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  1. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    8 hours of no movement in the Randomness thread? Odd, suspicious even...almost as if...ye Gods! The Zognoids! The invasion has begun! To the Potato Cannons!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I wish you luck, and if you've got the union backing you up that will eliminate or tone down a lot of the jackelfery that new management teams/new owners like to pull.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Of course they were unclear! The Lizard People never are open about their plans! You may want to begin scouting for another job. Hopefully you won't need to go that route, but it never hurts to be prepared. Every place I've worked at that this has happened has gone downhill in a very short amount of time. From my experience the best thing to do when this happens is to be among the first to get out, both to avoid the demoralization and to avoid the competition for other similar positions elsewhere when the mass exodus begins.
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    Getting to Know You :: December 2018 Edition

    There have been certain occasions when the ingredients did not survive long enough for any cooking to take place.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So the plan is to hook up laser cannons to the cyborg houseplants so that they can defend us from the Zognoids? Sounds good to me. Although if the Zognoids are the source of the Dominos Noid from the 80s, them and me got a score to settle....
  6. Even with last month's minis still grumbling on the table, like a Lovecraftian protagonist I shamble onward further...for All Months Are One in Yog-Sothoth! IA! IA!...sorry about that...anyhow here are the upcoming victims.... Santa Mousling and Helper, who are mostly done thankfully. Two Mariel Twinspars. They will be the 3rd and 4th time painting her, and are intended as gifts for the long suffering waitresses who put up with me each Weds. These having an actual time limit, will be started later today. Two Shrines, an Obelisk, and an Eldritch Demon. Only 3 terrain pieces this time so hopefully grey fatigue won't be an issue. 5 Cultists. I'm hoping I can get the Witch Hunters done and off the table before starting these because they're gonna brawl if I don't! 5 Deep Ones. I may attempt some converting/limb movement on the Bones Priest so as to differenciate him from his metal counterpart. The Santa Dwarf is the only other actual Christmas mini in the lineup, (but who knows what the 12 days of Reaper might bring..) and both version of S'Kara the Skoli who I have a vague plan to work into a project involving York Peppermint Patties... And Vikings. Because nothing captures the spirit of the Holidays quite like Vikings! They're might wind up in the January thread however, depending on how far out of the hole I can dig myself...
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    Review: Mini Palettes by Stephanie Law

    Yep. I too am a devotee of the Lid. With certain things I find myself completely unable to change.
  8. Even as the forces of Old Night remain on the painting table, stalwart souls rise up to receive paint and do battle against them. Also there are mice. A lot of mice, who have been very patiently waiting on the table for almost a year now to be completed. Seeing as how the Thanksgiving season has room for festive rodents alongside bad*** gun slinging pilgrims of faith and fury, this month's WIP will be dedicated to both. The Witch Hunter Captain is a Mordheim mini that I started 14 years ago. (I feel old now) He's mostly completed and it's interesting to look at him and see just how far I'd gotten skill wise and compare my best work of then to my work now. I've levelled up a bit, but what I was able to accomplish with the GW paint pots which I'd never mastered the art of mixing colors with, rather suprised me. The mice to the front left are two of the three Thanksgiving Mouslings and the only actual Thanksgiving minis I have. The Pilgrim Mouse I did manage to get done last November as well as a few from the Mousling Tavern set. The others will be in the first batch not only because they have been very patient with me, but because they're also almost done and I've already squandered a bit of time this month getting my sleep schedule sorted out.
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    The Purification of November, Witch Hunters and Mice

    The previous batch is now waiting for the sealer to dry and needs basing. Meanwhile an angry mob has gathered upon the table... Hopefully these will be able to be done faster as I'm going to need the bottle cap holders for the Dec. minis. Also the mice are armed this time unlike the Tavern ones so I doubt they'll be patient much longer... Eep!
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    Getting to Know You :: December 2018 Edition

    I have no clue, but today is the aniversary of the disappearance of Flight 19 in 1945.
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    Getting to Know You :: December 2018 Edition

    That is the eventual goal, half the house library, other half mini display.
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    Getting to Know You :: December 2018 Edition

