Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by OneBoot

  1. Welcome to the Department of Acquisitions! This is a continuation of the thread wherein we share pictures and stories of all the awesome stuff we acquire. Go forth, and leave no bargain unexplored! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  2. Here is the link to the official thread, which has the actual Hangout link: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69040-hang-out-and-paint-google-hangouts/ This is a just-for-fun thread, a place to put little snippets from Google Hangouts with forum members so that those who can't participate can still enjoy some of the fun. They need not make sense, but they DO still need to be family-friendly! This is also the place to put "Is anybody on right now?" type posts. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  3. I wish I knew how to remove old pins; MrBoot and I don't simultaneously live in Idaho and Washington state. We are the lime green pin in southeastern WA. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    ....What do you think the M stands for? Bleurgh. Spending hours yesterday scrubbing all the mildew out of both bathrooms, then playing TESO for hours, then accidentally falling asleep on the couch has resulted in various parts of me feeling a combination of noodley, stiff, or sore. But hey, at least clean bathrooms! I should probably go get food, but that involves movement.... Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Nope, but now I'm curious. Is it on youtube? Oh, Agent M, bless his little heart. He tries so hard, but despite warnings appears to have persisted in wearing jungle camo in urban environments. Further training is needed, I see. Sorry I haven't been very active of late, been focusing more on the 3D world. My resolution to "put paint on something every day" is still going strong, even if some days all I have the energy for is brown linering some kobolds. I have been documenting my progress with a picture on my phone each day, but have neglected to actually update my blog with them since I think the 5th. But hey, at least painting continues to happen, rather than a nicely up-to-date blog documenting nothing, lol. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  6. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I have conferred with The Kaiju Formerly Known As ReaperBryan, and have determined that Reaper Ron is the best admin to contact about getting added to a House, for the time being. ...I should probably inform Ron of this. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Darn alarm clock and having to go to a scheduled event. I was having the most amazing dream, too. The best part is it was a semi-lucid one, where I could control my actions but didn't quite realize it was a dream. It was set in a post-apocalyptic world, which I figured that out from the grayish lighting, sense of far fewer people about, and the vague but omnipresent feeling of being hunted by some sort of monsters. It was a meandering sort of dream, where the group of people I was with (which kept changing, from just my family, to MrBoot and his brother and wife, to my family plus some ranom folks I know from church only by sight, etc.) were trying to escape the city, slowly. We had to do it carefully though, or the monsters would clue in, so there was a lot of casually wandering into stores or restaurants and ducking out the back door, secret tunnels (one set of which came out through my childhood house) and the like, always making sure not to leave any traces. People in my group kept displaying odd but highly useful skills that helped in different situations (though my sister-in-law telling me she was great at Quidditch, the kind played in real life on the ground...not that helpful lol). Anyways, it was super cool. Though I'm pretty sure it was triggered by the overlong Elder Scrolls Online play session I had last night/this morning. Some of my best dreams tend to come after long video game stints. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  8. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Booked! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  9. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Regretfully, I don't have the amazing powerz required to add anybody to a House. :( Only an admin can do that. I shall endeavor to find out which admin is best to contact about that. :) Kit is the IT guy again, but he's super crazy busy and I haven't seen him on the forums in some time. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  10. ReaperCon 2018 Hotel Booking Link

