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  1. Xiwo Xerase

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I had to take my painting stuff out of my luggage because there wasn't the room. I'm disappointed but I'm sure I'll find other things to do while on vacation. Maybe I should use this as excuse to paint while I'm waiting on the shuttle to the airport.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    I say 'tomato' as tuh-may-toe. Roughly. These days, pronunciations don't bother me as long as they can be understood. I shouldn't judge how people pronounce things either. I have a weird not-quite-British accent (a combination of growing up watching Doctor Who and being exposed to speech synthesizers at an early age) and I mispronounce words because I've read them and not really paid attention to how other people pronounce them. (Why are there silent l's in English? Who thought that was a good idea?) It's embarrassing when people point out how I've mispronounced something.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    A way to live comfortably without the stress of working and yet with enough money to indulge in personal hobbies. If that's not an option, faster-than-light travel and anti-agathics would be nice.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    I have been enjoying the new BattleTech computer game, but that shouldn't be much surprise. I haven't been able to play a board or card game for months.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    This time next week, I embark on a trip to a fantasy writing convention in Minneapolis with my wife. I plan to play hooky for some of it though and go sightseeing (and shopping - I like to visit gaming stores when I'm traveling to see what they have that I can't easily get at home). Fallout Shelter Arcade is high on my list of things to do (I've never played in a BattleTech pod and I'm not sure I'll get the opportunity again). This will also be my first time flying with mini painting supplies, assuming I have room.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    This sounds like an imaginary biology problem. Understand as given: Biology is the study of systems of biochemical processes. Biochemistry is a specific application of chemistry. Chemistry is a specific application of physics. Therefore, an imaginary biology problem can be treated as a specific case of a more general imaginary physics problem. Therefore, exam credit will only be given for the general case of the imaginary physics problem. (Hint: Start by postulating a spherical chicken of zero mass and infinite charge.)
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Glad it went well! I'm not sure about taking a nap but I would recommend relaxing.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    Other people's art, photography, and costumes for colors and effects. Sometimes the miniatures themselves suggest certain things, which then need more research.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    I know he's a (fictitious) sentient being, but can I pick Zathras?
  10. Painting has been slow going because I haven't had free time when I have enough focus. But here's where she stands now: I'm currently working on her staff. I've been putting off working on her face. There's an errant stroke on her dress from when I was painting her bodice which I need to fix. (I can barely see it in hand, so this is an advantage of pictures.) Her right hand needs to be cleaned up too. And apparently I forgot to shade her leather bracelets so I'll need to do that too. (In retrospect, they're probably supposed to be metal but leather made more sense at the time.) In case you were wondering, the bit peeking out of her bag that you can see on the left side is a book. I think I need to line between the bag and the book to better differentiate the two leather colors.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    So I came up with this question after finding 01444: Monique DeNoir (54mm) buried in the special edition miniatures category in the store (although that might be my fault since I tend to sort items by SKU). I don't remember seeing a release announcement for this figure. (I suspect this is a rerelease of a 30xxx Master Series miniature but I'm not certain.) One of my favorite figures is 03073: Sarah the Seeress, who appears to be a sensibly dressed adventuring sorceress. I'm also fond of Talin's art book (25008: The Art of Reaper Bones by Talin), which I believe was originally released as an add-on for Bones 3.
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    Reaper classes?

    We will! I'll try not to make you sick of me by the end of it!
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    Reaper classes?

    I decided. My class list is: Thursday: 1000-1145 Blending -- Layering and Feathering (Markon) 1300-1445 Good Fast Painting (Wolter) Friday: 1000-1445 Total Metal!!! - A Complete NMM Bootcamp (Markon) Saturday: 1000-1145 Flesh and Faces (Saturday) (Hartwell) 1700-1845 Exotic Non-Metallic Metal (Markon)
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    Reaper classes?

    I'm still trying to decide between 'Blending -- Layering and Feathering' and 'Multicultural Skin Tones' on Thursday. Both would definitely be useful. (I suppose I could take both but that would put me at three classes on Thursday and I'm not sure I want to do that.)
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    Reaper classes?

    As in: You just received a receipt? When I go to the purchase page, it does not show any of my previous purchases. I'm actually not sure where to see the classes I've actually registered for other than in my email. Those of us who order classes in more than one session will need to remember which classes we've already registered for.
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