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About WhiteWulfe

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    Silly fox of sillyness!
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  1. WhiteWulfe

    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    I've never played woodsball (or even just rec paintball at an outdoor field), just the indoor stuff, which is predominately set up with a more Sup Airball kind of feel to them... Which isn't truly all that bad, assuming the field maintains things, changes it up every now and then, and of course, has refs that are paying attention. I wound up stopping because of finances, and travel. Even the in-town places are difficult to get to for me (at least an hour on the bus), and one of them I refuse to attend because their staff didn't even apologize when what could have been a medical emergency happened on the field (got hit off the break, then overshot, was hit right on one of the arteries leading to the brain, and, well... My next thought after shouting obscenities at the person who was targeting me that I was "dead and out of play, stop shooting so I can actually get up and off the field" was wondering why my glasses had shifted, my goggles were pressed firmly against my face, and why the astroturf was so close to my face. My team stopped playing, screaming "REF MAN DOWN!" while pointing at me, and refs just stood there. Player who overshot me apologized after the game, but didn't get chastised for having full auto enabled for over two seconds, and refs? They did absolutely nothing the entire time.) The other reason was I wanted to stop renting field gear, and get myself a fully kitted out CCM Series 6 or 6.5 (depends on the day, I honestly can't decide between the two). Still do. Yup, dust orange with black. It's just that what I want is $800 USD before shipping.... Errr, gawds, pre-productions are $1,141 USD nowadays. Wow.
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    Paintball. Because at least if I'm going to watch people yell at each other, they're also shooting each other! ...With paint filled gelatin capsules, but still.
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    Leg warmers never died out in the rave scene... Just sayin. Not that I've ever worn or contemplated such myself - I used to wear Original Swat boots (the brand) under a pair of Tripp NYC's.... Confused the living daylights out of various parts of the scene(s) I was part of, at least until my main hangout became New City Suburbs in Edmonton, then it just made sense.... Since nobody ever believed me that the reason I wore those was because they're comfy, and durable, but frequenting Suburbs "suddenly" meant that oh hey, he's mixing goth, punk, and rave. Nope, always was more of a dark raver than a graver (goth raver) but meh (That and I was more influenced by the cyberpunk and especially cybergoth stuff, plus a dose of gabber culture >.>;;;; ) I never did, but I'd rather throw a nerf football, or the various projectile items they make. Getting into wars with those is fun! Tripps don't count as parachute pants, and despite wanting a pair of 40" UFO's, I never did buy a pair. Yet. Still kind of want their shorts though. Impossible Project, aka "Polaroid Originals" probably makes film for it. it isn't the same formulation though, but supposedly it's close enough. Fuji also has a variety of instant film products, and has had such for quite some time - just never was as popular as Polaroid. Unlike Polaroid though, it's never been discontinued (sadly, a lot of Fuji's beloved film stocks have been, like Acros). I still kind of want to get my paws on a Lomography Lomo'Instant Automat Glass (Magellan Edition), but it's also $225 CAD, plus film (which is $1-1.50 CAD per shot, depending on how many you buy), which kind of takes away that whole impulse purchase option...
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    I wound up choosing micro four thirds almost by accident... Well, a bunch of research thinking I wanted a hybrid camera (I've yet to shoot any video with it, and I've had it a year and a half now), and how I felt weather sealing was an absolute must (I... Get nervous having my camera out when it's raining, so, uhm, yeah... And have decided if I truly want to get soaking wet and have smeared glasses vision, I'll just pick up an Olympus TG-5, because it laughs at Alberta rain - it might have trouble with sideways omg I can't see anything New Zealand rain though)... Okay, fine, one of the final determining factors was I only had $1,200 CAD to spend, and lo and behold, that's what the G85 was. The D7200 I really wanted at the time was $500 more, and since I was so adamant about the weather sealing I didn't look at the competent, and fully functional D5x00 series cameras... I do suspect weight plays a factor for me though, since I'm the camera mule, which means at the moment that's two bodies and thee lenses... Eventually will be two bodies and six lenses plus other random stuff (water, and snacks).. ^_^;;; One of these days I wouldn't mind taking a DSLR out for a spin to see how they are (aka what I'd like and such about them in actual usage)... Doubly so given that all the micro four thirds cameras I really enjoy the feel of have DSLR styled grips to them. A coworker owns a D7200 paired with the Sigma lens that popular for all in one landscape (18-135 I think?) and while it is noticeably heavier, I'm curious how it feels in use. He's also pretty much asked if he can give the G9 a whirl if/when I buy one.. I'm still debating. I do like it, but we are talking a lot of money for what truly is a few more megapixels, better in body image stabilization, the ability to actually take decently long exposures (although bloom can be an issue alongside some hot pixels), and that Nikon style power switch. Oh, and the hair trigger shutter release button. Right now it really is lenses versus a new body, and I'd greatly prefer the lenses, doubly so that 15mm PanaLeica. The 42.5mm is more because I actually wind up shooting a decent amount of photos at what a "standard" portrait lens is good for (my 12-60, upon analyzing, tends to be at either 17-18mm, or 40-42mm when in use... Ignoring use for minis anyways, where I take two more steps back and have it at 60mm to isolate more of the background clutter). Oh, and the quasi-macro capabilities it has, that sucker can focus in pretty closely. But yes, definitely have to agree - use what works for oneself, and know the tradeoffs you're accepting with what you choose Such is also why, despite wanting one, I probably will never get the Olympus 60mm macro lens. It's an awesome lens, but.. I'm almost never anywhere near that close (and if I was, knowing me I'd make use of the Olympus 40-150 to get close, but not disturb what I making photos of)
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    Loke Battle Mat's The Dungeon