    Yep. As to how many are on the reread list I couldn't say, as that list is pretty much all of them. (and I've never managed to get an accurate count of just how many books I own, but it's in the hundreds and if I had enough shelf space I didn't have to double stack them, they probably take over the whole room.) I mostly reread depending on mood and by which ones I've forgotten the most parts of. Also I read very quickly so new books don't remain unread for long, which was getting to be quite a pain, as I kept scouring the Half Prices of Austin in search of a new fix.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Look at what your heresy has done to you! You're contemplating spending hard earned money on fake cheese. You're planning to fill the air with and breath in the fumes of said fake cheese! Can you not see what you have become?! Arch Heretics are bound by more rules than anyone. It began with defiling the Sacred Brew with dairy products, now even pure dairy products you turn away from for the plastic ones! You're follow the Law of Entropy! You've been ensnared by the wiles of Abomination Santa who is using you to get to your minis, and has deceived you into thinking your chains are freedom!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Arch Heretics do NOT get cloaks! They are condemned to losing their Cheese privileges, they are allowed only Valveeta: the Anti Cheese!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Everyone! Seize the Spoons of Correction! The Heretics are upon us! That depends upon whether the ice cream itself is "Coffee flavored" thru the use of industrial alchemy: ie the "flavor labs", in which case it is not a violation of the 3rd law, but still disturbing. If added to actual Coffee then it is in violation of the 3rd Law and thus heresy. (root beer is the intended liquid vector for ice cream, especially if a bit of Canadian Mist is mixed in.)
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Ack! The heresy intensifies!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The use of milk and cream is the most common violation of the 3rd Law of Agamenthar, which states " Thou shalt not adulterate the Sacred Brew save for three things, Sugar, Booze, and the Blood of thy enemies." The "blood of enemies" things is there due to the fact that having open mugs on the battlefield make it rather unavoidable at some point, and to dump the Coffee would be Heresy. As to levels of heresy, there are Arch Heretics, but I will not teach you how to fall further down that path from common violation! This is within the 3rd Law and acceptable. The type of booze matters not. Having reflected upon these matters, I see now the insidious claw of Abomination Santa behind the recent heresies. The Foul Fiend seeks to corrupt the painters of minis, so that he may call upon and animate our Figmentian Legions to further his Perfidious Plans....
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Yep. Our Coffee God Agamenthar came close to ending our world during Glitterwolf's Getting To Know You thread because of this sort of thing. Luckily we were saved at the 11th hour by the efforts of Bigfoot, Elvis, and Batboy who all put in some heavy overtime on that one.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Nolinor Aviation pilots on November 24th 8:30pm local time, reported a ufo over North Baffin Island in Nunavut Canada. Several possibilities: 1: A ufo checking out the mine. 2: At least one Forumite has managed to find a way to bypass the Canadian Postal System and get the minis in Prohibition style. (I've been expecting this, but extra points for style are in order.) 3: Abomination Santa sighting. 4: Buglips.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Consulting the Inquisiting Hat*.....the sentence for heresy shall be.... Spoon to the knuckles! *(it's kinda like the Sorting Hat, except it bellows out punishments and chants to itself in High Gothic.)
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Due to multiple instances of heresy upon this thread, the Inquisiting Hat has been brought out, along with the Spoon of Correction.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The sugar is fine....but cream....EXTRA HERESY!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    "Nasty taste" ? But....that's Heresy!
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    Getting to Know You :: December 2018 Edition

    Last year due to space concerns was a small Lego tree. So fake. Most years since 2010, and again for this year, my Charlie Brown Tree replica, so again fake. Real trees are asking for trouble. That's how Sonny Bono got killed. It went down like this...trees possess a great deal of patience but it eventually runs out. So after decades of being lopped down, dragged to used car lots, then having their corpses further mutilated to fit in the living room, and followed up by being thrown out in the trash a few days after Christmas, their rage has been building. So when they learned that Sonny Bono was elected to Congress, the trees figured he might be sympathetic to their plight and put a stop to it. He told them what they wanted to hear and by 1998 the trees had figured that they'd been lied to and took revenge. The media called it a "skiing accident", and buried the footage of the Pine trees going at him with aluminum baseball bats. There have been other incidents along these lines, but so far Bigfoot has been running interference for us so they aren't as prevelent as they might otherwise be. In short, getting a real tree might make one a target for the other ones....
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Have you considered the possibility that your coworkers are draining your Vital Essence? Ask them directly and if they show signs of guilt, smite them with a broom or mop until they cease! In any event I proscribe Reeces Cups and Coffee. Or if you're a soup cultist, something heavily creamed with chicken in it.
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