Friday, June 03, 2011

Bookish Indulgence


Here's the bulk of my books on military history, strategy, etc. Since taking this snap I have found a few more, including the quarto sized picture books. When I have them all sorted and settled, I'll post another update pic. It's hard to believe, but in the mid nineties I had but a literal handful of these books. Scary. On the other hand, I had quite a few science fiction and fantasy novels, so when I sort those out I'll wack up a pic of them also (as I know more than a few of my regular readers are into that sort of thing).

The emphasis on history and strategy is probably reflective of my approach to wargaming. Not much emphasis on the minutae of uniforms and weapons systems, only a little on small unit tactics, more on campaigns and operational aspects, interest in the 'ancillary' aspects (eg. logistics, command structures, signals and intelligence, training) and lots of maps. And aeroplanes.

Congratulations to Ubergeek for his winning entry to the treasure hunt. Now I just need to figure out what the prize will be. While I do that, there's opportunity for others to still get their late entries in if they wish. Then I'll have to think of consolation prizes...

2 comments:

Kraxpelax said...

My art:

WWW

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I said: "The theologians really know
their topic; are these people smart like eighty-
one people quite like you together, so
just do like me and pray and trust them, Katie,

their knowledge adds to a tremendous mass
of safe and very holy gravitation!"
– "Oh yes?" said Katie, "What if all that jazz
is very simple at the final station

what do you say? I don't want to be rude
not even really to oppose your mission.
But tacitly this concept may include
an untold power, that's my slight suspicion,

I mean, that Truth was never too complex –
You may say 'God'; the real thing still is Sex!"

My poetry:

Single Swingle


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Algorithm of Being

To live reactively, responsively, creatively, as an artist, act the way your life forms the best possible narrative, like a novel or a film, towards Death, End of the Story. According to Heidegger, Life is what Is. Sorge. Being kind of your own God? Primacy of Aestethics over Ethics.

My philosophy:

GAMMABLIXT

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Reciprocity! You do me a favor promoting YOUR blogs on mine.

- Peter Ingestad, Sweden

Adelaide Gamer said...

Looks like a Nihilist aesthete from Sweden?! I'd also say, has promoted his own blog with the above comment. Visit at your own risk.