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  1. They are the Pawns of Dis from Old Glory.
  2. Paint Track Apps?

    Something else I've thought of (for the future, naturally): What about the ability to sort the Sets by icon? I group many of my projects by different icons (gold dollar sign happens to be unique "Scum and Villainy" for Imperial Assault, the gold gears are for unique Imperial characters, etc.). Just a thought...
  3. Reapercon BoGW?

    It's made its way to @knarthex, but there is a LOT of scummy weather hitting that area right now. I don't know if he's been able to get out to ship or not.
  4. Star Wars: What's going on? (SPOILERS)

    Well, I admit that I completely missed that! That could also partially explain Yoda's mirth... I honestly hope that the Jedi remain. I know that there would always be Force-sensitives around doing basically what Anakin (and presumably Rey) were doing using low-level force powers to see a fraction of a second into the future and "feeling" their way through situations (like repairing or salvaging ships, or even bulls-eyeing wamp rats in a T-16). Given how much trouble Luke had grabbing his saber on Hoth I'm guessing that it's not easy to do without training, so it seems like a pretty nifty thing for a stable hand to accomplish. And I'd miss the lightsabers if the Jedi completely collapsed.
  5. Star Wars: What's going on? (SPOILERS)

    We noticed this as well. My theory is that we're moving away from Jedi/Sith and...democratizing The Force. I'm honestly not sure I would be ready for that.
  6. The mission fulfilled A box journeys now Northeast It brings Reaper joys
  7. Reapercon BoGW?

    Weird...an old, abandoned message was still in the editor. Anywho: I feel like I accomplished a great deal today, and it wasn't even me doing it! You'd better get a Snickers, @Glitterwolf, it's gonna be a while (but it is on the way). I'll send a message to you and @knarthex with the tracking number so you watch it.
  8. Reapercon BoGW?

    Yes, sir. Pick four. The wife stored the packing tape in a completely unexpected location, so I thought we had none and I wasn't about to go out at 10 o'clock at night for packing tape. Packing tape and ice cream? Maybe, but not for packing tape only... I'll get the box redone tonight, and it should go out the door (to knarthex) tomorrow!
  9. Star Wars: What's going on? (SPOILERS)

    I missed the enjoyment of the Kylo/Luke confrontation because I noticed something was up as soon as Luke drew his saber. Luke's saber from Jedi had a green blade and a funky conical emitter that reminds me of the foot of a school chair. When he drew his saber against Kylo, it was a blue blade and had Anakin's old emitter shroud that Kylo and Rey just trashed. But I hadn't expected it to be a "mere" projection, I just wasn't sure what was going on.
  10. Reapercon BoGW?

    I got the text from the wife a little after 1 o'clock today! Needless to say I was a little anxious to get home. Boy, howdy. The generosity of the donors cannot be overstated. I was very surprised by the box contents, and even more than a little surprised that I passed up some of the options! I quickly sorted through things (grouping the duplicates so that I could properly evaluate what was in the box). But, truth be told, I had my picks within moments--I was just being thorough. So, without further ado (because I can't figure out a way to draw this out any more): Now, the mathematically astute will notice that I did not select three items. That's because I honestly didn't expect to get the items I got, but I also really, really wanted them. There were a few other options that appealed to me, but I simply knew that I'd never find time to get to them and they don't fit into any of my current plans. As an aside, when the time comes, I know that I will not belong to House Figmentius. Thank you, again, to all the donors! @Glitterwolf, since you are the next participant, I bequeath my third pick unto you.
  11. Star Wars: What's going on? (SPOILERS)

