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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    My complicated system of fans and timed opening and closing of windows generally helps, but is a lot of work. I swear, if it wasn't for the fact that I'm going to be away for 4 weeks this summer I'd have bought a portable AC unit. Next year I probably will get some sort of AC unit, each summer seems to set a new record for the amount of hot, dry weather here.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Back when I was a child, but old enough to buy my own candy, we spent a summer in Denmark where I discovered that one could get a very similar little plastic model inside Kinder eggs. For some bizarre reason I felt compelled to try and collect as many coach and horses as I could, even though I had no use for them. I now remember this as the first time I felt the need to buy tiny toys I didn't actually need just because they were cool. We all know where that led....
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    Happy Birthday Sylverthorn!

    Have a great day!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'm glad things went well.
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    Frost Giant 77544 DONE!

    Love everything about this giant! Just looking at him reminds me of being outside in -40 degree weather!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    A rice crispy treat and a cup of coffee probably doesn't count as a champion's breakfast. Was tasty, though. We visited GodOfCheese yesterday to hang out and paint, which was especially wonderful since their house has AC. And he makes yummy ribs. Slowly picking away at my rainbow dragon, it's the perfect project to take places since the paints involved are limited.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So much this. I'm missing Rcon too, and the men of the house are going to be at PAX. Might be a good time for me to try out the hangouts for the first time.
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    Attempts at polar painting

    I think that this is really the key... the color scheme you picked was super challenging and not as forgiving of tabletop techniques. It doesn't mean that your concept was bad, just that for it to look good you would have to spend more time on the shading & highlighting. Which can be a bridge too far when you need the pieces done for a game. (I myself am frequently guilty of coming up with cool ideas and then getting tired before I do all the work and just calling it 'done'.) I bet you learned a lot about painting white and you'll enjoy having them ready for you game. Which is plenty good in my books! Paint on!
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    Anyone need a familiar?

    Pip is adorable, reminds me of my son's cat Lucy. Unfortunately we're all full on the cat front, but I hope someone can be found.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Have a great trip!
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    Life comes at you fast.

    Actually a pretty decent theory, assuming that you'd sleep through the sound of the glass breaking. We had one shatter on our deck and it made quite a noise. Then you'd have a bunch of glass potentially magnifying the sun to start the fire. I'm downright shocked that the terraclips survived at all--I had assumed that the would have been easily damaged beyond repair. Good luck with a speedy re-build and generous insurance payments.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    We managed to have a nice-ish dinner and chocolate cake for the official day of my oldest daughter turning sixteen. It's amazing how much she grew up this past year. Was trying to work on the socks I'm knitting, but I got to the point where I needed to have some sort of marker to keep track of things, and I decided that it was time to just make some proper ones. I think painting is on hold until September, it's too hot and with no AC I've got a lot of fans on. Even with the wet palette my paint dries out too fast.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    You guys have been having much scarier dreams than me. My "trapped in a diner in the Ontario wilderness" dream and my "friends bought a castle filled with dragons and gargantuan lizards" dream seem so tame in comparison. Nothing I had intended to bring to Reapercon last year was finished in time. Instead I submitted a back-up piece. Still managed to get a bronze, so not that bad.
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    Life comes at you fast.

    Yikes!!! I'm glad you're okay, and hopefully this isn't too much of a nightmare to sort out.
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    Happy Birthday Cyradis

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday!
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    Happy Birthday Darsc Zacal

    Well I'm late too, but hope your birthday was grrrrrreat anyway!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    See, this is what I thought, and is part of the reason why I'm irritated with the place where I bought them. The other reason is that small bits have been coming off the tires, but when I complained about it they told me that was "normal wear". And because I've managed to pick up a bunch of nails and junk the past few months, they can claim that the tires are just damaged because I'm driving them over rough terrain, when really it's just that the idiots doing construction are dropping bits of debris on the roads. Never buying tires there again, and might write a nasty complaint. Which brings me back to the issue of whether to buy two tires or four... Really happy to hear that last bit. Have a wonderful time!!! I bet if you ask nicely some forumites will help you.
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    My Super Power

    I'm guessing my super power is along the lines of Uncanny Spot. I can tell people where to find an item, but they often stare blankly at it until I pick it up and hand it to them. Similarly, I've spotted that a tree is in danger of falling twice now--both times a good week in advance and only one was actually in view from my house. Lately I've been spotting objects stuck in my tires before there's even a warning from the so-called automatic tire pressure monitorying system. To be fair, I think a lot of moms have this same super power; honed after many years of experience.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Two new pieces of knowledge for today. First, my tire cannot be repaired from foreign object #4 this spring. Debating one new tire or all 4. Camping road trip is in less than two weeks. Second, son #2 unexpectedly has a blood type of O+. So yay for going to donate blood, he might be doing that again.
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    Bad Kitty

    For really light colors like the yellow I would suggest starting with a golden brown and then the yellow. It would help give the color depth and you wouldn't need as many coats of the yellow to get coverage. I really like how the basing turned out, I'm guessing that you've added some rocks but they fit in so well it's hard to be sure. It's a fearsome monster, so well done!
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    Happy Birthday NightyKnight !

    Yay! Glad to hear he had a nice birthday and he's rocking the college years. Best wishes for a wonderful year!
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    Fire Mephit's Day at the Beach

    I really, really need to get you to do the photos of my minis. Seriously, though, this is the translucent one, right? She reminds me of some amber vintage glass, or possibly red carnelian. Lovely work! Edit: Ooooo, or amber! She does look like dark amber, too.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Our yard is a little wild with butterfly bush and raspberries taking over a fair amount of territory, but we have so many butterflies and songbirds this year! I think my body has learned how to sleep through their morning chorus, which is also good! Ub3r!!! <tackle hugs the barbarian while he's still sleepy>
  24. This entire thread just keeps reminding me of the Girl Genius bears... http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20141013#.W0BPufZFxPY
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    @Paradoxical Mouse, I hope things settle down now that you've moved. I know the feeling about how objects disappear at the most inconvenient times, generally I just assume another family member moved them. Unless it's my kitchen timer. Then it's rage time, because the kitchen timer is MINE, and is always supposed to be returned if hubby borrows it and the kids are supposed to ask permission. My kitchen timer is my precious.