ChoKonnit

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  1. After a weird incident today I very sincerely uttered that popular three-word phrase meaning "utter astonishment" So that got me thinking, what incidents have you experienced in real life which have left you absolutely baffled and unsure of what to say beyond "W-T-Fuck...?" 0_o...? And I don't mean just weird pictures on the internet *intended* to illicit such a response, I mean stuff that happens in the real world or things that people have said/done with a straight face and were utterly serious. I'll start the ball rolling with today's incident: A friend of my Faither's drops by our work looking for him for a chat. I have known this guy for many years and we have hung out before. He asks if my faither is in. He wasn't, so I invite him in to wait since he shouldn't be long. He asks, "Do you know who I am?" "Yeah, of course I do!" "Ok, I'm Tom and you are...?" I tell him. He asks again for clarity, and again I tell him, now getting really confused... "Ok, is Ronnie's son about?" "....yeah..." "Oh?" "It's me! I'm his son!" "Oh! I thought you were the other one." The other one being my co-worker who looks nothing like me. "No, that's Graeme, he's out right now." "Ah right. I always thought you were darker!" "....uhm... sorry, I can't account for that." 0_o
  2. [Marge]Hmmmmmmmmmm....[/Marge] That video there is borderline as it seems to be presented as one of those "Wow! Look at this funny video, guize!" youtube clip shows. And the clip itself certainly wouldn't make me say "WtF?!" but more, "Yes, please tell me more, Ms Lady, as I totally respect your culinary capabilities as a strong, independant woman "
  3. Welcome to the Split Box Deal! In this topic I divide up the contents of boxes and clamshells so players can get those specific minis they need. If you there is anything you want, simply post a reply to the topic to indicate your interest and your name shall be added to the listed item! If an item already has a name then that is who has claimed it, but stocks are replenished regularly so more items arrive all the time. Once an item is claimed the rest shall be conducted via PM - either I contact you or you contact me; whichever comes first! For quick reference, here are the postage rates: Postage Rates: UK £1 (so long as I can fit it in a padded envelope). Europe £3.80 Australia/New Zealand £4.80 USA/Canada/Rest of World £4.50 To view the list of available items, simply click the link: To the list!
  4. The last monks I split took a wee while but at least they did all shift. Ok, I think I can get a box of those guys next week.
  5. A topic for the discussion of them other games you play using that new-fangled leccy-tronics stuff. You know, plugging them into the aerial socket on the TV and blowing on the contacts before you put the cartridge in, that kinda stuff. To start the ball rolling, Kanluwen says there's a new Star Wars: Battlefront on the way. I played the Clone Wars one back on the Xbocks, and my preferences got me in trouble with the Star Wars crowd; i said i really didn't care about playing Wookies as i thought they were dumb - robots are much cooler! Anyway, i don't know anything about this game so here's hoping i'll soon have TWO games to play on the stupid Xbone.
  6. Ok, for some reason I can't PM - the dialogue box doesn't appear when I try :/ So, prices for those available minis: Thrasymedes £7.50 Ekdromoi + HMG £6.40 Sub total: £13.90 Postage rates are at the top of the Split list. If there's anything else you may like from my webstore, best send me a PM
  7. Ah, sorry. I do have your request noted but since you first mentioned it no more Ayyar have been freed up. I'd like to shift more of the currently listed N3 Bahram minis before splitting another. As to when what will happen, I cannot say :/ There is a slight queue on Anyat at the moment but when she appears she is £11 I can provide the other two right now, if you'd like them? I'll send a PM
  8. Heh, round here *everything* is up for negotiation where the Council is involved. They'd let you build houses on a traffic island if you grease the right palms. Corrupt? They're growing horns and shit :/
  9. Messages being sent and names being attached! In a surprising twist, I have the new releases arriving a week earlier than anticipated so I should have the in the next couple of days! This includes the new Muyibs box, which I shall be splitting - just need to work out the prices. I shall inform of any developments on this front and get the items listed!