    [MOD] Several posts have been split off into the "Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter" thread: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77608-reapercon-2018-enthusiasm-and-chatter/ Please keep this thread for questions only to make it easy to locate answers. Thank you! [/MOD]
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    We have been blessed with never having had a car payment. This is because both of our vehicles are older (but well cared for) hand-me-downs from family members that have long since been paid off. The money that used to be going to credit cards will now be split between savings, increased student loan payments, and increased retirement fund deposits. With a little bit left over for fun stuff. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    In the continuing saga of the borked computer, I apparently somehow accidentally pleased the computer spirits enough that something I didn't think had worked actually did! I now haz Windows again, but I'm afraid to turn off my computer again until the update is patched, just in case. First, I tried various things in the command prompt as suggested by a few articles from reputable sources, to no avail. I know just enough about the inner depths of the computer to be dangerous, but not enough to actually be helpful most of the time, so I lacked the ability to figure out why nothing was working. Then, as suggested by another article, I tried to access the Recovery options by pressing F8 until it appeared. Yay, that worked! Only it wants an administrator password. Well, no problem there, I remembered MrBoot left it as one of those awful super simple passwords you're never ever supposed to use ever. Except apparently at some point, one of us changed it. I tried every possible password and permutation thereon I could think of, with increasing frustration. Finally, out of sheer spite, I left the password field blank and hit enter. Wanna take a guess whether that worked? I've no clue when it got changed to blank, but I'm definitely fixing that when I can. Finally in the Recovery options, I started System Restore for yesterday morning. That one failed, as I'd kinda expected. I then tried with the only other restore point, from a few days ago. That...failed too. So I rebooted while trying to think what to do next. ...And it loaded Windows just fine. I double-checked that the problem update was not slated to be downloaded again (it's not) and I'm running a system scan just to make sure everything's fine. Apparently Microsoft got lots of reports similar to mine, and have rolled back the updates affecting people until it can be fixed. So, I feel accidentally awesome now for accidentally fixing the computer! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I find that the older I get, the less I care about what other random people care about my appearance. Give me loads of 'ugly' pockets, darn it! I have a mighty need to store ALL THE THINGS! On a totally unrelated note, all of our credit cards are now 100% paid off! It took a whole year, and this month will be tight, but we finally did it. MrBoot is extremely happy, since he's seen what debt can do to a family (his parents are lovely people, but not the most financially responsible). Plus after this month, those funds will be available for other things. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  14. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Given that you would have the same drive as me, I would strongly recommend flying. I mapped it out last year, and it was a 28 hour drive across the entire US longitudinally, and almost half of it latitudinally. Yeah, I'm totally flying. Any cost savings would be eaten up by gas, hotels along the way, and wear and tear on the car. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Oooh, and it's a maxi dress too!!! What search terms should I use to bring it up? *wallet whimpers* I'm so glad I'm not the only one that thinks so! *happily wields +5 purse of holding* Allow me to answer your questions! I've got an Athlon. Luckily, MrBoot's fancy expensive computer has an Intel chip, so at least both computers aren't equally borked. Nonetheless, we've decided to hold off on updating his computer until things get straightened out. YES. When I eventually get a cloak (which will be made of wool so actually functional), I plan to make "pockets included" a necessary part of the deal. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  16. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    What jolly fun. The latest Windows update (KB4056894) seems to have borked Windows in some terribly dire fashion. Weirdest BSOD I've ever seen, with just a single Stop error listed: STOP 0x000000C4. Upon reboot, computer starts up fine, but can't load Windows at all. Startup Repair crunched at it for awhile then gave me the equivalent of a helpless shrug: Luckily, I thought to take a pic of the error page with my phone so I could google it. As I very strongly suspected, it means a problem with the kernel, directly related to the update. Which was a patch to fix the kernel vulnerability from Meltdown/Spectre. Oh goody. Upon further research, it seems this particular BSOD affects older AMD systems. Looks like I get to spend some time mucking about in the command prompt to remove the update until it's been fixed, and restore my computer to functionality. *cracks knuckles* Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  17. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I tried his way about a month ago, and I accidentally chicken noodle soup. Only with turkey, and no noodles. I quite literally just dumped in whatever veggies we had leftover from Thanksgiving into the pot, added the rest of a container of vegetable broth, however much turkey was not already put into the freezer, and a random assortment of herbs and spices. It turned out amazing! However, I don't know why this method doesn't drive MrBoot nuts, it does me! I'll never be able to make that exact soup ever again! :( In unrelated news, the small silk bag I've been using to hold my favorite dice finally gave up the ghost and split up the side. :( I was supposed to have a replacement for it long since, but then again, it was from a KS. I did manage to finally track down the project creator, though, so I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll finally have my dark green, personalized, d20 kitty dice bag to hold all my shiniest shinies! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  18. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Whew! Finally caught up from the past couple of weeks (I know I didn't need to, but I wanted to ^_^). A bunch of responses incoming! *deep breath* I got one completely unexpectedly once when crossing a red and yellow. Hasn't happened since. You missed the skirmishes between M. E. O. W. and W. O. O. F. about a month ago. Few were left unsparkled. Oh, that's Soul Eater! A fun show, after the first three episodes which were far more blatantly gratuitous than the rest of the series. Weird ending, though. Ahahaha...our clever plan worked brilliantly! W. O. O. F. clearly suspects nothing. We shall let them carry on believing they have won until it suits our fancy to disabuse them of the notion. Until then, naptime. That sounds like a section from a Dr. Seuss book. Cube, from the online comic strip "Rusty and Co." begs to differ. Pretty sure Cube's got more Charisma than the rest of the group put together. Panache, too. Well, I would, except MrBoot's approach to culinating is more akin to mad science than anything else, and if I don't write down what he does, it's lost forever. His recipes are never the same twice. Ever. Thanks for mentioning this; it was the first I'd heard of it. Now that's done, off to paint things! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  19. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    This fills me with sadness, since I was looking forward to taking one of Wappel's awesome classes this year. Current outlook for me going is unchanged (very good, unless life events conspire to change that). :) The new place looks swanky! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  20. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Note to self: Page 400 I'm still getting back into the swing of things after returning from a slightly disorienting Christmas break (disorienting mostly in good ways). The best part was definitely getting to hold and cuddle my newest NieceBoot and NephBoot (both are 1.5 months or less), and having them fall asleep on me. What's going on right now: I made a resolution to put paint on things every day (and no, @Pezler the Polychromatic, my nails don't count ), and I will be documenting my daily adventures in a blog I just started! https://oneboottothehead.blogspot.com/ The framework is still under construction, but the progress posts are there. I considered trying to figure out how to do a WIP thread, but unfortunately couldn't think of a tidy way of doing so. Another thing that is going on right now: MrBoot accidentally made purple soup. It tastes fine, it's just...very purple. I keep laughing every time I look at it, I can't help myself. Apparently that's what happens when you put most of a purple cabbage and a whole purple onion in a pot of soup! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  21. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    I'm on now for about an hour, perhaps a bit more. :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  22. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    I may be on much later tonight, but it's a big maybe since this is MrBoot's last day off. I will still put paint on something, though, in keeping with my resolution. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  23. [SPLIT] CMoN orders

    [MOD] Thread has been split off as requested. Please remember to keep the discussion civil. Thank you! [/MOD]
  24. Posts from the last several pages that relate to CMoN orders have been split off into their own thread: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/78604-split-cmon-orders/ Reminder to please keep the discussion there civil. Thank you! :) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  25. Reaper, the Early Years

    I find this information about broccoli bases quite fascinating: I had no idea they were intended to resemble grass! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D