Sunday, May 27, 2012

More Scots...and Nerf!

The Scots warband steadily grows - here are the next 9 warrior figures.
Why Nerf in the title? Well, I live in one of those vile strata unit complexes. You know, the sort of place with manicured lawns that nobody is ever supposed to use, populated mainly by affluent loathsome retired people who have discovered that retirement offers them nothing except the opportunity to check what all their neighbours are doing all the time. One of those places that uses the word 'community' a lot, but only as a way of telling you that you shouldn't be doing whatever it was you were thinking of doing. Having young children, we of course tend to attract all kinds of unwanted scrutiny. Just this afternoon the Duchess was told off by some misbegotten troll because the two year old junior Dux was playing with a blind in the communal hallway. I can't wait to move out. Anyway, there are some people we quite like in the complex, mainly because the mini Duchess has met another mini Duchess. Yesterday her friend's brother was trying out his new awesome Nerf gun (where were they when I was 10!??) I went and got my much less awesome Nerf gun to show him, and suddenly about 5 other kids and dads emerged from various buildings tooled up with Nerf. It was hilarious - I met more people from the 'community apartments' yesterday than I have in the previous three years, because they were all packing Nerfs. The funniest thing was seeing several middle aged blokes (including me) desperately keen to let rip with all the Nerf hardware but trying to restrain themselves while their kids ran around blasting each other. It is amazing how simulated violence can bring people together.

9 comments:

  1. Like the vid, but not a patch on this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53tr5sHO5Yg&feature=related

    Good on all you dads for coming together in mutual kiddishness :)

    Nice figs as well!

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    1. Good call Tamsin - they don't make office wars like they used to!

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  2. Hell yea, where were nerf guns in my day?? My kids have them too and I grab any opportunity I can to have a go. Great looking figs too.

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  3. One of the more entertaining things I get to do as an uncle is tool up my nephews with Nerf hardware, and watch the ensuing carnage ;)

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  4. Nerf is the great equaliser between young and old... even my (teenage) sisters like joining in. :) Great fun, great memories.

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  5. Now all you need is Nerf swords and you've got yourself a warband.

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  6. The scots look the biz mate well done.

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  7. Nice scots and a cool story.
    cheers

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  8. Haha many an injury would have been averted when I was a lad if we had nerf swords instead of sticks and old golf clubs...

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