  10. Bit of an update on a WtF I posted a few months back: I mentioned the apparent emergence of what seemed to be a car showroom in a previously woodland area by the river Clyde. I thought it looked like an awful place to try selling cars and was likely a money laundering scheme of some sort. Well, turns out I was on the right track. A local businessman (whose own dealings and various "friends" conduct their affairs just a little over the edge of the law) bought the land and hoped to develop it for housing. The terms of the sale prevented this, however, and it was only allowed to be used for farming. He petitioned the council to allow him to put houses there but he was refused. So, he scoured the contract and it did indeed say it was for farming or livestock... but he could also store any equipment and materials there. He then got some livestock to keep on the land in the form of 100 or so geese. The rest of the land he used to store all sorts of assorted equipment, including some portacabins done up to look like sales offices for a car showroom. He also pushed some land around and left the diggers and bulldozers sat there to give the impression of more work to come. This, of course, raised the ire of the locals who started protesting ,vandalizing, and petitioning the council to stop him. He's not actually building a car showroom, just giving the impression that he is. The end goal is to make the idea of housing seem a lot more palatable by comparison, so eventually the council will relent.
  11. Uh-oh! Could be they've unwittingly let slip they have a superhero working them for as part of their mild-mannered alter ego, and they used their x-ray vision to inspect the unit! Been a while since I've posted a WtF - I guess life just hasn't been that interesting, lately. But I do have one from a month or so ago from a games club I frequent. I was watching some folks playing 40k 8th to see what all the fuss was about, and so if I ought to dis it, my dissing would at least be informed. So anyway, they have to flick through the rulebook to get a ruling on something and it falls open at a page with a picture of a guy and a girl playing 40k with big smiles on their faces - clearly having the best time, ever. I jokingly comment, "*tchoh* As if that would ever happen..." and the others laugh. Ok, great. Then one of them (one of the more weird members of the club) suddenly starts adding his own commentary, loudly declaring along the lines of, "Yeah! Girls don't play 40k! Would never happen! Totally fake geek girl! Etc!" and went on a mini tirade about girls not playing tabletop wargames. As his rant died down I had to clarify, "Uhm... No, I meant... I mean, they're smiling... No... No-one smiles playing 40k. Frowning at the book and throwing dice and shit around, yeah but... Not smiling." It was kinda awkward to say the least.
  12. Glad to hear it's all going well! I shall have more items appearing on the list in the next couple of days, particularly Onyx items though the Unidrons have been in high demand. I also have the pre-orders for the next wave of releases up on my webstore: http://www.shaekonnitgames.com/product-category/pre-orders/
  13. Your request has been noted and I reckon I can provide! Just let me know about the rest, whatever it may be. In the meantime the list has been updated with a few more items for all the factions.
  14. A WtF from close to home: One of the neighbours had a kid at their door for halloween. Yesterday. He wasn't dressed up as anything, just wearing regular clothes and said, "Trickertreat", expecting handfulls of stuff. He was told to go away as Halloween is on Tuesday. This fact never seemed to have crossed his mind. Some kids/families have some really mad ideas of Halloween round here. It reminds me of an incident a few years back when we had a small gaggle of kids at our door who again just shouted "Trickertreat!" but didn't actually do anything to warrant being given stuff. At least they were dressed up, I suppose. The WtFness was that the mother was standing by the road, with a taxi, urging the kids to get back in once they got their candies so they could head to the next street and do the same.
  15. I'd be more partial to sand and make a rock garden or something like that. This just looked like a pub car park. The shite kind of pub, I mean - where they have football tattoos on their faces and a guy has special rates for putting your dog down with a hammer.
  16. Right! Messages are being sent and the list does need a little bit of an update. On Aristeia! - I shall not be splitting any of those - I just don't think it'd work out. And LtdEd, pre-order stuff is a no-go for splitting, anyways. Latest releases are all up on the store if anyone wants any of those - they can be ordered along with any splits!
