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Lord of the Dish Pit

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About Lord of the Dish Pit

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  • Birthday 02/08/81

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    Austin Tx
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    Reading,(pulp and horror mostly),miniature painting, occasional playstation binge

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  1. Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

    If you don't want the snow I'd be happy to give it a home in Austin. Especially if it's good packing snow.
  2. Max Decker, Private Eye, Hat Wearer. By Cyr

    great job! "I have a .45, it's loaded. I also have a fifth of scotch. It keeps me loaded"- Calvin and Hobbes.
  3. Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

    I began a new job today, but even though the pay rate is higher than usual I'm not sure if I'll stay there. The benefit of low status low pay work has always been a certain leeway. As long as the job is done right, no one really cared if you took a few smoke breaks or liberties along the way. Now apparently that is no longer the case. I hear much about "professional" this or "professional" that but in the end the meaning of professional is simply that one is being paid. Before the factory jobs disappeared I remember this being a thing, where we were expected to adhere to a "professional" form of conduct without receiving "professional" benefits and now it seems this has become imbedded in the modern restaurant industry. The food service industry runs off of high amounts of caffine and nicotine at best and cocaine and booze at it's worst. So if one makes coffee unavailable and smoke breaks a firing offense what exactly does one expect to happen? It would be a fair trade off if insurance, sick days, profit sharing, the benefits of the "professional" world were included but as it stands this is not the case. If you call in sick you get fired even though it's fairly obvious that sick people working with food is not in anyone's best interest, and vacation is something only managers enjoy unless you manage to survive 5 years at a place. As much as folks seem to think that things are somehow improving or progressing through the years, I can only see the screws tightening even more on those of us at the bottom end of things. But on a more positive note, the Reaper box was waiting for me when I got home and it included the breast cancer awareness pink that was missing from the first Ghoulie bag this month and the box itself was quite huggable. (yes I'm a bit inebriated but I think we all have given an impromptu hug to a recently arrived box of mini goodness. We have...haven't we ?)
  4. Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    Reaper package of goodness has arrived! Halloweeny things and candy and paints that will distract me from the fact that the new job I started today is going to drive me quite mad until I can finally escape Austin in the spring! Yes I am slightly inebriated and yes I hugged and nuzzled the box in a cat-like fashion. That is why there are 2 pics. (also the camera did not play nicely with the laptop when it came to uploading)
  5. Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

    So you've found the Glass of Eternal Booze! It was thought to have been lost during the fall of Constantinople. The watered down effect was due to the many years it was owned by a miserly barkeep who had no morals whatsoever when it came to his profit margins.
  6. Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

    I hope none of that got on the rugs or the carpeting. Because I learned the hard way several years ago that no vacuum known to modern science can get glitter out of either.
  7. Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

    Arrow to the knee, coming right up.
  8. Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

    Oh it was. Or would've been except that everyone involved managed to keep their mouth shut. I'll throw this out there though. If one were to practice necromancy, getting the spirit of F.Lee Bailey on your side pays off in many, many ways. Drem Yo Lok Dovahkin!
  9. Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

    Yep that was were the bassist earned the title of "HipBreaker".
  10. Halloween grumpiness

    This. The same 17 songs looped for almost two months straight puts me in a very mean place. I don't have anything against Christmas but the commercialization of it and the length beforehand they start it tends to kill whatever enjoyment of the holiday I had before December is half over. I've found that not having cable and using the tv purely as a playstation/movie device has lessened this greatly over the last few years. The "Black Friday" jingles every other commercial had me to the point of raising an army of snowmen Calvin style and rendering Madison Ave into something resembling Carthage.
  11. Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

    Ah the Summer of Krill.... They did a Thanksgiving album either 92 or 93 as the Turkrills. Tour was shut down after the "Pilgrim Incident". Which I think the statute of limitations still hasn't run out on so I'll say no more.
  12. Minivember 2017!

    I think I'll jump in on this as well. I was saving the witch hunters til November anyway, and I do have quite a few Mouslings that seem rather seasonal....yep I'm in.
  13. 50211 Tommy the Wolfman

    Thanks. Rainy Grey and Flesh Wash are my favorite go tos when it comes to white.
  14. WizKids Zombies

    I refer to these two as "Mullet" and "Bub". I used Bronzed Skin with a wash of Druchii Violet highlighted with Bronzed Highlight which I really liked the results of. Bub's clothing was Vallejo German Field Grey and Luftwafe Uniform WW2, as I hadn't used those for anything yet and wanted to try them out. I discovered that after putting the Vallejo Matt Varnish on them that what once was dull is now glossy.
  15. WizKids Ghosts

    I used the same combo of copper verdigris wash and maggot white on these. For some reason any pictures I tried to take of other angles didn't come out well. Perhaps they're shy.