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  1. NebulousMissy

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    The spices in a Defcon One chili have been shown in lab studies to have antimicrobial properties. Garlic, onion, oregano, cumin, them peppers (capsicums), and the lime. There's a decent hypothesis that spices were used to keep foods safe to eat in hot climates for, well, all of the history. It would be why we evolved to like hot foods, because we selectively bred ourselves to eat safe, and therefore hot, foods. Defcon One chili is literally a self-administered medicine in this case. That and the dreaded Day After consequences of any chili that hot Flushes the system. The flu can try to take hold... It can try...
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    77511 Xiloxoch the Naga

    It's a versatile technique. I used it on a marilith once with purple as the base color, the flesh color layered on top. It's great for emphasizing an otherworldly quality.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Yes? I adore cats. I've spent most of my life with dogs. So... The answer is "yes"
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    77511 Xiloxoch the Naga

    Last weekend Xiloxoch the dear Naga had the chance to eat a few adventurers. She didn't succeed but one of them was poisoned to unconsciousness. His shoes were on so he endured a mustache drawn on his face. Here she is in her post-battle glory. Lapis lazuli for the headdress, painted with this great blue I have called "sample" then an overly transparent blue I tend to use as an ink. I won't name the ink-paint or its source; it's probably transparent like this because it was a bad bottle. Still, even as a factory mis-mix it's really useful. Skin was MSPHD Dragon Blue highlighted up with lots of thin mixings with P3 Ryn Flesh. Same type of highlighting on the belly scales. Purple is MSPHD Gem Purple with some drybrushed highlights out of this unmarked bottle I have here. (I'm really painting a picture about the health of my paint collection here ) Eyes are Vallejo Green Ochre. Pupils are big and round because biology, I took much of it. Those big round-pupiled eyes caused much unnerve among the players.
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    A late 2018 summary

    Interesting... They look good You could acquire another batch and paint them a different ghostly color. I've seen purple used to good ghostly effect. Or blue with a light drybrush of white. Or black ink mixed with a tiny dot of white to make it grey... Color coded ghostly units, makes for easier identification on the battlefield. "The green guys move up to attack your spearmen, the blue guys move up to attack your cavalry." Corporeal undead can take to inks just as easily. I used to knock out zombies with a greenish fleshy color then brown ink, green ink, splotches of purple, red, or black ink (vary it to add uniqueness to individual minis in a unit), then drybrush with original greenish fleshy color. The longest part was waiting for the inks to dry Draugr might require less inking, even. Depends on how rotten you want them to look.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Per Update #112 dated Jan 4, they were waiting on two final containers to ship. We won't know about any change to those two containers until this Friday Jan 25 due to PAX South. Still, I'm also antsy to get Bones 4 stuff in my hands. Stuff to dooooooooo...
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    It depends on when the minis get here. And how much time I have free. I might leap into Gauth. Or I might end up needing to toss together a pile of goblins. Or I might end up in the middle and go for da piggy. Or the stone dogs out of Fan Favorites. I haven't painted a decent Stone D00d in a while.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Customs is unfunded. Makes sense they'd be slow to let stuff in due to lack of being-paid.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Boredom may be getting to me. So I found this dusty clockwork dragon I bought a year ago and never put together. Should keep me busy another week.
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    A late 2018 summary

    Pile of d00ds! I'm interested in the story on that unit of green army men. Were they painted to be green army men? Or are they some sort of ghostlys? Made of green stone? Meant to be an invisible unit?
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    You might also want to consider the different departments of government. We all do different things. I, for example, am expected to finish 8 cases an hour. That's my funded rate. If I do less than that Congress gets mad. Many of these cases involve getting paperwork from people dealing with grief (the worst was a grieving parent, their 16 year old kid died after a summer job and I needed to refund the withheld taxes somehow). Many of them involve fat stacks of cash, 6-8 figures is not uncommon, and if I mess up I will have personally lost the government all that money. And now I've been handed military transcripts (those Nice Things people in combat zones get, the no fees and untaxed combat pay thing, I have to do it BY HAND) and the whole ITIN issue (ITINs expire, this is new and I have a few major law offices mad at me personally because I had to hand them a few thousand expired ITINs at once). I can totally get fired for personally losing the government several million dollars on one case, I've seen the results. I can totally get fired for accidentally giving a guy with an expired ITIN his $500 refund, the memo's circulated my unit twice. I can totally get arrested for not reporting a typo while typing in an SSN, it's called Unauthorized Access and the signs are posted all over the office listing the thousands of employees who've been fired/arrested/both. I can totally toss my hands up and burn out due to the dead-people accounts I work with, we lost 2 people out of my unit last year due to that kind of stress. A county clerk who issues marriage licenses is on an entirely different level. And yet I bet they're paid more than I am. I'm union to protect myself. I have a case in my inventory right now with a quarter of a million dollars sitting on it. I was working it when we shut down. I'm not allowed to finish working on it because of the shutdown. I refuse to be blamed for losing that money because I wasn't allowed to set foot in the office.
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    Raise your hand if it's snowing

    There is a guy outside trying to start his car. He's been trying off and on for the past 20 minutes. It's too cold for the car to start.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    It's too cold to paint.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Me: [looks] Dog! Wait, there's words. [reads] Animals or humans. There's humans? [squints] No, just dog. And bunny! What's the last one... oh hey boobs! Oh wait that's a cat. I'm sure this is some sort of psychology test. Perhaps attempting to show that humans consider other humans before any other sensory input? (it's a common hypothesis I find in armchair psych tests like this one) If so, I'd say that hypothesis got smacked down.
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    Raise your hand if it's snowing

    Just stupidly cold rain. The current temp is 38F, wind chill at 32F. We have a flood watch at the moment. And tomorrow night it's supposed to all freeze solid when the temp drops to 7F, wind chill at -15F
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