  17. I saw a weird one while taking Shae-Konnit Dog for a walk, yesterday. I took him up one of the older streets in my work town of Wishaw, and we passed by one of the centuries-old houses. The property had quite a large garden from what i could see. Large for the area, anyway, at maybe 5,000sqft. The whole bloody lot was covered in red, stone chips. For just a driveway, sure - that's fairly common but for the whole garden...? It looked disgustingly awful. There was even a stone sun dial sitting in the middle of this sea of red. It was like the owner one day up and shouted, "Fuck gardens! Fuck the lot of 'em!"
  18. I remember a while back I read a story of someone who took what they thought was a late 19th century paperweight to an antiques dealer to get it valued. Turned out it was an old No 15 ball grenade from WW1, still live.
  19. If there is demand for the Avatar's little wizard I will make this happen! It shall likely be around £3 to keep it in line with the other helperbots. I still have a few Bipandras from recent DF#1 splits I'd like to shift first, but the rest can be done! Yeah, I can do those minins, no problem! As for Aristeia! the problem is that I don't have a weight on it just yet but board games of this sort tend to be very heavy, which can eliminate my profit margin entirely if I did offer the usual free postage for an order of that value. I'd hope it won't be too heavy but the weight of all them cards, the board, and any rulebooks really does mount up - ultimately it's like sending a big block of wood through the post. I shall PM about it with a guesstimation.
  20. My wife arranged a surprise weekend away for me with a bunch of my hot friends, so we've been away in a big farmhouse lodge for the past couple of days. There are a couple of other properties on the same land, one of which was rented out to a stag party. We had a good time playing games and walking/drinking/bbqing etc but the WtF came on the very first night we were there: One of the guys that owns/runs the place came in to our section and asked if they could borrow one of the plungers, "It's just that next door doesn't have one and the stag party, they... well... " he really didn't need to finish the sentence; our imaginations filled in the gap.
  21. Going to introduce some price shuffling on the Beyond boxes and N3 Bahram real soon - the popularity of certain models is really becoming apparent. Due to Tarik being a big jerk, I fear for the future of Beyond Red Veil splits :/
  22. Oh, we had a great one in this morning at the engineering department... We've had an ongoing dispute with the courier DHL about them over-charging us to receive a delivery. Because it was from outside the UK there were some customs charges to pay but the sender offered to pay them. Trouble was there was a delay in communication between departments at DHL, so it took weeks for the information to spread that they had received a payment from the sender to cover the costs. In the meantime, their accounts department were trying to get the money from us. Over a month ago we thought it had all been solved, and although DHL sent us "Final Demand" letters asking for the money, we got on the phone to them and they assured us all is well and the balance is 0. Just this morning we get a new letter from DHL apologizing for their mistake and offering to pay some of our costs (which costs? dunno). The letter showed the working for the maths which resulted in them owing us £-17. So they attached a gyro credit slip for us to take to the bank, so we could claim our "-17 Great British Pounds". Either they really do expect us to claim a negative amount of money, or this is some bright spark's last-ditch effort to sneak £17 out of us.
  23. Well, here's a WtF hot off the press: Neighbours having a domestic and telling each other to "Fuck off!" so loud that Shae-Konnit Dog starts barking :/
  24. Hoookay, I got a bit of an update on Autism Quest for those eager for the next thrilling installment. Turns out that she's switched more to Depression Quest as she got laid off from her job. Again. IIRC it was a bird charity she was with (or that could have been 2 jobs ago for all I know), but there was a hint that she jumped before she was pushed. Now, I'm not going to dis her for losing a job, but the strange thing is the circumstances around it which, she claims, prompted her leaving. She's been accusing her employer of gaslighting. An odd claim, and looking back through her history of ranting about former employers, "gaslighting" seems to be a recurring theme. Gaslighting and microaggressions. If it happens once, yeah, maybe her boss was being a jerk, but when every one of her employers coincidentally displays the exact same patterns of behavior, I start to think that maybe the problem lies not with them...
  25. Right, I'm making with the messages etc and in the meantime some new N3 Bahram items have been added to the list! The Ayyar seems to be a hot item, but we'll see how the rest fare before I decide if some price shuffling may be in order.