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    So, using this new version of the forum, very exciting! So just got these two finished last night and photos taken this afternoon. Two pretty simple figures, I actually chose them because they were simple, kind of a "between projects" little paint job, and the added bonus was that they were mostly skin and cloth, very little armor, which is somewhat traumatizing. Reasonably happy on how they turned out. For the thief, her eyes were very deeply set, like some of Dennis Mize's figures are, so once I was actually able to get an eyeball into her, I didn't try to add an additional color or anything And the thief looks a little angry, but I think it's more the sculpt than my paint job, but who's to say for sure? and she has darkish skin and Dark hair, so dark brown eyes weren't too much of a stretch on her anyway. These two came from an old Silver and Steel Partha set from Ral Partha, the sets that were full of Larry Elmore beauties. For the mage, I didn't really go into it with any preconception of colors, so who knows where the reds and pinks came from, but I think it turned out kind of nicely, with vibrant colors instead of blah ones. So anyways, enjoy!
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    Things have been a little rough for me lately and I haven't been painting, but last week my dear husband got some paints out and I started working on random stuff. This is the original Ellen Stone with no face, from the Vampire box. I'm pretty happy with how she came out.
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    I only have phone pics of this guy, but it's been ages since I posted anything here and I wanted to share. The base has been finished since, but the painting was done in 2.5 hours while baby took a nap. It was a bit of a precise with wet blending, and I was riffing on the wizards in Skyrim a bit for the colour scheme (not quite as dark in the end though). I'll update the thread with new pics when I get around to them.
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    This is not my idea; I saw someone else's project online a while back, and ever since I've been looking for an opportunity to try it. Then I was with a friend recently who was punching out the counters for his newly purchased copy of the Congo ruleset, and I asked if I could have the remaining cardboard frame left after all the counters are punched out. I then cut the frames into sections to look like partially destroyed walls, and glued them on to 6" x 6" cork bases. Next, I'll be adding some detail bits, an then spraying on a base coat.
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    Things have been a little rough for me lately and I haven't been painting, but last week my dear husband got some paints out and I started working on random stuff. Here is Max Decker ready for the table. Not terribly sexy or exciting, but a nice sculpt none the less.
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    Congratulations @OneBoot on being made a temporary moderator to help with the Transition to the new boards!
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    This guy's been on the paint table a while. We don't use vampires much and I haven't been inspired to paint him. I didn't want to fall back on the traditional black-on-black paint scheme so I used some subdued colors. I think he came out ok for a lazy day of painting.
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    Signatures are back, and individual members have the option of electing to hide all signatures. I have removed "Interests" from appearing under our avatars. I have disabled the sidebars on some screen sizes, but not all. This should help tablet users. I have found a "mod post" color that's much more to my liking, after MUCH fiddling. I have implemented a new tool for moderators, which 99.99% of you will never even know exists. It allows us to establish warning for frequent violations of the most common rules (commerce, posts involving nudity, and abusive behavior/rudeness/name-calling etc.) and when a member accrues X points in 1 month, they receive a 3-day post ban without me having to do anything. I genuinely expect to need this almost never.
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    I finished this one awhile ago, This was the first miniature I ever painted, the BlightFang I posted earlier was my second one.
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    I see. I can adjust this, but there's over 70 defined controls with colors associated, I will need a few minutes to parse the list and see which control covers either TAG color, or topic title color. ALSO: Moderator posts can now be "liked" again. there was apparently a setting that was turned on, either by default or inadvertently.
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    I have to say kudos to ReaperBryan. You have taken all our whining errr sugestions and used them to improve the look and feel of the new forum significantly from last night.
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    Those links have now been restored. Not as pretty as they were before, but I'm still getting the hang of the new software and the styling rules. Gravatar has (as of this post) been re-enabled. Double Line break has been turned back off. The announcement will automatically go away tomorrow. Right now, I can confirm that database processing is still going on.
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    dips toe in thread to check the temperature, promptly slips and falls in
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    Here's a little diorama I did with Impact! Miniature's chibi flesh golem mini. I really loved adding a little color to the grey scale. I was hoping to capture the old expressionist look and add a little cuteness to it. The trees are from a Games Workshop kit, the sarcophagus is a Reaper Bones piece, and the skeleton is from Sodapop Miniatures.
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    I still need to work on what I am going to do for a base but I think the painting is done :)
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    I'm planning to use Tamiya clear Blue and go for an Ice Dragon look, I think.
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    I most certainly did not just spend half my work day making a cover photo for my profile. .......ok I did, so maybe go look at it to justify how much I just got paid to make a silly picture.
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    Please clarify. I do not understand the term "red/red" and I haven't been to look. To make Nested Quotes according to the official forums for the software: "Convert tags to lowercase" was a setting that was enabled by default. I have located it and destroyed the abomination turned it off.
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    The site looks identical on my ipad and my laptop. Haven't checked the phone or desktop yet. (I'd been using the desktop version on the phone and squinting like OneBoot). Smilies on a device, nice! (-- Walt Whitman)
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    skates through the thread on the bottom side of the ice
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    The poison isn't in the kool-aid. It's everywhere else! The kool-aid contains the antidote! This is to prevent infiltration by other cults.
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    This option opens up to users upon reaching 1000 posts - "Godlike" status. Previously we asked that you PM me and i would change it, but this is so much easier (for me)
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    Oh, yeah. I should have mentioned that. I was experimenting with those settings, and toyed with a 4th one, but in the end decided to change it so that instead of one and exactly one option being permitted, zero, 1, 2, or 3 options are permissible. This is me turning settings on and off as I find them. Expect more as I poke through the extremely complex settings.
