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LittleBluberry

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  1. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I always try to keep dangly bits away from feline residents. Oh @knarthex.....
  2. Secret Sophie 2017 - Mouse's Contribution - HELP

    Hope that helps, I know you're looking for feedback but I don't want to throw you in a tizzy with a bunch of conflicting ideas on a project for which you have limited time. Feel free to ignore any or all of my suggestions.
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Nomad Zeke, after half an hour on hold with BestBuy and dealing with their crappy audio connection and incompetent tech support, that song made my day. Thanks!
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Scale like tiny, flat insects that suck the juices of your plants. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Yes!!! Paint the pretty ponies! We need more cavalry threads because horses are trickier to paint than one would first think. For those wondering about "scale" on a plant, I believe it's a strange pest type thing. I usually treat with soapy spray.
  6. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Dealing with insurance always is a pain in the elf. Took them a while to decide that Wise Kraken wasn't at fault when a truck backed out of a parking spot into the side of his Leaf, but at least we knew it was getting repaired either way. Unrelated, I have decided that leftover corn bread with jam makes a nice breakfast. And I'm going back to bed to try and kick this cold.
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    No. We haven't planned when we'll see it because Wise Kraken is going out of town soon. We'll likely make an impulse trip to see it sometime before the kids go back to school.
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Attempting to learn to be a proper American, making BBQ chicken and cornbread in my cast iron skillet. Hoping it turns out as delicious as it sounds. Then I think I'll watch a Christmas mystery show I recorded last year and go to bed early. Soooooo much excitement in my life!
  9. I got my first CMON order and two items were refunded. Luckily they weren't the items I wanted most, but still. Haven't got a shipping notice on my second order. I'm not surprised at the slow order processing, but they definitely need to fix their inventory system. Maybe if they didn't have to do so many refunds they'd be making more progress on shipping.
  10. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Until I get a 28mm grid for my dungeon maps, I'd really prefer 25mm bases. Because having to make a custom grid is more work than I want to do.
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    You did the numerical analysis, but it's also about how sensitive you are to caffeine generally. Some people can drink coffee in the evening and still sleep just fine, some can't. Plus I hear that being a female in your 40s (like me) messes with your sleep. That said, I've managed to come down with a lovely cough, which I'm sure won't interfere with my sleep at all. At least I can take a break from 6am mornings while the kids are off school.
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Waiting at the school gym for the band and orchestra concert to start. Boy are bleachers uncomfortable.
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I thought quince was vaguely pear-like? I think I saw a fresh one once, my Dad experimented with a lot of fruit trees. As for the rest, golden raisins are at my local grocery store and I don't make tarts either. The ravening hordes devour baked goods too fast so I make very few fussy things. I should really make butter tarts some day though.
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I will admit that I am more likely to provide feedback if the topic title says something like "ReaperCon entry" or "Feedback needed". Honestly most of the stuff that I paint I don't really need feedback on, I know what I need to improve and it's a matter of practice time. Sometimes I just post stuff to prove that I actually get painting done, or because there's not a lot of painted examples. Yay! Fingers crossed for you! Just remember that if you're in northern Canada in the summer to bring lots of DEET spray. The bugs have a short season so they're intense, and the mosquitos are relentless. And sympathies on being a little more on your own during the festive season. I persuaded Wise Kraken to go visit his parents the week before Christmas, and while I'll still have 4 kids at home that's not really the same. Hopefully he has no travel problems.
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Depending on your life circumstances family obligations can really take over this time of year. I know I wouldn't be painting at all if I wasn't making a gift. As for criticism, you have to know your audience. If ten people each make one suggestion, that's a lot of feedback. If ten people make an itemized list it can be overwhelming. Most people can't simultaneously improve every skill at once anyway, and some skills require other prerequisite skills. There is also the time investment in writing up a good, helpful review. As more people join the forums there is simply too much content to cover. I suspect lack of time also contributes to there being less robust criticism. Okay, speaking of time, there were things I was going to do today....
  16. 01578: Carol, Christmas Bard

    I've been meaning to make a show-off thread for this for a while, but the pictures aren't great and I no longer have the mini because she was a Secret Sophie gift to Inarah last year. Lots of things I'd like to have spent more time on, like the stray red brush stroke I noticed after I'd sent her off. Part of the point of an exchange is that there's a deadline, so that's just the way the cookies crumble. Figured people would really want to be able to see what the back side of the mini looks like now that she's available in the store again. Merry Christmas!
  17. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I went looking for the thread this morning and no hint of it, so I guess it's gone. Can't really blame Reaper, moderating Facebook is a losing war so pruning heavily and fast is the best option.
  18. 12 Days of Reaper Begins December 6th!

    Same! Although I wasn't expecting a bottle of paint, so I'm a little concerned it got too cold. Will have to check it. And there's some irony here, because the only freebie Christmas paint I ever get is Christmas Wreath green. I love it, but I think this is my fourth or fifth bottle. Variety is the spice of life and all that.
  19. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I'd say allergy shots make me sleepy but it's probably all the antihistamines I have to take... I think it's time for more coffee, some chocolate and my book. Not going to get anything important accomplished right now.
  20. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Grog can be any kind of punch you want... Did a pirate themed birthday party once. We got black water balloons and called them cannonballs, played he Pirates Cove board game, generally dressed up and ran around with balloon swords, etc. It was April, though.
  21. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    So much this. Every evening. Except mine aren't tiny anymore, just Halfling sized. I just want to sleeeeeeep. I managed to get a fair bit done on my Nativity project today. I'm actually kinda impressed with how much I got done in two hours of solid painting. It might even get done in time to give my Mom.
  22. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Congratulations!! BC happens to be my favorite province, and there are plenty of mountains. Probably too many mountains.
  23. 01430- The Nativity

    The anti-shine additive tends to sink to the bottom of Reaper's brush-on sealer, so you might need to shake the bottle more. Really. And then shake it again. It's not properly matte, but it should at least be satin. Hope that helps.
  24. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    By any chance, does your boss know how much overtime you put in? Because I think he should, even if you don't get paid extra for the work.
  25. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    You can get a nice lanolin wash that makes wool nicely water resistant without the stink. It's used these days to make fancy diaper covers for the cloth diaper crowd. No reason you couldn't adapt the techniques for another purpose. As for cars with fast acceleration, nothing beats an electric car.
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