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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    The Star Trek replicator. Want something, anything, go over to the wall and in a few seconds you have it. Considering there's a negative at the start of my account this scares me. I'm in deep enough already without more zeroes.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    I've been playing a lot of Bloodbowl 2 on the PC the last week or so. I've known about the games for years but bought it on a steam sale. Fairly faithful recreation of the board game which I have a 2nd ed copy of. Not sure I have a favourite ruler. Maybe Conan but that's just because I like Conan and not because he's a great ruler. What kind of a ruler would I be? Trying to be benevolent but most likely incompetent because I hate political games. My domain would most likely be wracked by civil war as I got sick of sycophants, back stabbers and all others wanting power. As they tried to take advantage of my generally tolerant nature I would eventually lose my patience and become a heavy fisted tyrant. Can't see me being worse than some current world leaders if I had any support from allies.
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    What's on TV?

    I just started season 7. I'm also waiting for the newest season of Voltron to come out soon.
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    Happy Birthday, Malefactus!

    Happy birthday!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Does that mean his sidekick can only wear black? I mean Batman is dark and poor Robin wears bright colours so all the bad guys track him instead.
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    What's on TV?

    Been watching a lot of Supernatural. I'm into season 6 now which is about where I stopped watching when it was originally airing. plan on watching all of it.
  7. Ooohhh.... This is exciting...  I've owned the complete series, movies and Crusade for years. I watch through the entire thing every couple of years.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I saw a black lamborghini in Regina yesterday. Fancy, expensive car for these parts. It wasn't you was it @Pezler the Polychromatic? Often thought that anyone who'd want to drive a car that low and that expensive on our roads has way more money than brains. Still cool to see.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    Missed this one so give it a go now. Babylon 5. It was pretty damn good as it was but the last season and spin offs could have been better. Seeing as some of the stars have passed away and the others have gotten old it can't be changed without a magic wand. Luckily Pezler can loan me one for this. I'd like to see the 4th and 5th seasons done more like it was originally planned. Shadow war stretched out into the 5th season and Ivanova sticking around. Then I'd like to see the spinoffs and add ons done well. Crusade was ok but cancelled without a conclusion. I've heard the Legends of the Rangers was bad but I've never seen it. There's so much that could be shown with the story tags left over but everything kind of collapsed after the awesomeness that was the original series ended. Generally just sitting and relaxing. If possible in a nice quiet place out in nature. Hadn't planned on it soon because I have a pile of things I want to get done it June but the heat and a trip to the city sucked the energy out of me yesterday. Haven't decided yet if I'll take a day off today or not. The wife calls our city trips a rest but I find driving a 5 hour round trip and 5-6 hours of driving in the city and running around stores to be more tiring for me than 10-11 hours of working.
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    Happy Birthday, Pingo!

    Happy belated birthday, Pingo! I haven't been on much this week and this slipped by me.
  11. Bought Bloodbowl 2 Legendary Edition for the PC as a birthday present to self. Enjoying the heck out of it since the weekend. Unaquired any spare time not playing it solo for now. Had a fun run with a goblin team until the game glitched and I had to erase all my user data to get it to work again. Restarted as high elves and they're kicking butt so far.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    Don't have a bucket list per say and having a new baby means were staying closer to home this year. Been many many years since I was sociable and involved in things other than family and work. Our last farm cat died this winter so I don't even have that.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I do canned soup on the tractor motor sometimes when pulling way too many hours a day to stop and eat normal.
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    RPG-ing 1980's Style

    I only remember a couple of negative incidents involving people's attitudes towards D&D. The first was little black and white pamphlets left on top of the books in the store. This would've been roughly 1984. The pamphlet was a comic about a girl who commits suicide because her character died in game therefore D&D was evil. Even at 10 years old that seemed pretty stupid to me. The other was when I was in my mid twenties. A neighbour who was a windbag and a strong Catholic was visiting my uncle at the same time I was there. 2 of my cousins that did everything I did were also there. He started going on about how anybody that played those sorts of games were devil worshippers. So the 3 of us said, "Yeah we used to play them a lot. Don't any more but still have a bunch of stuff for it." He was a bit uncertain how to continue so he switched track. "Have you heard about those crazies that like paintball? I hear they're running around pretending to kill people. Who'd want to do something like that?" Our reply was, "You realise that 2 of us are running a paintball rental business on the side and everyone here has played?" He didn't know what to say so he just left.
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    June Hobby GOALS!!!!!!