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    Bryan is trying to find something that is visible, but not IN YOUR FACE.
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    O.O There are so many shiny buttons and options.... *stuffs hands into pockets* Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    I suppose I can forgive you for using hot sauce instead of cayenne pepper..... but leaving out 2/3 of the Holy Trinity is a sin. Onion, bell pepper and celery are the basis of all Cajun cooking. Boudreaux bless. Amen.
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    Moderating this forum is not quite that onerous of a chore.
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    A few weeks ago I kept hearing a noise out on my balcony about midnight. Since there have been a spate of crimes recently near where I live, after it continued for a while I went and grabbed my Glock and went to investigate. When I opened my apartment door a grey tabby mix immediately invited himself in. He wandered around my apartment for quite a while snooping into things before I managed to corral him. I finally caught him, fed him a piece of bologna, and then evicted him with best wishes.
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    I was either asleep or moping around feeling unwell, so I missed most of it. Which is a shame, because the Facebook shenanigans during such times are always highly entertaining. I think this is the best description for the forum upgrade I've ever seen. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Bald eagles are spiffy. Whenever I see one on a zoo or other display cage even if it's a bird that can't for whatever reason be released to the wild, I feel compelled to apologize to it on behalf of my species.
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    Today is the 20th Birthday of my oldest Stepvixen! We will receive guests soon and celebrate!
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    And since he drinks from a skull mug, he now literally has his head up his...
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    My baking definitely smells much worse. None. He is already punishing himself much worse than what I can do. Thanks for the assist, George! Between this and the bread I got a hankerin for a nice earwig sammich. Miserably and torturously. So, pretty fun. Part of me has already been bronzed. And if the IT quest involves getting rid of bugs or gremlins, I'm all the way on board. So on board. On board like a pressganged pirate with his wooden leg nailed to the mast.
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    We aren't into that stuff that you DROW are! Only on Tuesdays. Those I got from ... hey waitaminnute!
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    but what do we do after we make it? I mean isn't the the first rule of cults, don't drink the kool-aid?
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    OK. Cover photo is complete. I have hopefully accounted for all screen sizes......although I'm not going into the conference room to test the really big screens because that might be pushing it. I'm putting it here as well because chances are, no one will likely actually see it in its entirety and that makes me sad. ........there's no preview button so if the spoiler tags are not working and this turns out ridiculously large after I submit the post, I'll link to it instead...
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    You might wanna look again. Check the banner, too. Naturally. What are you guys talking about? Cat? What cat?
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    I just noticed my big ol' list of interests isn't visible any more, making my posts tider and shorter. Yes, yes! Feel the power! HA HA HA HA HA HAAAA!
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    If you were a "bad" Drow, wouldn't that make you typical of the species?
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    Jambalaya (the way I make it): 1 onion chopped oil 4 links Andoullie sausage, cut into small cubes 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt 15 oz can of cut up tomatoes or so Chicken pieces (I often used cubed thigh meat) 1 lb shrimp 2 cups of white rice, washed 1 bunch green onions bias sliced 2-1/4 cups water In a large skillet or dutch oven with a tight lid, brown the sausage in the oil and remove it. Brown the chicken and remove it. Cook pepper and the onion until it softens, then add the garlic and saute for a bit more. Add everything into the pot and stir it up. Bring to a boil then put the lid on and reduce it to low. Simmer on low for 45 min; DO NOT PEEK!!!! After 45 min, stir it. If the rice is cooked, enjoy. If not add a bit more water if needed, replace the cover and let it go another 15. Add hot sauce as desired. I have also made it with squirrel in lieu of the rabbit and it was fantastic.
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    No, jambalaya can have many different proteins. It always (to my knowledge) has smoked sausage, usually Andoullie. Other typical proteins added include chicken, shrimp, and/or crayfish. Other meats that may work are squirrel and gator, in lieu of the chicken. I have an excellent recipe for it at home that I got from a friend from New Orleans. I can post it if you like. The other thing about jambalaya is that it is like chili, in that there are as many versions of it as there are chefs who make it.
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    It's a 2-for-1 special for Drow during Torture Tuesdays.
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    3/2 Let's see it went like this gonna check the forums now, is down. well I'll check back later ... Repeat a few times and now it's back but different it's like when the Doctor regenerates, it's the same forum but now it wants to play the recorder or thinks fezzes' are cool. but I can use smileys from my tablet now.
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    So, I'm sitting outside waiting on the bus driver to return because my eldest left an envelope of money on the bus. My cat, Mika, is inside, separated from me by a pesky door. This displeases her greatly. I am near, but she is not my shoulder kitty!? Preposterous! Mika knows doors open and close. She also knows how to open doors with the lever handle. So I'm sitting right outside the door... "Meoar!" "Meoar! Meoar!" ***jumps on door*** "MEOAR!!" ***jumps on door several times*** "MEOAR!! Bus finally comes by, now she has wandered off since I'm back inside. Very glad we replaced the lever handled knobs on the front door with the round doorknobs.
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    Easy enough to modify. I can make it shorter than this even, if I need to. One of the new features included a "reputation" system, which included Reddit style up-voting/down-voting, and then members were ranked not only by post count but also by the sum of positive votes and negative votes their posts had garnered. We opted to stick to the old "likes" system, and not introduce that.