Sunday, July 17, 2011

4 Sunday Best #3: Brave New World

"Community, Identity, Stability"
"Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly color. I'm so glad I'm a Beta." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 2.

The three authors of the blogs that I am featuring this week are without a doubt Alpha Children.  Jealous of the grey clothes that they wear and envious of their ability to work hard.  Each of them is braving a new world of their own but what is in store for us the readers:

Vitor has been immersed in the world of blogging for several years and has just recently started his own brave new blog.  He wandered eye opening blog worlds were he collecting countless hobby artifacts but never once left a single comment.  He thought the owners were indifferent to them till he started his own blog.  Now that he has a blog he knows that a comment is a force multiplier as it takes very little time to do but rewards the authors ten times more.  To help ensure that he receives comments he has employed an infamous Jokaero aka Space Monkey.

Ian is leaving the cold comforts of Fenris behind and is venturing into the xenos world of Tyranids.  He delves deep into the reasons why he started his army of giant bugs while attempting to engage the readers of his blog.  He probes them to share what armies they play and why they decided picked them up.  I was personally hoping that more of his followers would reply to the question he proposed but alas they all must have been Deltas.  Maybe he should look at hiring a Jokaero.

Without a doubt the two host of this podcast have done away with their red shirts (former GW employees) and are now jaded Alphas with grey shirts.  They have been hard at podcasting for several months now and trying to forge a new path in their wake.  For me this podcast is "New" and I imagine this rings true for bulk of you Betas.  With their advance minds and hard working attitudes one game system is just not enough to keep them occupied.  As such the podcast is split 50/50 between Warhammer 40k and Warhammer Fantasy.  What I enjoy about listening to these Alphas is that they keep the show to about an hour and stay on track for the most part.  Give them a try and you will not be disappointed.

The dangerous are high and numerous in the world of Blogging but with Alphas leading the way there is hope for us all.  As for me, a Beta, well I am off to a Brave New Province as I am moving from Alberta to British Columbia.  To be exact I am moving to Vancouver Island to a small town called Sooke which is 35km west of Victoria.  The perils of living here include hippies, earthquake insurance, seals and microbreweries.  I may disappear for a day or but fear not for I own two of those notorious space monkey and I am sure they will ensure this Betas survival.


  1. I was waiting to see what theme you went with this week lol. Very nice it appears I have found another article series online to look forward too. =)

  2. Glad you enjoyed the post and stoked that you noticed the theme.

  3. Thanks for the plug, much appreciated! Like the way you write as well.

  4. Vitor glad you enjoy my writing style and thanks for bringing peoples attention to the art of commenting.