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Sunday, 10 October 2010

Labels A to Z, Part 7

Alexis (Lexicon) cosplaying as Asuka
Langley Soryu from Evangelion in her
school uniform
Labels A to Z - NSL - In online computer systems terminology, a tag (Label) is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file). This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. Tags are generally chosen informally and personally by the item's creator or by its viewer, depending on the system. I use this label when talking about my labels for this blog.

Lexicon - NSL - Lexicon or Alexis (her real name) use to be a Deviant  from Cosplay Deviants but has retired due to personal reasons which you can lean from her blog Dollhouse Discourse, link to the right of the page under Blogs I Follow. All her released sets are still up on Cosplay Deviants. She was my favouret Deviant and she is missed. She made Asuka Langley Soryu from Evangelion look fantastic, this coming from a big Rei fan. As she is not a Deviant any more I have left her her own label.

Manga - NSL - "Manga" as a term used outside Japan refers specifically to comics originally published in Japan. However, manga-influenced comics, among original works, exist in other parts of the world, particularly in Taiwan ("manhua"), South Korea ("manhwa"), and the People's Republic of China, notably Hong Kong ("manhua"). In France, "la nouvelle manga" has developed as a form of bande dessinée (literally drawn strip) drawn in styles influenced by Japanese manga. In the United States, people refer to manga-like comics as Amerimanga, world manga, or original English-language manga (OEL manga).

Mates - NSL - Mate is a colloquialism used to refer to a friend and is commonly used in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland, but is now dated in the United States. It is or has been used interchangeably with many equivalent terms, such as buddy (popular in United States/Canada), pal (Scottish) or cobber (Australian/New Zealand only). I use this label when I am talking about my mates in my Neoscream's Life Post. I use to have labels for each one, but like with the Deviants, Smartz Girls and anima shows, it made far too many labels, so I decided to group them up. I do not use this label when talking but Blaire as she does have her own label or when I am talking about Darren from Heroclix in the Heroclix post.

Mechwarrior - MSW - MechWarrior (Dark Age/Age of Destruction) was a tabletop wargame by WizKids set in the BattleTech universe that uses the Clix system. The game's miniatures are pre-painted models of infantry squads, vehicles, and giant walking war machines known as BattleMechs. Mechwarrior is played on a 36" x 36" game surface with each player taking turns giving his units 'orders' that involve moving and/or attacking opposing units. A measuring tape and three D6 (six sided dice) are used while executing these orders. Frequently miniaturized 'terrain', such as buildings (blocking terrain), forests (hindering terrain) or lakes (shallow water), is placed on the game board. The victor is determined after one or more 'victory conditions' have been achieved by a player or when the predetermined time limit for the game has been reached, depending on the game scenario that is being played. The game may be purchased in booster packs just like Heroclix in a similar fashion to Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh, but there are ways of acquiring particular pieces without spending large quantities of money on packs. Trade is the most common option, followed by purchases on eBay. There are units that you can only acquire through trade or send-aways, such as the Battleforces and the Designer Series Mechs and pilots. There are several factions to collect, and many are interconnected by alliances and other relations. Many of the factions from Classic Battletech were introduced into the game and the game has several original factions as well. In keeping with the spirit of the Battletech universe, there are also many mercenary units referred to as Gunslingers. In 2003, MechWarrior won the Origins Awards for Best Illustration 2002, Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures Series 2002 and Game of the Year 2002. In 2005, WizKids updated MechWarrior: Dark Age. In conjunction with a rules overhaul, the game was renamed MechWarrior: Age of Destruction. In early 2008, WizKids announced that MechWarrior franchise will be put on hiatus until further notice. No new announcements about the franchise future has been made other than a new novel based on franchise was due to released on November 19, 2008. On November 10, 2008, Topps announced the closure of Wizkids. NECA, who brought Wizkids over a year ago has made no statement about bringing the game back, however I think Topps still kept the rights to Battletech meaning NECA can not if they wanted to. I use this label when I talk about any of the Mechwarrior game on my MS Wars blog but on this blog I use Gaming.

The next Labels A to Z post will be Meerkats, Model Making, Movement, MS Wars and Naming. Pictures, links and a little more detail to come later. Until next time enjoy