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Guindyloo last won the day on November 14 2017

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About Guindyloo

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    Xenomorph Queen
  • Birthday 08/22/1982

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    I like xenomorphs, painting minis and goblins.

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  1. Guindyloo

    Roll Call for Con

    Now, now, Doc, you know I'm from the South. We'll cut you with our eyes and our tongues, but I wouldn't actually hit you. Violence of the soul is far more effective than physical violence. I have kept it perfectly safe from the elements and kitties. And I'll have you know, Doc, it was my suggestion that he leave it with me so it wouldn't get crushed in his carry-on and as a result, it wasn't destroyed in the fire, ergo I'm a fricking hero. I'll wait for the cake and parade thrown in my honour.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    They’re awesome! Thank you so much!
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    Yeah, I think it’s a little too large. Imagine what size you were planning on making the skull emblem. I think the belt part is right, but the circular front part could be trimmed back about to where that little bit of white is peeking through toward the bottom.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Yeah I don't think there's any reasonable argument against getting new brushes just before or at the con. Don't go for something drastically different than what you're used to, of course and if you have a favourite brand/type and can get one (or a few) ordered in time, definitely do that. If you can't do that, then I'm sure you can find something comparable. I have never done anything more to remove tip glue than swish my brush around in my rinse cup. If you forget to do so, you'll know it because the brush will be stiff. It won't mess with your paint otherwise. You just need to rinse it. It would suck to lose any brush at the con, not just a brand new one. If you're worried about it, label your belongings and don't leave your stuff sitting around if someone you trust isn't around. With the con being in the hotel, it'll be easier than ever to only bring down the things that you need at that moment and not just leave your stuff around to grow legs.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    That's a great idea, Cranky! Hopefully it gets to you in time! I just wear xenomorph shirts the whole time. Which is a large part of my wardrobe anyway, so it's literally the laziest way I can possibly identify myself to other people. I wouldn't mind having little xenomorph with flower crown pins though In all different colours.
  6. Guindyloo

    Getting To Know You August

    Cinematic. I'd be kneeling before Loki. ...because I happen to think he's the rightful king of Asgard, not what ever you were thinking.
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    Sunshine Figures

    I thought long and hard about it and hopped in for the 2 bust pledge. This is what kickstarter is meant to be for, helping a new start up company that has a promising idea get kickstarted. It might not make it all the way to unlock the faune girl that I want the most, but I'm ok with them just getting funded in the first place so that I can get her from them down the road. I've backed enough large and/or already established companies for obnoxious amounts to get the best bang for my buck, I can adjust my budget a little to go toward helping a small company get on their feet.
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    Getting To Know You August

    I love a good bowl of Raisin Bran, Honey Bunches of Oats especially the one with almonds, pretty much any of the faux healthy but still very sweet and sugary cereals. However, I don't typically eat cereal with milk anymore. If I try to, I'll just end up eating like 6 servings and that's no good. Also I can't keep cow's milk. It's just me and it really doesn't matter what small amount I buy, I'll only use half of it and the rest will go to waste. I don't ever just drink milk alone because I'm lactose intolerant. So these days, if I get milk, it's chocolate almond milk and I'm not putting that in cereal. I mean, I could, it would be tasty, but I'd prefer not to go down that rabbit hole. However, I will still buy cereal from time to time just to snack on dry. For that, I typically go for Cap'n Crunch or Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Otherwise, I've become far more of an oatmeal person. I just use the pre-flavoured packages as I'm usually having breakfast at the office. I agree with those who noted that it's all down to taste, so I'm going to answer this from a personal taste point of view. I have a very wide range of musical tastes and while I do typically exclude a couple of genres from my listening, I don't generally dismiss those genres as being terrible, they're just not to my taste. For instance, I'll listen to some Johnny Cash from time to time, but I typically loathe the twanginess in most country music. It just irks me, so I don't listen to it. I wouldn't dismiss the genre as being terrible though, because country music brings quite a lot of joy to quite a lot of people and speaks to them the same way that my obscure British indie rock speaks to me. That being said, there are songs and even entire bodies of work by bands that I can't stand. 311 is one of those, Filter is another. So, that being said, in my opinion, probably the worst song to ever be made is Cotten Eye Joy by the Rednex. I have hated that song since the first time I heard it, I've never understood why anyone liked it, and I will never understand why it became such an obnoxiously huge international hit. And now it's going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Special runner up would be I Miss You by Blink 182 "Don't waste your time on me, you're already the voice inside my yed" ugh. I liked Blink 182 back in the day, but I don't know why anyone ever put a microphone in front of Tom DeLonge's mouth. Depends on what you mean by visiting outer space. If you mean inside of a spaceship, sure, and my plan for getting there is to crawl into something I can blend into so I can pop out at the most dramatic moment. (I love a good entrance, ok?) If you mean actually in outer space, no thank you, stop opening airlocks around me, it's very rude and hurts my feelings. I'm still super proud of Seapac: A shower of acid blood. I'm pretty terrible at my current one, tbh.
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    Sunshine Figures

