on the heels of Scotvac IV is, yes you guessed it, Scotvac V. Made
up from mostly #jamma and #ukvac crew, with a few
friends and missuses tagged along, it was an excellent crowd of
people all interested in one thing
group sex. Games. And Food, and mostly Beer. (I've got
quite a few tins left by the way, cheers). Oh and dancing to awful
tunes that really should have been forgotten, including Fame, various
Blondie efforts, Psychedelic Furs and unbelievably, Jesus Christ
Superstar. I'm sorry about that.
were Jim (marblemad), Dave (Pinx) and his missus Lisa (Pinxy), Kevin
(outrun), Kelvin (vurf) and Barry, Mike (mikeb), Rab and his missus
Jackie, Stu McDonald and his missus Julie, Garfra and later on his
missus Jo-Ann, myself (malc), my missus Catriona and daughter Becky.
What a lot of missuses.
all started on a crisp Friday morning, after a frantic Thursday
night of toilet cleaning, shopping for bacon and pot noodles, and
dog-hair removing from sofas. At about 9.30 am I picked up Pinx,
Pinxy and Mikeb from Glasgow Airport, and after that met my wife
and Jackie off at Terry's Tattoo Studio. (Always a good way to start
Here's a note from the Sarf
Coast contingent - Pinx and Pinxy! Worra couple!
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Expanses of Bare Flesh below:
Catriona (malc's wife) - new tattoo. Big innit??
Malc's tattoo - apparently it means something like "bloke
wot designs stuff"
We tried to pretend to sticky that pinx got a tattoo, by using
rab's but he didn't fall for it!
the tattoos we gingerly picked up Vurf and Baz from the train station,
and all went back to my place to settle in, play some games, apply
soothing cream and get ready for a VERY bumpy bus ride into Glasgow
to a very large and busy pub called The Counting House where we
met marb and had lots of well stacked grub and beer and strange
green vodka stuff in pitchers...
Vurf looking scary, Rab looking like a loonie, malc and catriona
Marb, rab, pinxy, vurf looking scary again, baz, malc and catriona
The whole gang, taken by a nice wee man who looked a bit bemused.
Mike, rab, marb, pinxy, pinx, kelvin, baz, malc and catriona
all went home on a slightly less bumpy bus and watched films on
the projector, played consoles and cabs, and went to bed so we could
get up at a reasonable time for the Saturday daytime meet. Saturday
morning started with bacon and brown sauce rolls and a lot of beer
got demolished today, probably more so than all the other days put
together! We also took a trip to my local EB, which usually has
quite a bit of retro stuff - kev got a 3D0 and a pile of games and
I got Resident Evil and Mario Sunshine for GC, both of which are
the reason this writeup is late.
Saturday, and I went and got Garfra, and Stu Mcdonald and his
missus Julie arrived later on, with a HUGE box of choccies. Lovely.
This is Garfra, pinxy and Catriona.
Baz playing virtual boy. Hey Baz, its got a stand on it for a
The Man of The Meet - Kev... He spent AGES getting me a working
outrun board, which I was so bloody delighted with and no mistake.
Major props dude.
Crystal Castles, which got a LOT of play, and vurf looking not
very scary at all.
Malc and Marb playing a jamma'd Defender - which was awesome!
Pinx playing Pulstar
The Living Room Crew, where a lot of Xbox maming was to be found,
as well as Rez and Ikaruga on projector
Kev again, still fixing Outrun!!
Pinx in a room full of games and computers, with garfra and pinxy
As above, with nobody hiding
Baz eating KFC, cat looking on
Get off you wee shite, its MY chicken!
Kev with his head in a turbo outrun cab
Pinx playing Crystal Castles
Garf and Kev playing some jamma crap and outrun
Vurf and Pinx, relaxing.
Pinx's inimitable Hyper Olympics playing style, Stu McDonald looking
Garfra and somebody having a drink
night we went bowling, and nobody took a camera! Doh! I nearly got
top score of the night, except Stu McD pipped me by about 6 points
with the last shot of the night Afterwards garfra got taken home
cos it was past his bedtime and we had a party with very loud and
bad music (Malc was responsible for this) We had some seriously
drunk people here which is always fun especially when they try and
dance and can't.
Pinxy breaking Kev's neck
Kev, pinxy and baz
Pinxy well on the way to getting pissed
Rab, marb, pinxy playing a game (I think this pic is out of order,
either that or somebody switched the smoke machine off)
Mid party, about 2 am, kev relishes not sitting fixing games
This was very confusing, My wife and Julie both wore red tops
and had braided hair, and it was hard sometimes to work out who
was who. This is pinxy's bum, kev, and Julie moshing to Whitesnake.
Julie and Pinxy with no heads
Rab, vurf, and kev
Pinxy's arm and Julie
Pinxy dancing to the soundtrack from Fame
Singing along to "We are Family"
Baz, Rab, Vurf, Julie with my cat "Jezebel"
Kev (outrun) and Rab, don't ask
About 3 am, Pinxy and Julie dancing to "We will Rock You"
Pinxy and Julie, with the disco lights on full blast, and a Beach
Boys Medley of all things
Notice a pattern here? Julie and Pinxy and "Hanging on the
Pinxy playing air-piano
Pinxy, Julie and Kev's head
Kev not fixing outrun boards
Pinx and Rab's head
everyone was tucked into bed about 6am, we played games all sunday
and then went for a late lunch, picking up Garfra and his missus
Jo-Ann on the way.
Kev attacks the outrun pcbs once more. Success is nigh!!
Malc and Mike playing vertically scrolling shooters all day (this
was us trying to beat bloodf's Cyvern score)
Malc playing a WORKING OUTRUN PCB!!! YAHOOO!!!
Pinx on galaxians
More pinx on galaxians
Mikeb in a thoughtful moment
This is us out for lunch, that's Jo-ann in the foreground, with
garfra behind. You know the rest by now.
lots and lots of games played, we brought out some old crusty space
shooters for pinx to add to his want-list, specifically the obscenely
playable Halley's Comet and the slightly more modern Viper Phase
One. Then we had a large kebab each, and a series of smiley family
pics before waving goodbye to pinx, pinxy and mikeb who left late
Becky (Malc's daughter) about to go horseriding, which is why
she has that hat on. Pinx looking masculine and interesting
Pinx, Pinxy, Becky and Catriona
Same as before
and again, if you missed it
Catriona and Pinxy in a quiet moment, with Viper Phase One on
Catriona, Pinxy, Becky, Pinx and Mikeb
and this time malc instead of pinxy
Catriona, Becky and Malc
Pinx and an extremely worrying Mikeb
Catriona, Becky and Malc
Pinxy having a quiet moment on irc
Mikeb and Pinx playing Rtype Leo, which is really good 2 player!
Mikeb and Pinx
Catriona after the house had gone quiet again, wondering exactly
what had happened.
that's it!! A bloody ace meet, with a really great bunch as usual,
4 days and they flew by like a single afternoon. It's a bit quiet
here now, and I'm not sure if I like it. Come baaaaccckkk!!!