Sunday, November 27, 2011

0 Sunday Best #22: Showcase

Daniel Seagrave, a British artist that created a plethora of death metal album covers and was recently showcased in the art and culture magazine known as Juxtapoz.  His attention to detail is unreal and the images that he conjures up are reminiscent of daemon worlds.  The painting above may be titled "City Roots" but the glass tubes appear to be showcasing the despair of the inhabitants.  This weeks "Sunday Best" are inhabitants of the city known as Blog-o-Sphere and are each showcasing the work of hobby related artist(s).

Inhabitant #1 - Dark Future Games: It Came From the Forums
Old School Terminator appears to never change out of his Sunday Best as he once again find his way into The Chaos Manifesto.  This weeks he is showcasing the work of Mad Matt, who has created an impressive Dark Templar army that is lavish from head to toe.

Inhabitant #2 - Hungry Ghosts: Kastle of Khorne
Hungry Ghost has amassed a collection of Chaos Dwarfs that blow your mind away.  The crazy part is that this past weeks post was but a fraction of his work.  Over the month or so he will running a guided tour through the Kastle of Khorne.  I have been following his blog for quite some time now now and every post leaves me in awe of his Chaos Dwarves.

Games Workshop has been pumping out blog post after blog post for quite some time now.  From showcasing the work of various customers to studio built armies to Golden Demon winners Games Workshop is using their blog as a pedestal for the hobby.  The Golden Daemon winners from Italy are deservingly showcased this month on their blog.

Each of these artist like Daniel Seagrave have lavish their models with a level of detail that surpasses their peers.  Their collection of models and the time they spent creating their works of art is incomprehensible.  All that one can do is view the beauty that they have created as we float on past in our glass tubes.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

4 Haiku Thursday #7: Hatred

We fight the long war,
through a far purer purpose:
hatred for mankind

+++Ferrous Ironclaw of the Iron Warriors+++

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2 Sunday Best #21: Creative Thinking

Philipus Aureolus Paracelsu a Swiss Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and general occultist captured the essence of creative thinking when he said, "Thoughts give birth to a creative force that is neither elemental nor sideral. Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow.  When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him.  For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth." This week's Sunday Best strives to showcase the heavens that three such occultist were able to achieve when the they set their minds into motion. 

CaterpillarHomicide from 3+ FTW may not have created your atypical heaven with his Zombie Objective Marker but the end result was still beautiful in terms of his concept and creativity.  The life that he imbued into the zombies is uncanny.  Every once in awhile if you stare long enough you can actually see their frenzied movements.  

W.I.P. mind left the dimension of table top gaming when he created these three Ork Big Gunz.  The process that his mind travelled to and from is impossible to understand but the end result is a Big Meks dream come true.  Not only was he able to make his Big Mek gush in bliss but he appeased the Warboss by keeping the cost down to the bare minimum.  

Ron at From the Warp transcended the hobby itself this week when he used infused his creative thinking with his love for his daughter.  I am left speechless at what his mind and heart were able to create. To try and capture the essence of his work in words would tarnish the heaven he created.

We are but a slave to bondage that minds were born into.  A prison that you cannot see taste or touch.  A prison for your mind.  When one is able to shake off these shackles it is then that a whole new world of thinking is at your disposal.  The next time you decided to venture down the same corridor of thought that you always take, I challenge you to take a different path and explore the vast array of rooms that lead off of it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

2 Haiku Thursday #6: Eye of Terror



bloodthirster drinking,
from the wound that never heals
worm eye bleeds in dark

+++ Crull, Warlord of the World Eaters+++

Sunday, November 13, 2011

7 Sunday Best #20: Necrons


"In appearance, the Necrons are skeletal parodies of living beings with radiating energies emanating from their mechanical limbs and lifeless eyes. All of their numbers possess sophisticated auto-repair systems throughout their exo-skeletal systems that can repair even the most crippling of damages. While this can keep them functioning constantly, should there be irreparable damage sustained, the Necron "phases out". Both their minds and their bodies are teleported to the nearest tomb complex where they either remain in storage until repairs are made or a new body is forged. This act does, however, come at a cost as each act of transferrence leads to a decay in the Necron's engrams. As such, those Necrons that have "died" and phased out hundreds of times suffer the most for they become little more than automatons who have lost the memory of the creature that they used to be in life" (Lexicanum).  You cannot keep a good robot down and long time readers of The Chaos Manifesto know that you cannot keep good robot from me either.  No matter how you decide to take out a Necron they find a way to drag their metallic body out of the mud.  You can call them all kinds of nasty names, shoot them full of holes and even drop a bomb on them and they will get back up.  The blog-o-sphere tried hard this week by dragging the new Necron Codex through the mud but several bloggers set up bikini Necron washes.  They not only cleaned the mud off the robots but they polished them for the rest of the world to admire.  This week's "Sunday Best" are those such individuals so without further ado here they are.