    I put it on remind for when I have a better idea of what my September budget is going to be post-Reapercon. My favourite that I would say to hell with the budget for is Altea the Faune Girl....but she's the $35,000 stretch goal. It's a shame, if budget were not a thing, I'd happily go all in as I really like most of the sculpts quite a lot. It's just bad timing for me. But I'll know in September if I can hop in or not.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Thanks, yeah, I figured it was probably a too large of a volume even to keep low stock sort of situation, but as I said, I don't know enough on the matter to truly judge that reasoning. Which is why I would have felt much better if they'd just given better notice. I get that there are things that we're not privy to and reasons behind decisions that we might not understand and I'm ok with that. There's proprietary stuff and whatnot. Things happen, changes have to be made. That's fine. But if you're not going to/can't offer an explanation, then at least respect your customer base enough to keep them on the same page. The post was made in the News section where replies are disabled. When they want our feedback they post things in Reaper General. I figure it's a closed subject and I'm just whining over spilled paint.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The box sets will be available as part of the Reapercon VIP swag bag but only the cardboard boxes are LE - the paints themselves will be available as non-LE (don't want to say permanent...) in September. I saw Ron say so in a comment on facebook. *** ETA: I'm looking for his exact comment because I might be misremembering something he said about the Bones 4 paints not coming in a box. Hold please and I will edit in a screencap. Edit #2: I remembered correctly. See spoilered screencap below. Edit #3 Good god that was a huge picture. Resized. So you should be able to plan out further. Or, you know, immediately buy 15 copies as quickly as you can because life is short and everything dies.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I do mix my paints, constantly, and one of the things that I liked about the HD line was the ability to use them not only as their own standalone colours, but also to mix in to other colours to de-saturate them without turning the mix into murky muck. I use a good handful of them on a regular basis, I've been using a couple of them quite heavily on the project I'm currently working on. I understand if they weren't selling well then it makes business sense to discontinue them but like... the first two HD sets were the first paints I bought when I started painting in 2014. I've used them very regularly and in some cases heavily ever since. But like.....we paint miniatures, so we use very small amounts of paint at a time unless painting something truly huge, so I don't know how you can just give up on sales knowing that it takes a good while for people to need to repurchase. So....if I don't regularly repurchase paints that I don't need a refill of yet, they're in constant danger of being discontinued? That doesn't make me feel very confident about investing hundreds more dollars. I don't understand why something that's made in-house using stocked for other paints ingredients couldn't just be kept on low stock. Discontinue the sets if they take up too much warehouse space, but don't discontinue the paints themselves. (To be fair, I admit that I have never managed stock of a warehouse before and don't know exactly what goes into the paints to say with any certainty that keeping low stock wouldn't still be too much of a burden to be feasible. See the next paragraph.) I have well over 600 bottles of paint at this point, so when I say that I use a handful of paints from a certain line on a regular basis, that's kind of major. Those are go-to paints. So, yeah, I'm pretty disheartened by the decision to discontinue the line. Do I need to panic now about the other paints that I use regularly from the other lines? How many duplicates should I have to buy to feel comfortable that I'll have enough before it too is discontinued without warning? I don't mind Limited Edition paints, and I'll happily buy multiple bottles of LE paints that I really like, but in those cases I get told at the start that they're only available temporarily. When you make something a part of what's meant to be a permanent line, it's not unreasonable to think you can feel comfortable that it's not suddenly going to go away without prior notice. And really, it's the short notice that irks me the most. Tell us they're being phased out over the next 6 months with a schedule for what date 10 or so paints at a time will no longer be manufactured. That gives people time to decide if they want to stock up or not and plan a budget. With the poor timing of Reapercon, the Bones 4 pledge manager closing and the death of a paint line all within a matter of weeks, as much as I'd like to be, I'm not made of money and with the immediate "once they're gone, they're gone" I felt like I needed to pick up duplicate bottles of my most loved from the HD line before resellers catch wind that there's something OOP that they can boost the price on, so I zeroed out the final Bones 4 order I was going to put in and went and ordered a bunch of duplicate bottles from Miniature Market. So, yeah, I'm pretty bummed about this decision, the timing of it, the abruptness of it, the lack of explanation, everything.
  13. Guindyloo

    Getting To Know You August

    So my father loves cats with little white feet. He especially loves to name them Boots. I am fairly certain that we still had the original Boots when we got Boots the Second, but she also came with a brother, who he promptly named Puss. (Puss and Boots, get it?) The boy cat quickly became mine but I hated his name. You just try as a preteen to tell the other kids at school that your cat's name is Puss. So one day I renamed him. His Majesty Sir Alfred Ignacious Fuzzy Face the First, Esq. It was on his vet records and everything. (Sure, his new name was perhaps more ridiculous than Puss, but better to have people laughing with you about how ridiculous your cat's name is than to be making crude comments that make you uncomfortable.) We said goodbye to him around 18 years ago, but he is still spoken of fondly, always referred to as His Majesty.
  14. Guindyloo

    Getting To Know You August

    Yeah, well, good luck trapping him on that coin. You'll never catch him, he's very slippery. You don't want to know why.
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    Getting To Know You August

    That's really awesome, I hope your sons appreciated your care. "Being a nurturing person is a fine career." is a beautiful sentiment, I love that.