    Exactly 3 months without touching my minis except to show some off a couple of times. It was a brutal spring with work and family issues but the worst is over now. The last week I had time to do some stuff but instead watched tv with the kids. My goal is to do anything mini related hopefully starting today.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Don't know if it's donut day here north of the line but I had one with breakfast. Now I know why.
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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    Fear, confusion, that oh,god, what have I done deer in the headlights look? Or was that just me on mine? Had some questions for the daily question but my mind is like a sieve right now. At least I'm remembering important work related things.
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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    Especially right now when everything is green and blooming even here in the dusty south. Been a few places and seen some cool stuff. Hard to think of the absolute most beautiful sight because there were a lot of good ones. Many of them were those perfect once in a lifetime shots in ordinary places.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Indoor plumbing is probably at the top of my best inventions list. Coupled with modern sewage systems it's probably one of the biggest life savers as well as the comfort factor. We had an outhouse on the farm as a kid along with 1 bathroom in the house. It was a life saver at times when someone couldn't hold it and the bathroom was occupied. I've also travelled around some small villages in Russia where people didn't have indoor plumbing. It was a bit jarring to see houses with internet and satellite TV but they were still hauling water from a well and going out back to do their business. I met a man from Sri Lanka and he was telling me that train travel is the most common way to get around there. And there are no toilets on the trains. If you have to go you hang your butt off the side and left it fly. The sides of the tracks are covered in many, many years worth of feces and other garbage. This dries up and blows into the cars as dust so that when the passengers get where they are covered in it. Somehow didn't improve my chances of travelling there.
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    Tabletop War game Turn ...

    The game I play the most is Armies of Arcana. It was designed to give a Warhammer style game without a bunch of things that annoyed players about Warhammer. The way it's turn order goes is like this. Roll initiative -High roller chooses to go first or second. There are times when moving after your opponent is an advantage. Compulsory moves - Fleeing units, units in melee with a fleeing unit or berserk units that have to charge are moved. The first player moves their's and then the second player moves their's. Normal movement - First player moves his entire army then second player moves their entire army. There are no charge bonuses for being the guy that moves into contact on their turn because it's assumed both sides are moving or getting ready to be charged. One of my least favourite Warhammer moments was when I misjudged the distance on my move went a 1/2" too far and had half my army wiped out on my friend's turn when he charged me. Magic phase - First player casts his spells and casualties are removed but kept track of for each unit hurt. Second player does the same but any of their magic users that were just killed may still use their spells. Shooting phase - Same as magic. First player shoots, casualties removed. Second player shoots and can use any models that were just killed in the shooting phase. Melee phase - Units with a special first strike ability get to attack first and their opponents don't get to attack back unless they have the same ability. Units with normal attacks use them. Casualties are removed at the same time. Morale phase - Break tests are made for units that took enough casualties modified by all the models they lost through the entire turn. What I like about it is that every model gets it's actions (if it survives long enough). I tend to roll terrible in games like SOBH where you roll to see if/how many models do things. Casualties are removed at the same time in each phase so who goes first isn't so important. Hate when my army is wiped out without a response and sometimes it's a little dull when I do it to my opponent.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    ^^ This. It's supposed to be low 20s/low 70s here his time of year. The last couple days were 30C and I was working outside 13 hours a day in it. I'm well baked. But I finished the big job so I can go back to shorter hours.
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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    The past. There's a lot of things I'd like to see first hand although I'd like to stipulate that I survive seeing them and return home.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    What kind of warped relationships do you people have? Do things together and even agree to do what the other person wants? Long lasting relationships are based on the struggle to totally dominate eachother and eventually crush the other person's spirit until they are too broken to run away. At least that's the way it works in a couple of families I know. Trying to get my seeding done. Was finally having the perfect day. Nothing broke down, it wasn't too hot, got a fair bit done. And then it started raining. Not a nice heavy steady rain. A wimpy, pizzly drizzle, just enough to make being outside miserable and not able to work in the field. Came to the house and thought I'd wait it out and then go do some fencing but it looks like it'll keep drizzling. Slightly miffed about losing a day but a good rain wouldn't hurt right now. Hope this turns into that.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I find naked mole rats disturbing. A dire version would probably scare the bejeebus out of me. @SparrowMarie, my condolences. Not so good with words at times like this but I know what you're going through. I hope your family is doing ok.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Had the internment for my dad today. We kept it nice and small with just my family, my sister's family, mom and my dad's best friend and his wife. My great grandparents. grandparents and a handful of other relatives and neighbours are buried in that cemetary. A lot of people think it's one of the prettiest they've seen. I hadn't been there since 2006 even though it is only a few miles from my farm because I didn't like the lady who's farm it was on. Remember the one that reported me for animal abuse? But now it belongs to a friend and I can start visiting more often. We all just told some stories about dad, had a nice little cry together (even my hard broccoli russian wife ) and went to my sister's cottage a few miles away and had a nice long visit. First time in years that it actually felt to me like we were a family. If one good thing comes from this at least I have that. Brother and family never came even though they were invited. They were giving my sister really lame excuses why they couldn't make it no matter what day we chose. She finally got fed up and said, "if you don't want to come just say so." She didn't get any more responses after that. Mixed feelings about that but it was probably for the best. They made their choice. Otherwise it was about as perfect as you could hope for with something like this. Sitting here felling like this now Life goes on but my world is a lot emptier now.
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