Bikini #1 - The Emperor's  Codex: Necron Complaints Already?
Drkmorals is shocked at how fast it took the naysayers to start flinging the mud.  From his perspective the Necrons not only received a new codex, but one that expanded their fluff, gave them new units, new weapons and of course new rules.  Drkmorals not only cleaned off the mud but applied some eye linear and lipstick to the Necron Codex highlighting its' strong points.

Bikini #2 - White Scars: Food for Thought - Matt Ward
Stillfrosty found some frozen mud that was left over from the previous codices that the Necron Author brought upon the new Necron Codex.  Hopefully Matt Ward has figured out a way to follow in the footsteps of the Silent King as he is one hated man.  Stillfrosty chips away at frozen dirt on the Necron codex and offers Matt Ward a baby wipe.  Despite being able to see past the authors name and recognized the Necron codex for what it is he is left wonder why all the hate for Matt Ward.

Bikini #3 - Three Color Minimum: Necrons - A Fluffy Perspective
Student Teacher ignores the mud all together and shines a flood light onto the Necron Codex.  Focusing his efforts onto the codex's fluff he provides those of us without the codex a glimpse into the dark catacombs of the Necrons rich radiating history that now define who they are.

Bikini #4 -  From the Warp: How to Paint Necrons
Ron might have been able to clean the mud off the Necrons but he was unable to overcome millions of years of rust.  Then again it appears that Ron embedded the rust into his Necrons when painted his. Ron's provides his readers with an in-depth tutorial on one of many ways to paint your Necron Warriors.

Bikini #5 - Dark Future Games: It Came From the Forums - Swamp Necrons
Old School Terminator was not able to clean the mud off these Necrons but he did one hell of job at job at scrapping the mud off of them.  A timely effort on his behalf that highlights Marco Schulze swamp themed Necrons.  He may have scrapped a little to hard and deep as he also uncovered some Kroot Mercenaries underneath all that mud.

Bikini #6 - Immaterium Press: Well, they did say they’d be back
Dan Byer went well beyond cleaning the mud off the Necron codex by employing industrial cleaning product.  His thoughts on the Necrons codex are able to clean not only the outside of these automated machines but their core as well.  His insight into the Necron codex explains some of the trends we will see in Necron Armies and explores the coding behind some of the key units.

The mud slinging was heavy over the week that was and the negative emotions were flowing high.  The six bloggers above provided not only a bath for the Necrons but a refreshing insight.  Without bloggers like them the blog-o-sphere would turn on itself in due time by eating itself.  Much like trying to keep a Necron down these blogger should help ensure that you are able to say "we'll be back".

Friday, November 11, 2011

8 Birthday Giveaway Winner Is...

It's been one hell of month of partying over here at the Chaos Manifesto.  Between Billy Idol committing acts of debauchery and all the sex crazed Daemonettes running around you would swear that Satan took over the Playboy Mansion.  The after party is wrapping up so you better start pounding back the liquor and beer while my Robot maids start to kill up the mess.  By the way anyone passed out will be mistaken by the Robot maids as a dead corpse and will be disposed of accordingly.   Let's just hope that if you end up being feed to the pigs out back that you were not one of the two winners for my birthday giveaway.  Cannot quite figure out why I am giving away gifts when it my birthday but my staff of personal robots, in suits that are way too tight, highly advised it.  Something to do with the prevention of a donut attack they said but I stopped listening once my mind began to wonder if they all had guns or were just happy to see me.  I guess I should stop rambling and announce the winners...Winner of the GW Gift Certificate is...

HOTpanda

That's right I am a scumbag who joined his own blog to buff my numbers and for the icing on the cake I won my own prize. Hahahahahaha SUCKERS!!!  Seriously I used a random generator and it picked number 88 which corresponded with me, the HotPanda.  All right all right I will run the random generator again...sigh...you all are a bunch of little school girls crying over spilt milk.  Winner of the GW Gift Certificate is...

The Antipope

Congratulation HotPANDA on winning a GW Gift Certificate for the large sum of $40.  You have 7 days to leave a comment on this post or the prize reverts back to me as I will assume that you were fed to the pigs or were abducted by a Donut.  Hey, all you stop your whining as I will pick a new winner if that happens just as long as no one tells the authorities about what happened here at the Chaos Manifesto over the weekend.  The last thing I need is to be put on trial for involuntary manslaughter for giving someone the wrong dosage of their meds.  As for the other prize, the mystery one, for those of you who gave me a shout out post on your blog, the winner is....

Skarvald the Troll-faced

What...who even put his name in the draw in the first place???  I told you dam robots to not only throw him out of the party and burn everything he touched including his tickets for the giveaways.  Congratulations Skarvald the Troll-face as you are the Lucky winner of....cue drum roll please...a box of...smashed donuts!!! Just kidding, you actually going to receive a $15 GW Gift Certificate.  You too have 7 days to leave a comment on this post or I will simple assume you have eaten your face off and will redraw the prize.  I really dug the shout you gave me, especially the fire breathing HOTpanda!!!  Pure awesomeness.
Cheers to everyone for joining my blog and following it.  To all you who leave a comment from time to time thanks for letting me know your thoughts.  Those who have me me on their blog rolls and or gave a shout out you are always welcome to lurk in the dark corners of my blog.  Everyone it's time for you to get the hell out of here as my mom is on here way over for a cup of tea.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

2 Haiku Thursday #5: Inquisitor


heretics refute
the emperor's holy right 
barrel of a gun...

