Little question form a fellow servant of the God Emperor:
I was planning a list for a game me and a mate will play for his birthday at warhammer world this coming friday, and my partner comes out with this little comment: 'you geek-plotting honey?'
For those of you lucky enough to have wives/ gf/ bf/ fiancees/ bromances/ etc who are also involved in the hobby this probably won't affect you (lucky lol)
For the rest of you with spouses/ partners who do not get involved in the hoby, do they ever tell you something that makes you want to 'face-palm' at their lack of intellect of the game, or genuine indifference to it?
Let us all know these little nuggets of Tzeentch- raging comments that will leave even the 'Greater Good' Tau turning to Khorne to wipe them from existence... or just sigh in acceptance, and apologising to the God- Emperor for their lack of understanding lol
GF often comments on how she's an enabler of my hobbies. Its also often hard to explain to her that I would like a Titan more than a fancy watch. I think one of the problems is that I can support myself, lifestyle and hobbies compared to when I was younger and 40k stuff all came in big lots of Christmas and Birthday presents. Originally my GF and I used to butt-heads alot over my hobbies, especially since I tend to go to clubs on Sunday afternoons.
Eventually we realized that alot of it stems from the fact that she, like many modern women, are brought up with deluded perceptions that men should only wear suits and like things like cars, boats and cufflinks and are incapable of being happy and expressive without buying something like a Ferrari, Superbike, Speedboat or a G6.
If I work it out, I spend about £400 a year on my war-gaming hobbies, which is roughly 1 or 2 things every month, though it also covers things like spray cans, IPA/Acetone, new brushes etc etc. From that I get about 20+ hours of entertainment out of most model items from unboxing to basing - on the high end of the scale this is nearly a full month. This excludes game time though since I don't play very often.
It used to annoy me that my GF would complain about my spending and miniature painting, until I eventually shot the remark out that she spends about £2000 a year getting her dyed to impress people who don't give a crap, drinks around another £2000 of booze over the year to pretend to enjoy the company of said people and has literally zero hobbies of interest beyond not being able to dance with the crowd of people who don't care in the first place. Or that she buys a £30 dress/jeans/useless item at least every week because feels like it. At that point she had a bit of an epiphany that my wargaming hobbies, video gaming hobbies and interest in RPG's probably aren't the "out there" things.