Two days in a row with something that has problematic stuff, not the song, not the artist, but what’s its based on.
I love Harry Potter, but I detest the author and frankly there are a ton of problematic issues with the books themselves from the anti-Semitism of the goblin bankers to the dreadful way characters from ethnic minorities are portrayed.
But this song is good, Hank Green is a fantastic podcaster, musician and science communicator with a passion for science that benefits the environment, his stuff is really well worth checking out, as he is an amazingly passionate creator.
But I have to make this point, trans rights are human rights, and JK Rowling is the queen of TERFs and the Harry Potter fanbase deserves better than her.
Instead of buying official Harry Potter merchandise, donate to Trans charities, buy knock offs or read some amazing fan fiction instead.
Most of us nerds are huge Firefly fans, and Jayne is absolutely a fan favourite, not so much the actor, he turned out to be an utter prick, as did the shows creator, but sigh, we still love the show for the rest of the cast.
Marian Call is a fantastic artist based in Juneau, Alaska (which prompts me to consider another song to add to this list, but that might slip into next year), and I love her music, its quirky, geeky and very cool.
And this song is about Jayne the cunning man of the Verse!
The Black Friday Steam sale happened, so I picked up Portal and Portal 2 very cheap, never played them before and figured why not try them, cost less than £3 for both of them.
And as I no longer have a DVD drive in my PC I picked up Far Cry and Far Cry 2, as I quite fancy playing them, alongside a dirt cheap copy of Splinter Cell, cause my original Xbox disk is scratched to hell
Oh and I saw a 4k Blu Ray of Star Trek Beyond for £5 on Amazon, so I bought that!
So today we got the news that Paramount has decided to pull Star Trek Discovery from Netflix and force the UK to wait until early 2022 to get season 4.
Well that just sucks balls and I am gonna be clear, I am not gonna wait, I will pirate it, why, because USians can’t help but spoil stuff.
Was the same with series 1 of The Mandalorian, so yeah, so will pirate it, and I will make it clear that this policy makes me extremely unlikely to subscribe to Paramount+ at all and I will pirate subsequent shows.
The golden era of streaming has ended as the market fragments as every company wants a piece of the pie.
But well, I need to dust off my pirate hat once again.
Today I took the old Core 2 Duo that was originally going to be used as a NAS until we discovered that the PC can’t run FreeNAS and I installed Home Assistant on it, running on a virtual machine in Debian.
It’s gonna be a lot of work to configure, but I look forward to the challenge.
I have had to reinstall Windows 11 on my main PC, I wanted to move away from the Dev Channel as I now need stability, but that necessitated a full reinstall, not a huge deal but it’s done now.
Got the PC more or less back to what I want it to be.
What Am I Modelling
I started the week off by painting a Shokkjump Dragsta for my Orks.
I had found my Macrotek Enginseer amongst a load of 40K Adeptus Mechanicus stuff, so I got them built and painted next.
After which I turned my attention to Sigmar finest, Yndrasta, the Celestial Spear & the Celestant Prime.
I got them more or less finished at the same time, but they are such important models I felt they deserved their own posts on Instagram.
I ended up painting them in the traditional Hammers of Sigmar colours, because I really want them to stand out on the tabletop and also stand apart from my Celestial Vindicators, because that’s how important their roles in the army is.
I then started work on Obi-Wan Kenobi for my Grand Army of the Republic force for Star Wars Legions.
So what’s in my painting queue for next week?
Necron Skorpekh Destroyers x 6, Warriors x 3 and Canoptek Plasmacyte x 2
Blackstone Fortress The Archivist
Adeptus Custodes Wardens x 5
Death Korps of Krieg Heavy Bolter Team x 3
Blackstone Fortress Ambull & Borewyrm Infestations x 2
Ork Flash Gitz x 5
Grand Army of the Republic BARC Speeder
Necron Warriors x 10 & Lord Hasmoteph the Resplendent
Imperial Knight Warden
What Am I Reading
Not a thing, but I did listen to the audiobook of Dominion which was quite good, really good plot and lots of cool action.