    Tempting.... Even if I don't do this kind of thing, it's still tempting ^_^;;;;
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    I plan on getting back into it this year, but alongside digital, and aim for 1-2 rolls a month... Most likely the "weirder" (or "artsier") ones like the Cinestill offerings. Odds are it will be some sort of Canon FD based system, for two reasons. 1) Cheap and plentiful, and 2)they play very VERY well with micro four thirds cameras (if you use adapters, of course). There's also more native Panoramic cameras out there for film - digital pretty much only has ONE camera you can do this with (Sigma Quattro series). Note I'm referring to natively doing this, and seeing it in your viewfinder, not thinking ahead and cropping in post, or stitching multiple exposures together. I definitely have to agree, even if I do still love film photography. Infrared photography for example, is a LOT easier to do with a digital camera, assuming you take care of all of the other factors (hot spots being the biggest one). There used to be AeroChrome, but that's been disco'd for a while, plus the sensitivity of most film dies off by 700nm or so, which only gives you near-ir photography. Digital it's simply a case of swapping which filter you have, and most sensors will see upwards of 1000nm or so. Interestingly enough, this is something I've wound up having to go through recently... I really, REALLY wanted the new Lumix G95, as it has a few things my current camera doesn't, or at least are annoying on... Significantly lower dark current energy (long exposure noise), to the point where if it's how some rumours are (GX9 sensor and processing) it would be one of the cleanest micro four thirds cameras on a three minute exposure (the GH5S pretty much wins in that department), a slight bump in resolution, and dedicated easily accessed buttons for white balance, ISO, and exposure compensation without having to be a contortionist to use them. Oh right, and it would use the same batteries as my G85, which is handy. The problem? it's $1,800 CAD, and they're only offering it as a kit with the Lumix 12-60 lens... Which I already own. Europeans got the newly redone 14-140 lens as a kit option, but not North America... So I did a quick calculation on what that same amount of cash could get me, especially after discovering that the Lumix G9 (a really nice stills camera, albeit larger than the G85) is $200 CAD cheaper than the G95 at the moment... Yeah, I could get the two lenses I want (PanaLeica 15mm f1.7, and Lumix 42.5mm f1.7) as well as send my G85 in for full spectrum modification, and have money left over to buy a few of KolariVision's filters too (since they'd be needed after modification). Yeah, uhm... I'll take the lenses. Still is tempting to get the G9 though, as it would be a lot easier to pursue my nighttime photography passion without having to carry around a tripod... Only thing is whether or not it's worth that $1,600 CAD to me for the moderate bump up in what the body can do (like actually be able to do long exposures)
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    So is AdBlockPlus alongside uBlock Origin
  8. Same! ...Two is more than one......
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    By dragonlock... Are they fat dragon files in that bundle? ... Sorry, I couldn't resist commenting on at least one of the things in that bundle...
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    Yeah, I'd say don't look if you want to keep wallet intact. I just looked. My reaction was "ooh. Ooooooooooooh"
  11. WhiteWulfe

    Galladoria Games Rise of the Mimics 2!

    Guess it is true then: have a box of doggie treats, and dogs don't really care who you are, or in this case... What you are. Give the dog a few pets on the head, and you have a steady supply of food being brought to you...
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    One I didn't destroy in two weeks or less, and didn't impede my ability to move. Unsurprisingly, this is still pretty much my main qualification I hold for any piece of clothing I wear.. Oh, and had minimal to no branding on it. Cotton blend t-shirts are usually the most popular for me (Adidas makes some really comfy t-shirts, and some of them are only adorned with a small logo!), but lately the Under Armor UV blocking black ones are my absolute favourite. So much so hubby tried to steal them, because he likes them too! Yes, today's letter of the day is clearly the letter "M", and you prefer groups with three syllables to their name *nods sagely* I suspect that previous paragraph should have been in purple, but oh well
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Barely have anything in the door storage, oddly enough. Besides, I'm not comfortable with putting a 4L jug of milk in the fridge door, whether it fits or not - it'll be at a lower, more stable temperature on the shelf! Oddly enough apparently it's a common complaint with this particular fridge. Easiest fix? Swap the door so the hinge is on the left, and apparently it's more balanced. I will check the feet though as a just in case. Door on the old one was a LOT lighter, so that probably helped it too, with the whole easy to close thing
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    They left me the bottom of the box, with Styrofoam in it... Does that count? They did take away the old fridge that killed a jug of milk in three or four days though, so I'm calling that a definite gain... Still getting used to the fact it's more of a soft hum when it kicks in now (oh, and the complimentary back warmer built into the sides when it kicks in, since it uses the sides instead of a row of coils in the back) versus a click of a relay then WHURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR that was reasonably audible... Definitely nice to have a fridge with temperature zones I can actually control... 4C where the milk goes is a good thing (instead of 11C if it's up front, -8C if it's too close to the back, etc), and that was only after like half an hour of being on. Never did take the IR thermometer to the fridge again to see how it balanced out.... Kind of curious though... Only gripe I have is my fridge door doesn't close as easily as the old one did, so we're contsntly having to make sure it's actually closed. Front door holds like twice the stuff it used to though...
  15. It's even more telling in that pic, but that's partially why I have two ordered, and hope to get a few more They're gorgeous! (not quite as gorgeous as my 1:48 scale A10 I am very slowly putting together, but still - that's kind of an unfair comparison anyways! - I bet there's more detail on the resin Tsuiseki though!)
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