A guest article by newly crowned Westminster X-Wing Champion Sir Alister Grantham-Smyth MP, Member of Parliament for Staines Upon Thames North. In this he talks about his disdain for the term ‘Natties’ and his search for an acceptable alternative whilst playing at Westminster Nationals. Advertisements
I’ve noticed that it’s becoming popular with blogs to write some bizarre quote in the article title and thought I might jump on the band wagon. Like the popular wood preservative states, it does what it says on the tin and this is a rundown of my team’s adventure at the UK team championship 2017.
The road is long, with many a winding turn or in fact mainly straight but with a max speed of 50MPH if you’re lucky. Whilst taking a detailed study of the M6 Motorway and its surroundings, both at night and during the day, I popped in to UK nationals while I was at it.
On the eve of UK Nationals the talking point and controversy is not of our new Nym or Miranda overlords but of ‘natties.’ The popular cultural slang word penetrating the X-wing scene in the USA is now being heard in gaming venues across the United Kingdom
For the first time I’m able to make UK Nationals so I’m debating what type of squad to take.
This is something I’ve toyed with writing for almost the best part of a year. I’ve felt for a long time that there is often too much emphasis on the overly bad and good of a new wave on the majority of podcasts and social media which have an effect on the wider tournament meta.
As I sit tapping on my iPad mini I mourn the passing of my old friend and comrade, the PC. In a hopefully shorter than normal foray I muse on my Imperial X-Wing funk, placing a ‘bounty’ and Team tournaments.