...
SPECK updated the server and the backend.
DART is still writing and imagining fantastic fan fiction.
MARAUDER brought us news about the MechGrounds website.
and LAWGIVER...
LAWGIVER! made an appearance to shill his selling off those Locust Dropships he has had forever.
I have reached out to THECIRCUS via 3rd party contacts, but have heard naught.

So what is happening to my life?
My tabletop gaming has been limited to a rousing few hours with the Richmond lads (I guess I are one now) while attending RavenCon 2019.
Just a reminder that the game is still a BLAST and I miss gaming with my friends.
and well lately????

Today I left my job with the DLA. The contracts had changed radically and the money and commute argued against staying.
Monday, I'll be returning to a position for the Navy. Much better $$$ and half the commute.

So far in May, I've attended the HS graduation of one of my nieces,
attended the University graduation of Son&Heir's fiance. (yep.. fiance'. the KID has grown!)
and witnessed my Princess be awarded top academic honors for the 3rd year running. 4.25 GPA, baby.

so. ya know, life moves on.

I would post pictures from RavenCon and other mentioned events, but Photobucket is being a PAIN. Again.

Everyone is invited to follow the link in my sig to make comments.
I really enjoy hearing from y'all.

In the meantime... Play a game. Paint something.
but seriously....
Stay Safe Out There.

*Ronin OUT*

I'm hoping with the shorter commute, I may have time to paint this summer.
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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:48 pm

Hello Reader.

I exist. I miss my friends, and like everyone else, LIFE is running me ragged.
Have I had time to paint this summer?
ha. lol.
I've barely had time to change underwear and feed the cats.
In the past two weeks, I've been to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis; Allentown, PA; Philadelphia, and Camden, NJ.
And that is just for the fun stuff, so I can see my daughter perform.

*shameless plug*
https://www.dci.org/events/2019-dci-wor ... ip-prelims
Cheer for the JERSEY SURF.

As for work... well the new job is a vast departure from the old one, and I'm still re-learning the ropes.
but the pay is good, and technically, I'm able to arrive and depart during daylight hours.
no more 12-16 hour days.
but my beautiful wife is working on her Master's degree Full Time to get her NP.
so I have to bring in all the bacon I can find.
yep.
even less time for BattleTech.

I have seen that CGL has FINALLY gotten off their collective arses to produce a new Clan Invasion box set for Kickstarter.
About time.... they're only 18 - 20 months late getting off the blocks.

Now we just need IWM to run a Kickstarter.
"Turn Iron Wind Metals into Iron Wind Miniatures!"
they need to obtain the means to manufacture resin/plastic miniatures.
... instead of forcing all that commerce to the Chinese.

anyhow... if wishes were horses.. we'd be living MLP. :lol: :wink:

I do hope all y'all are having an awesome summer.
Please DO take advantage of the renewed interest in tabletop BattleTech.
A lot of new players out there, looking for a few good Vets to show them the ropes.
Paint something.
Post it HERE first. Then post it all over social media. Reddit has a thriving subforum.
but most of all.

Stay Safe Out There.
**Ronin OUT**
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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:53 pm

Greetings Player One!

(just rewatched Tron ... sorry)

Hello All.
I'm still around.
apparently GRUD is too.
so is RavionHawk ... at least on LinkedIN.
I saw Lawgiver post some stuff recently, but he never answered me back.
as for 'thecircus' ... not a peep from him, even when I reach out via OFFICIAL channels.
Paint it Pink (Ashley) is still posting... she's doing her summertime thing of Archery.
which admittedly, I'm sorta into as well. In a backyard, I know enough to be a danger to myself, Into it.

and so, so many more that havent popped in for the longest time.

Miss You Guys/Gals.

Check me out on REDDIT, if you dare. I'm usually following the r/BattleTech and r/BattleTechgame threads.

In the meantime;
take care of yourself.
paint something and post it.

Stay Safe Out There.
*Ronin OUT*
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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Post by Steve Ronin » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:29 am

Hello Friends.

Somedays; Life is a grind.
Mostly, I work, come home, mow the yard and eat dinner.
Sometimes, I'll watch some youtube and am usually in bed by 2300.
Correction: MOST days, life is a grind.

Son & Heir is in KY, actually taking time to play some BT at home.
Apparently, he's gotten both his Fiance', and his Eldest cousin, interested in TT play.
It seems that the ladies like to knock his Mech down and kick him to pieces.
>> aforementioned S&H, myself, and the Eldest cousin; a very long time ago. <<
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I purchased the full Box set of AGOAC early this year. Last week, I bought the beginner set.
Just so I have all the newest sculpts, don'tya know.

but Life moseys along.
and I miss my friends from this site.

Oddly enough, I did have a flash of the old muse yesterday.
While browsing thru Hobby Lobby, I saw their collection of pre-carved woodworking bits.
It seemed like a simple model project: a CATAPULT BattleMech miniature, made of wooden bits.
I was very tempted.
I still am.
But I've got to make room in my workspace before I take up yet ANOTHER project.

...but the Muse was there.
and that is important to ME.

So: Paint something. Play a game.
Stay Safe Out There.

*Ronin OUT*
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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Post by Steve Ronin » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:49 pm

*PSA*PSA*PSA*

https://twitter.com/redgrognard/status/ ... 6018637830

that is all.

Thank You for noticing this PSA.

*Ronin OUT*
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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:26 am

Hello All.

I'm still here.

busy as heck.

still pushing the boulder uphill.

I did buy into the BattleTech KS.

So like most of the community, I'm hyped about the pledge fulfillment.

that is all.

Paint something!
&
Stay Safe Out There!!

*Ronin OUT*
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Re: BTU EXCLUSIVE: "RONIN'S RAMBLINGS"

Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:46 pm

Greetings.
and hello to ... me?
*static*
(Hello? Anyone reading me out there?)
https://youtu.be/fo0G59aygu8?t=10

I'm still here.
Even got to play some BT during the family Thanksgiving with Son&Heir and My Princess.
Nobody got destroyed, everyone took heavy damage and all had a good time.
>>> https://www.reddit.com/r/battletech/com ... _get_both/ <<<

...and then a week later, my company loses the subcontract for my job.
Instant Un Employment.
Right at the beginning of the holidays.
FML.
...so sometimes, the Rock rolls back on ya.

The only response I know is to hit back twice as hard.
the monday after contract end, I had 5 job contacts and 14 applications filled.
and I've submitted for unemployment insurance.
Tomorrow: Tuesday the 10th, I have 1 in-person interview, and 2 FaceTime interviews scheduled.

As my Grandpa once said: "You're only as beaten as you allow yourself to be."

I've even painted this past week. Yes, it was lawn decor ... but still.
Get out and paint something yourself.
Game on.
and Stay Safe Out There.

*Ronin OUT*
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