Sunday, April 29, 2012

0 Sunday Best #38: Deep Thoughts

"Contrary to what most people say, the most dangerous animal in the world is not the lion or the tiger or even the elephant. It’s a grizzly bear with a machine gun riding on an sharks back, just shooting and eating everything they see.” Deep thoughts like this are what made Jack Handey an iconic comic writer during the late eighties and nineties.  Between the absurdist musings, concise humour and outlandish hypothetical situations one could find a man that wasn't afraid to use his inside voice outside for everyone to hear.  This week's Sunday Best are just that, men who are not intimidated when it comes to broadcasting their deep thoughts in a public venue.  

Phil over at Ruinous challenges his thoughts on what the dark grim future of tournaments have in store for us gamers.  As he solicits Adepticon for its' break down of armies and quickly becomes disgusted in the homogeneity that he finds.  The lack of variety that he discovers causes his thoughts the dive deep into an abyss of rage.  From here the questions pound away at his psyche.  Is 40k a beer and pretzels game?  Is 40k competitive?  Is this some bigger symptom of people who play too many grindy video games and enjoy their statistics courses? Lost amongst his thoughts he laments for the future of Warhammer 40k.

If you were my army what would I like about you?  The glimmer and shine of your silver skull?  Your sweet but hell tormenting words?  Or perhaps the barbaric and brutality of what lies under your skin?  SonsofTaurus found himself in this very rabbit hole of thoughts this past week.  Jumping amongst the armies in his collection he examines what traits turned romanticized him and what ones turned him off.  Each one slightly different then the next but each one having its' own pelt of merits and faults.  On one side of the coin he anguish over the fallen armies the he once commanded.  While on the flip side he praises the atrocities that others have committed under his authority.  In the end he finds the answer to his deep thought but throws his readers down into the very dark hole that he just emerged from.
Tanzing ponders one of life's greatest questions, no not the meaning of life or even what happens when you die but rather why does he like Warhammer Fantasy so much?  A perplexing question to say the least and deep thought to say most.  As he untangles the brainstorm that has enveloped his hobby for the past several years he uncovers some insight into the hyperbole of hate that is Games Workshop.  He himself once a skeptic looks at what drove him to loath the very company that once brought him joy.  While examining the changes that brought his opinion on the game full circle to loving it once again. 

Just like each of these men have shared their deep thoughts with the rest of us I wanted to take this opportunity and share one my deepest thoughts.  "If I could be any animal in the world, I would be a seagull.  They really get to see the world."  Before you start pondering what you would be, I would love to hear some of your deep thoughts and highly encourage you to share them with the rest of us.

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