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About Lord of the Dish Pit

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  • Birthday 02/08/1981

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    Yorkville IL
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    Reading,(pulp and horror mostly),miniature painting, occasional playstation binge

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  1. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Getting To Know You August

    Forgetting things, common questions include "Where is my coffee ?" (in microwave, on bathroom shelf, in other hand) "Why is there no coffee? (forgot to add grounds before brewing, or added grounds but no water, or drank whole pot without realizing it) "What day is it, anyway?" (personal best thinking it's Saturday the 8th when it's actually Sunday the 16th. Thankfully this hasn't happened in a while) Overabundance of the Sanguine Humor ?
  2. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Getting To Know You August

    The A team Simon and Simon Dukes of Hazard Loony Tunes Tom & Jerry Roseanne Married With Children Soap Cheers Fraiser Daria Tiny Toons Animaniacs Whenever I watch these again I can see where certain formulative influences came from. I enjoy them as much as ever but sometimes they awaken a sense of nostalgic despair. As we age our minds get locked in at a certain point, and mine is around 1998. So comparing the world depicted in these with the world now can be somewhat jarring as to a certain part of my brain the last 20 years haven't happened and never will. It's disconcerting to say the least when one gets done with bingewatching shows where personal interaction is depicted with a great deal of quickwitted wordplay or friendly insult to step into a reality where conversation above the level of grunting is almost impossible because everyone's nose is buried in their phone and attempts at friendly banter are mistaken for hateful verbal attacks. I find myself in the position of being a grumpy old man some 20 or 30 years prematurely as a result.
  3. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I may have found the defilers of the pumpkins. Sighted two raccoons assaulting the bird food in the early morning hours. They managed to escape before countermeasures could be brought to bear, but I am now at least sure that the destruction was not the work of mothman. This is a relief as I won't be needing silver to deal with this problem. I had a very odd dream last night that might make for an interesting rpg scenario.( Answered the door to find Charles Manson trying to sell me overpriced dishsoap and a "business opportunity". Upon waking up I did some research and got hit with inspiration for all manner of insanity.) Basically a multi level marketing scheme makes the mistake of trying to extend it's operations into territory claimed by a doomsday cult. The cultists believe that the mlm are servants of Mammon sent to corrupt the faithful and respond violently. The mlm thinks the cultists are a rival mlm trying to muscle in on their sales and poach their recruits.They respond with equal violence as the "us vs them" mentality promoted by their organisation is applied in ways that none of the higher ups ever saw coming, and the mlm "distributors" have absolutely no clue just what they have now picked a fight with. The leader of the doomsday cult is confused because none of what is happening is in any way close to the scenario he predicted and the cultists are begining to ask some uncomfortable questions. So now he is forced into creative changes in doctrine to explain this and is having to try and fight a war he neither wanted or planned for against an organisation that has more money and resources at it's disposal than the cult does. (Ties to coffee chains, private military contractors, rented and bought public officials, and a local chain of used car dealerships to name a few. All used in creative ways once the "upchain" members of the mlm start getting involved.) The fun continues once the war between these two begins to attract more detailed law enforcement attention to the town, thus interrupting the profitable operation of the local drug dealers and criminal elements. Who then respond in predictable ways against both sides not realizing just what either is or capable of.
  4. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Getting To Know You August

    Probably something along the lines of Garth Ennis's "The Boys".
  5. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Gaslands Vehicles

    These began life as cheap dollar store children's toys but then fell prey to my love of post apocolyptic things. A 1934 Ford Hot Rod and a 1957 Corvette. Taking these apart was a much greater pain than I had anticipated, I started with the Corvette, switching the rear tires from the Ford With it's front tires as they were a bit smaller and helps give both a cobbled together look. The patina was a base of Ebony Skin with Black, Oiled Leather, Highlight Orange, Stormy Grey all dabbed on with a piece of sponge. Final dirt is Steel Legion Drab applied the same way. It works, gives the impression of having been a black paintjob originally, which is helped by the light dabbing of Linen White on the sides. The screen inside was a pain in the elf to get glued in.I also drilled holes to show battle damage. A light touch of Honed Steel was used to pick out remaining chrome bits. I used the same colors on the Ford, except adding Linen White to the edges of the patina. This gave a much better effect. The wheels from the Chevy look much more convincing than the original on the back. More Linen White was added to the wheels for the whitewalls. During disassembly the back bottom broke off, so I added a bit of chain to cover the gap. The back window had small bits of a chopped up gift card glued inside as makeshift armor. Spots of the original orange are visible adding to the rust effect. The touch of white difference . Eventually I'm mount weapons on these, but as an experiment in realistic weathering they came out well. In the future though I'll not be taking apart the Maistos.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    76 days until Halloween.
  7. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Getting To Know You August

