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  1. Been doing a fair bit so I figured give a half month update. Finished a long breached wall and started on a short one for the castle. Want to do a ruined tower as well. Painted and touched up a dozen or so goblins and started on the last batch for that unit. Did a quick paint job on 4 minis to be my kids characters in Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Been working on an ice worm that I started years ago. Still to go, not necessarily finishing this month, Finish the ice worm. Finish the ruined tower and wall. Make a mine head. Make some pots for boiling water/oil. Paint 30-40 more goblins. This is really almost never ending but I like painting goblins. No need to be real fussy with the quality. Paint about 20 high elves.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    My wife gets it because she likes knick knacks and little figures of all sorts. She just doesn't want to get it on the scale I like. She'd probably be fine with a dozen skirmish sized warbands. She's not so sure about a dozen 200 mini armies plus accessories. For a few years I didn't buy anything and almost never painted. She's noticed I'm a lot happier when I get some time with my toys and I really don't spend that much compared to other hobbies. We'll ignore my most recent Bones order for that comment.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'm not a jealous/envious person by nature but at times I am a little with you. You got lucky. I'm just happy my wife is ok with me doing what I'm doing. When she first came to Canada she already knew about my hobby and she'd play board games with me and paint minis. She could be an incredible painter if she wanted. Nowadays shes "too busy" and it's hard for us to get her to do anything like that with us. I wish my kids were a bit more interested in my toys but it's not bad. Could be a lot worse. My best friend married a woman who is totally self absorbed and hates his toys. When they moved away from here he left half of his stuff with me because he couldn't bear to sell it. The other half was neatly packed up to take along and I don't think has seen the light of day in 10 years. The only time he gets to even talk geek stuff is the once or twice a year we get together.
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    WW1 restored footage

    I watched that movie years ago and liked it. It wasn't until much later I actually read and watched some documentaries about Gallipoli that busted some of the popular myths about it. There's a good documentary on Netflix called Gallipoli. It talks about the Turkish situation as well which was interesting. Other stuff I'd seen was mostly about how stupid and wasteful the whole campaign was for the Australians. It was bad all around which I guess pretty much symbolises WW1.
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    Learning a new language!

    All of the above is good advice but the most important is just find somebody to talk to. You'll learn faster by actually using the language and not just trying to memorize it. I found for myself that reading was the best way to pick up on the rules and grammar but conversations was the best way to get it all to stick in my memory. Plus most of us don't speak using proper grammar in whatever language we're speaking. A spoken conversation generally won't be a lot like a written one.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Oh, they want us to procreate. So they can suck every last penny from our bleeding wallets. My daughter's favourite toys are things that were just lying around not the fancy stuff.
  7. I'm using the headband because I also have glasses. They don't squeeze my head but the nose piece digs in a bit. Slightly broken nose makes it a bit awkward. I'll need to wear it a lot more before I can say how comfortable it is. So far it's good. I like that I can see around the lenses without taking them off too. Means I can grab paints off the rack without taking them off to see long range.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Had a couple annoying moments yesterday and today related to this. Mother in law is normally pretty decent but last night she walks into my hobby hole and starts staring at my minis. "How many do you have?" Me, "Not sure there's about 1100 (not a typo) on the shelves right now." That's my mostly painted collection that's out in the open. There's probably that many still in boxes. "What in the world do you need that many for?" Me, "They make me happy." "But why do you need them?" Me, "Why does anybody need the things they buy? Most of our money is technically wasted on useless things." "But you never do anything with them. Why waste all your time on them?" Me, "I play games with the kids and I enjoy painting and collecting them." "You don't play very often and you're wasting a lot of time and money on them." Me, "Well I suppose I could be like the typical russian man and spend all my time and money on cigarettes, alcohol and chasing women. It is pretty sad that I'm wasting a couple hundred dollars a year on toys, spending time with my children and am home every night." Today when I came back from the farm I brought a box of minis, Heroquest and Advanced Heroquest boxes and some other odds and ends with me. MIL says, "My god even more toys and games. Where are you going to put them all?" Me being tired of the conversation and just plain physical tired, "Enough with the negativity and whining already! Who do you think paid for the house you're living in?" The wife burst out laughing. I found out later that she'd just had an argument with her mom over how negative she's been towards everybody the last few days. Then my wife says, "It looks to me like you're moving your entire collection from the farm to town." I'm like, "Uh, what part of me building a huge set of shelves, saying I'm going to be putting all my minis and games on them and then slowly doing it over the last year wasn't clear?" "But I didn't think you meant everything!" "This ain't everything but I'm working on it. " She's ok with it as long as it doesn't overflow my designated areas. I spend some time organising and compacting the collection before bringing more to this house. The kids and I only work or do outside stuff at the farm anymore so not much point in leaving my toys there. I just have to be disorganised enough that there's not enough empty space on my shelves for her to want to start moving her stuff into my space. I know I have more than enough space for my fantasy collection but when I dig out my scifi (mostly 40k minis) space might get kind of tight. That's a problem for another year though.
  9. Finally got these today. Only tried them out for a half hour but like them so far.
  10. I really liked Braveheart until I learned the history. Now it's just a good fantasy film for me. Just watched Outlaw King and liked it. Seen better, seen a lot worse. Really got to get to the ancient homeland someday. It's been high on my wish list for most of my life but haven't made it yet. Some friends of ours lived near Edinburgh for a couple of years and liked that area.
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    WW1 restored footage

    From what I've read it would take quite the cat to tackle some of the rats in the trenches.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The tar and feathering squad will be arriving shortly! No seriously I'm ok with people not having the same opinions and likes as me. As long as they don't have to try and beat me down and convince me I shouldn't like what I do. I is the way I is and I'm happy with whatever that is. Which brings me to watching Highlander with #2 son. I know it's not the best movie but I love it. My kids have watched a bunch of 80s movies with me and liked them but he can't get into this one. That's fine but I'm still making him watch it to the end! I find 4-5 people is my sweet spot for meals. Don't have to cook a ton but it's the right amount for using whole packages of meat and things without a lot of left over odds and ends. 1-2 is hard. When I'm by myself I end up eating a lot of quick stuff or making a normal meal and eating it for 3-4 meals until I'm tired of it.
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    Getting To Know Each Other, November 2018

    This is a family oriented forum so I won't go into details. But it involves being with the wife. If there's time left after that I'd want to be with my kids as well.
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    WW1 restored footage

    57,000+ dead or wounded in one day for the British at the Somme. 624,000 over 5 months for a 13 km gain of ground. The numbers are hard to wrap your head around. That's about half of the current population of my province lost in half a year. And there were 2 more years of it and this is only the British and Commonwealth numbers on the west front. WW2 had higher total casualties but there's just something about the thought of years of trench warfare thought just makes me shudder.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I know people that hate Serenity but I like it. Would trade it for even one more season in a heartbeat but at least it was something. I can't say exactly why but I love Firefly. Everything just clicked and amuses me greatly. Played Uno for the first time in my life with the wife and kids. We all had fun!
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