    Overall, I liked it. I don't think it felt like a Star Wars movie, though. All the trappings were there, but something, that I haven't been able to put my finger on, is just off about it. I liked many things: Grumpy Old Luke, the interaction between Rey and Luke, Yoda, that last bit between Kylo Ren and Snoke, and some other moments. I like that Phasma got an actual ending, although I'm still not sure why we needed a faceless Stormtrooper Captain in shiny armor. I didn't hate any part of it, but there were a couple parts I didn't exactly like. I didn't care for the opening bombing run, it felt clunky and out of place in a universe that has TIE Bombers running through asteroid fields. I'm still not fond of BB-8, it still feels like an unnecessary gimmick. Every time I see Benicio Del Toro I get a little more annoyed with his presence (across movies and commercials, it's a slowly building thing). And there are plenty of things that leave me just trying to figure out where, when, how, and why they fit into the process. I'm still not sure what to think of Finn--other than this guy must be the Force-luckiest S.O.B. in existence. I'm not sure what to think of Rose other than she feels shoe-horned in to the whole process, but, then again it's not like you can count on Finn to do anything by himself that doesn't involve immediate mortal danger(?) or cleaning up. I did have a problem with the Admiral--I get that she didn't like being questioned by a hot-head like Poe. But this is a guy who obviously has some juice--He doesn't think twice about approaching General Organa and speaking his mind--and she let's him. Why would you not let him in on the plan, even just a little? Given the way that things happened in real life with Carrie Fisher's passing, I would have preferred to have the ending switched up. Either swap Holdo and Organa's places at the end (which sets up Holdo learning to trust Poe a little bit as he learns to lead and quit being a "hero"), or have Organa collapse and disappear into the Force (because reasons--Princess Leia doesn't need our permission to become a Force ghost!) and have "General" Skywalker come back to help lead The Resistance for a while (until he gets killed midway through Episode IX).
  12. A box sits lonely Cold in the Nebraska wind Warm hands reach outside I apologize for continuing in verse, But honestly, it could be worse.
  13. Paint Track Apps?

    Another voice for the chorus! I recently acquired some tokens that I'm planning on painting, and I wanted the bases to be in different metallic sets. I've only a handful, so it's not bad to do it by sight but a couple taps on the screen would be even easier!
  14. Eh, what the hey. Added the shop where I hang out every couple weeks. Omaha represents, y'all.
  15. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    But does it quack? That's the question! I'm also a little concerned about winter migrations...
  16. Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    And I'm imagining it quack. As far as the Chronoscope goes, there just isn't enough value in there for me. The dinos just don't do much for me, and if I wanted more of the expansion I wouldn't hesitate. I really dig 314-316, and want to see more of those kind of aliens released. The Martians (309-311) are ok, despite the awkward run pose. I love 335-338 (traffic cones, jerry cans, and pylons), but that's it.
  17. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Merry Christmas from somewhere in middle America! Time for a Shane Black movie...
  18. Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas!
  19. Bright

    There was also the sign at the beginning that had some sort of upright lizard--I don't know if they're part of the numbered "races" or if they're more like the faeries. I wasn't sure I spotted that the first time, but it sure was! I didn't notice if that was particular to that elf, or if was present in all of them. I've got to admit that I liked it. It wasn't anything Earth-shattering, but it was enjoyable and they did plenty of work laying out the background for further development. I was a little surprised at how deep the work on orcish culture went. I expected a glossing-over, but there were some nice bits there.
  20. storage solutions

    Well, I'll be snookered. Found it! They are under the "Super Satchel" heading: models 6990**. There are various options including the color of the plastic and style of the dividers. They may have phased out the specific model I have, as mine is clear with the dividers they show for the blue/pink models (at least for individual sale). That's how they're listed on "the river"...
  21. storage solutions

    The drawers on the left look like Sterilite to me, but I might be mistaken. I'd wager the boxes on the right are ArtBin. The big one on the bottom looks like my Doubledeep.
  22. Bright

    I was getting more of a movie vibe rather than that of the show (frenemy cops, wand/jabroka as the MacGuffins). I haven't been keeping up with the buzz around it, so it's possible I'm misreading the relationship between Smith and Edgerton's characters. And I'm seriously missing my DVD of the movie...Yes, it allowed me to get that last set of Farscape, but....
  23. Bright

    It's on the list! I keep seeing similarities to Alien Nation...which isn't necessarily bad.
  24. storage solutions

    Completed? Uhhh... Oh, "abandoned" I've got an ArtBin double deep locking box with a couple layers of Feldherr pluck foam. My old stuff is packed into whatever it will fit into (we had a lot of Tupperware around when I was a kid/teen).
  25. Must have unique reaper paints

    Favorites? Terran Khaki Off-Whites Neutral Greys (I'm liking this more than the Stone Colors) Soil Colors Redstone I like the Red and Blonde triads as well. I'm going to be painting Drokkatta (a wookiee from Imperial Assault) as a redhead--I find it fitting, somehow.