One of the things that comes up about Charles XII a lot is his flirtation with switching Sweden, or at least the army, over to base 8 or base 64, the reasons given being either that Charles preferred to have a number that is both a cube and a square (in the case of 64) or that he wanted it based on the amount of ammunition stored in a Swedish pack (in the case of 8).
It has been A WEEK. Geoff and I went out to see Weird Al Yankovic last Tuesday (totally awesome and a wonderful reconnection with 12 year old Count DvL, who was very proud of me), then Scott Pilgrim on Friday, then he came on over again to my birthday celebration on Saturday, and very patiently stayed playing Star Wars Miniatures until 3:30 in the morning, leading General Crix Madine with covert aplomb through Raxus Prime. But now the partying is done and it’s time to get down to some good old fashioned penciling and inking and script writing! YES!
– Count Dolby von Luckner