I have begun to find myself completely distracted from doing anything on the workbench thanks to Fall Out 4. Rather than spending an hour at the paint table I have been spending several hours on the Xbox with time slipping past unnoticed (except by my wife "are you STILL playing that game?").
So I resolved this weekend to get on and do something. Especially with deadlines pending for some figures for the Great Northern War.
Nine more grenadiers have now had the flesh completed. They are seen below acting as props for four flags for the Swedish command/pike stands behind them. Flags from the League of Augsberg webstore and very nice they are too.
On a side note there has been a lot of talk on other blogs and forums about the lack of activity in creating posts whilst at the same time noting the rise in the number of Facebook posts.
It is easier and quicker to post a photograph as an update on facebook then to write a blog post. It is also quicker and easier to "like" a Facebook post then to post a comment on a blog page. Facebook also gives you a complete summary of all new posts to those pages that you follow. This means that you don't have to search all of the blogs for updates either.
Changes to the Facebook settings have also resulted in a drop in followers to blogs as well. Something that has been quite noticeable on a number of blogs.
Is Facebook going to be the death knell of the blog? But it is one more example of the trend to have everything simpler, easier, quicker and more available everywhere.
Just take a look around the airport lounge next time you go. How many people reading books do you see? How many people do you see wired into their phone by comparison?
Me? Reading a book.