    Anything that has me dealing with the public, small children, or complicated math. I have no patience for these things.
  8. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Getting To Know You August

    A half a pack of cigarettes and a ring with an interesting curse attached to it. Once touched, it permanently fuses itself to your finger and from that point on the part of me it contains begins to give out a running commentary on the events of the victor's life in the most insulting and obscene way possible. The annoyance caused by this is a cover for the fact that it's slowly leeching the vital essence of the victor, transfering it to me. After a certain point I take over the host with a triumphant cry of "I LIVE.....AGAIN!" Then I go back to whatever I was doing before being interrupted by the PC.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Attempts to ambush the garden raider have yielded no leads. Haven't seen any more female flowers on the vines, but maybe another one will show up. (and be surrounded by barbed wire and spike pits) After several weeks of not finding where I left my painting motivation, it finally emerged once the sunlight began it's "almost autumn golden tone". So I''ve gotten the skin done on the dwarf miners, who have been extremely patient with me about this, although the gaslands vehicles I was working on have been moved back to the "Soon Shelf" as I don't really have any convincing weapon bits for them yet and efforts in scratch building them haven't resulted in anything that I'm happy with. ( I know of a couple places that do weapons in that scale but until the job search succeeds I'm having to fight off the figmentius.)
  10. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Getting To Know You August

    Had I the funding this is actually my preferred form of "burial". The plan is the be placed in the drivers seat of a 78 Eldorado then gently pushed thru space in the general direction of the galaxy's center. The Caddy would have solar panels attached and a long term battery so that once the play button is pushed on the cd player, the sounds of Elvis will echo into the void near eternally. The point behind all this would be that any other form of intelligent life that encounters it will be extremely confused. Obviously not a space faring vehicle, yet here it is shuttling a corpse across the cosmos, blaring music. The garden gnome sitting shotgun would just be icing on the cake.
  11. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    It is upon us then, what we've all feared would come....the Clusters Crusade has been declared! On a possibly related note, something uprooted and destroyed the corn last night. I was going to just let it go, what happened to the pumpkins. Let bygones be bygones, but no they couldn't just leave well enough alone. So it looks like I'll be waiting in ambush tonight.
  12. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I won't say it isn't tempting, but unfortunately the current crop of neighbors would have the local swat team on me in no time. (granted paintball guns are obviously not firearms, but busybodies with boredom issues and a phone close to hand are a recipe for trouble. Hence the bobcat. It can eat them next.)
  13. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Getting To Know You August

    Anything and everything my old coworkers insisted on singing. During my entire time in Austin, every place I worked the coworkers would burst into song for no apparent reason. Of course once they learned of my distaste for unprovoked song in the workplace they did so simply to irritate me. (then they wondered why I started bringing in squirt guns...)
  14. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Getting To Know You August

    Lucky Charms. Although the lack of cheap plastic things included in the box did cause a legendary "back in my day" nostalgic rant much to the amusement of my coworkers. They were used to me complaining, but they never thought that this of all things would be a half hour's worth of passionate invective and profanity.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I noticed the other day that the surviving pumpkins had begun to sprout and that there was the start of a mighty gourd forming. (It turns out most of the smaller varieties I had planted were washed out by rain or dug up by the critters. I thought they were still there since some of the local species of weed look similar as seedlings so I didn't figure this out until it was too late.) So I went out there this morning and found that the tiny pumpkins had been torn to shreds by either the rabbits or the squirrels. I am less than pleased. So if anyone happens to have a Bobcat that needs a forever home....
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