+++The Sermons of HOTPanda, Vol. XVI, Ch. II+++

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2 HoP Idol: Who Will Be the the Idol?


So let's sink another drink
'Cause it'll give me time to think
If I had the chance
I'd ask the world to dance
And I'll be dancing with myself

With the House of Paincakes HoP Idol in it's greatest hits round, the top 3, I'm asking the blogging world to dance and to give their time to think. I'm in a dance to the death with two other authors who both have brought their game. Fear not though as I have dug deep into my arsenal and am busting a move with my audacious breaks and popping. Let's have a quick look at each of our competitors and what their series would be if they won the House of Paincakes first HoP Idol contest: 

Puking out a plethora of dumb questions HoTPanda has embarked on perilous journey in the realm that is Warhammer Fantasy. Lost at sea though this furry fiend has no idea where to start let alone what direction he should be heading in. He has been able to send out a series of messages in a bottle to ask you the readers for a helping hand. Each week he work his way from choosing an army to table top domination. In order to achieve this though he will looking at his audience to interact with him via comments and voting. Essentially you the readers are going to be his first mate and will guiding every decision that he makes. This army will not just be his but rather a community effort. 

Bold plans for a bold blogger is what Lantz has in the works. Sticking with the communities bread and butter Lantz is going to attempt to bridge the gap between 5th and 6th edition Warhammer 40k. With the plethora of rumours floating over the vast canyons of the blog-o-sphere Lantz will your sexy construction girl with the drive slow sign. 

With a voice and face for Radio Von is going to not only be your Dungeon Master but he will be the one holding hand as he dresses you up each week. Throwing down a d20 sized video blog Von makes a bold move to engage his audience through his soothing voice. He not only wants you to look down at his crouch for some strange reason but wants you to have a voice in where the Von Show will go. Essentially the blog itself is fashioned after a roleplaying adventure.

So there you have it folks, a HotPanda, a Coyote and some sort of a creature that is half tiger half octopus. Which one of these beast will be the first HoP Idol is up to you. Obviously you know who I have voted and want you to vote for but in the end the choice is yours. If I lose I may just be left "Dancing with Myself".

Sunday, November 6, 2011

3 Sunday Best #19: Hallowe'en

Hallowe'en, otherwise know as All Hallows Eves, is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31. There is much debate between scholars on whether it is a mutation of the Christian holiday "All Saints Day" and pagan festivals that honour the dead.  Regardless Hallowe'en is a holiday rich in tradition that range from trick-or-treating (also known as "guising"), costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, watching horror films and eating a whole lot of candy.  WIthout a doubt this is my favourite holiday and these three bloggers captured the essence of it.

With Chris himself being of the undead blogger variety and a unquenchable thirst for terrain it is no surprise that his latest terrain features the dead.  To be more precise his terrain is decomposed of dinosaur skeletons.  This more than a mere trick as Chris has create seven master works of terrain that any gamer would die to play on.

Ian's dark ruinous power were at their full strength this past Hallowe'en.  With the local kids worshiping the unholy ground that his house is built on built and three daemonic idols in it was quite evident that the night was his.  His chaos pumpkin dedicated to the return of Horus was spectacular and his plague bearer pumpkin was sick.  My only complaint was that I did not get a full size chocolate bar.

This my fiends is a true treat brought to by the one and only Brian from A Gentleman's Ones.  His herd of zombies is beyond a belief and the dialog that he paired it up with was unreal.  These zombies are trick or treating for one treat and one treat only, Brains!!!  I'm not sure if Brian or if Tom will be enough to satisfy their undying hunger.

I was able to fill my gut for Hallowe'en by going on a Ghost Walk in downtown Victoria.  The night was filled with stories of grizzly murders, including one that may have been committed by "Jack the Ripper" himself.  To finish the night off I base coated 21 zombies of my own and butchered two helpless pumpkins.  My favourite holiday may be over a year away now but plans for next year are already haunting my head.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

3 Haiku Thursday #4: Corpse Emperor



murdering thousands
emperor giving silence...
his lapdogs yapping

+++Svane Vulfbad+++

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

3 HoP Idol: Finale Round

The Chaos Manifesto is throwing a HoP Idol party for our very own HotPANDA aka El Panda.  This is a once in a lifetime event as it will be celebrating HOTPanda making it to the House of Paincakes, HoP Idol, final round.  He is going head to head with two other bloggers in a no holds bar death match.  To help prepare him for the event he will be wrestling grizzly bears and crocodiles at the party.  We will not only be giving away free drinks but will be giving away the black beans.  That is right 100% black beans for FREE!!!  Throughout the night HotPanda will be signing autographs and will be talking about his submission for the HoP Idol finale.  The event is being held throughout the week at the HOUSE of PAINCAKES!!!  Be there or be Square!!!